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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Supercourse
That is badly chewed up! Under that sort of...

That is badly chewed up! Under that sort of situation I normally resort to plumbing tools.

A basin wrench is good as it wraps a serrated arc around the now deformed bolt head and gives increasing...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-19-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Supercourse
Too large in the sense that they are way too tall...

Too large in the sense that they are way too tall for the X3 (even though they are the same width).

The wheels themselves would certainly be O.K. for bolt pattern, ET and center bore - if you...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-19-2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By Supercourse
Sulfur deposits? What gasoline do you use? ...

Sulfur deposits? What gasoline do you use?

Try a bottle of Techron/BMW Fuel System Cleaner when filling up.

Additionally, vehicle's fuel sending units equipped with silver plated resistor...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Supercourse
I thought that because the stock 4" speakers were...

I thought that because the stock 4" speakers were just mid-range and the Alpines are full-range it is best to just remove the stock tweeters or at least don't hook them in?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Supercourse
The Amazon picture says for an E38 (older 7...

The Amazon picture says for an E38 (older 7 series) not for an E83.

Anyway, one of those cases of you get what you pay for.

Amazon would say to their supplier in China, "can you do us some...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By Supercourse
It does happen to the best of online or B&M...

It does happen to the best of online or B&M vendors - pads get put in the wrong box and shipped out to a customer.

If the pads are the wrong shape or the ears are in the wrong place and don't sit...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,017
Posted By Supercourse
This is a key point. A lot of the posts lately...

This is a key point. A lot of the posts lately are from people who have just bought a used E83 that looked good at first but soon had significant issues.

One owner from new isn't any guarantee of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Supercourse
Make sure ALL old gasket removed from mating...

Make sure ALL old gasket removed from mating surface.

Scrutinize the housing to confirm not warped or cracked.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By Supercourse
Opening the bleed valve (when you have a tube...

Opening the bleed valve (when you have a tube connected to it with other end immersed in jar of fluid) makes pushing back the piston easier.
Doesn't affect creep back though.

What condition were...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By Supercourse
Check out this recent post: ...

Check out this recent post: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=916601

Maybe as the car was running during your code checking/clearing something to do with the transmission shifter...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By Supercourse
Are the spring clips on correctly? ...

Are the spring clips on correctly?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5p_xRPXmNk
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By Supercourse
^ Agree partly, but not completely. Yes, no...

^ Agree partly, but not completely.

Yes, no modern engine should be using a qt. every 4K miles (even if BMW dealers say that is normal), but I am not sure that oil change interval is a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By Supercourse
Don't see how you can disable xDrive from fuses...

Don't see how you can disable xDrive from fuses in the glove box as the fuses don't have a one-to-one relationship with a protected component. You would be disabling other important things in the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2016, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Supercourse
When that thermostat breaks it usually means...

When that thermostat breaks it usually means needle-nose pliers to pull all the pieces out of the ET bracket. The thermostat is a firm fit in there with 2 o-rings on that end of the thermostat.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Supercourse
In case you didn't see this old thread, some of...

In case you didn't see this old thread, some of the images might help you with where those lower hoses go to the heater core and the engine block.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Supercourse
Dust shield got bent maybe during wheel bearing...

Dust shield got bent maybe during wheel bearing replacement and now hitting rotor on sharp turns?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By Supercourse
There does not appear to be any evidence that the...

There does not appear to be any evidence that the gear wears out as a normal course of events.

It does seem that wear in one section may be the result of some other problem with the actuator, the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, BMW and Mini as it is part of the earlier...

Yes, BMW and Mini as it is part of the earlier suite of diagnostic s/w that dealers used - scaled down to a self-contained handheld instead of on a laptop connected to a server.

Not familiar with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 926
Posted By Supercourse
I think original post by Sanders meant to say...

I think original post by Sanders meant to say "slow oil leak from valve cover gasket".
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By Supercourse
No, don't replace the actuator gear. Absolutely...

No, don't replace the actuator gear. Absolutely no reason to without the clicking noise.
If it was replaced by previous owner (not necessarily the case) then they made same mistake of not getting...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, the drain is not actually part of the tank...

Yes, the drain is not actually part of the tank but integrated into a separate piece below.

Two flushes with distilled water is a good plan as getting access to drain the block is challenging for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Supercourse
Taking out the easy 8mm. bolts allows you to...

Taking out the easy 8mm. bolts allows you to lower the front part of the tray enough to access the 2 blue drain screws for the rad and the exp. tank.

You don't have to reach back for the fiddly...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-03-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,854
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, there are four T27 screws to take the...

Yes, there are four T27 screws to take the smaller piece off that has embossed on it "Attention: Use of parts other than BMW .....".

Underneath that you then see four more T27's retaining the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-03-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By Supercourse
Depends if other end of the links are swinging in...

Depends if other end of the links are swinging in the breeze or not. If they have just a little free movement then I could see that producing a groaning noise.

The only other option is that they...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-03-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,854
Posted By Supercourse
IIRC on the '04 - '06 its a combination of torx...

IIRC on the '04 - '06 its a combination of torx screws and plastic rivets that hold that front piece on - lever up the center pin on the rivets to free them - then remove that piece to get access to...
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