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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-21-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By al_macaroni
When my actuator gear went bad, I did not...

When my actuator gear went bad, I did not experience any jerking when slowing. But, that does not mean your jerking issue is not related to the transfer case actuator.

If you are going to remove...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-28-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By al_macaroni
Check to see if there are any oil stains on your...

Check to see if there are any oil stains on your front strut. It could be leaking.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By al_macaroni
If you took the resistor off of the old actuator...

If you took the resistor off of the old actuator and put it on the new actuator, the computer will recognize it. But, if you used a new resistor with the new actuator, then yes, it will need to be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By al_macaroni
Yes, these fail on BMWs. I've already replaced...

Yes, these fail on BMWs. I've already replaced the headlight washer pump on my 2008.

They are relatively easy to replace. Typically, the strainer is also replaced along with the pump. Just do a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-25-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By al_macaroni
I believe all 2006 X3's have the sport bumper...

I believe all 2006 X3's have the sport bumper with the lower fog lights. All other years, only the sport model has the sport bumper and thus the lower mounted fog lights.

If your 2006 X3 has...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-24-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By al_macaroni
1 - It is much easier with the front on ramps ...

1 - It is much easier with the front on ramps

2 - The plastic protective tray under the engine needs to be removed. There might be a push-pin or two that need to be removed in addition to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-24-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By al_macaroni
My 2008 X3 took a 921 bulb (w16w) for the rear...

My 2008 X3 took a 921 bulb (w16w) for the rear brake light. I believe I ordered a GE Night Hawk 921 from Amazon. I'm sure local auto parts stores carry clear 921 bulbs.

The center high mounted...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By al_macaroni
It looks like the air temperature sensor. ...

It looks like the air temperature sensor.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101296
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By al_macaroni
An alternate way to get to the rear battery is to...

An alternate way to get to the rear battery is to fold down the rear seat to access the battery in cargo area.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By al_macaroni
Have your serpentine belt and tensioner been...

Have your serpentine belt and tensioner been replaced? It sounds like something spinning is encountering some resistance or rubbing.

Check the easy things first. Is anything rubbing against the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By al_macaroni
My 2008 with 125k miles also experienced a hard...

My 2008 with 125k miles also experienced a hard shift into 2nd gear on cold mornings, right after startup. My car is also garage kept and the transmission fluid has been drained and filled with new...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,845
Posted By al_macaroni
My front differential also appears to have a...

My front differential also appears to have a leak. But, this might not be the case.

In reading the new Bentley manual, if the front diff is filled to the bottom of the fill hole, it is over...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,845
Posted By al_macaroni
On my 2008, all 3 had an o-ring. The drain and...

On my 2008, all 3 had an o-ring. The drain and fill plugs on the front and the single fill plug on the rear. I reused the original plugs.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By al_macaroni
sparkplugs and ignition coils VANOS solenoids ...

sparkplugs and ignition coils
VANOS solenoids
camshaft position sensors
pre-cat O2 sensors
drive belt and tensioner
(rear coil springs if pig tail is broken)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By al_macaroni
It is a safety feature. When the ambient...

It is a safety feature. When the ambient temperature drops to 37 F (or below) you will hear the beep and see the temperature flash. It is to warn you that the road may be icy.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,623
Posted By al_macaroni
See posts #29 and #30 ...

See posts #29 and #30
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=667160&highlight=mtec+led&page=2
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By al_macaroni
It sounds like the worm drive is not fully...

It sounds like the worm drive is not fully grabbing the gear. Is it possible that you used too much lube during the reassembly?

Last weekend I performed the rotate the gear 180 degrees hack and I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,623
Posted By al_macaroni
The MTECH V3's are very close in color and...

The MTECH V3's are very close in color and brightness as the OE angel eyes on my wife's 2013 535 when the headlight are on. They are not as bright as the 535i's angel eye DRL's.


For reference,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By al_macaroni
How old is your battery? A failing battery can...

How old is your battery? A failing battery can cause all sorts of weird behavior.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-26-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By al_macaroni
I had Xpel Ultimate professionally installed on...

I had Xpel Ultimate professionally installed on my front bumper and you cannot tell that it is on the car.

I cannot weigh in on how well Xpel would work on your headlights.

But, I did put a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,623
Posted By al_macaroni
I'm sure you can find something cheaper if you...

I'm sure you can find something cheaper if you keep searching. The MTEC bulbs are LED and they are plug and play (with a connector wire that is required to prevent the burned out bulb indicator from...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,623
Posted By al_macaroni
I've been using these for 2 years - ...

I've been using these for 2 years -
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MTEC-Ver-3-0-LED-Angel-Eye-Bulbs-BMW-E83-X3-06-10-LCI-/380441639196?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item589416b91c&vxp=mtr
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By al_macaroni
Could it be melting ice from the undercarriage?...

Could it be melting ice from the undercarriage? Did your window washer tank freeze and crack or break a connection?

You can try the process of elimination. Pop your hood and check the window...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By al_macaroni
It looks like numbers 49, 52, & 59. See card...

It looks like numbers 49, 52, & 59. See card image for fuse locations and sizes.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By al_macaroni
493147 This is from a 2008 3.0si

493147
This is from a 2008 3.0si
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