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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By didymos
That did not work after all. So I put my head in...

That did not work after all. So I put my head in and examined the tank as close as I could get and studied the pattern if sprays etc one more time. I saw a line on a tank as if scratched with a screw...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By didymos
Turnout there was a leak after-all - heater hose....

Turnout there was a leak after-all - heater hose. Got a new O-ring from O'Reilly.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By didymos
Coolant light

After 15 min of driving coolant comes up, then goes away then may come again. Have no leaks, fluid level is stable.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By didymos
front seats cushions & back swap

Is it possible to just swap the cushions and the back of the front seats?

Just see them getting some wear and want to prevent further deterioration.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,480
Posted By didymos
what a story: I went for a second opinion to a...

what a story: I went for a second opinion to a local guy who does only BMW, torqued up all cross member box and power steering rack bolts and done. wow $90 vs $2,200 that I heard two days before....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,480
Posted By didymos
I did not want to play gamble no more. I went to...

I did not want to play gamble no more. I went to the BMW/MB specialist, who took it for a ride then we stopped, he put big headphones on and was scanning the front end while I was was turning the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,480
Posted By didymos
Darn it, so got the front upper bushings and ball...

Darn it, so got the front upper bushings and ball joints replaced and the knocking noise at the parking speeds did not go away...

I heard from the Mercedes mechanic that it happens that bushings...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,480
Posted By didymos
traction strut/upper control arm/thurst arm

I am having hard time unscrewing the 21mm bolts, how do I come about it? Did anyone do it on X3?

There does not seem to be enough room to even put a socket. Breaker bar has no movement then...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-06-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,710
Posted By didymos
update: I made 2 years on these bulbs, drove only...

update: I made 2 years on these bulbs, drove only 15k miles and one died. Do not wast your money, buy regular bulbs or rotate high beams with low and you get improvement at no cost (since high beams...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,353
Posted By didymos
OK partner, it is a transfer case then: ...

OK partner, it is a transfer case then:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=566880
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,443
Posted By didymos
same sinful thoughts, my cost so far is a...

same sinful thoughts,

my cost so far is a bit lighter because I do all the work and buy parts outside the local dealer,

in 3 years I put only 18k I put on it (68k now) but I spent close to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,353
Posted By didymos
it has been 3 years since I had a similar but not...

it has been 3 years since I had a similar but not sure if the same experience, when I turned the keys to light up indicators I was getting a repetitive knock from the from left foot of drivers front,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,405
Posted By didymos
updated, after 8 months, AC pulley gave up, I am...

updated, after 8 months, AC pulley gave up, I am replacing Napa pulley, with the part from Advanced (#89133) because other two installed in the summer are still in a good shape, this one is almost...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,236
Posted By didymos
once reservoir is removed, unscrew the filter and...

once reservoir is removed, unscrew the filter and just rinse it with gasoline, there are some particles inside the plastic filter

it definitely pays off to flush it, or "transfuse" it - way easier...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,219
Posted By didymos
I have just replaced ignition coil this week,...

I have just replaced ignition coil this week, which is another figure that adds up to the total $1200 or $1300 I have spent on repair parts alone so far within 17k miles after warranty expired but I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-02-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,143
Posted By didymos
well, finally I got what I waited for - an...

well, finally I got what I waited for - an engine service soon indicator came out yesterday after biggest hiccup ever, normally it went away after 30 seconds

guys at Autozone pulled P0301 code in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-01-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,265
Posted By didymos
failures under 65k: water valve, thermostat...

failures under 65k: water valve, thermostat gasket sensor leak, water pump bearing sealant leak, radiator sensor gasket leak, all pulleys worn out, serpentine belt cracked all over
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By didymos
just look around the system, white residue...

just look around the system, white residue indicates the source; I had same symptoms 2 months ago, turned out the leak was at the fan and thermostat sensors, got first part from dealer for $25 and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-18-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,210
Posted By didymos
re: "Sometimes I feel like owning a BMW is like...

re: "Sometimes I feel like owning a BMW is like having a beautiful high maintenance girlfriend. "

pointy observation, it made me laugh

I have calculated that in in the 16k miles I drove since I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By didymos
mystery solved, it is an outlet for pump in case...

mystery solved, it is an outlet for pump in case seal goes bad that the lubrication has an exit for it, so the pump needs to be replaced...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-19-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By didymos
what is this cylinder of water pump

coolant was diminishing recently, I think it is a leak on the sensor of the thermostat but there was some slimy substance below the water pump on the engine, seems like it came from the cylinder on...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 09-29-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 148,877
Posted By didymos
well, surprise might be on your side when you get...

well, surprise might be on your side when you get things finally delivered. with mine they sent wrong grommets. I got the refund but not for the shipping back.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,779
Posted By didymos
Got it done today. bought extended Torx-18 at...

Got it done today. bought extended Torx-18 at Napa and set of Torxs (another needed is T-14) at Sears. I knew that bolts (there are 4 of them) for T-18 require 105mN torque (77.4 ft-lb). I was not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,274
Posted By didymos
I posted a note yesterday that napa has it on...

I posted a note yesterday that napa has it on sale for $5.98, I hope it is a nationwide deal.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-17-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 466
Posted By didymos
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