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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-31-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By artinstead
windows stick in the channels

when I lower a window, particularly the rears that don't get used much there's a sticking or snapping sound as the window is pulled out of the channel like the glass is sticking to the rubber liner...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-26-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,516
Posted By artinstead
trickle charger

I read someplace to leave the trickle charger hooked up while changing batteries so that you don't run into having to reset everything. Is that correct?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-03-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,714
Posted By artinstead
Sprang for Springs

last fall while doing an oil change the bmw dealer said I had a broken rear spring and quoted $405. It sounded high to me but I also thought it included both springs. Then I saw on the forum that...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,607
Posted By artinstead
ran trickle charger but..

car starts ok but the battery window showed no green, instead a black window. I charged overnight with bmw charger and the final steady green lite on the charger indicated that the battery supposedly...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-29-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,622
Posted By artinstead
Thankyou. Respectful and knowledgeable forum...

Thankyou. Respectful and knowledgeable forum here. I buy bmws because of the engines, especially when coupled with a manual trans, pure excitement. I had a '98 328 and now this x3 I bought for the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-28-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,622
Posted By artinstead
Thanks all, I'm feeling a bit more confident...

Thanks all, I'm feeling a bit more confident after reading the responses. One thing bothers me though. At 70 mph the 2.5 engine is running 3k rpms in 6th gear mt. I didn't think any consequence of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-28-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,622
Posted By artinstead
Unhappy So why am I so afraid to drive my bimmer?

I picked up a pretty decent x3 in May of this year, described on an earlier post. Previous owners maintained it, service updates belts, hoses, fluids, etc and it runs perfect, 71000 mi, only driven...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-11-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,685
Posted By artinstead
I told them of a rattle or clunk sound between...

I told them of a rattle or clunk sound between 1st and 2nd when clutch depressed. After cheking it out determined, was nothing abnormal just drivetrain backlash at those low rpms....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-11-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,685
Posted By artinstead
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-24-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,685
Posted By artinstead
will do, got appointment 11/9

will do, got appointment 11/9
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-21-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,685
Posted By artinstead
Yeah I figured, thanx

Yeah I figured, thanx
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-21-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,685
Posted By artinstead
clunky noise 1st, 2nd gear

Have a manual trans and there is a clunk noise when depressing clutch going from 1st to 2nd and depressing clutch to go back to 1st at low rpm maybe 1k-2k in parking lot situations at low speeds...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-03-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By artinstead
You are correct. In fact the vinyl, although...

You are correct. In fact the vinyl, although perfect when I bought it, is now wearing a bit in that spot on my side an in just a few months. Previous owner had to have covered every thing from the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-02-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By artinstead
Here it is, found it on the itemized receipt but...

Here it is, found it on the itemized receipt but just suggested, not done..Fuel System Cleaning $149.95. Also broken rear coil spring, replace both for $582. I didn't look at it there but at home...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-02-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By artinstead
"perform premium oil service with OEG and Dragon...

"perform premium oil service with OEG and Dragon Power Fuel cleaner". $125.76 I knew oil changes were costly for BMW so
I never looked at itemized bill until just now.
Looks like he did whatever...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-02-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By artinstead
Thankyou all. The dealer also suggested a fuel...

Thankyou all. The dealer also suggested a fuel line cleaning thing and that the last owner had declined it. Told them I'd think about it. .
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By artinstead
Bought an x3

Hi all! Newbie here. Bought an '05 X3 in april It's a 2.5/6spd. Pretty basic car with few options except panorama and heated seats. Bought it with 69000 mi, now just turned 70k. In retrospect I feel...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By artinstead
good video

Thanks much! Battery has a black dot in window, multimeter shows 12v w/car off and 14 with car on. Seems to start fine. may just throw a trickle on it try to get a green lite.
I've opened the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By artinstead
new battery and panoramic roof

I would like to install a new battery myself but the owners manual leaves me hesitant..
"Following interruptions in electrical power, for
instance, when the battery is disconnected, it is...
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