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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Bufalo
Where on the engine do those pull from (yeah, I...

Where on the engine do those pull from (yeah, I could easily search this, huh?) and do you get to use that gnarly hammer in the process of their removal? I have replaced one of my solenoids, so I'm...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By Bufalo
I would be surprised if the Bavsound woofers are...

I would be surprised if the Bavsound woofers are worth being twice the price in comparison to the Helix or Earthquake products. Heck, I've been satisfied enough with the stock woofers by feeding...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By Bufalo
I like the blackout grilles. Have been thinking...

I like the blackout grilles. Have been thinking about the same thing. I think I'm due for a transmission reset, as well. Now that it's gotten cold, the pesky leak in my windshield washer...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-18-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Bufalo
Occam strikes again!

Occam strikes again!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,490
Posted By Bufalo
So you guys both did the auto-bleed procedure...

So you guys both did the auto-bleed procedure with the heater cranked and it bled out the valve and silenced the "thump-thump?" I've been pondering this for a while now, and had also noticed that it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Bufalo
Hey, yeah, exactly like in that video.

Hey, yeah, exactly like in that video.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Bufalo
I ended up wedging a scissor jack between the...

I ended up wedging a scissor jack between the body and the control arm and creating space. Then a big pry bar was able to pop the spring out.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By Bufalo
I had a blown right front shock and two broken...

I had a blown right front shock and two broken rear springs. I went with Bilstein HD's (best price came from Bav Auto) and Eibach Pro-Kit's (having had experience with those springs on many other...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,334
Posted By Bufalo
141k on an '07 here. I've changed oil every 15k...

141k on an '07 here. I've changed oil every 15k since it became mine in December '11 with 82k. I've done a lot of maintenance, and have had some typical failures, but the work has been easy, the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By Bufalo
I replaced the transfer case gear and fluid and...

I replaced the transfer case gear and fluid and solved this same issue in my '07 for $85.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,585
Posted By Bufalo
I replaced the original battery in my '07 in...

I replaced the original battery in my '07 in February of 2014 with a parts-store AGM piece. I expect to be good for another 5+ years.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By Bufalo
It will settle, no worries.

It will settle, no worries.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
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, 11:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,052
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, 09:18 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 214,524
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, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
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, 04:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,898
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, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
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, 11:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,052
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, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
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, 08:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,052
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, 07:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 29,987
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, 05:45 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 143,804
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, 08:56 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 143,804
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, 08:25 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 143,804
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...
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