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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-04-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,116
Posted By Mannydog
The seal should be flush with the dif. Good...

The seal should be flush with the dif. Good photos here:

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330xi-M54_3.0L/Drivetrain/Axles/ES51418/

I hate to sound like a broken record, but check to make sure...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-22-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,116
Posted By Mannydog
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-21-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,116
Posted By Mannydog
There were times when it took me a LOT of whacks...

There were times when it took me a LOT of whacks before it finally went.
No reason I could figure. It is worth seeing if the clip is chewed up, but I doubt it would damage the internal splines, I...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-21-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,116
Posted By Mannydog
I feel your pain, but trust me, this is not a job...

I feel your pain, but trust me, this is not a job to take shortcuts on.
Rather than trying to support the control arm, you should try to position the axle so its going in straight (which is tricky)....
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-21-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,116
Posted By Mannydog
Its worth a try to knock it in with everything in...

Its worth a try to knock it in with everything in place, but you risk damaging your CV joints if you knock on the axle. Plus I somehow F@cked up my wheel bearing during removal and that turned into...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-21-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,116
Posted By Mannydog
I really doubt it's a seal issue if it has a 1/4"...

I really doubt it's a seal issue if it has a 1/4" gap. I think that's the right amount if it hasn't engaged the snap ring. If there was no gap and it still leaed, I would say to take it apart and...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-21-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,116
Posted By Mannydog
Exclamation NO! Don't drive it! You will leak dif fluid...

NO!

Don't drive it! You will leak dif fluid and risk damaging the dif!
It's not all the way in and it can take several tries to get it seated (the snap ring has to go past the internal splines...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-05-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 51,677
Posted By Mannydog
Probably either a defective axle or you damaged a...

Probably either a defective axle or you damaged a cv joint during installation (if you were pounding on it from the hub end to seat it). Assuming this is a new vibration since the repair.

I think...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-05-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 51,677
Posted By Mannydog
Chilton Not sure what your question...

Chilton

Not sure what your question is...:hmm:
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 12-28-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 143
Posted By Mannydog
Key programming question

Sorry, l I'm sure this is out there in multiple posts, but after a lot of searching, I can't seem to find any. :hmm:

I want to find out what the options are for unlocking with a diamond key.
I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-27-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By Mannydog
Was and wear key

Well, distracted last night by a sick 11y/o daughter, I threw my pants in the wash with my keys in the pocket. I'm happy to report they made it through the wash and dry cycle and my car key still...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-26-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,045
Posted By Mannydog
I had a bunch of Datsun 510s in the early 80s (I...

I had a bunch of Datsun 510s in the early 80s (I know, ancient history), but got a 2002tii in 86. 12 BMWs later, I rarely think about Nissans unless it's at a rental counter...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-24-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 143,252
Posted By Mannydog
Anyone ever figure out what changed between the...

Anyone ever figure out what changed between the early and late gasket?
I have searched the sight but can't find anything.
My production date is 8/02, and I got the early gasket, but I'm not sure if...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-23-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By Mannydog
I'm about to replace my VCG, and my production...

I'm about to replace my VCG, and my production date is 8/02, so right on the cusp.
mikeson: is yours still good, a year later?
I'm really curious what the difference was between the 2 VCGs.
Some...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 12-20-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By Mannydog
These will fit on a 330i/Xi? I'm not in the...

These will fit on a 330i/Xi?

I'm not in the market, but I thought OEM 16s wouldn't clear OEM calipers (which is why I got ASAs (that I don't love) from Tire Rack when I got my car). :hmm:

GLWS
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-20-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Mannydog
I usually don't like dark wheels, but these look...

I usually don't like dark wheels, but these look good. :thumbsup:
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-19-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 911
Posted By Mannydog
Yeah, but if a GKN last 100k, and a NAPA lasts...

Yeah, but if a GKN last 100k, and a NAPA lasts 20k, who wants the hassle of going back to the shop 3-4 extra times?
I have done 90%+ of the work on my cars over the last 30 years. Part is cost,...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-17-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,126
Posted By Mannydog
Living at the other end of I-90 in WA, I have to...

Living at the other end of I-90 in WA, I have to frequently cross Snoqualmie Pass to get to Seattle. 450" of snow a year. They routinely enforce "chains or AWD".
This will be my 4th winter of an...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-17-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 911
Posted By Mannydog
Having spent the better part of the last month...

Having spent the better part of the last month getting my axles sorted out, I would say (like lots of others here) get GKN axles from Pelican/ECS/RM, etc.

I got one Cardone reman (from Autozone,...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-16-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,116
Posted By Mannydog
What he said! After installing a GKN axle (and...

What he said!
After installing a GKN axle (and OEM seal) on the passenger side, I had a serious leak.

I thought it must be the support bracket/pedestal, so I got a new on and installed (luckily I...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-11-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,435
Posted By Mannydog
Reviving this thread. This is turned into the...

Reviving this thread.
This is turned into the project from hell.
Successfully changed Driver side axle with a Cardone.
We'll see how long it lasts but so far so good no leaks no vibrations.
A...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-05-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mannydog
WOW! I've had a dozen BMWs since '79, and I...

WOW!

I've had a dozen BMWs since '79, and I always thought they were called guibos!
Awesome!: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giubo
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-05-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mannydog
For the record pressed-in bushings from Turner...

For the record pressed-in bushings from Turner are $230, not $300.
If I read it correctly, they charge $48 for the install.
I'd have a hard time finding someone in my area to do it much cheaper...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-05-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Mannydog
James Thanks for the reply - So are...

James

Thanks for the reply -

So are they currently available?
And do you know what's included in the kit?

BTW, props to ECS. I placed a small order of misc. parts a couple of weeks ago,...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-05-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Mannydog
BMW " Value Line" control arm set?

Anyone ever see this?:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=ES53&mospid=47726&btnr=88_0017&hg=88&fg=80&hl=1

Stumbled across it on realm.com and wondered what it contains, and if it is...
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