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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Today, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By bmwbob89
Are you having overheating issues. If not don't...

Are you having overheating issues. If not don't worry about some pressure left in the system. I've noticed over the years that there is some in the system even after the car sits overnight.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-21-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By bmwbob89
You need a new fuel pump if it worked when you...

You need a new fuel pump if it worked when you wacked it. That is how I always diagnose them.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-05-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By bmwbob89
The pick up is definitely different. I put a e36...

The pick up is definitely different. I put a e36 engine in an e39 years ago and had to swap everything over as it was all different. Made the job a pain in the butt. Look on real oem and see if the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By bmwbob89
I just went through this with my 04 X3. It was...

I just went through this with my 04 X3. It was the rear u joint on the main driveshaft. The only way to know for sure it was seized was to remove the driveshaft. Pulled it out and sure enough the u...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By bmwbob89
My 2004 2.5 had a similar issue. Only happened...

My 2004 2.5 had a similar issue. Only happened under acceleration. Vibration type feeling. Not severe but always there. Went away when I let off of the gas. Then after a few weeks it started to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By bmwbob89
Look in the owners manual and L/F door jamb and...

Look in the owners manual and L/F door jamb and see what tires are listed. You can go to tire rack and look up your tires and see what they list.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By bmwbob89
Release the sway bar bolts and it will let you...

Release the sway bar bolts and it will let you pull it open more. Watch you fingers. I lost a thumb nail rushing them at the shop.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-26-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 630
Posted By bmwbob89
Don't mix Delphi and Bosch.

Don't mix Delphi and Bosch.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-20-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By bmwbob89
Make sure the backing plates are OK where the...

Make sure the backing plates are OK where the spring pins lock down with a twist. They may have rusted away causing the problem.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-17-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By bmwbob89
Make sure they are not Chinese axles as they only...

Make sure they are not Chinese axles as they only last about 40k if your lucky. I would go to FCP Euro or another supplier and get GKN axles. They are as good as BMW.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By bmwbob89
Looks like you need an axle. Why do you all think...

Looks like you need an axle. Why do you all think its a steering rack, its an axle.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By bmwbob89
I wouldn't be too concerned if the tires are...

I wouldn't be too concerned if the tires are pretty much worn out. Some part of the tire always wears first. On the fronts it is usually the outside edge. Rears usually wear more evenly. Check the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-12-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By bmwbob89
How many miles are on the tires.

How many miles are on the tires.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,242
Posted By bmwbob89
Just make sure you get a different DME not the...

Just make sure you get a different DME not the one you have repaired. I don't think the ram is replaceable. A few years ago nobody was repairing the X3 DME's.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,242
Posted By bmwbob89
I did a lot of searching and BMW didn't have any...

I did a lot of searching and BMW didn't have any new DME's in the country and they were on backorder. I finally found a company with a couple of them. They coded it and I sent them my key and ews...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,242
Posted By bmwbob89
I would say you need a new DME. 99%. I am not...

I would say you need a new DME. 99%. I am not sure which of those codes mine had but it was one of them. They bought a bunch of DME's with bad ram.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,242
Posted By bmwbob89
Can you get the BMW bulletin number and make sure...

Can you get the BMW bulletin number and make sure you have the correct fault code number. I have a 04 X3 i bought a few years back and it needed a DME. The fault code you posted above doesn't match...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-22-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By bmwbob89
Yes it is an intermittent thing but happens quite...

Yes it is an intermittent thing but happens quite often. After studying the way over-complicated system for weeks I keep thinking I know the answer. Then I find out I am still in the learning...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-15-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By bmwbob89
Today I unplugged the DME and Trans control units...

Today I unplugged the DME and Trans control units to see if I could contact the other control units. No help. I just pulled the L/R Door panel speaker cover and tomorrow I will unplug the top control...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-15-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By bmwbob89
98 M3 Ctop door wan't always open

I have a 98 M3 convertible that the door for the top intermittently won't open. I have a laptop with a GT1 on it and can't access several control units including the top control unit. The top works...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-28-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By bmwbob89
Its the temp sensor for the heater windshield...

Its the temp sensor for the heater windshield washer jets. It plugs into one of the brake ducts.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By bmwbob89
Just replace the bad one. You don't need all 6.

Just replace the bad one. You don't need all 6.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-30-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By bmwbob89
Theres no tires like snow tire in the snow. I put...

Theres no tires like snow tire in the snow. I put 4 on all of my cars and no issues.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 786
Posted By bmwbob89
Find out what the code is. If its bad ram you...

Find out what the code is. If its bad ram you will most likely need a new DME. Have them clear the code and see if it returns. One of my 04 X-3's had this issue when I bought it. I did manage to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By bmwbob89
All US X-3's had X Drive. It was the first US car...

All US X-3's had X Drive. It was the first US car to have it.
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