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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By dukedkt442
The finish would look nice, but you'd need to...

The finish would look nice, but you'd need to remove the trim; impossible to spray-on with the trim in place and protect from overspray.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By dukedkt442
Pretty much all 5 of their listed reasons are...

Pretty much all 5 of their listed reasons are completely false. You could apply the same logic to engine oil.... I find it difficult to trust any shops in Jersey, period. They MUST be good,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By dukedkt442
Still waiting on mine to fall apart, so can't...

Still waiting on mine to fall apart, so can't really help... but if/when it does happen to mine, I'll probably buy the new trim.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By dukedkt442
If you have a known issue... fix said known issue...

If you have a known issue... fix said known issue and your problems will most likely go away.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By dukedkt442
CEL could be ANYTHING. Can't guess on this.......

CEL could be ANYTHING. Can't guess on this.... you need to pull the codes.

Even if you by chance fixed the source of the code, it won't go off on its own until a certain amount of start/drive...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By dukedkt442
My dealership told me 25k miles, and my gut and...

My dealership told me 25k miles, and my gut and fluid experience agrees.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By dukedkt442
I wish my E83 sounded as good as my E46, but I'm...

I wish my E83 sounded as good as my E46, but I'm not going to spend $600 to do it. I'm not sure if it was due to the M54 in my E46 or just mine, but it had one helluva intake roar that I couldn't...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By dukedkt442
Put a level on the floor; if the floor is level,...

Put a level on the floor; if the floor is level, the vehicle is level. A slight pitch to the floor isn't enough to really cause much of an issue, but half the vehicle being up on ramps or jackstands...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By dukedkt442
Pre-measuring is definitely the most accurate way...

Pre-measuring is definitely the most accurate way of doing it; measuring what was taken out adds a point of error.

I'm not sure how much an effect .2L has on these differentials, which are vented...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-15-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By dukedkt442
For $200 I would definitely someone do it, since...

For $200 I would definitely someone do it, since you don't have the tools and may not have the workspace. I'm at a point in my life where I work on things when I want to, not when I have to.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By dukedkt442
Good catch on the transmission type. I seldom...

Good catch on the transmission type. I seldom read sigs; fixed my own. :thumbup:

One question of control I'll ask for everyone posting different levels of fluids put into the diffs and t-case: is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By dukedkt442
Fixed it for you.

Fixed it for you.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By dukedkt442
If they are docking vertically up but operating...

If they are docking vertically up but operating normally, then that means that their first motion is to go down then up. Taking the arms off won't help as the wipers will try to go down into the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By dukedkt442
Mine had to be replaced after the battery died.

Mine had to be replaced after the battery died.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By dukedkt442
105k on original oil?!?!?!?!? Boy I hope not......

105k on original oil?!?!?!?!? Boy I hope not... that fluid should be done every 25k.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By dukedkt442
All very good points; I mentioned the T-case...

All very good points; I mentioned the T-case specifically as they seem to be quite sensitive to different brand street tires, let alone off road tires. X3 is a tall 3-series wagon, marginally better...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 532
Posted By dukedkt442
"bunny thumping" is that clicking? Sounds...

"bunny thumping" is that clicking?

Sounds like bad ground is definitely a possibility. they corrode and fail, but at least they're real easy to get to once you pull off the heat shield. easy to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By dukedkt442
With the "delicate" nature of the transfer case,...

With the "delicate" nature of the transfer case, any off-roading that would require off-road tires is probably asking for trouble. With no lo-range, look forward engine lugging. With 18" wheels and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 532
Posted By dukedkt442
Bingo. Forgot about their issues. Once you...

Bingo. Forgot about their issues. Once you mentioned it, it'd be the first thing I'd check after battery voltage
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,069
Posted By dukedkt442
So I noticed something interesting today...

So I noticed something interesting today price-shopping oils. The BMW-"brand" oil is 5W-30, which up until 2012 was made by Castrol; now it is made by Shell. However, the approved Castrol is now...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 532
Posted By dukedkt442
If it isn't cranking, it may not be the starter...

If it isn't cranking, it may not be the starter at all. Need to get a voltmeter on there to see if the battery is even accepting enough charge to engage the starter. All those warning lights are...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By dukedkt442
Sounds like you'll have to overnight-ship the...

Sounds like you'll have to overnight-ship the t-stat.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
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Views: 663
Posted By dukedkt442
Certainly good be, I really don't know anything...

Certainly good be, I really don't know anything about CA fuels. The stoichiometric equation of fuel to exhaust gases is a stable equation, so if there are less emissions being produced, there is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By dukedkt442
Good to hear. Might inspire me to check on my...

Good to hear. Might inspire me to check on my plugs. :thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By dukedkt442
Can you post pics of your plugs and new plugs...

Can you post pics of your plugs and new plugs side by side, Timgray?
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