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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-26-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By TexasTurk
To the best of my knowledge, yes - original...

To the best of my knowledge, yes - original battery. But we've only owned it for three years, and bought it with only 30k miles so can't be sure but no strong reason to think otherwise.

Ive never...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-26-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By TexasTurk
So just got the car back and it turned out to be...

So just got the car back and it turned out to be a very dead battery after all.

Crazy surging was unstable idle- not rough necessarily but revving up without throttle input.

Austin BMW took...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By TexasTurk
X3 just left us stranded... Start/idle problem

All,

2004 3.0i x3 6-SPD manual just failed to start. Seemed a bit like low battery, so got a jump start... Started, but crazy surging at idle. No serious issues before but maintenance was...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,744
Posted By TexasTurk
I've got all terrain / light truck tires on my...

I've got all terrain / light truck tires on my wife's '04 3.0i 6spd in 235/60/17 size.

Works great, road manners are not noticeably different (it's an SUV after all), and the extra ground...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-04-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,659
Posted By TexasTurk
I'd have to see photos and/or poke around under...

I'd have to see photos and/or poke around under our X3 to figure exactly what the issue might be. Many BMW's have failures at the 'guibos', rubber-puck driveshaft connectors that dampen some sound /...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-04-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,066
Posted By TexasTurk
All, While I do encourage 'enjoying' our...

All,

While I do encourage 'enjoying' our X3's (and I take the same approach with sporty vehicles, I think if you invest in an M3 it should be for more than just the pretty badge - Get it to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,066
Posted By TexasTurk
I'm not quite sure I follow here. Do you mean...

I'm not quite sure I follow here. Do you mean towing like, five feet to get you unstuck? Or some other kind?

Though you're right, flying rocks/gravel can take out windows etc. as well as...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,066
Posted By TexasTurk
Yep, that's me, A/T's on the wife's '04 X3 3.0i,...

Yep, that's me, A/T's on the wife's '04 X3 3.0i, with 6spd. Fitment etc.:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=582160&highlight=toyo

Great photos and looks like a fun day OP, btw. I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-07-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,539
Posted By TexasTurk
Hm, I'm not sure if you mean DSC instead of ASC? ...

Hm, I'm not sure if you mean DSC instead of ASC?

You raise a good point in the last part though, if I had an automatic I would worry. 6-speed manual here - and no issues to report w/ DSC or...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-07-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,539
Posted By TexasTurk
Here's a start; you can see the size difference...

Here's a start; you can see the size difference from the previous Turanzas. No issues since install; but as you can see these are not soccer-mom-mobile tires, they have some decent offroad knobbie to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-06-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,576
Posted By TexasTurk
So, I was mildly interested in a similar idea. I...

So, I was mildly interested in a similar idea. I started with tires. A more off-road savvy friend mentioned tires are usually the easiest way to get some extra ground clearance, and I got a bit over...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-27-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By TexasTurk
yeah, we've had our 2004 3.0MT offroad a couple...

yeah, we've had our 2004 3.0MT offroad a couple of times. It did get stuck once but in a sinkhole that would have gotten most any offroader stuck.

I also second two points above - 1. clarkson's...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By TexasTurk
Oldscout2, I can't really think of any...

Oldscout2,

I can't really think of any 'tricks' per se, we've been careful so far and despite carrying dusty / dirty / muddy camping gear the interior still looks almost as good as we got it. Of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By TexasTurk
FWIW, my wife and I got our '04 X3 3.0i, 6spd,...

FWIW, my wife and I got our '04 X3 3.0i, 6spd, with similar reasoning. We don't have *many* excuses to go offroading, but we make some since the vehicle's somewhat capable. We tested several other...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-18-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,539
Posted By TexasTurk
Yes, I'm fully aware of the speedo error issue,...

Yes, I'm fully aware of the speedo error issue, but in this case it's around 3 mph error at 65 mph indicated, so not enough to worry about. Discount Tire has a convenient calculator that shows 65mph...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,539
Posted By TexasTurk
Our first 'mod' to our X3

Hey all,

New member here (not totally new to BMW's but haven't owned before, just helped buddies with theirs etc.).

We got my wife a great deal on a 2004 3.0i 6spd X3, with 30k miles... Last...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 226
Posted By TexasTurk
Tire question, searched but need some clarification

Hey all. First post here but no stranger to seeking out help on forums for my other cars, or working on BMWs.

I have a '04 GTO though I'm occasionally tempted to build a stripped lightweight E36...
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