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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2017, 10:13 AM
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Posted By 1972ford
I can't say whether this was the same problem,...

I can't say whether this was the same problem, however, I experienced similar symptoms after moving the car a few times for plowing this winter. Same kind of thing, start car and move it a very short...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By 1972ford
I'm not sure where to start, so I'll start by...

I'm not sure where to start, so I'll start by asking, did the previous owner mention a fan exploding at any point? I see a couple reverse dents in the hood...

As far as the question in the title,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By 1972ford
I have actually already visited IPD for an...

I have actually already visited IPD for an upgraded rear sway bar. Coming from an E46 it's definitely not the handling feel I'm used to. But with the upgraded rear sway it's a lot better, and the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By 1972ford
Unless the rails have been removed, all you need...

Unless the rails have been removed, all you need is some cross bars and a way to attach them to the factory rails. Thule or Yakima both make fittings for this, depending on whether you have any...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By 1972ford
Sounds like you're on the right track - it seems...

Sounds like you're on the right track - it seems like your uncle dealt with a number of cooling system parts - which if you ask around here, are basically made of tissue paper.

Before I bought my...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2017, 04:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By 1972ford
Thanks yeah, it's in great condition. It's a...

Thanks yeah, it's in great condition. It's a 2012. I've looked at the E60 but they're not much different in size from our X3 either. We really needed to go up in size a bit. We kept both BMWs though...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By 1972ford
Thanks! AWD, the FWDs are pretty rare here in NH...

Thanks! AWD, the FWDs are pretty rare here in NH at least in the XC70. I didn't even know it was offered that way until I started researching the model!


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By 1972ford
Addition to the Fleet... semi-E46 related

Well, I didn't sell my E46 but I did add a vehicle to the fleet. It is powered by a big 3.2 liter n/a straight six at least! The silly Swedes put the engine in sideways, though, come on. Anyway it's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-31-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By 1972ford
As an example, the part was different based on...

As an example, the part was different based on whether I had the HK sound system because of the weight of an amp. But how much of a difference can that really be?


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-31-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By 1972ford
I would still call a dealer just to confirm the...

I would still call a dealer just to confirm the part number... I went through the same kind of thing with my old 325xit, sport package. I suspect any of the wagon springs would technically fit, I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By 1972ford
I don't recall the exact mileage but I do think...

I don't recall the exact mileage but I do think the original owner must have been especially hard on the clutch for it to be replaced before 90k, anyway.

Getting under the car at home is a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By 1972ford
Thanks for the reply. I think you're on the right...

Thanks for the reply. I think you're on the right track, trying something simple first. But it seems like a clutch replacement would be wise if we had to open things up for something else... not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By 1972ford
Clutch Creaking Sound

Hey all, it's been a while. I'm looking for some advice on a clutch problem on my wife's 2007 X3.

The car has just under 191k miles and I believe the clutch was replaced by the previous owner...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By 1972ford
I'm adding a little more info in case someone...

I'm adding a little more info in case someone finds this via search in the future... (HA!) but anyway here goes:

I had been driving with fuse #53 OUT for a few days, no issues; DSC, BRAKE (red)...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By 1972ford
Well, I've now done my normal commute both...

Well, I've now done my normal commute both directions with the #53 fuse out, and had no ill effects. I played on some light snow/ice a little, too, and it's clear that my ABS and DSC is completely...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By 1972ford
Hmm, interesting. I don't have INPA but now I'm...

Hmm, interesting. I don't have INPA but now I'm curious...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By 1972ford
So, while the consensus was that a wheel speed...

So, while the consensus was that a wheel speed sensor may be the easiest solution, I am trying NOT to have to get a wheel off or get under the car. Someone had told me that they simply pulled a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By 1972ford
Man, it's a blast. When I took a 5-day rally...

Man, it's a blast. When I took a 5-day rally class up there a few years ago, I got to take my car for a spin on the slalom/skid pad for a couple hot laps. It was a blast, but all throttle steering...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By 1972ford
They are an average reading over the period of...

They are an average reading over the period of time between resets. So, if you never reset it, it stays pretty constant unless you drastically change your driving habits.

Hold down the button you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By 1972ford
Yeah, they have a gravel/snow/ice skidpad and...

Yeah, they have a gravel/snow/ice skidpad and slalom course they're opening up, maybe a slightly longer course too? In other words, it's all loose surface, so threshold braking is very easy to hit....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By 1972ford
Disabling ABS

Allow me to explain.

Yes, I've searched the web, and this forum, and I've found varied, inconclusive information and a lot of people telling those asking not to do this in the first place. So...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By 1972ford
The only other option would have been a machine...

The only other option would have been a machine shop. They could have put the spacers on a lathe and taken off a few thousandths or whatever was needed... but then unless you have a friend who would...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By 1972ford
Interesting thread I'm just catching up to......

Interesting thread I'm just catching up to... you're right that you can't move the motor by hand OR with the wiper arm. Mine works perfectly but if you grab the wiper arm you can't turn the motor...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 102,402
Posted By 1972ford
Had a perfectly pleasant experience at the dealer...

Had a perfectly pleasant experience at the dealer myself, no inspections, no questions, no BS just about 30 minutes as promised. While I waited I found an M3 "30 Years" edition in the showroom. Not a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 102,402
Posted By 1972ford
The passenger's side one, they asked me to leave...

The passenger's side one, they asked me to leave the car, which was a pain. I've never been to this dealer and they didn't offer a loaner. I could have pressed, but anyway... the driver's side they...
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