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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By Brian's 325xi
I am. Trying to figure out where to start after...

I am. Trying to figure out where to start after the caliper.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By Brian's 325xi
Correct-brake pads. But the piston side brake...

Correct-brake pads. But the piston side brake pads are completely destroyed and the outer one are literally like new.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By Brian's 325xi
800 mi post cv-axle 3/4 inner pads worn

Changed Drivers Front CV Axle 800 miles ago.

Inner Pads all dangerously worn in this order=%left (new at time of cv). FL 10%, FR 25%, RR 40%

Deposits a huge amount of the dust when parked.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 02-05-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By Brian's 325xi
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Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 02-04-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By Brian's 325xi
Thanks man. I don't understand the so much (1"...

Thanks man. I don't understand the so much (1" high piles) of dust in the garage though.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 02-04-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By Brian's 325xi
Panic-Help-Parked in a Sandbox-Brake Issue-DSC

Well not quite-But close in relative terms.

There are several cups of fine sand like brake dust in my garage under each of my left wheels.

Why/How is it shedding it the garage. Wouldn't it blow...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Brian's 325xi
I just noticed 2-3 Cups worth of very fine grey...

I just noticed 2-3 Cups worth of very fine grey dust with metallic sparkles on the garage floor around the tire? Rotor is worn has a rim/crown around it.

Seems like a lot of brake dust-more than...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-29-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Brian's 325xi
It's immediately post-cv axle job. Diff fluid was...

It's immediately post-cv axle job. Diff fluid was crystal clear/clean.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-29-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Brian's 325xi
So I tried it out. Where I live there's really...

So I tried it out. Where I live there's really nothing but 90 degree turns at speeds below 55.

I did "swerve" back and forth-when the drivers front wheel is in the inside the noise goes away.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-29-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Brian's 325xi
No difference: The chirp/squeak is very seldom. ...

No difference: The chirp/squeak is very seldom.

Noticed a pop, pop, pop hard off the line. In current 75 degree weather. Perhaps that's the new cv (bad)

The stationary groan is weird.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-29-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Brian's 325xi
Question Groaning Wheel Bearing?

Symptoms:

THE WEIRD part after hot there a loan groan for 5 min coming out of what seems to be the hub? Would a wheel bearing do that not? Like a air compressor from a afar. The slightest touch...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-28-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By Brian's 325xi
Exclamation Groan After Driving From Hub-Really at a Loss

Symptoms:


Cold Start-Slight Hum out of center of drivers wheel at 35-65 mph
Once Hot Speed Dependent Irregular Light Thud from 45-65 when not under power. Goes away when accelerating
When...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-08-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,086
Posted By Brian's 325xi
If I did Seafoam and AutoRx as an oil additive...

If I did Seafoam and AutoRx as an oil additive should I changed the oil first?
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-08-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,086
Posted By Brian's 325xi
2-2.5 yrs when I last did it. Maybe 30k= of hard,...

2-2.5 yrs when I last did it. Maybe 30k= of hard, hard, local driving. She a surgery resident and gets called at all hrs multiple times a night. 12 mile drive each way: stop sign to stop sigh every 2...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-08-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,086
Posted By Brian's 325xi
Exclamation Wife Neglected to Change Oil for 2+ yrs!!! Seafoam

A couple yrs ago the better half concluded I was putting too much energy into fixing/maintaining our cars and also was influenced by some people into thinking that the dealer was superior and stood...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-08-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By Brian's 325xi
Talking Inconsistent Idle Issues-Where to Start?

I've read a lot great info on this site about idle issues and solutions. I'm going to go through them but not sure where I should start:

My check engine light is NOT on

1/3 of the time maybe a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-08-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Brian's 325xi
Its has almost a partially plastic head-like it...

Its has almost a partially plastic head-like it was dipped in plastic. Very weird. What is vc? Valve Cover? I went back through the cv axle/struct job and its not from that.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Brian's 325xi
Can anyone ID? Found 5mm Hex Bolt After Job. Visual Trivia!! Help!

2003 325 xi.

Did FL CV Axle. Took out whole strut tower. Found this bolt a week after laying away tools.

Driven by a 5 mm hex bit.

Dim:

16.39 Bolt face to bottom.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-03-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,614
Posted By Brian's 325xi
Thanks Guys for All the help. I got through it...

Thanks Guys for All the help. I got through it although, I'm pretty sure the circ-clip didn't set. Having some knocking and thudding.

Going to pull it out and do it again.

For future people...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-15-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,198
Posted By Brian's 325xi
Exclamation Help! CV Axle Not in Diff?

I just replaced my drivers side axle (snapped strut carrier bolt in the process).

There's 1/4" gap between the inner joint and diff. Its a Cardone Avle with the old BMW clip in there. Is there a...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 12-13-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,614
Posted By Brian's 325xi
Thanks Man. Wiring & End Link are detached. ...

Thanks Man. Wiring & End Link are detached.

She is Grey/Green!

So that pin at 10:00 in pick is not attached to the strut?

How much space (high off ground) do I need to pull it out. Do I...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 12-12-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,614
Posted By Brian's 325xi
OK. I have everything disassembled. CV Axle out...

OK. I have everything disassembled. CV Axle out of Carrier (A Pain), Tie Rod Detached, End Link Separated, Ball Joint Out w/ Harbor Freight Tool, ABS Separated, etc.

I have just three bolts at the...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 12-09-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,614
Posted By Brian's 325xi
I Know this is a dumb question but I want to make...

I Know this is a dumb question but I want to make sure.

Can an Electrical Discharge Machine/EDM/Tap Disintegrator be use to get the bolt out. (By Machinist).

I'm assuming it creates Immensely...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 12-09-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By Brian's 325xi
Exclamation EDM on Strut Carrier Bolt. No Correct?

Hello Guys,

Bolt seized in carrier with ez-outs (Snap-On) Struck in at least 1 End (bottom)*. Probably Both*.

I'm almost positive no do to heat but I'm often widely surprised by the counter...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 12-09-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,614
Posted By Brian's 325xi
I guess I did the right research CV Axle-wise....

I guess I did the right research CV Axle-wise. Those are the exact DIY videos I Used & MillerTime's is the one I had playing while doing it. If only it went that smooth.

We will see tomorrow!
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