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Forum: Complete Cars - Private 02-14-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By stevemd
The stock 5 spd that came behind the 2.5l.

The stock 5 spd that came behind the 2.5l.
Forum: Complete Cars - Private 02-14-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By stevemd
2004 325xiT ZHP Project 90% Completed

An effed Achilles and pending house sale forces me to offer this project up to someone else. 3rd owner, all records, 175k miles if I remember correctly.

ZHP engine bought from RennWelt in...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-14-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By stevemd
Good info, thanks for sharing.

Good info, thanks for sharing.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-07-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By stevemd
Me, too, and some rather obscure genuine parts. ...

Me, too, and some rather obscure genuine parts. Also sale or not still $$ over OEM aftermarket.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-07-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By stevemd
Receipts for what you put into it will definitely...

Receipts for what you put into it will definitely help. 5 speed, dude.
Forum: Parting Out 11-07-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,041
Posted By stevemd
I will get back to you early next week, thanks.

I will get back to you early next week, thanks.
Forum: Parting Out 11-05-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,041
Posted By stevemd
DISA valve available?

DISA valve available?
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-05-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By stevemd
Joe, that pic shows the front driveshaft where it...

Joe, that pic shows the front driveshaft where it connects to the transfer case. Given the limited time you have and you son's need for wheels, your BMW indy shop is the way to go. The exhaust has...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-02-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By stevemd
I found the product info and the purpose of the...

I found the product info and the purpose of the primer/activator is to speed curing time and/or where large gaps are present. There is a very small amount of spline slop in my axles, it doesn't seem...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-02-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By stevemd
Front CV/axle rehab: Loctite 270 really necessary on splines?

Bentley says to use Loctite 270 on the outer CV/axle splines. I got the 270 but then realized I need the Loctite primer stuff as well, mumble, curse, b(itch)...

Is this necessary?
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-02-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By stevemd
No difference, really. One thing to watch out...

No difference, really. One thing to watch out for on putting DS back into the car is that the bracket on the CSB can be bolted up in the tunnel upside down which creates misalignment at the guibo...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-30-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By stevemd
An Engine Hoist Has Other Uses.... Axle Rehab

Rather than chase an axle around on the floor or work table with a hammer, trying to separate the CV joint for cleaning and inspection, I strapped it onto my engine hoist and tensioned it. 2 whacks...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-25-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 61,411
Posted By stevemd
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-23-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,588
Posted By stevemd
My input: Long time customer of FCPeuro. They...

My input: Long time customer of FCPeuro. They won't price match, citing the fact that they provide a life time warranty. I sometimes receive parts as early as within 24 hours even though I...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-21-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 61,411
Posted By stevemd
That's why: if it can't be a beauty, give it the...

That's why: if it can't be a beauty, give it the heart of a beast.

As long as one doesn't go nuts on lowering, rims or other appearance-changers you can give SQ5 drivers an unpleasant surprise.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-17-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 61,411
Posted By stevemd
Someone needs to do this to an X3.

Someone needs to do this to an X3.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-16-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By stevemd
Front Diff Bolts: Blue Locktite?

These are the 4 bolts that hold that boat anchor to the side of the oil pan. Should I use blue Locktite on them?
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-06-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,171
Posted By stevemd
Big Thanks!

Thanks for bringing this thread back to the light of day. I ran into the same problem with my 2004 325xit's front driveshaft.

Ordered a new guibo from FCPeuro, their fitment info didn't say if it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By stevemd
That is *very* useful info for XI owners...

That is *very* useful info for XI owners considering a brake upgrade to the larger 330i brakes. Thanks!
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By stevemd
Thanks! Now I just need to get back under there...

Thanks! Now I just need to get back under there to figure out where the vac connection on the FPR connects to.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-25-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By stevemd
Yes, I took pics of the cam markings when I...

Yes, I took pics of the cam markings when I renewed the valve cover gaskets and rubber grommets. I could have sworn that the canister was on the B25 engine. I need to dig through pics I took last...
Forum: Miscellaneous 09-25-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 557
Posted By stevemd
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-25-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By stevemd
325xit Vacuum Canister, need for and where to mount?

The new engine, a M54B30 ZHP unit, is in. It being a year since I yanked the sick M54B25 out, I forgot where the vaccum canister mounts, somewhere near the starter. Bentley is of course no help via...
Forum: General F30 Sedan / F31 Wagon / F32 Coupe / F33 Cabrio 04-22-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 84,000
Posted By stevemd
I bought a demo 2018 330xi base last July w/7k...

I bought a demo 2018 330xi base last July w/7k miles and have put 8k on it. l like the engine and (auto) trans.

Good car but not too thrilled about the handling. It seems to be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,919
Posted By stevemd
As a general reference, non-auto make specific,...

As a general reference, non-auto make specific, Luk says up to 6mm. I measured 6.5mm and about 2.5 teeth in rotation. Easy to rotate. I thought the halves are spring-loaded and would require some...
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