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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By SonicBoom
Mine does that too. (both issues) I've had...

Mine does that too. (both issues)

I've had all fluids, (tranny, transfer, both diffs) changed. No change in noise or shift.

I actually don't minds the noise.. I kinda like it.

FYI, I have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By SonicBoom
It can be. When I use BMW oil, I never have...

It can be.

When I use BMW oil, I never have to top off.
When I use Mobil 1, I need to add about twice between 7000 mile changes.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-10-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By SonicBoom
If you have the sport model, you have the sport...

If you have the sport model, you have the sport bumper.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By SonicBoom
I could use what you got from ECS, and I have the...

I could use what you got from ECS, and I have the cover you need so long as you do not have the SPORT X3.

Wanna trade?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,104
Posted By SonicBoom
OK, I finally got in there. First, my X3...

OK, I finally got in there.

First, my X3 does not have a hose connected to that nipple. The nipple is capped off. Item 25 in this link (...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,547
Posted By SonicBoom
Yep, every symptom you list is a water pump...

Yep, every symptom you list is a water pump failure.
Same thing happened to me.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By SonicBoom
It's the muffler valve. It's no problem at all....

It's the muffler valve.
It's no problem at all. Mine does it too.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=PC93&mospid=49511&btnr=18_0612&hg=18&fg=20
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,104
Posted By SonicBoom
Understood about the sonic weld. I am in plastics...

Understood about the sonic weld. I am in plastics too.

I don't think this part is oem. Look at the difference in the last two pictures. These Russian diaphragms are likely reverse engineered....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,104
Posted By SonicBoom
1. Sonic Weld!! Awesome. I deal with sonic...

1. Sonic Weld!! Awesome. I deal with sonic welds on a daily basis myself [water filters]. Since that cover is round, I think a spin weld would be better, but I digress...
Back to your point, this...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,104
Posted By SonicBoom
I have not done it yet. I am still considering...

I have not done it yet. I am still considering it.

I need to get a good look in there of what it would take to do the job right.

I am going to ask a local shop for an old used valve cover so I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,104
Posted By SonicBoom
yes omg, how in the heck did I not include that...

yes
omg, how in the heck did I not include that in my OP!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By SonicBoom
In days of yore, the idle increased to compensate...

In days of yore, the idle increased to compensate for the extra load. The increase was always excessive in order to be on the safe side.

I'll speculate that with the fine computer control of our...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,104
Posted By SonicBoom
true for the m54, but the n52 diaphragm is...

true for the m54, but the n52 diaphragm is integral to the valve cover.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,104
Posted By SonicBoom
Replace the entire valve cover because the diaphragm failed? Not anymore. (maybe)

Lets begin a discussion.

Problem:

http://www.bimmersport.ca/crank-case-ventilation-system-pcv-ccvv/




So, when this happens, we are forced to buy an entire valve cover. The diaphragm was...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By SonicBoom
private video no can watch. Sent from...

private video
no can watch.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 902
Posted By SonicBoom
I have 'em on a 98 Maxima. They are awesome. ...

I have 'em on a 98 Maxima. They are awesome.

They bitch going around corners, but they don't let go.


+1 on the soft sidewalls. They always look low.


I like my pirellis on my x3 too much...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By SonicBoom
I think the OP may be referring to how one has to...

I think the OP may be referring to how one has to replace the entire valve cover when the integrated PCV valve goes bad. This is a known issue on the N52. It causes stumbling and bad idle because of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By SonicBoom
I love that you called it a mag. Ah, the good...

I love that you called it a mag. Ah, the good ole days.

Did you know they were called mags because the racers ofter used MAGnesium wheels? Proved to be dangerous since small particles of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 66,041
Posted By SonicBoom
07 144k Just did my second tranny drain n...

07
144k
Just did my second tranny drain n fill. First one was done by dealer at 100k. That fluid sure could be better. Will do again mid summer.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By SonicBoom
You are on the right track. However, you do...

You are on the right track.

However, you do not need any special tools to do a brake bleed via the "gravity" method. See video.
In the video below, he uses tubing, but you can leave the fluid...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,313
Posted By SonicBoom
Ah yes. You are correct. One cannot manually...

Ah yes. You are correct. One cannot manually turn off front wheel activation.

I must be forcing it to send all power to rear wheels when I do doughnuts. I am guessing the sharp steering angle,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,313
Posted By SonicBoom
Remenber: the LCI models are different. You...

Remenber: the LCI models are different.

You have AWD. LCI is X-drive.

Pressing the button turns off my stability control. Front wheels still kick in when needed.
Holding the button turns off...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,003
Posted By SonicBoom
Interesting. Removing the engine may be the...

Interesting.

Removing the engine may be the easiest way to replace the oil pan gaskets. (and lot of other stuff.)


I've yanked a few engines in my day. I have always found it to be easier to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,050
Posted By SonicBoom
AWESOME! Thanks man.

AWESOME!

Thanks man.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By SonicBoom
In my case, it was the starter that caused the no...

In my case, it was the starter that caused the no start. The battery was fine.


^^^
That is what happened to me. Again, it was the starter, not the battery.
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