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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 12-30-2017, 07:47 AM   #1
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Is my AWD System Hosed?

After their truck broke down, the auto transport company drove my newly-purchased 2004 325xit 24 miles with only 10 psi in the LF tire, 30 in the RF.

I am filing a claim for other damages and wonder if the front diff or transfer case might also be damaged. This is my first xi so I am not real familiar with the system yet.

Thanks in advance and happy new year.

-steve

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Old 12-30-2017, 03:54 PM   #2
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Should be fine as they are open diffs and E46's don't have XDrive. The tire may be damaged if the sidewall looks bad.
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Old 12-30-2017, 04:16 PM   #3
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In a perfect world, you get one same tire replaced by the transport company since it was driven low. Actually getting that honoured, good luck.
There will be no damage to the AWD system if one tire is driven low.
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Old 12-30-2017, 04:58 PM   #4
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