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      07-02-2017, 04:18 AM   #8
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Drives: 2012 335i Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Vancouver, Canada

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Buddy I just replaced my Starter 2 days ago.
My Strarter went without any morning drive it worked.
came home, Parked it....evening wife was not able to start it.

Not sure which e90 you have....but remove windshield cowling...and air filter.
then I lined up two 3/8 extensions a 6 inch and a 3 inch.
and the gap between last two intake port towards the windshield...... slide these extensions and you should be on top the starter.
just hammer it lightly.....
(when you drive a nail into wood.....the first few taps are just to make the nail stand....that is max force)

light taps.

mine started like that.
but follow NGEE's DIY guide.
and the specialty tool he stated it a MUST.
no way without it.
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