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Forum: Exterior 01-05-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By bikesandcars
2002 325XI belly pans

I have the "belly pans" or "drip trays" or whatever you want to call the plastic panels that go under the engine and transmission on a 2002 325XI. I assume these cross-reference to other years /...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-21-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By bikesandcars
Thanks. It just doesn't seem right, no...

Thanks.

It just doesn't seem right, no other driveshaft / transfer case/ differential bearing that I've seen (mostly on trucks) has this amount of play in it. If the driveshaft was slightly out...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-20-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By bikesandcars
Tips and Tricks for CCV

I just finished the CCV (crankcase ventilation) project and boy what a PITA.

I don't know if it's just my car but all of the hose clamps were facing the wrong direction.

I removed the factory...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-20-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By bikesandcars
Front transfer case bearing shot?

165K miles.

While doing my CCV and being under the car for the dipstick, I checked out my front driveshaft.

The universals have a little slop but not worth replacing yet.

The front shaft...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-20-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By bikesandcars
I did the filter change and D4 swap on my GM Auto...

I did the filter change and D4 swap on my GM Auto at 94K and now have 165K with no issues.

With transmissions you want to do the preventative maintenance because once it starts slipping it is...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-17-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By bikesandcars
+1, also corrected during the replacement.

+1, also corrected during the replacement.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-17-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By bikesandcars
never use unreinforced rear strut mounts

I put some standard rear strut mounts in along with my eibachs and Bilsteins. Didnt last 20k miles.. major klunking as rubber evaporated.

replaced with the modified mount with inserts, so far so...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-21-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By bikesandcars
she's a gonner! I've tried drilling those...

she's a gonner!

I've tried drilling those things out and it has never been worth it.

+1 on anti-sieze, that has always paid dividends on a car I've kept. I use silver antisieze on...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 10-21-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By bikesandcars
bump, still looking for used xi springs.

bump, still looking for used xi springs.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-21-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By bikesandcars
If not a head gasket or heater core It can only...

If not a head gasket or heater core It can only leak from structural failure of a component (hose, radiator, expansion tank, water pump) or past the fittings.

Have you done any work lately?
...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-21-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By bikesandcars
:popcorn: If you are looking for people to...

:popcorn:

If you are looking for people to tell you "green is fine" you are probably in the wrong place.

That doesn't mean that your car will explode or cooling system will fail due to...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-21-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By bikesandcars
+1, most likely the clunking is the sway bar...

+1, most likely the clunking is the sway bar connecting links.

I replaced the entire suspension becasue I need to drive the car another 50,000 miles without down time.

I did both axles...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-20-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,139
Posted By bikesandcars
Have you tried an air-hammer? I used that on my...

Have you tried an air-hammer? I used that on my car when I replaced the axles and it worked OK

See related current thread for air hammering gone awry.

That pusher looks slick though! Just...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-16-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By bikesandcars
What about them slipping right out (over a bump?)...

What about them slipping right out (over a bump?)

I thought rear XI struts were longer to accomidate higher ground clearance. I think there are 2 types of spring perch (short and tall)

I defer...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-16-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,372
Posted By bikesandcars
You forgot to add incorrectly. Axles have a...

You forgot to add incorrectly.

Axles have a centerline divot, air hammers have anvils that are designed to fit in that divot. Using an air hammer with the right anvil would not mar or mushroom...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-02-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,392
Posted By bikesandcars
dont know if mine are bottoming, but I find it...

dont know if mine are bottoming, but I find it completely unacceptable to install $500 + shocks and springs only to have the rear BANG like crazy 1,000 miles after install. Never thought about the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-25-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By bikesandcars
Wow, my 2002 had visbably worn seats and steering...

Wow, my 2002 had visbably worn seats and steering wheel with 94K, was it in an accident and those parts were replaced?

Count your blessings I guess.

A seatbelt mechanism is pretty simple,...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-25-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,104
Posted By bikesandcars
I...

I suggestthatifithasbeenziptiedbeforeyoumightneedtoreplacetheregulatorassembly

thebrakepadlightgoingoffandoniscurious, doyouhaveawaytoscanthecodesandprintthemhere?
...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-24-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,104
Posted By bikesandcars
So how does a 10 year old kid get a BMW in the...

So how does a 10 year old kid get a BMW in the first place?

I questioned your post because it's written horribly (grammatically), you took no effort to even express your problems let alone...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-24-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By bikesandcars
+1

+1
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-24-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,104
Posted By bikesandcars
1) some lights are stuck on : Which...

1) some lights are stuck on :

Which lights?

2) other [lights] dont work

Which ones?

3) funny noises from the car its self
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-24-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,104
Posted By bikesandcars
Full Stop... Breathe.... Bulletize your...

Full Stop... Breathe.... Bulletize your problems... identify the causes... come up with a plan of what you want to fix... execute the plan...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-23-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By bikesandcars
What a difference in what? Cost, quality,...

What a difference in what?

Cost, quality, installation, driving (smoothness, performance), ?

If there are no pictures it didn't happen
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-19-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By bikesandcars
Update: DO YOUR VANOS at 100K! It has changed...

Update: DO YOUR VANOS at 100K! It has changed the character of the car in a good way, I didn't even know before what I was missing. Now I realize that it drove like an over-cammed hot rod but...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-16-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By bikesandcars
Good work. I discovered the same brittle...

Good work. I discovered the same brittle components on my 120K engine. I got out any large pieces I could see. If I missed a smaller one or two I assume it will be drained in the oil or caught in...
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