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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-13-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By ncativo
Wow, that's a massive bill. I got the same...

Wow, that's a massive bill. I got the same engine too so now I'm thinking of changing the timing chain just for peace of mind.
Question: Why does using the wrong oil causes the chain to snap? I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-13-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By ncativo
I also experienced a similar issue. Certainly,...

I also experienced a similar issue. Certainly, it's not the car battery as I first thought.
My mechanic could not replicate the problem. The problem happened even when using the spare or plastic...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-25-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,343
Posted By ncativo
Hi Gavo, the price is around $3K AUD for the...

Hi Gavo,

the price is around $3K AUD for the three parts you provided. I say around $3K because the currency fluctuates against GBP or EUR. All parts are genuine BMW though.

However if you...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-15-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By ncativo
Perhaps from the Intake manifold?

Perhaps from the Intake manifold?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By ncativo
Hi Paul, there is no particular noise AFAIK...

Hi Paul,

there is no particular noise AFAIK that indicates the CCV needs replacing on a diesel engine. I did replace it as preventive maintenance.

My only concern about removing the swirl...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By ncativo
Hi Paul, you should have asked for more...

Hi Paul,
you should have asked for more information regarding the intake manifold. I think what they refer to is that, unfortunately your diesel engine has swirl flaps in the manifold which tend to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-28-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,343
Posted By ncativo
Hi Gavo, did you end up replacing the...

Hi Gavo,

did you end up replacing the filter?
If not, give me the part number and I can try to get you an original part for much less.
I am also in Sydney too.
Cheers
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By ncativo
does it have the symptoms of a damaged torque...

does it have the symptoms of a damaged torque converter?
It could be something else.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 969
Posted By ncativo
I have exactly the same setup: F 235/45/19...

I have exactly the same setup: F 235/45/19 R255/40/19. My car developed the famous rear clunking noise at low speeds. After a lot of researching I decided to replace all four PZero tires. It...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-06-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By ncativo
I would think it's the pcv, but my x3 does not...

I would think it's the pcv, but my x3 does not present any symptoms that would indicate the pcv is about to die. I took it to the mechanic the other day but the car was not making that noise.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-05-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By ncativo
Can someone please help me to identify what's causing this noise?

Hi all,
As per the video, there are times I get this noise coming from the right hand side of the engine, near the oil filter. I doesn't happen all the time but it drives me nuts.
Has anyone...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By ncativo
This warning means that a lightbulb is either...

This warning means that a lightbulb is either broken or faulty, but not necessarily has to do with your headlights. You would have to turn all your lights on and check which one is burnt. Note that...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,387
Posted By ncativo
I can now confirm that replacing the transfer...

I can now confirm that replacing the transfer case fluid eliminated all clunking symptoms.
The fluid was black and had small and had a couple of metal shavings. I think it took like 500km for the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,387
Posted By ncativo
Perhaps you should change the transfer case oil...

Perhaps you should change the transfer case oil with friction modifier? The following video is all you need if you are a DIY person:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YB7bOceS20

Alternatively, you...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-30-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,161
Posted By ncativo
Hi all, so finally I got together all the...

Hi all,
so finally I got together all the materials & tools. I will be performing the fluid changes hopefully this weekend. FYI I went to BMW North Shore and they gave me Repsol oil for the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,161
Posted By ncativo
Hi Hottuna, were did you buy the 14mm Hex to...

Hi Hottuna,
were did you buy the 14mm Hex to remove the differential drain plug?
I also live and Sydney and unfortunately none of the hardware stores I've been to, have the hex allen key I need.
I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By ncativo
Can you provide with more information? Does it...

Can you provide with more information?
Does it sound like a bearing noise, loose belt, pulley?

I had a similar issue with harmonic balancer. The inner rubber was cracked which caused the belt to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,955
Posted By ncativo
Does the rattle occur when driving straight or...

Does the rattle occur when driving straight or when turning? My differential clunks when I do sharp turns on 1st or 2nd gear. In my case, it only happens at slow speeds.

At first I thought it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-27-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By ncativo
I had a similar problem but it got fixed once the...

I had a similar problem but it got fixed once the front control arm bushings got replaced
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,265
Posted By ncativo
Thanks for your input. I would of changed the...

Thanks for your input.
I would of changed the front ones too but they still have around 50% thread and obviously i am trying to save money.
Which means that i was running tires with different...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-19-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,265
Posted By ncativo
star v no star tyres

Hi all,
I have replaced my rear tires but I noticed they do not have the "star" on the sidewall. They are the same brand, model, size & speed rating.
I was unable to find information whether...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-27-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,638
Posted By ncativo
The following link may help you to locate and fix...

The following link may help you to locate and fix the problem:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=bh6HvYcn-HA

I wish I would have found this link before spending nearly $3K to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,024
Posted By ncativo
Hi guys, so this is how the oil leak looks...

Hi guys,

so this is how the oil leak looks like:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/36294842@N03/7317883912/" title="photo by ncativo, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-06-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,024
Posted By ncativo
2007 X3 3.0TD leaking oil from oil pan bolt (with images)

Hi All,
I discovered a couple of oil drops in my garage this morning. I went under the car and noticed that it's leaking from one of the oil pan bolts. Unfortunately I don't have the 6 point star...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-06-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2,244
Views: 201,452
Posted By ncativo
Hello everyone. Proud owner of a BMW X3 2007...

Hello everyone.
Proud owner of a BMW X3 2007 here!
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