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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-11-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By X3emist
Yes I would

I was thinking I read where to new CCV systems were all insulated now but I may be wrong
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-11-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By X3emist
I don't think it is clear what it is you are asking

Can you rephrase your question?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-10-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By X3emist
It was some sort of interference

The last time it must have just taken me a couple days to notice the lock/unlock key fob function was working again. Yesterday, as soon as I got away from the location where I first noticed it not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By X3emist
Key Fob remote lock/unlock issue

Ok, this is odd. The remote lock/unlock function works around my home town just fine. My trips are normally fairly short, 15 minutes or less. For the second time I have made a 100 mile trip to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-05-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By X3emist
cracked oil filter housing

could be the oil filter housing gasket and/or a cracked oil filter housing, both of which are known issues.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By X3emist
3rd Brake Light

Don't forget to check the upper middle brake light, it is easy to over look it
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,131
Posted By X3emist
What did you do with your old ones

and what type and size where they
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-12-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By X3emist
thanks

thanks
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-12-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By X3emist
Rear seat pet cover recommendation???

Can anyone recommend one of those rear seat pet covers that works well. I need to get one for our '13 bX3. Looking for something fur won't interweave with and that you can blow or shake it right...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-12-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By X3emist
Anyone have a rear seat pet cover recommendation

Can anyone recommend one of those rear seat pet covers that works well. Looking for something fur won't interweave with and that you can blow or shake it right off. Also something easy to install...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By X3emist
Try the dealer

You can shop extended warranty/maintenance policies via BMW dealers. You might be surprised, and, having one from BMW means less hassle down the road.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By X3emist
Temp is cooling off

With fall coming on as temps drop this can set of TPS. Check pressure cold, per door sticker, reset and relax
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,783
Posted By X3emist
white vinegar

but keep it off the paint
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-31-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
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, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
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, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By X3emist
Coil

You probably have a bad coil (or two)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By X3emist
Smoke Test

have a smoke test done, you probably have vacuum leak(s).
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
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, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
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, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
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, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By X3emist
Pillar Covers

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

http://www.bimmian.com/AutoCarbon-Carbon-Fiber-Pillar-Trim-for-BMW-from-bimmian.com
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
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, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
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, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
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, 08:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,771
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...
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