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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-26-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,304
Posted By tmwoodall
That is a very accurate and through recount of my...

That is a very accurate and through recount of my ownership of the car. It was in such great shape cosmetically, and on my test drive showed no signs of any problems. I just assumed she was itching...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-24-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,304
Posted By tmwoodall
We picked up a 2007 Jeep Commander with 33k miles...

We picked up a 2007 Jeep Commander with 33k miles on it. Aside from not having a fun to drive vehicle anymore this will fit our lifestyle a bit better. Plus it is a nice compliment to my Wrangler...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-24-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,304
Posted By tmwoodall
Owner of the shop met me and listened to it. We...

Owner of the shop met me and listened to it. We talked and messed with it for about 40 minutes. He initially thought Vanos as well, the more we talked and poked around he said it seems like...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,304
Posted By tmwoodall
I actually was lucky enough to catch the owner of...

I actually was lucky enough to catch the owner of an indie BMW/Mini shop on the phone, on his day off. I am going to meet him in an hour to see what he thinks. I'll report back.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,304
Posted By tmwoodall
http://youtu.be/tld20UsxRV4 Pay no attention...

http://youtu.be/tld20UsxRV4

Pay no attention to the lack of visual interest in the video, I was obviously just shooting for the noise.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,304
Posted By tmwoodall
I am waiting on a video to upload at this very...

I am waiting on a video to upload at this very minute. My sound is different, more pronounced I think. Mine can clearly be heard from in the cab with hood down, which is how I shot the video.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-22-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,304
Posted By tmwoodall
Engine making a Knocking sound

No the engine isn't "Knocking" but it is making a knocking sound. I first noticed it today after a very short stint of mildly spirited driving on a city street so less than 45 MPH. I passed a 4...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By tmwoodall
It now drives better than ever. The Nero Zeros...

It now drives better than ever. The Nero Zeros are great once they break in. I kept the old fronts in case I ruin a tire once these are 60%+ worn.

I spent the rest of the day detailing and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By tmwoodall
I just made an appointment to get the fronts...

I just made an appointment to get the fronts changed at 1:00. Hopefully that solves it, I LOVE this car.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By tmwoodall
It is a 2004 (not the 2007). I also noticed...

It is a 2004 (not the 2007).

I also noticed tonight as I was driving and trying to determine more acutely when/what conditions are causing it to hiccup, it is only from a dead stop. Which makes...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By tmwoodall
Weird Transmission behavior

I just replaced my rear tires with the Nero Zero Pirellis. The front still has the Scorpions on there from when I bought it last year, they still have ~15k worth of driving left in them so I didn't...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By tmwoodall
****, that is expensive. Makes me curious if they...

****, that is expensive. Makes me curious if they actually changed out my ECM. The dealer is taking care of all of this, but it is an Audi dealership not a BMW... I guess I will get it back and see...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By tmwoodall
ECM replacement

Anyone ever had to replace their ECM out of warranty? Just curious what it cost, dealer just got in touch with me they had to replace the ECM.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,335
Posted By tmwoodall
The dealer I bought it from apparently couldn't...

The dealer I bought it from apparently couldn't get it off their books because it was not registered/inspected/tagged. They drove down, gave me an A4, and have been working on it for 2 days now.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-08-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,335
Posted By tmwoodall
So.... I cleared the P0171 (P0174 never...

So.... I cleared the P0171 (P0174 never triggered). Day later SES comes on again, no big surprise there. However it was P0420 and P0430 which was odd to me. Is it possible the system is just working...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,335
Posted By tmwoodall
Logic tells me the rough running was due to the...

Logic tells me the rough running was due to the original issue: CCV going out, it just worsened with time.

Engine performance while driving was never affected, it has always had the same get up...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,335
Posted By tmwoodall
Fixed. (good memory by the way)

Fixed. (good memory by the way)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,335
Posted By tmwoodall
Camshaft position sensor? 02 Sensor? Coils? ...

Camshaft position sensor?
02 Sensor?
Coils?
Plugs?
Vacuum Leak?

Those are the only things left that seem to be remotely possible.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,335
Posted By tmwoodall
I am starting to wonder if the system is so...

I am starting to wonder if the system is so sensitive that having the butterfly valve on my exhaust unhooked is causing the issue? When the shop used their high dollar tools to check it out last week...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,335
Posted By tmwoodall
Yep Checked the filter several times. Its clean...

Yep Checked the filter several times. Its clean and certainly BMW branded. Cleaned out the ICV, Throttle body etc when it was all out for the ccv replacment.

About ready to replace the o2...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,335
Posted By tmwoodall
Its Back P0171

Just tripped the code again, I assume 1074 is not far behind.

At this point: New Maf, New hoses, New CCV, 1 Bottle of Lucas injector cleaner.

I had the pros diagnose it and once I fixed the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,229
Posted By tmwoodall
That was a misreable job, I got everything off in...

That was a misreable job, I got everything off in 2.5 hours and was looking forward to bragging about my 4 hour total time, then it doubled (actually it was 7 hours as I have not changed my clocks...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,229
Posted By tmwoodall
after 8 hours, 2 unnecessary Autozone trips, and...

after 8 hours, 2 unnecessary Autozone trips, and halfway redoing the whole job because the ICV electrical connector did not completely seat, the car is FINALLY running good. Thanks for all the help...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,229
Posted By tmwoodall
I totally spaced out when ordering parts and...

I totally spaced out when ordering parts and realized a day or two ago that the parts listed in that writeup are not all (if any) transferable to the X3. Does anyone happen to have a parts list for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,510
Posted By tmwoodall
In Texas you can conceal carry in your vehicle...

In Texas you can conceal carry in your vehicle without a permit. I keep my .40 under the seat a lot of the time. Plenty of space, quick access, etc.
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