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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,593
Posted By croat
Friend's 05 X3 2.5 has the same issue. Most of...

Friend's 05 X3 2.5 has the same issue. Most of the times, there are long cranks before it starts. Then it seems to sputter a bit then idle normalizes and all is well. At rare times, it starts right...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,989
Posted By croat
Happened to a friend of mine with X3 (I repair...

Happened to a friend of mine with X3 (I repair his X3). We decided to get it closed and then pull the fuse and not mess around it. Seems like a very tedious and expensive job to fix it
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By croat
It actually idles really well once it starts. But...

It actually idles really well once it starts. But cranks are long and it sputters at first. I guess I can send him to shop to have smoke test done.

Haven't checked MAF. Any particular test/what to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By croat
05 X3 2.5 - Long cranks at startup

Friend is having some issues for a while now with starting up his x3. When trying to start up the car, it cranks for a while then sputters a bit, then engine starts to work normally. It's so bad that...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-05-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,837
Posted By croat
Amazing writeup. Does the cap on expansion tank...

Amazing writeup. Does the cap on expansion tank need to be on or off when doing the bleeding?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 06-04-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,607
Posted By croat
My 02 6-Speed M3 has been really reliable since I...

My 02 6-Speed M3 has been really reliable since I got it last April. One thing is...I would never own used BMW, especially M3 if I wasn't working on them myself.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By croat
Update. New driveshaft came in. Replaced it in 15...

Update. New driveshaft came in. Replaced it in 15 mins. Didn't need any output flanges. Just an FYI for everybody

U-Joint on old DS was completely shot and had it been driven little bit more, it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By croat
The U joint on driveshaft side that goes to...

The U joint on driveshaft side that goes to transfer case is shot. No need to get 2nd opinion on that. The question here was about having to buy new output flange with new driveshaft, as per blurb...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-13-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By croat
Well I am just going by RealOEM and what Dealer...

Well I am just going by RealOEM and what Dealer said when I called them.
I am the one that diagnosed bad U joint and while searching for driveshaft replacement I found the little blurb about...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-13-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By croat
Need to replace front driveshaft - Why do I need to swap output flange

Folks,

2005 X3 2.5
Been chasing down used front driveshaft and not finding really good deals on.
Also no one can rebuild them, so I decided to buy new DS from Tischer BMW

RealOEM says...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-26-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,182
Posted By croat
Are those BBS-CH wheels? I got em on my M3

Are those BBS-CH wheels? I got em on my M3
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By croat
Update. Got the connector but it looks like I...

Update.
Got the connector but it looks like I need two order 2 prongs that go at the end of each wire.
Anyone got part numbers for those?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By croat
Right here ...

Right here
http://www.eaceuroparts.com/content/tech-articles/bmw/bmw-m62-and-m62tu-timing-chain-rails-parts-list/

You can also buy from him
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By croat
Again, I need help getting the connector part...

Again, I need help getting the connector part number. Sensor is brand new and OEM and it tested good. Issue is somewhere in wiring harness that goes from connector that plugs into ABS sensor to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-30-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By croat
Part number look up help - Connector on wiring harness that plugs into front ABS snsr

Folks,

Car has dreaded ABS lights and when I scan it it tells me that front right abs sensor wire is the issue.
I tested the sensor with DDM and it checks out so I know it's not that.
I looked...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-11-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,586
Posted By croat
Major ownage at E46Fanatics

Here's the story.
This anoying girl asks for someone to do her homework in exchange for nudes. We knew she was full of **** (about the nudes)

So she provides ppl with login and password to her...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 10-14-2006, 06:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By croat
WTB: 17" Steel Rims for E46 330i

Anyone have these for sale? Just need the rims. Thanks
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