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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-27-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 50,677
Posted By BMWboi
This is a DIY from hell I spent a day and a half...

This is a DIY from hell I spent a day and a half and couldn't get the coupler off it's metal base/rod. I used PB blaster and by the time I was done, the coupler was all mangled from hammering but it...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-24-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 50,677
Posted By BMWboi
I'm doing this now but the steering column won't...

I'm doing this now but the steering column won't slide up out of the coupler even though it is all the way up (contracted). Is the column suppose to pivot up and down?
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 02-19-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By BMWboi
coupler/guibo? shocking steering play (video)

From what I've read, my problem is likely a worn steering coupler/guibo thing? Here is a video of my steering play..
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-29-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,443
Posted By BMWboi
The 330i has more hp, I'd go with that. I think...

The 330i has more hp, I'd go with that. I think you'll find the e90 328i is slightly slower than your e46 because of extra weight.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-29-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By BMWboi
Thanks guys! My headlights come up with I start...

Thanks guys! My headlights come up with I start the car but I do notice they are pointed a little too low. I'll see if I can't JB weld it back :D
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-29-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By BMWboi
what is the broken bit font suspention

Just saw this piece broken off from the plastic bit. This is the front passenger side suspension. What is it and is it critical.

Thanks
Forum: General BMW Model Discussion 10-18-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,133
Posted By BMWboi
e92 335i now or f32 435i later?

I feel like it's time to upgrade from the e46. But my dilemma is I could either get a 2011 335i now or wait another year and look for a 435i when they've come down in price a bit. What would you do?...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-29-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By BMWboi
I would replace just the driver side actuator...

I would replace just the driver side actuator first. This is the one with the brains to control all the locks and windows.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By BMWboi
In case anyone is curious. I installed the part...

In case anyone is curious. I installed the part as I need the car and had no choice.. It's working very well, all the nasty front end noise is gone! I guess only time will tell how well this holds...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By BMWboi
Can you elaborate? What if dirt and water get...

Can you elaborate? What if dirt and water get into where those exposed ball bearings are?

Though a person on this page seems to agree:

“Yes when you open the box it appears that there's a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-23-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By BMWboi
According to the internet this is by design and...

According to the internet this is by design and the dust cap is suppose to protect the bearings. I'm not convinced but I guess no choice.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-23-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By BMWboi
Help, is my front wheel bearing hub assembly missing a part? (Turner Motorsport)

Hi,

I bought the front wheel bearing hub assembly from Turner Motorsports. But looks like I'm missing some sort of cover on the front of the assembly as the wheel bearings are exposed:

And the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-04-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By BMWboi
Replace just front bearings or hub + bearing assembly?

Looks like one of my front wheel bearings is making a very annoying noise. From what I gathered online, replacing both the wheel hub and wheel bearings is a lot easier since they come as one...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-10-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By BMWboi
Is this normal or bad (pic)?

Doing the valve cover gasket. I'm at the step where I disconnect this line going into the top of the cover.. And I see inside is mayo and gunk. I can clean out the surface but what about the rest of...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-04-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,861
Posted By BMWboi
First the 333hp rating is by the old hp rating...

First the 333hp rating is by the old hp rating system. I believe it was adjusted around 2006 so newer cars go by the new SAE compliment method and usually the hp is not as big as it would have been...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-08-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,771
Posted By BMWboi
How does it feel now that e46fanatics is not the envy anymore

Now that the e46 is old and even a clean e36 seems more valuable, how does it feel that this place and the car is not what it used to be in the hay day :bawling:
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-18-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By BMWboi
low oil after driving, but full after sitting!?

So at first I thought I had oil burning issues because after about 2000km my low oil light will start showing up and when I check the level shortly after driving yes it reads low.. however I've...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-20-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 37,040
Posted By BMWboi
This is depressing. If I'm not willing to throw...

This is depressing. If I'm not willing to throw lots of money at "possible" solutions to oil consumption than this problem is never going to be fixed. Maybe time to trade in for an e90.

Edit: How...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By BMWboi
Is my 330 secretly a hybrid? 56 MPG

Not sure if I have a flux capacitor or the obc is just wacky but I get a reading of 4.2L/100 km doesn't that convert to 56 MPG?? :read: Is there a way to reset the consumption and start calculating...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,427
Posted By BMWboi
yikes.. for some reason I thought the 330i was...

yikes.. for some reason I thought the 330i was bulletproof and it was the 335i that you wanted to stay away from.. perhaps a G37 then...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,427
Posted By BMWboi
Would you upgrade to an e90 330i?

I've recently been browsing classifieds for fun and came across a few 2006 330i's fully loaded sport package with idrive navigation. It got me thinking of upgrading. I would love to get a 335i but...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,205
Posted By BMWboi
that steering wheel is 4 spoke.. i'm pretty sure...

that steering wheel is 4 spoke.. i'm pretty sure the sport package wheel is 3 spoke with an M badge on the middle spoke
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,752
Posted By BMWboi
****ing lost it :rofl:

****ing lost it :rofl:
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By BMWboi
Jezus Christ just saw the DIY video for the...

Jezus Christ just saw the DIY video for the CCV... I think I'm happy just topping it up lol
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-08-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By BMWboi
Thanks for the tips! I did have mayo under the...

Thanks for the tips! I did have mayo under the oil cap in the cold weather.. it has warmed up now.. between 0 - 10 degrees C. and I don't see mayo anymore.. would it still be there in warm...
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