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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Supercourse
I agree with tim that Toyota's reputation for...

I agree with tim that Toyota's reputation for reliability and inexpensive parts can be overdone, and should always be taken in context.

Let's put aside the issue of how well an owner looks after...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Supercourse
Close, it's below there. That latch for the...

Close, it's below there.

That latch for the removable floor panel rests on a raised strip of plastic. You have to put your index finger under that strip and find a cutout in the metal.
It's just...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, that's the easiest solution. The...

Yes, that's the easiest solution.

The mechanical over-ride for the electric release is very hard to locate. See pics. in my link here:...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 464
Posted By Supercourse
That would be consistent with your getting...

That would be consistent with your getting occasional smoke under the hood on the passenger side.

A leaking VCG won't usually trigger a P0171 and P0174 code, but it's not unknown if the normal...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 464
Posted By Supercourse
The snorkel over the rad is easily removed after...

The snorkel over the rad is easily removed after taking out a few little torx screws. (A bit harder fitting it back together with the friction fit into the air filter box.)

No need to detach that...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Supercourse
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Supercourse
Yes. Good question. The term expansion tank is...

Yes. Good question. The term expansion tank is normally used to indicate the tank is part of the pressurized system, and it has the pressure relief cap instead of it being at the radiator.

For...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 173,488
Posted By Supercourse
Although just about any hydraulic fluid might...

Although just about any hydraulic fluid might appear to work just fine, I'm not sure that the xDrive interventions will be happy long-term working with that oil in the transfer case.

It is a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 37,379
Posted By Supercourse
That's sounds more like it. Couldn't have...

That's sounds more like it. Couldn't have expected much for $140 - definitely not a pan drop for that.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 37,379
Posted By Supercourse
Redline says it's a suitable replacement for the...

Redline says it's a suitable replacement for the Texaco ETL7045 factory fill.

I think that is different from saying that it is compatible with or very similar to the Texaco fluid.

The question...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Supercourse
You sure it's not the turbine whooomph of the M54...

You sure it's not the turbine whooomph of the M54 inline six? Just kidding.

Doesn't a vacuum leak usually trigger a CEL/SES light?

If it's only when the vehicle is accelerating, not when...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Supercourse
I don't believe that indy shop is correct. But...

I don't believe that indy shop is correct. But may depend on what they mean by 'mess with the actuator'.

Any mechanical intervention on the actuator, such as replacing the gear, does not require...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Supercourse
Haven't changed speakers myself, but I do...

Haven't changed speakers myself, but I do remember in Evl's sticky thread that 1 3/4" is the absolute max. depth before you have to start modifying the door panel with a more pronounced custom...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By Supercourse
Well done! Was puzzled by this though: ...

Well done!

Was puzzled by this though:


I think that means you needed a 1/2" drive socket and not a 3/8" drive.
That sounds reasonable.
At least you didn't need an impact wrench.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Supercourse
1. The plastic drive dogs that are attached to...

1. The plastic drive dogs that are attached to the glass and the cable are what usually break, and cost only a few bucks (2 required for front window, 1 for rear)

I have parts at the ready for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, the angle of your picture is maybe...

Yes, the angle of your picture is maybe misleading.

Here's my earlier thread showing the rear diff at a better angle where the single fill/drain plug doesn't look as low down as yours (pic. #3):
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,545
Posted By Supercourse
It does vary by region I would think. ...

It does vary by region I would think. Competition, etc. Last time I checked, around here the independents are about $90/hr. and dealership $115, so not a big difference.

It does take training...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,545
Posted By Supercourse
^ It's actually a 7mm. allen for the guide pins ...

^ It's actually a 7mm. allen for the guide pins - 6mm. allen to remove the rotor - which probably is below min. thickness and will need to be replaced too, as might the wear sensor, so with decent...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By Supercourse
The fill plug is concealed from view by the spare...

The fill plug is concealed from view by the spare tire carrier. From a different angle you should be able to see it, but it's so tight against the carrier that you have practically no working room....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,451
Posted By Supercourse
A snapped ground strap could fit the died while...

A snapped ground strap could fit the died while running scenario.

As could a completely failed ignition switch but I would think intermittent failure initially more likely with that.

With the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Supercourse
^ +1 No waxy sound insulation issue in the E83...

^ +1 No waxy sound insulation issue in the E83 that I know of.

Odds on it's a small leak from the VCG probably at the rear on the pax. side where it can drip onto the exhaust manifold. PPI...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Supercourse
Not if your battery is in a good state of charge....

Not if your battery is in a good state of charge.

Did I answer your question correctly - it is just the side lights and on one side only? If so, Europeans in many places have to park overnight...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Supercourse
The 'low miles' oil change recommendation of once...

The 'low miles' oil change recommendation of once per year is predicated on 'low miles' being something like 5,000 miles/yr.

If you are doing more like 3,000 miles/yr., I would say the oil should...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Supercourse
It's all explained in the Owner's Manual. ...

It's all explained in the Owner's Manual.

Standard for European cars to have the side/parking lights on that one side remain on (that is, the side the turn signal stalk is positioned at).
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-01-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Supercourse
Bmw Code Sheet.txt 0x03435F02 5F02 Wheel-speed...

Bmw Code Sheet.txt
0x03435F02 5F02 Wheel-speed sensor, general
0x03435F03 5F03 Control module, internal
0x03435F04 5F04 Control module, internal
0x03435F05 5F05 Control module, internal...
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