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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 46
Posted By Supercourse
Your 2009 does not use the wheel speed sensors...

Your 2009 does not use the wheel speed sensors for tire pressure monitoring - it has direct TPMS sensors in the valve assembly.

Sounds more like electrical gremlins are causing your problems. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Supercourse
^1 A new battery isn't always the perfect...

^1

A new battery isn't always the perfect solution, especially if aftermarket. People wrongly assume they are fresh and fully charged on the shelf at Walmart.

Battery post diameter and/or...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 153,781
Posted By Supercourse
Don't think a worn actuator gear itself turns the...

Don't think a worn actuator gear itself turns the triad of lights on.

The only symptom is a clicking noise on shutdown.

So replacing the gear was not going to turn off the lights.
A lot of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By Supercourse
If you spent a good amount of time detailing with...

If you spent a good amount of time detailing with doors opening and closing, and radio on, the battery could have run down a bit. Then on starting up, DSC processor gets confused.

Usually goes...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Supercourse
1 and 2 already answered well. 3. VCG...

1 and 2 already answered well.

3. VCG replacement - not often done in isolation as good time to do plugs and coils if deemed at all necessary. Otherwise it would cost a bit less than the OFHG...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, the Dayco-branded 89133 pulley is in fact...

Yes, the Dayco-branded 89133 pulley is in fact made by INA. That's a really good local price at $15 - they are about that at rockauto or more at other online places.

The mechanical tensioner for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, very important to keep tabs on that to be...

Yes, very important to keep tabs on that to be sure it's working.

If you don't hear it come on when parking the car after a good run that's cause for concern.

Heat continues to build just after...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By Supercourse
And my thread in the BMW X3 FAQ and DIY...

And my thread in the BMW X3 FAQ and DIY Compilation -

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5314859&postcount=38
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By Supercourse
3 volts sounds right for that sort of battery. ...

3 volts sounds right for that sort of battery.

If both keys suddenly fail, the GM5 body control module could be the problem.

See: www.bmwgm5.com
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By Supercourse
Doesn't sound like a reason for it not starting. ...

Doesn't sound like a reason for it not starting.

Unless the case is cracked or the seal completely gone you could just put 1L of $6 ATF in it for the purpose of starting it up and driving it home...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, they definitely charged you for BMW blue...

Yes, they definitely charged you for BMW blue coolant and that was clearly not used, nor probably the BG flushing product, or the labor involved.

Let us know what sort of explanation and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Supercourse
Don't mix BMW coolant (G-48) with the gold or you...

Don't mix BMW coolant (G-48) with the gold or you will have brown coolant that doesn't look good.

Are you sure it was gold and not yellow?

If yellow, it could have been Zerex G-O5. If gold it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Supercourse
I've always thought it was EVAP system going...

I've always thought it was EVAP system going through its diagnostics.

That explains why you only hear it on occasion. If a test cycle was on before you switched the engine off it will complete the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By Supercourse
First step is find the other key and try using...

First step is find the other key and try using that.

Unlikely that rechargeable key battery would be dead in an '07 model.

Try charging it up on a run of at least 30 mins.

Button contacts...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Supercourse
The rims are fine, but unfortunately the tires...

The rims are fine, but unfortunately the tires are too tall for the X3. They are 1.8" taller. Revs/mile would be about 7% less which is a bit too much even if they didn't rub.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 110,046
Posted By Supercourse
Why jump into replacing the actuator gear when...

Why jump into replacing the actuator gear when you have no other symptoms?

Idling the car for 5 mins. in hot weather would have meant the battery charge was depleted
(A/C on, electric rad fan...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Supercourse
This is a bit different from the usual reports on...

This is a bit different from the usual reports on this forum where the 4x4 light appears in combination with other others (terrible triad).

In some of those cases with no other symptoms the lights...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Supercourse
Run away fast.

Run away fast.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By Supercourse
Surprised a dealer would install run-flats on an...

Surprised a dealer would install run-flats on an '05 E83.

Wouldn't this make the extra-firm ride that many complain about even more punishing?

Or maybe the stiffness of the run-flats is such an...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By Supercourse
If you use a screwdriver you will probably break...

If you use a screwdriver you will probably break most of the clips and scratch the paint.

Try to get the proper tool for the job that will ease the clips out uniformly to avoid them breaking.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Supercourse
No need to take any cover off. There is a...

No need to take any cover off. There is a pre-cut access hole for the oil drain plug.

May or may not have a flip down cover on the access hole.

Probably further back than you are expecting,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By Supercourse
From the BMW X3 FAQ and DIY Compilation sticky...

From the BMW X3 FAQ and DIY Compilation sticky above: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=408603
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 153,781
Posted By Supercourse
AFAIK, computer is reset under the following: ...

AFAIK, computer is reset under the following:

- replacement of complete actuator
- replacement of transfer case
- fluid replacement (not essential, but preferable)

A computer reset after...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By Supercourse
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=124958&highlight=angel+eyes
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Supercourse
2 pumps, side by side. Check that their...

2 pumps, side by side.

Check that their electrical connectors are in place, and not corroded.

You should be able to confirm if 12V is getting to that point when stalk operated.

When was last...
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