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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 12-14-2004, 08:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so i finally bought new belts(the squeaking got really bad). THey are the better grade ones..14 bucks each or something...hopefully its worth it.
But anyways anyone have any pointers or has anyone done it before? Am i going to have to take out the radiator or what? My dad and I can do it...i just want a heads up.

I also bought some belt spray that should help the belts last longer...anyone know about this stuff..supposed to be good?

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what is the stuff called? if its belt dressing dont use it it dries out the belts...

The best tip i can offer is consult your Bentley Manual...
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1/2 inch of slack in the belts....NO MORE NO LESS!!!!!.
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what is the stuff called? if its belt dressing dont use it it dries out the belts...

The best tip i can offer is consult your Bentley Manual...
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alright i wont use the belt dressing then...it works on the old belts...no squeaking till i change them atleast

I dont have abently....expensive..but i got a chilton maual from Kragen...it doesnt have very good directions/pointers. Ima do it today with my dad, wither that or tomarow ill send it in to this BMW guy i know, he can prolly change them in like two hours. (ill go xmas shopping meanwhile)

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