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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-18-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 104,743
Posted By b spot
Unfortunately I can't help you with a part...

Unfortunately I can't help you with a part number, but when I went back in that fuel line was hanging very, very close to its original position, and there doesn't seem like much that can cause danger...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-15-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 104,743
Posted By b spot
If I give my hands a couple days to heal, not...

If I give my hands a couple days to heal, not that bad. I just have to yank the cabin air filter housing and probably pull the dam that goes around the brake resevoir/booster. You're right, I'll...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-15-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 104,743
Posted By b spot
One last question for you guys (thanks again for...

One last question for you guys (thanks again for all the help!). I realized I forgot to clip the fuel return line or whatever that is back onto the bracket on the starter bolt. Is this a big deal?...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-14-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 104,743
Posted By b spot
Thanks! Had hit right. Phew. The problem was the...

Thanks! Had hit right. Phew. The problem was the + post on the new starter wasn't high enough and the large + connection was touching where the yellow wire goes, firing the starter as soon as the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-14-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 104,743
Posted By b spot
They have been THROBBING all night! I wish I had...

They have been THROBBING all night! I wish I had the time to finish up the job today before the pain set in :rofl:

Can anyone confirm the wiring? I read a post that seemed exactly opposite of what...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-13-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 104,743
Posted By b spot
Nevermind, got it 2 minutes after posting that......

Nevermind, got it 2 minutes after posting that... haha. For others reading this in the future:

-Don't even bother trying this unless you get a flex head ratchetting wrench. It's worth whatever you...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-13-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 104,743
Posted By b spot
I'm in the middle of this on a 325xi right now,...

I'm in the middle of this on a 325xi right now, starter is off, wires disconnected, hands bleeding, but I can't get it out of the engine bay!? The drive shaft is in a brutal spot. Any tips?
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-11-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By b spot
Looks like the starter for sure. A fresh charge,...

Looks like the starter for sure. A fresh charge, and it still struggled to turn over. Tried swapping batteries with my friend's 330 and his car starts fine on both, mine barely turned off his and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-11-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By b spot
Lots of good advice in here, thanks guys! I went...

Lots of good advice in here, thanks guys! I went and grabbed a battery charger, and when hooking it up to the car I noticed the positive terminal definitely could have been tighter. I feel a bit...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-11-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By b spot
New battery, weak start even right after driving

Hello,

Our 325xit wouldn't start the other morning. ODBII readout was showing very low battery voltage. Jumped it and it ran fine, so off to Wal Mart for a new battery.

With a brand new battery...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-21-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By b spot
Thanks for the offer Rickna, I should have taken...

Thanks for the offer Rickna, I should have taken you up on that. $100 to get it drilled out and put a through bolt in there... only to discover the bearing is toast... haha. I should have just bought...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-16-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By b spot
oh boy. looking at that, this is going to take...

oh boy. looking at that, this is going to take some precise angle grinding... haha
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-15-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By b spot
Thanks for the reply! I think I'm going to take...

Thanks for the reply! I think I'm going to take an angle grinder to it and see if I can get just the bolt and not have to buy a new knuckle or strut. Sounds like it may be a bit of a difficult task.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-14-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By b spot
So ball joint is separated and the control arm...

So ball joint is separated and the control arm dropped a bit further no problems. The strut is ridiculously rusted to the knuckle. I think I'll just give it the multi-day penetrating fluid treatment...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-14-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By b spot
^ That method is what I was trying for this side,...

^ That method is what I was trying for this side, but I mistakenly popped the tie rod joint. I'm hoping to figure out this other method as I'm sure the other side has a seized strut pinch bolt as...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-14-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By b spot
Awesome! Thanks for the tips, I will try tonight....

Awesome! Thanks for the tips, I will try tonight. If you can describe the cotter-pin/lower nut part a little more that would be fantastic, as I still have the driver's side to go and don't want to...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-14-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By b spot
Can you explain a little more for me? :) ...

Can you explain a little more for me? :)

"Jumping the hub" does that mean removing the knuckle/spindle completely? Dropping the knuckle from the strut and separating the ball joint, tie rod end...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-14-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By b spot
So every time you do CV boots you need an...

So every time you do CV boots you need an alignment??
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-14-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By b spot
Sway bar end link is disconnected. If I drop the...

Sway bar end link is disconnected. If I drop the strut I'll need an alignment after, correct? I was hoping to avoid that....
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-14-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By b spot
Knuckle Stuck On Strut

I'm trying to do CV boots on my fiance's 325Xit and it's been a bloody nightmare so far.

The lower strut bolt sheared off, and I broke a cobalt bit off inside of it.

I'm trying to get the who...
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