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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 09-16-2011, 10:35 PM   #101
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Originally Posted by TiAgXi View Post
So, I emailed the chief engineer at Magna, the company that owns New Venture Gear. He seems like a pretty good guy and was willing to answer my questions. I've redacted his information, however, so that he doesn't end up hounded by idiots. No doubt, there are those here that are smarter and more experienced than the Chief Engineer at New Venture, so I'm sure debate will continue. In any event, have a look:


I have been away from the forum for a while. This research is really impressive. Anybody stumbling on the "Its fixed gears so it cant differentiate speed" logic should really study the operation of planetary gears. Really... They do differentiate. When there is differentiation, there is movement within the set. When there is no differentiation, it spins all together like a solid hunk of steel would. I had to draw it myself to get it.

I'm sorry if someone already made this point. I'm going back to reread this thread.


Also... I love the tone of the response. Very thoughtful.

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Old 10-03-2011, 09:22 PM   #102
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i learned a lot in this thread... just so no one has hurt feelings etc. we're all here to learn. i guess i could have asked my father, but reading informative arguments is more fun.

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