“Like” us on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/BavarianAutosport
“Follow” us on Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/BavAuto
“Subscribe” to us on YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/BavarianAuto
Visit our online store – http://www.bavauto.com/
All of the items shown in these videos are available in our online store at http://www.bavauto.com/. Need additional tech help? Please visit our tech blog for thousands of Tech and DIY BMW and MINI articles at: http://blog.bavauto.com/
In this DIY and How-To video, we’ll show you how to remove and replace the engine accessory serpentine drive belt, the air conditioning belt and the tensioner and idler pulleys. A 2001 3.0i Z3 with the M54 engine was used for this video. The procedures shown can be applied, in general, to most BMW models that have serpentine type accessory drive belts. This includes most 6-cylinder models from the early ’90s on and all V8 models.
Note that the models shown here uses a mechanical type belt tensioner for both the main belt and the AC belt. Some models employ a hydraulic tensioner assembly. The replacement procedures are slightly different, as they are for the V8 models. The applicable Bentley repair manual will address the details for various models.
Bentley repair manuals:
Fan clutch removal tools:
Belts and pulleys;
All products noted in this video can be purchased in our online store, http://www.bavauto.com/, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are also welcome to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call into our headquarters and speak to our knowledgeable advisors at (800) 535-2002 (Mon.-Thurs. 8AM to 9PM EST, Fri. 8AM to 7PM EST, and Sat. 9AM to 4PM EST).