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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By Bufalo
It will settle, no worries.

It will settle, no worries.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By Bufalo
It'd be a decent kit if you were doing the work...

It'd be a decent kit if you were doing the work yourself, but the shop will probably reuse most of the parts listed there. I would recommend new strut mounts, but the rest of it is just extra.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,080
Posted By Bufalo
My old pump is still completely in tact if anyone...

My old pump is still completely in tact if anyone wants a different picture or piece or disassembly method for photos. I kept it around to do exactly this, but haven't found time or reason. This...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 155,539
Posted By Bufalo
I've worked on a lot of cars in my life, and I've...

I've worked on a lot of cars in my life, and I've drained and filled a lot of fluids, oils, transmissions, differentials, etc... But man, I've never smelled anything quite as wicked as that transfer...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By Bufalo
I use Brembo rotors when available. Typically...

I use Brembo rotors when available. Typically less expensive than OEM from the dealer, still high quality manufacturing. BavAuto has a house brand that's probably of decent quality, too. Haven't...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,219
Posted By Bufalo
Here's what I do, and the car seems happy. I...

Here's what I do, and the car seems happy. I use the Mobil 1 0W40 "extended life" stuff, and I change it every 10-12k. Every FIVE thousand mile, I change the filter. It's easy to do in ten...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Bufalo
The rattle could be an end-link on the sway bar,...

The rattle could be an end-link on the sway bar, too. I think you've hit up all the major headache bits, especially having addressed all the ugly aspects of the driveline and having a recent water...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,080
Posted By Bufalo
Very possible - it's been too damn cold and I've...

Very possible - it's been too damn cold and I've been too damn busy to even give it a look. I'm fingers crossed that it's something simple/electrical like that. I'm going to be replacing the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By Bufalo
No, there's not. It's as straightforward as any...

No, there's not. It's as straightforward as any other car's suspension.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,080
Posted By Bufalo
Sounds like the exact thing that I went through...

Sounds like the exact thing that I went through on my '07 in October of 2013, same symptoms, same solution. Problem now is that I'm getting a CEL and a code (P0598) related to Thermostat Voltage...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,558
Posted By Bufalo
Received my Bilsteins yesterday and had a bit of...

Received my Bilsteins yesterday and had a bit of a facepalm moment. One look at the diameter of the piston shafts on these reminded me why they come with their own stuff - nothing aftermarket that's...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 118,320
Posted By Bufalo
I'd say the range is "usable," but now you are...

I'd say the range is "usable," but now you are the one who has me thinking... I have noise generators and RTA apps on my ipad and phone, might as well get a measurement, right? Will do that this...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 118,320
Posted By Bufalo
I just meant using the "rear" RCA outputs from...

I just meant using the "rear" RCA outputs from your head in their subwoofer mode. I currently am feeding the subs 100W each. I have a four channel MBA Quart amp. I power the front speakers from the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 118,320
Posted By Bufalo
I'll tell you, I've had good luck using the stock...

I'll tell you, I've had good luck using the stock under-seat woofers in subwoofer duty with a new amplifier. I have a similar Pioneer head unit in mine, and am using its internal crossover network...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,558
Posted By Bufalo
Why does no one use a spring compressor to remove...

Why does no one use a spring compressor to remove the rear springs? Seems like the faster/safer/easier way to do it. It looks like there's plenty of room to fit one in there to release a lot of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,558
Posted By Bufalo
Quick question here - do the Bilstein struts and...

Quick question here - do the Bilstein struts and shocks come with their own replacement bump-stops? I'm organizing my shopping list for a full replacement, and want to do it the way so many of you...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By Bufalo
Does it feel sort of like a stumble/misfire when...

Does it feel sort of like a stumble/misfire when the engine is under load? If so, I'll type out the rest of my story, otherwise it's probably not relevant. Also, advise if you've checked any...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By Bufalo
The BMW dealership's scanners can tell you...

The BMW dealership's scanners can tell you exactly what is throwing the code. I've been chasing down the same problem in my '07. They found the light was being caused by the steering angle...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,435
Posted By Bufalo
I've jacked up the entire rear of my '07 by...

I've jacked up the entire rear of my '07 by putting a floor jack on that cross brace. It worked just fine. Jackstands under the corner spots, ALWAYS. Don't use a 2x4 in between your jack and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bufalo
The job for me was pretty straightforward. I...

The job for me was pretty straightforward. I recruited another set of hands, he and I have torn down and reassembled many things on many different cars, so this was relatively simple. Took us 4...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-28-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bufalo
Must be an epidemic My wife called me today...

Must be an epidemic My wife called me today with the exact same symptoms for her '07 X3. I have a replacement pump and thermostat on order to replace on Wednesday evening. Can't wait... :mad:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By Bufalo
I don't even have a driveway, but I surely don't...

I don't even have a driveway, but I surely don't feel selfish about owning an X3. Haven't had a single issue with the car related to its living outside. Not sure where the assumption comes from...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By Bufalo
Sounds to me like something went amiss in the...

Sounds to me like something went amiss in the programming and the engine is retarding timing in some kind of limp mode to limit power.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,853
Posted By Bufalo
Very interested to hear how things go for you. ...

Very interested to hear how things go for you. Like you, reading this thread suddenly made me want to have the access/ability to customize some of those features.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By Bufalo
Mine is an '07 and it just flipped over 100k...

Mine is an '07 and it just flipped over 100k miles yesterday.
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