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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Supercourse
Here's the index if you want an idea of what's in...

Here's the index if you want an idea of what's in there:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/249279188/BMW-X3-E83-Service-Manual-2004-2010-Complete-Index
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By Supercourse
I would tread very carefully. Low miles is...

I would tread very carefully.

Low miles is not always a good thing, especially with a BMW.

One previous owner? Or several? Maybe they got disenchanted with driving it because the A/T wasn't...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,242
Posted By Supercourse
I was wondering that, but shuguley (the X5 at the...

I was wondering that, but shuguley (the X5 at the drive-thru' bank one) was in Alabama.

shuguley didn't come back for a follow-up even after Ron55447 inquired.

That one I think is fairly...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Supercourse
Picture of carrier removed showing the holes for...

Picture of carrier removed showing the holes for the three 13mm bolts are (middle of picture)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Supercourse
Don't know about 9 parts in total. There are...

Don't know about 9 parts in total.

There are three bolts at the back that you need to get off, and then unhook the lowering mechanism.

You then have to wiggle it free at an angle to clear any...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Supercourse
Thanks for the follow up. Does that mean...

Thanks for the follow up.

Does that mean you had to replace one of the VANOS solenoids, just the actuator, or the whole works?

Ws there any noticeable performance loss?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,233
Posted By Supercourse
This link has a good diagram of all the vacuum...

This link has a good diagram of all the vacuum lines on various versions of the M54 engine, and also makes the point that for a hard to find leak, the CVV is often the culprit.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 597
Posted By Supercourse
They must have paid about $3.5K at auction to be...

They must have paid about $3.5K at auction to be offering it now at that price.

Did no other used car dealers bid on it to drive the price up just because it's a MT or because they knew something...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,233
Posted By Supercourse
If it was clogged AND had cracked hoses it would....

If it was clogged AND had cracked hoses it would.

After 8 years the CVV system could fail in a number of ways or a combination of them.

If it was fairly clean inside and working as designed but...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By Supercourse
Did you pour the fresh coolant in slowly as...

Did you pour the fresh coolant in slowly as recommended, or just dump it in?

Front of vehicle raised a bit while doing that?

If it's not air in the system, maybe the temp. sensor in the lower...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,973
Posted By Supercourse
The 310 covers later year BMW models, but from...

The 310 covers later year BMW models, but from what I read it may be a case of you win some and you lose some.

For the E83 itself you might find it is able to do less than the C110.

In the same...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,973
Posted By Supercourse
The point about the Creator C110 is that it is an...

The point about the Creator C110 is that it is an affordable and convenient way to diagnose non-SES/CEL problems.

Any $10 OBD2 code reader will provide you with the code that caused a check engine...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,233
Posted By Supercourse
^ maybe speaks from a more intensive M54...

^ maybe speaks from a more intensive M54 experience than your indy. As noted before, these hard to nail down P0171 & P0174's invariably end up being the CVV.

And that would be consistent with the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Supercourse
^ and here's an example where a BMW dealer...

^ and here's an example where a BMW dealer apparently installed one backwards:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5356361&postcount=8

If a replacement fan doesn't have the blades...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By Supercourse
That doesn't sound at all like the sort of...

That doesn't sound at all like the sort of problem that an OBDII code reader would be useful for.

If all the dashboard lights illuminate and there is no power, the engine has cut out.

No CEL on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By Supercourse
But have you had the clicking sound after...

But have you had the clicking sound after shutting the car off?

If not, after spending time removing the actuator and prying off the plate you might find that your gear is perfectly fine.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Supercourse
^ Yes, my first thought was rear diff. based on...

^ Yes, my first thought was rear diff. based on description of symptoms.

A few owners have found out that factory fill was low. Or more likely leaks are not uncommon.

I'd start with that. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, not that common but it can happen. ...

Yes, not that common but it can happen.

joylove might be able to confirm that in the U.K. they call it "paper shop syndrome".
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Supercourse
That's it right there in bold - classic case of...

That's it right there in bold - classic case of carwash syndrome.

Lots of examples of it on the 'net. Here's just 3:
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 138,099
Posted By Supercourse
We often see on this forum that you can't believe...

We often see on this forum that you can't believe everything a BMW dealership tells you.

There is no doubt that the BMW fluid is made by Shell and is TF-0870.

No disputing that it shouldn't...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By Supercourse
^ and another possibility is the yaw sensor, as...

^ and another possibility is the yaw sensor, as experienced by another forum member.

There is a recent tendency on this forum to immediately assume it's the transfer case and in particular the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Supercourse
From the Sticky BMW X3 FAQ and DIY Compilation:

From the Sticky BMW X3 FAQ and DIY Compilation:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Supercourse
The best plan might be to slide the radio out...

The best plan might be to slide the radio out (relatively easy compared to most current cars) and disconnect the factory aux.

Take a new BMW aux kit ($40), plug it into the radio and route it to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Supercourse
I think your mechanic would have had to bench...

I think your mechanic would have had to bench bleed the new master cylinder before installing it.

Maybe that was not done correctly?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By Supercourse
^ An obstruction somewhere sounds the more likely...

^ An obstruction somewhere sounds the more likely - new pumps getting overheated and dying.

Test in stages starting at the pump and progressing toward the nozzles.

(NB. These are not like...
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