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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By vwvwvw
Wow that is sharp.

Wow that is sharp.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By vwvwvw
Maybe the tranny needs that bolt and you should...

Maybe the tranny needs that bolt and you should put it back. Just sayin' :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By vwvwvw
Doesn't sound like either coils or the eccentric...

Doesn't sound like either coils or the eccentric shaft sensor if it's not already throwing codes.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By vwvwvw
When you say every so often you get a misfire,...

When you say every so often you get a misfire, what do you mean? Is the engine under load?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By vwvwvw
It's easiest to just replace the four other...

It's easiest to just replace the four other coils.

The leaking oil is from valve cover gaskets that are brittle. This isn't really a performance issue but it's more just annoying. Replacing the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,602
Posted By vwvwvw
What do you mean by jerkiness? Does the whole...

What do you mean by jerkiness? Does the whole car jerk or is it just the engine? Does the tach drop or hunt when you come to a stop?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By vwvwvw
Thanks for following up. How many miles were on...

Thanks for following up. How many miles were on it when you did the change? Did you notice any improvement in shifting or drivability after the change?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-19-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By vwvwvw
Good. I wouldn't have left it in there.

Good. I wouldn't have left it in there.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-19-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By vwvwvw
Can you see it? Maybe you can poke it with a...

Can you see it? Maybe you can poke it with a sharp pick and pull it out? Or maybe use a flexible tube and vacuum it?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-18-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By vwvwvw
Sounds like a great trip! I love at area of the...

Sounds like a great trip! I love at area of the country.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-18-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By vwvwvw
Harder than I wanted to. I did more of a lift...

Harder than I wanted to. I did more of a lift than prying to avoid scoring the head. Also I removed the front four metal spark plug sleeves- they hold the valve cover in. I couldn't easily get to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By vwvwvw
Yeah I had to gently pry mine up. It was pretty...

Yeah I had to gently pry mine up. It was pretty nerve wracking. Eventually it gives way.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By vwvwvw
I also considered a higher sidewall to get better...

I also considered a higher sidewall to get better ride quality, but opted not to in the end. With the stock size, the ride quality is pretty good with the Primacy's, so much that we don't think...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-15-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By vwvwvw
I also really like the Primacy's, and ride...

I also really like the Primacy's, and ride quality is much much better than with the Scorpians.

Filling with nitrogen as a selling point is baloney though.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-13-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 957
Posted By vwvwvw
Have you checked the serpentine belt tensioner?

Have you checked the serpentine belt tensioner?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-27-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By vwvwvw
Jlex's advice was good. Your best bet is to find...

Jlex's advice was good. Your best bet is to find a mechanic to handle it, even if you have to track down the parts for him.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By vwvwvw
What an unbelievable lousy design that is, where...

What an unbelievable lousy design that is, where the failure mode of a level sensor is for the lights to go haywire.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By vwvwvw
This is a good point...could explain why some...

This is a good point...could explain why some cars do funny things with a battery that's about to kick the bucket.

I did manage to find some curves of battery impedance vs. frequency for various...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By vwvwvw
The battery and alternator are connected to the...

The battery and alternator are connected to the same node. There isn't a different path to the other components. In their diagram "Typical Alternator Circuit" the node Battery+ connects to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,013
Posted By vwvwvw
I'm not sure the N52 needs any sealant. I didn't...

I'm not sure the N52 needs any sealant. I didn't see any there on the old gasket.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,013
Posted By vwvwvw
I used a small screwdriver and stuck it in the...

I used a small screwdriver and stuck it in the holes at either side of the seam to deform it small enough so I could pull it out. I imagine having a pair of o-ring pliers would make it easier.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,707
Posted By vwvwvw
Yeah I might give that guy a call. Black Forest...

Yeah I might give that guy a call. Black Forest can probably do it for around the same price, and I've had good results with their work.

I also would have to dig up a windows laptop. For fifty...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By vwvwvw
Timfitz, the person who wrote that article was...

Timfitz, the person who wrote that article was very sloppy, especially in the descriptions of magnetism and electrical networks. The guy evidently doesn't have a good grasp of the subject. Check out...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,707
Posted By vwvwvw
Hey is anyone in San Diego up for coding an '08? ...

Hey is anyone in San Diego up for coding an '08? I don't really want to get into dealing with the software for something I'll probably only do once.

I'll buy you a beer or beverage of your...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By vwvwvw
Yeah the cars with direct injection make all...

Yeah the cars with direct injection make all kinds of weird noises when you get up to them. Like a dog trying to get you to keep your distance.
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