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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By codog2
How's the ride? if I keep my 05 it will have 150k...

How's the ride? if I keep my 05 it will have 150k Miles when time to replace next year . I'm Not spending $1000 for new continentals
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,673
Posted By codog2
whoever did the valve cover did they clean the...

whoever did the valve cover did they clean the oil that leaked off?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By codog2
funny I switched jobs about a year and a half...

funny I switched jobs about a year and a half ago. My commute is 30 miles each way on the interstate. I've gone from putting around 12k miles a year mostly city to 22k miles a year mostly highway.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-08-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By codog2
They mentioned that the bmw valve cover is made...

They mentioned that the bmw valve cover is made of plastic
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-07-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By codog2
warped valve cover - Really???

leaky valve cover caused oil to leak on the exhaust manifold and caused a burning oil smell inside the car. (2005 05 3.0 125k miles). Had the valve cover gasket replaced last January

10 months...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-13-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,439
Posted By codog2
Ha - I see you live in Boston. Let me guess -...

Ha - I see you live in Boston. Let me guess - the big guys in Boston. They want you to buy a new car from them.

Take it to an indy. I live north of boston and take my car to a place in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-12-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By codog2
not sure about the oil pan leak, but the other...

not sure about the oil pan leak, but the other two are the most common leaks for the BMW (at least for the m54 engine) E83. not a big deal at all

Does your car occasionally smell like burning oil...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-11-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By codog2
It does for my 2005

It does for my 2005
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 903
Posted By codog2
my indy said my selector rod seal had a slow leak...

my indy said my selector rod seal had a slow leak too but he told me not to worry about. At least for my vehicle for it was a slight leak.

My car is an 05 with 123k
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By codog2
I put on continental (pro contact I believe) for...

I put on continental (pro contact I believe) for the third set and am very happy. The second set was Yoko avids that wore quickly (probably due to the alignment shop that installed them)

For the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By codog2
did you try another cd?

did you try another cd?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By codog2
My coolant light was doing that and it turned out...

My coolant light was doing that and it turned out to be a cracked expansion tank. Do you ever see any coolant drips underneath the car.

In the past I've had to top it off a couple of times but...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By codog2
FWIW - I switched jobs and now drive to work 60...

FWIW - I switched jobs and now drive to work 60 miles round trip highway. Prior to my 2005 x3 3.0 was mostly a city car.

I swear the engine runs better (smoother) than it did a year ago (I put...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By codog2
2nd akebono. Dustless with same bite. Wished I...

2nd akebono. Dustless with same bite. Wished I used them earlier-my rims are pitted from brake dust

Mine squeak first stop when cold
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-01-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By codog2
Taking it to my Indy. He's been good to me in the...

Taking it to my Indy. He's been good to me in the past. I assume this will be more like a $1000 jobber rather than $500

Of course supposed to be well into the 70's this weekend
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By codog2
well that didn't work & the compressor seized. I...

well that didn't work & the compressor seized. I guess I was going have to replace it anyway

rear spring coils, transfer case actuator, valve cover gasket, expansion tank actuator and know this...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By codog2
thanks I'll give that a try. I've added...

thanks I'll give that a try. I've added refrigerant before.

Does anybody know which oil viscosity to get. Looks like it comes in different viscosities
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By codog2
Air conditioner compressor going?

2005 x3 3.0 118k

I just noticed that my air conditioner compressor is noisier than normal. The noise is only there when the compressor kicks in. The AC blows cold . Also it feels like the engine...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-15-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By codog2
thats exactly it

thats exactly it
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,622
Posted By codog2
Would just like the option for both (like every...

Would just like the option for both (like every other manufacturer does). Makes it easier when your the only one in the car
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By codog2
I had the same problem with my iphone 4s. I...

I had the same problem with my iphone 4s. I upgraded to a 5s (the 4s wifi stopped working)

The new phone works fine. Must have been a problem with the phone

Also pull down the overhead...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,622
Posted By codog2
anyway to sync driver and passenger climate control temperature?

This car is the first one I've seen with separate front and passenger side temperature where there is no option to lock the temperature settings so that both can adjusted the same time with the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,280
Posted By codog2
Sounds about the right mileage for transfer case...

Sounds about the right mileage for transfer case actuator . My 05 went at around 105k miles

I was getting the triad of lights off and on for a month or so. At first mi Indy was leaning to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By codog2
good point that must be it. I was charging it at...

good point that must be it. I was charging it at the same time with my USB cigarette lighter charger.

I'll have to check that out thanks
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By codog2
aux input - gremlins at work

I'm having a weird problem with my aux input in my 2005 x3. I installed it myself with the factory cable in the dash tray about four years ago without any issues. Last night for the second time...
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