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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-31-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By X3emist
replace them

Google this forum for more info. In my case one bolt broke and I found it in my driveway which is what lead to finally solving this clunking mystery. Upon further examination and removal of the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-31-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By X3emist
My pick would be the 06 but gas mileage is pretty...

My pick would be the 06 but gas mileage is pretty poor. That is what I got my daughter when she turned 16 and insurance was not bad at all really. Nobody mentioned the safety aspect which is why I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 882
Posted By X3emist

You probably have a bad coil (or two)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By X3emist
Smoke Test

have a smoke test done, you probably have vacuum leak(s).
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By X3emist
You better get ready

You better start a slush fund because the inevitable is just building up. I would say around $4000 for upcoming repairs outta get most of the routine stuff out of the way. Seriously, not being...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By X3emist
Another maybe

My squeaks emanated from the female seat belt part rubbing against the seat and/or console. You might check this out before dissecting the seat.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By X3emist
Please search the forum

This has been discussed in depth several times, one rather recently. No need for everyone to re post everything they have already taken the time to do already.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By X3emist
Pillar Covers

These are not as noticeable as in the pic but they do get comments-

Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By X3emist
And another thing

I would stick with one of the OEM tires used on the vehicle. Search the forum as to why.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By X3emist
Dead key fob battery

Has it crossed your mind that the fob battery may be dead at this age. If your fob is like the ones on the 06 models you better get used to it because the key battery isn't replaceable without major...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By X3emist
Get some new clips first

1- use the proper tool or drop by your favorite body shop and have your boys do it for you

2- Buy new clips to replace the ones on there. I guarantee you will mess some of them up and your hatch...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,582
Posted By X3emist
Smoke test it

My slow start issue was solved by fixing the 3 vacuum leaks I had. Have a good indy smoke test it and I bet you have multiple leaks on an 04. Mine were at the brake booster, the disa valve (mine...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By X3emist
My Famous Speech

Do not buy any BMW without some sort of warranty, period. Even though the miles are low, at that age there are a dozen or so of known maintenance issues that will crop up that will cost 3-$4000,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By X3emist
There is more info on the forum

Search for subframe bolts. There could be others loose as well. My subframe, corss member and tcase have loose bolts. If you feel it right at your left foot it is in fact the subframe. And, get...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-02-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By X3emist
Anyone had to have their Additional Fuse Box replaced

This is a new one on me. DSC malfunction AGAIN. Initially went into limp home mode. Stopped and parked it, when tow truck got there it would not move and engine was making really bad sound.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-01-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By X3emist
Here you go

Take it to a good clean up shop, tell them what happened and have them clean it up. This will stink, attract ants and be harder to clean up the longer you leave it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By X3emist
there are some other threads as well

Have all your underbody bolts, tcase mounts, tranny mounts, subframe bolts etc checked. I had a bunch loose and one broken and several actually stretched from the banging they got as the body flexed.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By X3emist
3rd brake light

How about the third overhead brake light. I overlooked this one once, felt like an idiot but it is worth mentioning I guess
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-15-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By X3emist
replace both of them

replace both of them
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By X3emist
Better replace these bolts

I just posted this on another thread. Seems like this clunk fix is gaining attention. Note however that one of my bolts finally broke. L:uckily my daughter found it laying in the driveway. When...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By X3emist
Smoke Test It

If he hasn't repaired any vacuum leaks yet I can just about guarantee he has a couple. They will cause hard starting and a rough idle and bad gas mileage. Got mine fixed an my mileage jumped from...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By X3emist

You better take the bolts out and see if they stretched. Mine apparently had been loose and the movement actually stretched them until the point one of them broke. That was fun for the guys at my...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-24-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By X3emist
That is crap

I have had a run flat patched. However, look in your portfolio for the tire warranty brochure and DVD. You have a warranty for the first year and so many thousandths of tire wear. I was the first...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-24-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,213
Posted By X3emist
HOld On

We were approached with the Buy Back deal on our 2011 528, it sucks, you only get a bump over what the auction value is and the dealers cost on a new one. So, for fixing BMW's issue it was going to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-24-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,622
Posted By X3emist
My advice

if it is a 2011, your next move- SELL IT
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