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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By wil33562
Thanks Swamp! Any idea on a DIY guide on this?

Thanks Swamp! Any idea on a DIY guide on this?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By wil33562
Hey Everyone! I had some time this weekend...

Hey Everyone!

I had some time this weekend to really look at things and clean up the underside of the vehicle. I took all three of the underbody panels off. I noticed quite a bit of oil on the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By wil33562
Oil Leaks - Possible oil in coolant and oil pan gasket

Hi Everyone,

I've got a 2007 X3 N52 with right at 158,000 miles. I've had a few issues here and there with it, but overall it has been a great vehicle. I plan to keep it until at least 250,000...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-30-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By wil33562
Hey SwampX3, Thanks for the update. I was...

Hey SwampX3,

Thanks for the update. I was also kind of thinking about the ignition switch since my starting issues are very random.

I had already ordered a starter, starter bolts, and manifold...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By wil33562
If I go in through the top, what do you recommend...

If I go in through the top, what do you recommend I look at doing as far as additional maintenance?

I know that I will need to get a set of intake manifold gaskets if i go through the top. What...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By wil33562
For some reason that link is not working for the...

For some reason that link is not working for the picture.

Do you think it is much easier to try and remove the starter from the bottom than the top? Also, do you think that any of the symptoms...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By wil33562
Thanks SwampX3 for the advice. To show how...

Thanks SwampX3 for the advice.

To show how frustrating this is. I just went out to the X3, it fired up with no issue at all twice. I then did some yard work for about 15 minutes. I went back to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By wil33562
Wow Swamp! Thanks for the videos and info. That...

Wow Swamp! Thanks for the videos and info. That last one about swapping the DME and EWS was pretty cool.

No, the tech didn't say how much power was at the starter, he just said it was getting...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By wil33562
Advice needed: X3 randomly won't start from time to time

I have a 2007 X3 3.0si with about 150,000 miles on it. I have a very frustrating problem that I am lost on. The X3 randomly won't start sometimes.

When I try to crank the engine, all lights on the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By wil33562
X3 won't crank - then magically works

Hey Everyone,

This is a long post. Here is a brief if you don't want to read it all:

2007 X3, 148,000 miles. Turn key to start vehicle, doesn't work sometimes. I can't figure it out and my indy...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By wil33562
Update as of Sat. July 12: I took the X3 for...

Update as of Sat. July 12:

I took the X3 for about a 16 mile drive to test things out. Remember that I had about 1/2 tank of gas in it when it shutdown the first time. Before I took it to my indy,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By wil33562
No problems at all when I restarted it. It fired...

No problems at all when I restarted it. It fired right back up with no hesitation.

I had a little less than 1/2 tank of gas in it when it died. I decided to put a bottle of Techron in it today and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-10-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By wil33562
X3 died and then restarted fine

My 2007 X3 has 146,250 miles on it. I commute about 110 miles round trip each day.

Earlier tonight I left home for about a 20 minute drive. As I was driving, I felt a little shaking from the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-06-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By wil33562
I had a similar issue with mine where it would...

I had a similar issue with mine where it would randomly sound like a jet engine. Details of mine can be found in this thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=768367

After taking...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By wil33562
Thanks for all of the replies everyone. I have...

Thanks for all of the replies everyone. I have now driven it about 500 miles since changing the fan. It appears that the normal operating temp for my X3 is between 97* - 105* C with occasional peaks...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By wil33562
Normal Operating Temperature for 2007 X3 N52

Hey Everyone,

About four weeks ago I started noticing my radiator fan would come on and sound like a jet engine from time to time. I took it to an indy mechanic to have it hooked up to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By wil33562
Squealing noise from front

Hey Everyone,

I have a 2007 X3 3.0si with 140K miles.

Last night I was parked in my driveway, with the front of the vehicle on an incline. I started the X3 and was waiting on my wife to come...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By wil33562
My original tires were the Pirelli Scorpians on...

My original tires were the Pirelli Scorpians on my 2007 X3 Sport. I got 73,xxx miles from them. When it came time to replace them I couldn't justify paying $220.00 per tire when I could get almost...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,607
Posted By wil33562
I know you said the settings were correct with...

I know you said the settings were correct with the heater. However, there is one thing that might get overlooked. Have you set the turn dial just below the dash storage bin to the highest heat...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By wil33562
I would guess it is probably a bad fuel pump....

I would guess it is probably a bad fuel pump. Mine went out about a year ago and I had the same symptoms. Mine would act like it was going to start, as yours does, but just wouldn't. I initially...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By wil33562
I went ahead and ordered the OEM parts from BMW...

I went ahead and ordered the OEM parts from BMW of Minn through eBay. I've ordered from them before and have been satisfied. They had the rotors for $96.89 each and the pads for $99.32 all with free...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 67,010
Posted By wil33562
I have a 2007 X3 Sport. It currently has 129,500...

I have a 2007 X3 Sport. It currently has 129,500 miles on it. I purchased it in July 2008 with 21,000 miles on it. It has been a pure joy to drive and I hope to see it last another 129k miles.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By wil33562
Front Brake Recommendations

Hi Everyone,

I have a 2007 X3 Sport that has 129,500 miles on it, almost all highway as I commute 110 miles each day.

I had the front brake pads replaced by the dealer at 49,000 miles and have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,758
Posted By wil33562
Hi Cagui1223 & mekaneck! Thank you for the...

Hi Cagui1223 & mekaneck!

Thank you for the steps to replace the thermostat. I did mine earlier this week in my 07 X3. I do have one quick question though about the bigger hose coming from the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By wil33562
Where is the oil going?

Over the past 15,000 miles I've added about two quarts of oil due to being low. I changed the oil today and poured the old oil back into the used containers. I put in 6.5 quarts, but only drained out...
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