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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2017, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By x3brian
new sparkplugs at 60k or 100k?

For truly no issues, plugs every 60k coils every 120k.

After 219k miles since new on my 09, that's my learned preventive maintenance schedule.

You can get more out of both...I've done it. But...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2017, 03:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By x3brian
Yes, mine cracked right down the side. Died...

Yes, mine cracked right down the side. Died finally at about a 190k




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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By x3brian
Coolant Fountain

Ha ha ha ha.....not laughing at you but with you. We've all been there...

The key word is you have an 07....very important distinction vs your video. It has an electric WP which means there is an...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By x3brian
My two cents.... If the red overheat light...

My two cents....

If the red overheat light when went on, odds are good it is the electric wp but to supers point I wouldn't dismiss the fan.

Walk don't run to buy yourself a BMW code reader...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,075
Posted By x3brian
Sweet!

Sweet!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,075
Posted By x3brian
That's awesome! Nothing like a loved e83....

That's awesome!


Nothing like a loved e83. It's a beast that will live forever!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,075
Posted By x3brian
200,000 miles club!

I'm at 217k...

Every oil change since I bought her with 2 miles on the Odo has been BMW 5w30....including last weekend
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,075
Posted By x3brian
Mine is an automatic....but the transmission is...

Mine is an automatic....but the transmission is original with no issues to date.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-30-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By x3brian
right rear lower control arm is bent. Thoughts on the steel adjustable arms??

When I bent mine on accident I bought the part from the dealer for around $150 as they had it in stock.

It looks like there are some solid non oem alternatives now for Meyle and Lemforder in the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,075
Posted By x3brian
200,000 miles club!

Predictable.

I have...for the most part...followed oil changes every 8k miles. Some shorter. Some longer

It was literally just fluid changes to 150k (transfer case/differential every 30k,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,075
Posted By x3brian
Oil police and gas police will have to come get...

Oil police and gas police will have to come get me too.


Premium, regular...short oil change...long oil change...

Meh....

My car is still as good as new ;)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,075
Posted By x3brian
200,000 miles club!

I'm at 216k on my 09 bought new. I hit 200k at least 8 months ago and drove it cross country post 200k.

You even had a 1 year head start since you bought it. What took you so long?

Rofl.
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2016, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By x3brian
Or the gear in the transfer case actuator is gone.

Or the gear in the transfer case actuator is gone.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2016, 03:17 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 87,010
Posted By x3brian
215k on my 09 and still chugging along. If...

215k on my 09 and still chugging along.

If there was a 6speed 3 series nearby a few weeks ago, I probably would have made the change. Instead I fixed the issue. At this point, might as well drive...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2016, 03:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By x3brian
It's not on my 09.

It's not on my 09.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-07-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 87,010
Posted By x3brian
Each one was barely broken in! My 09 is at...

Each one was barely broken in!

My 09 is at almost 215k and I drove it cross country at 204k.

I seriously came close to throwing in the towel the other week when my transfer case actuator motor...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2016, 03:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By x3brian
Me as well. It could be an lci thing....

Me as well.

It could be an lci thing....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-26-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By x3brian
Ecs sells a rebuild kit for $140. If you have...

Ecs sells a rebuild kit for $140. If you have time, it doesn't hurt to rebuild it.

The new motors when in a pinch are expensive for what it is.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-26-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By x3brian
Transfer Case Servo Motor

It's not as tragic as the water pump as you can limp home. Your dashboard is a bit of an Xmas tree with ABS, 4x4, and brake illuminated. In addition it's a loud clicking nose on turns and the car...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By x3brian
lol

lol
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By x3brian
I will probably rebuild the old actuator in case...

I will probably rebuild the old actuator in case it happens again. I had no choice this time but to buy new because I need it back on the road Monday.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By x3brian
Time for new front pads too: 577179 I...

Time for new front pads too:

577179

I can't believe I got 114k out of these pads. First set not on BMWs dime.

Time for another beer.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By x3brian
Transfer Case Servo Motor

None of us are immune to ultimate failure to the gear on the servo motor.

213,750 miles and 7 faithful years, mine finally died. The teeth on the bottom are completely rounded out:

577176
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-19-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 170,927
Posted By x3brian
Two common places to look are the oil filter...

Two common places to look are the oil filter housing gasket or the valve cover gasket.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By x3brian
It is. If you replaced the pads and sensor...

It is.

If you replaced the pads and sensor and light is still on, either the pads on the axel you didn't replace are worn and need replacement or your sensor didn't get hooked up.
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