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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,344
Posted By Silbergrau M3
CA-Dude, thank you. This is an incredible tip.

CA-Dude, thank you. This is an incredible tip.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,700
Posted By Silbergrau M3
I got two of these. Excellent. Velcro on the...

I got two of these. Excellent. Velcro on the bottom sticks to the carpet, they fold up for storage, and the handles on the side let you carry in everything at once. $30 total.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By Silbergrau M3
Odyssey begins: now we own 2

My eldest son likes our 07 X3 and decided to buy his own, sight unseen by me, in S. Florida, a Sapphire Metalic Black 04 3.0i manual with 58K miles, for $13K. That was two weeks ago. Decent price,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,925
Posted By Silbergrau M3
Six hours of Zen to get these clean: ...

Six hours of Zen to get these clean:

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r295/cperrin/IMG_0559.jpg
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,355
Posted By Silbergrau M3
Dye will fix that. But I'd recommend taking it to...

Dye will fix that. But I'd recommend taking it to a professional. Might cost you $30.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By Silbergrau M3
You can also check here: ...

You can also check here:

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=AccessoryCatalog&catalogid=4462&siteid=214672&catalog=4462
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By Silbergrau M3
No car will please everybody. Backs and butts...

No car will please everybody. Backs and butts differ widely -- some VERY widely! The X3 seats are very good, the best in any BMW I've owned, but the best ever for me we're in a '96 300ZX Twin Turbo....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-27-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By Silbergrau M3
First longish trip

One-day round-trip, Tampa/Jacksonville/Tampa, about 550 mi. The X3 was superb. Nav worked well. This is a relaxed, comfortable, long-distance ride. Eats up miles. Seats, suspension, mileage, even aux...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-15-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,468
Posted By Silbergrau M3
Saw a lowered X3 on the road a few weeks ago,...

Saw a lowered X3 on the road a few weeks ago, plus other cosmetic exterior modification. It was sick, as my kids would say. I.e., I liked it. I pulled up next to him at a stoplight (in a completely...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-15-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,410
Posted By Silbergrau M3
Bought an '07 X3 two months ago with 17K miles....

Bought an '07 X3 two months ago with 17K miles. Love the vehicle. The AT is fine.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,729
Posted By Silbergrau M3
After two months, the wife and I are VERY happy...

After two months, the wife and I are VERY happy with the X3. At $30K for a loaded 07 CPO with 17K miles, an excellent value -- about the cost of a new RAV4.

Social Note: At an expensive restaurant...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2009, 04:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,026
Posted By Silbergrau M3
The sport package X3 has M stickers and tricolor...

The sport package X3 has M stickers and tricolor theme all over it from the factory -- wheels, steering wheel, door sills, maybe elsewhere. In the UK at least, the public (if not BMW) calls that...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2009, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,810
Posted By Silbergrau M3
After horrible luck with an X5, I desperately...

After horrible luck with an X5, I desperately want to believe this about the X3. A dead rear differential at 17K miles did not inspire confidence.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2009, 05:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,359
Posted By Silbergrau M3
You pull on the wire gently until the plastic...

You pull on the wire gently until the plastic coupling comes out from the under the headliner. Then (as I recall) you squeeze the sides of the coupling to remove the male lead. Be careful when you...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2009, 04:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By Silbergrau M3
A good substitute is Wurth with the sponge tip...

A good substitute is Wurth with the sponge tip applicator. It's easier to find and easier to use than Gummi-Pflege. Name isn't as cool, though.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2009, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By Silbergrau M3
Found it -- thanks to both of you!

Found it -- thanks to both of you!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By Silbergrau M3
Navigation DVD unit?

I'm trying to decide if I have the skills and/or native intelligence to update my navigation operating system. One bad early sign: I can't find the DVD unit. I've searched -- in this forum an in the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-01-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,359
Posted By Silbergrau M3
Visor decal removal

DIY note: I had good success last night removing the immediate death sun visor warnings courtesy of BMWNA (non-US cars have no stickers). I kinda forgot how I used to do this and ended up using this...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By Silbergrau M3
Both thoughts occurred to me. Now where is that...

Both thoughts occurred to me. Now where is that roach clip...I mean those forceps I had the sixties...?

Kids, yes. With small hands, no.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By Silbergrau M3
The bulbs are fine -- and yellow. I want to...

The bulbs are fine -- and yellow. I want to replace them with clear bulbs. It was easy to replace the side markers.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By Silbergrau M3
How do you...

...change the front blinker/corner bulbs on an 07 X3?

I pulled the washer tank on the right; couldn't get my hand in there. Pulled the top of the airbox on the left; couldn't get my hand in there,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-29-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,304
Posted By Silbergrau M3
Our E53 X5 3.0 would have been a money pit if we...

Our E53 X5 3.0 would have been a money pit if we hadn't had an aftermarket warranty. A long series of problems major and minor. Fingers crossed for the X3.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-29-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,255
Posted By Silbergrau M3
I've been wondering if certain aftermarket parts...

I've been wondering if certain aftermarket parts for vehicles with the same engine would also work for the X3 -- maybe parts for the 328i or the X5 3.0si. Check Will Turner's site, for example, for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-26-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By Silbergrau M3
I have the same nob on the M. Love it. You might...

I have the same nob on the M. Love it. You might also think about a short shift kit, an excellent mod, if one is made for the X3. Throws are a little long in stock BMW manuals. Our X is AT.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-21-2008, 05:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,851
Posted By Silbergrau M3
So X3 differentials, front or rear, occasionally...

So X3 differentials, front or rear, occasionally die young. In a perverse way, your story is comforting to me. It seems to make it more likely that my used vehicle wasn't ritually abused by the...
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