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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-10-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Scraping noise from the rear end turned out to be...

Scraping noise from the rear end turned out to be rusted ebrake parts scraping against corroded rear rotor drum surface. First sounded like either wheel bearing, tires, or something in the driveline...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-10-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Noise in Rear Wheel Bearing Turned Out to be Rusty E-Brake

I began to hear rumbling or a 'wear noise' coming from somewhere in the rear of the car. After rotating tires to eliminate that noise, I jacked up all four wheels, started the engine, and put it in...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-02-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,542
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
If the jack is positioned directly under the lift...

If the jack is positioned directly under the lift pad, all of the weight is taken by the pad structure... the pin takes no weight, it only secures and locates the pad.

I also was worried that...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-02-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,542
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Why don't you just buy the OEM pad? Then you can...

Why don't you just buy the OEM pad? Then you can jack the front end w/o going through all of this. It is cheap and snaps in place. Nothing could be easier.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-21-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,326
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Here is a good wheel size calculator. These aid...

Here is a good wheel size calculator. These aid in determining whether new wheels will fit your car.

http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-18-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,728
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Control arm bushing are right underneath the...

Control arm bushing are right underneath the outboard front corners of your seats. CAB for sure.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-12-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
A Relief to See Clean Underbody Panels

I was anxious in pulling the underbody panels because there were oil spots collecting on the panel insides under the rear main seal. At 100,000 miles, it could be time for a new rear main, or oil...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-06-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,326
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Well it is an xi and not a lowrider. Stock...

Well it is an xi and not a lowrider. Stock springs and shocks so you're going to get the stagecoach look. This is the same combo on the OEM 17" sport package.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-06-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,326
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
http://gordonrichards.net/BMW/frontqtr.1.JPG ...

http://gordonrichards.net/BMW/frontqtr.1.JPG

ASA AR1s 17x8 - The wheel is cast not forged. They are inexpensive at approx. $135 per wheel, and are on the heavy side at 23 lbs each. The 8" rim...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-20-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Front drive axle spline is very tight fit into hub

Has anyone found a good way to clean up the drive axle splines and/or the hub spines? The axle was was very tight in the hub to remove, and I'd like to fix that before I reinstall them.

I have...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-03-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,876
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
I use speedbleeders on all my cars. They even...

I use speedbleeders on all my cars. They even work on the 300zx hydraulic clutch slave cylinder.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-23-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,089
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Should have also replaced the Valve Cover Gasket

After replacing both the Oil Filter Housing Gasket and CCV, I thought the smoking would be fixed; but it turns out there is still a little smoke emanating from the passenger side bell housing area. ...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-18-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
I used the Redline 75W90 also. I had changed...

I used the Redline 75W90 also. I had changed both axles, about a year apart; and changed the fluid both times. The second time fluid was still pretty rank, after only a year in the diff. So I just...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-17-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,089
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
As a matter of followup to my original post; the...

As a matter of followup to my original post; the leak was indeed sourced to the OFGH. I won't bother posting a pic because it looked exactly like all the others with oil settled into the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-17-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,349
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
I am 67 and retired, so we are similar in that...

I am 67 and retired, so we are similar in that respect. In my spare time, I like to work on the BMW and other cars. It is a hobby and I truly enjoy it. However, I would never attempt to bring back...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-15-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,319
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Good post w/ lots of good info; except about...

Good post w/ lots of good info; except about crossing radials over the other side. You are correct in that when radials were first introduced it was not recommended to switch a radial to the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-14-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
They will fit fine.

They will fit fine.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-14-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,734
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Why not rebuild your existing Axles?

Reading all the posts about axle shafts that are too small for the boots, or boots not fitted correctly, or Chinese junk breaking down way too soon. Why not stick with your OEM drive axles and have...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-14-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,089
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Thx Schloe. I also ordered parts for the CCV Oil...

Thx Schloe. I also ordered parts for the CCV Oil Separator. Since the alternator is off and the PS pump pulled to the side, I'll swap out the CCV. The car has 96K, so I may as well get it done now...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-13-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,089
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Oil Filter Housing Gasket? Need confirmation

1) Is this a typical drip pattern for an oil filter housing gasket leak?
2) Is there any other possible leak source I should review?

http://gordonrichards.net/BMW/Engine/bmw.oil.leak.jpg

There...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-21-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,801
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
A small amount of play in the ball joint is OK to...

A small amount of play in the ball joint is OK to drive on. Ball joints need to wear quite a bit before any catastrophic failure occurs. , e.g., wheel hub breaks off. Usually the worst damage is...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-21-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,512
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Standard method to check for worn ball joints is...

Standard method to check for worn ball joints is to place jack under control arm (use a piece of 2x4 to protect arm) and raise the wheel about 2-3" off the ground.

Insert a long pry bar other...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-21-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,131
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Thanks guys... I was double checking because it's...

Thanks guys... I was double checking because it's a lot of work to reverse it if it's installed backwards.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-20-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,131
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Front drive axle seal, which direction is correct?

Replacing front drive axle and I forgot which way the new seal is oriented.

Viewing from the outboard side, which way does the seal install in the case housing?

The left or the right?
...
Forum: Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.) 05-07-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By gordo325xiwagon
Selling OEM Front Corner Lights (Amber)

http://gordonrichards.net/BMW/BMW.amber.turnsignals3.JPG

OEM amber side corner lights Both sides, left and right. they fit BMW 2001 (pre-facelift front end) They are in perfect condition. As...
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