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Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 02-05-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,549
Posted By YBBB
DIY Jack stands for BMW (easy way) for $20?

To buy jack stands for BMW is a major headache: it is hard to find and even if you found them, they are all unnecessarily expensive.

There are websites showed DIY BMW jackstands like this one:...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 83,301
Posted By YBBB
As of Nov 17, 2015, the X3 3.0i has 160k on it,...

As of Nov 17, 2015, the X3 3.0i has 160k on it, and still goes strong as first day.
By the way, I have not changed transmission fluids, and transfer case fluids. All these are original. hesitate on...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-16-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By YBBB
Thanks you all for feedback. I checked the...

Thanks you all for feedback.
I checked the coolant temp with OBD reads with cars starting from cold morning for 5 minutes, and it seems that X1 and X3 are similar in term of the speed of warming...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-15-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By YBBB
Engine oil warm up time

I have a 2013 X1 35i, recently noticed that the engine oil temp needle does not move until drove a good 5 miles or more, it will need to drive for 15 minutes to reach to the final temp, which is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,406
Posted By YBBB
Smile Replaced dead battery with brand new BMW...

Replaced dead battery with brand new BMW battery($200 from Morristown(NJ) BMW, buying 8 cases of Motor oil to use $50 off $250 coupon, so battery roughly cost $160), and the car started instantly. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,406
Posted By YBBB
Red face Thanks, I will try to use jump-starter, if not...

Thanks, I will try to use jump-starter, if not working then replace the battery(at least 4 years old) and if still not working, then check starter connection, etc. Will update later.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,406
Posted By YBBB
Help! Parking for a 2 wks trip, X3 wont crank.

I parked the 2004 X3 for a 2 weeks trip, it wont start now, tried jumpstart, with another truck, only got click sounds, no crank, with 'disabled' displayed in the radio freq. LCD display, and the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By YBBB
Thanks, Yes, I plan to replace battery if the...

Thanks, Yes, I plan to replace battery if the battery is bad, but just not sure yet.

And the $tealer said the gasket need to be replaced as the motor oil could be seem on the top of the engine...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By YBBB
Engine gasket replacement?

X3 not driven for 7 days, Battery died.

$tealer checked and said battery dead, need replacement: parts $200, labor $160.

And engine is leaking motor oil, gasket on the first layer need to be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,578
Posted By YBBB
Bought Pirellis Scorpion tire from tirerack...

Bought Pirellis Scorpion tire from tirerack before, the problem is local installation scratch my wheels, with installation fee and no road hazard warranty and all the hassles, the second time I need...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 83,301
Posted By YBBB
Thumbs up Thanks a bunch! :thumbup: PS, gas mileage is...

Thanks a bunch! :thumbup:

PS, gas mileage is about 19 mpg , 70% highway, maybe I need to make tire pressure higher, did not check it for last 6 months or so.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 83,301
Posted By YBBB
2004 X3, 3.0i 89K. :thumbup: Anyone has...

2004 X3, 3.0i 89K.
:thumbup:

Anyone has any idea when to replace transmission fluid and trasfer case fluid? Thanks!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,727
Posted By YBBB
2004 X3, 3.0i, 89K. :thumbup:

2004 X3, 3.0i, 89K. :thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,301
Posted By YBBB
My 2004 X3 does that too, and I have brought it...

My 2004 X3 does that too, and I have brought it to local dealer several times for this problem, does not really help. Eventually, I found out the remedy in my case is just give a little bit of gas,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,984
Posted By YBBB
Thanks, Winter surely is a reason. The other...

Thanks, Winter surely is a reason. The other reason I am actually suspecting was the gas station I went to: it has few customers for the super grade gas, so it has been used rarely, and sometime, it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,984
Posted By YBBB
Mine is 2004 X3 3.0i, and I have noticed the MPG...

Mine is 2004 X3 3.0i, and I have noticed the MPG dropped from 20-21 MIXED to recently 2 months of 18mpg mixed, dealer consultant said it is because of the winter additives in the gas, I have never...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-20-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By YBBB
I lock 2 bikes inside the X3 with the rack I...

I lock 2 bikes inside the X3 with the rack I made, only fold a bigger half of the back seat, so I can carry 2 passengers. And in your situation, I think you also put the rest 2 bikes on the roof. I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-20-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,324
Posted By YBBB
04 3.0I, Tire pressure 37PSI for all 4 wheels,...

04 3.0I, Tire pressure 37PSI for all 4 wheels, 18.5 local, 24 freeway, 21.5 combined.
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics by BAVSOUND 04-23-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 354,865
Posted By YBBB
It works, Thanks, Tom!!! Basically, there are...

It works, Thanks, Tom!!!
Basically, there are two 12 pin connectors behind the HU, and two 6 pin connectors under the center console, and one of the combination works, though it is not the most...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics by BAVSOUND 04-22-2008, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 354,865
Posted By YBBB
The connection in the rear right trunk area has...

The connection in the rear right trunk area has coaxial along with 3-pin and 6-pin connectors, while the connection in the center console only has one 3-pin and two 6-pins connectors(one of the them...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics by BAVSOUND 04-21-2008, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 354,865
Posted By YBBB
It is 01APR04. Thanks. OMG, just realize it is...

It is 01APR04. Thanks.
OMG, just realize it is April fool's day... :cry:
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics by BAVSOUND 04-20-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 354,865
Posted By YBBB
No audio problem when plugged into center console connections

I might be asking a question that has already been answered here, if so, sorry, please point me to the link.

I installed DICE using left rear trunk connection in my 2004 X3 with SAT prep,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,444
Posted By YBBB
You may want to use dice kit. I have a 2004 X3,...

You may want to use dice kit. I have a 2004 X3, and with little work, dice works perfectly in my car.

You can find them here:...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics by BAVSOUND 11-21-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 79,018
Posted By YBBB
Thanks, Tom! I went to the website, and just did...

Thanks, Tom! I went to the website, and just did not see any X3 specific tutorials... Do you happen to know if there are any video illustration for how to install this in X3?

Thanks.
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics by BAVSOUND 11-20-2007, 08:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 79,018
Posted By YBBB
Very nice MOD. Does anyone have try this: ...

Very nice MOD.

Does anyone have try this:
http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/product/519/282/DICE-iPod-Integration-Kit-for-BMW-X3-04---E83-/
It can display TEXT from the iPOD.

Maybe it is...
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