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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-08-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By PSUEng
Thanks for posting this. I bit the bullet and...

Thanks for posting this. I bit the bullet and paid my indy shop about $450 to replace both gaskets. This N52 engine has so many strong points, but you can count on every gasket failing.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,606
Posted By PSUEng
OEM or you don't know what you're getting. I...

OEM or you don't know what you're getting. I went OEM pads/rotors when I did my front brakes, and have had zero problems.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By PSUEng
I never replaced the Hudsons with the OEM parts. ...

I never replaced the Hudsons with the OEM parts. I have spent so much money on this car in repairs, I can't bear to spend another $300 on the springs, to then have these Hudsons sitting around. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-26-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By PSUEng
I just put a complete VALVE COVER assembly in my...

I just put a complete VALVE COVER assembly in my 2007 at 90k miles. I had the gasket replaced around 45k. This car has been the WORST quality vehicle I've owned in terms of repairs. Drives great,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 25,351
Posted By PSUEng
For my 2007, I bought in 2010 with 40k miles,...

For my 2007, I bought in 2010 with 40k miles, I've had the following:

Valve cover gasket under warranty @45k miles
Complete VALVE COVER assy @89k miles--$752
Oil cooler housing gaskets--both of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By PSUEng
Sounds like what happened my mine went in my...

Sounds like what happened my mine went in my 2007. Replace the thermostat "while their in there" since the pump has to come out to do the thermostat. I paid my indy shop $1000 to do both.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By PSUEng
Yes. I'm saying that because on my 2007, I have...

Yes. I'm saying that because on my 2007, I have a similar structure that I have used as a jack point.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-07-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By PSUEng
BA is generally pretty good in my experience,...

BA is generally pretty good in my experience, just slightly high on price.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-17-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By PSUEng
Yep, big thank you for your contributions to this...

Yep, big thank you for your contributions to this forum!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By PSUEng
I used Bilstein B4 shocks FR/RR and put new front...

I used Bilstein B4 shocks FR/RR and put new front spring pads and upper mounts in, along with new rear shock mounts (RSM), new upper/lower rear spring pads since I replaced the springs as well.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 901
Posted By PSUEng
Patty, I'm in Lexington and can strongly...

Patty, I'm in Lexington and can strongly recommend Motorsports. In Cincy, I've dealt with The BMW Store with good results, but that's a few years ago.

Anyway, $9800 is nowhere what those...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By PSUEng
I did think about whether the struts were fully...

I did think about whether the struts were fully seated in the spindle. I can check that this weekend. Thanks for reminding me!

I did think it possible that the new rear springs settled a bit. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By PSUEng
:tsk: Thanks. I mean, I guess, sure. But I...

:tsk: Thanks.

I mean, I guess, sure. But I figured I'd post on a forum where people with experience with different suspension could comment. Anyone without experience, well....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By PSUEng
Because the front weren't broken. I mean, when...

Because the front weren't broken. I mean, when you call up Turner and they say the springs are a direct replacement, I take that to be a direct replacement. Not softer, not shorter, but the same as...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By PSUEng
2007 Uneven Ride Height After Susp. Work

So--I had a broken rear spring on my 2007 non-sport X3 with 83k miles.

I decided to not only replace the springs, but do a complete Bilstein B4 shock replacement at all four corners.

Take the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 19,107
Posted By PSUEng
Same here on my 2007. Runs great. I run NGK in...

Same here on my 2007. Runs great. I run NGK in everything--Accord, X3, M3, my old Civic, Prelude, S4...I used to work for them and trust the quality.

On the N52, must remove the strut brace...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By PSUEng
Yep. I'm at 85k. Just replaced broken rear...

Yep. I'm at 85k. Just replaced broken rear springs, I had the steering angle sensor fail, oil cooler housing gaskets fail, water pump fail (also replaced thermostat), replaced all 4 shocks with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By PSUEng
No. Order the Bilstein B4s from allshocks.com. ...

No. Order the Bilstein B4s from allshocks.com. I just had B4s put on my X3 along with new rear springs (still questioning Turner's brand, but that's another story)....Anyway...the B4s are GREAT!. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-10-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,370
Posted By PSUEng
How was your ride height after the install? ...

How was your ride height after the install?

I bought the Turner Motorsports springs made by Hudson Premium parts and all new OEM rubber bits, along with Bilstein B4 shocks and the car sat level...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,737
Posted By PSUEng
I recently had Bilstein B4s and Turner rear...

I recently had Bilstein B4s and Turner rear springs installed and couldn't be happier; my front B4s finally arrived this week, so they will go in next week. I'm glad I didn't go with HDs as the B4s...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By PSUEng
At 85k, I'll have mine until 100k at most. I've...

At 85k, I'll have mine until 100k at most. I've now had thermostat, water pump, oil filter housing gaskets, steering angle sensor all fail. I have vanos solenoid codes and I will need a belt/pulley...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,370
Posted By PSUEng
Yeah so I dug into this tonight and I'm stuck on...

Yeah so I dug into this tonight and I'm stuck on the removal of the window surround. It appears that the lower black trim at the entrance to the cargo area needs to come out to allow the rear most...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,370
Posted By PSUEng
Can anyone post a link to the rear cargo area...

Can anyone post a link to the rear cargo area trim removal instructions? I had it at one point, now I've lost it; searching is futile.....

Car is going to the indy shop Friday to have the B4s and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By PSUEng
Interesting...I was getting codes over the winter...

Interesting...I was getting codes over the winter for a bad vanos solenoid. So a bad vanos solenoid can cause a stall?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By PSUEng
Car Stalled--Batt + Low Oil Light

So seems this is not uncommon, happened to my wife today.

Car is 2007, 84k miles. Plugs were changed by me, with NGKs, oil level is good. Seems it could be a failing fuel pump, ignition coil,...
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