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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-19-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By al_macaroni
Thumbs up 33,000 miles per year. I have put on almost 29k...

33,000 miles per year. I have put on almost 29k on my 2016 in the past 11 months.

Multi-Contour Seats and Diesel make the miles enjoyable.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-20-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By al_macaroni
No worries. Having no holes in my front...

No worries.

Having no holes in my front bumper would be my first choice. But, since that did not work out, I had to choose between keeping the front plate, getting body work done on a new car, or...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-19-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By al_macaroni
579559 579560 They fit without any...

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579560

They fit without any problems on my 2016. The pictures are of the bumper plugs after my clear bra was installed.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-13-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By al_macaroni
I just moved from a 2008 X3 to a 2016 X5 35d. I...

I just moved from a 2008 X3 to a 2016 X5 35d. I am very happy that I made the move. I really loved the way my X3 drove, it was small and nimble. The X5's interior feels significantly bigger, but it...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-18-2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,223
Posted By al_macaroni
A tire shop or dealership will tell you that the...

A tire shop or dealership will tell you that the hole is too close to the sidewall to be repaired. I'm not sure if any garage would plug that one.

Maybe you could source a used tire of the same...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-07-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,826
Posted By al_macaroni
When I changed my plugs, I did take out the 4...

When I changed my plugs, I did take out the 4 e-torx bolts and I also took the wire looms out of the plastic housing. This allowed the plastic housing to move enough to get to the last plug.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-21-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By al_macaroni
When my actuator gear went bad, I did not...

When my actuator gear went bad, I did not experience any jerking when slowing. But, that does not mean your jerking issue is not related to the transfer case actuator.

If you are going to remove...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-28-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By al_macaroni
Check to see if there are any oil stains on your...

Check to see if there are any oil stains on your front strut. It could be leaking.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By al_macaroni
If you took the resistor off of the old actuator...

If you took the resistor off of the old actuator and put it on the new actuator, the computer will recognize it. But, if you used a new resistor with the new actuator, then yes, it will need to be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By al_macaroni
Yes, these fail on BMWs. I've already replaced...

Yes, these fail on BMWs. I've already replaced the headlight washer pump on my 2008.

They are relatively easy to replace. Typically, the strainer is also replaced along with the pump. Just do a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-25-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By al_macaroni
I believe all 2006 X3's have the sport bumper...

I believe all 2006 X3's have the sport bumper with the lower fog lights. All other years, only the sport model has the sport bumper and thus the lower mounted fog lights.

If your 2006 X3 has...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-24-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,194
Posted By al_macaroni
1 - It is much easier with the front on ramps ...

1 - It is much easier with the front on ramps

2 - The plastic protective tray under the engine needs to be removed. There might be a push-pin or two that need to be removed in addition to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-24-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By al_macaroni
My 2008 X3 took a 921 bulb (w16w) for the rear...

My 2008 X3 took a 921 bulb (w16w) for the rear brake light. I believe I ordered a GE Night Hawk 921 from Amazon. I'm sure local auto parts stores carry clear 921 bulbs.

The center high mounted...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By al_macaroni
It looks like the air temperature sensor. ...

It looks like the air temperature sensor.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101296
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By al_macaroni
An alternate way to get to the rear battery is to...

An alternate way to get to the rear battery is to fold down the rear seat to access the battery in cargo area.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By al_macaroni
Have your serpentine belt and tensioner been...

Have your serpentine belt and tensioner been replaced? It sounds like something spinning is encountering some resistance or rubbing.

Check the easy things first. Is anything rubbing against the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,526
Posted By al_macaroni
My 2008 with 125k miles also experienced a hard...

My 2008 with 125k miles also experienced a hard shift into 2nd gear on cold mornings, right after startup. My car is also garage kept and the transmission fluid has been drained and filled with new...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,407
Posted By al_macaroni
My front differential also appears to have a...

My front differential also appears to have a leak. But, this might not be the case.

In reading the new Bentley manual, if the front diff is filled to the bottom of the fill hole, it is over...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,407
Posted By al_macaroni
On my 2008, all 3 had an o-ring. The drain and...

On my 2008, all 3 had an o-ring. The drain and fill plugs on the front and the single fill plug on the rear. I reused the original plugs.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By al_macaroni
sparkplugs and ignition coils VANOS solenoids ...

sparkplugs and ignition coils
VANOS solenoids
camshaft position sensors
pre-cat O2 sensors
drive belt and tensioner
(rear coil springs if pig tail is broken)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By al_macaroni
It is a safety feature. When the ambient...

It is a safety feature. When the ambient temperature drops to 37 F (or below) you will hear the beep and see the temperature flash. It is to warn you that the road may be icy.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,689
Posted By al_macaroni
See posts #29 and #30 ...

See posts #29 and #30
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=667160&highlight=mtec+led&page=2
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By al_macaroni
It sounds like the worm drive is not fully...

It sounds like the worm drive is not fully grabbing the gear. Is it possible that you used too much lube during the reassembly?

Last weekend I performed the rotate the gear 180 degrees hack and I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,689
Posted By al_macaroni
The MTECH V3's are very close in color and...

The MTECH V3's are very close in color and brightness as the OE angel eyes on my wife's 2013 535 when the headlight are on. They are not as bright as the 535i's angel eye DRL's.


For reference,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By al_macaroni
How old is your battery? A failing battery can...

How old is your battery? A failing battery can cause all sorts of weird behavior.
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