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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Captain Roundel
All fixed! It was a bad starter. We are good to...

All fixed! It was a bad starter. We are good to go for summer fun in the Family Truckster. :D
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Captain Roundel
The tech tap didnt work, so AAA towed it to the...

The tech tap didnt work, so AAA towed it to the shop. More $$$. :mad:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-30-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Captain Roundel
Thanks! I might try that with a hammer and a...

Thanks! I might try that with a hammer and a length of pipe. I have a key turner Mrs Roundel LOL. :p
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-30-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Captain Roundel
N/M, found a Youtube video.

N/M, found a Youtube video.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-30-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Captain Roundel
Mine is dead too, where is the starter motor?

Mine is dead too, where is the starter motor?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Captain Roundel
Thats a lot of miles. You may want to get a...

Thats a lot of miles. You may want to get a newer model, these critters can require a LOT of maintainence.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Captain Roundel
We really love our X3 as our family vehicle, but...

We really love our X3 as our family vehicle, but it keeps breaking down, Ive spent 4K bucks in a year and a half. At this rate, owning an older X3 isnt sustainable. :bawling:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Captain Roundel
Sorry, Chalomalo. I dont have any wireless...

Sorry, Chalomalo. I dont have any wireless gadgets..at 104K miles its probably the starter.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Captain Roundel
Yes, no cranking, battery was 4 years old. Im...

Yes, no cranking, battery was 4 years old. Im towing it to my BMW mechanic next week. Both keys dont work so my educated guess is the starter motor is shot. :mad:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Captain Roundel
X3 Wont Crank

I installed a fresh battery, reads almost 13 volts, all lights, windows work, NO sound when I turn the key. Reading the posts here I suppose its off to the repair shop with a flatbed tow..of course...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By Captain Roundel
My driver's side mirror motor died coming back...

My driver's side mirror motor died coming back from LA. Be sure to install all new mirrors. :rofl:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Captain Roundel
Mine went out but it was just a blown fuse. Easy...

Mine went out but it was just a blown fuse. Easy fix.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Captain Roundel
When is a door not a door? When its a...

When is a door not a door? When its a jar...:bigpimp:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 58,938
Posted By Captain Roundel
2004 X3. The alternator would die after 45 mins....

2004 X3. The alternator would die after 45 mins. Replaced. Leaked rainwater after a heavy rain, channels cleared. Rear window died, replaced drive. Radiator blew at 95K miles, replaced. Intake...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By Captain Roundel
Back in the olden days we had to change out the...

Back in the olden days we had to change out the whole headlamp. I remember my Dad struggling with our 1968 Chrysler! :yikes:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By Captain Roundel
LOL yeah. More work just to change a lil bulb!...

LOL yeah. More work just to change a lil bulb! :mad:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Captain Roundel
Try re-seating the new bulbs...usually does the...

Try re-seating the new bulbs...usually does the trick. :eeps:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By Captain Roundel
Make sure to double-check all the lights even the...

Make sure to double-check all the lights even the side blinkers. These cars can be tricky. Or try-re-seating the new bulbs.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By Captain Roundel
Changed My First Headlamp Bulb

Today I replaced the "easy" bulb on the driver's side. It only took about 30 minutes.
I'm not looking forward to the "hard" ones on the passenger side someday. :eeps:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-10-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,397
Posted By Captain Roundel
We just hit 100K with our 2004 X3. Ive done the...

We just hit 100K with our 2004 X3. Ive done the usual stuff that fails on BMW's. The only unusual problem was a glitchy alternator that stumped the mechanic unless they drove for 45 mins which they...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,432
Posted By Captain Roundel
Our 2004 X3 did great in Nevada and Utah even...

Our 2004 X3 did great in Nevada and Utah even under heavy snow conditions with M/S tires. Dont blame the vehicle...:rolleyes:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,432
Posted By Captain Roundel
Some of us learned to drive in snowy climates. :D

Some of us learned to drive in snowy climates. :D
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-10-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Captain Roundel
There is much to do, I would start with a new...

There is much to do, I would start with a new water pump and radiator. I have a '96 also. You should read up here as to the most common E36 problems. If it were me, I would pull the cassette radio...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-10-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By Captain Roundel
Panda Express is fake Chinese food in America. :p

Panda Express is fake Chinese food in America. :p
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-05-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Captain Roundel
Thanks gents. I will give it another shot this...

Thanks gents. I will give it another shot this weekend. :eeps:
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