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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-17-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 46,907
Posted By jmo69
I guess if e36 M3 shocks are the best choice,...

I guess if e36 M3 shocks are the best choice, Sachs would do as well for $62 each at numerous places.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-15-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By jmo69
So what was it? I just did the starter on my xi...

So what was it? I just did the starter on my xi and the only electrical connectors were the DISA and the MAF, besides the three wires to the starter.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-11-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,391
Posted By jmo69
Just finished this job, things went back together...

Just finished this job, things went back together easier than I thought it would. A few tips, don't drop the top starter bolt, I did but got lucky in that I could see it sitting on top of the trans...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-06-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By jmo69
Update

My sending unit showed up today and I got it installed without losing too much gas. It would have been less messy if the tank hadn't been so full. The trick to get it in is to put the O-ring into the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-05-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By jmo69
I have some grease flying around the driver's...

I have some grease flying around the driver's side outer CV joint. I will probably wait and just replace the axle. FCP Euro has a set of front axles for about $250.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-04-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,391
Posted By jmo69
I'm in the middle of this DIY and just got the...

I'm in the middle of this DIY and just got the old starter out. I ordered my new one before the old one was out and to my dismay I'm one of the lucky ones that have the Denso starter. Fortunately I...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-01-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By jmo69
Thanks for the tip, but now I have other issues....

Thanks for the tip, but now I have other issues. With the crack sealed with JB Weld I decided to drive it to work this AM, put the spare key in and turned to start and nothing, just lights. No click...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-30-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By jmo69
Angry F'ing mouse!

Today I got a call from the wife, actually returning a missed call, she could smell gas after filling up. She drove the car anyway and when she got to, her mother's place it still smelled and was...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-26-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By jmo69
Be prepared to replace front axles or at least CV...

Be prepared to replace front axles or at least CV boots. The new angles are hard on boots.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-26-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By jmo69
Outside diameter is the key factor. Last winter...

Outside diameter is the key factor. Last winter one of my Dunlop M3 runflat snow tires went bad so I found a pair of Nokians the same size and put those on the back and the Dunlops on the front,...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-19-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By jmo69
The GM5 module can be repaired for about $100, I...

The GM5 module can be repaired for about $100, I had mine done and everything works fine now plus nothing had to be reprogrammed. The evaporator will be labor intensive so it will be expensive so...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-19-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By jmo69
I did the pillars with Plastidip and it looks...

I did the pillars with Plastidip and it looks great even after weathering one of the worst winters in a long time.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-04-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By jmo69
I changed the oil and filter today anyway, had...

I changed the oil and filter today anyway, had some left from the last one so I only needed one 5 qt. jug from Wallyworld. Took a sample for Blackstone Labs, not sure if I'll send it in though since...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-04-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By jmo69
No, just a comment that I've gone that long...

No, just a comment that I've gone that long without any significant oil loss. FTW.:clap:
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-01-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By jmo69
I had those lights come on once after working on...

I had those lights come on once after working on my car, it was the MAF was not hooked back up after I was done. It ran fine though the cruise wouldn't work and the lights came on after about 5...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-01-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By jmo69
Another oil thread

Not the usual, it's just that it's been almost a year since I changed the oil in my 325xi and two days ago I added less than ½qt. The oil service says I've got 7950 miles before the next change but...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-10-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By jmo69
What?...

What? http://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-radiator-hose-lower-e46-11531436408
Get this one, I got this one and an aftermarket upper hose and the upper had a slight leak as indicated by a white...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-05-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By jmo69
I bought their store brand ceramics for my wife's...

I bought their store brand ceramics for my wife's car at about the same price, and she has no complaints and I like the clean wheels.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-02-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By jmo69
Could be your center bearing, they supposedly...

Could be your center bearing, they supposedly vibrate on acceleration but not on deceleration.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-02-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By jmo69
I've often wondered why no one ever thought of...

I've often wondered why no one ever thought of trying to clean out the old one rather than buying new.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-31-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By jmo69
IIRC if one axle is not connected the car won't...

IIRC if one axle is not connected the car won't move. There was a thread while back about a car not moving and I think it was a broken axle and all the power was going to it.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-26-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By jmo69
Good job! I fought with rust and old parts last...

Good job! I fought with rust and old parts last weekend when I had to swap out a rear brake hose on my e36. After I got it off I found out where the heat really needed to be applied. After I got the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-25-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By jmo69
You need some heat on that sleeve. If that...

You need some heat on that sleeve. If that happened to me I'd put the shock in my vise with the sleeve above the jaws and the jaws closed only enough to support the sleeve. Then heat the sleeve and...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-06-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 526
Posted By jmo69
Low voltage, have you checked the battery and...

Low voltage, have you checked the battery and alternator? These cars are voltage sensitive. At one point mine wouldn't crank with a 12V reading at the jump terminal.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-04-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By jmo69
Or just put a new regulator in, mine was slow and...

Or just put a new regulator in, mine was slow and noisy, a new one fixed it, just don't get an E-Bay one.
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