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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-09-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 149,652
Posted By jvest2000
I found the hardest part to be getting the...

I found the hardest part to be getting the actuator motor off of the transfer case since it's so tight getting in there. As others have mentioned a universal joint really helps. I couldn't have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-09-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 149,652
Posted By jvest2000
I just did the gear replacement and since there...

I just did the gear replacement and since there is so much information spread out around the internet and in forums on this topic I created a post to try to consolidate it (see below). So far so...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,673
Posted By jvest2000
Hi there, hope this is helpful ... since there is...

Hi there, hope this is helpful ... since there is so much information spread out around the internet and in forums on this topic I created a post to try to consolidate it (see below). I did the gear...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,336
Posted By jvest2000
Is there a spec that indicates the transfer case...

Is there a spec that indicates the transfer case oil capacity? I assumed (and saw others recommend here and in videos) filling until the fluid weeped out of the fill hole at the top. I pumped an...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 21,353
Posted By jvest2000
Wow...

Great thread guys. I just noticed in my wife's X3 the driver's side front rattling a little when hitting bumps. I think I have a blown shock absorber as I can see leakage around it and pushing that...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,226
Posted By jvest2000
Great post. I had the dual lean codes logged in...

Great post. I had the dual lean codes logged in the ECU and sure enough it was the good ol' intake boot. I taped the splits until my replacement arrives and i will be installing myself soon. Here...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 67,441
Posted By jvest2000
Thanks for posting these photos of the inside of...

Thanks for posting these photos of the inside of your manifold. Just inspected my DISA yesterday and looked very similar and the inside of the intake looked like that also ... some sludge and grit. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 26,882
Posted By jvest2000
Well I finally had a chance to inspect mine ......

Well I finally had a chance to inspect mine ... the DISA was in good working order though the O-rings are a bit flattened but I think it's sealing well.

My obvious culprit was like Bluebee pointed...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 35,636
Posted By jvest2000
Great information guys. I have 70k miles on the...

Great information guys. I have 70k miles on the X3 and the dealer says the recommended interval for changing the transfer case oil is 90,000 miles. Seems like an awful long time on the same fluid...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 67,441
Posted By jvest2000
Thanks for the info and the great photos guys, i...

Thanks for the info and the great photos guys, i have the codes logged in my computer and will be taking out the DISA to inspect as soon as i get a warm enough day!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 26,882
Posted By jvest2000
Thanks for all of this awesome information guys...

Thanks for all of this awesome information guys ... i have the codes logged and will be taking out the DISA and inspecting asap... i'll post some photos here if I find anything bad.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,438
Posted By jvest2000
Just wanted to weigh in on a code reader solution...

Just wanted to weigh in on a code reader solution I got that seems to work great on my 2004 Tundra and also on my wife's 2006 BMW X3. It's a Bluetooth OBDII connector that you pair up to and Android...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-30-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,519
Posted By jvest2000
Just wanted to weigh in on a code reader solution...

Just wanted to weigh in on a code reader solution I got that seems to work great on my 2004 Tundra and also on my wife's 2006 BMW X3. It's a Bluetooth OBDII connector that you pair up to and Android...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-30-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,753
Posted By jvest2000
Just wanted to weigh in on a code reader solution...

Just wanted to weigh in on a code reader solution I got that seems to work great on my 2004 Tundra and also on my wife's 2006 BMW X3. It's a Bluetooth OBDII connector that you pair up to and Android...
Forum: General BMW 12-30-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,003
Posted By jvest2000
Just wanted to weigh in on a code reader solution...

Just wanted to weigh in on a code reader solution I got that seems to work great on my 2004 Tundra and also on my wife's 2006 BMW X3. It's a Bluetooth OBDII connector that you pair up to and Android...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,658
Posted By jvest2000
Well I've tried K&N oiled filters in my car which...

Well I've tried K&N oiled filters in my car which is a 2004 V8 Toyota Tundra (the X3 i post about here is my wife's which of course I maintain) and have never seen any real MPG or performance gains. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-01-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,772
Posted By jvest2000
Just in case this helps here is a write up i did...

Just in case this helps here is a write up i did on how to replace the under hood cabin filter on the X3 ... not quite the same part probably but process is very similar and the filter is easy to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-30-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,490
Posted By jvest2000
I stick with the Mann filters on my X3 ......

I stick with the Mann filters on my X3 ... charcoal filtered and reasonably priced. Here is a write up I did on how to replace it with some links to Amazon where i get mine:

BMW X3 Cabin Air...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-30-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,853
Posted By jvest2000
Just for kicks ... here is what my old filter...

Just for kicks ... here is what my old filter versus the new filter looked like...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,853
Posted By jvest2000
I got a 2006 X3 two years ago (2010) for my wife...

I got a 2006 X3 two years ago (2010) for my wife so we're well out of our maintenance period but when i checked the cabin air filter it looked pretty bad. I would hazard a guess that it may never...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,099
Posted By jvest2000
Nice tutorial. I created one with plenty of...

Nice tutorial. I created one with plenty of photos for the 2006 X3 which seem to have massive problems with the washer pumps. Looks very similar though the pumps may be in different accessible...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-22-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,485
Posted By jvest2000
I put together this easy tutorial on changing out...

I put together this easy tutorial on changing out the engine air filter, it's a bit of overkill but i wanted it to be clear enough for a first timer to be able to do it and feel confident so i...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,717
Posted By jvest2000
If you need to replace the pumps check the guide...

If you need to replace the pumps check the guide below for some photos describing the process.

My experience with this is that my wife's 2006 X3 washer fluid leaked out within a week of being...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,368
Posted By jvest2000
Yeah that looks a bit dirty and as one reply...

Yeah that looks a bit dirty and as one reply mentioned above if you place it bottom down on something and tap the top with your hand a ton of dirt and dust would probably come out. In fact, about...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,521
Posted By jvest2000
That sounds weird unless it was pulling air from...

That sounds weird unless it was pulling air from somewhere else (a crack, hole)? I thought the MAF sensor was supposed to account for that?

In any case (for the complete novice) ... here is a...
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