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Forum: E46 Xi Forum Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By TiAgXi
Replace bushings then get an alignment.

Replace bushings then get an alignment.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-12-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By TiAgXi
Yes nuts to even think about replacing OE...

Yes nuts to even think about replacing OE bixenons with crappy depos.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 476
Posted By TiAgXi
Lots of short trips?

Lots of short trips?
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 476
Posted By TiAgXi
My original CCV is running strong at 12 years and...

My original CCV is running strong at 12 years and 175,000 miles. So the answer would be: hopefully never.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 717
Posted By TiAgXi
I'm not real sure, tbh. What I do know is that...

I'm not real sure, tbh. What I do know is that I've given up, in large part, on dealer-sourced parts for my XI. There are probably a few things that I would still go to the dealer for. If I ever...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 717
Posted By TiAgXi
I dunno man. I installed an AutoZone power...

I dunno man. I installed an AutoZone power steering pump with a lifetime warranty in my 330. That was probably around 50,000 miles ago and no issues since. If an when it fails, I can go back to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 717
Posted By TiAgXi
Chinese and reman'd parts are a large part of why...

Chinese and reman'd parts are a large part of why it still makes sense for me to own my 330xi. If I had to buy nothing but OE or OEM, then maintenance would probably be too expensive to justify my...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-11-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By TiAgXi
There is no issue running 18s on an XI. You can...

There is no issue running 18s on an XI. You can even run a staggered setup but I would counsel you to keep the outside tire diameters as close as possible. Also, a staggered setup makes no sense...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,235
Posted By TiAgXi
Yes, they were used. At this point I can't...

Yes, they were used. At this point I can't really remember how much I paid for parts. I did it probably 4 years ago. Probably around $300 or $350. I used a combination of the depo housing and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,235
Posted By TiAgXi
I had depos. The lighting was ok. Then I had to...

I had depos. The lighting was ok. Then I had to replace the bulbs and whatever kind of bulb I got made the lighting pretty terrible. So be careful selecting new bulbs if that is the problem. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,580
Posted By TiAgXi
whipper snapper's whip got whipped

whipper snapper's whip got whipped
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-10-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,580
Posted By TiAgXi
whip

whip
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-10-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By TiAgXi
That location makes me think you've got a leaking...

That location makes me think you've got a leaking chain tensioner. Check the massive 32mm nut (the tensioner) that is under the front left side of the valve cover...sorta underneath the VANOS.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 294
Posted By TiAgXi
How much are you paying for GKN? I can...

How much are you paying for GKN?

I can appreciate your skepticism. I used to be skeptical too and I was willing to pay the nearly $500 for OEM. That got old after my 2nd or 3rd replacement.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 294
Posted By TiAgXi
Reman'd axles from NAPA are the best bang for the...

Reman'd axles from NAPA are the best bang for the buck in terms of replacement axles.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-09-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By TiAgXi
Sounds like a difficult swap. Not worth the...

Sounds like a difficult swap. Not worth the effort, imho. There are cooler projects you could embark upon, imho. E.G., buy a 944 and swap an LS into that instead.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-09-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By TiAgXi
First: advise is a verb. Advice is the noun you...

First: advise is a verb. Advice is the noun you are looking for.

Second, the replies in this thread are probably scarier than the reality.

Other than the problem you are facing (a busted...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-12-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By TiAgXi
This has never been done before. Please report...

This has never been done before. Please report back with your findings.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,107
Posted By TiAgXi
So many asshats ITT. If you get an M3, you...

So many asshats ITT.

If you get an M3, you should plan on fixing known issues relating to the VANOS/cam-hub failure and subframe failure. Once those two issues are dealt with (approximately $1500...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-25-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 25,853
Posted By TiAgXi
All that rust makes me sad. Good for you for...

All that rust makes me sad. Good for you for taking this on. A lot of people would just let it rot.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 10-24-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,209
Posted By TiAgXi
It may be different for different tires. My wife...

It may be different for different tires. My wife has studs and her tires still have all their studs after 3 or 4 seasons.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By TiAgXi
I'd consider replacing the timing chain around...

I'd consider replacing the timing chain around 250,000 miles. Otherwise, I'd just wait for the motor to die and then replace it with a used engine.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 10-24-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,209
Posted By TiAgXi
I agree. But a half-worn set of studded tires...

I agree. But a half-worn set of studded tires will likely still have most of its studs so it would retain more of its ice capabilities than a half-won studless tire.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 10-24-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By TiAgXi
If you can justify the expense, then a set of...

If you can justify the expense, then a set of michelin pilot super sports, ps2s or ps3s are great tires.

Best bang for the buck may be hankook v12s
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 10-24-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,209
Posted By TiAgXi
According to a Tire Rack test video I saw,...

According to a Tire Rack test video I saw, studless ice/snow tires perform better than studded tires on ice. Once they get worn down a bit, I suspect that may no longer be true, however, as studless...
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