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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 94
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Posted By szee1
I have a set of four 17" wheels and tires. Tires...

I have a set of four 17" wheels and tires. Tires are worn out Scorpions and do hold air but have little value otherwise. Wheels are straight however have been curbed several times (I'm the 3rd owner...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,207
Posted By szee1
Software is the same for XP and Windows 7. You...

Software is the same for XP and Windows 7. You can find it on Ebay with the OBD2 connector fairly inexpensively.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-31-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,205
Posted By szee1
In checking the date, kinda doubt it.

In checking the date, kinda doubt it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 993
Posted By szee1
Unusual alarm problem

Upon returning to my car after an afternoon of golf, the remote would not disarm or unlock the doors. I thought perhaps the remote went out of sync as it was jammed into my golf bag for 4 hours and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,544
Posted By szee1
I programmed mine and as I recall, there wasn't...

I programmed mine and as I recall, there wasn't an unlock option which is why I disabled the auto lock feature.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,627
Posted By szee1
Quite a bit of smoke can go with a CCV failure...

Quite a bit of smoke can go with a CCV failure but it seems odd that none of the other symptoms (rough idle and check engine light) are present. The CCV is a overly complicated PCV valve and can...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-10-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,506
Posted By szee1
Find out what the check engine code was. Even...

Find out what the check engine code was. Even though the light has gone out the code is still stored. The codes won't always tell you the exact problem but will help point you in the right direction....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,711
Posted By szee1
Number 5 would be second from the back. Number...

Number 5 would be second from the back. Number one almost always is closest to the radiator. I would almost risk saying this is always the case but no doubt there is an exception out there somewhere.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,158
Posted By szee1
drivers side kick panel. Little door which is...

drivers side kick panel. Little door which is hinged. Should have decal which says obd2
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,257
Posted By szee1
pics attached. The Tom Tom is 4.5 inches or so,...

pics attached. The Tom Tom is 4.5 inches or so, could probably mount a 5 - 5.5 inch. Hinge is friction style so GPS stays in position once moved into place.

Wiring was easy, tapped off a source...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 21,324
Posted By szee1
It was a bit of a struggle to pull the tank from...

It was a bit of a struggle to pull the tank from the mounting bracket/plate. When you reach down it's pretty easy to find the release for the hose but the tank did not release easily (the tubes that...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,257
Posted By szee1
I hardwired a Tom Tom 730 into my dash cubby....

I hardwired a Tom Tom 730 into my dash cubby. Mounted it on a hinge so that it can swing down and the cubby door closed as to prevent temptation. It looks pretty good and works well. My only...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,435
Posted By szee1
I'm guessing others may be interested too. The...

I'm guessing others may be interested too. The link below is not from the seller I dealt with however my purchase was over a year ago and sellers in China change frequently. The software is not super...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,435
Posted By szee1
Down and up?

Down and up?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,435
Posted By szee1
pm sent.

pm sent.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By szee1
I am constantly surprised by the mark up by...

I am constantly surprised by the mark up by certain dealers in parts. Double or triple in some cases. Compare Tischer BMW for the 566 Pressure regulating valve price against what Jerry325 was quoted...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,435
Posted By szee1
Thank frivolous lawsuits. This is available in...

Thank frivolous lawsuits. This is available in Europe but not North America. I have the E-bay software and OBD2 hardware to program the system and have enabled this on both of ours. Truthfully I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By szee1
good find on Amazon by the way, didn't think of...

good find on Amazon by the way, didn't think of them when I was buying the parts.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By szee1
The worst part of this is the labor so it didn't...

The worst part of this is the labor so it didn't seem worth saving a couple of bucks to try. I think the valve cost of this was under 30-40 bucks.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By szee1
The parts are around 150 bucks if you shop...

The parts are around 150 bucks if you shop around. From the local dealership they can be as high as 3-400.

Labor is around 3 hours. If you are a diy type it's not a huge deal, just a bit of a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,691
Posted By szee1
The coolant level sensor attaches to the bottom...

The coolant level sensor attaches to the bottom of the coolant reservoir and is fairly inexpensive (under 20 bucks if I recall correctly). Here is the part number from Pelican 17117506601.

I had...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-27-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 21,324
Posted By szee1
Great write up, just replaced the water pump,...

Great write up, just replaced the water pump, expansion tank etc. Easy job and actually pleasant to work on.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-27-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By szee1
mlukas161 is probably on the right track. Had the...

mlukas161 is probably on the right track. Had the same issue with one of our 2004's. The CCV which is really an over engineered pcv valve has several hoses, one of which is a drain line down to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By szee1
There have been several forum members with...

There have been several forum members with sunroof problems and it won't take you long to search through and find their posts. From what I can gather, you may be able to manually close it and then...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,665
Posted By szee1
Credit to Starless on the E46 forum for this....

Credit to Starless on the E46 forum for this. Basically the same process for the X3.

http://www.forums.bimmerfest.com/showthread.php?t=417819
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