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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-26-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By dukedkt442
Fluid and component changes do not necessarily...

Fluid and component changes do not necessarily need to coincide. I do them when the need doing, not "just because."

And no, I don't bleed every time I replace a component. It is not necessary. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By dukedkt442
It's NOT like saying air gets into the line by...

It's NOT like saying air gets into the line by removing the cap.

Here's why: with the reservoir cap in place, you create a vacuum on top of the fluid. The only way fluid will escape is if 1)...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By dukedkt442
Does it happen to coincide with hitting the...

Does it happen to coincide with hitting the brakes? If so, stuck caliper (easy fix).

The BMW lug wrench is useless for the lugs when any sort of torque is required; I keep a long breaker bar and a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By dukedkt442
The rubber gasket of the gas cap wears out over...

The rubber gasket of the gas cap wears out over time, no amount of tightening will overcome a bad gasket. Get a new one, I got an aftermarket one from ECS for cheap when I got that code 1 year/25k...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,128
Posted By dukedkt442
Don't remove the battery terminals, those should...

Don't remove the battery terminals, those should always stay in the battery.

Removing the negative cable is a good idea whenever working around electronics.

What system would need to be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By dukedkt442
Interesting. The more common fix is getting a...

Interesting. The more common fix is getting a new gas cap.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By dukedkt442
This; if it can happen overnight, can definitely...

This; if it can happen overnight, can definitely happen over a few weeks. Likely, whatever killed your last battery.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By dukedkt442
It's not necessarily degradation that causes the...

It's not necessarily degradation that causes the leaks, but hardening. Heat turns rubber to plastic (which doesn't seal). When I did my heat exchanger gasket, it started leaking again within a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,666
Posted By dukedkt442
I guess things are different in Indiana, but in...

I guess things are different in Indiana, but in NY, certified dealers must warranty the vehicle for 30 days from date of delivery.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By dukedkt442
I run factory Pirelli Scorpions, which have been...

I run factory Pirelli Scorpions, which have been fantastic in the snow/ice of the Hudson Valley, NY. Took the car through 18" unplowed roads, no problem. I'm willing to spend a little more on tires...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By dukedkt442
I've NEVER opened the bleeder screw when...

I've NEVER opened the bleeder screw when compressing the piston(s), as that is an easy way to get air in the line, which would then require a full bleeding procedure. It's better to open the lid of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-16-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By dukedkt442
Dishwash soap, followed by invisible glass and...

Dishwash soap, followed by invisible glass and then Rain-X. This is of course inferring that your wiper blades are within a year old.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-16-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By dukedkt442
It should be changed every 50k. You'll need a...

It should be changed every 50k. You'll need a pump to remove the old fluid, pump in new stuff until it dribbles out the hole.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By dukedkt442
It depends. Going cheaper, aftermarket on things...

It depends. Going cheaper, aftermarket on things like rotors will give you a cheaper rotor, but one with poor quality that will warp quickly and need to be changed within a year, so you're not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By dukedkt442
Because 1) it'll potentially put your tire in...

Because 1) it'll potentially put your tire in contact with your fender when turning 2) kick up debris on other vehicles 3) decrease the life of the wheel bearings by shifting the weight loading of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By dukedkt442
You can get terminals at any autoparts store. It...

You can get terminals at any autoparts store. It may not be the BMW-style, but who really cares? Get a terminal, clamp onto the cable, tighten cinch-bolt around battery post, done. I did this to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By dukedkt442
Correct of course the o-ring is the seal, but my...

Correct of course the o-ring is the seal, but my experiment was to find how much compression was needed to seal.

I'd always worried of over-tightening because the cap is plastic, and didn't want...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By dukedkt442
I had planned to wait on my water pump too, but I...

I had planned to wait on my water pump too, but I got a code for it 2 weeks before a 3500 mile trip, so I changed it. I got a new BMW pump, ~$450. I recently got a light for the DMTL pump (common...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By dukedkt442
To remove old transmission (or other) seals, I've...

To remove old transmission (or other) seals, I've always used a chisel, pounded in with a hammer at a very shallow angle to pry it up. It's ok to wreck the old seal, just don't gouge the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By dukedkt442
They sell those, in various sizes, at Advance...

They sell those, in various sizes, at Advance Auto and Autozone. I'm glad to read guys tightening until the cap and housing meet, I'd always worried about over-tightening.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By dukedkt442
I've never gone into the transmission on the X3,...

I've never gone into the transmission on the X3, but just went into the transmission on my 442. The seal is NOT an o-ring, but is a metal ring with a rubber flanged inside. To install the various...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By dukedkt442
I'd imagine that the system would perpetually...

I'd imagine that the system would perpetually think a tire was slipping and constantly send power forward.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By dukedkt442
I always do. No extrusion. Correct,...

I always do. No extrusion.



Correct, as I did it by hand on purpose, to see if hand-tight was good enough. I figured it would weep if not night enough, not blow out.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By dukedkt442
Galvanic corrosion will do that. Tip for the...

Galvanic corrosion will do that.

Tip for the future: loosen the lugs and go up and down the driveway a few times (NOT the street), making sure to apply brakes. The wheel will break free. Have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By dukedkt442
I'll be the variance. Both front/rear fluids on...

I'll be the variance. Both front/rear fluids on mine had the same miles on them, and upon draining, while the rear looked clean, the front was markedly darker, perhaps from engine heat. To make it...
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