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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By bluskye
It is the water pump. The thermostat should be...

It is the water pump. The thermostat should be replaced with the water pump. N52 motor, the pump itself is not cheap. Sorry bud.

The engine is designed to limp along without damaging itself in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 390
Posted By bluskye
Exactly. I have the know-how, but not the...

Exactly.

I have the know-how, but not the time to do things. I tend to replace things "while" I'm in there then go through the same motions again.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By bluskye
We have one at slightly under 100k mi. It will...

We have one at slightly under 100k mi. It will be at the age where at least once a year, an item will require maintenance. Could be in any order: shocks, sway bars, gaskets, cam sensors, hvac...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,728
Posted By bluskye
Great info guys.

Great info guys.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By bluskye
Its unlikely the belt is the culprit, its likely...

Its unlikely the belt is the culprit, its likely something is seizing up (compressor/alternator/pulley). Once you find the culprit, you will need to change the belt as well.


You have a N52...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By bluskye
It starts with intermittent squeaks, which turn...

It starts with intermittent squeaks, which turn to constant squeaks, which ends with the blower just dieing.

I lived with the squeaks for about a year now. It was due for a swap.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 390
Posted By bluskye
I guess that coil kit isnt available anymore in...

I guess that coil kit isnt available anymore in the price range. closeist thing is the entire job kit. Coils come to $37/each
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 390
Posted By bluskye
I replaced all my coils on spark plug swap at...

I replaced all my coils on spark plug swap at 100k mi (N52 Motor) when the car would shudder at idle now and then. They will eventually go bust. All is smooth since the swap.

FCP EURO has...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By bluskye
Blower Motor Swap, another PITA DIY with the X3

I thought swapping the rear shocks was a PITA, then I did this blower motor. Everything is impossible to reach without right extensions and sprawling out on top of the engine bay. The car has...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,665
Posted By bluskye
The camshaft position sensors are known to go bad...

The camshaft position sensors are known to go bad on N52 with high mileage. Symptoms include odd idle, odd rpm flux. There are two of them identical that will go bad (intake and exhaust side). I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By bluskye
one end attaches to the control arm, the other...

one end attaches to the control arm, the other attaches to the strut if I remember, very easy to swap out if you buy which part that's broken.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By bluskye
Time to swap out rear shocks : 30mins Time to...

Time to swap out rear shocks : 30mins
Time to rip out interior to get access to rear shock mounts : 2hrs.

HAHAHA.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 73,114
Posted By bluskye
Wow guys, 3 pages spanning 4 years on how to...

Wow guys, 3 pages spanning 4 years on how to change a battery. If you are still wondering how to change a battery at this point, give up.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By bluskye
That DIY is super, awesome info

That DIY is super, awesome info
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,434
Posted By bluskye
One more thing, I went so far as to replace the...

One more thing, I went so far as to replace the front spring pads (lower and upper) cuz I'm looney like that.

2x 31303411795
2x 31331128523

You can get them at bavauto or your dealer via...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,434
Posted By bluskye
Sway bar links: ...

Sway bar links:
http://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-sway-bar-stabilizer-link-front-left-x3-hd-3160600018hd...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,434
Posted By bluskye
Replace front strut hats, and rear shock mounts...

Replace front strut hats, and rear shock mounts (rubber portion). If front sway bar links are orig, replace them as well since they come off the strut anyways.

Nice thing about Bilstein HD is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By bluskye
At 100kmi, struts are gone, period. I wouldnt be...

At 100kmi, struts are gone, period. I wouldnt be surprised the control arms need replacing as well. These things dont last forever, they wear out.

It is not surprising the thermostat went south,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By bluskye
my high beam/turn signals were flashing and going...

my high beam/turn signals were flashing and going crazy on their own
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By bluskye
Obv under factory warranty, the car would have...

Obv under factory warranty, the car would have been maintained by the dealer free of charge. If the used car is at a bmw dealer, they will show you maintenance history if they want you to buy the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By bluskye
FYI, my high beam/turn signal going crazy on...

FYI, my high beam/turn signal going crazy on their own was not the LCM, it was the ride height sensor shorting out

Part - 37146784697

Easy DIY for future reference.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By bluskye
I just had this problem with high beams and turn...

I just had this problem with high beams and turn signals going nuts on their own, even with car off. I thought it was the LCM.

Dealer diagnosed as the height sensor for the adaptive headlight...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-29-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,024
Posted By bluskye
No m54 motor has 2 belts. There are many DIY for...

No m54 motor has 2 belts. There are many DIY for that motor on the site.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-25-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By bluskye
Looks like I have to see dealer. Sucks

Looks like I have to see dealer. Sucks
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-25-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By bluskye
Light Control Module Questions

Hello,
Can the light control module be replaced by yourself or does dealer need to code the module to vehicle VIN, ie easy DIY?
Is the light control module easily accessible under the steer column...
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