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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-28-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By sidct
Replace the boots, not a big deal!

Replace the boots, not a big deal!
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-09-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,175
Posted By sidct
I tried HR springs in my 330XI, (# 29383) ride...

I tried HR springs in my 330XI, (# 29383) ride was too harsh and car lowered by about an inch. I swapped them out to maintain the original settings. Anyone who wants the HR Springs is welcome to...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-23-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,391
Posted By sidct
24mpg combine hwy/city driving with 93 Octane.

24mpg combine hwy/city driving with 93 Octane.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-17-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,545
Posted By sidct
Understanding seat occupancy sensor

http://www.autopower.se/mekartips/mekartips.asp?dokid=172

this will explain the working mechanism of the seat occupancy sensor and how to by pass it when it malfunctions. Unfortunately it is in...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-13-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,175
Posted By sidct
I too made the mistake of putting on 06164, prior...

I too made the mistake of putting on 06164, prior to researching it thoroughly.
If these ones break I will go with 06123 in future with sach boge shocks.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-12-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,175
Posted By sidct
The 06123 has tapered ends where as 06164 has...

The 06123 has tapered ends where as 06164 has uniform thickness of the coil. Spring rates matched for Xi sedans calls for 06123. I am also using 06164 currently and do not notice any difference in...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-09-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,175
Posted By sidct
The correct part number for suplex rear spring is...

The correct part number for suplex rear spring is 06123 ( for all E46 Xi's )

http://www.mladov.ru/katalog/suplex/SUPLEX_2008-2009.pdf

You can check the catalog to confirm this.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,062
Posted By sidct
You need to change fuel breather valve (part...

You need to change fuel breather valve (part number: 13901433603).
Forum: Lighting Forum 09-04-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,786
Posted By sidct
Your battery voltage (after you car has been...

Your battery voltage (after you car has been switched off for few hours to get rid of surface charge on plates) should be greater than 12.60 volts, otherwise you need to replace the battery. After...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-21-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By sidct
A common cause of oil seal leakage is vibration...

A common cause of oil seal leakage is vibration secondary to unbalanced drive train ( bad bearing, wheel balance etc). You will need to check these areas too.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-21-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,209
Posted By sidct
Check out this link: ...

Check out this link:
http://www.stoptech.com/technical-support/technical-white-papers/-warped-brake-disc-and-other-myths
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-15-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,055
Posted By sidct
The url for second image : ...

The url for second image :
http://www.autopartsnetwork.com/images/catalog/wp/full/W01331663100OES.JPG
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-15-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,008
Posted By sidct
This info from a australian tech site: Tyres,...

This info from a australian tech site:
Tyres, Grip and All That...


Sorting fact from fiction in tyre physics


By Dennis Jensen
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-15-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,055
Posted By sidct
The strut has a slight groove where the pinch...

The strut has a slight groove where the pinch bolt rests, hence making a interference fitting, when you try to remove the bolt the head usually shears off and the stem of the bolt being slightly...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-17-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By sidct
Most likely the culprit is your alternator's...

Most likely the culprit is your alternator's rectifier (one of the diodes is shot). You should get 13.6 to 14.2 volts with engine on. Baseline battery voltage (without load) should be 12.6V or higher...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-27-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,777
Posted By sidct
Most likely culprit is broken rear spring, the...

Most likely culprit is broken rear spring, the lowerend of it. Very common problem
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-31-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By sidct
Possibly the rectifier in the alternator has a...

Possibly the rectifier in the alternator has a diode that is shot. Take a look at the following links that explains this issue.

http://jaguar.professional.org/Alternator.php

It will probably...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-18-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By sidct
Poor reliability in all Xi's, if you can do...

Poor reliability in all Xi's, if you can do maintenance and repairs it isn't too bad, but if you opt for the dealership repairs it will be very expensive option. Problem areas include: water pump,...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-17-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,215
Posted By sidct
The grease in the inner CV joint does liquify...

The grease in the inner CV joint does liquify over time ad will leak eventually. You just need to repack the grease after cleaning it and putting a new boot on it. The cost of GKN inner boot is...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-07-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,439
Posted By sidct
I wish I could find the source for the outer ball...

I wish I could find the source for the outer ball joint and pressfit thm into control arm myself.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-09-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By sidct
Torque converter is connected (bolted) to the...

Torque converter is connected (bolted) to the crankshaft via flex plate or flywheel hence is always engaged. You probably are referring to torque converter clutch (TCC).
You can read up on basics...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-26-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 39,016
Posted By sidct
I have 102340 miles on my 2003 330Xi, usual...

I have 102340 miles on my 2003 330Xi, usual routine services and mantainence items and: secondary air pump and valve at 38K, Brakes_ rotors and pads twice, tires ( currently 2nd set), water pump and...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-22-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,495
Posted By sidct
One more possibility, air leak from brake vacuum...

One more possibility, air leak from brake vacuum booster causing lean mixture and misfiring resulting in engine vibrations.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-11-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,649
Posted By sidct
I would first check for intake air leak, either...

I would first check for intake air leak, either the boot or crankcase vent system, clear the codes and see what you get.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,300
Posted By sidct
Battery

Autozone Duralast Gold H8-DLG 91R (made by Douglas : same company makes the BMW batteries ) Costs ~140. Just make sure that the date of manufacture in within couple of months ( sticker is on the...
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