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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-04-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,143
Posted By Bobby330xi
I use Mobil1 0W-40 from NAPA Autoparts and Mann...

I use Mobil1 0W-40 from NAPA Autoparts and Mann filters. On sale it runs about $6.49 a qt. Buy 8 quarts so you have some to top off between changes.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-31-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,420
Posted By Bobby330xi
Two options come to mind. Find a low mileage...

Two options come to mind. Find a low mileage engine with some type of warranty or guarantee. Lots of auto wreckers have access to nationwide parts networks to find low mileage engines. I have...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-29-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,125
Posted By Bobby330xi
Cool project. Wish I had the time/money to do...

Cool project. Wish I had the time/money to do something like this.

If you want to make your pictures brighter without messing with your camera settings, use a trouble light:...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-29-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,224
Posted By Bobby330xi
You want to use a body hammer to tap the towers...

You want to use a body hammer to tap the towers flat. Put some masking tape across the face of the hammer to help prevent marring your paint. You can also tape off the face of the tower to help...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-26-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,224
Posted By Bobby330xi
I said that ballasting a car with ~450lbs for an...

I said that ballasting a car with ~450lbs for an alignment and then driving around with yourself and possibly 1 other passenger 90% of the time - does not make sense. I have never seen another car...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-25-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,224
Posted By Bobby330xi
You are extremely delusional. Here is some...

You are extremely delusional. Here is some education for you....

Regardless of how high it rides or how top heavy it is, the Expedition would be hard pressed to get up to 120mph. It is not very...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-25-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,224
Posted By Bobby330xi
The only person "uneducated" is the one with no...

The only person "uneducated" is the one with no experience touting that they know everything. Time and time again I proved how the BMW E46 XI is unlike no other car in the types of problems it has...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-24-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,224
Posted By Bobby330xi
Almost everything you said is pure BS. :clap: ...

Almost everything you said is pure BS.
:clap:

I have several cars that are less aerodynamic than the E46 and CANNOT reach speeds of 130mph. They might accelerate a LOT quicker than the E46, but...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-24-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,529
Posted By Bobby330xi
You will have to have the car on jack stands. I...

You will have to have the car on jack stands. I don't really see how you can get the upper joints loose on the end links with the wheels installed. Leave your jack under the car and put a stand...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-24-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,224
Posted By Bobby330xi
Downforce in the design of the splitter type lip...

Downforce in the design of the splitter type lip at the base. Drag in the wrap around design, brake air ducts and grill openings. Its not shaped this way purely for aesthetics...it has a purpose.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-24-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,898
Posted By Bobby330xi
I am referring to if you were to add more exhaust...

I am referring to if you were to add more exhaust valve/flap assemblies. I know on my other motorcycle and VW engines, the exhaust makes a HUGE difference in head and valve temps. It can kill an...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-24-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,224
Posted By Bobby330xi
No I am just not going to hug anyone's nuts... ;)...

No I am just not going to hug anyone's nuts... ;)

130mph has to do with everything. My RX7 GXL weighed ~3100lbs on the truck scales. It had 4 seats and I've had 4 people in it traveling over...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-24-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,224
Posted By Bobby330xi
That makes sense, now that I know more of the...

That makes sense, now that I know more of the story. I also agree that they might have had to adjust the strut in the knuckle. Its pretty hard to get it wrong though, since the pinch bolt passes...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-24-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,134
Posted By Bobby330xi
AMEN! The Bilstein HDs ARE DESIGNED AS...

AMEN!



The Bilstein HDs ARE DESIGNED AS REPLACEMENTS FOR STOCK. I have them on my car with stock springs.
Bilstein only makes the HD (standard) and the Sport for XIs. Its just like KYB's...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-23-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,532
Posted By Bobby330xi
I think he is getting confused with the "rough...

I think he is getting confused with the "rough road package" that was available. The set of reinforcement plates that mount into the strut tower to prevent cracking... :hmm::dunno:
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-23-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,224
Posted By Bobby330xi
I agree that having at least a ballast of...

I agree that having at least a ballast of driver's weight would be beneficial. I travel with my wife a lot, so it might be beneficial to put some weight in the front seats.

However, I still stand...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-23-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,224
Posted By Bobby330xi
There's 2 sides to every story. I've had...

There's 2 sides to every story. I've had customers who call every 2 hours checking on their equipment, even when I tell them it will be 4 or 5+ hours.... Some customers really do just need to leave...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-23-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,224
Posted By Bobby330xi
If the toe out was in fact 2 - 2.5" out, that...

If the toe out was in fact 2 - 2.5" out, that would suggest to me that something has been damaged at some point. I just installed new struts on my car and was not able to get enough camber. It is...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-23-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,898
Posted By Bobby330xi
Too much back pressure can cause your exhaust...

Too much back pressure can cause your exhaust valves to burn and it also makes the cylinder head run hotter. Granted, with the cats deleted and extra muffler deleted it would help with that issue. ...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-22-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,645
Posted By Bobby330xi
Wow, you really like to see yourself talk more...

Wow, you really like to see yourself talk more than I do... ;)

Let's start at the top.
-You really can't let this grease thing go, can you? It works perfectly fine, and always has. Its a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,211
Posted By Bobby330xi
If your car was made before 09/2002, you can use...

If your car was made before 09/2002, you can use this starter: http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-325xi-M54_2.5L/Search/Starter/ES2550246/
It is only $158 :) I would NOT buy a used BMW XI starter. ...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-21-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By Bobby330xi
Yes, and if any lights don't go out, they should...

Yes, and if any lights don't go out, they should go out after 1/4 mile or so of driving. The ECU's codes and memory has been blanked out so the ECU is in "learn" mode for remapping the computer to...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-19-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,645
Posted By Bobby330xi
My dad can beat up your dad. Sorry to the OP! ...

My dad can beat up your dad. Sorry to the OP! This has gotten way out of hand. :(
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-19-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,645
Posted By Bobby330xi
P.S. Please construct your sentences into...

P.S.

Please construct your sentences into coherent strings. I'm tired of reading paragraph long rants with horrible grammar and run on sentences. The spelling police have spoken.
Carry on!
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-19-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,645
Posted By Bobby330xi
Tomoyer, As a typical engineer always does,...

Tomoyer,

As a typical engineer always does, you are over thinking the problem. I am familiar with cutting fluids, for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The only time I find the need for...
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