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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By SonicBoom
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=PC93...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=PC93&mospid=49511&btnr=51_5192&hg=51&fg=75
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By SonicBoom
why not just get it fromm a slavage yard? ...

why not just get it fromm a slavage yard?

http://www.car-part.com/


or If you want OEM

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By SonicBoom
no, do not let Pep Boys do it. Where in CT...

no, do not let Pep Boys do it.

Where in CT are you? I have peeps there that can maybe make a recommendation.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-03-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By SonicBoom
1. The tranny only starts from first when in...

1. The tranny only starts from first when in Sport Drive. In regular drive, it starts in second gear.

2. You and I have the wonderful N52 motor. Torque comes on strong at 2500 rpm. I feel the...
Forum: Off-Topic 12-03-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By SonicBoom
no

no
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-03-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By SonicBoom
Yep. Change it. We all change it. My dealer...

Yep. Change it. We all change it.

My dealer even changed mine at 100K under the maintenance plan the previous owner purchased.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By SonicBoom
Make sure your oil cap is on correct. If not,...

Make sure your oil cap is on correct. If not, it'll pull air in and it will act the same as a vacuum leak.

It just happened to me.

If it;s not that, you may need a new valve cover.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By SonicBoom
I still say water pump. The computer went into...

I still say water pump. The computer went into limp-home mode, and caused the faults you are seeing.
Forum: Off-Topic 11-30-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By SonicBoom
Spirit. Get there cheap in the worst way...

Spirit. Get there cheap in the worst way possible.
Enjoy your delays.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-28-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By SonicBoom
Why not back down the hill?

Why not back down the hill?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-27-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By SonicBoom
Nice! Who do I order through. Sent from...

Nice!
Who do I order through.

Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By SonicBoom
Funny. I'm an ex mechanic as well. Now a...

Funny. I'm an ex mechanic as well. Now a mechanical designer.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By SonicBoom
Perhaps this should be stickied, or at least...

Perhaps this should be stickied, or at least recorded somewhere so other peeps don't have to sweat a valve cover scare.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By SonicBoom
My indy shop told me 900 bucks. 500 for hte...

My indy shop told me 900 bucks.

500 for hte valve cover, and 400 labor.
ECS tuning has the VC for 325.

I'm glad yo mentioned the oil cap. This problem stated immediately after the wife put...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By SonicBoom
unreal... Now it's happening to me.

unreal...

Now it's happening to me.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By SonicBoom
Sounds like your water pump failed. Do not...

Sounds like your water pump failed.

Do not drive the car. You risk blowing the head gasket.

Get it towed.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 672
Posted By SonicBoom
Jat007, If you are a trustworthy guy, I have...

Jat007,

If you are a trustworthy guy, I have a garage in MPLS 'burbs you could possibly use.

I have a lot of tools and such, and can't just let anybody into my garage.

How did you get your...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By SonicBoom
Engineered more toward performance than that of...

Engineered more toward performance than that of Japanese automakers. There are always tradeoffs.
Not that that makes this problem acceptable.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By SonicBoom
Yeah, that's what I hear about the X5s. A...

Yeah, that's what I hear about the X5s.

A lot.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By SonicBoom
I've heard of it, yes. There's gotta be another...

I've heard of it, yes.
There's gotta be another way to get that fixed though.
Got any pics?

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By SonicBoom
I concur. No problem.

I concur. No problem.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-07-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By SonicBoom
Suddenly I am hungry for chicken nuggets.

Suddenly I am hungry for chicken nuggets.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-24-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By SonicBoom
Here in MN, I love my heated steering wheel. ...

Here in MN, I love my heated steering wheel.

Although the heated shift knob sounds great, the law of diminishing returns probably is what keeps manufactures from installing it at this point.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-15-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By SonicBoom
Thinking of buying 2007 x3

If your the water pump has not been replaced, it is about due.

The tranny had glitches that were largely solved by a program update.

The expansion tank should be replaced at around 120k.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-15-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By SonicBoom
Sigh. I wish. They are charging 2 hours...

Sigh. I wish.


They are charging 2 hours for to diagnose it, and it BMW will only pay for one hour.
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