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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,156
Posted By Etubom
About 5000 lb.

About 5000 lb.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,156
Posted By Etubom
My X3 has found its long-lost twin!

Mine is a 2004 3.0 Mystic Blue with identical wheels to yours. It also "tows like a beast" - over 10,000 km (6000 miles) with the 20 ft Sportsmen in tow. A really delightful and stable tow vehicle. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,875
Posted By Etubom
The work was done by my dealer. The work order...

The work was done by my dealer. The work order shows: 11-78-7-523-434 Lambda Probe L 1010. I hope that helps.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,875
Posted By Etubom
I had the same problem with my 2004 X3.

Hesitation occured when under hard acceleration between 2800-3000 rpm. Would not throw a code for a long time, but finally did so 7 months ago. The problem was with one of the pre-catalytic...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,552
Posted By Etubom
I would do it. However, as one who has towed...

I would do it. However, as one who has towed travel trailers for over 30 years with all kinds of tow vehicles (1976 Dodge Aspen, Ford LTD Wagon, Pontiac Parisienne Wagon, Chevvrolet Suburban, and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-09-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,264
Posted By Etubom
Fingers crossed but the shudder/hesitation...

Fingers crossed but the shudder/hesitation appears to have disappeared. Dealer replaced one O2 sensor (PreCat 02 sensor, Bank 1) as indicated by my Peake fault code reader and confirmed by their...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,264
Posted By Etubom
Well, at long last I got a fault code for the...

Well, at long last I got a fault code for the stumble around 2800 - 3000 rpm; 2960 which the Peake manual indicates is a fault with "PreCat 02 sensor, Bank 1". I assume this should be replaced (It...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-07-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,235
Posted By Etubom
Thanks, Venture996, for your prompt response. ...

Thanks, Venture996, for your prompt response. I'll place an order and give it a go.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-07-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,235
Posted By Etubom
Bluebee, I am happy to hear that those steps...

Bluebee, I am happy to hear that those steps resolved the problem for you but, I've been there and done that! Now what? I have read on several forums, BMW and others, of 1Z einszett Klima-Cleaner...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-06-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,235
Posted By Etubom
Thanks venture996 for the information. I have...

Thanks venture996 for the information. I have been trying to resolve the same problem with my 2004 X3 for about a year. It seems that 1Z einszett Klima-Cleaner may be the answer.

A couple of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-16-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,264
Posted By Etubom
Anyone with updates on fixes to this problem? ...

Anyone with updates on fixes to this problem? I'm still burning through the tank of 93 Octane, but no change yet.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By Etubom
Check this thread for others experiencing a...

Check this thread for others experiencing a similar problem:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=483954

You will read what I and others have experienced. Please keep us posted on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-03-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,264
Posted By Etubom
The suspect suppliers are a few service stations...

The suspect suppliers are a few service stations in the immediate area. One is part of a locally owned chain and a couple are linked to a national oil company. However, I would not want to name...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-03-2010, 04:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,264
Posted By Etubom
Thanks, for keeping us up to date. I'm sorry...

Thanks, for keeping us up to date. I'm sorry that you have been so long without your X3, but I trust you have been provided a decent substitute.

Since you are ahead of me in finding a resolution...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,264
Posted By Etubom
My 2004 X3 first stumbled about three weeks ago

and after reading this thread I took it in to the dealer today together with a printout of all the relevant comments. They took it out for a test drive and analyzed the accumulated codes. Nothing...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By Etubom
Go with the dealer. BMW alignments are more...

Go with the dealer. BMW alignments are more sophisticated than most vehicles and weights are required on the seats and in the cargo area to meet the specs. Without these handling can be negatively...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-25-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By Etubom
Thanks so much for your responses.

Your comments have been very helpful. I have always been a worrier and since it is eight years since I last towed, and that with a Suburban, I have been more anxious than usual. However, we are...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-25-2010, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By Etubom
Emergency Service when 100s of miles from a dealer?

My wife and I will be traveling through northern Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota towing a small trailer with our 2004 X3. I have AAA membership with emergency towing. My concern is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,047
Posted By Etubom
The Yoko Envigor are much quieter

and the ride is considerably smoother. I have just returned from a 180 km drive with 4 passengers. My wife and I were amazed at the difference in the noise and the ride. My winter tires are...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2010, 04:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,047
Posted By Etubom
Yokohama Envigor seem to be a good choice.

A set were installed two days ago on my 2004 X3 and I have driven 500 km, mostly at highway speeds. They are very quiet and stable and a good price with the current $70(CDN) rebate. They replace...
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