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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By reed75
OK so maybe I won't go on the wild goose hunt for...

OK so maybe I won't go on the wild goose hunt for the third plug since it is winter still here in the East (PA) - I've seen the first blue plug near the bottom of the expansion tank, is the 2nd one...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By reed75
I've got the manual trans, so no thermostat but I...

I've got the manual trans, so no thermostat but I did see a blue bleeder near the bottom of the expansion tank. So you're saying that the other drain plug is near the one for the expansion tank, are...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By reed75
Thanks. I saw one near the bottom of the...

Thanks. I saw one near the bottom of the expansion tank, is the second one on the other side on the bottom of the radiator? I didn't look for it. And where would I find the third?

Also, if I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By reed75
Expansion tank replacement - how much coolant will I need?

My 2006 x3 (with manual trans) has develeopled a hairline crack in the expansion tank and needs to be replaced. The car has 139K on the odometer and this is the first real problem I've had. I've...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By reed75
So my fluid tank is now leaking and not holding...

So my fluid tank is now leaking and not holding anything so I'm assuming its this same piece your are speaking about. So how do I replace this? If I remove the tank will I see what needs to happen?...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,052
Posted By reed75
Hi. I did find the problem and was able to fix...

Hi. I did find the problem and was able to fix it. For me it was a missing fuse. 1 of the 3 fuses that make up the security system was missing. Once i replaced it it was fixed. In your case it sounds...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By reed75
Forgot to mention it also has a new battery this...

Forgot to mention it also has a new battery this spring.
And it has 113k miles on it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By reed75
Feeler for 2006 x3 with 6 speed manual potentially for sale

I've been thinking about selling my 2006 x3 with the 6 speed manual tranny. It has fresh paint everywhere except for the rear bumper, new windshield, bumper and headlights. We witnessed an accident...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By reed75
So after looking for a new shorter heavier...

So after looking for a new shorter heavier shifter (I'm intrigued) all I'm finding are the M series shifters. My car doesn't have the M series package. Will this knob fit and do they make the shorter...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 60,793
Posted By reed75
108,000. And yes it's a lot of driving. Some...

108,000. And yes it's a lot of driving. Some people ask me why I'd buy a BMW and then use it as a commuter car. I tell them to go drive a BMW for themselves and only then will it make sense. Ultimate...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By reed75
Sorry to see you leave us. I'm still enjoying my...

Sorry to see you leave us. I'm still enjoying my 2006 x3 with the 6 speed manual trans. Only 108k on it and still going strong.

What's so special about the zhp shift knob btw?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-13-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 60,793
Posted By reed75
Hit 10800K the other day, since I've been doing...

Hit 10800K the other day, since I've been doing 800 miles a week the odometer just seems to never stop rolling! No problems to note, I have an 06 with the 6 speed manual and it shifts as smooth as...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,052
Posted By reed75
2006 X3 key chime continues with key removed

So my 2006 X3 witnessed an accident (wasn't in the accident, didn't cause the accident, but was an innocent bystander) so my car went in for paint and a new fog light.. the only good news so far is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-28-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,153
Posted By reed75
Hi. It ended up being a bad Sirius receiver unit....

Hi. It ended up being a bad Sirius receiver unit. I couldn't afford to buy a new one costing over $500 so I went for the modular unit costing $50 and plugged it into the aux port.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By reed75
Looking for a good indy mechanic in or around Columbus ohio

Hi all. My 2006 x3 is nearing 100k rapidly as I drive it for work roughly 800 miles per week. With that I'm in need of a good Indy near Columbus Ohio as this is where I'm currently working. Can...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 10-17-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By reed75
got a picture? if so, either post it or email to...

got a picture? if so, either post it or email to reed75@gmail.com
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,464
Posted By reed75
raetza, did you ever figure out what your...

raetza,

did you ever figure out what your problem is? I'm having a similar problem with a new sirius receiver that wont activate. Did you ever attempt to see the ESN from the radio? my radio is...
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 10-05-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By reed75
WTB - Sirius Receiver

I'm looking for a 2nd or 3rd generation sirius receiver for a 2006 X3.

I found one on ebay, bought it and it doesnt work (returning it for a refund).

The part number needed is:

65 12 0 398...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,153
Posted By reed75
2006 X3 installed Sirius, won't show ESN

Hi,

I just purchased a sirius receiver off of ebay for 115$ (which i thought was a great price) - and I installed it following the instructions (TSA). Very easy, removed nav computer bracket,...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 04-12-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By reed75
WTB X3 Rims

I'm looking for a set of factory BMW rims to use on my 2006 X3 for a winter set of tires (unless I like what I find better than the set I have and then they may be for my summer set of tires). I'm...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By reed75
Typically I only use 1st gear on hills or...

Typically I only use 1st gear on hills or inclines and never on flat starts.. you can safely start out in 2nd gear and be just fine, I do it all the time...do this and you'll never have an automatic...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,236
Posted By reed75
To clarify . that price is only for the receiver,...

To clarify . that price is only for the receiver, no installation. and I'm now getting two different storys from two different dealers. Their prices are the same, which are better than most, but...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,236
Posted By reed75
Sirius installation, Dealer says they have to activate?

So I'm looking at ordering a new sirius receiver for my car since I cannot find a used one. The new prices are $428 and they include 1 year of service.. so taking that into consideration they're 150...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,904
Posted By reed75
Thanks for the tips. Guess I should've mentioned...

Thanks for the tips. Guess I should've mentioned what parts I ordered. I got centric premium rotors with the E-coating and they have the center hats painted and sealed so they will not rust. And I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,904
Posted By reed75
front brake job tips and lessons learned??

So I've order the parts, the rotors are here and the brake pads arrive either monday or tuesday depending on UPS. I've reviewed the how to thread on completing the front brake job and it doesn't look...
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