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Forum: ///M3 Forum 03-02-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 18,565
Posted By LarsS
The dealership did my valve adjustment for about...

The dealership did my valve adjustment for about $550 (included shims, etc.) I had a couple of indy quotes for $750 and higher.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,221
Posted By LarsS
That's a leaking door seal. That's exactly how...

That's a leaking door seal. That's exactly how the leak has occurred in the 2 e-39s I've had with the problem. Just resealing the vapor barrier fixed the problem in each case.

I think the door...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-26-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,495
Posted By LarsS
You could have a tire problem. You could at...

You could have a tire problem. You could at least eliminate that by rotating the tires. If the vibration disappears (or moves) after the tire rotation, you've found the cause. It's cheap, easy,...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-25-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,861
Posted By LarsS
My answer addresses the front, not rear axles. I...

My answer addresses the front, not rear axles. I don't really know anything about the rear axle (but know more than I want to about the fronts)
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-25-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,861
Posted By LarsS
Gkn loebro is the oem manufacturer. A passenger...

Gkn loebro is the oem manufacturer. A passenger side axle from the dealership (remanufactured) will cost you about $750 plus your core. A new gkn loebro from pelican parts is about half that price...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-23-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,728
Posted By LarsS
I think mine has the shield, but I just got it...

I think mine has the shield, but I just got it delivered yesterday, and opened the box only to look at it briefly. Thanks for pointing it out, though, and confirming you've had no problems without...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-22-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,059
Posted By LarsS
I had a similar experience when I was working at...

I had a similar experience when I was working at a motorcycle shop when I was in college. A kid brought his moped in because it wasn't running right. It turned out he had stuffed his baseball cap...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 02-22-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By LarsS
My guess would be the CCV valve. Cold weather...

My guess would be the CCV valve. Cold weather and short drives mean that your oil doesn't heat up enough to cook out any moisture that gets into your oil from condensation. This causes sort of a...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-22-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,059
Posted By LarsS
Another possibility is that you've got grease on...

Another possibility is that you've got grease on your rotor and pads from the torn boot. That could cause vibration in two ways. One is that you're not getting the same braking "power" on the rotor...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-22-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,728
Posted By LarsS
Another reason not to buy cheap axles

I had posted previously about the leaking shaft seal I had on my passenger side front axle. After replacing the seal twice, I finally brought it to the dealership, thinking that I might be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-08-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By LarsS
I got mine from advance, so you should be able to...

I got mine from advance, so you should be able to find it there, too. You might want to check all your other vacuum hose, as it's probably all equally dry rotted. You can get enough vacuum hose to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-07-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By LarsS
I think that section of hose might be identical...

I think that section of hose might be identical to windshield wiper fluid hose. Just make sure if you get windshield wiper sprayer hose that it's fairly thick walled so it won't collapse under the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-07-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By LarsS
It could be emissions related. But it might also...

It could be emissions related. But it might also create a vacuum in the fuel filter to aid the flow of fuel through it. I don't really know. But it's there for a purpose, and I definitely would...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-07-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By LarsS
I'm not absolutely positive that I understand...

I'm not absolutely positive that I understand what you are saying. If you're talking about the lower of the two (and smaller of the two) hoses that comes off the connector, you can just get either...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-07-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,695
Posted By LarsS
It's also possible that the float that causes the...

It's also possible that the float that causes the red "stick" indicator to rise up is stuck. I've had it happen in two different Bimmers, including my mother's 325i this very weekend. It looked...
Forum: Complete Cars 11-04-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,442
Posted By LarsS
Thanks! I just found your "feeler" thread, so I...

Thanks! I just found your "feeler" thread, so I found the more detailed info. My son is looking for a car (he actually wants an M3, but I'd be happy for him to get a zhp 330ci instead). I've...
Forum: Complete Cars 11-04-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,442
Posted By LarsS
How many miles are on the car?

How many miles are on the car?
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-30-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,094
Posted By LarsS
She should look at her insurance. Even if all...

She should look at her insurance. Even if all she has is liability coverage, in some states, you also get "uninsured coverage" with liability coverage, which might apply in this situation. But,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-30-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,440
Posted By LarsS
The m3 you're looking at is seriously over...

The m3 you're looking at is seriously over priced. Last November I bought a pristine 2002 m3 with 44K, that had been garaged basically all its life, and had a full service record and clean...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-29-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By LarsS
The bearing on the tensioner pulley can be...

The bearing on the tensioner pulley can be repacked with grease, if you want to be real cheap. Just use a pin or knife to pull the black seals off the bearing, clean the bearing out with a solvent,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-29-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,957
Posted By LarsS
I have had 5 bmws in the last ten years or so,...

I have had 5 bmws in the last ten years or so, all purchased used, with the lowest mileage one having 44K on it. I have had one e39 528i, one e39 530, and currently have another e39 530, an e46 m3...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-01-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,893
Posted By LarsS
If the strut isn't pushed far enough into the...

If the strut isn't pushed far enough into the knuckle, the bolt won't go in. There's a groove in the strut where the bolt goes. There's also sort of a "pin" on the back side of the strut that is...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-18-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,893
Posted By LarsS
Just wanted to give an update. I did bring the...

Just wanted to give an update. I did bring the car to the dealership, and didn't mention to them my thought that it might need a new axle. After looking at it, they came to that conclusion...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-10-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,049
Posted By LarsS
Count me in among those who love the rasp. It...

Count me in among those who love the rasp. It makes the car sound exotic, in my opinion. Definitely not like a honda with a fart can (not sure how anyone could compare the two). My youngest son...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-10-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By LarsS
I agree with everyone that it is a normal sound. ...

I agree with everyone that it is a normal sound. It could be differential bushings, or it could just be the "M Clunk". I have kind of grown to like the sound in mine. My bushings are fine, but I...
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