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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-28-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,593
Posted By lgb240
@yellowboss, I too had the same problem with...

@yellowboss,

I too had the same problem with one of the pinch bolts on the strut tower. Did the same fix (drilled out, grade 8 nut / bolt). The abs sensor also had to be drilled out, causing...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-09-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,758
Posted By lgb240
Is that Moose at Grand River BMW? He always...

Is that Moose at Grand River BMW? He always lowers the price when I tell him how his pricing is out to lunch.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-08-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,593
Posted By lgb240
So, my car is finally vibration free after many...

So, my car is finally vibration free after many frustrating months and lots of $$'s spent. Truthfully, I don't drive it much in the summer since it's my winter car so I was kind of ignoring it in...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-05-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,593
Posted By lgb240
Hi everyone, I haven't posted here in a while...

Hi everyone,
I haven't posted here in a while because truthfully I haven't been driving the car much. The vibration is still there. I'm waiting for some hoist time to get back under it and continue...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-15-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,593
Posted By lgb240
Put car in neutral and rev the engine. Do you...

Put car in neutral and rev the engine. Do you still get a vibration? Other thing to consider might be the rear trailing arm bushings. They usually manifest in a shimmy rather than a vibration but...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-14-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,593
Posted By lgb240
So.... I replaced to Left front axle over...

So....

I replaced to Left front axle over the weekend. The axle in the car wasn't in horrible shape, but the boots were dry and had evidence of cracking. There was a small 1/4" tear starting,...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-12-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By lgb240
I just did motor and trans mounts ... all in,...

I just did motor and trans mounts ... all in, about $250 Canadian (it's slightly cheaper in $US)

I ended up dropping the subframe about an inch or so to get the motor mounts in - you may not have...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-08-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,593
Posted By lgb240
No, I didn't do this bushing. Probably should...

No, I didn't do this bushing. Probably should have.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-08-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,593
Posted By lgb240
A lift will definitely make your life easier. ...

A lift will definitely make your life easier.

Don't forget to get exhaust gaskets for the down pipe when you remove the exhaust.

Also mark the driveshaft so you get it back in the exact same...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-08-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,593
Posted By lgb240
No, not a dumb question... My situation is...

No, not a dumb question...

My situation is the same with my winter rims (OEM 16" aluminum with 1 season old tires) and my summer rims (OEM 17" with older, but OK tires)
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-07-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,593
Posted By lgb240
I finally had a chance to get under the car and...

I finally had a chance to get under the car and do the repairs. I ended up doing quite a bit of 'while your are in there with everything apart' and replaced a number of wear items...

After a big...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-26-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By lgb240
Yes, in a heart beat. I've never owned an auto...

Yes, in a heart beat. I've never owned an auto anything - always manual. But that's just me.

It took several months for me to even find an e46 xi touring with a manual when I was looking. Lots...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-24-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,593
Posted By lgb240
I had my car on a lift today. After a lot of...

I had my car on a lift today. After a lot of dissassembly, it looks ad though the rear driveshaft hanger bearing is shot. I'm going to replace the guibo and transfer case mount while everything is...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-17-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,593
Posted By lgb240
I'm having the same symptoms (see my post "long...

I'm having the same symptoms (see my post "long way from home in Orlando, Fl need some help). Similar conditions to what everyone here is posting - vibrations under load, after the car warms up.
...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-12-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By lgb240
Hi everyone, First off, thanks for everyone's...

Hi everyone,
First off, thanks for everyone's responses, much appreciated.

It's a 325xi touring (yes, an xi) My profile still has my old car, an e46 325i, I haven't updated it, my bad. I know it...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-10-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By lgb240
The boot may have recently ripped, but has been...

The boot may have recently ripped, but has been spinning around for what could be a couple of thousand km at highway speeds.
The vibration comes and goes, mainly under load. I don't think it's...
Forum: Southeast 03-10-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 568
Posted By lgb240
Recomend a shop near Orlando or Tampa

I'm a long way from home (Ontario) and my 325ix touring has developed a vibration at speed. I've looked under the car, and the front boot on the axle on the passenger side has a tear and has thrown...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-09-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By lgb240
Long way from home in Orlando, Florida, need some help!!

My 2005xi touring has developed a vibration at speed. Problem is that I'm about 1800km from home in Orlando, Florida.

I've been under the car and noticed the front passeger side axle boot has...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-12-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,457
Posted By lgb240
My 2005 xi touring has it. Nothing noted...

My 2005 xi touring has it. Nothing noted separately on the options list points to this as a stand alone option. My guess is that it could have been part of S203A 4 wheel drive option after a...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-11-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By lgb240
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=EU33&mos...

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=EU33&mospid=47722&btnr=11_2183&hg=11&fg=50

#5 and #7?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,529
Posted By lgb240
Dawn dishwashing soap - cuts grease like no...

Dawn dishwashing soap - cuts grease like no other. Use spray bottle to diltue, or squeeze it out a full strength, agitate with you favourite brushes, rinse, repeat. I buy it a the dollar store -...
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