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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 159,025
Posted By chewywso
turning the gear works

I appreciated all the background on this thread. I took the actuator off and then unscrewed the two tork fittings holding the gear housing to the black motor. Once off and out, I could see the gear...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-25-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 97,647
Posted By chewywso
Concur with the sound. I went with the Alpines...

Concur with the sound. I went with the Alpines due to this thread, best money you will spend on the X3. It now sounds as it should like many other premium factory sound systems which are sufficient...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By chewywso
I did the same thing this past weekend with an 05...

I did the same thing this past weekend with an 05 with 120,000 miles. Concur on the plastic guard!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,761
Posted By chewywso
I had the same lean engine codes. The intake was...

I had the same lean engine codes. The intake was cracked on the back side of the "y" connection. You should be able to reach and feel it a crack or a hole with your finger. This one went with 120,000...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,870
Posted By chewywso
Thanks

Appreciate post, had the same problem with '05 X3 at 120,000 miles.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,963
Posted By chewywso
I would bet it is the center bearing on the...

I would bet it is the center bearing on the driveshaft. I had a vibration that was bad at low speeds and when pulling a load / hill below about 50mph. You could also notice a very slight vibration...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 97,647
Posted By chewywso
Thanks for the thread. Installed Alpine 410's -...

Thanks for the thread. Installed Alpine 410's - what a difference over the factory radios. For those watching the video, an 05 (manufactured Aug 04) X3 had more bolts for the airbags and an...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,285
Posted By chewywso
Thanks for the gouge on the Alpine SPS-410's...

Thanks for the gouge on the Alpine SPS-410's great fit and great improvement over stock.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,251
Posted By chewywso
For the folks in the US many European speed...

For the folks in the US many European speed limits (when there is one) is 130kph - probably a reason that your speedo needle is straight up ~ 82mph and the X3 seems to do best at that speed. The X3...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 23,759
Posted By chewywso
I ran mine throught the ash tray. Drill a hole...

I ran mine throught the ash tray. Drill a hole through the removable ash tray and the fixed one it sits in. The actual cable is physically attached to the center of ther removable one - making it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,895
Posted By chewywso
Thanks for the advice. The hose on my X3 was...

Thanks for the advice. The hose on my X3 was split halfway through causing the metallic rattle on startup and resonance at 1800rpm. Quick fix by pulling what remained of the hose off and cutting 1/2"...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,068
Posted By chewywso
The K&N is fine, I've not had any issues over the...

The K&N is fine, I've not had any issues over the last 70,000 miles. I don't think that the air is getting "oily" going to the MAF as the pipes upstream to the MAF are completely dry and oil free....
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