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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-10-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 339,427
Posted By x3oiler
Heck I am surprised. No response. After 70 pages...

Heck I am surprised. No response. After 70 pages either the X3 population is dying out or the owners have given up.

But in response to the last posters question, I would have thought that a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,301
Posted By x3oiler
X3 has gone. Looked at X5 but could not trust BMW...

X3 has gone. Looked at X5 but could not trust BMW again. Now have a vW Touareg V6 TDI. Miss the X3 but the Treg is pretty dang good and the 8 speed Aisin gearbox is a dream.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 339,427
Posted By x3oiler
re mechatronics = good chance The X3 I used...

re mechatronics = good chance

The X3 I used to own had Jekyll and Hyde characteristics in the AT and the bad part was that some issues would only appear after a long time at highway speeds. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,577
Posted By x3oiler
Updating the older post with more details ie what...

Updating the older post with more details ie what is happening

The AUX connection in the head unit is activated by a resistor as follows:


AUX left <-----+----
-----------------|...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By x3oiler
PCV and AT relationship

Been having an issue with 1 to 2 upshift from a standing start for some time with the AT changing to 2nd too early and then slipping to catch up. Not quite the issue defined in the OP of the long AT...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 339,427
Posted By x3oiler
In X3 auto mode I think that the xdrive it used...

In X3 auto mode I think that the xdrive it used to slow the vehicle down as the downshifts occur and anything but gentle braking will have the transfer case transferring drive to the front wheels or...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,849
Posted By x3oiler
I had thought of permanently wiring this little...

I had thought of permanently wiring this little beastie in a similar manner as it is small enough to fit in the rear near the battery but the relay . . . too much current when a diesel starts for any...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,849
Posted By x3oiler
Although I have isolated the culprit in my X3 -...

Although I have isolated the culprit in my X3 - namely the stereo head unit, I still carry one of these:
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,320
Posted By x3oiler
The X3 has sensitive electronics. Yes you can...

The X3 has sensitive electronics. Yes you can replace the battery the old style way but maintaining power to the car's systems is much nicer. If you disconnect the power during the replacement and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,905
Posted By x3oiler
Roof mount - no way. Been there done that. You...

Roof mount - no way. Been there done that. You WILL forget eventually. Leave sun roof open, yellow post it note on the instrument cluster "bike bike bike on roof". Drive for 6+ hours. Brain a bit...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By x3oiler
Should be 30mA I believe after approx 15minutes....

Should be 30mA I believe after approx 15minutes. There is further detail in this forum somewhere. I only saved the detail not the post unfortunately. Might be this thread.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,292
Posted By x3oiler
I will have a go. The engine management has a...

I will have a go. The engine management has a three dimensional map that connects things like fuel volume, air volumes, throttle position, speed sensors etc to power and torque. The position in the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,292
Posted By x3oiler
um diesel ;-) diesel means more fuel = more...

um diesel ;-)

diesel means more fuel = more power until unburnt fuel goes out the exhaust. No particulate filter on this vintage to die. Cat may die though.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,292
Posted By x3oiler
Number one concern would be the extra torque...

Number one concern would be the extra torque killing your transmission. When I had my ECU remapped it boosted power and torque to sd levels so I was not worried too much about the transmission (same...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,070
Posted By x3oiler
Not here (Aus) - X1 is 1400Kg braked. X3 is...

Not here (Aus) - X1 is 1400Kg braked. X3 is 2000kg, is that what you mean? But then again, the X3 3.0d is commonly listed as 1800kg on internet sites but my user manual states 2000kg so who knows.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-01-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,959
Posted By x3oiler
It is but please do not. Get an ECU re-map...

It is but please do not. Get an ECU re-map instead. Much better. I could get long winded on this but having been there and done that (tuning box for 20k then ECU remap for 40k) the ECU re-map is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 93,743
Posted By x3oiler
The AMP you mention is for the sub so I assume...

The AMP you mention is for the sub so I assume you refer to the head unit driving the 4x door speakers once upgraded. The Kenwood seems capable of 22W into 4 ohm.
I have the stock business CD head...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 93,743
Posted By x3oiler
Funny you should say that. I have an older DICE...

Funny you should say that. I have an older DICE that I have used for years but it is not compatible with the iPhone 4S so I bought a new - later model - firmware upgradeable DICE unit. After having...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-26-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,426
Posted By x3oiler
"Installing a hitch" meaning what? setting up the...

"Installing a hitch" meaning what? setting up the draw bar on an existing installation, or a complete installation of drawbar and light control box from scratch?.
If from scratch then I believe...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-23-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,138
Posted By x3oiler
I do not think it is relative price that will...

I do not think it is relative price that will drive this. Diesel over here is almost always more expensive but is still the preferred choice for many SUV buyers. The absolute price of a full tank of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By x3oiler
The Dynavin is indeed the best looking option (I...

The Dynavin is indeed the best looking option (I have it installed) and it is OEM in look BUT and a big BUT. The display is unreadable in bright sunshine. The Garmin option will not have this issue....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,849
Posted By x3oiler
Traced my issues to the audio head unit. Noticed...

Traced my issues to the audio head unit. Noticed that aftermarket GPS that plugs in the back of the head unit did not turn off sometimes - ie GPS remained powered up long after ignition is off. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,288
Posted By x3oiler
If you can maintain the voltage on the car...

If you can maintain the voltage on the car electronics then that is a better option.
Yes as already noted, there will be no damage. The limit switches of the windows have to be re-learned and the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,616
Posted By x3oiler
There are a number of items in the X3 known to...

There are a number of items in the X3 known to NOT shut down when you turn off the ignition. For me - it is the stereo head unit. To test if this is your issue make sure you turn off the stereo...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-12-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,063
Posted By x3oiler
The key phrase is "Remove heater bulkhead". The...

The key phrase is "Remove heater bulkhead".
The fact that cylinder head removal is required for some cars implies this "heater bulkhead" removal occurs from the engine bay in the e83. .??
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