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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By bluskye
You can replace the eccentric shaft sensor...

You can replace the eccentric shaft sensor oring/seal so easily, it should be a preventive item. It does not require the valve cover coming off.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By bluskye
Access panel = Cheap? What are you talking...

Access panel = Cheap? What are you talking about, you comparing a CRV to a 40k vehicle new. Expand you knowledge of cars and check out a Lexus SUV (RX, GX, LX). The access panels are padded same...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By bluskye
This is by far one of the more idiotic designs I...

This is by far one of the more idiotic designs I have seen on a car. You know what the Japanese car makers do? They have a dam access panel or have the shock mounting bolts accessible in the wheel...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,495
Posted By bluskye
I replaced both upstream at around 100k. Average...

I replaced both upstream at around 100k. Average mpg (more highway then local) went from 18->22mpg like it was new again. Just because there is no light/code, does not mean there is no benefit. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By bluskye
I smear nickel or copper anti-seize all over the...

I smear nickel or copper anti-seize all over the rotor/hub to avoid the wheels from getting stuck on. It works, and I live in moderate winter areas with alot of salt.

I use the same anti-seize on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By bluskye
Its more then likely the oil pan gasket. ...

Its more then likely the oil pan gasket. Happened on my N52 X3, and now on my N52 330i. Fixed the X3 through dealer. Son of a b*ch amount of work, the subframe has to come down. I will likely get...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By bluskye
There is no warning, when it goes, it goes. Ours...

There is no warning, when it goes, it goes. Ours went out at 80kish. We have 121k mi now, and the expansion tank just exploded. The car diarreah'd coolant on the drive way. Engine still runs...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By bluskye
120kmi, engine still ticks when cold and still...

120kmi, engine still ticks when cold and still runs strong/smooth. If you out of warranty, dont worry about.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By bluskye
thrust rods have nothing to do with rotor warp. ...

thrust rods have nothing to do with rotor warp. I would argue rotor warp never happens under street conditions.

The "shaking" can occur under braking when the thrust rod bushings are worn, the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,536
Posted By bluskye
If the motor mount did cause the problem, then...

If the motor mount did cause the problem, then YES, replace in PAIRS
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By bluskye
Battery, fan control resistor (attached to HVAC...

Battery, fan control resistor (attached to HVAC fan), or Intelligent Battery Sensor (IBS)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 923
Posted By bluskye
the N52 has a hot spot on coil 5. The motor eats...

the N52 has a hot spot on coil 5. The motor eats up the coil around there at about 100k. Gotta love manufacturing consistency.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,536
Posted By bluskye
Why would they charge $150 for an extra 30mins of...

Why would they charge $150 for an extra 30mins of work? Because they can do the job and you cannot.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,536
Posted By bluskye
See for yourself: ...

See for yourself:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-BpUzAemyQ
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,536
Posted By bluskye
its about $1200 for pump+thermostat at dealer. ...

its about $1200 for pump+thermostat at dealer.

You would be a fool not to replace thermostat, its literally attached to pump.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,772
Posted By bluskye
A modern day honda has a recommended 7500 mi oil...

A modern day honda has a recommended 7500 mi oil change, using 4.5qts of non-synthetic 5w20 and cheapo filter.

If you saying a BMW cant handle 10k+ with 7qts of LL01 and a $11 filter, you guys are...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By bluskye
put regular bulbs back in, if everything works...

put regular bulbs back in, if everything works fine, its a "user" issue for putting aftermarket LED stuff in.

Fuse box in glove compartment.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,772
Posted By bluskye
My cars get their oil changed by me "when its...

My cars get their oil changed by me "when its convenient". Somewhere between 7k-12kmi when life/weather permits. The valve train is spotless last time I checked. Doing every 5k may make you feel...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-21-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By bluskye
You talking about your problems? ...

You talking about your problems? http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=892494

Pretty bold statement considering you have no clue whats going on with your car to even blame anything or...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-21-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By bluskye
LEMFORDER or Meyle HD line both work well. Meyle...

LEMFORDER or Meyle HD line both work well. Meyle HD line tries to over engineer their replacements, bushings/ball joints specifically

Yes, you will likely need a wheel alignment. Make sure the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-21-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By bluskye
Probably intelligent battery sensor, I know. ...

Probably intelligent battery sensor, I know. Apparently the 330i came with the early IBS design.

Symptons:
Engine chokes in motion
Sometimes in severe cold/hot, the HVAC fan would loose power...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By bluskye
He ripped off the TPMS receiver (the thing that...

He ripped off the TPMS receiver (the thing that reads the TPMS in the tires).
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By bluskye
or put black electrical tape over the light ....

or put black electrical tape over the light ....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,546
Posted By bluskye
swapped out the exhaust strap. The welded bolt...

swapped out the exhaust strap. The welded bolt on the exhaust side was so corroded, it sheared off. Luckily it was clean break and I simply drilled out a 1/4 hole and got the appropriate stainless...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,546
Posted By bluskye
Do the specs matter if you have the part numbers...

Do the specs matter if you have the part numbers to replace? if you want any generic cables, take them off yourself, and go to auto store to match up. They are braided steel cables with holes at...
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