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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By Supercourse
The snorkel over the rad is easily removed after...

The snorkel over the rad is easily removed after taking out a few little torx screws. (A bit harder fitting it back together with the friction fit into the air filter box.)

No need to detach that...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Supercourse
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By Supercourse
Yes. Good question. The term expansion tank is...

Yes. Good question. The term expansion tank is normally used to indicate the tank is part of the pressurized system, and it has the pressure relief cap instead of it being at the radiator.

For...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 173,264
Posted By Supercourse
Although just about any hydraulic fluid might...

Although just about any hydraulic fluid might appear to work just fine, I'm not sure that the xDrive interventions will be happy long-term working with that oil in the transfer case.

It is a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 37,292
Posted By Supercourse
That's sounds more like it. Couldn't have...

That's sounds more like it. Couldn't have expected much for $140 - definitely not a pan drop for that.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 37,292
Posted By Supercourse
Redline says it's a suitable replacement for the...

Redline says it's a suitable replacement for the Texaco ETL7045 factory fill.

I think that is different from saying that it is compatible with or very similar to the Texaco fluid.

The question...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Supercourse
You sure it's not the turbine whooomph of the M54...

You sure it's not the turbine whooomph of the M54 inline six? Just kidding.

Doesn't a vacuum leak usually trigger a CEL/SES light?

If it's only when the vehicle is accelerating, not when...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By Supercourse
I don't believe that indy shop is correct. But...

I don't believe that indy shop is correct. But may depend on what they mean by 'mess with the actuator'.

Any mechanical intervention on the actuator, such as replacing the gear, does not require...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Supercourse
Haven't changed speakers myself, but I do...

Haven't changed speakers myself, but I do remember in Evl's sticky thread that 1 3/4" is the absolute max. depth before you have to start modifying the door panel with a more pronounced custom...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By Supercourse
Well done! Was puzzled by this though: ...

Well done!

Was puzzled by this though:


I think that means you needed a 1/2" drive socket and not a 3/8" drive.
That sounds reasonable.
At least you didn't need an impact wrench.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Supercourse
1. The plastic drive dogs that are attached to...

1. The plastic drive dogs that are attached to the glass and the cable are what usually break, and cost only a few bucks (2 required for front window, 1 for rear)

I have parts at the ready for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, the angle of your picture is maybe...

Yes, the angle of your picture is maybe misleading.

Here's my earlier thread showing the rear diff at a better angle where the single fill/drain plug doesn't look as low down as yours (pic. #3):
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,524
Posted By Supercourse
It does vary by region I would think. ...

It does vary by region I would think. Competition, etc. Last time I checked, around here the independents are about $90/hr. and dealership $115, so not a big difference.

It does take training...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,524
Posted By Supercourse
^ It's actually a 7mm. allen for the guide pins ...

^ It's actually a 7mm. allen for the guide pins - 6mm. allen to remove the rotor - which probably is below min. thickness and will need to be replaced too, as might the wear sensor, so with decent...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Supercourse
The fill plug is concealed from view by the spare...

The fill plug is concealed from view by the spare tire carrier. From a different angle you should be able to see it, but it's so tight against the carrier that you have practically no working room....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,446
Posted By Supercourse
A snapped ground strap could fit the died while...

A snapped ground strap could fit the died while running scenario.

As could a completely failed ignition switch but I would think intermittent failure initially more likely with that.

With the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Supercourse
^ +1 No waxy sound insulation issue in the E83...

^ +1 No waxy sound insulation issue in the E83 that I know of.

Odds on it's a small leak from the VCG probably at the rear on the pax. side where it can drip onto the exhaust manifold. PPI...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Supercourse
Not if your battery is in a good state of charge....

Not if your battery is in a good state of charge.

Did I answer your question correctly - it is just the side lights and on one side only? If so, Europeans in many places have to park overnight...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Supercourse
The 'low miles' oil change recommendation of once...

The 'low miles' oil change recommendation of once per year is predicated on 'low miles' being something like 5,000 miles/yr.

If you are doing more like 3,000 miles/yr., I would say the oil should...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Supercourse
It's all explained in the Owner's Manual. ...

It's all explained in the Owner's Manual.

Standard for European cars to have the side/parking lights on that one side remain on (that is, the side the turn signal stalk is positioned at).
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-01-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Supercourse
Bmw Code Sheet.txt 0x03435F02 5F02 Wheel-speed...

Bmw Code Sheet.txt
0x03435F02 5F02 Wheel-speed sensor, general
0x03435F03 5F03 Control module, internal
0x03435F04 5F04 Control module, internal
0x03435F05 5F05 Control module, internal...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 173,264
Posted By Supercourse
Replacing the gear does not need a recalibration....

Replacing the gear does not need a recalibration. You have some other problem - those lights can go on for many other reasons than a worn actuator motor gear.

Did you have the clicking underneath...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By Supercourse
I agree that the Pirelli Scorpion STR is the best...

I agree that the Pirelli Scorpion STR is the best all-round tire for the E83 X3 from a handling and overall performance perspective, including use in moderate snow (when tread depth still good and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By Supercourse
^ Not sure why you think air would enter the...

^ Not sure why you think air would enter the nipple - especially when it's only been loosened 1/4 turn or so?

That's like saying air gets in the line when you take the cap off the reservoir.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By Supercourse
The ceramic pads will feel different than the...

The ceramic pads will feel different than the stock organic ones but not to the extent of a softer pedal.

BMW recommends no grease on the guide pins, but lightly greasing them is not going to be...
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