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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By bluskye
The camshaft position sensors are known to go bad...

The camshaft position sensors are known to go bad on N52 with high mileage. Symptoms include odd idle, odd rpm flux. There are two of them identical that will go bad (intake and exhaust side). I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By bluskye
one end attaches to the control arm, the other...

one end attaches to the control arm, the other attaches to the strut if I remember, very easy to swap out if you buy which part that's broken.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By bluskye
Time to swap out rear shocks : 30mins Time to...

Time to swap out rear shocks : 30mins
Time to rip out interior to get access to rear shock mounts : 2hrs.

HAHAHA.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 67,088
Posted By bluskye
Wow guys, 3 pages spanning 4 years on how to...

Wow guys, 3 pages spanning 4 years on how to change a battery. If you are still wondering how to change a battery at this point, give up.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By bluskye
That DIY is super, awesome info

That DIY is super, awesome info
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,832
Posted By bluskye
One more thing, I went so far as to replace the...

One more thing, I went so far as to replace the front spring pads (lower and upper) cuz I'm looney like that.

2x 31303411795
2x 31331128523

You can get them at bavauto or your dealer via...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,832
Posted By bluskye
Sway bar links: ...

Sway bar links:
http://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-sway-bar-stabilizer-link-front-left-x3-hd-3160600018hd...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,832
Posted By bluskye
Replace front strut hats, and rear shock mounts...

Replace front strut hats, and rear shock mounts (rubber portion). If front sway bar links are orig, replace them as well since they come off the strut anyways.

Nice thing about Bilstein HD is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
Posted By bluskye
At 100kmi, struts are gone, period. I wouldnt be...

At 100kmi, struts are gone, period. I wouldnt be surprised the control arms need replacing as well. These things dont last forever, they wear out.

It is not surprising the thermostat went south,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By bluskye
my high beam/turn signals were flashing and going...

my high beam/turn signals were flashing and going crazy on their own
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By bluskye
Obv under factory warranty, the car would have...

Obv under factory warranty, the car would have been maintained by the dealer free of charge. If the used car is at a bmw dealer, they will show you maintenance history if they want you to buy the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By bluskye
FYI, my high beam/turn signal going crazy on...

FYI, my high beam/turn signal going crazy on their own was not the LCM, it was the ride height sensor shorting out

Part - 37146784697

Easy DIY for future reference.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By bluskye
I just had this problem with high beams and turn...

I just had this problem with high beams and turn signals going nuts on their own, even with car off. I thought it was the LCM.

Dealer diagnosed as the height sensor for the adaptive headlight...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-29-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By bluskye
No m54 motor has 2 belts. There are many DIY for...

No m54 motor has 2 belts. There are many DIY for that motor on the site.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-25-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By bluskye
Looks like I have to see dealer. Sucks

Looks like I have to see dealer. Sucks
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-25-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By bluskye
Light Control Module Questions

Hello,
Can the light control module be replaced by yourself or does dealer need to code the module to vehicle VIN, ie easy DIY?
Is the light control module easily accessible under the steer column...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-22-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By bluskye
You probably bent both control arm + tension...

You probably bent both control arm + tension strut as indicated in CALWATERBOY's DIY. It is straight forward DIY for someone intermediate->advanced in weather that is suitable for work. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-22-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By bluskye
I would check if you are really loosing/burning...

I would check if you are really loosing/burning oil or not. I had that same situation on my E46, and it turned out I was really loosing oil.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,652
Posted By bluskye
I just replaced a crappy 2yr old Dualast with a...

I just replaced a crappy 2yr old Dualast with a Interstate Megatron Plus MTP-48/H6 today. Interstate makes 3 sizes that fit the X3, the MTP-48/H6 is the cheaper one, but still amazingly good. Ive...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-12-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By bluskye
If you keep to RFT, Michelin Primacy ZHP Grand...

If you keep to RFT, Michelin Primacy ZHP Grand Touring tires. Excellent, for RFT that is. The new F30 use some super plush RFT as well, 3rd gen Bridgestones I believe.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-12-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By bluskye
um, go drive a new vette, it does this. Better...

um, go drive a new vette, it does this. Better yet, just opt for the DCT.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-05-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By bluskye
Not talking about the strut, look at the tension...

Not talking about the strut, look at the tension strut and lateral link ....

Even the E46 had a drastically different design
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-05-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By bluskye
This front suspension look familiar?

Wow, if you havent seen the new mustang front end suspension, it looks really familiar =)

* if you dont know, its basically the E90's front suspension design. *
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-02-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,829
Posted By bluskye
I replaced tensioner, idler pulley, and belt. ...

I replaced tensioner, idler pulley, and belt. Contitech Kit was $120-$150 from your favorite vendor. Swapping the tensioner+idler pulley only added additional 5mins, why not do it. The bearings in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By bluskye
DIY N52 Belt replacement on E83

This should help anyone with a belt replacement with a N52 motor on E83 (2007+). This process is to replace the belt, tensioner and idler pulley. Parts come in a nice kit - $120-$150 depending on...
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