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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Supercourse
But you do have a plastic square with a triangle...

But you do have a plastic square with a triangle icon on it attached to the top of that side panel? Just aft of the 12V receptacle.

Fairly sure that's where it goes on the European E83.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Supercourse
As it is not standard equipment (not required by...

As it is not standard equipment (not required by law) on N. American vehicles, I think you are supposed to buy the bracket to mount it on or behind that panel.

See: ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Supercourse
Or fuse not making proper contact.

Or fuse not making proper contact.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By Supercourse
Lower-priced ones recently introduced include: ...

Lower-priced ones recently introduced include:

Kumho Solus HA31

and maybe one from Nexen (not sure what model name)

Up here we have a Hankook Optimo 4S which has the mountain snowflake...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 782
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, that was his mechanic's first guess:

Yes, that was his mechanic's first guess:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By Supercourse
While it is true that 'sleep' mode generally...

While it is true that 'sleep' mode generally shuts off interior lights I think some owners have found that not to be the case with the hatch and end up with a flat battery.

Maybe because the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By Supercourse
Not sure that ambient temperature has that much...

Not sure that ambient temperature has that much to do with when electric fan is needed. If no airflow through the rad. then fan required on most vehicles.

Mine comes on after just a few minutes...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,082
Posted By Supercourse
For the 1st. owner, only 5K miles/year on a...

For the 1st. owner, only 5K miles/year on a leased vehicle is a bit unusual but not unheard of. Wonder why they didn't buy it out with that low miles against a residual value based on maybe 16k...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By Supercourse
AT thermostat. Not a lot of work to do ET...

AT thermostat.

Not a lot of work to do ET but pulling old one off can be tricky and the AT thermostat may not survive the fight.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 782
Posted By Supercourse
There are other accounts of the water pump...

There are other accounts of the water pump getting broken when the engine mount bolts give way. Presumably when the engine drops down a bit the water pump smashes into the mount. See:
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Supercourse
As discussed in Dewayne's sticky thread on AT...

As discussed in Dewayne's sticky thread on AT Fluid Facts,

unlike the '07+ E83, the '04 - '06 5-speed AT did not come with a Dexron factory fill. It came with an expensive Texaco fluid which was...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By Supercourse
While not everyone on this forum agrees with me,...

While not everyone on this forum agrees with me, my view is that the actuator gear doesn't just wear out in a specific area through age or miles driven.

It wears because the pressure required to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By Supercourse
Evidence of absence of IBS on a BMW E83 is easily...

Evidence of absence of IBS on a BMW E83 is easily obtained by just looking at the negative cable at the battery. Smartness or ignorance not involved.

If there is no device attached there is no...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 987
Posted By Supercourse
I would only use 75w90 as 75w140 is for limited...

I would only use 75w90 as 75w140 is for limited slip differentials.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,611
Posted By Supercourse
I do concede that the outside of your VANOS units...

I do concede that the outside of your VANOS units look much cleaner than mine did.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,611
Posted By Supercourse
My thoughts on the matters at hand: - the...

My thoughts on the matters at hand:

- the cover for the drain plug isn't that important and seems to get pulled off by dealership techs and not replaced (but not absolutely sure what model years...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Supercourse
Had the opposite symptom very early on in our...

Had the opposite symptom very early on in our '04's life - dash indicators/clicking on left side appeared to be working but exterior signals were not. Turn signal switch in the steering column...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By Supercourse
My guess would be that the consignment lot have...

My guess would be that the consignment lot have been starting it up very briefly everyday and the plugs have got fouled from the rich mixture.

Try starting with foot to the floor. Should start...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Supercourse
That sounds like the amplifier and you were...

That sounds like the amplifier and you were detecting the cooling fins.

The CD changer is in the center console for the E83 not the cargo area.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Supercourse
Don't worry about the CVV or other issues yet. ...

Don't worry about the CVV or other issues yet.

Google "car wash syndrome" and you will find lots of stories just like your experience.

Here's one: ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By Supercourse
^ Good point on jumping to conclusions that the...

^ Good point on jumping to conclusions that the rechargeable battery is dead.

From discussion on other forums I get the impression that the main cause of key failure is dirty or corroded switch...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By Supercourse
No, not a hack - standard BMW thing to allow any...

No, not a hack - standard BMW thing to allow any underhood diagnostic ports to be used without the OBDII port interfering (from what I understand).
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By Supercourse
Might depend on how you drive your X3 and what...

Might depend on how you drive your X3 and what you expect from tires, but most tire discussions in the past on this forum have concluded that tires designed primarily for passenger cars are not best...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By Supercourse
Wouldn't that be the one for the battery vent?

Wouldn't that be the one for the battery vent?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, common misperception that BMW parts are...

Yes, common misperception that BMW parts are always gong to cost more than Japanese, Korean or domestic.

In some cases, depending on the part, they do - but in lots of cases they don't.

Looks...
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