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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 02:37 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 69,072
Posted By SonicBoom
07 Auto 148K. VC needs replacement due to...

07 Auto
148K.

VC needs replacement due to CCV going bad.

I've noticed both my rear springs are broke, I d not intend to fix that.

Just did rear pads, getting ready to do the front pads and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 09:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,832
Posted By SonicBoom
UPDATE: Welp boys, I have now heard the...

UPDATE:

Welp boys, I have now heard the squeal. Didn't know what it was at the time, but my Indy replicated it this morning whilst having my oil change.

I'm probably going to just bite the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By SonicBoom
oh, and yes, others have the same issue. I don't...

oh, and yes, others have the same issue. I don't think it is a problem for anybody.

IMO, it may be due to looser tolerances and the backlash of the gears. I imagine BMW designed it that way...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By SonicBoom
Just my 2 cents: My 07 does that too. It has...

Just my 2 cents: My 07 does that too. It has since I bought it with 85000 on it. I now have 147K..

I drive 60 miles every day.

Change the diff fluid and forget about it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-20-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,008
Posted By SonicBoom
Wait a minute... The N52 has a IACV??? I...

Wait a minute...

The N52 has a IACV??? I thought the valvetronic did the metering.

I know we have a throttle plate, but I thought that was only used during warm up.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By SonicBoom
Running the fan while the engine is not running...

Running the fan while the engine is not running would be a waste of energy. That's why it does not run.

(The engine is no longer creating more heat)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By SonicBoom
I'm considering pulling the pieces off on...

I'm considering pulling the pieces off on sodablasting them to give them a nice matte finish.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-06-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
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Views: 1,032
Posted By SonicBoom
Yep. I get 28 or 29 at 60 mph... I just wish I...

Yep. I get 28 or 29 at 60 mph...
I just wish I could drive that slow out on the freeway...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By SonicBoom
Mine does that too. (both issues) I've had...

Mine does that too. (both issues)

I've had all fluids, (tranny, transfer, both diffs) changed. No change in noise or shift.

I actually don't minds the noise.. I kinda like it.

FYI, I have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By SonicBoom
It can be. When I use BMW oil, I never have...

It can be.

When I use BMW oil, I never have to top off.
When I use Mobil 1, I need to add about twice between 7000 mile changes.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-10-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By SonicBoom
If you have the sport model, you have the sport...

If you have the sport model, you have the sport bumper.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By SonicBoom
I could use what you got from ECS, and I have the...

I could use what you got from ECS, and I have the cover you need so long as you do not have the SPORT X3.

Wanna trade?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,832
Posted By SonicBoom
OK, I finally got in there. First, my X3...

OK, I finally got in there.

First, my X3 does not have a hose connected to that nipple. The nipple is capped off. Item 25 in this link (...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,252
Posted By SonicBoom
Yep, every symptom you list is a water pump...

Yep, every symptom you list is a water pump failure.
Same thing happened to me.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By SonicBoom
It's the muffler valve. It's no problem at all....

It's the muffler valve.
It's no problem at all. Mine does it too.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=PC93&mospid=49511&btnr=18_0612&hg=18&fg=20
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,832
Posted By SonicBoom
Understood about the sonic weld. I am in plastics...

Understood about the sonic weld. I am in plastics too.

I don't think this part is oem. Look at the difference in the last two pictures. These Russian diaphragms are likely reverse engineered....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,832
Posted By SonicBoom
1. Sonic Weld!! Awesome. I deal with sonic...

1. Sonic Weld!! Awesome. I deal with sonic welds on a daily basis myself [water filters]. Since that cover is round, I think a spin weld would be better, but I digress...
Back to your point, this...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,832
Posted By SonicBoom
I have not done it yet. I am still considering...

I have not done it yet. I am still considering it.

I need to get a good look in there of what it would take to do the job right.

I am going to ask a local shop for an old used valve cover so I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,832
Posted By SonicBoom
yes omg, how in the heck did I not include that...

yes
omg, how in the heck did I not include that in my OP!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By SonicBoom
In days of yore, the idle increased to compensate...

In days of yore, the idle increased to compensate for the extra load. The increase was always excessive in order to be on the safe side.

I'll speculate that with the fine computer control of our...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,832
Posted By SonicBoom
true for the m54, but the n52 diaphragm is...

true for the m54, but the n52 diaphragm is integral to the valve cover.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,832
Posted By SonicBoom
Replace the entire valve cover because the diaphragm failed? Not anymore. (maybe)

Lets begin a discussion.

Problem:

http://www.bimmersport.ca/crank-case-ventilation-system-pcv-ccvv/




So, when this happens, we are forced to buy an entire valve cover. The diaphragm was...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By SonicBoom
private video no can watch. Sent from...

private video
no can watch.

Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 998
Posted By SonicBoom
I have 'em on a 98 Maxima. They are awesome. ...

I have 'em on a 98 Maxima. They are awesome.

They bitch going around corners, but they don't let go.


+1 on the soft sidewalls. They always look low.


I like my pirellis on my x3 too much...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By SonicBoom
I think the OP may be referring to how one has to...

I think the OP may be referring to how one has to replace the entire valve cover when the integrated PCV valve goes bad. This is a known issue on the N52. It causes stumbling and bad idle because of...
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