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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,257
Posted By X3mech
Please reference the grinder pics. I just ground...

Please reference the grinder pics. I just ground the oxygen sensor. If you still face issues let me know.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,257
Posted By X3mech
Smile So i got my wheel alignment done. It cost me...

So i got my wheel alignment done. It cost me $59.99 with 6 months warranty. I got it done at http://www.networkautomotive.com/. They did a splendid job. The sepcs used were 2004-2010 BMW X3. The toe...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,257
Posted By X3mech
I did not have to compress the new eibach springs...

I did not have to compress the new eibach springs whe installing on the bilsteins. I just tossed the old strut and spring away. I consider the orignal strut/spring as low quality if it cant even last...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,501
Posted By X3mech
I bought OEM,

I bought OEM,
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,501
Posted By X3mech
Ok i can vouch 100% that the glass will not...

Ok i can vouch 100% that the glass will not break. I had to replace the trim on my accord too. Plese note that trim is merely cosmetic. The car looks better wihout it.:p
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,257
Posted By X3mech
I have upgraded both the front and rear sway bar...

I have upgraded both the front and rear sway bar links. The existing ones were pretty loose.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,361
Posted By X3mech
I had to replace my vavletronic motor gasket at...

I had to replace my vavletronic motor gasket at 52K. It cost me about 20$ since I cahnged it myself. Valve cover gasket is still going strong!:thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,501
Posted By X3mech
Smile That wind sheild is solid and tempered. Pull out...

That wind sheild is solid and tempered. Pull out the old trim from one side. Throughly clean the area where the new trim will sit. Then use use baby shampoo water mixture and insert the trim from one...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,257
Posted By X3mech
On Second thought that might not be a bad idea. I...

On Second thought that might not be a bad idea. I am plan to place 45/45 on the rear seats and 50/50 on the front seat. But i drive without passengers 95% of the time so wonder how that would play...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,501
Posted By X3mech
I had the same issue. I just bought a new one...

I had the same issue. I just bought a new one from ddmtuning and replaced it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,257
Posted By X3mech
Alignment happens over the weekend at Firestone...

Alignment happens over the weekend at Firestone which has the equipment to align BMW. They will not use weights but i don't think that matters since the car is not pulling in any direction and the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,257
Posted By X3mech
Pics as promised. Instructions will follow soon

Pics as promised. Instructions will follow soon
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,257
Posted By X3mech
I have managed to replace the rear shocks. Pics...

I have managed to replace the rear shocks. Pics will be coming soon. The rear shocks were completely shot. Looks like the entire suspension was running on springs and the right front strut. That...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,400
Posted By X3mech
Smile Check this thread where i have managed to replace...

Check this thread where i have managed to replace the rear springs. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=606865 It is a pretty easy DIY.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,609
Posted By X3mech
I have the mxv4s and I push them super hard. No...

I have the mxv4s and I push them super hard. No issues. They hopped due to my old struts but once i upgraded to bilstein its awesome!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,257
Posted By X3mech
Okay so now for some detailed instructions for...

Okay so now for some detailed instructions for rear spring removal
-Break rear wheel lug nuts on the ground
-Jack the car under the rear swing am and place the jack stand under the side jacking...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,257
Posted By X3mech
I agree. The key was the angle of the spring for...

I agree. The key was the angle of the spring for removal. Any other angle and it does not budge and requires a significant amount of force on the crow bar.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,257
Posted By X3mech
Goodbye Oem shocks/springs:p

Goodbye Oem shocks/springs:p
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,257
Posted By X3mech
Here are the firt pics ever on the internet of...

Here are the firt pics ever on the internet of the X3 rear spring removal!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,257
Posted By X3mech
So good news. I was able to get the rear spring...

So good news. I was able to get the rear spring out solo:thumbup: The process is to use a long crowbar and move the spring from the bottom towards the rotor. Once its close to the edge of the spring...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,257
Posted By X3mech
I run my tires at 37 psi. The only way to get rid...

I run my tires at 37 psi. The only way to get rid of the squishiness completely is to go for low profile tires but that will mean greater rim dia and headaches where the rim get easily damaged and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,400
Posted By X3mech
I am currently removing the rear springs from my...

I am currently removing the rear springs from my 2007 x3. Let me know if you want them. Just pay for shipping.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,257
Posted By X3mech
So I still have to do the rear. But decided to...

So I still have to do the rear. But decided to test drive the front. What a difference!
-Smoother acceleration
-Fantastic braking response
-Gobbles up the turns
-Not harsh at all. Very smooth.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,257
Posted By X3mech
Steps Followed to Replace front Struts: -Break...

Steps Followed to Replace front Struts:
-Break Lug Nuts with car on ground
-Use front jack point and jack up the car
-Place Suv jack stands under the side jack points
-Remove front wheels
-Take...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,257
Posted By X3mech
Ok so front axle is complete.:thumbup: Attached...

Ok so front axle is complete.:thumbup: Attached are the pics.
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