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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By x3brian
2007 x3

Every Chrysler I have owned has its own color on issues. :). My wife is driving one now....don't get me started....lol. Even funnier her minivan has the same 4.0l at 88k with no motor mount issues....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 401
Posted By x3brian
I agree they are expensive with the n52 but I...

I agree they are expensive with the n52 but I wouldn't worry myself about it failing immediately.

As long as coolant is changed bi annually just drive. I'm still on my original water pump on my...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 401
Posted By x3brian
I'm personally convinced it's related to cold...

I'm personally convinced it's related to cold weather climates and what is used on the roads (ie mag chloride).

I have never seen anyone from California or Florida post an issue.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 401
Posted By x3brian
If it's an 07 check the transmission sticky....

If it's an 07 check the transmission sticky. Build dates through 8/08 had a different control unit and have had serious complaints of erratic shifting and drivability. Not all 07/08 suffer but there...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By x3brian
I would suspect front differential before...

I would suspect front differential before anything else.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By x3brian
Nope. I have a Bavarian tech bmw scanner and can...

Nope. I have a Bavarian tech bmw scanner and can only read faults in the transfer case module.

Per the Bentley manual only a GT1 can do the reset. It is only needed though if your transfer case...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By x3brian
Just to clarify.... The counter is based on...

Just to clarify....

The counter is based on gallons of gas consumed NOT miles driven.

The statement above about long highway trips is true as you consume less gas per mile travelled.

I use...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 553
Posted By x3brian
The last time I had a dealer do all 4 it was $450...

The last time I had a dealer do all 4 it was $450 out the door.

This was fluid only though. I could see a dealer adding $200-250 for parts and labor for that.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By x3brian
There is a fuse box near the battery. It actually...

There is a fuse box near the battery. It actually inline near your positive cable. It has fuses for high draw accessories like your audio amplifier.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 849
Posted By x3brian
What is the brand, size and age? Give us the...

What is the brand, size and age? Give us the specs.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,702
Posted By x3brian
^ I agree. It's a shame this happened and...

^ I agree.

It's a shame this happened and thank God you are alright but there is a point where personal responsibility comes into play.

Accidents happen. No one else was injured or involved...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By x3brian
Oil drip on Valvetronic sensor. Common issue with X3?

The part is about $350 and gasket is about $15. It is a fairly simple repair based on RR procedure in the Bentley manual. I would personally also change all of the spark plugs in case oil has seeped...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By x3brian
Ouch! Cabin air filter is 2 minute job and a...

Ouch!

Cabin air filter is 2 minute job and a $30 part

Fuel filter plus labor $140 max....$90 part 30 minutes labor

Transmission like above dealer charged me 250 when I had them do it the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-30-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,702
Posted By x3brian
Sudden unintended acceleration

No one is questioning your integrity. The two facts in front of us are this accident happened and you survived for the most part unharmed.

The challenge here is why did this happen? These...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By x3brian
E83 n52 intake valve cleaning?

I have only heard this is an issue in the turbo n54 version motor due to direct injection. If this was an issue we would have heard about it by now...

Plus...the n52 doesn't have direct injection....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 932
Posted By x3brian
Mine will be here on Wednesday!

Mine will be here on Wednesday!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By x3brian
X3 with 97k Miles?

Here is my take 98k doesn't scare me as long as it has a good service history. You are looking at a dealer car....it wouldn't be there unless it had clean records and passed there initial inspection....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 65,585
Posted By x3brian
To keep this thread balanced.... 09 with...

To keep this thread balanced....

09 with 165k. No issues outside warranty since purchased new that wouldn't be considered normal maintenance. Still on original water pump and thermostat. Let's see...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,358
Posted By x3brian
Plug 6 looks worse than it really is. I was able...

Plug 6 looks worse than it really is. I was able to easily remove the coil by just sticking my hand in the gap between the motor and engine contour and pull straight up. No trick or special tool...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By x3brian
Transfer Case Oil Change DIY

For anyone doing a search....this diy is for the 2011+ f25...

The 2004-2010 e83 model is similar but with one big difference.....

You don't need this tool....

Both drain and fill plugs are...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By x3brian
The fuse box is in the glove compartment. It...

The fuse box is in the glove compartment. It folds down from the top. There should be a reference card inside with fuse diagrams.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 192,120
Posted By x3brian
Me either. Super is spot on and I will just add a...

Me either. Super is spot on and I will just add a few things...

As long as you bought 4 matching tires and they were the same size as originals, star rating is not necessarily a factor. Now if on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,999
Posted By x3brian
Still no Bentley service manual for X3?

Ordered. Best news of the week!!!!!!

According to my email purchase confirmation, it will be released 1/12/2015.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-05-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By x3brian
Battery light on dash

That isn't related to your battery.

That is a low coolant warning. Your reservoir is a bit low. Buy a gallon of distilled water and put a bit in. Probably won't take much at all since it only on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-02-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By x3brian
All models use a gas strut. The only difference...

All models use a gas strut. The only difference is sport suspension vs non sport.

Below is a link to the oem part numbers. Expect to pay upwards of $300 for part only if you go that route.
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