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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By bluskye
Entire dash has to come out. Oh, its a once...

Entire dash has to come out. Oh, its a once piece dash too =)

Its a big job.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-19-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,564
Posted By bluskye
The BMW VCG gaskets do not last long. I agree. ...

The BMW VCG gaskets do not last long. I agree. I think I can get 40k-50k max out of them until they start to break down.

Is it a critical item to fail? No, you can live with a weeping gasket...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By bluskye
They prolly didnt put back on the level sensor or...

They prolly didnt put back on the level sensor or broke it putting in front struts. It should be connected to the front control arm (forgot if passenger or driver side).
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By bluskye
Put a screw driver through the coil "hole" that...

Put a screw driver through the coil "hole" that happens to be the fastner. Yank it upwards a few times with both hands. It will break.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-06-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By bluskye
#5 coil seems to fail commonly. Most likely due...

#5 coil seems to fail commonly. Most likely due to engine design heating that coil up more then others.

Replace sparks and coil at 100k ish.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,326
Posted By bluskye
The Lesjofors springs worked like a charm. ...

The Lesjofors springs worked like a charm. Everything on the suspension has been swapped out since ownership with exception of the front springs!

Car is gliding over bumps with no noise with new...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,326
Posted By bluskye
My rear springs are being shipped via amazon...

My rear springs are being shipped via amazon vendor. They will be put in when the mechanic overhauls all the control arms/tie rods on the car.

Thanks for the tip saving me $$.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By bluskye
$40 ground strap, nuff said. Fixed my problems...

$40 ground strap, nuff said. Fixed my problems like magic. Whatever the position on the X3, it seems to be exposed to salt/corrosion more then my E90.

For reference for those who want to know:...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,255
Posted By bluskye
Suppliers do in fact make a special sauce for pad...

Suppliers do in fact make a special sauce for pad material for each Manufacturer to their spec. All the "OEM" pad material sold on the after market is just generic recipe that gives them a bit more...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By bluskye
My wife and I have lived in Chicagoland for most...

My wife and I have lived in Chicagoland for most of our lives with severe snow/cold. The X3 is her car. I ask her regularly when it snows bad, "How was the car?". Her responses is "I'm never...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By bluskye
The blower has to put in right orientation. Its...

The blower has to put in right orientation. Its a total PITA to replace that dam thing. That tech wont make that mistake again.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-15-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By bluskye
Dont you replace both one one goes out anyways?

Dont you replace both one one goes out anyways?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-14-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,538
Posted By bluskye
After 30ki with Bilsteins HD installed with stock...

After 30ki with Bilsteins HD installed with stock springs, the Bilsteins are performing great. I cannot detect any degrade in performance. The shocks still have a firm compression, and dont let the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By bluskye
Happy to report the new cable did improve cold...

Happy to report the new cable did improve cold start. The car is now starts consistent with a warm start. The X3 always was a lazy starter, but at least its consistent now.

The cable was not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,947
Posted By bluskye
If you dont have money to replace... how about...

If you dont have money to replace... how about just leave it alone and let it peel?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By bluskye
Thanks for the tip! FCP Euro just posted this as...

Thanks for the tip! FCP Euro just posted this as a tip as well. Ordered the $20 part, hopefully it fixes the long crank issue (even though battery is fresh). Looks like its near the rear of the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By bluskye
You are correct, any electric glitch will fire a...

You are correct, any electric glitch will fire a water pump fault on the new motors with electric pumps.

The delphi coils should be fine, my guess is you will get rid of the vehicle before you...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By bluskye
Its $150 for a decent Interstate Megatron Plus. ...

Its $150 for a decent Interstate Megatron Plus. Who wouldnt want a battery branded "Megatron"? I believe Costco and Firestone carry Interstate along with other establishments.

The N52 variant of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By bluskye
You cannot put electric pump on a US based 2006,...

You cannot put electric pump on a US based 2006, it has a completely diff motor.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By bluskye
Bosch is the supplier for most of the electrical...

Bosch is the supplier for most of the electrical on your car. It should be fine.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By bluskye
Its ~$130 for BMW recipe front pads and ~$84 for...

Its ~$130 for BMW recipe front pads and ~$84 for rear pads, any savings over 50k-70k miles isnt much of a savings and basically a waste of time/money if you have to redo with decent pads. I have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By bluskye
You got crappy pads put on it. Prolly the...

You got crappy pads put on it. Prolly the "dustless" kind so many love.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-27-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By bluskye
Its true, this happened to our car when it got...

Its true, this happened to our car when it got really cold, the sensor went bust. People got out of our way thinking we were a police car.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-26-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By bluskye
Valvoline blades go on sale for $10 or so at...

Valvoline blades go on sale for $10 or so at Sears now and then. Bosch Icon seem to last longer.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-26-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,863
Posted By bluskye
Next you can use a screw driver, and insert into...

Next you can use a screw driver, and insert into coil hole, and give it a good couple whacks upwards to loosen it.

Enjoy the smooth ride now!
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