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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Frenchx3
The two leaks you have are very common. I have...

The two leaks you have are very common. I have done both on mine. The valve cover gasket is much easier the oil filter housing gasket. The vcg is about 1 hour and the ofhg is 3 to 4 hours because you...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Frenchx3
If it's present at idle put it in park and get...

If it's present at idle put it in park and get down on the ground and see if you can narrow down the area the noise is coming from. Maybe have somone sit in the drivers seat to rev the engine a bit....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,775
Posted By Frenchx3
I did my ccv system at about 120k. There were no...

I did my ccv system at about 120k. There were no symptoms but I changed it any way. That did'nt help this problem.

At this point I don't know what is causing this issue. It could definitely be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Frenchx3
You need to recharge your coolant. That's a tell...

You need to recharge your coolant. That's a tell tale sign it's leaking. Make sure you use refrigerant with a leak sealer in it...

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,775
Posted By Frenchx3
I had my adaptation values redone when I changed...

I had my adaptation values redone when I changed the transfer case oil. I had my DME reflashed at the same time. It had no effect on the chugging issue.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,775
Posted By Frenchx3
Let us know what you find when you inspect the...

Let us know what you find when you inspect the actuator.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Frenchx3
I had the same problem on mine. I replaced the...

I had the same problem on mine. I replaced the seal and that did not solve the problem. The problem was indeed the pump. There is a bleeder hole at the bottom of the pumps. If you can get a look...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,775
Posted By Frenchx3
Well....since you posted I figured I would chime...

Well....since you posted I figured I would chime back in. My X3 now has about 154K on it and the chugging is still with me. It comes and goes and I have never been able to make the connection as to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-13-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,664
Posted By Frenchx3
I don't know if a loose plug might throw that...

I don't know if a loose plug might throw that code but I had two loose plugs and no codes at all. If you're smelling fuel at the rear of the car when it is running you may be smelling un-burned fuel...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By Frenchx3
Thanks... I got lucky for once! I'll check out...

Thanks... I got lucky for once! I'll check out what Bavauto has to offer. For now I'm digging the silence!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By Frenchx3
So I had my car up in the air last night to...

So I had my car up in the air last night to evaluate the process of lowering down the exhaust and pulling the heat shielding off so that I could inspect the rear drive shaft, support bearing and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Frenchx3
I had the same exact problem with my key fob. At...

I had the same exact problem with my key fob. At first my problem was intermittent. Sometimes it would work sometimes it wouldn't. I found that smacking the key fob in my hand would often get it to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By Frenchx3
Awesome.... that's great to hear and that's...

Awesome.... that's great to hear and that's exactly what I'm going to do. I figured removing those exhaust nuts could be an absolute nightmare. It's good to hear that you've done it without any...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By Frenchx3
Hi, Thanks for the reply. I figured they...

Hi,

Thanks for the reply. I figured they were pressed in studs and probably a nightmare to get out if you shear the bolts off. I did look up the bolts you were talking about on realoem and you're...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By Frenchx3
Drive shaft noise?

Hi,

I've got an 05 with 154k miles on it. I've just noticed a noise that sounds just like a bad u-joint. I know this sound because I've heard something similar before which turned out to be the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-17-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,664
Posted By Frenchx3
Even though this is an old post I thought I'd...

Even though this is an old post I thought I'd share my story in hopes it might help someone in the future.

I have been smelling fuel intermittently for several months. The smell would be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,360
Posted By Frenchx3
WD-40 is good for freeing stuff up and getting...

WD-40 is good for freeing stuff up and getting rid of water, however it's not the best lubricant. I use a little lithium grease on the door hinges and on the door stop guide (black thing that you're...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,847
Posted By Frenchx3
Hey... if you want a dealership to replace your...

Hey... if you want a dealership to replace your BMW logo for $110.00 so you can do your part to help keep them in business knock yourself out. I personally cannot justify that type of charge when I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 36,281
Posted By Frenchx3
I have an 05 3.0i and just changed the fluid and...

I have an 05 3.0i and just changed the fluid and filter in mine last week. The fill plug on my tranny (I have the GM tranny) was on the same side just above the drain plug. It was a hex nut. I think...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,449
Posted By Frenchx3
Does it feel like it's running ok? or do you have...

Does it feel like it's running ok? or do you have performance issues too?

The first thing most will ask about or suggest are the general tune up categories. Make sure your air filter is clean,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 39,650
Posted By Frenchx3
That is such crap...just another example of a...

That is such crap...just another example of a dealer trying to squeeze as much money out of a customer as possible. I would avoid that particular dealer like the plague. I do understand that they are...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,278
Posted By Frenchx3
What were the symptoms? Did it just stop running...

What were the symptoms? Did it just stop running or was it running extremely rough?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By Frenchx3
The hardest part of replacing the barriers IMO is...

The hardest part of replacing the barriers IMO is removing the door panel. The video link posted above is what I referred to when I did mine. I didn't actually replace the vapor barrier. Mine had...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,847
Posted By Frenchx3
They don't call them "Stealers" for nothing. You...

They don't call them "Stealers" for nothing. You can buy the roundels for cheap online in a myriad of places for a few dollars. The hood roundel is easy to swap but the rear takes a bit more labor to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 39,650
Posted By Frenchx3
I hear ya... I was concerned about doing the same...

I hear ya... I was concerned about doing the same thing. I ended up using a screw driver to pry up the tab several times. I wasn't concerned about breaking the tab because I had a new piece in hand....
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