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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,678
Posted By x3brian
It's best to inquire about goodwill versus expect...

It's best to inquire about goodwill versus expect it. The decision is 100% up to the dealer and in my experience works best at dealers you already have a relationship with.

There are some limits...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By x3brian
Just keep in mind the software on this mirror...

Just keep in mind the software on this mirror remote is older and if you have a lift master/chamberlain opener newer than 2012 you will need a repeater sold by lift master/chamberlain to get it to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By x3brian
Ha! No Honda for me! Yeah I hear you. It's...

Ha! No Honda for me!

Yeah I hear you. It's the risk vs peace of mind equation. My commute is 82 miles one way and worst case is a tow to a dealer 30 miles closer to home on the commute. That's...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 71,332
Posted By x3brian
I got off cheap. $1201 parts and labor at the...

I got off cheap. $1201 parts and labor at the dealer with a new thermostat included.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By x3brian
My n52 water pump lasted 175,500 miles. Of course...

My n52 water pump lasted 175,500 miles. Of course YMMV.

My recommendation don't do anything. When the circuit fails that Tim talks about it fails. You can't predict it. However the good news the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 71,332
Posted By x3brian
175960 -- either water pump or thermostat failed...

175960 -- either water pump or thermostat failed last night...so I guess 175k is the magic number :)

I got the overheat warning within minutes of leaving work and immediately pulled off the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 71,332
Posted By x3brian
One of my favorite models! Enjoy!!

One of my favorite models! Enjoy!!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-20-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,347
Posted By x3brian
I used pentosin dot 4 on my last change but super...

I used pentosin dot 4 on my last change but super is right. 9mm and about 24 ounces.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-10-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 71,332
Posted By x3brian
Mileage Check In...

174k on my 09 will be hit tomorrow.

Just changed the oil filter housing and oil cooler gaskets. While at it I also changed the drive belt, tensioner and pulley for good measure. I also needed to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-27-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 71,332
Posted By x3brian
Mileage Check In...

Oil filter housing gasket finally sprang a leak....

Not bad ....172k for first oil leak. It was even kind and efficient enough to happen 1k miles away from next oil change and two years since...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By x3brian
It isn't really necessary. The n52 doesn't have...

It isn't really necessary. The n52 doesn't have direct injection and as a result doesn't suffer the carbon build issues seen with the turbo charged direct injected motor.

I have 172k on my 09....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By x3brian
There is only one....order the Bentley manual.

There is only one....order the Bentley manual.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Mpg
Views: 1,163
Posted By x3brian
Mpg

You are absolutely right! If my wife drives my x3, 19 mpg isn't uncommon.

I actually thought of something else this morning while filling up...

I am based in California and my car has never...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 30
Mpg
Views: 1,163
Posted By x3brian
Mpg

I'm not trying to start a counter productive octane war but I see similar mpg at those mph ranges with 87 on my x3

I agree 91 is recommended and there are performance benefits. However, I have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Mpg
Views: 1,163
Posted By x3brian
Which freeways and time of day? Traffic and...

Which freeways and time of day? Traffic and speed are to be considered....

I saw a similar drop when I transitioned from Sacramento to Pleasanton via 80/680 to Sacramento to Stockton via 5. My...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By x3brian
Nope. Put that $3800 aside in a bank account...

Nope. Put that $3800 aside in a bank account drawing interest and use it for future repairs.

These are pretty durable cars. If you have made it this far, odds are you are good. Transmission...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-07-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 71,332
Posted By x3brian
Mileage Check In...

I hit 170k this morning on my 09.

Still no issues to report.

Everything still looks and works like the day it had 2 miles on the ODO

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By x3brian
At 100k it's more just shocks and struts. They...

At 100k it's more just shocks and struts. They are basically shot at that point. Tie rods, bushings,ect are more along the 200k point with a suspension refresh.

Check your tire wear? Any wear...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By x3brian
100k - What’s next in the maintenance schedule

I'm in the minority but at 170k on my 09 and I haven't had to replace any of the parts you have listed but the normal wear and tear items (all the fluids and tires...on 4th set).

I still have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By x3brian
Dependable shops for oil changes in Contra Costa?

I worked in Pleasanton for 10 years...I never found one. It came down to two options for me: east bay bmw or do it myself. I did option 1 when it was free and option 2 after although their prices...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,417
Posted By x3brian
DICE MediaBridge & DSP Adapter

Center console requires no tools that I remember to get to the digital connection. Open it up and pull the black inner liner straight up.

You will need to fish your hands to the bottom to find...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 812
Posted By x3brian
If it's done I would let sleeping dogs lie and...

If it's done I would let sleeping dogs lie and find a different shop. They will find a way to explain keeping your $61
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,515
Posted By x3brian
Another water Pump Failure?

Here's another thought....

According to the Bentley manual there is a very specific procedure to bleed your coolant system specific to the n52. When I read it, it was the first I had heard. It...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 812
Posted By x3brian
Rate my bill- Filters, transmission service

Nope. The x3 only has the cabin air filter in the engine compartment. That is a charcoal filter.

The engine air filter is in the engine as well up front.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By x3brian
2007 x3

Every Chrysler I have owned has its own color on issues. :). My wife is driving one now....don't get me started....lol. Even funnier her minivan has the same 4.0l at 88k with no motor mount issues....
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