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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By silentbob
Did you do a proper bleed? Car off, heater on,...

Did you do a proper bleed? Car off, heater on, 91 degrees, central air vent turned fully to red, fan on full blast?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-31-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By silentbob
Do you have pics? If it is not the hose to the...

Do you have pics? If it is not the hose to the headlight washers, then I'm not clear why it's going near the headlights at all? You can tell if you have headlight washers if you have a small cutout...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By silentbob
When I changed my expansion tank, I broke the...

When I changed my expansion tank, I broke the auto transmission thingy as well. If you leave it broken and in there, your expansion tank will not seat properly!

BUT, I have good news for you. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-31-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By silentbob
Wow, they probably also have window regulators...

Wow, they probably also have window regulators that break regularly, transmissions that had an under-engineered reverse cog which caused it to fail and a cooling system that could fail spectacularly...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By silentbob
Clutch pedal sticky - cant figure it out

HI Guys,

Also posted this to E46fanatics, so if crossposting is bad etiquette please let me know. I'm sort of at a loss on this.

Background:

Everything in my car was working great, except...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-17-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By silentbob
I would be a little wary in that the interior...

I would be a little wary in that the interior condition does not seem like that of someone who took care of the car the way an enthusiast would. For example, the drivers side floormat looks nasty...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-08-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By silentbob
Clutch cylinder already unbolted removed from the...

Clutch cylinder already unbolted removed from the line to the slave as well. The feed line is the only thing its attached to right now. How far out can I safely pull it out without risking the hose...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-08-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By silentbob
Hmm, after your bit of inspiration, i went back...

Hmm, after your bit of inspiration, i went back out there and yanked as hard as I could on the line. With my head in the drivers footwell, my feet and legs were hooked over the driver's door with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-08-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By silentbob
Removing clutch master feed line?

Hi Guys,

I am replacing my leaking clutch master. I'm stuck on how to remove the feed line going to the brake fluid reservoir. I didn't see any spring clips or the like holding it on, seems like...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-16-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,151
Posted By silentbob
IIRC, the brake pad wear sensors actually trigger...

IIRC, the brake pad wear sensors actually trigger when electrical contact is LOST in the sensor, rather than when it is made. Basically, the lead that connects two contacts gets worn away.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-16-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By silentbob
$200 from Stevens Creek BMW in San Jose CA last...

$200 from Stevens Creek BMW in San Jose CA last year, for me.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-16-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By silentbob
Grrr. Took more of the car apart today. It is...

Grrr. Took more of the car apart today. It is leaking from the thermostat housing, as you said. 6 months old from Pelican Parts. Will see if they will offer any warranty.

Anyone know how much...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-15-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By silentbob
Coolant leak - where?

HI Guys,

I'm a bit baffled with a recent coolant leak. I have replaced expansion tank, water pump and thermostat 6 months ago.

Currently, I am getting a few drips of coolant under the middle...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By silentbob
i have a 2004 X3 with NAV (16:9) and Bluetooth. ...

i have a 2004 X3 with NAV (16:9) and Bluetooth. I used a crappy USA-SPEC ipod/iphone adapter I got like 5 years ago from BavAuto. The unit craps out on my sometimes and I have to unplug it and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,069
Posted By silentbob
The $20 for coolant triggered a thought. You may...

The $20 for coolant triggered a thought. You may want to check that they used BMW coolant (it's blue), vs some other coolant. Mixing coolant types is not a great thing. I would have expected BMW...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By silentbob
I believe it is a computer setting that your...

I believe it is a computer setting that your dealer can adjust.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,069
Posted By silentbob
You're right. Totally forgot about the coolant...

You're right. Totally forgot about the coolant light.

I am also baffled that you continue to have the problem after thermostat replacement.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,069
Posted By silentbob
I just went through this whole thing. A few...

I just went through this whole thing. A few comments;

1) Yes, it is the thermostat stuck open. I first noticed my temp needle DROPPING from the middle when I was driving back highway speeds from...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By silentbob
what year is your car? I"m guessing 2007+? It...

what year is your car? I"m guessing 2007+? It looks nothing like what I see on an M54 engine...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 754
Posted By silentbob
Try taking off the splash shield under the car to...

Try taking off the splash shield under the car to pinpoint where the leak is coming from. Without that, it's really hard to say. If it's the expansion tank, you will probably see drips coming down...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 20,138
Posted By silentbob
+1, my 2004 was mechanical pulley for the drive...

+1, my 2004 was mechanical pulley for the drive belt, no Torx needed. For the A/C belt, I couldn't figure it out, so I just pushed on the tensioner by hand with a long screwdriver as a lever. It...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By silentbob
my hunch is all alignment shops do that. i have...

my hunch is all alignment shops do that. i have received one for every alignment i have ever had, including sears. generally, i just make sure they have a hunter machine. i get front and rear...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By silentbob
+1. There is also a little notch to key the big...

+1. There is also a little notch to key the big hose at the top. Make sure the big hose is completely pushed in, so that it completely covers the notch. The little ring clip should be VERY tight. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By silentbob
When I got my X3, it was desperate need of an...

When I got my X3, it was desperate need of an alignment. 79.99 later at Sears and all 4 wheels were again within specs. I dont think there is any special science to getting an alignment.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,081
Posted By silentbob
As a follow up, I had a chance to work on the car...

As a follow up, I had a chance to work on the car over the Christmas holidays. My thermostat needed to be replaced, as it was stuck open and I started to run too cool when I had the heat on over the...
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