Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 1000
Search took 3.08 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: Supercourse
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, this is true for most cars but might be...

Yes, this is true for most cars but might be especially so for the E83.

Makes passengers complain, but really is the fastest way to get to the point where the heater is able to perform properly.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-26-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,970
Posted By Supercourse
Bit of confusion - it's the Valvetronic motor...

Bit of confusion - it's the Valvetronic motor that DBU was meaning to reference in the N52.

The VANOS is at the front well out of the way of anything else.

(M54 and N52 both have Double VANOS,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-24-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 592
Posted By Supercourse
Gotta find and fix that leak first. See: ...

Gotta find and fix that leak first.

See: http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2011221-Leak-after-replacing-Expansion-Tank

If the big o-ring in the bottom of the new tank isn't...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-24-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 592
Posted By Supercourse
New tank fully seated and you can see or feel...

New tank fully seated and you can see or feel where its side tabs have locked into the mounting bracket/plate?

All hoses pushed on fully and clips gave an audible click?

Did the old tank have a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Supercourse
Blackened areas on top of the VANOS chambers any...

Blackened areas on top of the VANOS chambers any concern? Mine were a bit worse than yours. I presume it is because crankcase vent pipe enters there.

On other things, from E46 forums there...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 592
Posted By Supercourse
Don't know. See if you can aim a hair dryer or...

Don't know. See if you can aim a hair dryer or something at the pieces to make the o-rings more workable?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Supercourse
That's odd. Doesn't do that on my 2004. ...

That's odd. Doesn't do that on my 2004.

Surely gas cap locking is integrated with door locking? Maybe the logic in yours has somehow got confused.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Supercourse
Duplicate post deleted.

Duplicate post deleted.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Supercourse
You mean this is BMW's way of dealing with those...

You mean this is BMW's way of dealing with those damn Yankees who like to gas up with the engine running?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Supercourse
Two different failure points: 1. the...

Two different failure points:

1. the actuator motor for the transfer case - stripped gear, or electrical failure, either of which can be repaired w/o replacing the whole actuator

2. the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 592
Posted By Supercourse
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=517819

Buy tank AND oil cooler thermostat (unless MT model) from dealer.

Removing elec. rad. fan in E83 is easy compared to E46.

Have a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-21-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,744
Posted By Supercourse
Take your time on it. The wide range of time...

Take your time on it.

The wide range of time estimates, such as 1 hour in the older post above, to as much as 4.2 hrs. is baffling.

But it does seem to be a job that sometimes needs re-doing,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-20-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Supercourse
Grasp the narrow part between thumb and...

Grasp the narrow part between thumb and forefinger, pull firmly, straight out. It has a tie on it so it doesn't get lost.

Not sure what the purpose is other than protecting the contacts.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-19-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Supercourse
http://www.bentleypublishers.com/bmw/repair-inform...

http://www.bentleypublishers.com/bmw/repair-information/bmw-x3-2004-2010-repair-manual.html
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Supercourse
Your friendly local BMW service center will give...

Your friendly local BMW service center will give you a whole shopping list of things to be done, such as:
- Inspection II service recommended
- minor oil leak from valve cover gasket, recommend...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Supercourse
Philips D2S 35W 6000K is O.E. for 2004 -06 ('07...

Philips D2S 35W 6000K is O.E. for 2004 -06 ('07 - on uses a D1S)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-NEW-Philips-D2S-35W-85122WX-6000k-OEM-HID-Xenon-Bulbs-Fctory-upgrade-pair-/130894605027

You were...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 21,450
Posted By Supercourse
The one at the rear is the fill plug for the...

The one at the rear is the fill plug for the 6-spd. AT - #7 in the diagram:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=PC73&mospid=49510&btnr=24_1103&hg=24&fg=15
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Supercourse
Could also be a slight oil leak dripping onto...

Could also be a slight oil leak dripping onto exhaust manifold, but that's usually a waxy smell.

But at 150K a precautionary replacement of the serp. belt and a detailed check of all the pulleys,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Supercourse
Let's see if I can add any clarity to that. ...

Let's see if I can add any clarity to that.

After BMW AG determines that there is a safety-related defect, the BMW corporate entity in each country then responds in order to be in compliance with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Supercourse
I am sure the 2 new tire and wheel assemblies...

I am sure the 2 new tire and wheel assemblies were put on a Hunter Road Force balance machine before being installed.

Even so, if the job was rushed, it might not have been done right.

But a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Supercourse
?? That's not an M54 engine in an '04 X3,...

??

That's not an M54 engine in an '04 X3, but looks like the Idle Air Control (IAC) valve,
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 711
Posted By Supercourse
This is the AT Fluid Facts sticky thread: ...

This is the AT Fluid Facts sticky thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=677311

I see a post in there from Europe indicating that diesel models of the E83 had a ZF AT, so maybe...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 711
Posted By Supercourse
The second link has the right fluid (or one of...

The second link has the right fluid (or one of the BMW-approved fluids, Dexron VI, the other being something like Redline D4+ or Castrol Multi-Vehicle ATF).

The first link shows a fluid...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 711
Posted By Supercourse
Hold on! That realoem page has an error on the...

Hold on! That realoem page has an error on the fluid.

If you have an A/T in your '05 then it is a GM A5S390R for sure. No doubt about it. (If you have a MT, then it's made by ZF I think.)
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-06-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, the 4x4/DSC warning light shouldn't be...

Yes, the 4x4/DSC warning light shouldn't be thought of as solely pertaining to the transfer case and actuator. Various other reporting sensors can trigger it if out of range.

Do you think this...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 1000

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms