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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,413
Posted By x3brian
Mine is an automatic....but the transmission is...

Mine is an automatic....but the transmission is original with no issues to date.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-30-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By x3brian
right rear lower control arm is bent. Thoughts on the steel adjustable arms??

When I bent mine on accident I bought the part from the dealer for around $150 as they had it in stock.

It looks like there are some solid non oem alternatives now for Meyle and Lemforder in the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,413
Posted By x3brian
200,000 miles club!

Predictable.

I have...for the most part...followed oil changes every 8k miles. Some shorter. Some longer

It was literally just fluid changes to 174k (transfer case/differential every 30k,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,413
Posted By x3brian
Oil police and gas police will have to come get...

Oil police and gas police will have to come get me too.


Premium, regular...short oil change...long oil change...

Meh....

My car is still as good as new ;)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,413
Posted By x3brian
200,000 miles club!

I'm at 216k on my 09 bought new. I hit 200k at least 8 months ago and drove it cross country post 200k.

You even had a 1 year head start since you bought it. What took you so long?

Rofl.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2016, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By x3brian
Or the gear in the transfer case actuator is gone.

Or the gear in the transfer case actuator is gone.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2016, 03:17 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 85,296
Posted By x3brian
215k on my 09 and still chugging along. If...

215k on my 09 and still chugging along.

If there was a 6speed 3 series nearby a few weeks ago, I probably would have made the change. Instead I fixed the issue. At this point, might as well drive...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2016, 03:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By x3brian
It's not on my 09.

It's not on my 09.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-07-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 85,296
Posted By x3brian
Each one was barely broken in! My 09 is at...

Each one was barely broken in!

My 09 is at almost 215k and I drove it cross country at 204k.

I seriously came close to throwing in the towel the other week when my transfer case actuator motor...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2016, 03:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By x3brian
Me as well. It could be an lci thing....

Me as well.

It could be an lci thing....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-26-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By x3brian
Ecs sells a rebuild kit for $140. If you have...

Ecs sells a rebuild kit for $140. If you have time, it doesn't hurt to rebuild it.

The new motors when in a pinch are expensive for what it is.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-26-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By x3brian
Transfer Case Servo Motor

It's not as tragic as the water pump as you can limp home. Your dashboard is a bit of an Xmas tree with ABS, 4x4, and brake illuminated. In addition it's a loud clicking nose on turns and the car...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By x3brian
lol

lol
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By x3brian
I will probably rebuild the old actuator in case...

I will probably rebuild the old actuator in case it happens again. I had no choice this time but to buy new because I need it back on the road Monday.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By x3brian
Time for new front pads too: 577179 I...

Time for new front pads too:

577179

I can't believe I got 114k out of these pads. First set not on BMWs dime.

Time for another beer.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By x3brian
Transfer Case Servo Motor

None of us are immune to ultimate failure to the gear on the servo motor.

213,750 miles and 7 faithful years, mine finally died. The teeth on the bottom are completely rounded out:

577176
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-19-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 164,455
Posted By x3brian
Two common places to look are the oil filter...

Two common places to look are the oil filter housing gasket or the valve cover gasket.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By x3brian
It is. If you replaced the pads and sensor...

It is.

If you replaced the pads and sensor and light is still on, either the pads on the axel you didn't replace are worn and need replacement or your sensor didn't get hooked up.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2016, 03:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,353
Posted By x3brian
210k on my 09 and I get the same mpg as Dale when...

210k on my 09 and I get the same mpg as Dale when I try and I have...for the most part since brand new for the same mpg justification reasons....use only 87.

It still runs, drives and looks like...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By x3brian
Fog lamp bulbs / light out on dash

The angel eye bulb are this:

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-bulb-socket-with-bulb-f-parking-light-63126904048?gclid=CMib-ZTmnM4CFVFahgodVc8BJA

They look like this:

571994

The best...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By x3brian
Odds are that you angel eye bulb has burned out....

Odds are that you angel eye bulb has burned out. Your fog lights are acting as my 09 have since new if you have xenon and adaptive cornering headlights.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2016, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,194
Posted By x3brian
This thread is about pre 2007 models with the...

This thread is about pre 2007 models with the older engine.

To replace your ccv in the n52, it is integrated into the valve cover. You will want to replace the VC gasket and while in there check...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2016, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By x3brian
Battery Life

Agreed ...

... Please note...the e83 does not require or have the ability to register a battery. In addition, AGM was not the original battery type...although most of us have upgraded to an h8...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2016, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By x3brian
The second bulb to check after brake lights is...

The second bulb to check after brake lights is the angel eye halo bulb. It's monitored and not always the first one thought about.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 85,296
Posted By x3brian
Mileage Check In...

Ha true dat

Honestly both have been ghost codes for about 100k. I've cleaned the vanos solenoids at least twice. I figured 210k miles go for it. Might as well change them after the cross country...
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