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Forum: General E46 Forum 11-06-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By gcvpi09
Sluggish Speedometer

Title sort of says it all.

My speedometer is slow to get started moving and is slow to react to speed changes. This is a relatively new occurrence. Speedo has been working fine up until two weeks...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-16-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By gcvpi09
thanks for the idea fisher, only problem is that...

thanks for the idea fisher, only problem is that the male component is stripped in my scenario. Not sure the permatex will work for me.

The first picture below is the bolt as it presents on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-16-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By gcvpi09
Exhaust hanger thread stripped

I had a rear end rattle, jumped under the car. Sure enough, one of rear exhaust hangers is broken and useless. Easy enough, ordered a new one from Turner, also ordered a new set of the M8 nuts that...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 06-24-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By gcvpi09
Continental extreme contact DWS other applications

I think this should be under wheels and tires, but anyone feel free to move it to off-topic if it shouldn't be.

I've been running the Conti DWS on my 2001 e46 xi for about 5 months now through...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-03-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,449
Posted By gcvpi09
Looks like we can now get our hands on the Euro...

Looks like we can now get our hands on the Euro hitch (as long as back order doesn't really mean not available). See link. For that price though, you could buy an older beater jeep or something to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-14-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 31,277
Views: 2,429,256
Posted By gcvpi09
New Wheels and Tires

Got my new wheels and tires installed.
Moved from 16" 3-out-of-four-were-bent stock wheels to MSW Style 14 17". Moved from death-trap-worn-beyond-recognition Michelins to brand new Continental...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-12-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,600
Posted By gcvpi09
I had a subaru before my XI, it was great in the...

I had a subaru before my XI, it was great in the snow. The problem with the subaru is that it wasn't as solid of a vehicle on the highway. Any speed above 70 mph, and the awd system in the subaru was...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-11-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,600
Posted By gcvpi09
EDWAGON, thanks for letting me know what tires...

EDWAGON, thanks for letting me know what tires you were on. I am woefully in need of new tires, mine are terrible and the Conti DWS are definitely in contention. The poor condition of my tires is all...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-11-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,600
Posted By gcvpi09
Yeah, I cut my teeth as a teenager on the Jeep...

Yeah, I cut my teeth as a teenager on the Jeep forums, so I learned to take a good text flogging with stride. Regarding the difference in the two systems though, there's actually a decent discussion...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-11-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,600
Posted By gcvpi09
Ok, Ok, rip me a new one. X-drive is the wrong...

Ok, Ok, rip me a new one. X-drive is the wrong term, I realize that. I won't edit my original post to correct my error, god forbid I take fodder away from the army of haters. With regard to saying...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-11-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,600
Posted By gcvpi09
God Bless X drive

Just dropping a quick line to say thank you to BMW for building vehicles with X-drive. I live in New Haven, we got 40 inches last weekend. While I of course had to do some digging, a Hum-V isn't...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 02-01-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By gcvpi09
This is my concern. I would almost rather dump...

This is my concern. I would almost rather dump the extra 150 to know that that I have straight rims. They are just so integral to driving quality, I'd hate to have them be bent. Is there anyway to...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 02-01-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By gcvpi09
Used rims: is it ever a good idea

My e46 is a glorious car, but it doesn't currently drive like the pinnacle of automotive engineering that I know it to be. There is a shimmy in the front end that is present at most speeds that I am...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-31-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By gcvpi09
E39 Shift Knob

I'm sure this has been asked before, sorry to waste time but I tried searching to no avail. Is the auto shift knob from an e39 a direct swap for our cars? I'm familiar with the process of removing a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-25-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By gcvpi09
That's a little rich for my taste given that I'd...

That's a little rich for my taste given that I'd still have to find and buy heating elements and pay to have them put into the seats. Nice to know that the harness is available though.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-25-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By gcvpi09
I've read this thread several times, my hang up...

I've read this thread several times, my hang up is finding a decent pair of OEM heating elements. I'm sure that if i looked hard enough, i could find a set of heated seats in junkyard, but then there...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-25-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By gcvpi09
Oh C'mon... somebody knows something

Oh C'mon... somebody knows something
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-24-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By gcvpi09
Aftermarket Heated Seat Instal

So it's gotten very cold here in New England and I'm finally wishing I had heated seats. I know, I know, what was thinking buying an xi in Connecticut without heated seats. Let's just move past that...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-10-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By gcvpi09
Beware MOOG Rear Shock Mounts

Both of my rear shocks were dead, so I set about replacing them last night. I ordered the OEM Sachs units because I'm not terribly hard on my wagon and wanted to split the difference on price between...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 12-30-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By gcvpi09
bump. I need a hand with this, sorry about the...

bump. I need a hand with this, sorry about the pestering.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 12-29-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By gcvpi09
Will these fit (I know, I know)

Sorry to ask the stupid question, but I'm in a bit of a hurry. Need to know if a set of 17" miglia 1000 rims that are wearing 235/55/r17 winter force tires will fit my 01' xi. The seller states that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-26-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By gcvpi09
Giving this a bump. I am also doing the rear...

Giving this a bump. I am also doing the rear shocks on my '01 Touring over the coming weekend and am wondering what I really need. My car is not SP (i know, i know) and, like the OP, I am looking to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-20-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By gcvpi09
Found this thread after a little more searching....

Found this thread after a little more searching. Looks like this is going to be a real PITA.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=418987
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-20-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By gcvpi09
Does anyone actually have a solution or write up...

Does anyone actually have a solution or write up for this problem? Around the holidays and the winter generally, I drive back and forth from CT to VA 3 or four times and take a number of other long...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-13-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,870
Posted By gcvpi09
PM sent, thank you

PM sent, thank you
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