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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By djstrachan
Thanks. I have been trying but i livein the...

Thanks. I have been trying but i livein the kootenays in bc. Close to kelowna. The online suppliers i have found lime autopartsway don't have a lot of the brand stuff and their prices are pretty...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By djstrachan
THanks. I found a bunch on Ebay (made in the...

THanks. I found a bunch on Ebay (made in the USA) and they actually appear pretty reasonable at under $200. Just not sure how well they would fit or how to know the quality. THey look well made of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By djstrachan
Thanks. I'll take a look there. Pelican...

Thanks. I'll take a look there.

Pelican Parts looks pretty competitive too. I think they partnered or took over a Canadian parts supplier. THeir shipping quote for the whole kit including...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By djstrachan
Free trade is anything but the reality. ...

Free trade is anything but the reality.

Any thoughts on an all aluminum radiator? Seem to be a lot of them around. Haven't heard of anyone that has used one though. WOndering if they are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By djstrachan
Of course but for some reason, OEM Bimmerparts is...

Of course but for some reason, OEM Bimmerparts is more than double ECS and some others. I can live with paying actual freight but I hate getting gouged. Disappointed in those guys.

I am just...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By djstrachan
ALuminum radiator

Anyone gone this route?

Just noticed my radiator is "sagging" at the bottom. About an inch drop in the middle...very strange. no fluid loss but obviously not a good thing.

Anyways, Looks like...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By djstrachan
Thanks. I'm just thinking that if I'm going...

Thanks.

I'm just thinking that if I'm going to do my Strut mounts (already replaced the RSMs) I would want to go full out and replace the springs and shocks with H and R and Konis.

As I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By djstrachan
UPdate - rack test okay. Car re-centers without...

UPdate - rack test okay. Car re-centers without hands on the steering wheel.

Took car for a highway spin...applied brakes at 75MPH, smooth. without brakes applied. slight shimmy there at...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By djstrachan
Had this symptom since likely 50k miles. Started...

Had this symptom since likely 50k miles. Started after I swapped out original CABs. Didn't have a puller so used a hammer to knock old CABs off. Always wondered if I messed something up but...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By djstrachan
Hi Mal, I did the entire arms with Meyle HD....

Hi Mal,

I did the entire arms with Meyle HD. Before that, I did just the bushings but the same symptoms were present.

The shock mounts are something I have been wondering about. the car...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By djstrachan
Currently Niche Targas. With spacers they are...

Currently Niche Targas. With spacers they are tight on the rims and they are within the specs for this car. Continental EC tires.

AS I said though, I have had 3 different sets of wheels and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By djstrachan
The CA' brackets' are not popping out. IN the...

The CA' brackets' are not popping out. IN the CABs there is a little rubber donut front and back that is friction fit. These work loose when the braking vibration gets bad. BMW tech says he has...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By djstrachan
Thanks for your thoughts. I have had the car up...

Thanks for your thoughts. I have had the car up and checked for play in the tie rods and other components and can't find anything. I also had 2 shops including the dealer specifically look for this...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By djstrachan
The last alignment was October 2013. Front...

The last alignment was October 2013. Front Camber L = -0.32' R= -0.36'
Toe L= 0.10' R= 0.10'

Las time it was in (July 2014) for front brakes, they checked all suspension components. They...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By djstrachan
Hi Bob, Yes I have bedded the brakes a few...

Hi Bob,

Yes I have bedded the brakes a few times. Tends to make the vibration worse once it starts.

Replaced the steering Giubo...nothing.

The control arms helped the car track marginally...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By djstrachan
Just about had enough!

Okay, I have been chasing a couple of symptoms for the past 4 years.

'04 325i Manual sport package. 80k miles.

1) An intermittent steering wheel shimmy at speeds of 60mph- 85-mph. Comes...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,476
Posted By djstrachan
Good news! I'm on the contact list and patiently...

Good news! I'm on the contact list and patiently waiting. I only want to do that once
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,476
Posted By djstrachan
I second the GAS kit. Started to get the DISA...

I second the GAS kit. Started to get the DISA rattle at 76k miles. Took it out and definitely was play in the valve.

GAS kit is a quality product and rock solid...no more worries.

Now just...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By djstrachan
That's what I have on the same size wheel. ...

That's what I have on the same size wheel.

See attached
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By djstrachan
That's good to know. I may try those one of...

That's good to know. I may try those one of these days. Hopefully, these OE rotors get me a few good years. They're warranted by BMW for 2 years so if the symptoms return, it's back to the techies...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-12-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By djstrachan
OE rotors are coated.

OE rotors are coated.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-12-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By djstrachan
I chased the issue for a couple years. My son...

I chased the issue for a couple years. My son was working at BMW when I got the OE rotors put on. The service manager has an E46 and swears he went the same route as me and had the same problems...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-12-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By djstrachan
NO misinterpretation. I understand the purpose...

NO misinterpretation. I understand the purpose of the anti-corrosion coating. My point was that the rusting of the rotors was excessive with the Brembos compared to what I have experienced with the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-12-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By djstrachan
My own experience with the Brembo and Zimmerman...

My own experience with the Brembo and Zimmerman rotors (always used OE pads) was not a good one. Constantly developed "shudder" after only a few thousand miles. Spent a lot of time and money trying...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-27-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By djstrachan
[/B] Unless the car is completely cooled...

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Unless the car is completely cooled down (and I mean completely) there will be a hissing noise when you remove the cap as the system depressurizes. It is after-all, a pressurized system...
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