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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By PSUEng
I used Bilstein B4 shocks FR/RR and put new front...

I used Bilstein B4 shocks FR/RR and put new front spring pads and upper mounts in, along with new rear shock mounts (RSM), new upper/lower rear spring pads since I replaced the springs as well.
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 558
Posted By PSUEng
Patty, I'm in Lexington and can strongly...

Patty, I'm in Lexington and can strongly recommend Motorsports. In Cincy, I've dealt with The BMW Store with good results, but that's a few years ago.

Anyway, $9800 is nowhere what those...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By PSUEng
I did think about whether the struts were fully...

I did think about whether the struts were fully seated in the spindle. I can check that this weekend. Thanks for reminding me!

I did think it possible that the new rear springs settled a bit. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By PSUEng
:tsk: Thanks. I mean, I guess, sure. But I...

:tsk: Thanks.

I mean, I guess, sure. But I figured I'd post on a forum where people with experience with different suspension could comment. Anyone without experience, well....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By PSUEng
Because the front weren't broken. I mean, when...

Because the front weren't broken. I mean, when you call up Turner and they say the springs are a direct replacement, I take that to be a direct replacement. Not softer, not shorter, but the same as...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By PSUEng
2007 Uneven Ride Height After Susp. Work

So--I had a broken rear spring on my 2007 non-sport X3 with 83k miles.

I decided to not only replace the springs, but do a complete Bilstein B4 shock replacement at all four corners.

Take the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,032
Posted By PSUEng
Same here on my 2007. Runs great. I run NGK in...

Same here on my 2007. Runs great. I run NGK in everything--Accord, X3, M3, my old Civic, Prelude, S4...I used to work for them and trust the quality.

On the N52, must remove the strut brace...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By PSUEng
Yep. I'm at 85k. Just replaced broken rear...

Yep. I'm at 85k. Just replaced broken rear springs, I had the steering angle sensor fail, oil cooler housing gaskets fail, water pump fail (also replaced thermostat), replaced all 4 shocks with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By PSUEng
No. Order the Bilstein B4s from allshocks.com. ...

No. Order the Bilstein B4s from allshocks.com. I just had B4s put on my X3 along with new rear springs (still questioning Turner's brand, but that's another story)....Anyway...the B4s are GREAT!. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-10-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,552
Posted By PSUEng
How was your ride height after the install? ...

How was your ride height after the install?

I bought the Turner Motorsports springs made by Hudson Premium parts and all new OEM rubber bits, along with Bilstein B4 shocks and the car sat level...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,156
Posted By PSUEng
I recently had Bilstein B4s and Turner rear...

I recently had Bilstein B4s and Turner rear springs installed and couldn't be happier; my front B4s finally arrived this week, so they will go in next week. I'm glad I didn't go with HDs as the B4s...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By PSUEng
At 85k, I'll have mine until 100k at most. I've...

At 85k, I'll have mine until 100k at most. I've now had thermostat, water pump, oil filter housing gaskets, steering angle sensor all fail. I have vanos solenoid codes and I will need a belt/pulley...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,552
Posted By PSUEng
Yeah so I dug into this tonight and I'm stuck on...

Yeah so I dug into this tonight and I'm stuck on the removal of the window surround. It appears that the lower black trim at the entrance to the cargo area needs to come out to allow the rear most...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,552
Posted By PSUEng
Can anyone post a link to the rear cargo area...

Can anyone post a link to the rear cargo area trim removal instructions? I had it at one point, now I've lost it; searching is futile.....

Car is going to the indy shop Friday to have the B4s and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By PSUEng
Interesting...I was getting codes over the winter...

Interesting...I was getting codes over the winter for a bad vanos solenoid. So a bad vanos solenoid can cause a stall?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By PSUEng
Car Stalled--Batt + Low Oil Light

So seems this is not uncommon, happened to my wife today.

Car is 2007, 84k miles. Plugs were changed by me, with NGKs, oil level is good. Seems it could be a failing fuel pump, ignition coil,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-24-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,712
Posted By PSUEng
yeah they are probably functionally equivalent,...

yeah they are probably functionally equivalent, but unless you are ordering other stuff from ECS I'd get the German made tool. I'm picky like that. :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-24-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,712
Posted By PSUEng
https://www.getbmwparts.com/partlocator/index.cfm?...

https://www.getbmwparts.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=MorePartInfo&PartID=1010661&siteid=214672&catalogid=4462
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-23-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,712
Posted By PSUEng
I have the OEM tool. Cast Al made in Germany. I...

I have the OEM tool. Cast Al made in Germany. I can't remember where I got it; I assume the Tischer part is OEM.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-19-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,712
Posted By PSUEng
Just saw Tischer has the oil filter cap removal...

Just saw Tischer has the oil filter cap removal tool. $20.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 979
Posted By PSUEng
I have the Primacy's as well and they are great...

I have the Primacy's as well and they are great tires, but less responsive on turn-in than the Pilots that were on it. Overall, great tires in the wet, quite, and are wearing nicely.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,712
Posted By PSUEng
Also make sure you "snap" the new filter into the...

Also make sure you "snap" the new filter into the housing--it will have some resistance, but it will pop into place.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By PSUEng
I had a steering angle sensor fault. $500 at my...

I had a steering angle sensor fault. $500 at my indy. You need a reinitialization of the part along with install.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By PSUEng
BMW Dot 4 brake fluid is like $4 a bottle and to...

BMW Dot 4 brake fluid is like $4 a bottle and to completely flush the system you need probably 4 bottles max. That dealer is crazy.

I did my brakes and went with OEM because honestly, in this...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,552
Posted By PSUEng
Parts showed up today. Springs were packaged in...

Parts showed up today. Springs were packaged in a box with "Hudson Premium Parts" marking on them. Spring finish is black, look pretty good. But I can't find any info on this brand.
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