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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,645
Posted By thompsonmd
Thanks for bringing this topic back up. After...

Thanks for bringing this topic back up. After trying all sorts of mumbo jumbo, the simple answer for me ended up being to replace the intake boot. Yes, it's a bit of a pain in the ass, but it's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-26-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By thompsonmd
Climate Control Direction Failure

I originally posted this under 2006 X3, but it's an issue that really just involves electronic climate control...

My directional selector has failed on the electronic climate control on my 2006...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-22-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 482
Posted By thompsonmd
Climate Blower Direction Failure

Hey gang,

My 2006 X3 3.0i, 86k, is having problems with the climate control. No matter which direction is selected (foot, vent, defrost) or if it is on Auto, or front defrost, or any combination...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-22-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,645
Posted By thompsonmd
For anyone that is following, ugh. My engine was...

For anyone that is following, ugh. My engine was fine for a few days, then the old damn light shot back on. So perhaps my rough cleaning of the MAF did not do the trick, maybe it's blown, maybe...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-13-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,645
Posted By thompsonmd
So, I inspected the intake boot again, looks...

So, I inspected the intake boot again, looks totally fine on every part I can see. I also checked the vacuum on the oil cap, it was strong. I was impressed. I didn't know there would be any...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,997
Posted By thompsonmd
Guys, regarding the above issue, after resetting...

Guys, regarding the above issue, after resetting the light every few weeks, it eventually just went away. I think there probably was a connection in the steering wheel area that was a little loose,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By thompsonmd
Well, I took a middle route again. I took off...

Well, I took a middle route again. I took off the bumper and dropped it at a body shop to try and mend the cracks. They did a pretty decent job, no painting required. $160 for the body work. I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,645
Posted By thompsonmd
My DISASTER was a long time coming, it was with a...

My DISASTER was a long time coming, it was with a 2002 330 (but same engine, I think). And it had been building up the white/tan goop under the cap and consuming oil for a year or more. Then, the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,645
Posted By thompsonmd
And thanks much for the pic. I don't know the...

And thanks much for the pic. I don't know the names of a lot of that intake stuff...including the DISA.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,645
Posted By thompsonmd
I am going to check out everything that was...

I am going to check out everything that was mentioned. I'll give any intake rubber a more complete inspection, and check the vacuum and goop on the oil cap.

I had the CCV replaced on my 2002 330i...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By thompsonmd
Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-08-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By thompsonmd
I'll check out that site. One problem is the...

I'll check out that site. One problem is the bumper also has a lot of other attached parts, like plastic grills which don't seem to snap off very easily...just a pain in the ass.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,645
Posted By thompsonmd
Thanks guys, I'll take off the DISA and lower...

Thanks guys, I'll take off the DISA and lower intake boot, and more closely inspect for bad valves and cracks.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-08-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By thompsonmd
Smashed Bumper...Suggestions?

Guys,

2002 330i, sport package.

About a year ago I hit a raccoon on the highway. It cracked my bumper, sent my fog light covers flying into the ditch, and busted up the brake duct tunnel and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,645
Posted By thompsonmd
Rough Start, Then Fine - lean engine codes

Guys, thanks in advance. I always come back when something goes wrong and somebody points me in the right direction right away.

2006 BMW X3 3.0, 85k, fresh off warranty (of course).

Upon...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,997
Posted By thompsonmd
AWESOME. I looked and couldn't find any 10-0D...

AWESOME. I looked and couldn't find any 10-0D stuff. Eight minutes and bimmerfest gives me some solid, logical leads. I will remove the steering wheel, check connections for crimped wires or any...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,997
Posted By thompsonmd
SRS Light - Firing Circuit, Head Airbag

Hello,

I've scoured the boards for my answer, I hope somebody can help me out.

2002 330i Sedan with 115k. Airbag light came on. I purchased a SRS Reset/Scan tool. I didn't buy the Peake...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By thompsonmd
I just had the battery checked. It's at the...

I just had the battery checked. It's at the correct voltage and pulling enough amps. Hmmmm....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By thompsonmd
I'm still experiencing some issues: Four...

I'm still experiencing some issues:

Four times while starting my vehicle, the interior lights flashed off, the clock, CD position and trip counter reset, and the instrument cluster clicked. I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,605
Posted By thompsonmd
Check out my solution above. They just plugged...

Check out my solution above. They just plugged my car in for a "software update" and the gas cap issue has not resurfaced once.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-17-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By thompsonmd
Thanks guys! I had similar "demon" problems on...

Thanks guys! I had similar "demon" problems on an old 1988 325i. The battery just needed the terminals scrubbed with a metal brush. I'm happy to hear that it is probably the battery (DIY) and not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-17-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By thompsonmd
Electrical Problems

Just got my 2002 330i Sedan (98k), and I'm having a few issues.

Symptoms:
Three times upon starting or pulling into my driveway, all the power went dead. Lights, central lock, the clock and CD...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,689
Posted By thompsonmd
Thanksgiving is a good time to throw them on in...

Thanksgiving is a good time to throw them on in Iowa. I saw an ad in Car and Driver that said snow tires are better when the temp is 45 or below, regardless of snow/ice.

I've been stuck in an...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,689
Posted By thompsonmd
Looks like the total with Tirerack and those...

Looks like the total with Tirerack and those above pictured Sport Edition 16"s would be $967 shipped (includes BMW center caps). This would be Blizzak tire, which I've heard is great.

The Bavauto...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,689
Posted By thompsonmd
Hey, thanks much for the pics. This is the info...

Hey, thanks much for the pics. This is the info I was looking for. I will make my purchase soon. I can't wait to pick up the new car, and be ready for winter.
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