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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-10-2016, 03:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,737
Posted By Benny Minn
Hey Guys, this is a really intriguing thread. ...

Hey Guys, this is a really intriguing thread. Any developments since December?

My Xi is in need of new struts, and I'm also curious about more durable boots for my relatively new axels. Since I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-09-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Benny Minn
Update: I wound up exchanging the leaking...

Update: I wound up exchanging the leaking coupler for a new one. My local dealership honored the warranty, though it involved jumping through a lot of hoops. Anyway, the new coupler is a lot...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-03-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 709
Posted By Benny Minn
Dude. Seriously. We know your frustrated, but...

Dude. Seriously. We know your frustrated, but use some punctuation.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By Benny Minn
I'd guess the stealer would charge you around...

I'd guess the stealer would charge you around $200. That's figuring one hour of labor. I think that hose costs about $40, so they'd charge you $70. And then they would want to add new PS fluid.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-20-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 877
Posted By Benny Minn
This is what it says in MN, I imagine a lot of...

This is what it says in MN, I imagine a lot of other states are similar:

(1) the driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left thereof at a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-19-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By Benny Minn
Sorry, I didn't take any.

Sorry, I didn't take any.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-19-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By Benny Minn
Props to the Puerto Rican enthusiasts

Just visited PR for the first time. Beautiful place. I was impressed by the BMW enthusiasts down there all running Euro plates. It seemed like every one I saw had those. The laws must be more...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-19-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,617
Posted By Benny Minn
Glad you got it sorted out. Since winters are...

Glad you got it sorted out. Since winters are super harsh here, I've started trading favors for heated garages that I can use. You might want to start asking around to see who you know who might...
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-08-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Benny Minn
I'd go with option 1. The light quality of the...

I'd go with option 1. The light quality of the Depos is good, but the build quality is noticeably inferior to OEM. I've tried both. OEM units use more gaskets to protect internal components,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-04-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,617
Posted By Benny Minn
The hissing noise doesn't match up with a CCV,...

The hissing noise doesn't match up with a CCV, but I wonder if there's a leak elsewhere that's perturbing the CCV, like in the brake booster or booster hose.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Benny Minn
So, your answer is "yes, it could be due to...

So, your answer is "yes, it could be due to frozen condensation"?

Those are good tips, and I've done all of that in the past. I'm perhaps a bit behind with my management as it's only been cold up...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Benny Minn
Chewbacca sound momentarily at cold start, but not after

With the temperature in the 20s these days, I've noticed that I get 1-3 short Chewbacca yawns when I first start the engine and pull away in the morning. It doesn't return after that for the rest of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-29-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By Benny Minn
Yup.

Yup.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-19-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Benny Minn
If you search the archives or the Google, you...

If you search the archives or the Google, you will find many discussions about many possibilities for those symptoms.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Benny Minn
The window switches and DSC button are definitely...

The window switches and DSC button are definitely illuminated on my car. The resistors are likely just there to regulate the voltage through the LEDs. Something must be wrong with your interior...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Benny Minn
I didn't ask if they were fixable. I'm assuming...

I didn't ask if they were fixable. I'm assuming your response means that the grease came out of one of them? That was my real question. Or, is there grease applied to the outside of the joints at...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Benny Minn
Xi lower steering coupler leaking?

So, I replaced the lower steering coupler (double jointed xi version) about a year ago.

Today, while I was under the car, I noticed that the middle of it was full of a dark grease type substance....
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-16-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By Benny Minn
One last update. I bought a used thermal switch...

One last update. I bought a used thermal switch on eBay for $18. Took most of the year before one showed up for that price on eBay. I also found that the connector for the side-blinkers (near the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 144,730
Posted By Benny Minn
Oh totally! It's worth it just for the driveshaft...

Oh totally! It's worth it just for the driveshaft gumbo!
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
Posted By Benny Minn
I don't see how sway bar bushings would cause a...

I don't see how sway bar bushings would cause a thump or (especially) grinding. They can squeak or even cause a momentary rattle, but they're pretty passive during straight acceleration. When...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-11-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Benny Minn
Testing with the A-pillar open is a good idea. ...

Testing with the A-pillar open is a good idea. Also, be aware that people have suspected water leaking in that area as the cause for damaged electronics and even electrical fires. The main fuse box...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-11-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By Benny Minn
So, you've worked through it with a tech, and...

So, you've worked through it with a tech, and neither of you has actually tested the electrical connection yet? Check the connector and wiring with a multimeter and then you'll know whether you need...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-07-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Benny Minn
Thanks, Jake. But what is that recommendation...

Thanks, Jake. But what is that recommendation based on?
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-07-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Benny Minn
Sure, the low price is the source of my concern,...

Sure, the low price is the source of my concern, but my question was for those who had tried it.

The brand is American and has been around for almost 100 years, they just haven't made many parts...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-07-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Benny Minn
Edelman high pressure line for PS

Has anyone replaced their leaky power steering line with one from Edelman? I see them all over the place for significantly less than other brands and yet I didn't find any mention of this brand on...
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