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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By Frenchx3
Don't forget beer!!!

Don't forget beer!!!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By Frenchx3
Funny... I know I answered this one yesterday but...

Funny... I know I answered this one yesterday but now my post is gone...?

Anyway, it looks like you have it figured out and your pretty well organized. If the links you provided above for the OFHG...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Frenchx3
Rather than speculate you need to pull the codes....

Rather than speculate you need to pull the codes. You can get them pulled for free at many auto parts stores if you don't have a code reader. That will tell you where to start looking. A CEL comes on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By Frenchx3
I didn't look at the links you've posted for...

I didn't look at the links you've posted for doing the OFHG but I assume they will have all you'll need. If not just go to Youtube. There are a couple of really good videos I used as reference. Also,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Frenchx3
Rather than attack the particular terminology...

Rather than attack the particular terminology you've posted I'll answer it this way:

The front strut assembly is made up of 3 major individual parts. All of which are sold separately.

1. The...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Frenchx3
I have to agree with Supercourse. These things...

I have to agree with Supercourse. These things are loaded with gremlins and you're going to be wrenching quite a bit. As far as reliability is concerned....they're not.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Frenchx3
Sounds like it might be your oil seperator. You...

Sounds like it might be your oil seperator. You can check pretty easily by pulling the oil filler cap off when the engine is idling. Cover the opening lightly with your palm. There should be a light...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Frenchx3
Sounds like something is beating the hell out of...

Sounds like something is beating the hell out of itself under there. Fwiw....you don't have to remove the rotted exhaust studs. Quite a few have just un bolteted the exhaust from the hangers and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Frenchx3
Your first problem has me a bit stumped. Are...

Your first problem has me a bit stumped. Are there any codes present when you check it with a scanner?

Are there any noises to accompany the vibrations you're feeling when decelerating? If so,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,937
Posted By Frenchx3
From my research the most common failure in the...

From my research the most common failure in the rear shaft is the center support bearing not the U-Joints. You can just replace that bearing. The other thing to look at is the flex disc (or guibo)....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By Frenchx3
Most of the things on the list provided are VERY...

Most of the things on the list provided are VERY common and as mentioned above can be done for much less if you DIY. Having said that there are two that are ball busters as far as time is concerned....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By Frenchx3
If you've got oil leaking it can travel all over...

If you've got oil leaking it can travel all over the place as it runs down over the motor and transmission. Check the most common spots first. When my oil filter housing gasket went there was oil all...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By Frenchx3
Based on the sequence of when things were done it...

Based on the sequence of when things were done it sounds like your problem is in the front not the rear. You stated:

Take the car to my local, reputable indy shop: Replace rear shocks with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Frenchx3
Wow.. I'd be scratching my head if I'd found that...

Wow.. I'd be scratching my head if I'd found that in my tranny pan! All I found was the standard black metallic cheese stuck to the pan magnet. It is a little disconcerting to think that there is a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,937
Posted By Frenchx3
I just went through this myself so I figured I'd...

I just went through this myself so I figured I'd give you a little feedback. I noticed what sounded like a rattling sound coming from underneath the car when I was giving light acceleration. It would...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 993
Posted By Frenchx3
I've chewed through quite a few sets of tires on...

I've chewed through quite a few sets of tires on my X3. I don't seem to get much more than 25000 miles out of them. I just put on some Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring tires and they have a really soft...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,412
Posted By Frenchx3
No change...The chugging remains.

No change...The chugging remains.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-02-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,737
Posted By Frenchx3
I just replaced both springs and shocks on mine...

I just replaced both springs and shocks on mine last week. The only thing you have to unbolt to do the springs is the shock. It's not that difficult if you have two people. I did it with my son. If...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,412
Posted By Frenchx3
My symptoms happen in lower gears as well so I...

My symptoms happen in lower gears as well so I don't believe this is the problem in my case. I am able to get the chugging to occur in 3rd and in 4th gear at 2800-3200 rpm by shifting in manual mode.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-26-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By Frenchx3
White smoke pouring out the exhaust can also be...

White smoke pouring out the exhaust can also be indicative of a failed oil separator/CCV system. I would NOT drive it until you figured out what the problem is. Oil pouring into the combustion...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-22-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Frenchx3
You bought the car without ever starting it? Does...

You bought the car without ever starting it? Does it turn over and just not start? Need more info....

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By Frenchx3
The two leaks you have are very common. I have...

The two leaks you have are very common. I have done both on mine. The valve cover gasket is much easier the oil filter housing gasket. The vcg is about 1 hour and the ofhg is 3 to 4 hours because you...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Frenchx3
If it's present at idle put it in park and get...

If it's present at idle put it in park and get down on the ground and see if you can narrow down the area the noise is coming from. Maybe have somone sit in the drivers seat to rev the engine a bit....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,412
Posted By Frenchx3
I did my ccv system at about 120k. There were no...

I did my ccv system at about 120k. There were no symptoms but I changed it any way. That did'nt help this problem.

At this point I don't know what is causing this issue. It could definitely be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Frenchx3
You need to recharge your coolant. That's a tell...

You need to recharge your coolant. That's a tell tale sign it's leaking. Make sure you use refrigerant with a leak sealer in it...

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