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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By vwvwvw
When I had this problem I disconnected the...

When I had this problem I disconnected the breather hose to the valve cover and plugged it to see if the vacuum leak was in the valve cover or somewhere else. (You must also plug the breather port...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-01-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,863
Posted By vwvwvw
There's no need to recalibrate the Valvetronic...

There's no need to recalibrate the Valvetronic motor position for what you did.

Try:
- Reseat the coils on the plug.
- Reseat the connector into the coil. Make sure those connectors go all...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,863
Posted By vwvwvw
What sensor did you remove? It could be a...

What sensor did you remove?

It could be a vacuum leak- does it run smooth when not idling, like if you press the accelerator a little?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 824
Posted By vwvwvw
ZW, I had the same problems as you did. Both the...

ZW, I had the same problems as you did. Both the spark plug connector and the badly seated gasket that caused an oil leak at the very back of the engine. I removed the valve cover and tacked the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 824
Posted By vwvwvw
Cylinder 1 is toward the front of the car. It's...

Cylinder 1 is toward the front of the car. It's easy to have a bad connection on one of the coils, either the coil seating on the spark plug or the connector into the coil. Make sure the connectors...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By vwvwvw
When did you last change the wiper blades?

When did you last change the wiper blades?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By vwvwvw
A follow-up on this problem- I replaced the...

A follow-up on this problem- I replaced the eccentric shaft sensor and she's back to normal, all OBDII codes are gone. Besides the sensor, I replaced the valve cover gasket, breather hose (broke...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By vwvwvw
I'd check the grounds to the ECU and alternator....

I'd check the grounds to the ECU and alternator. Also check the system voltage with the engine running.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-08-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By vwvwvw
As Dangermouse said, you can get the coils out...

As Dangermouse said, you can get the coils out without removing the valvetronic motor. There is clearance. In fact, I was not able to get the valvetronic motor out without first removing the coils,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By vwvwvw
I concur.

I concur.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,002
Posted By vwvwvw
The sales tax on a new car would be a few years...

The sales tax on a new car would be a few years repair bills on your X3. I won't even go into depreciation!!

Anyway it's tough to find a wagon or SUV with a manual box. And the X3 has the old...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By vwvwvw
These misinformed, overconfident remarks just...

These misinformed, overconfident remarks just make you look foolish. Give it up.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By vwvwvw
Hey did you go anywhere with this? I have had in...

Hey did you go anywhere with this? I have had in the back of my mind that if the slushbox on mine fails that I would consider a swap. Aside from the getting transmission itself the next biggest...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By vwvwvw
I never drove a pre-LCI model, but for me the LCI...

I never drove a pre-LCI model, but for me the LCI was pretty important because of improvements to ride quality, interior design, engine and the 6-speed transmission. But the LCI's are definitely...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By vwvwvw
I finally got back into this thing today and...

I finally got back into this thing today and solved the problem. The cause of both the oil and vacuum leaks was that the gasket wasn't seated properly. I think it became dislodged when I was getting...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By vwvwvw
There is also a side impact video- ...

There is also a side impact video-
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpMZkHGN9DHB79fp8KwvMcm_makzriAY8

Cars are so good now at protecting the occupants. With or without the upgraded head...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By vwvwvw
Ok I will give it a shot tonight. From the middle.

Ok I will give it a shot tonight. From the middle.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By vwvwvw
Yeah I just went by feel, did not use a torque...

Yeah I just went by feel, did not use a torque wrench. This technique has worked ok on other valve covers, but yes I probably was too aggressive in the back.

I worked from the back and then...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By vwvwvw
:) If I wasn't getting choked out by these oil...

:) If I wasn't getting choked out by these oil fumes I'd make the trip out to New Orleans and grab some of that myself. As well as some of the other stuff there's to offer for the shallow male.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By vwvwvw
P1415 from OBDII. I don't have a BMW-specific...

P1415 from OBDII. I don't have a BMW-specific reader.

I did indeed break the CCV hose, and replaced it with a new one by removing the alternator to get to the other end. To remove the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By vwvwvw
Hey thanks Swamp. Definitely something wrong...

Hey thanks Swamp. Definitely something wrong though- probably a vacuum leak. Idle is all messed up, but it runs ok with a little throttle. Doh!!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By vwvwvw
Well it's buttoned back up with the new sensor....

Well it's buttoned back up with the new sensor. But there are a couple problems- one is a fairly strong burning oil smell. I only ran it for about 10 minutes on the highway, so it's possible that...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-14-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By vwvwvw
Good that it worked out. Did you ever figure out...

Good that it worked out. Did you ever figure out the root cause?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By vwvwvw
Maybe your car is storing the water, like a camel...

Maybe your car is storing the water, like a camel in the desert. There is a drought in California after all.

I've read where someone had a problem with the cabin air filter box being filled with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,863
Posted By vwvwvw
Once the hose broke I just cut it off along with...

Once the hose broke I just cut it off along with the misery of trying to release it back there. So there's not much to see. You can see the other end of the hose under the intake manifold, though, if...
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