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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 08:13 PM
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Posted By Supercourse
Depends on whether you have HID or halogen...

Depends on whether you have HID or halogen headlights, and if you have DRL activated.

At a guess, you have HID (bi-xenons), don't have DRL, and you have the programmable option Pathway Lighting...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-18-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Supercourse
Can't imagine how that would work, unless the...

Can't imagine how that would work, unless the transfer case was sitting much further forward and had a L and a R output shaft for the front axles.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-18-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, they do. That would be a 2004 model year,...

Yes, they do. That would be a 2004 model year, even if the manuf. date shows 2003.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-17-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Supercourse
If you are going to do the front diff as well as...

If you are going to do the front diff as well as the rear diff - don't think 1qt. will be quite enough.

Be prepared to do a new valve cover gasket when you find oil in one (or more) spark plug...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By Supercourse
Cleaned out the dipstick tube?

Cleaned out the dipstick tube?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Supercourse
From your other thread, where you mention the...

From your other thread, where you mention the Lexus RX330 and Toyota RAV4 were the first ones on your short list to buy an SUV, I think we are getting too far ahead of ourselves.

It sounds to me...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By Supercourse
For the record, VTG comes from Verteilergetriebe...

For the record, VTG comes from Verteilergetriebe - German for transfer gear.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-12-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Supercourse
The vent pipe into the valve cover is probably...

The vent pipe into the valve cover is probably O.K. but worth checking.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-11-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Supercourse
Haven't messed around with sound systems for...

Haven't messed around with sound systems for ages, and I may be behind the times, but .......

aren't those European ISO harnesses more like $15? And if you want an easy and neat install you have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-11-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Supercourse
Just as much an E83 problem as an E46 one. ...

Just as much an E83 problem as an E46 one.

Likely incidental to the spark plug replacement - unless the crankcase vent valve (CVV) tubing that goes into the valve cover got damaged in the process....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Supercourse
If you have DSP equalization options (concert...

If you have DSP equalization options (concert hall, etc.) on your stock radio then you have 10 speakers (the 2 extra are tweeters in rear doors).

The speakers and amp are wired differently from...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Supercourse
There has been some indication in the past that...

There has been some indication in the past that the BMW kits can be faulty.

Hard to see that the supplier would ship them out without testing them, but given there's a resistor patched in there...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Supercourse
1. Keep in mind that after unlocking doors,...

1. Keep in mind that after unlocking doors, there is a feature that if button is held down all the windows open fully.
(Intended of course for when walking up to your car on a really hot day on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-07-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Supercourse
The one flap that the 3.0 M54 has that the 2.5...

The one flap that the 3.0 M54 has that the 2.5 M54 doesn't is the vacuum-controlled one in one of the tailpipes.

Given its failure rate and questionable usefulness (exhaust note modulation?) you...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-07-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By Supercourse
Still not clear which company Sandrew ordered...

Still not clear which company Sandrew ordered from.

The only Bavarian Auto I can see in California is Bavarian Auto Recyclers in Rancho Cordova.
Terrible reviews on the 'net and a damning BBB...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-07-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Supercourse
1. Yes. Protected by separate fuses (attached) ...

1. Yes. Protected by separate fuses (attached)

2. I'd say fuses are not the problem.
Treat as 2 separate issues.

a. Heated rear glass. Look for intact connector at glass. Look for damaged...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By Supercourse
Did the expansion tank come off its seat quite...

Did the expansion tank come off its seat quite easily? Or did you need to be innovative such as using a jack underneath it, or taking out the entire tank and bracket assembly and removing the tank...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Supercourse
Possibilities: 1. the pump for the rear...

Possibilities:

1. the pump for the rear washer has a corroded electrical connector

2. the pump for the rear washer is dead and needs replacing (most likely)

3. the pump is fine but the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Supercourse
For an electric water pump, I get the impression...

For an electric water pump, I get the impression it is either working 100% or it's completely dead - no in-between as with a traditional mechanical water pump.

And if it had failed you would soon...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Supercourse
The fact that you are now getting heat means that...

The fact that you are now getting heat means that the thermostat was the problem and it had failed in the open position as intended.

Maybe your scanner doesn't erase that particular code even if...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Supercourse
A few other people had this problem, either when...

A few other people had this problem, either when installing AUX with the cable kit, or when trying to use AUX in a model that had it as factory install.

Unfortunately no one has definitively...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By Supercourse
Check the Owner's Manual - the SES light or CEL...

Check the Owner's Manual - the SES light or CEL isn't triggered by a low oil level (separate warning light for that).

Two separate issues (probably):

1. Low oil level - don't know what oil...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By Supercourse
babo doesn't have an electric water pump. ...

babo doesn't have an electric water pump.

The black, cross-headed, bleed screw on the upper hose is used for bleeding air out of the coolant system. But this sounds like there is a leak.

Most...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-30-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Supercourse
^ That's what I was thinking - if it's just an...

^ That's what I was thinking - if it's just an inch or two of the pigtail then the spring may not warrant replacement.

If it's half a coil then I suppose even if it doesn't affect performance...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, when it's blown I think you can see...

Yes, when it's blown I think you can see something sticking out of the black case.

AFAIK, they have been known in rare cases to blow for reasons other than full airbag deployment.
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