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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-02-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 18,569
Posted By Benny Minn
Yes, I occasionally felt each hub for heat with...

Yes, I occasionally felt each hub for heat with no discernible difference from wheel to wheel. Early in the winter, I checked the caliper piston seals for holes, and tried to ensure that all moving...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-02-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 18,569
Posted By Benny Minn
I'm resurrecting this thread with a small update....

I'm resurrecting this thread with a small update.

I recently replaced the front brakes with remanned calipers, rotors, pads, the whole deal due to a seizing front caliper. Thankfully, the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-01-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Benny Minn
In case any Minnesotans are interested, we're...

In case any Minnesotans are interested, we're meeting up at Lake Calhoun again on Tuesday, the 2nd. People usually park at the Calhoun Executive Building around 7pm.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,245
Posted By Benny Minn
Well said, Glhx. It seems to me that BMW, and...

Well said, Glhx. It seems to me that BMW, and maybe the whole premium segment of the auto industry, have only been engineering their products with the first ~3 years of operation in mind. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By Benny Minn
I can't comprehend what you're trying to say. ...

I can't comprehend what you're trying to say. Are you allergic to punctuation or something?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By Benny Minn
Man, that's indeed a major bummer ...and a...

Man, that's indeed a major bummer ...and a little terrifying. I have this irrational Murphy's-Law-styled fear of that same thing happening right after I finish each project on my 325xit. I hope...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-03-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By Benny Minn
.or you could try what I suggested.

.or you could try what I suggested.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By Benny Minn
I used some cut-up metal from a tin can to pop...

I used some cut-up metal from a tin can to pop those off (because the plastic bits broke on mine as well).
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1042562
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By Benny Minn
Welp, I'm an idiot. Didn't realize there was a...

Welp, I'm an idiot. Didn't realize there was a dust cap for that one since the car only came with two, nor did I know that they protected the bearings that much -- I assumed they were mostly for...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-18-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By Benny Minn
Dayco idler pulley = NO

I replaced all tensioner/idler pulleys and belts 1.5 years ago. Everything is working smoothly except for the main idler pulley, which is a Dayco brand purchased through Autozone. All others were...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Benny Minn
I suggest you try out a different shop with more...

I suggest you try out a different shop with more E46-specific knowledge or less propensity for creating excuses to empty your wallet. Your transfer case doesn't have a chain in it. I'm also not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-15-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Benny Minn
My ex-GF bought one for her Mini. I don't...

My ex-GF bought one for her Mini. I don't remember who offered it, and their warranty didn't cover bolts and other mounting hardware for some bizarre reason, however they definitely paid for repairs...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-15-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 68,288
Posted By Benny Minn
Wow. I think this may be my favorite so far.

Wow. I think this may be my favorite so far.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-15-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Benny Minn
That's quite a find, DR00N. Welcome to the wagon...

That's quite a find, DR00N. Welcome to the wagon club. The blacked out bits against that red paint are quite tasteful and actually look stock to me. How did you get those E39 wheels to fit? With...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-09-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Benny Minn
Maybe it's due to low battery voltage? I think...

Maybe it's due to low battery voltage? I think it's pretty straightforward to pull out the light control module (headlight switch) and see if it got wet or has suffered heat damage. It also appears...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Benny Minn
I get the same noise occasionally. I popped the...

I get the same noise occasionally. I popped the hood and listened for it too. I don't believe it's he air pump on mine, but that does seem like a logical possibility as it does remind me of a bad...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By Benny Minn
This is extremely helpful. I'm going to start...

This is extremely helpful. I'm going to start your routine on my wagon. I'ts been impossible to get the engine hot enough to burn off the moisture with these below zero temps in Minneapolis, even...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 146
Posted By Benny Minn
Gauge cluster lights stuck on

Today after shutting off the car and removing the key, the gauge cluster amber back lighting stayed on. The headlights and parking lights were off. The interior lights illuminated as they should. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By Benny Minn
I replaced the solenoid with a used (lower...

I replaced the solenoid with a used (lower mileage) one. No leaks so far.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Benny Minn
Yup. We were hanging out across the street for a...

Yup. We were hanging out across the street for a few hours tonight (this being the first Tuesday of the month). In the winter we gather at the Caribou Coffee. It's usually a smaller group in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-27-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,844
Posted By Benny Minn
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h132/bennyboym/f...

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h132/bennyboym/file_zps34aa98f6.jpg (http://s63.photobucket.com/user/bennyboym/media/file_zps34aa98f6.jpg.html)
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-25-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By Benny Minn
Any time you disconnect power from the battery...

Any time you disconnect power from the battery and reconnect, those lights will come on. Simply turn the steering wheel all the way left and then all the way right to recalibrate the steering angle...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-25-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,380
Posted By Benny Minn
I wouldn't go for the cheapest axels. Do some...

I wouldn't go for the cheapest axels. Do some reading around here and you'll find that GKN and BMW are the only brands worth putting in. A1 Cardone are apparently hit or miss.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-08-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,582
Posted By Benny Minn
+1 for a video. Those shots of the wiring...

+1 for a video.

Those shots of the wiring process are terrifying. And your adapter for the oil level sensor is pretty clever.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-07-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 951
Posted By Benny Minn
I gotchya. When I read "cold air intake", my...

I gotchya. When I read "cold air intake", my mind went to performance mods. If you're just looking to personalize it as a form of expression, then more power to ya.
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