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Forum: Parting Out 01-03-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,700
Posted By vandentr
Is the arm rest available by chance?

Is the arm rest available by chance?
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-20-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By vandentr
Charging/Battery Light Gremlin...

So I'm driving home tonight and my charging/battery light comes on.

Ugh.

I get home and check the voltages at the battery:

Shut Off = 12.3v
Running = 13.95v

So wtf is up with the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-04-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,044
Posted By vandentr
The local shop was right, the U-Joint on the rear...

The local shop was right, the U-Joint on the rear drive shaft closest to the differential was seized on one of the planes, causing a wobble that translated into a hum and some crazy harmonics at...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-31-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,044
Posted By vandentr
Update: Finally brought it to a local shop...

Update:

Finally brought it to a local shop for diagnosis only. Turns out it's the rear-most U-joint on the driveshaft, which took out the CSB as well.

Prices:
1) $1,300 for a new one...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-16-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,044
Posted By vandentr
I honestly haven't had a chance to diagnose the...

I honestly haven't had a chance to diagnose the problem yet. My wife's car blew a head gasket when it overheated due to a disintegrated water pump impeller, so that's been absorbing a good portion of...
Forum: Parting Out 05-02-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,508
Posted By vandentr
Forward lower splash shield (radiator area) if...

Forward lower splash shield (radiator area) if not damaged?
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-22-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,044
Posted By vandentr
Oh how I wish it was only my tires! I would...

Oh how I wish it was only my tires! I would GLADLY pay to refresh the rubber if it would make my vibration go away, but that's not the source.

:censor:

At any rate, I got side-tracked into a...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-09-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,044
Posted By vandentr
I can say with 100% certainty that it's not the...

I can say with 100% certainty that it's not the tires.

When I bought the car last summer the noise was there, just not as pronounced, but there was also a wicked shimmy, which turned out to be 2...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-09-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,044
Posted By vandentr
I know Sam, but to me that's like admitting...

I know Sam, but to me that's like admitting defeat.

Also, I've read countless stories where the shop says, "We don't know" to issues like this involving the XI drive train and then proceed to...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-09-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,044
Posted By vandentr
I did try to disable the traction control with...

I did try to disable the traction control with the button, no dice. BMW apparently doesn't screw around when it comes to protecting the driver and AWD system on these cars. I will look into the fuse...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-09-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,044
Posted By vandentr
I have shut the engine off while coasting in...

I have shut the engine off while coasting in neutral and the vibration persists in exactly the same manner as when it is in drive - neither the engine nor the degree of load makes any difference.
...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-09-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,044
Posted By vandentr
Well, my daredevil self put it on jack stands and...

Well, my daredevil self put it on jack stands and attempted that very thing!

However, the car's too smart for both of us. The traction control refuses to cooperate and barely lets the the tires...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-08-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,044
Posted By vandentr
The tires AND Wheels are less than 6 months old,...

The tires AND Wheels are less than 6 months old, but the hum has been going on since before those were purchased.

:hmm:
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-08-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,623
Posted By vandentr
This is what I put in mine a year ago and have...

This is what I put in mine a year ago and have had zero issues. To this day I can barely tell when the car shifts.

Peak Multi-Vehicle ATF...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-08-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,044
Posted By vandentr
Speed Dependent Vibration/Hum - SOLVED!

I have a vibration/hum that is always present, but when I hit 40mph the harmonic is so loud that it's almost a deafening roar! It's low enough in frequency to be impossible to locate from inside the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-23-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By vandentr
Yes I know it's an ancient post, but for those...

Yes I know it's an ancient post, but for those who wind up here, Dorman's got a 3-pack replacement, $10-$15: #911-901

http://www.google.com/#fp=d9a496352f190ad7&q=dorman+911901&tbm=shop

-TVB
Forum: Parting Out 08-19-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 15,165
Posted By vandentr
Hi, I'm looking for just the connector and...

Hi,

I'm looking for just the connector and maybe 2"-3" of the wire (circled in pic) for the Washer Fluid Temp Sensor located on the passenger front fender splash guard where it is tied into the...
Forum: Parting Out 08-19-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By vandentr
WTB: Washer Temp Sensor Harness (ref pic)

Hi All,

I'm looking for just the connector and maybe 2"-3" of the wire (circled in pic) for the Washer Fluid Temp Sensor located on the passenger front fender splash guard where it is tied into...
Forum: Parting Out 08-19-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,795
Posted By vandentr
Washer Temp Sensor connector?

I'm looking for just the connector and maybe 2"-3" of the wire (circled in pic) for the Washer Fluid Temp Sensor located on the passenger front fender splash guard where it is tied into the fog light...
Forum: Parting Out 08-16-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,795
Posted By vandentr
OK, I've got a bid for one on eBay at $52. If it...

OK, I've got a bid for one on eBay at $52. If it doesn't work out I'll hit you up...
Forum: Parting Out 08-16-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,795
Posted By vandentr
Sweet, how much shipped to 49323?

Sweet, how much shipped to 49323?
Forum: Parting Out 08-16-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,795
Posted By vandentr
Armrest?

I'm interested in just the armrest, not the whole console piece. Is that an option and available?

Thanks,
TVB
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-26-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,041
Posted By vandentr
Sgtbean, It's so he can start an "exchange"...

Sgtbean,

It's so he can start an "exchange" program, you send him your bad ones and he sends you the refurbished ones from the previous customer and so on and so on...

TVB
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-26-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By vandentr
very annoying belt squeal/squeak

For the record, I tried that with a variety of lubricating sprays and nothing worked.

After a while my patience ultimately ran out and it just wasn't worth messing with anymore...


Sent from...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-15-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By vandentr
Chirping?

FYI, my 325xi would start "chirping" after it got warm and it wound up being the tensioner bearing (NOT the pully) for the power steering/alternator/waterpump belt loop. The spring-loaded pivot...
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