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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,068
Posted By bradley01
Try FCP Groton

Try FCP Groton
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,868
Posted By bradley01
Well, coming from a fellow 330xi owner who also...

Well, coming from a fellow 330xi owner who also had a greasy mess under BOTH wheel wells, I would just replace the entire half shaft. Allow me to explain.

I did the labor myself and removed both...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-09-2009, 06:17 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 40,151
Posted By bradley01
Dito! Our prayers go out to you, bud!

Dito! Our prayers go out to you, bud!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,180
Posted By bradley01
I'm glad to hear that a BMW service center...

I'm glad to hear that a BMW service center finally agreed with us that this vibration is a drive train issue! This past weekend, I took my right front drive shaft appart, cleaned out the old CV...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,505
Posted By bradley01
Like I said, it only happens after extended...

Like I said, it only happens after extended drives. Take the tech guy on a 3 hour drive and then have him inspect it and read the codes while it is happening! Let me know what they say to that!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,505
Posted By bradley01
I have been having the same problem with my Xi. ...

I have been having the same problem with my Xi. I have done some research on the problem and it seems to be bad CV grease in the front CV joints. If you pay really close attention to the car when...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,180
Posted By bradley01
I'm affraid that you are having a different...

I'm affraid that you are having a different vibration than the rest of us. Your vibration seems to be on the decellerating side or the braking side. Our vibration comes from the accelleration side....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,180
Posted By bradley01
Thanks for reporting where you bought those...

Thanks for reporting where you bought those axles! I may just go with a half-shaft swap myself since its easier and so inexpensive! I have heard reports before of someone using DSS axles, but I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,180
Posted By bradley01
My guess...yes. I only notice the shaking after...

My guess...yes. I only notice the shaking after a long trip; ~3 hours of driving. However, if you are noticing it on short jaunts, I would say you need to get that checked out immediately before...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,180
Posted By bradley01
Well, I have not attempted the repair yet since...

Well, I have not attempted the repair yet since it is freakin' cold out! From what I understand, a change of the CV grease is the proper fix for this problem. Simply cut the CV Boot Clamp, slide...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 40,151
Posted By bradley01
Congrats on the car man! I can't wait to see...

Congrats on the car man! I can't wait to see vids of the finished product!

My thoughts and prayers are with you! Fight the good fight and God will guide you through!

Cheers,

Glendon
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2008, 06:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,833
Posted By bradley01
I think what he was trying to convey was that...

I think what he was trying to convey was that throttle response and torque are COMPLETELY different things. Throttle response is GREAT in these bimmers...especially after you reset it. But the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,833
Posted By bradley01
Spot-on!:thumbup:

Spot-on!:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2008, 06:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,833
Posted By bradley01
I saw this show this morning before work and it...

I saw this show this morning before work and it reminded me of our conversation.

http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1527698128

Glean from it what you will, but it looks fun as hell to me!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,833
Posted By bradley01
I would have to argue the opposite. My BMW feels...

I would have to argue the opposite. My BMW feels faster than my other cars.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2008, 08:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,777
Posted By bradley01
THIS is why you won't run hot. In fact, my car...

THIS is why you won't run hot. In fact, my car actually ran a little cooler in the summer because of the continuous flow of coolant. You MIGHT want to look into a new thermostat, especially if you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,833
Posted By bradley01
Ahhhh....the ball joints! Good point! ...

Ahhhh....the ball joints! Good point!

http://mfrost.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/05/29/the_more_you_know2.jpg

:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2008, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,073
Posted By bradley01
Ahhhhhh......the integrated ball joints! ...

Ahhhhhh......the integrated ball joints!

http://mfrost.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/05/29/the_more_you_know2.jpg

:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,833
Posted By bradley01
OK. I stand corrected. Let's just say that I...

OK. I stand corrected. Let's just say that I would've been REALLY pi$$ed when I went to put those on! :rofl: Anyway, is replacement of the CAs really necessary when doing a CAB replacement? I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2008, 08:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,833
Posted By bradley01
PelicanParts lists "all except M3". A+...

PelicanParts lists "all except M3".



A+ for the truth!!! :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,555
Posted By bradley01
Love it! Congrats, Smolck!

Love it! Congrats, Smolck!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2008, 08:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,833
Posted By bradley01
FALSE!!! ...

FALSE!!!

http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/catalog/shopcart/BE46/POR_BE46_SUSshk_pg4.htm#item26

AWD parts are not always more expensive!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,833
Posted By bradley01
That hurts. :( Some of us Xi owners like our...

That hurts. :( Some of us Xi owners like our cars!



See retorts in bold:



Everything else you said is the same as RWD cars.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2008, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,262
Posted By bradley01
Thanks! I laughed SOOO loud that my boss asked...

Thanks! I laughed SOOO loud that my boss asked me what was going on! Right up there with Turn Signal Fluid! Thanks guys! This was exactly what I needed on a Monday morning! :rofl: :thumbup:
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2008, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,073
Posted By bradley01
You mentioned replacing the control arms...

You mentioned replacing the control arms themselves. Is this necessary? Do the control arms go bad? I was under the impression that it was just the CABs that went bad, and if you wanted to upgrade...
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