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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-05-02, 09:18 PM
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Replacing Starter Motor on MPFI GAS


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-06-02, 07:59 AM
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LOL.. There a bit of a dog huh!

I have seen that top bolt make grown men cry. The easiest way to get the thing off is by using a few extension bars, and uni joints so you can undo it from the front of the manifold.

Also, while I was under your car I noticed that your +ve power lead to your starter was damaged. It had a split in it's insulation. You might want to change it or something.

Good Luck.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-06-02, 11:57 AM
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be glad u havent got a bmw. They really screwed up with them. older ones u simply cant get at it without taking the manifold off and some newer ones have a nut an bolt an u cant get to the nut. Assholes!
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-06-02, 05:41 PM
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Re: top bolt

i've worked on bmw's when i was workin for another pannel shop, and i thought htat they were the BEST car ever to work on, so i don't know, maby the take more time wif the body, then everything else..
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-07-02, 08:54 AM
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that was my only gripe, although the inlet manifold was awkward to get off it could be done ok with the right tools and knowing where the sodding nuts were cos u cant see them. could get a bmw head off an stripped in 45 minutes. They were ok to work on. The only time i met the nut on the starter was on a 318 manual and got absolutely stumped putting a starter bolt in on an old 535csi coupe
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-07-02, 09:45 PM
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Re: bmw

I saw that thanx Bass... All fixed! :D
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