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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-02-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 137,965
Posted By Bustedwheel
I just finished replacing both my about 10...

I just finished replacing both my about 10 minutes ago. Took me about 4 hours total. Most of the time was spent wrestling off the inner race. A word of advice. Use a puller for the inner race. The...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-23-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 137,965
Posted By Bustedwheel
I decided that I couldn't stand the noise anymore...

I decided that I couldn't stand the noise anymore and just ordered the parts for this. I know I might get some sh1t for this, but I ordered the hubs/bearings from Advanced Auto Parts. They were free...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,864
Posted By Bustedwheel
Yeah, I can see that. The car has really not been...

Yeah, I can see that. The car has really not been much trouble over it's life, and when something does happen, it is usually minor and an easy fix. If you are even slightly mechanically inclined and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,864
Posted By Bustedwheel
It knows I'm selling it

I thought I was just being crazy, but now I am sure that my cars knows I am selling it soon, and it is not happy about it.

Last week it threw all the wheel weights off both front tires in a hissy...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-03-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By Bustedwheel
Alright, so I have narrowed it down, and I am...

Alright, so I have narrowed it down, and I am thinking it may be a bent hub. I replaced the rotors, pads and sway bar links this weekend, and I still had the shake at highway speeds, and an...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-31-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By Bustedwheel
I remember thinking that, and then I forgot to...

I remember thinking that, and then I forgot to actually check it after I put final torque on it. :facepalm:
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-31-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By Bustedwheel
Bent Hub? Or is this normal

SO I had some shaking in my car at speed that felt like a stuck caliper. I had replaced my driver's side caliper last year, so I was thinking it was something else. I noticed that one of my guide...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-05-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 137,965
Posted By Bustedwheel
Is the Slide hammer bearing remover really...

Is the Slide hammer bearing remover really necessary? I've seen a few write ups, and sometimes they use them and sometimes not. I figure that the puller to remove the race is a necessity, but if the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-23-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By Bustedwheel
Awesome. I actually don't think I was paying...

Awesome. I actually don't think I was paying attention and took for granted that they were all listed in Ft Lbs and not inch Lbs or something else. Thanks a lot for the link, I Just ordered it. for...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-23-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By Bustedwheel
Torque Wrench Question

I need to replace the Valve Cover Gasket in my car, and the DIY on here calls for 7.5 Lbs of torque. I looked and my wrench starts at 10, and I can't seem to find one that starts lower than that. Is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-18-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,341
Posted By Bustedwheel
I did this to my car about a year ago. I would...

I did this to my car about a year ago. I would also check the rotor, as mine warped from the caliper being stuck. Thankfully they were on their way out anyway. I only replaced the one caliper that...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-17-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,254
Posted By Bustedwheel
I think the front struts took me about 4 hours to...

I think the front struts took me about 4 hours to do. Then I did the back, and it took me 20 minutes to do both. awesome.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-17-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,254
Posted By Bustedwheel
That's about the same that I did. I was replacing...

That's about the same that I did. I was replacing my brakes at the same time so they were out of the way for me. I hung the strut from the top loosely and then did the same manhandling. It made me...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-16-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,254
Posted By Bustedwheel
Oh yeah, I found that the steering knuckle would...

Oh yeah, I found that the steering knuckle would not drop far enough to get the struts out or back in. After reading every forum they kept saying the knuckle will "fall down" when the pinch bolt is...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-16-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,254
Posted By Bustedwheel
I just did mine yesterday as well. I agree it was...

I just did mine yesterday as well. I agree it was a pain in the as$. I used a large spark plug socket on the shock hat. they usually have a hexed section that you can put a wrench on, and then the...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 09-10-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,481
Posted By Bustedwheel
I had very good luck with the anti squeal stuff I...

I had very good luck with the anti squeal stuff I bought at Advanced Auto. Comes in a can and you spray it on like spray paint. It gets sprayed on the back of the pads before you install them in the...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 09-10-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By Bustedwheel
I had a similar problem with my car. I had an...

I had a similar problem with my car. I had an intermittent shudder. It started out happening every few weeks, then gradually progressed to every time I drove the car. Mine caused shudder under...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By Bustedwheel
I changed the caliper last night, and it solved...

I changed the caliper last night, and it solved the problem. When I jacked the wheel up, i could feel the pressure on the wheel, even though the brakes weren't on and the front wheels should spin...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By Bustedwheel
I thought about rebuilding it, but unfortunately...

I thought about rebuilding it, but unfortunately I have to drive it over 1000 miles this weekend, and don't have time to order it. Also, Advanced auto parts has the re-man caliper for $60 with core...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By Bustedwheel
So I had all of my tires replaced and had an...

So I had all of my tires replaced and had an alignment done, and the problem is still there.
Yesterday I changed both Front rotors and pads. I did this mainly because the normal squealing was...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 08-21-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Bustedwheel
Do I have to/Should I do Front and back Shocks

I have to replace my front Struts badly, but I was wondering if I should do both together. I only have a couple of hours to work on the car this weekend, and then taking on a long road trip.

The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By Bustedwheel
Bad vibration at low highway speeds - Comes and goes

Every once in a while (maybe once a week) i get a bad vibration coming form the front end at low highways speeds. The brakes have about 20K on them, but still have some pad life left on the and the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-03-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 183,301
Posted By Bustedwheel
My car needs this bad. I had a thought that...

My car needs this bad. I had a thought that graphite powder may be a temporary fix, if I could get it on the bearings. Any thoughts?
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-26-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By Bustedwheel
Generally, I have found that since the driver's...

Generally, I have found that since the driver's door gets a ton more use than the rest, the lubrication tends to wear off quicker. I usually shoot it with some white lithium grease of something like...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-26-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By Bustedwheel
Freezing Temps = No Powersteering and No Shifting. (Temporarily)

when I first get in my car and it has been out overnight in anything sub 20 degrees or so, the power steering is gone, at least for a few minutes. Also, the auto tranny feels like it is slipping for...
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