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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,167
Posted By tidewhiff
My list outside of normal maintenance is much...

My list outside of normal maintenance is much like previous posts:
70K left front outer axle boot
75K belts, belt tensioners and idler pulleys
77K right front outer axle boot
89K Battery
93K...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,617
Posted By tidewhiff
Not yet convinced the axles are terminal when you...

Not yet convinced the axles are terminal when you experience vibration.
For me the vibration was first noticed 3(!!) years ago, on a freeway incline after a 150 mi flat freeway drive. The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,617
Posted By tidewhiff
so... in the end.. ty bombguy! While dealers...

so... in the end.. ty bombguy! While dealers cannot get the clamps from BMW they do (at least Sonnen BMW does) get them in bags of 100 from elsewhere, and were willing to sell me a few at 1.50...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,762
Posted By tidewhiff
Had my 325xi serviced by indy after warranty - he...

Had my 325xi serviced by indy after warranty - he used non-OEM rotors, OEM pads. Had to replace the (blank) front rotors four times within 45K miles due to warping . (once admittedly was from outer...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,617
Posted By tidewhiff
DOH! Thanks! checked kragen/o'reilly and...

DOH!
Thanks! checked kragen/o'reilly and autozone, both have dorman or motormite universal cv boot clamps. not enough info online, but looks like something may work - one of them is listed as 14"...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-27-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,617
Posted By tidewhiff
ty, gonna check in the am.

ty, gonna check in the am.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-27-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,617
Posted By tidewhiff
pfft - I'm sure they'll sell a clamp with the...

pfft - I'm sure they'll sell a clamp with the $500 axle attached. But it's worth a check.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-27-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,617
Posted By tidewhiff
CV boot clamp source?

xi front axle had the much discussed vibration problem on acceleration/hills. I opened the inner boots (outers replaced 75K ago) - cut off the clamp - which apparently is an Oetiker ear clamp... ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By tidewhiff
Try your other key. Had the same problem -...

Try your other key.
Had the same problem - steadily got worse on a 2000 mi trip last week. Ended up driving from Seattle to SF without turning car off. Indy read codes - communication with the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,865
Posted By tidewhiff
what do you think I should use for CV grease -...

what do you think I should use for CV grease - standard hi temp lithium wheel bearing grease?
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,865
Posted By tidewhiff
Purely guessing, with a little logic - It's all...

Purely guessing, with a little logic - It's all about CV joint temp. Travelling on flat at high speed, generates less friction in CV than slower speeds on hill climb. Longer drive times generate...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,865
Posted By tidewhiff
I have the same/similar problem - 2002 325xiT...

I have the same/similar problem - 2002 325xiT 133,000mi. Has grown in annoyance over the past few years. You'd think I would have fixed it already but it's intermittent. For local travel - there...
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