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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-02-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By 62RDSTR
A little of both: 2/6/06 (57k) - New Rotors...

A little of both:

2/6/06 (57k) - New Rotors / Brakes
- This was preventive

2/20/06 (57k) - Camshaft sensors
- I had a huge puff of smoke come out of my car when this went. The car drove ok...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-27-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By 62RDSTR
Thanks...I've been pulling old PS fluid out of...

Thanks...I've been pulling old PS fluid out of reservoir and replacing it with new stuff and letting it mix in; however, I haven't fully emptied and refilled. I'll add that to the list.

jim
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-27-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By 62RDSTR
100K Coming Up

Hey folks,

My 2001 330Xi is sitting at around 93k and I am starting to plan for routine maintenance this April. Below is a quick history of stuff that has been done. I need a little advice on...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 02-25-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,699
Posted By 62RDSTR
Lowered price to $150

Lowered price to $150
Forum: Suspension and Braking 02-23-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,699
Posted By 62RDSTR
They lower the car 1.2" in front, and 1.0" in the...

They lower the car 1.2" in front, and 1.0" in the rear.

I updated the original post with a picture of them on the car. I'll swap over to my MAC side later and provide a better picture.

Jim
Forum: Wheels and Tires 02-22-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By 62RDSTR
The front wheels have an offset of approximately...

The front wheels have an offset of approximately 38mm
The rear wheels have an offset of approximately 44mm

The rear rims have have some pitting/scares but I wouldn't call it curb/road rash but...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 02-22-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By 62RDSTR
19" 2001 330XI Rims and Tires

Set of four low-profile rims for BMW and others (staggered setup). Bolt pattern is 5/120. Rims do have tires on them.

Two 8.5/19" ASA AR1 Rims (Polished Aluminum/Silver finish)
Two 9.5/19" ASA...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 02-22-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,699
Posted By 62RDSTR
H&R Lowering Springs & Struts for 01-05 330XI

For sale is a set of H&R Sport Lowering Springs for 01-05 BMW 330XI.

The rear springs have never been used.
The front springs have about 16,000 miles (2 years old).

Included with the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-11-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By 62RDSTR
I had similar issue with some clunk/rattle...

I had similar issue with some clunk/rattle pulling out of driveway and going over small bumps. Replaced the sway bar links and that care of the issue.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-09-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,285
Posted By 62RDSTR
Its hard to say what BMW may be doing; it could...

Its hard to say what BMW may be doing; it could be that the boxes I got were sitting on the shelf for a while and all boots have transitioned.

My understanding is when you hear a clicking that the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-09-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,554
Posted By 62RDSTR
I could never find an aftermarket spring/strut...

I could never find an aftermarket spring/strut designed for OEM ride height and feel. I had to break down and buy OEM parts.



Jim
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-08-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,285
Posted By 62RDSTR
Hi Just finished replacing struts, springs,...

Hi

Just finished replacing struts, springs, and cv boots on both axels. The reason I did all of this was twofold. First, I lowered the 330xi and also put some 19" rims on back in 2005. Shortly...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-08-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,740
Posted By 62RDSTR
Ended up using some aftermarket CV boot clamps...

Ended up using some aftermarket CV boot clamps from NAPA. They fit much tighter and, for now, the spewing has stopped.

Thanks,
jim
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-08-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,740
Posted By 62RDSTR
Hose Clamp vs CV Boot Clamp

Hi folks,

Thanks to the forum, I embarked on replacing my springs, struts, and fixing a torn outer CV boot on a 330xi.

It was a pain but I did get everything done. I ended up replacing all CV...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-29-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By 62RDSTR
Strut shaft length

I just received new struts for 2001 330xi. The shaft from the base of the strut to the lip where top collar sits is only about 3.75 inches. The old ones I'm taking off are about two inches longer....
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-29-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By 62RDSTR
Used a neighbors press. Jim

Used a neighbors press.

Jim
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-29-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By 62RDSTR
Thanks for the info but not related. I'm trying...

Thanks for the info but not related. I'm trying to remove the CV triple bearing from the axel - not the wheel bearing.

Jim
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-29-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By 62RDSTR
Triple Bearing Removal

Hey Folks


I'm half-way done replacing my struts/springs/ and repairing a torn cv-boot. I have everything torn apart and the axel removed but I cannot remove the triple bearing from the axel.
...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-20-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 43,059
Posted By 62RDSTR
2001 330xi purchased in 2004 with 47,000....

2001 330xi purchased in 2004 with 47,000. Currently has 85,000.

Worst thing was water pump failure where the pump shaft locked up which basically exploded my entire cooling system. This dameged...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-05-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 313
Posted By 62RDSTR
Torque Specs on 2001 330xi H&R Spring Install

Hey Folks,

My 2001 330xi was lowered a couple of years ago using a brand called K&W. Shortly after springs were installed, I've been hearing "bumps". I ignored it for a while but the other day I...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-17-2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By 62RDSTR
Welcome, I see your in Shakespeare country!...

Welcome,

I see your in Shakespeare country! Beautiful region of the UK. I sure wish I could be there now; well, maybe in August.

Jim
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-17-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By 62RDSTR
Hello from Rocket City

Hi,

My name is Jim and I'm currently residing in Madison, AL. I'm driving a 2001 330xi that I original bought in Germany (US spec) in 2004. Its been a great car but running into a few minor and...
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