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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By swapsafari
BTW, the analysis was just the age of the water...

BTW, the analysis was just the age of the water pump and not the engine mount falling off.

Thank you for your feedback here folks!:thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By swapsafari
Yeah, the work has started. I did get some other...

Yeah, the work has started. I did get some other quotes from the reputed BMW Indy's in the area and some where willing to beat the price but a couple of hundred dollars less. Now I told them the same...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By swapsafari
Also, I pulled up the history on the vehicle...

Also, I pulled up the history on the vehicle before I purchased it and the water pump was replaced almost 5 years back. When I had done the cooling system replacement a couple of years back I changed...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By swapsafari
Yes, its an electric pump. He said he was...

Yes, its an electric pump. He said he was surprised that the pump gave up mechanically usually they give up electrically and stop working is hat he told me.

For the price comparison on parts -...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By swapsafari
The shop just gave me a break down of parts and...

The shop just gave me a break down of parts and Labor. Its approx $600 for labor?? If the thermostat is right next to water pump why would he want $150 for it?

I am leaning toward ordering the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By swapsafari
I don't want to be a fool that's why I am seeking...

I don't want to be a fool that's why I am seeking advice from smart people here:)

I am comparing prices for parts online and seems like even the OEM parts would be closer to $550 and then the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By swapsafari
Here is what the mechanic has to say along with...

Here is what the mechanic has to say along with the attached picture. I haven't made a trip to shop myself.

"The collar in the water pump is snapped off. The pump and thermostat will need to be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By swapsafari
Thanks for taking time to reply. I sure will once...

Thanks for taking time to reply. I sure will once I stop by the shop this evening.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By swapsafari
Coolant Leak - Water pump Exploded?

Hi guys,

Pulled the car in the driveway after a 35 mins drive home and saw a big pour of coolant right tracking back just a few feet. Seems like the some sort of explosion happened and all of the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,755
Posted By swapsafari
What a beauty! I might see her around some day. I...

What a beauty! I might see her around some day. I live in the Big-D too and have got an 07 X3 as well but certainly not as good looking as yours :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By swapsafari
Thanks guys! Will let you know how it...

Thanks guys! Will let you know how it goes.:thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By swapsafari
Jumpstarting another car w/ a X3?

Hello guys,

I need to jump start a colleague's car at the end of the work day today. Have not done it in the past with my X3. Was wondering if X3's battery is good enough to jump start other car...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,567
Posted By swapsafari
So it turns out to be the starter. The mechanic...

So it turns out to be the starter. The mechanic checked on the starter by banging it and it cranks a little. He will be replacing it on Monday so I hope there is nothing more to it.:dunno:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,567
Posted By swapsafari
So the mechanic told me that as per his analysis...

So the mechanic told me that as per his analysis car battery is the culprit as it was showing a low charge. I went ahead and replaced the battery as per his suggestion and the car was starting fine....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,567
Posted By swapsafari
Just to follow up guys - So after cursing the car...

Just to follow up guys - So after cursing the car over the weekend I tried to crack the car one last time before calling the Tow company and voila it started! Its cranked up real slow but it did...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,567
Posted By swapsafari
Thanks for the feedback guys. Enjoydriving...

Thanks for the feedback guys.

Enjoydriving - the car does do click sound when I try to start it but that's it no cranking after that. I did exercise the gear box knob but with no success. Here is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-30-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,567
Posted By swapsafari
2007 X3 Won't Start - Battery Shows Full Charge

Hello Folks,

My X3 was cracking slow in the mornings (no cold mornings here) lately. I would drive during the day and the car would crank up fine all day long but would have the same problem the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-08-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By swapsafari
Car Vandalized

Hey Folks,
Need your help figuring out the right part number. My car was broken in :mad: last month with 4 windows broken to steal a GPS!! The car was parked at a public spot for 45 mins most in a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,899
Posted By swapsafari
Thanks a pretty need ad. Had not seen it before....

Thanks a pretty need ad. Had not seen it before. I like the part where he says "BMW has got a special spirit in it" :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,899
Posted By swapsafari
Awesome X3 there! Who said you should not buy a...

Awesome X3 there! Who said you should not buy a car over 100k miles? Heck, I would buy one like this any day!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-24-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By swapsafari
How much you guys paid the Indy shop to do it for...

How much you guys paid the Indy shop to do it for you?:dunno:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-24-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By swapsafari
Considering you have N52 engine, you should just...

Considering you have N52 engine, you should just have one belt. I just had mine replaced at 110K miles and the Indy said it could have lasted even longer as the original belt was in good shape. I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 76,446
Posted By swapsafari
Mileage Check In...

Clocked 111,111 today. Pulled over and took the snap. Hope to see 222,222 someday!377921


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-15-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,477
Posted By swapsafari
Under step 15, this DIY talks about removal of...

Under step 15, this DIY talks about removal of valvetronic. I have not done it myself so don't know much about it.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,464
Posted By swapsafari
Looks like a strong product. No wonder it has 6...

Looks like a strong product. No wonder it has 6 five star reviews on Wal-Mart. It says it can be used with vinyl, floor mats, fabric upholstery, etc. I suppose not for leather, right? :eeps:
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