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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-24-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,820
Posted By mekaneck
I did this a few days ago using NCS Expert, can't...

I did this a few days ago using NCS Expert, can't believe I waited so long to do my first coding job. Unfortunately I have an '07 X3, so can't offer specific advice for 04-06, but not sure why it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,342
Posted By mekaneck
Just a follow-up to this thread... I...

Just a follow-up to this thread... I unfortunately had to do this basically all over again a few weeks ago, because my water pump failed (I only replaced the thermostat the first time). I took...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,855
Posted By mekaneck
Well it looks like I'll be waiting a little while...

Well it looks like I'll be waiting a little while before I tackle this job, it's more involved than I had thought. The camshaft has to be removed, and special tools are required to set the camshaft...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,855
Posted By mekaneck
Thanks for the SIB! I think your guess on the...

Thanks for the SIB! I think your guess on the coils or spark plugs is more likely than my valve theory, but I am still going to do the lifters anyway. The clicking is making a terrible racket....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,855
Posted By mekaneck
I have gotten a P13B6 code on two separate...

I have gotten a P13B6 code on two separate occasions, which from what I can tell is "detonation detection system misfire". My thought process is: when the lifter noise is bad, the valves are opening...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,855
Posted By mekaneck
Lifter replacement - any DIYs?

I purchased a used '07 X3 about 6 months ago. It had 44k miles (now has 52k) and it is making the dreaded lifter noise. Sometimes fairly loud, other times I can't hear it.

Since I have no...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,595
Posted By mekaneck
mhughett - how difficult was the water pump...

mhughett - how difficult was the water pump replacement? I just did the thermostat, but I didn't take the time to see how the water pump was bolted in. Are the bolts difficult to get at? And for what...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,342
Posted By mekaneck
I just used the actual BMW coolant, I bought some...

I just used the actual BMW coolant, I bought some from Tischer (http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=MorePartInfo&PartID=753295&siteid=214672&catalogid=4462) a while back with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,342
Posted By mekaneck
X3 N52 Thermostat DIY

This really a fairly simple DIY, the only difficult part is working in tight spaces. This should take 2-3 hours if you take your time. You'll need:

Either a 3/8" or a 1/4" ratchet
Ratchet...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By mekaneck
Oh, and the dot on the windshield - It's not on...

Oh, and the dot on the windshield - It's not on the E83 windows, and I don't think it does anything on the E46 windows. So it had nothing to do with the problem at all.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By mekaneck
Just an update on this problem. I brought my car...

Just an update on this problem. I brought my car back to the windshield shop, and I talked them into letting me hook up my rain sensor to a new windshield (with my homemade rain sensor extension...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-04-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By mekaneck
Oh, and yes they did plug the sensor back in....

Oh, and yes they did plug the sensor back in. Definitely not a stupid question. :thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-04-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By mekaneck
The sensor on the front of the autodim mirror is...

The sensor on the front of the autodim mirror is to disable the mirror dimming feature during daylight. The sensor for the automatic headlights is integrated with the rain sensor.

Yes, there is a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-04-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By mekaneck
Thanks guys. I had this same shop do my E46 a few...

Thanks guys. I had this same shop do my E46 a few months back and they did a great job (even though it was a non-OEM windshield with rain sensor). From the looks of their handiwork this time they did...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-04-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By mekaneck
Awesome, thanks for that! Can you confirm you...

Awesome, thanks for that! Can you confirm you have both rain sensing wipers & automatic headlights?

That's exactly what my new windshield looks like.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-04-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By mekaneck
X3 rain sensor

Would anyone be so kind as to take a close-up picture of their X3's rain sensor (from the outside of their car, aimed at the rearview mirror area, with good lighting)?

I just got a new windshield...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By mekaneck
The Bentley book should have pretty much...

The Bentley book should have pretty much everything XI-specific that you need to know. I've never heard that about the transmission fluid change, but I have a 5 speed so it didn't apply to me. If...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,333
Posted By mekaneck
I bought UUC camber plates (they are just...

I bought UUC camber plates (they are just rebranded SPC) and sold them in favor of Vorschlag before I put them on. They didn't appear to be high quality, and Kris had a bad experience with them: this...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2010, 04:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,864
Posted By mekaneck
you could opt for 2 ohm 6.5" subs. Not sure what...

you could opt for 2 ohm 6.5" subs. Not sure what the frequency range is that the amp sends to the rear speakers, it might be higher than the range that these will play:

Kicker 6.5" subs...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2010, 05:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,864
Posted By mekaneck
You could wire up both 4-ohm speakers to one rear...

You could wire up both 4-ohm speakers to one rear channel and just not use the other, that is an option. But then you don't have balance (as you noted) and you also don't have stereo sound. You don't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,864
Posted By mekaneck
yea, you can wire up two 4-ohm speakers in...

yea, you can wire up two 4-ohm speakers in parallel to get a two ohm load, but then you'd have a total of 4 speakers in your rear deck. If you can find a place to mount them, then go for it. FYI,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,338
Posted By mekaneck
I'm pretty sure the only way to "enable" the honk...

I'm pretty sure the only way to "enable" the honk is to install the alarm. No alarm = only lights.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,265
Posted By mekaneck
Personally I like the GTR rear that's available...

Personally I like the GTR rear that's available from euro-spec.net (http://www.euro-spec.net/store/product_info.php?cPath=58_37_178&products_id=143&osCsid=e247a2c8e5c585fe1bdd4fd5d596d47b), that's...
Forum: Interior 01-18-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 527
Posted By mekaneck
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,603
Posted By mekaneck
and regarding getting a jack under the car, if...

and regarding getting a jack under the car, if you don't have a low profile jack, just lay down two short pieces of 2x8 (one in front of each tire) and drive up on them. That should give you enough...
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