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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
Don't trust the gauge on the can. It can vary...

Don't trust the gauge on the can. It can vary enough that it will mess up your system. Unless you have a calibrated a/c gauge, what you want to do is measure the temperature of the air at the vent...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-03-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
According to "experts" you should replace a tire...

According to "experts" you should replace a tire (any tire, including spare) by 10 years of age. However, many people don't do that and have no issues. Your life, your choice. I you want to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
Is your "scan tool" a BMW code reader? If not,...

Is your "scan tool" a BMW code reader? If not, you should probably buy/borrow one and see if you are getting any codes in the transmission control module. That could give you the answer. Of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
No, you don't need to flush. Dex VI will mix in...

No, you don't need to flush. Dex VI will mix in just fine. If you are worried about the concentration of the new fluid in the old fluid you can do another drain/fill after running the car X miles. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
I think this is what you're describing:...

I think this is what you're describing: 51713402370

Realoem calls it "Underhood Shield Engine Encapsulation", others call it "Screen". I call it the stupid thing in my way every time I want to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
You have to complete a "drive cycle" so that all...

You have to complete a "drive cycle" so that all of the systems are in the proper state. It could take up to 100 miles (or more sometimes). Google "drive cycle" bmw, there's a couple of good...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-24-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
I picked up some Goodyear Assurance blades when I...

I picked up some Goodyear Assurance blades when I was wandering Costco...work better than OE, reasonable price, and last longer.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
FYI - You can go to the BMW USA website and...

FYI - You can go to the BMW USA website and download a PDF of the manual

http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/owner/dgh.aspx
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
For sunroof lubrication, use Wurth True Glide...

For sunroof lubrication, use Wurth True Glide (available at Bavarian Autosport, among other places). Get a packet of flux brushes (for welding), can be purchased at local hardware store, harbor...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
Please do something immediately about the drive...

Please do something immediately about the drive belt and tensioner. According to the work order, the belt is "walking off the tensioner". You don't want the belt to fall off so I would recommend...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-04-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
James, why did you decide to order 4 new tires...

James, why did you decide to order 4 new tires instead of having the 1 tire shaved to match as UncleJ said?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,017
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
I recently did a transfer case fluid change in my...

I recently did a transfer case fluid change in my 2006 X3 with Sport Package, etc. I also used the entire liter. If you include all of the spillage and the amount left hanging to the sides of the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
That's great! It's nice to hear positive...

That's great! It's nice to hear positive comments. I, too, have had absolutely NO issues on my 2006 X3 (sport, premium, cold weather, xenons) with almost 110K. We're planning on keeping it at...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-08-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,870
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
Alexdfw - sorry to hear about your ding. I hate...

Alexdfw - sorry to hear about your ding. I hate it when I spend so much time and effort to keep my X3 in top shape, and some idiot comes along and bashes their door into it.




I guess the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
Road trip???

Road trip???
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,667
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
Looks good! I love those wheels.

Looks good! I love those wheels.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,680
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
Can you post a picture? If not, could you tell...

Can you post a picture? If not, could you tell us if scratches went down to metal? How many scratches, and how big (width and length)? You may be able to get away by buffing with a good rubbing...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,610
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
No, that will reset your transmission shifting...

No, that will reset your transmission shifting pattern. I am talking about resetting the transmission control unit fluid condition adaptation value. This can only be reset (as far as I know) using...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,610
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
Hi brewder, I took a pic of the transfer...

Hi brewder,

I took a pic of the transfer case for you. Even though my X3 is from 2006, I believe they both have the same ATC400 case. Anyways, the transfer case is off the back of the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
Mark, I could really use the internal bike...

Mark,

I could really use the internal bike carrier, if it is still available.
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