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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Captain Roundel
I have a 2004, same sort of symptoms. The shop...

I have a 2004, same sort of symptoms. The shop installed a new thermostat and water pump, now its solid.
I hope your engine is OK.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,056
Posted By Captain Roundel
I've done all that, plus the radiator, starter...

I've done all that, plus the radiator, starter motor, side mirror motor, battery, alternator, water pump, thermostat.
Plus a rear window went out.
Im at 104K miles and it runs like new, so Im...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
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: 488
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: 488
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: 488
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: 488
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: 446
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: 496
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: 496
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: 496
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: 496
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: 706
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: 624
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: 218
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: 98
Views: 64,334
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: 450
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: 450
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: 280
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: 530
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: 450
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: 1,412
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: 4,665
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: 4,665
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: 538
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...
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