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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
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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, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
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, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 329
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, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
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, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
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, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
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, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
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, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
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, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
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, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
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, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
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, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
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...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-13-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By rav31
@ jacklegs.....This shouldn't happen unless you...

@ jacklegs.....This shouldn't happen unless you received a defective part. These should last about 8-10 years or 70-100k miles (IMO). You may need to check your radiator cap, as it may be bad &...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By rav31
@sonicboom....here it is on ebay with 100%...

@sonicboom....here it is on ebay with 100% positive feedback; looks like it could be the same company....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By rav31
SonicBoom...Is this the site you are referring...

SonicBoom...Is this the site you are referring to?

http://vanos-bmw.com/membrane-for-cover-n51-n52-n52n-bmw-11127552281
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By rav31
Thanks sinicboom, I was not aware of this. Sorry...

Thanks sinicboom, I was not aware of this. Sorry for my post. Let me see if I can remove it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By rav31
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By rav31
FYI, my '07 E83 3.0si with the 6 speed auto did...

FYI, my '07 E83 3.0si with the 6 speed auto did not have aluminum screws. They are steel. The only reason they say use new ones is that they come with a preload of thread lock on them. You can clean...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By rav31
Found it again on Youtube..... got to...

Found it again on Youtube.....

got to YouTube & search for this "BMW X3 (E83) 2004-2010 Servomotor Actuator - DIY Repair" & you can watch it there.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By rav31
Sorry about that. It wasn't private when I posted...

Sorry about that. It wasn't private when I posted it. Guess Bentley realized that someone screwed up & changed it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By rav31
Walkson 2 wheels.....Yes, I was referring to the...

Walkson 2 wheels.....Yes, I was referring to the eccentric shaft sensor seal.

Here's good video on these gasket replacements.
http://youtu.be/tdtnG1kqtjo
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By rav31
Walks on 2 wheels: Your VC gasket is hard as a...

Walks on 2 wheels: Your VC gasket is hard as a rock right now & needs to be replaced. I have replaced them at 30k & at 130k. In both cases, they were very hard from the heat of the head. Several...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By rav31
Installed coolant reseroir today

Well, I finished all the maintenance on the '07 X3 today. Bought this car with high mileage (130k) from local BMW dealer that had recently been traded in. Was a CPO car, so BMW did all the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By rav31
BMW X3 (E83) 2004-2010 Servomotor Actuator - DIY Repair

Bentley just posted a DYI video on how to fix the Transfer Case Actuator gear.

Thought I'd share this in a new thread since the "sticky" on this has so many pages to it. (22 pages & over 500...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 192,467
Posted By rav31
Just thought I'd sharer with the forum, Bentley...

Just thought I'd sharer with the forum, Bentley just posted a video on how to replace the gear........
http://youtu.be/jsQlV_qw_qc
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