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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-08-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 802
Posted By Benny Minn
Did you pay them to paint the bumper too? That...

Did you pay them to paint the bumper too? That can add time.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Benny Minn
Yikes! I just ordered the seals because the...

Yikes! I just ordered the seals because the driver's front is starting to stick and "warp" the rotor. I hope mine don't look that bad. i'm surprised you didn't notice any weirdness when braking.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Benny Minn
Depends on the bumper. M-tech bumper has a...

Depends on the bumper. M-tech bumper has a gasket that runs all the way across the top edge of the bumper. Standard facelift bumper just has it under the grill. Not sure about the others. RealOEM...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-27-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,455
Posted By Benny Minn
Try using a different USB cable. That's what...

Try using a different USB cable. That's what fixed it for me.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-26-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Benny Minn
A good answer about touring body roll? I'm...

A good answer about touring body roll? I'm pretty happy with the H&R bar on the middle setting.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 582
Posted By Benny Minn
Just be glad you don't have an Xi. There's way...

Just be glad you don't have an Xi. There's way more stuff under there. I did the oil pan gasket on my E34 once. I did raise the engine, removed PS pump....it was a huge pain and still leaked...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-23-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Benny Minn
I see your quick-release tool and raise you….

….a jagged strip of soup can!

I didn't feel like removing any more stuff and picking at it with screwdrivers, nor cutting the connector with a dremel, nor waiting for a special tool to arrive,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-23-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Benny Minn
So, I'm curious. Are you sure the drill is what...

So, I'm curious. Are you sure the drill is what gave you bad results the 3rd time? If so, how? I tried the 3M kit, was very thorough, but got awful results. So, I gave up on those kits, but I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-17-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By Benny Minn
So you live in Florida. Quit rubbing it in.

So you live in Florida. Quit rubbing it in.
Forum: Buyer/Seller Feedback Forum 06-17-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By Benny Minn
GetBMWParts/Tischer and free shipping

A warning to others:
Free shipping is offered on only a handful of products, but you can select it during checkout regardless of what your buying. You will see a message about how free shipping is...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-16-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By Benny Minn
Interesting.... It looks like the front...

Interesting.... It looks like the front flex disc was added to Xi manuals starting in March of 2003. And yes, the flange to he front diff is a 3 hole deal just like the flange to the back of...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-16-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By Benny Minn
See #2 ...

See #2
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=EP33&mospid=47730&btnr=26_0181&hg=26&fg=05
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-13-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By Benny Minn
There are a lot of extra trim pieces you have to...

There are a lot of extra trim pieces you have to remove when working in the rear. I've heard that the tailgate suffers from wiper motors and upper hatch switch failures. I've also observed that the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-07-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By Benny Minn
Dude, read the question in my post, not just the...

Dude, read the question in my post, not just the subject. I want to know what the symptoms were with a worn out front driveshaft--flex disc OR U-joint.


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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-06-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By Benny Minn
Show my a thread where someone has replaced that...

Show my a thread where someone has replaced that item. I can't find any.

The flex disc can be bought separately, but the standard part number is for the shaft and disc combined, so I think they...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-06-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By Benny Minn
Has anyone replaced the front driveshaft?

if any of you have replaced the front drive shaft, what where your observations before and after the swap?

I ask because my car's front flex disc on the front of the front driveshaft (yes, manual...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-04-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,864
Posted By Benny Minn
Mango, my cousin, who's an electrical engineer,...

Mango, my cousin, who's an electrical engineer, looked at the photos and confirmed that those are definitely burn marks/signs of shorting out. He wouldn't speculate about the cause though (overheat,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-04-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,864
Posted By Benny Minn
I added it and reached out to the seller to get...

I added it and reached out to the seller to get more info.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-04-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By Benny Minn
Holy crap. That may just be it! I was going to...

Holy crap. That may just be it! I was going to replace the fuel pump and filter anyway. I guess I'll hold off and see if that does the trick. Thanks, cvx5832.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-04-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By Benny Minn
Interesting….my theory was that the air pump...

Interesting….my theory was that the air pump could create a vacuum before the engine is running, thus agitating the CCV into it's wookie-impersonation. If that's not possible, then perhaps it was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-04-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By Benny Minn
I get the impression that you missed the part...

I get the impression that you missed the part where I said I replaced the CCV less than a year ago. I plan on owning the car for at least 5 more years, so if it's just a matter of extending some...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-04-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By Benny Minn
Is it possible to relocate CCV?

Could it be possible to relocate the CCV to a more convenient location using extra hoses? I mean, it doesn't have to hide under the manifold, right? Being farther from the hot engine might even help...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-02-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Benny Minn
3.3% off isn't mind-blowing, but it's not...

3.3% off isn't mind-blowing, but it's not nothing. Free ground shipping would probably be more enticing since that offers a greater savings and is still provided by others.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-28-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,327
Posted By Benny Minn
It sounds like the only useful takeaway here is...

It sounds like the only useful takeaway here is that one has a greater chance of finding a good alignment shop if one confirms in advance that the tech is willing and capable of aligning all 4...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-27-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,327
Posted By Benny Minn
You're pretty great at those one-liners, but I'm...

You're pretty great at those one-liners, but I'm think I can summarize everything you've said in this thread more efficiently:
0. It's not that hard....if you have the right equipment.
1. Find...
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