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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By smaglik
You gonna put a lift on it too? That would be...

You gonna put a lift on it too? That would be cool.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By smaglik
It all depends on where the car fails, right? If...

It all depends on where the car fails, right? If you live in the city, and are always driving in heavily populated areas, if it fails, you call a tow truck, and you're what, 15 minutes to a shop?
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-30-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By smaglik
When I got the car, it locked all the doors when...

When I got the car, it locked all the doors when I went a certain speed. My shop told me that they could not set it up to unlock all doors when the car is turned off (I have a manual), so, I had...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-30-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By smaglik
Who is doing your work for you? With the...

Who is doing your work for you? With the exception of the washer pump, which I have no experience with, everything else is relatively cheap and easy to do, and shouldn't have cost more than 500-600$...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 05-10-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By smaglik
Hey....do you really think this person is still...

Hey....do you really think this person is still looking for a car, 6 years later? Do us all a favor and avoid cluttering up the forum by bumping up threads more than half a decade old.

Use...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,915
Posted By smaglik
I agree with this. Years back I drove a honda...

I agree with this. Years back I drove a honda accord for a decade in the rust belt. Many things on the car rusted, and the springs creaked, but they never broke. This problem is a combo of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 632
Posted By smaglik
Check all of these things as mentioned above, but...

Check all of these things as mentioned above, but you may just need to add coolant. It's not uncommon for these to eat a little bit here and there. I thought that was a line of bs, until I had to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-06-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,915
Posted By smaglik
I just ordered the lesjefors springs. I have a...

I just ordered the lesjefors springs. I have a manual transmission, and I found that as has been stated previously, Amazon's part matching service only fits the auto vehicles for this spring. I dug...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,085
Posted By smaglik
This is one of those topics that pops up from...

This is one of those topics that pops up from time to time, and there is a ton of mis-information out there. In the end, if your battery in the key dies, you have two options:

1) buy a new...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,411
Posted By smaglik
OP, welcome to the forum from a fellow Arizonan. ...

OP, welcome to the forum from a fellow Arizonan. Buy a Bentley, and use the literature contained on this forum, as well as e90post.com, as the drivetrain is quite similar, to solve most of your...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-16-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,281
Posted By smaglik
Nice car, OP. Best of luck with the sale! ...

Nice car, OP. Best of luck with the sale!

(I vote for the e39. :))
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By smaglik
Great thread. This helped me get my car somewhat...

Great thread. This helped me get my car somewhat 'normal' in the parking lot of a Best Western in Hood River, OR this evening. One problem, though: In my haste to get the sensor unplugged, I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By smaglik
You're getting to that mileage point where...

You're getting to that mileage point where sensors begin to fail. A sensor kicks out for a bit, engine stumbles, throws a code, and then the sensor kicks back in and all is well. With enough...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By smaglik
It sounds like dealer pricing, albeit not fair...

It sounds like dealer pricing, albeit not fair pricing. Find a good independent shop. I was quoted $220 labor (2 hrs) for replacing all driveline fluids (front dif, rear dif, xfer case, and...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 02-08-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By smaglik
Nice car. Best of luck with the sale.

Nice car. Best of luck with the sale.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,016
Posted By smaglik
tear the pages out one by one.

tear the pages out one by one.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 833
Posted By smaglik
It's an 07, so N52...

It's an 07, so N52...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By smaglik
I haven't gottne mine yet, but I doubt it will...

I haven't gottne mine yet, but I doubt it will cove the diesel, since we didn't get that here.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,351
Posted By smaglik
There is a simple solution to this problem. ...

There is a simple solution to this problem.

Buy an e46. :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,219
Posted By smaglik
OP, it sounds like you've found a gem. I...

OP, it sounds like you've found a gem. I wouldn't worry about an oil leak being fixed. It's a car, things break (sometimes expensively due to the marque), and i'f they've fixed it, and documented...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 785
Posted By smaglik
As has been said above, much of this is DIY, some...

As has been said above, much of this is DIY, some of it even if you're wrench averse. For more complicated things, you'll also want to look at e46 fanatics, as the running gear / chassis are shared....
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-28-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By smaglik
I think he was being sarcastic. You may want to...

I think he was being sarcastic. You may want to post the lease payment at least, and provide some more detailed photos.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,351
Posted By smaglik
Np. I'm actually working out of Phoenix this...

Np. I'm actually working out of Phoenix this week, was in Tucson last week. Weather is a bit nicer. :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,351
Posted By smaglik
Welcome to the forum! I am local to Portland...

Welcome to the forum! I am local to Portland this year (I am an academic on sabbatical). Timgray raises the most salient point here, and that is regarding the maintenance history. This being at a...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-27-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By smaglik
Those appear to be the e46 M3 competition package...

Those appear to be the e46 M3 competition package wheels.
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