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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-10-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 164,316
Posted By brunke
plastic!!!

Years ago, it was discovered that nylon toothed cam gears experienced rapid aging in a hot oil environment. If this is happening with the gear in question, the area that is worn is just where it was...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,169
Posted By brunke
Where do you buy a manual? This is the first...

Where do you buy a manual? This is the first vehicle I have ever owned without a manual. The online one that I subscribed to was very poor.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,601
Posted By brunke
One other note. We recently took a trip, about...

One other note. We recently took a trip, about 2500 miles and I changed from 87 to 89 octane gas. This time, the mileage went up 3 mpg consistently for 3 tankfuls and the P0171 and P0174 codes...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,601
Posted By brunke
You can take the car to Autozone and they will...

You can take the car to Autozone and they will read the code and erase it - no charge. I bought a code reader from Autozone many years ago and it has repayed the $80 just in gas that it would take...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,116
Posted By brunke
headliner

Please send me the headliner removal instructions also
Thanks
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 361
Posted By brunke
rear bumper repair

Thought I'd share this with anyone who needs help. I wanted to remove the rear bumper cover to pop out a dent in it (plastic). If you check the instructions found on other threads, here are a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,169
Posted By brunke
sunroof failure

I thought that the likely reason for the sunroof failure on our 05 X3 is due to the poor control system. It got out of sync first and then broke. It's easy for a system that counts stepper motor...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,169
Posted By brunke
sunroof repair

The site wouldn't come up - message said it didn't exist. Sure wish it did!!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,852
Posted By brunke
taillight trick

Open the hatch. you need to remove the tall, narrow carpeted panel just inside the compartment. It is secured at the top with a spring loaded clip. You can just pull it out but it is easier to use...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,169
Posted By brunke
Sunroof misery

When the panoramic sunroof on my wifes' 07 X3 stopped, she took it to the dealer and yes they wanted about $3,500 to replace it. I checked and there are no limit switches or positive control devices...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By brunke
My serpentine looked the same at 90K and the AC...

My serpentine looked the same at 90K and the AC belt looked new - no wonder if you look at the route the serpentine covers. The belt from Pelican Parts was cheap, quiet, fit......
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,465
Posted By brunke
Try swapping the electrical connectors between...

Try swapping the electrical connectors between the two pumps. If it is the pump, the front will wash instead of the rear and vice versa. If not it is a problem similar to what I'm chasing. One one...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By brunke
washer pump

I have an 05 X3 with the same problem. Could not find a relay anywhere. How did you know where to look?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-01-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,939
Posted By brunke
federql gas

The safest thing to do is pay more and buy gas that has no ethanol. On the Gulf coast it is advertised sometimes as fuel for boat motors as the ethanol is so devastating to those motors. The added...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By brunke
I checked the pumps for continuity - OK - they...

I checked the pumps for continuity - OK - they only have two connections. They pull current when you connect them to a battery but won't spin. The local auto parts store lists a generic pump as...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-25-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,624
Posted By brunke
Electrical heaven!

I have a problem with washer pumps and caused some others doing a temporary fix. I wired a toggle switch to operate the pump and ran wires through the dash panel assembly. In the process, I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-25-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By brunke
code fix

The codes that are common to the group covered in federal law can be cleared with an ordinary code reader available at Autozone, etc. Actually, they will come out and hook up to read the codes and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-25-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By brunke
washer pump

Does anyone have any experience with washer pumps? Both of them quit. When I remove them and power them up with 12V, they draw current but don't run. There is no output at the connectors in the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-25-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,939
Posted By brunke
Hype

I ran a 2000 Jetta for 140,000 miles and tried different grade fuels with no perceptable change - a dealer mechanic said it was a great idea because he would get paid to clean my injectors - never...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-25-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By brunke
The Vanos line was a weep. The leak was the...

The Vanos line was a weep. The leak was the gasket between the oil filter housing and the block. No wonder - the machining on the face of the housing is pitiful - BMW should be ashamed. At the end...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-19-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,762
Posted By brunke
Tires

Our 05 came with Pirelli Scorpions. Replaced them at 60K. Scorpions were about $1050. My buddy with a tire store sold me Pirelli P0s for about $650 and guaranteed that I would be happy. At 85 mph...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By brunke
engine bay leak

I'm still chasing my leak. I cleaned the engine with a citris based cleaner. the leak is slowly showing up. There is a hose that connects to an adaptor bolted to the cylinder head near the top on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By brunke
engine bay leak

I have an 08 with an oil leak showing up near the front of the engine. The oil is red. Is the transmission oil red? I haven't found the source of the leak yet or checked transmission level.
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