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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,550
Posted By GCoop
Just a regrease should be all that is needed in...

Just a regrease should be all that is needed in that case. Its what I have done twice now. 130k on original axles.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,550
Posted By GCoop
So you did replace the front axles? Since you...

So you did replace the front axles? Since you said "both driveshafts" I'll assume thats what you meant. Did the vibration change in any way after the FCP axles were installed? IF it did its probably...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By GCoop
I suspect you are on to a red herring. I...

I suspect you are on to a red herring.

I see you have an XI. The most common issue issue for vibration on acceleration symptoms in the XI are the front axles. Dry (lacking Grease) inner CV...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By GCoop
While Bluebee's post doesn't really address your...

While Bluebee's post doesn't really address your question specifically, his post has helped to spark reasons as to why your OFH stays full of oil when you take the top off. (Maybe he just wants us to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,890
Posted By GCoop
I use the BMW factory tools. INPA, DIS, WinKFP,...

I use the BMW factory tools. INPA, DIS, WinKFP, NCS, SSS/Progman. They are out there in the wild and can be obtained easily. (Well, at least they were 3 years ago. now :dunno:)

I have been able...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By GCoop
:thumbup: Glad you got it all sorted!

:thumbup:

Glad you got it all sorted!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By GCoop
The XI, I think, is easier than than the 2wd....

The XI, I think, is easier than than the 2wd. Heatshield withstanding--I have head others say the 2wd has some really hard to get to fasteners on the inner. For the XI's it is literally 4 bolts and a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By GCoop
Well if it was -10 then my money is on a little...

Well if it was -10 then my money is on a little bit of water (turned to ice) in the fuel/tank caused a fuel pressure drop because it congregated somewhere in the system. Probably the filter.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By GCoop
Id do both if I were you. The other side...

Id do both if I were you. The other side probably isnt far behind. Good luck.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 924
Posted By GCoop
CCV would be my first guess.

CCV would be my first guess.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By GCoop
Nice. What oil have you been using? Dealer oil...

Nice. What oil have you been using? Dealer oil or other?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By GCoop
OK that is the boot or "Bellows" as BMW calls it...

OK that is the boot or "Bellows" as BMW calls it for the steering rack tie ends. You need those for what you posted in your Picture.

For your vibration issue (because your axel CV joints are dry)...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-18-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By GCoop
Steering rack boots are Totally separate from CV...

Steering rack boots are Totally separate from CV boots and joints


You have issues with BOTH
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-18-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By GCoop
You have multiple issues. 1st -- In the...

You have multiple issues.

1st -- In the picture your boots on the steering rack have failed. replace them as soon as possible or risk damaging your rack. if not already.... $$$$$

2nd -- your...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By GCoop
Putting in non OE parts doesnt sound very OCD to...

Putting in non OE parts doesnt sound very OCD to me.... :p

..Bustin chops! :rofl:

Seriously though. That looks good man cleaner than OE if I do say. Good tip.:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-28-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By GCoop
Ball joint(s) Check it/get it checked out

Ball joint(s)

Check it/get it checked out
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 925
Posted By GCoop
You know the diff is full when fluid starts to...

You know the diff is full when fluid starts to come out the fill hole. There is no possible way that "too much" fluid could come out of the fill hole while you are putting the plug back on. (unless...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,526
Posted By GCoop
I was successful in stemming the tide of my oil...

I was successful in stemming the tide of my oil pan gasket leak. I retorqued every bolt I could reach (14 or so out of the 25 or so total). I was able to reach every bolt around where the leak was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-05-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By GCoop
This will give you what you need ...

This will give you what you need

http://youtu.be/Jy0EKjuxlpY
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,602
Posted By GCoop
.....When you spend all day DIYing something...

.....When you spend all day DIYing something because you no longer trust just anyone to repair your car properly.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,734
Posted By GCoop
:rofl: I really dont think I could have...

:rofl:

I really dont think I could have taken any that were better than those of yours. Although I was all set to until you posted those up. Thanks again.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,734
Posted By GCoop
Did this on Saturday. No real issues encountered....

Did this on Saturday. No real issues encountered. Just make sure to mark the orientation of EVERYTHING so it all go back in the same place. If not you may encounter some annoying driveline...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,572
Posted By GCoop
:( Sadly I do not have an old battery any longer....

:( Sadly I do not have an old battery any longer. We parted company in a Wal-Mart parking lot on a warm summer day back in 2010. The battery had a good life and lived life to the fullest until its...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-22-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,121
Posted By GCoop
First thing you want to do is make sure the front...

First thing you want to do is make sure the front axles are in good shape (CV boots in good shape no tears cracks no signs at all of grease leaking especially at the inner boots).

The second...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-22-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By GCoop
Wow looks great! And fast too! ...

Wow looks great! And fast too!

http://youtu.be/3YmMNpbFjp0
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