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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-29-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By karatechop5000
Disgusting!

Disgusting!
Forum: Engine & Performance 01-24-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By karatechop5000
No. Thanks for asking. I sent it off today. SOLD

No. Thanks for asking. I sent it off today. SOLD
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-15-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,045
Posted By karatechop5000
I see the Subaru as more single-purpose. The XI...

I see the Subaru as more single-purpose. The XI has a lightweight, low maintenence, low friction awd system that can glide quietly on the highway.

Also, the Subaru seems to me like a very well...
Forum: Engine & Performance 01-11-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By karatechop5000
FS: E46 Valve Cover $100

Yeah... from a recent misdiagnosis. I redid my gasket, continued to smell the exhaust manifold, bought a new valve cover from the dealer for about $300. Installed the new valve cover; and then...
Forum: Complete Cars 01-10-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By karatechop5000
Yeah... I have an 03 325xi sedan orientblue...

Yeah... I have an 03 325xi sedan orientblue steptronic with ~95k. It's got a couple minor issues (don't we all). If at all interested, I'll share more details.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-02-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,832
Posted By karatechop5000
I bought my seal from the dealership. It's not my...

I bought my seal from the dealership. It's not my first axle swap. It was leaking before the axle swap and after with the new seal. I read about the 'axle machining' theory here in this forum; but I...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-01-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By karatechop5000
You would need to drop a lot of weight to really...

You would need to drop a lot of weight to really feel a difference. If you are serious, think about ditching your interior and air conditioning.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-31-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,832
Posted By karatechop5000
For what it's worth, my NAPA reman axle may be...

For what it's worth, my NAPA reman axle may be causing axle shaft seal leakage. It spins very well; but new output seal did not seal to it well. I may tighten my seal spring; but NAPA says they'll...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-27-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,295
Posted By karatechop5000
Presumably you have considered the axle output...

Presumably you have considered the axle output area under the exhaust manifold. There is a spinning joint there, with a bearing and a seal. If inner cv boot, or axle shaft seal leak; it gets sprayed...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-06-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,194
Posted By karatechop5000
Put the snows on your dads car for him.

Put the snows on your dads car for him.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-27-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,303
Posted By karatechop5000
Alternately, there is a rubber gasket sealant...

Alternately, there is a rubber gasket sealant which doesn't dry hard like silicone. The plastic valve cover in the pic doesn't look warped or twisted to me. Mine is like that too. No leaks.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-12-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By karatechop5000
Did the vibration start right after the...

Did the vibration start right after the suspension work? Also... When you strengthen one part of the suspension/steering, you stress the other parts more. In addition, busting a ball joint or end...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-12-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,866
Posted By karatechop5000
More information?! What more info? That same pic...

More information?! What more info? That same pic and click-to-order? Ha! Just kidding. Seriously though... Does it include the bearing and is there a gasket on the oil pan side? Thanks.

Ooops. I...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-09-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,866
Posted By karatechop5000
What about a gasket? Does this part need/have a...

What about a gasket? Does this part need/have a gasket?
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-28-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,934
Posted By karatechop5000
OP, Do you have a strut brace yet? I wonder which...

OP, Do you have a strut brace yet? I wonder which is best to do with limited $$. What's the cheapest way to kill understeer? Those adjustable control arms sound interesting.:excited:
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-19-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,079
Posted By karatechop5000
Are you pulling the motor or taking apart the car...

Are you pulling the motor or taking apart the car under it?
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-06-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,580
Posted By karatechop5000
Good answers. Particularly dmax. Also I just...

Good answers. Particularly dmax. Also I just remembered something my dad told me when I was a lad. "If the car falls on you, it will kill you. Or, it could smash you and trap you under it screaming...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-06-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,762
Posted By karatechop5000
This is what I put on facebook today: "Thank...

This is what I put on facebook today:

"Thank you Enfield PD for checking me out at work today. Seems some people don't like survey takers 'round Enfield who take pictures of electrical...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-06-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,580
Posted By karatechop5000
Read some troubleshooting procedures to...

Read some troubleshooting procedures to understand the logic of the systems. Protect the hands.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-28-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,491
Posted By karatechop5000
It's hammering your driveline; but your driveline...

It's hammering your driveline; but your driveline has that rubber guibo to absorb shocks. I would just take it easy a little bit.
Some diffs are rebuildable.
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-26-2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,762
Posted By karatechop5000
Actually we both prefer our own cars; but we...

Actually we both prefer our own cars; but we bicker a little bit about who's is more 'socially responsible'. She thinks any car that takes premium is a waste. I think it's a wash with the improved...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-25-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,762
Posted By karatechop5000
My wife and I are having a discussion about...

My wife and I are having a discussion about whether or not it would be more efficient ($$$) for us to switch cars on the days I work. She has a Lexus LX400h. She gets shitty mileage (18) on her...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-23-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,762
Posted By karatechop5000
Not much to update after most of this weeks...

Not much to update after most of this weeks training. All of us new guys went out with our trainer/leader today (and yesterday). We were in Meriden. Near Ted's (steamed cheesburgers). I don't know...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-20-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,491
Posted By karatechop5000
I was thinking it would be a diagnostic tool. It...

I was thinking it would be a diagnostic tool. It probably wouldn't cure the problem; but if you notice a change, you'll know whats wrong. It's easier than opening the diff. Hell, you may figure it...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-19-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,993
Posted By karatechop5000
BTW, I think a wheel speed sensor could still be...

BTW, I think a wheel speed sensor could still be bad despite the cruise working.
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