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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,448
Posted By Firewire
Yep that's the stuff. Took probably a week. But...

Yep that's the stuff. Took probably a week. But I only drive 6 miles a day to work and back. Maybe 50-100 miles to get working. It was clear as water but I guess it has something in it. Put it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,448
Posted By Firewire
I do remember it was made by BlueDevil. Just...

I do remember it was made by BlueDevil. Just don't know from there which product. They had 2-3 it seems like to choose from.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,448
Posted By Firewire
It ended up being the main seal. I bought the...

It ended up being the main seal. I bought the additive for the engine oil and it fixed it. I can't remember the exact additive. It was the most highly recommended one through my research.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,144
Posted By Firewire
I have a "clunk" after parking many times. I...

I have a "clunk" after parking many times. I will have to check and see if mine has any play in it too.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By Firewire
:thumbup: Thanks! My stereo says "No Phone Book...

:thumbup: Thanks! My stereo says "No Phone Book Entries" which makes me think it may have BT, but I can't figure out the BT, so I want to check to see if the hardware is even there.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By Firewire
Is this in the battery / jack area of the trunk?

Is this in the battery / jack area of the trunk?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By Firewire
Ended up working just fine. Either I was lucky...

Ended up working just fine. Either I was lucky in my brown to brown wire guess or they are just completing a loop because I had no issues.

The biggest part of my disaster was the allowing the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,144
Posted By Firewire
Curious, does it make any noise when you park? A...

Curious, does it make any noise when you park? A clunk of sorts?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,448
Posted By Firewire
I greatly appreciate the suggestion! The oil...

I greatly appreciate the suggestion! The oil filter housing was my first guess (using the search function here), but it is clean and so is the valve cover. The upper half of my engine is very clean...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,448
Posted By Firewire
Thank you so much! I think you nailed it. Those...

Thank you so much! I think you nailed it. Those bolts are probably it for sure and the main seal or I guess oil pan are likely it. That dang seal is only $60, but I can only imagine the labor...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,448
Posted By Firewire
Wow, thanks for the replies! You are all over...

Wow, thanks for the replies! You are all over it! :thumb:

2004 3.0 engine w/ automatic. I am pretty sure oil. I recently had the transmission fluid swapped and this fluid looks like oil (dark...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,448
Posted By Firewire
Oil leak from bolt out of transmission

Reviving an old thread, but I noticed a very small oil leak and when I ruled out everything on the topside of the engine, I traced the leak to a bolt that goes through the transmission. It is coming...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By Firewire
Yeah, having 4 browns leaving it quite the...

Yeah, having 4 browns leaving it quite the guessing game. Since it is two wires it is a 50/50 shot in my opinion IF it even matters. My guess, is if it did matter they would have been different...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By Firewire
Thank you VERY much SwampX3, this has been a...

Thank you VERY much SwampX3, this has been a lesson learned that I would have paid on this one I think. The whole issue ended up being that while removing my ring the white cap SHOULD NOT move too. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By Firewire
Success on removing the pump!!! It is under...

Success on removing the pump!!! It is under these instructions! NOW, how do I figure out where these two wires go that got pulled out when I spun the cap off?

The two short tan colored lines off...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By Firewire
Thanks, I will check out that vid. I felt like I...

Thanks, I will check out that vid. I felt like I have seen every possible video with nothing matching a 2004 E83 situation. There is a separate cap and the housing is in the tank. There isn't any...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By Firewire
I am in the same boat on breaking trying to...

I am in the same boat on breaking trying to remove the cap. How did you get that bottom unit out? I don't see metal tabs. And it is firmly sitting in there.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,480
Posted By Firewire
I am in the middle of replacing the fuel pump on...

I am in the middle of replacing the fuel pump on my 2004 X3 E83 3.0. I bought the special tool to remove the ring only to have it break the fuel pump plastic housing.

From the pics I see, it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,217
Posted By Firewire
Replace my fluids in the front & rear diff,...

Replace my fluids in the front & rear diff, transfer, and transmission & filter at 110k. All were ready to be swapped except front diff looked fairly new!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,949
Posted By Firewire
Great info! Thank you, I guess I will dive into...

Great info! Thank you, I guess I will dive into it and see if there is an issue. Still makes me wonder why it did this after a belt change. Maybe messing with the airbox? Nevertheless, it has...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,949
Posted By Firewire
I had to use a 50T on the AC one and a 16mm...

I had to use a 50T on the AC one and a 16mm socket on the other. And didn't have to remove my fan (I even ordered the tools). Crazy how there are several different sizes and methods for the same...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,949
Posted By Firewire
Noise after belt swap

So I got some belts from Bavauto.com and did the swap. After I was done the first time I started it up there was a god awful sound from the device I have circled. What is it? I immediately turned...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 455,122
Posted By Firewire
I found from this thread: ...

I found from this thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=849475 That mine looks normal.


I have a 2004 E83 M54 with the A5S360R/390R automatic transmission (GM 5L40E). I did...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Firewire
I used the bimmershops link, but found most were...

I used the bimmershops link, but found most were in Norman or Tulsa! I did a google search and found Penn Automotive (NW 39th & Penn). I have not used them, but I will consider them based on the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-21-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,240
Posted By Firewire
The Fine Print: USAA Exclusive Incentive ...

The Fine Print:

USAA Exclusive Incentive
This special incentive is available exclusively to persons eligible for membership in USAA's Property and Casualty Insurance Group. Incentives subject...
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