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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-26-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By BlackChrome
Congrats on the purchase! Thanks! The...

Congrats on the purchase!


Thanks! The plastic piece is a support for the side rails.

I also notice that because ever time I drive it, I always wonder why it doesn't sound like a typical BMW...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By BlackChrome
Update: After 1 year and 10K miles...

Not a single thing went wrong and it has been a great vehicle! Just had an 'early' oil change done and wipers replaced. My parents really love it and we are looking forward seeing the next gen X3!...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-24-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,392
Posted By BlackChrome
2008 ZSP with the Michelins. It handled the snow...

2008 ZSP with the Michelins. It handled the snow storms that we had (4 storms in less than 2 weeks) like a champ! Going through 6-inch of snow without breaking a sweat! Driving on ice, however, is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 35,018
Posted By BlackChrome
Glad to hear you got your issues figured out,...

Glad to hear you got your issues figured out, Wingspan. Now, what can you do to prevent it from happening again?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By BlackChrome
I think this is why:

I think this is why:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,446
Posted By BlackChrome
Congrats on the purchase. That's a nice looking...

Congrats on the purchase. That's a nice looking X3! :thumbup: Which used car dealer did you purchase it from (I am in Seattle)?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,132
Posted By BlackChrome
Exactly what my impressions were when I took an...

Exactly what my impressions were when I took an '08 ZSP for a test drive. From reading all the negative impressions on the Sports suspension, we almost skipped the ZSP! Soooo glad a simple test...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-30-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,496
Posted By BlackChrome
X3 wheel torque spec

I remember BMW had a bulletin for the wheel spec, it was 87 lb ft., +/- 7 (that was from '03 though).

I was just reading the owner's manual ('08), and it said '101 lb ft/140 Nm'.

Which one...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-29-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By BlackChrome
I think somehow you got sent the wrong year. ...

I think somehow you got sent the wrong year.

'00-'01 Coupes: clip in
'02-'03 Coupes: screw in
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-28-2008, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By BlackChrome
Makes sense, but it makes things complicated for...

Makes sense, but it makes things complicated for us 330Ci owners. :p


ETK (BMW Parts Catalog) described it as 'Titan', not 'Titanium Silver Metallic', so I'd assume it's different.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-27-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By BlackChrome
I'd assume so. Too bad I didn't get a chance to...

I'd assume so. Too bad I didn't get a chance to figure that out when I took mine off.


Weird! Checking both RealOEM and BMWfans, they both listed one option: primed. That makes no sense...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-27-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By BlackChrome
No tools needed for #2. A Philips screw driver...

No tools needed for #2. A Philips screw driver for #5.

See Steps 1, 2, 3 & 4 in this DIY (http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/howtodetail.php?howto_id=40).
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-27-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By BlackChrome
E46 wheels on E83

Had some free time today so washed the X3 and decided to take the wheels off and do a coat of RejeX (http://www.corrosionx.com/rejex.html). Wanted to do one side at a time so just threw on my stock...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-27-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,477
Posted By BlackChrome
Yes, it does. See that little solenoid next...

Yes, it does.

See that little solenoid next to the right side of the right exhaust tip?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-27-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By BlackChrome
What I want to know is, who has a manual...

What I want to know is, who has a manual transmission? :eeps:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-27-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By BlackChrome
If you have the fund, get the OEM. The replicas...

If you have the fund, get the OEM. The replicas never looked right.

Take a look at this thread (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=566035).
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-27-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,477
Posted By BlackChrome
The Sport Pack (ZSP) is not the same as the...

The Sport Pack (ZSP) is not the same as the Performance Pack (ZHP).

The vacuum device is located to the RIGHT side of the muffler.

http://static.bmwfans.info/images/epc/ODU5OTNfcA==.png
Forum: General BMW 11-23-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By BlackChrome
I just cheeked the DCS for you, and it has: ...

I just cheeked the DCS for you, and it has:

Exterior: TITANSILBER METALLIC
Interior: LEDER AMBIENTE/SCHWARZ
Production date: 2006-02-03

Sport Pack
Cold Weather Pack
Premium Pack
PDC
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,744
Posted By BlackChrome
Do you get more speeding tickets during the day...

Do you get more speeding tickets during the day because the police 'have a brighter, clearer view of your license plate'? :dunno: ;)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By BlackChrome
While I was washing it last weekend. I saw a door...

While I was washing it last weekend. I saw a door ding on the passenger side front door! :mad: It has only been 3 weeks since we took delivery! :bawling:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,368
Posted By BlackChrome
Love that Tabacco interior! :thumbup: ...

Love that Tabacco interior! :thumbup:


Tell me about it. IMHO, I don't think it's very user friendly. Makes me wish it had an iDrive! :eeps:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By BlackChrome
Thanks for the compliments, everyone! :) ...

Thanks for the compliments, everyone! :)


I was surprised as well. They all had Xenon and ZPP, too. I think 2 of the ZSPs even had 19's.


I agree. I like how it rides, even with the 18's. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2008, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By BlackChrome
Happy new '08 X3 owners

Hi all! I have had my E46 for 5 years now but this is my first post in the X3 forum.

My parents had been wanting to get a small SUV since last year. About 2 months ago, I took a job offer as a...
Forum: General BMW 11-11-2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By BlackChrome
According to RealOEM.com, if the part number...

According to RealOEM.com, if the part number labels (7 digits) are correct, they are both ' BRUYERE CLUB '.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-07-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By BlackChrome
What are the specs on the wheels (offset and...

What are the specs on the wheels (offset and width)?
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