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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-17-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By eso123
You jack the car up and remove the driver side...

You jack the car up and remove the driver side front wheel. (loosen lugs first then jack) I always use jackstands. i don't remember if there's anything else in the way.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-30-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By eso123
A forum search with your symptoms may give you...

A forum search with your symptoms may give you some ideas.
Common things to check:
Bad tire or bent wheel
Loose front end components
Front CV axle shafts
Was it a sudden onset? Any accident...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-29-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,572
Posted By eso123
To add the latest to my comment--The OD at the...

To add the latest to my comment--The OD at the outer axle shaft (passenger side) where the bearing seats is 35.00mm and where the seal seats it is 44.00mm, per my micrometer. This was the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-29-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,572
Posted By eso123
Uh-oh. I bought a Masterpro axle from Oreilley's...

Uh-oh. I bought a Masterpro axle from Oreilley's and its leaking too. I need to check into this--what is the proper OD of these thing?
So much for the Limited Lifetime Warranty!
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-29-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By eso123
Had this irritating mystery steering play/slop...

Had this irritating mystery steering play/slop myself--
The problem was this double-universal / guibo thing.
Yes the xi part is unique, the non-xi part is different.
You can test for the worn...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-29-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,593
Posted By eso123
Just went through a front end vibration quest...

Just went through a front end vibration quest myself. 2003 330xi. It happened after the car warmed up and was driven for a while. Worse in the rain, too, as far as I could tell. It ended up being...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-21-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 40,849
Posted By eso123
111k Control Arm Bushings, cv boot, water pump...

111k Control Arm Bushings, cv boot, water pump preventative, front brakes
120k Valve cover gasket
130k "Fan with cover" on fuse box(fixes cricket noise), Oil Level Sensor, Oil Filter Housing...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-29-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 164,589
Posted By eso123
You do not need to jack the car up to do the...

You do not need to jack the car up to do the filter housing gasket, I did it all from the top with the car resting on its tires on the floor.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-29-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,390
Posted By eso123
I get 22 mpg average, mixed city and higway...

I get 22 mpg average, mixed city and higway commuting to seattle. Lots of stop and go rush-hour traffic. Average speed 27 mph. That's why I went with the automatic.
330xi, 2003, automatic.
...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-13-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 47,832
Posted By eso123
cricket noise

OK - I finally just fixed mine today. Learned a few things. One of which is that this is just a little blower that circulates air through the little "fuse box" electrical box under the hood. ...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-13-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 164,589
Posted By eso123
Nice post. Just did this. Actually the...

Nice post. Just did this. Actually the alternator was really easy. Main battle was putting the fan and shroud back in, automatic car.

EDIT: Mine still seemed to drip oil after I did it, but it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-06-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 74,636
Posted By eso123
My experience: I just changed my pads and...

My experience:
I just changed my pads and rotors last night. There is only one sensor in the front, and its on the drivers side. New sensor was needed too. (The sensor wears out to make the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-02-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 47,832
Posted By eso123
"How can you tell whether this cricket-type noise...

"How can you tell whether this cricket-type noise is from this "cover with blower" part behind the brake pedal being discussed here or it's coming from the blower motor discussed elsewhere (which is...
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