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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By smaglik
Np. I'm actually working out of Phoenix this...

Np. I'm actually working out of Phoenix this week, was in Tucson last week. Weather is a bit nicer. :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By smaglik
Welcome to the forum! I am local to Portland...

Welcome to the forum! I am local to Portland this year (I am an academic on sabbatical). Timgray raises the most salient point here, and that is regarding the maintenance history. This being at a...
Forum: Cars - Private Party Yesterday, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By smaglik
Those appear to be the e46 M3 competition package...

Those appear to be the e46 M3 competition package wheels.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,916
Posted By smaglik
I purchased it on his rec, and have been fairly...

I purchased it on his rec, and have been fairly happy with it. It's pretty easy to use, although its a slight pain that i have to select my chassis every time. But, my SES light has popped on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By smaglik
Glad I read this thread. The discount email had...

Glad I read this thread. The discount email had gotten filtered out from my priority inbox. I just paid for mine. Looking forward to getting it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By smaglik
Another thing to think about OP is that on older...

Another thing to think about OP is that on older engines, gaskets seep. Perhaps clean it up and monitor it, and if it's just seepage, leave it alone.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By smaglik
Agreed, but there's no reason to not jump to the...

Agreed, but there's no reason to not jump to the most recent software version...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By smaglik
Timgray is correct. You may also be able to...

Timgray is correct. You may also be able to upgrade the software version of it too. Search for MKIV upgrade.

And, please take the time to write out entire words.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By smaglik
What year is your vehicle? All of the MK-X NAV...

What year is your vehicle? All of the MK-X NAV systems are CD/DVD based. Those discs hold the map data. You'll need to put the proper one in the slot depending on where you are in the country. As...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By smaglik
OP, I recall hearing once that you can drop any...

OP, I recall hearing once that you can drop any engine into any car as long as it's cushioned buy a sufficient amount of money. This, IMO is one of those situations. Could you make it fit? ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By smaglik
I've seen it happen during daylight too. It's...

I've seen it happen during daylight too. It's one of those things that I just kind of ignore. If you figure out a resolution that doesn't involve buying a new mirror / sensor, please let us know!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By smaglik
Mine does that once in awhile. I think it is an...

Mine does that once in awhile. I think it is an issue with the lights sensor, in that it goes between daytime and nighttime brightness. The one time it wouldn't stop, I shined my phone at the front...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By smaglik
If the remote learning will not work, you may...

If the remote learning will not work, you may need to replace either the battery in the key (cheap, but not that easy) or buy a new key from the dealer (easy, but not cheap!).
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By smaglik
Buy a code reader, and go from there.

Buy a code reader, and go from there.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 715
Posted By smaglik
It should be done every 2 years regardless of...

It should be done every 2 years regardless of mileage. Other items to consider:

https://www.bavauto.com/Assets/inst_pages/e83mc.pdf
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By smaglik
Good idea. I've got mine picked off about 50%...

Good idea. I've got mine picked off about 50% now.

What other vehicles use that wheel? Perhaps search on those forums?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,031
Posted By smaglik
You're not being helpful. You're like the old...

You're not being helpful. You're like the old woman warning me about something vague without being specific about anything. I hope you find solace in a Honda, but I'm going to block you.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,031
Posted By smaglik
This is very helpful. Perhaps you can find...

This is very helpful. Perhaps you can find something else to bide away your time?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By smaglik
Agree, OP. I've been going through the same...

Agree, OP. I've been going through the same thoughts as of late, but can't figure out anything else I'd be as happy with. Enjoy!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By smaglik
At that kilometreadge, things break, though the...

At that kilometreadge, things break, though the headlights are kind of odd. It sounds like you are handy and have a good attitude towards it, so just enjoy the challenge!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By smaglik
If a hose went, and the coolant was empty, it...

If a hose went, and the coolant was empty, it should have been pissing it out at some point. Interesting. Please report back!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,031
Posted By smaglik
Yeah....I just got the crankshaft sensor code as...

Yeah....I just got the crankshaft sensor code as well, so I'm seeing a couple of things that will get addressed in the near future. While I'm in there....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By smaglik
This about covers it. In all honesty, you're...

This about covers it. In all honesty, you're likely better off finding a BMW independent shop and getting a PPI (pre-purchase inspection) from there. Unless you have a relationship prior with a BMW...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-01-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,031
Posted By smaglik
(Smaglik does a slight facepalm, thinking about...

(Smaglik does a slight facepalm, thinking about how this describes the starting of his 110k mile x3 to a T)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-01-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By smaglik
I've actually started keeping a jug of premixed...

I've actually started keeping a jug of premixed 1/2 distilled 1/2 coolant in the boot. Mine was down quite a bit, but seems to have stabilized. After you top it off, check it every few hundred...
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