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Forum: Suspension and Braking 04-17-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By latitude39
Thanks Racer! That's an awesome lead.

Thanks Racer!
That's an awesome lead.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By latitude39
The squeal in the video sounds like a bearing to...

The squeal in the video sounds like a bearing to me and probably not a belt. A mechanic's stethoscope can pinpoint a bad bearing.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-07-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By latitude39
Your grandfather must have been quite a...

Your grandfather must have been quite a character! Too bad the e30 M is gone but these e46 xi's are fun to drive too. A lot of us think BMW e46 is a gem. Keep us posted on your maintenance chores. ...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-07-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By latitude39
Sound advice. My own words late in that...

Sound advice.

My own words late in that first thread, listed above, are: "In hindsight, I would seriously consider letting sleeping dogs lie," so I'm on the same page with you...sort of. OP has...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-07-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,427
Posted By latitude39
5-months/2,712 miles later...Coolant pipes still tightly sealed

5-month report--after hard coolant lines replacement
156,096 miles

Before this thread drifts into the abyss I wanted to report that this work yielded good results and say thanks for the good...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-06-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By latitude39
Welcome to the forum. Hard, plastic coolant...

Welcome to the forum.

Hard, plastic coolant pipes under the intake manifold: See the threads (below) that document my adventures in this effort. I got lots of good help from the locals here. ;) ...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 04-06-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By latitude39
bump

bump
Forum: Suspension and Braking 02-16-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By latitude39
XI Front Control Arm wishbones - OEM - $300 shipped

I want to buy your unmounted front control arms that you never got around to installing

Part Numbers:
31-12-6-758-533 (31126758533)
31-12-6-758-534 (31126758534)

Must be for AWD, XI E46. My...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-11-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By latitude39
The oil pressure sensor has a 1-terminal plug....

The oil pressure sensor has a 1-terminal plug. The oil temperature sensor has two terminals. Both are mounted on the OFH body. Looks like a simple mismatch.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-11-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By latitude39
The hose from the valve is a larger hose that...

The hose from the valve is a larger hose that connects to the back of the intake manifold, between the manifold and engine block.

The electrical connection, according to Bentley ELE-94, has two...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-07-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By latitude39
"pumping" the accelerator pedal is from the...

"pumping" the accelerator pedal is from the carburetor days. That would set the choke on a cold carb and squirt a bit of fuel from the accelerator pump. That doesn't apply nowadays with FI.

It...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By latitude39
To seal the engine block when the OFH is removed,...

To seal the engine block when the OFH is removed, see the photos in the post below. I used a 1/2" thick section of plexiglas and the old OFH gasket to seal it. Once it's sealed you can clean...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-03-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By latitude39
+1 on Kubica's advice: get the kit and replace...

+1 on Kubica's advice: get the kit and replace all.

That particular pipe (from ValveCover to CCV) was the hardest, for me anyway, to replace. I had to practice attaching that pipe to the CCV, but...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-02-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,971
Posted By latitude39
Good question, jeepo. I was wondering how these...

Good question, jeepo. I was wondering how these guys at the axle shop were going to do it. Looks like they ground down the "stakes" and pushed out the old u-joint. Then they installed the new...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-02-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,971
Posted By latitude39
My CSB runs silently, without vibration, without...

My CSB runs silently, without vibration, without preloading. But I did replace a notchy u-joint (the rearmost one) when I replaced the CSB. I have no issues.

I didn't preload my CSB after...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-24-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By latitude39
I also have a mild "clattering" at the front,...

I also have a mild "clattering" at the front, left but only when making moderately sharp right turns going slightly uphill at low speed, < 10mph. I was convinced that my half-shaft was making the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-09-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By latitude39
There's only one version of BMW coolant that I'm...

There's only one version of BMW coolant that I'm aware of and its color is blue. Mix 50/50 with distilled water.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-06-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By latitude39
WK, Nice find. I'm dropping this link into my...

WK,
Nice find. I'm dropping this link into my "BMW...E46...DIY...Heater-Control-Valve" directory for future reference. :)
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-31-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By latitude39
Awesome! +1 for Kubica

Awesome!

+1 for Kubica
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-31-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By latitude39
johnbouy, Here's what Kubica is talking...

johnbouy,

Here's what Kubica is talking about. See photos.

The first photo is the Camshaft Position Sensor that you can see at the front, center of the engine.
The second photo shows the long...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-21-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By latitude39
sunnyjay, I'm glad to hear about your good...

sunnyjay,

I'm glad to hear about your good results. Thanks for your update!

Happy motoring
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-21-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By latitude39
sunnyjay, What's your mileage?

sunnyjay,

What's your mileage?
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-21-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By latitude39
sunnyjay, First of all, sorry for the very...

sunnyjay,

First of all, sorry for the very late response. I thought I had "subscribed with instant email" to all of my own threads. Apparently not. I'll fix that.

My thread with the name...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-21-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,696
Posted By latitude39
Thank you. I'm hearing this same thing over and...

Thank you. I'm hearing this same thing over and over, that is, success without special tools.

I also used a similar dead-blow hammer and a short-handled sledge for my very recent 4th axle...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-21-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,696
Posted By latitude39
I'm with you on the boot failure conundrum. Who...

I'm with you on the boot failure conundrum. Who knows why? :hmm: I have a theory though and it points to having to apply pressure, or pounding, on the boots to get the axle ends inserted in the...
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