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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,833
Posted By Mtnbiker
Heads up for anyone chasing a phantom radiator...

Heads up for anyone chasing a phantom radiator leak that does not show under pressure test - note that most tests are run 'at running temperture'.
Here's my recent experience... $394 worth.. There...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,207
Posted By Mtnbiker
Here's my recent experience... $394 worth.. There...

Here's my recent experience... $394 worth.. There is a hose betwen engine and radiator at the lower front passenger side. On this hose is attached a temperture sensor. It is attached by way of some...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,981
Posted By Mtnbiker
Here's my recent experience... $394 worth.. ...

Here's my recent experience... $394 worth.. There is a hose betwen engine and radiator at the lower front passenger side. On this hose is attached a temperture sensor. It is attached by way of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By Mtnbiker
Best go have the brakes checked. Break...

Best go have the brakes checked.
Break sensors (the dash lites up) are only on the front right, and left rear wheels. Could have a pinch in the hand brake cable that is keeping some pressure on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By Mtnbiker
Sit in the driver seat with the heater on high...

Sit in the driver seat with the heater on high for 10 minutes and then check for hot spots in the seat. Signs of future failure in the heating pad. Very expensive to fix - unless you can live...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,154
Posted By Mtnbiker
As for the person with reduced sensation in their...

As for the person with reduced sensation in their lower extremities, maybe they were using the heater for their lower back. I do it all the time, even in the summer when my back is sore.

any...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,154
Posted By Mtnbiker
Here's another first hand experience. '05 X3...

Here's another first hand experience. '05 X3 with 44K, and just recently it developed a hot spot on the driver seat, left side bolster. I smelled smoke and felt heat through my jeans and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,413
Posted By Mtnbiker
Don't forget that a change of tires will...

Don't forget that a change of tires will influence gas mileage, as will changes in tire profile due to air pressure.
For myself, I live in a hilly area and have grown accustom to going to manual...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,241
Posted By Mtnbiker
I wish the dealer would have given me a heads up...

I wish the dealer would have given me a heads up on rough roads. It'll cost you $380 to replace a rear spring when about 2" breaks off the lower end. Seems it's a popular theme. Too bad my...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,416
Posted By Mtnbiker
Thumbs up Tires for X3

Just to let folks know, Bridgestone has a new tire listed on their web site for the X3. It is called Serenity. My local tire dealer who deals in Bridgestone said they have been out about 1 year...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,055
Posted By Mtnbiker
Hi, Did your trailer have electric brakes? If so,...

Hi, Did your trailer have electric brakes? If so, how did they perform on your trip?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By Mtnbiker
If you have not gone into the primer, and it's a...

If you have not gone into the primer, and it's a minor surface scratch, I have been very successful with a product called QUIXX Repair System. Try BAVAUTO.com, it's about $20.00. Uses a two step...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By Mtnbiker
I have 2005 X3 with the BMW hitch kit. I don't...

I have 2005 X3 with the BMW hitch kit. I don't think the electronics will modulate the electric brakes on a trailer. I just tried it, and when I touched the brakes, the trailer (from a friend of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2007, 04:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,177
Posted By Mtnbiker
It's been awhile. I did two things: one took X3...

It's been awhile. I did two things: one took X3 back to dealer and had them reset the fan system to factory specs. Seems with fan on low, in the coldest of winter days, the system did not put out...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-28-2005, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,994
Posted By Mtnbiker
Unhappy Autoup on front causes down on rear window

I thought I was going crazy when it first happened.

I was able to reproduce it two more times after I realized what caused it in the first place. Since then it only occurs at random and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-25-2004, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,177
Posted By Mtnbiker
Cold Air from Dash Vents

Well, Went to the dealer with my tale of woe.
They said it should not be happening, but did do two things that seem to have greatly reduced the problom:
1st, the base air flow or speed when the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2004, 03:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,177
Posted By Mtnbiker
Dash vent blows very cold with heat on

Thanks for the previous replys.
However, I have tried moving the temperture wheel to the hot side (3 red dots), and it makes little difference. The air coming in is COLD, almost as cold as the 25...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-21-2004, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,177
Posted By Mtnbiker
Question Dash vent blows very cold with heat on

Just got my 2005 X3 3.0L. Auto Air/Heat control
It's winter here in Connecticut, and very cold lately. When the vehicle is warming up, no air flows from the dash vents. When the engine temp is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2004, 05:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,965
Posted By Mtnbiker
How I dimmed the Passenger Light

If you're handy with small tools, here's a way to reduce the Passenger Air Bag Off light to something more acceptable.
The light can be popped out of it's socket from the overhead console. There is...
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