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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-01-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By Crescent_City
You can reuse the stock hats

You can use the stock hats and parts, unless they are really worn or damaged. Xi has sturdier shock hats than the regular cars.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Crescent_City
Its for the cold weather package cars. That...

Its for the cold weather package cars. That extra spot is for another washer fluid pump to send fluid to the spray nozzles for each head lamp.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Crescent_City
You can go to www.carfax.com...

You can go to www.carfax.com (http://www.carfax.com) to get a report on the vehicle. A 330i and a 330Xi are not the same in the sense of weight, handling, repair costs, availablity of aftermarket...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-10-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,276
Posted By Crescent_City
The engineering of this baffles me

Attribute this to german overengineering? It seems once the main driveshaft is engaged (car in drive foot on brake), the he vibration exists and is noticeable. Put it in neutral, main drive shaft...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-10-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By Crescent_City
I have the H&R springs with Koni adjustables. ...

I have the H&R springs with Koni adjustables. Haven't gotten the right balance between harsh bumps, bounciness and comfort. I'm interested in switching to the Bilsteins to see if it's a better...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,276
Posted By Crescent_City
OEM on an Xi for those driveshafts. If they are...

OEM on an Xi for those driveshafts. If they are not balanced you may encounter the dreaded idle vibration that is cause by the driveshafts on an Xi. If you search the forums you can find info on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By Crescent_City
Depending upon the number of miles on it the...

Depending upon the number of miles on it the front control arm bushings may be worn. Also the front ball joints (attaches to the control arm) may also be busted. Search the forum for XI control...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-20-2008, 07:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,990
Posted By Crescent_City
Front axle boot

Check your front axle boots on both sides. That clicking sound may be that it has a tear and the grease has leaked out.
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum by BimmerWorld 01-06-2008, 07:57 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 18,173
Posted By Crescent_City
Wait to find out the root cause of this problem.

I made the mistake of having the 1) front axles replaced, motor mounts replaced, spark plugs, 02 sensors, cam shaft sensors, control arms brackets, and the problem (vibration) is still there. I find...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,773
Posted By Crescent_City
Do you have heated seats?

I have the vibration in drive and reverse when foot is on the brake and idle. However I had a vibration problem before that only happened when I turned on my heated seats. It was fixed under...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-14-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By Crescent_City
I did for about 3 weeks.

:) I tried the stock shocks to see. They felt as if I was riding on no shocks at all. I didn't locate the new Koni's for Xi's online till about a week or so later. I ordered them and changed them...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,105
Posted By Crescent_City
My car is lowered.

I'm not sure if the suspension is an issue. I've had my car lowered on Koni shocks and H&R springs for about a year before the vibration happened. Houston has some rough streets, but I mainly drive...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,105
Posted By Crescent_City
Unique to 330XI?

It seems the vibration is unique to Xi models. We have a front transaxel to flush as well. I'm wondering if it is due to that. It does seem like a good idea for me to bring it back to the dealer a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-04-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,526
Posted By Crescent_City
How much did you cut the rears?

I still need to tune some bounce out of my car. I'm thinking about triming the rears too now.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-02-2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,526
Posted By Crescent_City
Did cuttin the rears make a difference?

Did you cut the fronts, test drive, then cut the rears and test drove it? I never did anything to my rears.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-30-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,526
Posted By Crescent_City
Post your results.

I'm curious how this will work out. No bump stop at all?:hmm:
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,105
Posted By Crescent_City
I now have the exact same problem.

I just got my car back from the stealership. The first time I brought it to them they gave it back and stated "Can not repeat customer's complaint"
They replaced the motor mounts $660.00
Still had...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2007, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By Crescent_City
Understeer vs. Oversteer is related to front wheel and rear wheel bias cars.

The tendency to oversteer and understeer is different between front wheel and rear wheel car with all other setup (suspension, etc) being the same. Staggered setup does not mean larger tires in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,526
Posted By Crescent_City
Suspension tuning is part art and science.

Depending upon the composition of the bump stop. How much additional force it adds to the spring rate is not only how long it is but what it's made of. I'm not so sure that each additional or lack...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,526
Posted By Crescent_City
Not the travel but the amount of compression

The bump stops are not what they sound by name. The shock does not actually stop compressing because it hits the bump stop. The spring and the bump stop rubber act in concert to adjust the overall...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By Crescent_City
I have no idea where that came from. My 330xi...

I have no idea where that came from. My 330xi came with staggered wheels OEM. I think someone else from Canada on this board heard that from the dealerships in that country. Here in the U.S. It's an...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-20-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,526
Posted By Crescent_City
I have H&R sport springs for the Xi with adjustable Koni's

I could not get my suspension quality to balance between stiffness and rebound until I cut the bumpstops down about 1 inch. I too read up and saw that under certain fitaments H&R recommended...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2007, 11:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,526
Posted By Crescent_City
Makes a major difference in the suspensions...

Makes a major difference in the suspensions "bounciness"
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,099
Posted By Crescent_City
Did it before in a 323i

I had a 323i and bought the amp for a Coupe off of ebay to do the retrofit. As I said before it connects exactly the same. However the amp mounting bracket on the rear left side of a Coupe is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-16-2007, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,099
Posted By Crescent_City
The connectors are the same. The mounting...

The connectors are the same. The mounting bracket for the amp is different however. Electronically it's the exact same cross over etc. The subs and sub amp are mouted differently and those will not...
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