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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By al_macaroni
Have your serpentine belt and tensioner been...

Have your serpentine belt and tensioner been replaced? It sounds like something spinning is encountering some resistance or rubbing.

Check the easy things first. Is anything rubbing against the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By al_macaroni
My 2008 with 125k miles also experienced a hard...

My 2008 with 125k miles also experienced a hard shift into 2nd gear on cold mornings, right after startup. My car is also garage kept and the transmission fluid has been drained and filled with new...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,306
Posted By al_macaroni
My front differential also appears to have a...

My front differential also appears to have a leak. But, this might not be the case.

In reading the new Bentley manual, if the front diff is filled to the bottom of the fill hole, it is over...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,306
Posted By al_macaroni
On my 2008, all 3 had an o-ring. The drain and...

On my 2008, all 3 had an o-ring. The drain and fill plugs on the front and the single fill plug on the rear. I reused the original plugs.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By al_macaroni
sparkplugs and ignition coils VANOS solenoids ...

sparkplugs and ignition coils
VANOS solenoids
camshaft position sensors
pre-cat O2 sensors
drive belt and tensioner
(rear coil springs if pig tail is broken)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By al_macaroni
It is a safety feature. When the ambient...

It is a safety feature. When the ambient temperature drops to 37 F (or below) you will hear the beep and see the temperature flash. It is to warn you that the road may be icy.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,081
Posted By al_macaroni
See posts #29 and #30 ...

See posts #29 and #30
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=667160&highlight=mtec+led&page=2
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By al_macaroni
It sounds like the worm drive is not fully...

It sounds like the worm drive is not fully grabbing the gear. Is it possible that you used too much lube during the reassembly?

Last weekend I performed the rotate the gear 180 degrees hack and I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,081
Posted By al_macaroni
The MTECH V3's are very close in color and...

The MTECH V3's are very close in color and brightness as the OE angel eyes on my wife's 2013 535 when the headlight are on. They are not as bright as the 535i's angel eye DRL's.


For reference,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By al_macaroni
How old is your battery? A failing battery can...

How old is your battery? A failing battery can cause all sorts of weird behavior.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-26-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By al_macaroni
I had Xpel Ultimate professionally installed on...

I had Xpel Ultimate professionally installed on my front bumper and you cannot tell that it is on the car.

I cannot weigh in on how well Xpel would work on your headlights.

But, I did put a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,081
Posted By al_macaroni
I'm sure you can find something cheaper if you...

I'm sure you can find something cheaper if you keep searching. The MTEC bulbs are LED and they are plug and play (with a connector wire that is required to prevent the burned out bulb indicator from...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,081
Posted By al_macaroni
I've been using these for 2 years - ...

I've been using these for 2 years -
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MTEC-Ver-3-0-LED-Angel-Eye-Bulbs-BMW-E83-X3-06-10-LCI-/380441639196?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item589416b91c&vxp=mtr
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By al_macaroni
Could it be melting ice from the undercarriage?...

Could it be melting ice from the undercarriage? Did your window washer tank freeze and crack or break a connection?

You can try the process of elimination. Pop your hood and check the window...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By al_macaroni
It looks like numbers 49, 52, & 59. See card...

It looks like numbers 49, 52, & 59. See card image for fuse locations and sizes.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By al_macaroni
493147 This is from a 2008 3.0si

493147
This is from a 2008 3.0si
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By al_macaroni
Are your headlights on when you first pull the...

Are your headlights on when you first pull the windshield washer lever? Check your owner's manual. It should tell you.

On the newer LCI, 2007+ models, the head lights need to be on for the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By al_macaroni
The 2 pre-cat (near the engine) O2 sensors are...

The 2 pre-cat (near the engine) O2 sensors are typically the ones that need to be replaced. Yes, you can wait until they fail and throw a code. That is what I did. But, in my case, there was a major...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By al_macaroni
It could be your VANOS solenoids. After replacing...

It could be your VANOS solenoids. After replacing mine, the whistle and poor idle went away. But my car had thrown vanos solenoid codes. It was just beyond 100k miles that I had to replaced mine....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-06-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By al_macaroni
There is not a DIY. The Sirius XM receiver is...

There is not a DIY. The Sirius XM receiver is already built into the head unit. A Sirius activation code needs to be purchased from BMW. Then, either a dealer or BMW specialist will need to program...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By al_macaroni
I think this is the part number for the steel...

I think this is the part number for the steel wheel hubcap for the e46 3-series. It may work on the X3 steel wheels. But, they are quite pricey.

Part #: 36 13 1 179 141
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,291
Posted By al_macaroni
Check the DIY Sticky on this site to see which...

Check the DIY Sticky on this site to see which items are listed and then you can read through them to determine if the level of difficulty is within your comfort zone.

The front shocks/struts...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By al_macaroni
Do a search on CCV (crank case vent). Your...

Do a search on CCV (crank case vent). Your problem could be a vacuum leak in the CCV system/oil dipstick tube collapse. Please search CCV to see if any of your symptoms match.

Good luck.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By al_macaroni
Will any of these bulb numbers cross-reference...

Will any of these bulb numbers cross-reference the OE bulb number you installed?

http://www.mteclightingusa.com/category_s/1517.htm

I am using the 36mm 6-LED bulbs in my 2008 X3 for the license...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By al_macaroni
Is your DSC kicking in and automatically applying...

Is your DSC kicking in and automatically applying the brakes in an attempt to provide you with more traction? Have you tried turning it off when in snow to see if there is a difference?

DTC/DSC...
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