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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-14-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Exhaust Studs: Are they pressed in?

I am working on the first bolt. The copper nut rounded off so I to cut it and the bolt off flush with the flange. Now I am trying to push the stud back out through the exhaust flange(s).

My indy...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-06-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
My aftermarket alternator has a whine to it which...

My aftermarket alternator has a whine to it which is pretty prominent at startup... quiets down a little bit after getting warmed, but still rather noticeable. Next atlernator will be considered for...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-06-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,168
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
I think another cause might be excessive lock to...

I think another cause might be excessive lock to lock steering usage. e.g., parking lot maneuvering around in tight spaces. The boot is bent and deformed more than normal when it is subject to...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-05-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Source for Front Prop Shaft and/ Transfer Cse

Anyone know where to source certified rebuilt Transfer Cases and/or Front Drive shafts (from Trans Case to Front Diff)?

I see a lot of used parts on eBay, but there is no guarantee they're not...
Forum: E46 Touring 10-09-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Nice Write UP.... I left mine open w/o trim

This is one of the first mods done when I got my 2001 xit ten years ago. I like the appearance of a smoother roofline. At first I used the trim with some makeshift fillers, but after a while I...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-22-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
The noise caused by rusted ebrake parts was...

The noise caused by rusted ebrake parts was prevalent whether the brakes were applied or not. I heard the noise all the time, which is why I assumed it was a bearing or some other part not connected...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-10-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,831
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Scraping noise from the rear end turned out to be...

Scraping noise from the rear end turned out to be rusted ebrake parts scraping against corroded rear rotor drum surface. First sounded like either wheel bearing, tires, or something in the driveline...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-10-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Noise in Rear Wheel Bearing Turned Out to be Rusty E-Brake

I began to hear rumbling or a 'wear noise' coming from somewhere in the rear of the car. After rotating tires to eliminate that noise, I jacked up all four wheels, started the engine, and put it in...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-02-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,794
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
If the jack is positioned directly under the lift...

If the jack is positioned directly under the lift pad, all of the weight is taken by the pad structure... the pin takes no weight, it only secures and locates the pad.

I also was worried that...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-02-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,794
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Why don't you just buy the OEM pad? Then you can...

Why don't you just buy the OEM pad? Then you can jack the front end w/o going through all of this. It is cheap and snaps in place. Nothing could be easier.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-21-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,563
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Here is a good wheel size calculator. These aid...

Here is a good wheel size calculator. These aid in determining whether new wheels will fit your car.

http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-18-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,523
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Control arm bushing are right underneath the...

Control arm bushing are right underneath the outboard front corners of your seats. CAB for sure.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-12-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
A Relief to See Clean Underbody Panels

I was anxious in pulling the underbody panels because there were oil spots collecting on the panel insides under the rear main seal. At 100,000 miles, it could be time for a new rear main, or oil...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-06-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,563
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Well it is an xi and not a lowrider. Stock...

Well it is an xi and not a lowrider. Stock springs and shocks so you're going to get the stagecoach look. This is the same combo on the OEM 17" sport package.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-06-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,563
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
http://gordonrichards.net/BMW/frontqtr.1.JPG ...

http://gordonrichards.net/BMW/frontqtr.1.JPG

ASA AR1s 17x8 - The wheel is cast not forged. They are inexpensive at approx. $135 per wheel, and are on the heavy side at 23 lbs each. The 8" rim...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-21-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Front drive axle spline is very tight fit into hub

Has anyone found a good way to clean up the drive axle splines and/or the hub spines? The axle was was very tight in the hub to remove, and I'd like to fix that before I reinstall them.

I have...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-03-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 37,452
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
I use speedbleeders on all my cars. They even...

I use speedbleeders on all my cars. They even work on the 300zx hydraulic clutch slave cylinder.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-23-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,512
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Should have also replaced the Valve Cover Gasket

After replacing both the Oil Filter Housing Gasket and CCV, I thought the smoking would be fixed; but it turns out there is still a little smoke emanating from the passenger side bell housing area. ...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-18-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,658
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
I used the Redline 75W90 also. I had changed...

I used the Redline 75W90 also. I had changed both axles, about a year apart; and changed the fluid both times. The second time fluid was still pretty rank, after only a year in the diff. So I just...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-17-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,512
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
As a matter of followup to my original post; the...

As a matter of followup to my original post; the leak was indeed sourced to the OFGH. I won't bother posting a pic because it looked exactly like all the others with oil settled into the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-17-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
I am 67 and retired, so we are similar in that...

I am 67 and retired, so we are similar in that respect. In my spare time, I like to work on the BMW and other cars. It is a hobby and I truly enjoy it. However, I would never attempt to bring back...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-15-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,407
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Good post w/ lots of good info; except about...

Good post w/ lots of good info; except about crossing radials over the other side. You are correct in that when radials were first introduced it was not recommended to switch a radial to the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-14-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
They will fit fine.

They will fit fine.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-14-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,806
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Why not rebuild your existing Axles?

Reading all the posts about axle shafts that are too small for the boots, or boots not fitted correctly, or Chinese junk breaking down way too soon. Why not stick with your OEM drive axles and have...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-14-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,512
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Thx Schloe. I also ordered parts for the CCV Oil...

Thx Schloe. I also ordered parts for the CCV Oil Separator. Since the alternator is off and the PS pump pulled to the side, I'll swap out the CCV. The car has 96K, so I may as well get it done now...
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