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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-15-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By bluskye
Thanks Sprouty88, will get to it in a few weeks. ...

Thanks Sprouty88, will get to it in a few weeks. Was battling other minor issues up in the priority list!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-15-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By bluskye
Im talking about the SEAL that is in the valve...

Im talking about the SEAL that is in the valve cover, not the sensor itself. The pelican parts DIY shows you pry the seal with the valve cover removed from the car, but I dont see why I can't make a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-14-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,607
Posted By bluskye
My car is now showing these symptoms of a "thump"...

My car is now showing these symptoms of a "thump" felt/heard stopped at a red light. It goes away with HVAC blower off. You an feel the thump inside the car and if you touch the exterior fender...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By bluskye
Anyway to replace n52 eccentric shaft sensor seal without a full VCG Job?

Anyone know if its safe to cut out the n52 eccentric shaft sensor seal without full blown VCG job?

I thought I had a VCG leak, turns out it was just the valtronic seal. That was a quick fix, but I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By bluskye
Anyway to replace n52 eccentric shaft sensor seal without a full VCG Job?

Anyone know if its safe to cut out the n52 eccentric shaft sensor seal without full blown VCG job?

I thought I had a VCG leak, turns out it was just the valtronic seal. That was a quick fix, but...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By bluskye
The sensor is located behind the mirror, it may...

The sensor is located behind the mirror, it may be busted or connection is busted. When my e90 got my windshield replaced, the guy broke the sensor taking it off.

You may want to check ebay for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By bluskye
Entire dash has to come out. Oh, its a once...

Entire dash has to come out. Oh, its a once piece dash too =)

Its a big job.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-19-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,696
Posted By bluskye
The BMW VCG gaskets do not last long. I agree. ...

The BMW VCG gaskets do not last long. I agree. I think I can get 40k-50k max out of them until they start to break down.

Is it a critical item to fail? No, you can live with a weeping gasket...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By bluskye
They prolly didnt put back on the level sensor or...

They prolly didnt put back on the level sensor or broke it putting in front struts. It should be connected to the front control arm (forgot if passenger or driver side).
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 774
Posted By bluskye
Put a screw driver through the coil "hole" that...

Put a screw driver through the coil "hole" that happens to be the fastner. Yank it upwards a few times with both hands. It will break.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-06-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 774
Posted By bluskye
#5 coil seems to fail commonly. Most likely due...

#5 coil seems to fail commonly. Most likely due to engine design heating that coil up more then others.

Replace sparks and coil at 100k ish.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,935
Posted By bluskye
The Lesjofors springs worked like a charm. ...

The Lesjofors springs worked like a charm. Everything on the suspension has been swapped out since ownership with exception of the front springs!

Car is gliding over bumps with no noise with new...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,935
Posted By bluskye
My rear springs are being shipped via amazon...

My rear springs are being shipped via amazon vendor. They will be put in when the mechanic overhauls all the control arms/tie rods on the car.

Thanks for the tip saving me $$.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By bluskye
$40 ground strap, nuff said. Fixed my problems...

$40 ground strap, nuff said. Fixed my problems like magic. Whatever the position on the X3, it seems to be exposed to salt/corrosion more then my E90.

For reference for those who want to know:...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,600
Posted By bluskye
Suppliers do in fact make a special sauce for pad...

Suppliers do in fact make a special sauce for pad material for each Manufacturer to their spec. All the "OEM" pad material sold on the after market is just generic recipe that gives them a bit more...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By bluskye
My wife and I have lived in Chicagoland for most...

My wife and I have lived in Chicagoland for most of our lives with severe snow/cold. The X3 is her car. I ask her regularly when it snows bad, "How was the car?". Her responses is "I'm never...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By bluskye
The blower has to put in right orientation. Its...

The blower has to put in right orientation. Its a total PITA to replace that dam thing. That tech wont make that mistake again.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-15-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By bluskye
Dont you replace both one one goes out anyways?

Dont you replace both one one goes out anyways?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-14-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,539
Posted By bluskye
After 30ki with Bilsteins HD installed with stock...

After 30ki with Bilsteins HD installed with stock springs, the Bilsteins are performing great. I cannot detect any degrade in performance. The shocks still have a firm compression, and dont let the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By bluskye
Happy to report the new cable did improve cold...

Happy to report the new cable did improve cold start. The car is now starts consistent with a warm start. The X3 always was a lazy starter, but at least its consistent now.

The cable was not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,212
Posted By bluskye
If you dont have money to replace... how about...

If you dont have money to replace... how about just leave it alone and let it peel?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By bluskye
Thanks for the tip! FCP Euro just posted this as...

Thanks for the tip! FCP Euro just posted this as a tip as well. Ordered the $20 part, hopefully it fixes the long crank issue (even though battery is fresh). Looks like its near the rear of the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By bluskye
You are correct, any electric glitch will fire a...

You are correct, any electric glitch will fire a water pump fault on the new motors with electric pumps.

The delphi coils should be fine, my guess is you will get rid of the vehicle before you...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By bluskye
Its $150 for a decent Interstate Megatron Plus. ...

Its $150 for a decent Interstate Megatron Plus. Who wouldnt want a battery branded "Megatron"? I believe Costco and Firestone carry Interstate along with other establishments.

The N52 variant of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By bluskye
You cannot put electric pump on a US based 2006,...

You cannot put electric pump on a US based 2006, it has a completely diff motor.
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