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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By rav31
@Chdlrwnabmr.......thank you for tge reply &...

@Chdlrwnabmr.......thank you for tge reply & source information. I checked out the bottom link & it look promising but a little pricey, but you can't have everything. Looks like a nice kit. I do have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By rav31
2timgray......thanks for your reply. However,...

2timgray......thanks for your reply. However, this is a paint, a special "sodt touch" that several auto manufactures used besides BMW. It was a trend and although feels good to the touch, does not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By rav31
Chdlrwnabmr... here's a pic of the window lift...

Chdlrwnabmr... here's a pic of the window lift control panel that I want to paint.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By rav31
Tibbles......i don't know where ur noise if...

Tibbles......i don't know where ur noise if originating but i have a similar noise when letting off the gas between 40 & 30 mph. I have changed front & rear differential fluids, the transfer case...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By rav31
Interior paint source

I want to touch up a couple areas on the inside plastic, gray color, anyone got a source for this BMW matt color gray?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By rav31
How to remove rear storage area 2 tracks

How do you remove the 2 cargo tracks in rear storeage area? I can remove the 2 Torx socket screws but can not get a socket on the "nut" next to the back seat. Anyone ever remove them? Also, how do...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,057
Posted By rav31
Just did this yesterday in our new old addition,...

Just did this yesterday in our new old addition, a CPO used '07 X3 with 73,000 miles. I'm old school when it comes to maintenance on ALL my vehicles. So after getting the car last week, I purchased...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By rav31
@qtac33....BMW doesn't have that option for at...

@qtac33....BMW doesn't have that option for at least this model. You can set auto locking at 3 different speed; I set the lowest speed & the car lock when backing out of the garage but you will need...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By rav31
Joe, Look at the top of the battery terminal...

Joe, Look at the top of the battery terminal post. You should see a number on it. That will be the year the battery was made.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By rav31
UberXY....I did this a couple months ago. What I...

UberXY....I did this a couple months ago. What I found the easiest, once all the hoses & connectors where released, was to just push the reservoir toward the firewall (away from the front) until the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By rav31
@ GermanT......BMW has been doing this ever since...

@ GermanT......BMW has been doing this ever since about '94 to '95 when the 4.0l V8's came out in the E38 & E34. Probably on others models as well. I had a '95 740i & that's what they recommended...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By rav31
@crak....take it to Advanced & have them check...

@crak....take it to Advanced & have them check the alternator on the car. They can check the whole charging system for free & advice on what they find
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-02-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By rav31
@timgray.....are suggesting that his hard shift...

@timgray.....are suggesting that his hard shift is a result of the transfer case? This shouldn't have anything to do with the transmission shifting, IMO. Neither does changing fluids in the axles....
Forum: Performance 03-27-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By rav31
FS: 2012 BMW M3 custom exhaust

I have forsale (1) BMW OEM 2012 M3 muffler that has been professionally modified by replacing the center crossover baffles with solid pipes, to make the sound more aggressive. Check out the below...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-27-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By rav31
FS: 2012 BMW M3 custom exhaust

I have forsale (1) BMW OEM 2012 M3 muffler that has been professionally modified by replacing the center crossover baffles with solid pipes, to make the sound more aggressive. Check out the below...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By rav31
If I remember right, this screen shot was the...

If I remember right, this screen shot was the original when I pulled it up. I don't think I took a screen shot after changing the service interval. All I did was change the 25000km to about 12000km,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By rav31
If I recall correctly, this can be done via...

If I recall correctly, this can be done via computer. I bought a cheap version of PA Soft V1.4. After installing it on my old computer, I was able to go to the IKE screen & change the service...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By rav31
Sorry you had the issue with the Valvetronics...

Sorry you had the issue with the Valvetronics Actuator. I too did this DIY a couple months ago & used this same video to guide me thru it process. I forgot about the "on-off" step & started the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By rav31
I agree with Supercourse, I am not aware of any...

I agree with Supercourse, I am not aware of any GM transmission in the X3 E83 that doesn't have a drain & fill plug. The filter, P/N 24117593565 is about $65 retail from BMW, plus gasket is $58...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By rav31
Todd, I have the same Engine N52B30O1 - 3,00l...

Todd, I have the same Engine N52B30O1 - 3,00l (194kW) as you; mine being an '07 3.0is. It appears there's maybe 2 options that I'm aware of.
1. Replace to complete valve cover, as BMW didn't allow...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By rav31
Glad to hear you did this DIY replacement. And...

Glad to hear you did this DIY replacement. And yes, we have been blessed by some good video's out there on how to do these things. Not only saving $$ on labor, as our is cheap, but getting the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
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, 03:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,902
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, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
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, 01:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,902
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...
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