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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 06-18-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By Bufalo
In April, my wife and I were able to purchase a...

In April, my wife and I were able to purchase a '17 35i M-Sport that had been a dealer service loaner with 4500 miles on it for $9k under sticker. BMW financed it at zero percent. CPO warranty...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Bufalo
I think sometimes if you get into a hairy...

I think sometimes if you get into a hairy traction situation, maybe activating the stability control, it'll toss the steering sensor out of range and require a recalibrating.

Or heck, these are...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 04-12-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,812
Posted By Bufalo
I just paid 6k more for an identical car, also a...

I just paid 6k more for an identical car, also a dealer service loaner with 3000 fewer miles, and I felt like I got a great deal. This is a tremendous sale if it's real.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Bufalo
I had that issue for a while in my 07, and it...

I had that issue for a while in my 07, and it turned out the battery was dying. Turning the steering wheel does indeed recalibrate the steering angle sensor, but it was the failing battery which was...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,336
Posted By Bufalo
Groan when letting off the throttle could be a...

Groan when letting off the throttle could be a bad driveshaft carrier bearing, as mine does that (and I know it needs to be replaced). Still, 94k miles seems light (my '07 has 166k and the noise...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-11-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,773
Posted By Bufalo
Since my '09 doesn't have the Combox, I cannot...

Since my '09 doesn't have the Combox, I cannot just connect my iPhone to the USB port. I stream via bluetooth from the phone to a Rocketfish bluetooth audio device that I keep in the center console...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-07-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 471,492
Posted By Bufalo
9/2008-build date, MY'09 328i with CIC, still on...

9/2008-build date, MY'09 328i with CIC, still on 2009 maps; send PM?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 45,635
Posted By Bufalo
I put the Bilstein HD and Eibachs on my wife's...

I put the Bilstein HD and Eibachs on my wife's daily driver '07, and she is A-OK with it. It is a little more firm, but the increased control more than makes up the difference. It's not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Bufalo
Did the vibration start before or after the RF...

Did the vibration start before or after the RF tires? Those have such stiff sidewalls that they may be transmitting a lot more harshness than normal. Does anything change if your rotate the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By Bufalo
I went the route of replacing the entire valve...

I went the route of replacing the entire valve cover to remedy this; seeing an actual repair part has been developed is a nice alternative.

You will need to do one of the two (replace or repair...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-04-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,229
Posted By Bufalo
The motor will re-calibrate itself upon startup...

The motor will re-calibrate itself upon startup after replacement. I "unscrewed" and "rescrewed" mine during valve cover replacement without regard for its initial position. There were no ill...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By Bufalo
Counterpoint - I drove four different 05 and 06...

Counterpoint - I drove four different 05 and 06 models when I was hunting for an X3 back in late 2011. They were fine and all, but when I first drove the 2007 that I have, it was night and day...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,852
Posted By Bufalo
As the four-year owner of a high-mileage 2007...

As the four-year owner of a high-mileage 2007 model, I don't know that any of the "LCI issues" are anything to lose sleep over. Find the nicest, newest one you can in your budget, and don't fret...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,369
Posted By Bufalo
From my experience doing this job in Oct 2013...

From my experience doing this job in Oct 2013 (and my fuzzy memory now) the most complex portion of the job was getting the snake-pit of hoses running down around the pump and thermostat off and on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,793
Posted By Bufalo
My wife and I bought our '07 X3 in December 2011,...

My wife and I bought our '07 X3 in December 2011, it had 82k miles on it. It flipped over 150k two weeks ago. In the time I've had it, I've done the following actual repairs. All of this has...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 57,487
Posted By Bufalo
N52 uses hydraulic lash adjusters that fill with...

N52 uses hydraulic lash adjusters that fill with oil upon engine startup, no manual service is required.

My replacement valve cover came with a full set of bolts already inserted, though that most...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By Bufalo
This would not be practical enough to be possible...

This would not be practical enough to be possible Your car is all-wheel-drive.
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-10-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 42,390
Posted By Bufalo
Is there a press release from the manufacturer...

Is there a press release from the manufacturer that can be linked? I haven't found anything official in the news world.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By Bufalo
I've found you have to be pretty deliberate in...

I've found you have to be pretty deliberate in pressing the hatch-release button on the key for it to actually activate. I would imagine that this would be an isolated issue for you. I've never had...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By Bufalo
Just had this fixed on my Mazda, looks like the...

Just had this fixed on my Mazda, looks like the X3 is up next...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By Bufalo
Where on the engine do those pull from (yeah, I...

Where on the engine do those pull from (yeah, I could easily search this, huh?) and do you get to use that gnarly hammer in the process of their removal? I have replaced one of my solenoids, so I'm...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,751
Posted By Bufalo
I would be surprised if the Bavsound woofers are...

I would be surprised if the Bavsound woofers are worth being twice the price in comparison to the Helix or Earthquake products. Heck, I've been satisfied enough with the stock woofers by feeding...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By Bufalo
I like the blackout grilles. Have been thinking...

I like the blackout grilles. Have been thinking about the same thing. I think I'm due for a transmission reset, as well. Now that it's gotten cold, the pesky leak in my windshield washer...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-18-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By Bufalo
Occam strikes again!

Occam strikes again!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,820
Posted By Bufalo
So you guys both did the auto-bleed procedure...

So you guys both did the auto-bleed procedure with the heater cranked and it bled out the valve and silenced the "thump-thump?" I've been pondering this for a while now, and had also noticed that it...
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