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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 159,235
Posted By trader37
How do you save $1200????!!!

I did the gear fix.. went to amazon and purchased the gear from BMA Parts - Since 1978. It took about 2.5 hours to replace on a 2004 X3. I've been driving around all day and so far so good. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,293
Posted By trader37
I just checked all the parts required and the...

I just checked all the parts required and the part cost is less than $100. I'm not sure if I'm going to do the repairs myself but I found a bit of a DIY with part pictures on Pelican's web site for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-20-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,386
Posted By trader37
Sorry to revive an old thread but... how were the...

Sorry to revive an old thread but... how were the General Altimax Winder tires? I'm thinking of getting them as they go on sale tomorrow... however...i don't plan on studding them...

Thoughts?
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,293
Posted By trader37
Help! Oil leaks galore :( Vanos hose, valve cover, oil filter housing

I took my 2004 X3 2.5 MT in for an oil change. It's now got 118,000 miles on it. Turns out I've got some oil leaks...

I went in today and I paid $50 to get them to wash the engine and put some...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,343
Posted By trader37
Would this be a pump issue or a rack issue if I...

Would this be a pump issue or a rack issue if I want to replace something? Given that mine is a 2004 it's not under warranty and highly doubt there's a service bulletin about this issue...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,343
Posted By trader37
I have an 04 and it's squealing all the time......

I have an 04 and it's squealing all the time... it's not bad turning the wheel but it's harder than it should be. I did a fluid change and it went away for about a month...fluid level seems fine but...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-15-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By trader37
I ended up breaking mine. It's takes a bit of...

I ended up breaking mine. It's takes a bit of finess... If I had to do it again I would probably not break it again. My indy mechanic said it would cost $20 in labour and then the bulb. If you do...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,250
Posted By trader37
Lol, sounds easy to do.... Do I order the...

Lol, sounds easy to do....

Do I order the carbon or the paper? I have a basic stock x3 without automatic controls...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,250
Posted By trader37
Is the Cabin Airfilter something one can do on...

Is the Cabin Airfilter something one can do on their own? Does it need a lot of elbow grease? Can anyone tell me where it's located on a 2004 X3 and I would go about changing it?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,046
Posted By trader37
Anyone know how much brake fluid I need for a...

Anyone know how much brake fluid I need for a flush?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By trader37
One tank of 91 octane gas and medium-hard city...

One tank of 91 octane gas and medium-hard city driving has me sputtering at 450km (280mi) :(

Hiway driving I can go between 500-550 (~350mi)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,073
Posted By trader37
I have no idea how to install the adapter...can...

I have no idea how to install the adapter...can anyone possibly post where the blanking plate is? I have a very early 2004.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By trader37
Sorry to resurrect an old thread, still haven't...

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, still haven't done any of this as we had several family emergencies that came up all at once :(

Does anyone know how much MT fluid I should get?

I'm looking at...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By trader37
110k mi on a MT 2004 2.5L, what fluids to changee?

Hi folks,

I'm doing some work and figure I should be replacing some fluids...

I've just recently done the Coolant because of a leak.

I don't know what part numbers I should order....
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,560
Posted By trader37
So what is the coating on the rotors and doesn't...

So what is the coating on the rotors and doesn't it wear off as soon as the brakes are applied? I would assume that the coating only lasts a hundred miles?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-31-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,560
Posted By trader37
The rotors are on clearance at rmeuropean. I...

The rotors are on clearance at rmeuropean. I just got off the phone with a bimmer specialist here and they suggested not go with ceramics period because of brake noise, squealing, and reduced...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-31-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,560
Posted By trader37
Anyone used Balo Rotors and Ceramic pads on the rear?

I wouldn't normally nickle and dime this but I just had a family medical emergency that's going to cost me a lot. The difference is $100 but every penny hurts right now but I don't want to have to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By trader37
So what hoses come out of the expansion tank? ...

So what hoses come out of the expansion tank? Are they connected via crimp or a hose clamp?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By trader37
Can anyone tell me if it's oil or coolant that...

Can anyone tell me if it's oil or coolant that goes through the pipes for the OIL-COOLER PIPE/HEAT EXCHANGER?
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By trader37
Cooling System advice needed

Hi,

I've got a 2004 X3 2.5 MT with a coolant leak around the driver side area. I don't think it's the expansion tank or the radiator, i think it's one of the return hoses but it's a little hard...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By trader37
This is a really dumb question but.... The...

This is a really dumb question but....

The a/c unit already has temperature controls on it for hot an cold. Why do we have two sets of controls?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,292
Posted By trader37
Replacing Gearbox oil (MT) and Power steering whine

I just had my front brakes done at an indy mechanic that repairs anything under the sun from bmw's to large trucks and has done a good job on the brakes. I brought him my own parts and installed...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-08-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 35,166
Posted By trader37
Ok, been a while since I updated this thread.... ...

Ok, been a while since I updated this thread....

I finally (today) got my brakes replaced from an indi that my dad knows for $50 labour. I ended up buying the parts from RMEuropean.

The...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-12-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 35,166
Posted By trader37
One of the places i called said the Brian Jessel...

One of the places i called said the Brian Jessel and the other dealerships will nickel and dime me and insist that teh calipers are bad etc...to get as much money as possible out of me...is this...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-11-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 35,166
Posted By trader37
Any one know how much a front brake job should...

Any one know how much a front brake job should cost? I have no idea if my rotors can be resurfaced so I'm likely just going to replace them :(
Do I go ceramic or semi-metallic?
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