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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By rav31
Joe, Look at the top of the battery terminal...

Joe, Look at the top of the battery terminal post. You should see a number on it. That will be the year the battery was made.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By rav31
UberXY....I did this a couple months ago. What I...

UberXY....I did this a couple months ago. What I found the easiest, once all the hoses & connectors where released, was to just push the reservoir toward the firewall (away from the front) until the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By rav31
@ GermanT......BMW has been doing this ever since...

@ GermanT......BMW has been doing this ever since about '94 to '95 when the 4.0l V8's came out in the E38 & E34. Probably on others models as well. I had a '95 740i & that's what they recommended...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By rav31
@crak....take it to Advanced & have them check...

@crak....take it to Advanced & have them check the alternator on the car. They can check the whole charging system for free & advice on what they find
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-02-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By rav31
@timgray.....are suggesting that his hard shift...

@timgray.....are suggesting that his hard shift is a result of the transfer case? This shouldn't have anything to do with the transmission shifting, IMO. Neither does changing fluids in the axles....
Forum: Performance 03-27-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By rav31
FS: 2012 BMW M3 custom exhaust

I have forsale (1) BMW OEM 2012 M3 muffler that has been professionally modified by replacing the center crossover baffles with solid pipes, to make the sound more aggressive. Check out the below...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-27-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By rav31
FS: 2012 BMW M3 custom exhaust

I have forsale (1) BMW OEM 2012 M3 muffler that has been professionally modified by replacing the center crossover baffles with solid pipes, to make the sound more aggressive. Check out the below...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By rav31
If I remember right, this screen shot was the...

If I remember right, this screen shot was the original when I pulled it up. I don't think I took a screen shot after changing the service interval. All I did was change the 25000km to about 12000km,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By rav31
If I recall correctly, this can be done via...

If I recall correctly, this can be done via computer. I bought a cheap version of PA Soft V1.4. After installing it on my old computer, I was able to go to the IKE screen & change the service...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By rav31
Sorry you had the issue with the Valvetronics...

Sorry you had the issue with the Valvetronics Actuator. I too did this DIY a couple months ago & used this same video to guide me thru it process. I forgot about the "on-off" step & started the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By rav31
I agree with Supercourse, I am not aware of any...

I agree with Supercourse, I am not aware of any GM transmission in the X3 E83 that doesn't have a drain & fill plug. The filter, P/N 24117593565 is about $65 retail from BMW, plus gasket is $58...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By rav31
Todd, I have the same Engine N52B30O1 - 3,00l...

Todd, I have the same Engine N52B30O1 - 3,00l (194kW) as you; mine being an '07 3.0is. It appears there's maybe 2 options that I'm aware of.
1. Replace to complete valve cover, as BMW didn't allow...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By rav31
Glad to hear you did this DIY replacement. And...

Glad to hear you did this DIY replacement. And yes, we have been blessed by some good video's out there on how to do these things. Not only saving $$ on labor, as our is cheap, but getting the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By rav31
@ Chris....I just did these on my '07 3.0si &...

@ Chris....I just did these on my '07 3.0si & here's what I found. IF you have the black plastic valve cover, you have steel screws & they can be reused. Be careful & get a torque wrench when...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,591
Posted By rav31
@mejim....did the "check engine" light come...

@mejim....did the "check engine" light come on?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By rav31
@Cobral....Look in your owners manual, page 92 on...

@Cobral....Look in your owners manual, page 92 on mine. They show the exact size tires that you have on your car now. I would stay with that size & set up. I too have bought many tires from Tire Rack...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,591
Posted By rav31
@ mejim....did you try plugging the nipple end of...

@ mejim....did you try plugging the nipple end of the diaphragm cap as mentioned above? It would be good to hear if this stops the "whistling" & rough idle BEFORE you order the new part. I would like...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By rav31
I don't think it will but have never tried it. It...

I don't think it will but have never tried it. It will read the VTG module & display this, see pic, but I have not clicked on the reprograming tab. Can anyone else address this? I didn't worry about...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By rav31
@ Timgray....FYI, colder temperatures usually...

@ Timgray....FYI, colder temperatures usually translate into lower gas mileage; which would result in faster countdown on service miles.
If you have the PA Soft 1.4v software, you can go into the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By rav31
I'm sorry, I thought you meant that this was your...

I'm sorry, I thought you meant that this was your drain plug. Now I think I understand that you are looking for this type of "add on" plate with a new drain plug. Is this correct?

Another option...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By rav31
@timgray....I can only imagine. I bet with a good...

@timgray....I can only imagine. I bet with a good snow tire it would be good. I'm sure there's other good 4x4 out there but the xDrive is really unique, and coupled with the DSC, pretty impressive....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By rav31
I don't believe that it's your oil drain plug,...

I don't believe that it's your oil drain plug, which should be to the left of the black oil level sensor. Other's will have to chime in here to ID the part to the right.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By rav31
First time in the snow with the X3

Well, this was the first opportunity that I had to drive our new to us '07 X3 in the slick stuff & I must say that I am very impressed with the Xdrive system. Our drive is a steep incline to our...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,591
Posted By rav31
@sonicboom....Let me clarify this comment about...

@sonicboom....Let me clarify this comment about sonic welded "Diaphragm" cap. This is my opinion only, from what I know about automotive companies, my past 40 years experience in plastic injection...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,591
Posted By rav31
Thought I'd post some of my thoughts about this. ...

Thought I'd post some of my thoughts about this.

1. Looking at the vanos-BMW.com site, the diaphragm cover looks to be sonic welded to the valve cover. We did this at my plastics plant where we...
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