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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-22-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Supercourse
Requires dealer programming (unless you have the...

Requires dealer programming (unless you have the BMW DIS s/w on a laptop and the required cables).

A well-equipped independent shop might do it for about $90, or > $100 at a dealer.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-22-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Supercourse
You don't have an alarm system (unless an...

You don't have an alarm system (unless an aftermarket one has been added - hopefully not the case).

There is no audible locking option for the E83 - it's your side-marker lights flashing or...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Supercourse
My guess is that your battery is either failing...

My guess is that your battery is either failing or is not getting properly charged while driving for some reason.

This could be the cause of at least some of your symptoms. (The CD player problem...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Supercourse
If you have the premium sound with DSP, replacing...

If you have the premium sound with DSP, replacing the head unit is not the relatively simple operation it is with the standard system - and I think requires replacement of the amp. and rewiring of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Supercourse
+1 and it must have been a drive axle it needed. ...

+1 and it must have been a drive axle it needed. A transaxle such as for a Mini or something would really have cost.

Foresters are good providing Subaru has for sure put their head gasket...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By Supercourse
Flat-rate time appears to be 2.5 hrs., so with...

Flat-rate time appears to be 2.5 hrs., so with approx. $90 O.E. parts (incl. the 15 grommets) about $450 + tax at dealership, $375 at independent, and < $100 DIY.

For DIY you have to decide if...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 411
Posted By Supercourse
I hear that pressing the new tank fully onto its...

I hear that pressing the new tank fully onto its seat in the bracket can take nearly as much effort as the removal.

Some fresh coolant on the mating surfaces and maybe a block of wood underneath...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 411
Posted By Supercourse
You have the option of unbolting and removing the...

You have the option of unbolting and removing the entire bracket that the tank slides onto and then separating the tank itself on the bench.

Not sure if there are any disadvantages of doing it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By Supercourse
^ Should be really good in the white stuff as...

^ Should be really good in the white stuff as they are re-branded Gislaved NordFrosts, and the Swedes know a thing or two about snow.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Supercourse
The 2004-06 models didn't have the ability to...

The 2004-06 models didn't have the ability to turn off just traction control like the 2007-10's do.

Pressing the DSC button in the earlier models is not the 2-stage option as in the later models...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 415
Posted By Supercourse
The air intake hose for the 2.5 engine is longer...

The air intake hose for the 2.5 engine is longer than the one on the 3.0. (And costs more!)

Don't know if this makes it more prone to crack from flexing over the years, nor whether it makes it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-18-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 411
Posted By Supercourse
The o-rings in the hose don't look like your...

The o-rings in the hose don't look like your normal ones. They seem to have an oval profile. Haven't heard that they are routinely replaced - more considered integral to the hose.

Along with the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-18-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Supercourse
O.K., now I understand your question. As...

O.K., now I understand your question.

As mentioned earlier, that can happen - outboard pad wears quicker if the caliper pins get sticky.

You can then re-use the sensors when new pads go on, but...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 415
Posted By Supercourse
Here's the Bremi voluntary recall notice, but you...

Here's the Bremi voluntary recall notice, but you probably have Bosch coils or would have had a problem before now.

It affected 2004 and 2005 E83 models up to Dec. 2004 build date.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 415
Posted By Supercourse
Doesn't the Owner's Manual recommend driving off...

Doesn't the Owner's Manual recommend driving off after about 30 secs. rather than letting it idle for 3 or 4 minutes? I think your daughter is doing it right.

As long as you are easy on the gas...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Supercourse
I think we are talking at cross purposes. ...

I think we are talking at cross purposes.

First things first. We are talking about the brake pads icon that appears between the speedo and rev counter (i) momentarily when you first turn the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Supercourse
If it came with an actuator that you are going to...

If it came with an actuator that you are going to keep on there, a BMW dealer or an independent with the required computer can program it - otherwise xDrive does not communicate with the actuator..
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Supercourse
For my 2004 it is definitely a 16mm. But might...

For my 2004 it is definitely a 16mm. But might depend on year and who supplied the boxes to BMW.

There does seem to be variability in the capacity too. Mine drains out 0.7L and takes 0.7L before...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By Supercourse
I think your key and the EWS/immobilizer is the...

I think your key and the EWS/immobilizer is the least likely cause.

The most likely is the battery - it has enough to power lights etc. but cannot supply the large draw for the starter.
Could be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By Supercourse
I think you are in the wrong forum, Lycan. We...

I think you are in the wrong forum, Lycan. We E83 people wouldn't have runflats even if they were giving them out free.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Supercourse
Are the present symptoms the same as the original...

Are the present symptoms the same as the original symptoms?

They mostly point to the electric fan - was this the first in your replacement order, and did you confirm that the original was dead?
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Supercourse
But we still don't have enough information. The...

But we still don't have enough information. The 60 series tires on the rear could be 215/60's (that is narrower, but still the same height - it was the base size for the E83 in Europe and other...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 716
Posted By Supercourse
I doubt the local garage had the BMW GT1/DIS or...

I doubt the local garage had the BMW GT1/DIS or whatever to interrogate the detailed chassis and body modules. But maybe he had a handheld one like I linked to earlier. Dunno.

For the dashboard...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Supercourse
The stock sensors are a compromise as they only...

The stock sensors are a compromise as they only are fitted to RR and LF, not all the corners, and inboard pads only. So outboard pad could wear abnormally through sticking and the sensor would not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Supercourse
Thx for the update. Any signs of a crack once you...

Thx for the update. Any signs of a crack once you got the old tank off?

Even though OEM expansion tanks have a shorter life than we would like, this is one case where an aftermarket choice...
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