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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-01-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Supercourse
Bmw Code Sheet.txt 0x03435F02 5F02 Wheel-speed...

Bmw Code Sheet.txt
0x03435F02 5F02 Wheel-speed sensor, general
0x03435F03 5F03 Control module, internal
0x03435F04 5F04 Control module, internal
0x03435F05 5F05 Control module, internal...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 167,186
Posted By Supercourse
Replacing the gear does not need a recalibration....

Replacing the gear does not need a recalibration. You have some other problem - those lights can go on for many other reasons than a worn actuator motor gear.

Did you have the clicking underneath...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 671
Posted By Supercourse
I agree that the Pirelli Scorpion STR is the best...

I agree that the Pirelli Scorpion STR is the best all-round tire for the E83 X3 from a handling and overall performance perspective, including use in moderate snow (when tread depth still good and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By Supercourse
^ Not sure why you think air would enter the...

^ Not sure why you think air would enter the nipple - especially when it's only been loosened 1/4 turn or so?

That's like saying air gets in the line when you take the cap off the reservoir.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By Supercourse
The ceramic pads will feel different than the...

The ceramic pads will feel different than the stock organic ones but not to the extent of a softer pedal.

BMW recommends no grease on the guide pins, but lightly greasing them is not going to be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By Supercourse
- O.E. pads or aftermarket? - new rotor...

- O.E. pads or aftermarket?

- new rotor friction surface cleaned off of any protective coating before installation?

- sliders cleaned off and rubber sleeves checked?

- opened bleeder when...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By Supercourse
Hope the housing wasn't warped - which would...

Hope the housing wasn't warped - which would cause the leak even with an intact and healthy gasket.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,085
Posted By Supercourse
We converted kenza's .doc to a PDF and put it in...

We converted kenza's .doc to a PDF and put it in the Sticky thread: BMW X3 FAQ & DIY compendium. Under Miscellaneous documents (last one in that list).
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 167,186
Posted By Supercourse
The default torque split is 40/60 - with the...

The default torque split is 40/60 - with the clutch pack being partially engaged.

The only time the clutch pack is completely open and power is going only to the rear wheels is when parking or at...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Supercourse
If you are ordering on ebay, watch out for fake...

If you are ordering on ebay, watch out for fake Brembo parts.

Not so much a risk if you are buying from a recognized company within N. America.

One of the hazards of buying a brand that has...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By Supercourse
Speaking of getting terminology right ......... ...

Speaking of getting terminology right .........

I am sure you meant to say "I pulled the power steering reservoir out the way".

Don't make the mistake one or two forum members have made and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Supercourse
Looks like it gives you just the basics: -...

Looks like it gives you just the basics:
- harness adapter for proprietary BMW to the standard ISO for aftermarket radio
- antenna adapter
- face plate (no getting away from having the aftermarket...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Supercourse
I'll give your mechanic the benefit of the doubt...

I'll give your mechanic the benefit of the doubt and say that he has probably learnt from experience that if he uses aftermarket brake pads and rotors on a BMW he gets customer comebacks.

And he...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-10-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Supercourse
Did you used to hear those duct door motors...

Did you used to hear those duct door motors initializing when you turn the ignition on, and now no longer hear them?

They make quite a noise in mine - at least I think that's what it is.

Quite...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By Supercourse
So, just to review and make sure we agree: -...

So, just to review and make sure we agree:

- it's the big o-ring that provides the seal for filter cap, not the cap itself pressing against the top edge of the housing

- the groove that the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Supercourse
I would try joining the two pieces by drilling a...

I would try joining the two pieces by drilling a small hole through the center of each and pinning them. Or epoxying them together. Failing that, ......

if it's the +ve terminal that broke, it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By Supercourse
Behr and Meyle might be O.E. suppliers to BMW but...

Behr and Meyle might be O.E. suppliers to BMW but I don't think you can assume that one with that name on will be identical to one from the dealer.

The expansion tank I have with a BMW logo on it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 167,186
Posted By Supercourse
Well yes, if that noise is a clicking and appears...

Well yes, if that noise is a clicking and appears to be coming from underneath you it is the clincher for a worn transfer case plastic gear.

Just be sure it's not the typical noise of a hot...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By Supercourse
Just a guess, but that is maybe what can happen...

Just a guess, but that is maybe what can happen when the carrier is released incorrectly (not holding the plastic handle when lowering).

Might be feasible to build up the cracked area with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By Supercourse
The 2 new tires that went on the back are...

The 2 new tires that went on the back are probably balanced O.K., but the 2 you moved to the front are likely in need of re-balancing.

When on the back you couldn't feel the imbalance - on the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,126
Posted By Supercourse
Just handle it carefully and tape it out of the...

Just handle it carefully and tape it out of the way - don't disconnect it or you may set an airbag light that requires dealer level computer to turn off.

When reinstalling make sure all edges of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By Supercourse
Or, even when the o-ring is well coated with...

Or, even when the o-ring is well coated with fresh oil it can bunch up a bit while the cap is being screwed on by hand.

Easy to miss that unless you really look all the way around the cap, and run...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,126
Posted By Supercourse
Take a look at this picture of the amp with all...

Take a look at this picture of the amp with all the side panel removed, and the pdf instructions for getting at the shock tower: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5400350&postcount=58
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Supercourse
1. Unless you have unusually short arms and/or a...

1. Unless you have unusually short arms and/or a chunky build, the X3 does not need to be raised in order to reach the drain and fill plugs for the transfer case.
Driving it onto some 2x10 short...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By Supercourse
- Check how to remove the belt by rotating the...

- Check how to remove the belt by rotating the tensioner c/w.

- Examine belt to see if slipping was cause of burning rubber smell

- spin tensioner and P/S pulleys and see if rattle heard or if...
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