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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
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, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
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, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
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.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By bluskye
Bosch is the supplier for most of the electrical...

Bosch is the supplier for most of the electrical on your car. It should be fine.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By bluskye
Its ~$130 for BMW recipe front pads and ~$84 for...

Its ~$130 for BMW recipe front pads and ~$84 for rear pads, any savings over 50k-70k miles isnt much of a savings and basically a waste of time/money if you have to redo with decent pads. I have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By bluskye
You got crappy pads put on it. Prolly the...

You got crappy pads put on it. Prolly the "dustless" kind so many love.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-27-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By bluskye
Its true, this happened to our car when it got...

Its true, this happened to our car when it got really cold, the sensor went bust. People got out of our way thinking we were a police car.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-26-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By bluskye
Valvoline blades go on sale for $10 or so at...

Valvoline blades go on sale for $10 or so at Sears now and then. Bosch Icon seem to last longer.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-26-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,211
Posted By bluskye
Next you can use a screw driver, and insert into...

Next you can use a screw driver, and insert into coil hole, and give it a good couple whacks upwards to loosen it.

Enjoy the smooth ride now!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 798
Posted By bluskye
I see a car rental occurring in your immediate...

I see a car rental occurring in your immediate future. hahah
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By bluskye
I gas up my car withe engine running all the time.

I gas up my car withe engine running all the time.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By bluskye
The engine goes into "limp" mode to save itself. ...

The engine goes into "limp" mode to save itself. No user intervention needed.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,532
Posted By bluskye
Yes, the job is significant. They have to drop...

Yes, the job is significant. They have to drop the front axles. You will notice, the axles block the removal of the pan. The oil housing gasket is a freebie for this job, so its recommended you do...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,857
Posted By bluskye
The lifter noise was rectified with a new head...

The lifter noise was rectified with a new head design. There's nothing inherently "wrong" with the noise, it just goes away if you drive the car long enough to warm the engine up, or drive it with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,211
Posted By bluskye
You have to take out cabin air filter, then you...

You have to take out cabin air filter, then you will see torx bolts to remove the air filter housing. After that is removed, you can access the rear spark plug. Get a magnetic spark plug socket.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By bluskye
It is the water pump. The thermostat should be...

It is the water pump. The thermostat should be replaced with the water pump. N52 motor, the pump itself is not cheap. Sorry bud.

The engine is designed to limp along without damaging itself in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 486
Posted By bluskye
Exactly. I have the know-how, but not the...

Exactly.

I have the know-how, but not the time to do things. I tend to replace things "while" I'm in there then go through the same motions again.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By bluskye
We have one at slightly under 100k mi. It will...

We have one at slightly under 100k mi. It will be at the age where at least once a year, an item will require maintenance. Could be in any order: shocks, sway bars, gaskets, cam sensors, hvac...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,014
Posted By bluskye
Great info guys.

Great info guys.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By bluskye
Its unlikely the belt is the culprit, its likely...

Its unlikely the belt is the culprit, its likely something is seizing up (compressor/alternator/pulley). Once you find the culprit, you will need to change the belt as well.


You have a N52...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By bluskye
It starts with intermittent squeaks, which turn...

It starts with intermittent squeaks, which turn to constant squeaks, which ends with the blower just dieing.

I lived with the squeaks for about a year now. It was due for a swap.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 486
Posted By bluskye
I guess that coil kit isnt available anymore in...

I guess that coil kit isnt available anymore in the price range. closeist thing is the entire job kit. Coils come to $37/each
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 486
Posted By bluskye
I replaced all my coils on spark plug swap at...

I replaced all my coils on spark plug swap at 100k mi (N52 Motor) when the car would shudder at idle now and then. They will eventually go bust. All is smooth since the swap.

FCP EURO has...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By bluskye
Blower Motor Swap, another PITA DIY with the X3

I thought swapping the rear shocks was a PITA, then I did this blower motor. Everything is impossible to reach without right extensions and sprawling out on top of the engine bay. The car has...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,272
Posted By bluskye
The camshaft position sensors are known to go bad...

The camshaft position sensors are known to go bad on N52 with high mileage. Symptoms include odd idle, odd rpm flux. There are two of them identical that will go bad (intake and exhaust side). I...
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