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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-18-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By ARX3
"Purchase the eligible products at a...

"Purchase the eligible products at a participating retailer (listed below)"

so Walmart is not a participating retailer??? $23.88 at Walmart vs $39.99 -$12 at Napa. Hmmm....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-12-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,054
Posted By ARX3
Have you read any stored fault codes yet? Not...

Have you read any stored fault codes yet? Not everything triggers the SES light. That would be the first thing to do.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By ARX3
92k miles. Yes I will inspect all 4 wires when I...

92k miles. Yes I will inspect all 4 wires when I get a chance to get under the car. I did look at the IMPA real-time data for all 4 O2 sensors and the output values read within the norms. I know...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By ARX3
Doing more research on this today I learned that...

Doing more research on this today I learned that these codes are related to the heating circuit that warms up the O2 sensors. I located a blown 30A fuse, replaced it with a new one, started the car,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-21-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By ARX3
Did you ever figure out which fuse/relay it was? ...

Did you ever figure out which fuse/relay it was? I have a similar problem. Thanks!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By ARX3
O2 sensors throwing SES light

Just pulled the codes from my wife's X3 - here's what I got:

2EF5 - Map thermostat, activation (frequency 255)
2C9C - Lambda Probe front catalyst (frequency 8)
2C9D - Lambda Probe front catalyst...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By ARX3
Thank you! I'm thinking about doing this...

Thank you! I'm thinking about doing this proactively as I'm approaching 100k miles. Although I don't live in Mexico, I'm in Northern VA, where the roads are probably not much better.

Cheers! ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By ARX3
Update, hooked it up to my battery charger, 15...

Update, hooked it up to my battery charger, 15 min @6A, and it started right up. Gonna start looking around for a good deal on a new battery.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By ARX3
This morning at -15C, my wife's X3 would slowly...

This morning at -15C, my wife's X3 would slowly crank, and finally battery gave up. Original battery on 2007 X3. I was surprised that it even cranked, as normally you hear clicking. Could it be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By ARX3
Not sure on pre-LCI, but most likely you have an...

Not sure on pre-LCI, but most likely you have an electrical water pump, and the air bleeding process is a bit different. You basically set your HVAC thermostat to the highest setting, fan to the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-30-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By ARX3
Don't forget: "Chop Shop east", "Chop Shop...

Don't forget: "Chop Shop east", "Chop Shop south"....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,121
Posted By ARX3
The good news, unless you bought the new starter...

The good news, unless you bought the new starter on eBay, you should have no problem getting your money back or a free replacement. New BMW parts carry a 24mo/unlimited mile warranty.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By ARX3
+1 on the tightening the bolts while the...

+1 on the tightening the bolts while the suspension is properly loaded. But I think you have a different problem. Are you wheel lug nuts bolted tight?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By ARX3
Have you had the oil filter housing gasket...

Have you had the oil filter housing gasket addressed? My bet is that's your problem. Every E60 sooner than later has this leak. Mine was repaired under warranty @ 55k miles.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By ARX3
What makes you think the oil was not changed? ...

What makes you think the oil was not changed? Are you just going by the iDrive oil service indicator?

The v-belt on a BMW lasts a very long time. I just replaced mine @62k miles (while...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By ARX3
It involves cleaning out your wallet. Very...

It involves cleaning out your wallet. Very effective. :rofl:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By ARX3
Done. Alternator Replaced. Works like a charm. ...

Done. Alternator Replaced. Works like a charm. Wasn't too bad. Once you move stuff out of the way, the new alternator falls right in. I also replaced the serpentine belt since I was already in...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-22-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By ARX3
I finally got INPA working, and got the error...

I finally got INPA working, and got the error codes:

P-Code: P3223 Generator - mechanischer Fehler
P-Code: P160F Powermanagement - Ruhestromfehler

I also finally got the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-19-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By ARX3
I've only used INPA on my X3, and don't have it...

I've only used INPA on my X3, and don't have it really setup for the E60 yet. I could only probe some modules, IBS being one of them, but i haven't figured it quite out yet. I'm trying to get some...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-19-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By ARX3
I replaced the battery March of last year,...

I replaced the battery March of last year, exactly 9k miles ago. It was registered by the dealership, and I have just confirmed it with INPA. Yeah, I was pretty puzzled when the brand new voltage...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-19-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By ARX3
Really? No one has ever had an Alternator fail...

Really? No one has ever had an Alternator fail on the LCI 535 E60????

Btw, I did manage to replace the voltage regulator, but the symptom persists. Waiting for the new alternator to arrive and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By ARX3
08 535xi Alternator problem?

I just got a "Charging Malfunction" message, and sure enough, I'm reading less than 12v at the charging point under the hood with engine running. No difference with increased RPM. Does this...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-02-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By ARX3
The warning lights cleared themselves today. ...

The warning lights cleared themselves today. Weird.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By ARX3
I've just had the same exact warning lights...

I've just had the same exact warning lights appear; 4x4 and yellow BRAKE. Just those two lights. This happened right after I drained the battery down after doing some other work on the car (coolant...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By ARX3
Update- they couldn't provide an explanation, but...

Update- they couldn't provide an explanation, but agreed to issue a refund for the work that they didn't do. I was ready to open a BBB case against them and perhaps contact an attorney. Four years...
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