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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 215,227
Posted By Hungarian E30
My 2005 X3 had very bad mechanical noise when the...

My 2005 X3 had very bad mechanical noise when the car had different size tires on the axles by factory recommendations. Our suspicion was the transfer case too (and it was due to the extended tension...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By Hungarian E30
I will. Finally my car gave the check engine...

I will.
Finally my car gave the check engine light. I never thought it will make me somewhat happy. I'll find a reader for codes.
The water pump has been replaced twice by BMW.The second time...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By Hungarian E30
I have one more suspicion. The belt driven water...

I have one more suspicion. The belt driven water pump. It has benn fixed by BMW twice. I also find a youtube video with the same noise. Seem sthe water pump change fixed the noise....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By Hungarian E30
There are two mire possibilities for me, before...

There are two mire possibilities for me, before anything mayor and unfixable.
Vanos solenoids (or I screw up something with vanos. But it is very unlikely because the noise did not change after...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By Hungarian E30
jlex. I pulled the DISA out halfway. (To take off...

jlex. I pulled the DISA out halfway. (To take off the intake booth is a b&$/h. No access to the clamp. )
Seems fine. It is not loose. Spring is loaded.
I did an oil change with BMW oil and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-18-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By Hungarian E30
Good luck. Just follow the steps and double check...

Good luck. Just follow the steps and double check everything. Be aware. The vanos has left threaded bolts holding the pistons on camshafts. When you buy tools you will need a torque wrench capable to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-18-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By Hungarian E30
Solenoids are easy. If you wanna take the vanos...

Solenoids are easy.
If you wanna take the vanos out you should give it a day at first. Some plastic elements must be taken out together with the tower brace to access the head cover. Depends on your...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-18-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By Hungarian E30
Thanks for the input. Did you have any engine...

Thanks for the input. Did you have any engine noise or just the code(s).
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By Hungarian E30
My is a 3.0i with 210k miles. I Will change the...

My is a 3.0i with 210k miles. I Will change the oil tomorrow. Last time the indi shop used thicker oil. I give it a try. I also order a solenoid to swap them around.
The noise comes from the top of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By Hungarian E30
M54 engine rattle

http://youtu.be/t4Jz2krJ_UM

Any idea?

I updated the vanos. Upper tensioner, chain and rail changed. Lower tensioner changed. Main timing rail looks good. Timing set (it was off). Still noisy. ...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-10-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 852
Posted By Hungarian E30
Search for "e30 buyers guide" You will find...

Search for
"e30 buyers guide"
You will find several hits of the list of the most common issues.
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 05-09-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,420
Posted By Hungarian E30
I need on too. Let me know... I have a 89 325iC....

I need on too. Let me know... I have a 89 325iC. I don't know the teeth number... i give it a shot.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 215,227
Posted By Hungarian E30
When my TC acted up it was not just around the...

When my TC acted up it was not just around the corner. I would start with the rear suspension and brakes too. Both my springs were broken.
Beside the TC is under your butt not at the rear of the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-29-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,889
Posted By Hungarian E30
Give me that damn car. Let me play with it. :)

Give me that damn car. Let me play with it. :)
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-29-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,889
Posted By Hungarian E30
Put new tires on that baby.

Put new tires on that baby.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 215,227
Posted By Hungarian E30
No one can tell what is really going with your...

No one can tell what is really going with your car from behind the computer. Some solutions floating around here and there, but nothing certain. BMW keeps it's secrets. My TC problem solved itself...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 215,227
Posted By Hungarian E30
I had the banging noise too and some jerking at...

I had the banging noise too and some jerking at low rpm. I bought a TC with 66k in it, but I did not swap yet, because I did the reset (stated above) and changed to winter wheels and after the test...
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