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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,340
Posted By colo330xi
The button on the Xi turns off everything but the...

The button on the Xi turns off everything but the diff braking. You have no DSC/traction control with it off. The diff braking will cut in, but since there is no traction control the threshold is...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-19-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,571
Posted By colo330xi
+1 for a Wahler, I've used them in every BMW or...

+1 for a Wahler, I've used them in every BMW or Benz I've had to do a t-stat in.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-04-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,330
Posted By colo330xi
Don't forget wheel balance/bends as well. I've...

Don't forget wheel balance/bends as well. I've replaced everything up front, shocks, brakes, ball joints/FCABS/control arms and i still have a shimmy under high speed braking. I have style 73s so...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-01-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,202
Posted By colo330xi
Ok guys... Sanded the bejeezus out of the arm...

Ok guys... Sanded the bejeezus out of the arm ends, way more than before. So far so good. Hard braking tests done and no movement on the bushings, they're still in the bore. Thanks for all the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-01-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,202
Posted By colo330xi
Alfonso-- what kind of clamp are we talking here?

Alfonso-- what kind of clamp are we talking here?
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-01-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,202
Posted By colo330xi
Arm is OE (Lemforder, brand new as of tues) ...

Arm is OE (Lemforder, brand new as of tues) Didn't grease the arm to put them on, just put the whole thing on there and bonked it into place w/ a deadblow hammer..
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-01-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,202
Posted By colo330xi
Yep swaybar link was the problem. But......

Yep swaybar link was the problem.

But... no matter what i do, as soon as i brake hard, the RH FCAB slips up the arm.. I've had it off now 4x. If i drive like a grandma all is well, but if i...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-01-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,202
Posted By colo330xi
Ok, looks like they are staying put now, all the...

Ok, looks like they are staying put now, all the way in the carrier. I now have a "clunk" on the RH side...:banghead: Every single part up there is new and tight. Anything else i should check?...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-01-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,202
Posted By colo330xi
So if I pull the bushing and squeeze the black...

So if I pull the bushing and squeeze the black piece back, I should be good? How have yours been holding up Kubica?
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-31-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,202
Posted By colo330xi
Powerflex centered FCAB problems

Got all my new suspension stuff installed, but have a problem with the FCAB. It seems to that as i drive at least one side will wiggle up the control arm and unseat from the FCAB lollipop. This...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-29-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,278
Posted By colo330xi
I have these on my 330xi, they are holding up...

I have these on my 330xi, they are holding up well so far. The link is much heavier/bigger than the stocker. The ball joints are bigger as well. They have been on the car for months and the ball...
Forum: Great Plains & Rocky Mountains 08-01-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 415,762
Posted By colo330xi
They are one of the places that won't take any...

They are one of the places that won't take any customer parts.

Any of you guys who are planning on meeting up to do some work happen to have a big shop press? I'd gladly pitch in for...
Forum: Great Plains & Rocky Mountains 07-31-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 4,995
Views: 415,762
Posted By colo330xi
Hey guys looking for some advice regarding...

Hey guys looking for some advice regarding bushing installs.

I've got the powerflex bushings to replace my worn FCABs, got the RTABs for good measure. On the Xi, the FCAB procedure seems to be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,658
Posted By colo330xi
I've had good luck with both Brembo and Zimmerman...

I've had good luck with both Brembo and Zimmerman rotors as replacements for my BMWs and MB over the years.

As for pads, jurid, pagid or textar tend to be OEM for german manufacturers. I think...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,129
Posted By colo330xi
Have been having the same issue on and off, only...

Have been having the same issue on and off, only 95F+ temps. Seems to behave if you keep revs low. I can watch the compressor engage and disengage w/ INPA, no idea why. No IHKA errors either...
...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 07-09-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,896
Posted By colo330xi
+1 for the Generals as a budget tire. I...

+1 for the Generals as a budget tire. I personally sprung for a set of steels for my snows, as the style 73s like to pack with snow, your mileage may vary with the 44s.

I've run my generals for...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-09-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By colo330xi
FCAB opinions

Been getting a wiggle on braking, noticed that the FCABs have gone squishy.

I checked the ball joints for any play, they are solid, no movement/clunking. Boots are all in good shape, no cracks. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,919
Posted By colo330xi
I'm not sure i've ever seen neon green vacuum...

I'm not sure i've ever seen neon green vacuum lines :D. I'd advise against using anything you have to ziptie to keep tight, a vacuum line should fit tightly against the metal or plastic pieces that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-20-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,919
Posted By colo330xi
P0171 is generally caused by a vacuum leak. As...

P0171 is generally caused by a vacuum leak. As you can see from the injector duty cycle being very high, the car is trying to compensate for the air getting in unmetered.

I see you've looked for...
Forum: Great Plains & Rocky Mountains 05-06-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By colo330xi
Alignment and windshield in central Denver?

My Xi has tossed its alignment after only ~4 months (new tie rods) :censor:

Any recommendations from fellow fanatics?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By colo330xi
That first vid sounds like a bad idler pulley...

That first vid sounds like a bad idler pulley somewhere. The second has the "honk" noise from a bad CCV.

If it is more like that first noise, checking the pulleys is easy. Pull the belts off and...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-24-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By colo330xi
Thankfully just me driving it... :thumbsup:...

Thankfully just me driving it... :thumbsup: Denver seems to be repaving everything this spring, maybe the roads will be nicer to it this year.

Stupid question but I did notice that last 1/3 of a...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-23-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By colo330xi
Steering pull, what should i check?

Didn't find anything conclusive to check for my steering pull issue. The car pulls to the right down a straight level road, It had this problem before when the tie rods were worn out, but i replaced...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-16-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,718
Posted By colo330xi
I have a boring amazon ELM327 BT interface, works...

I have a boring amazon ELM327 BT interface, works fine with torque app.
...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-16-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,718
Posted By colo330xi
The O2 sensor is the one throwing the failure to...

The O2 sensor is the one throwing the failure to the DME. It is basically saying "not enough oxygen is in here, the SAP is running, there should be more oxygen than normal"

If the O2 sensors...
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