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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By swapsafari
Fixed the problem. It turned out to be cylinder 1...

Fixed the problem. It turned out to be cylinder 1 coil. Replaced it and the X3 drives smooth!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-18-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By swapsafari
I tried this and yes, it does shake a little less...

I tried this and yes, it does shake a little less with AC off and seems to have a little less power loss. Does that lead to anything?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-18-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By swapsafari
Alright guys, I made a little headway there based...

Alright guys, I made a little headway there based on your suggestions.

I checked the engine air filter yesterday and it seems to be clean enough. Didn't get to check the MAF sensor. Didn't want to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By swapsafari
Thanks for the reply guys. I will get the codes...

Thanks for the reply guys. I will get the codes checked tonight along with the cabin air filter and MAF sensor. air filter and MAF sensor should be easy enough to clean. Will see what it does.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By swapsafari
2007 X3 Shakes at Idle

Hello Folks,

I have put some decent amount of money in the car lately (thermostat, water pump, Radiator, sway bar, etc.) on different occasions but other problems seem to pop-up every so often...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By swapsafari
BTW, the analysis was just the age of the water...

BTW, the analysis was just the age of the water pump and not the engine mount falling off.

Thank you for your feedback here folks!:thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By swapsafari
Yeah, the work has started. I did get some other...

Yeah, the work has started. I did get some other quotes from the reputed BMW Indy's in the area and some where willing to beat the price but a couple of hundred dollars less. Now I told them the same...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By swapsafari
Also, I pulled up the history on the vehicle...

Also, I pulled up the history on the vehicle before I purchased it and the water pump was replaced almost 5 years back. When I had done the cooling system replacement a couple of years back I changed...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By swapsafari
Yes, its an electric pump. He said he was...

Yes, its an electric pump. He said he was surprised that the pump gave up mechanically usually they give up electrically and stop working is hat he told me.

For the price comparison on parts -...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By swapsafari
The shop just gave me a break down of parts and...

The shop just gave me a break down of parts and Labor. Its approx $600 for labor?? If the thermostat is right next to water pump why would he want $150 for it?

I am leaning toward ordering the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By swapsafari
I don't want to be a fool that's why I am seeking...

I don't want to be a fool that's why I am seeking advice from smart people here:)

I am comparing prices for parts online and seems like even the OEM parts would be closer to $550 and then the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By swapsafari
Here is what the mechanic has to say along with...

Here is what the mechanic has to say along with the attached picture. I haven't made a trip to shop myself.

"The collar in the water pump is snapped off. The pump and thermostat will need to be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By swapsafari
Thanks for taking time to reply. I sure will once...

Thanks for taking time to reply. I sure will once I stop by the shop this evening.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By swapsafari
Coolant Leak - Water pump Exploded?

Hi guys,

Pulled the car in the driveway after a 35 mins drive home and saw a big pour of coolant right tracking back just a few feet. Seems like the some sort of explosion happened and all of the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,248
Posted By swapsafari
What a beauty! I might see her around some day. I...

What a beauty! I might see her around some day. I live in the Big-D too and have got an 07 X3 as well but certainly not as good looking as yours :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By swapsafari
Thanks guys! Will let you know how it...

Thanks guys! Will let you know how it goes.:thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By swapsafari
Jumpstarting another car w/ a X3?

Hello guys,

I need to jump start a colleague's car at the end of the work day today. Have not done it in the past with my X3. Was wondering if X3's battery is good enough to jump start other car...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,960
Posted By swapsafari
So it turns out to be the starter. The mechanic...

So it turns out to be the starter. The mechanic checked on the starter by banging it and it cranks a little. He will be replacing it on Monday so I hope there is nothing more to it.:dunno:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,960
Posted By swapsafari
So the mechanic told me that as per his analysis...

So the mechanic told me that as per his analysis car battery is the culprit as it was showing a low charge. I went ahead and replaced the battery as per his suggestion and the car was starting fine....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,960
Posted By swapsafari
Just to follow up guys - So after cursing the car...

Just to follow up guys - So after cursing the car over the weekend I tried to crack the car one last time before calling the Tow company and voila it started! Its cranked up real slow but it did...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,960
Posted By swapsafari
Thanks for the feedback guys. Enjoydriving...

Thanks for the feedback guys.

Enjoydriving - the car does do click sound when I try to start it but that's it no cranking after that. I did exercise the gear box knob but with no success. Here is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-30-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,960
Posted By swapsafari
2007 X3 Won't Start - Battery Shows Full Charge

Hello Folks,

My X3 was cracking slow in the mornings (no cold mornings here) lately. I would drive during the day and the car would crank up fine all day long but would have the same problem the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-08-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 435
Posted By swapsafari
Car Vandalized

Hey Folks,
Need your help figuring out the right part number. My car was broken in :mad: last month with 4 windows broken to steal a GPS!! The car was parked at a public spot for 45 mins most in a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,058
Posted By swapsafari
Thanks a pretty need ad. Had not seen it before....

Thanks a pretty need ad. Had not seen it before. I like the part where he says "BMW has got a special spirit in it" :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,058
Posted By swapsafari
Awesome X3 there! Who said you should not buy a...

Awesome X3 there! Who said you should not buy a car over 100k miles? Heck, I would buy one like this any day!
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