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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By bluskye
Valvoline blades go on sale for $10 or so at...

Valvoline blades go on sale for $10 or so at Sears now and then. Bosch Icon seem to last longer.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 04:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,942
Posted By bluskye
Next you can use a screw driver, and insert into...

Next you can use a screw driver, and insert into coil hole, and give it a good couple whacks upwards to loosen it.

Enjoy the smooth ride now!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 583
Posted By bluskye
I see a car rental occurring in your immediate...

I see a car rental occurring in your immediate future. hahah
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By bluskye
I gas up my car withe engine running all the time.

I gas up my car withe engine running all the time.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By bluskye
The engine goes into "limp" mode to save itself. ...

The engine goes into "limp" mode to save itself. No user intervention needed.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,973
Posted By bluskye
Yes, the job is significant. They have to drop...

Yes, the job is significant. They have to drop the front axles. You will notice, the axles block the removal of the pan. The oil housing gasket is a freebie for this job, so its recommended you do...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,572
Posted By bluskye
The lifter noise was rectified with a new head...

The lifter noise was rectified with a new head design. There's nothing inherently "wrong" with the noise, it just goes away if you drive the car long enough to warm the engine up, or drive it with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,942
Posted By bluskye
You have to take out cabin air filter, then you...

You have to take out cabin air filter, then you will see torx bolts to remove the air filter housing. After that is removed, you can access the rear spark plug. Get a magnetic spark plug socket.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By bluskye
It is the water pump. The thermostat should be...

It is the water pump. The thermostat should be replaced with the water pump. N52 motor, the pump itself is not cheap. Sorry bud.

The engine is designed to limp along without damaging itself in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By bluskye
Exactly. I have the know-how, but not the...

Exactly.

I have the know-how, but not the time to do things. I tend to replace things "while" I'm in there then go through the same motions again.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By bluskye
We have one at slightly under 100k mi. It will...

We have one at slightly under 100k mi. It will be at the age where at least once a year, an item will require maintenance. Could be in any order: shocks, sway bars, gaskets, cam sensors, hvac...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,778
Posted By bluskye
Great info guys.

Great info guys.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By bluskye
Its unlikely the belt is the culprit, its likely...

Its unlikely the belt is the culprit, its likely something is seizing up (compressor/alternator/pulley). Once you find the culprit, you will need to change the belt as well.


You have a N52...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By bluskye
It starts with intermittent squeaks, which turn...

It starts with intermittent squeaks, which turn to constant squeaks, which ends with the blower just dieing.

I lived with the squeaks for about a year now. It was due for a swap.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By bluskye
I guess that coil kit isnt available anymore in...

I guess that coil kit isnt available anymore in the price range. closeist thing is the entire job kit. Coils come to $37/each
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By bluskye
I replaced all my coils on spark plug swap at...

I replaced all my coils on spark plug swap at 100k mi (N52 Motor) when the car would shudder at idle now and then. They will eventually go bust. All is smooth since the swap.

FCP EURO has...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By bluskye
Blower Motor Swap, another PITA DIY with the X3

I thought swapping the rear shocks was a PITA, then I did this blower motor. Everything is impossible to reach without right extensions and sprawling out on top of the engine bay. The car has...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,736
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, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
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, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
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, 09:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 73,497
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, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By bluskye
That DIY is super, awesome info

That DIY is super, awesome info
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,525
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, 11:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,525
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, 08:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,525
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...
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