Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Re: What else do I need while I am "here"..?
I've seen mixed reviews on using LEDS in place of bulbs in the instrument panel. If they are too bright, it is a PITA to go back and install bulbs again.
With fuel injection and a computer keeping everything running under a wide range of conditions, there isn't any provision for a tune up.
Plugs, yup; check 'tapet" clearance and replace-move around buckets, yup.
You can see if they throttle cables on your LT are the latest generation.
Most mount the additional fuse block under the passenger seat.
There is a "kit" one can install in the radio before the amplifier(s) die---a common problem with this particular radio. The kit is actually a fully assembled amplifier board one solders into, onto the PCB.
I looked at replacing the fuel lines from the fuel rail to the tank and couldn't find mention of anyone having to do that. i inspected mine, found one small area with a rub mark, and just padded that are.
I don't remember when BMW installed quick disconnects? My 00 didn't have them. Some years BMW used plastic ones that many people replaced with meatl ones.
Another common item to replace are the shocks. Or, replace the springs.
you can add tapping the threads on the frame for the tupperware. Sometimes they need a gentile touch up when it's difficult to get the bolt aligned correctly. i have extra gold colored fastners that are the equavelent of a nut, used on the tipper ware.
It will save you a lot of headaches if you remove a little of the meatal oh the J-hooks in the trunk's latching. Just make the inside of the J a little deeper. this prevents the trunk handle breakage. If I fremember correctly removing one of the J-hooks accomplishes the same thing.
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