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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Bufalo
Did the vibration start before or after the RF...

Did the vibration start before or after the RF tires? Those have such stiff sidewalls that they may be transmitting a lot more harshness than normal. Does anything change if your rotate the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Bufalo
I went the route of replacing the entire valve...

I went the route of replacing the entire valve cover to remedy this; seeing an actual repair part has been developed is a nice alternative.

You will need to do one of the two (replace or repair...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-04-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By Bufalo
The motor will re-calibrate itself upon startup...

The motor will re-calibrate itself upon startup after replacement. I "unscrewed" and "rescrewed" mine during valve cover replacement without regard for its initial position. There were no ill...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,045
Posted By Bufalo
Counterpoint - I drove four different 05 and 06...

Counterpoint - I drove four different 05 and 06 models when I was hunting for an X3 back in late 2011. They were fine and all, but when I first drove the 2007 that I have, it was night and day...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,022
Posted By Bufalo
As the four-year owner of a high-mileage 2007...

As the four-year owner of a high-mileage 2007 model, I don't know that any of the "LCI issues" are anything to lose sleep over. Find the nicest, newest one you can in your budget, and don't fret...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,317
Posted By Bufalo
From my experience doing this job in Oct 2013...

From my experience doing this job in Oct 2013 (and my fuzzy memory now) the most complex portion of the job was getting the snake-pit of hoses running down around the pump and thermostat off and on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,438
Posted By Bufalo
My wife and I bought our '07 X3 in December 2011,...

My wife and I bought our '07 X3 in December 2011, it had 82k miles on it. It flipped over 150k two weeks ago. In the time I've had it, I've done the following actual repairs. All of this has...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 43,427
Posted By Bufalo
N52 uses hydraulic lash adjusters that fill with...

N52 uses hydraulic lash adjusters that fill with oil upon engine startup, no manual service is required.

My replacement valve cover came with a full set of bolts already inserted, though that most...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Bufalo
This would not be practical enough to be possible...

This would not be practical enough to be possible Your car is all-wheel-drive.
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-10-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 38,539
Posted By Bufalo
Is there a press release from the manufacturer...

Is there a press release from the manufacturer that can be linked? I haven't found anything official in the news world.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By Bufalo
I've found you have to be pretty deliberate in...

I've found you have to be pretty deliberate in pressing the hatch-release button on the key for it to actually activate. I would imagine that this would be an isolated issue for you. I've never had...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By Bufalo
Just had this fixed on my Mazda, looks like the...

Just had this fixed on my Mazda, looks like the X3 is up next...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By Bufalo
Where on the engine do those pull from (yeah, I...

Where on the engine do those pull from (yeah, I could easily search this, huh?) and do you get to use that gnarly hammer in the process of their removal? I have replaced one of my solenoids, so I'm...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,757
Posted By Bufalo
I would be surprised if the Bavsound woofers are...

I would be surprised if the Bavsound woofers are worth being twice the price in comparison to the Helix or Earthquake products. Heck, I've been satisfied enough with the stock woofers by feeding...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By Bufalo
I like the blackout grilles. Have been thinking...

I like the blackout grilles. Have been thinking about the same thing. I think I'm due for a transmission reset, as well. Now that it's gotten cold, the pesky leak in my windshield washer...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-18-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Bufalo
Occam strikes again!

Occam strikes again!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,163
Posted By Bufalo
So you guys both did the auto-bleed procedure...

So you guys both did the auto-bleed procedure with the heater cranked and it bled out the valve and silenced the "thump-thump?" I've been pondering this for a while now, and had also noticed that it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Bufalo
Hey, yeah, exactly like in that video.

Hey, yeah, exactly like in that video.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Bufalo
I ended up wedging a scissor jack between the...

I ended up wedging a scissor jack between the body and the control arm and creating space. Then a big pry bar was able to pop the spring out.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By Bufalo
I had a blown right front shock and two broken...

I had a blown right front shock and two broken rear springs. I went with Bilstein HD's (best price came from Bav Auto) and Eibach Pro-Kit's (having had experience with those springs on many other...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,452
Posted By Bufalo
141k on an '07 here. I've changed oil every 15k...

141k on an '07 here. I've changed oil every 15k since it became mine in December '11 with 82k. I've done a lot of maintenance, and have had some typical failures, but the work has been easy, the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By Bufalo
I replaced the transfer case gear and fluid and...

I replaced the transfer case gear and fluid and solved this same issue in my '07 for $85.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,981
Posted By Bufalo
I replaced the original battery in my '07 in...

I replaced the original battery in my '07 in February of 2014 with a parts-store AGM piece. I expect to be good for another 5+ years.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,193
Posted By Bufalo
It will settle, no worries.

It will settle, no worries.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,193
Posted By Bufalo
It'd be a decent kit if you were doing the work...

It'd be a decent kit if you were doing the work yourself, but the shop will probably reuse most of the parts listed there. I would recommend new strut mounts, but the rest of it is just extra.
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