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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Supercourse
This is a bit different from the usual reports on...

This is a bit different from the usual reports on this forum where the 4x4 light appears in combination with other others (terrible triad).

In some of those cases with no other symptoms the lights...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Supercourse
Run away fast.

Run away fast.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 841
Posted By Supercourse
Surprised a dealer would install run-flats on an...

Surprised a dealer would install run-flats on an '05 E83.

Wouldn't this make the extra-firm ride that many complain about even more punishing?

Or maybe the stiffness of the run-flats is such an...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Supercourse
If you use a screwdriver you will probably break...

If you use a screwdriver you will probably break most of the clips and scratch the paint.

Try to get the proper tool for the job that will ease the clips out uniformly to avoid them breaking.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Supercourse
No need to take any cover off. There is a...

No need to take any cover off. There is a pre-cut access hole for the oil drain plug.

May or may not have a flip down cover on the access hole.

Probably further back than you are expecting,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By Supercourse
From the BMW X3 FAQ and DIY Compilation sticky...

From the BMW X3 FAQ and DIY Compilation sticky above: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=408603
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 148,207
Posted By Supercourse
AFAIK, computer is reset under the following: ...

AFAIK, computer is reset under the following:

- replacement of complete actuator
- replacement of transfer case
- fluid replacement (not essential, but preferable)

A computer reset after...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Supercourse
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=124958&highlight=angel+eyes
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By Supercourse
2 pumps, side by side. Check that their...

2 pumps, side by side.

Check that their electrical connectors are in place, and not corroded.

You should be able to confirm if 12V is getting to that point when stalk operated.

When was last...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Supercourse
I'm fairly sure the thumbwheel's primary purpose...

I'm fairly sure the thumbwheel's primary purpose is to allow the driver to choose cooler air at face level when in heating mode.

That is, with hot air being directed to feet and windows in cold...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 841
Posted By Supercourse
I think this key. Roofs (and windows) are best...

I think this key. Roofs (and windows) are best used on a regular basis.

If one of them doesn't get used for weeks or months on end, things get stuck in place and when next called into duty, the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Supercourse
That's a clear symptom of low refrigerant in the...

That's a clear symptom of low refrigerant in the E83. Might be a leak, but hopefully just needs a recharge.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, a couple of screws that are only accessible...

Yes, a couple of screws that are only accessible with the air vent panel out of the way.

The very early 2.5i came standard with just a cover there, not a tray with lid, and it was secured in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Supercourse
My SWAG would be that a new battery and a check...

My SWAG would be that a new battery and a check of the serpentine belt tensioner pulley and the deflection pulley is required.

Gravelly sound may have been dry bearings on one or both of those...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,236
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, see: ...

Yes, see: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7750467&postcount=3

It is surprising that combo. is a better (or exact) match for height and revs/mile than the official BMW sizing.

I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-10-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,995
Posted By Supercourse
That car definitely has leather seats. BMW...

That car definitely has leather seats.

BMW vinyl has different texture of material on the sides from the main seating surface, and that can always been noticed in a picture.

The piping in the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-10-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 841
Posted By Supercourse
Take a look at the 245,000 Mile X3 thread to...

Take a look at the 245,000 Mile X3 thread to balance off the cautionary tone of others, and deduce that an '04 -'06 X3 can be a reliable and entertaining vehicle to own.

But the reasons for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Supercourse
Someone has had that interior panel off to either...

Someone has had that interior panel off to either replace speakers or fix the window regulator and not put the lock back correctly.

Will require at least partial removal of the panel to reseat the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By Supercourse
1. Old oil spilt onto underbody shield after...

1. Old oil spilt onto underbody shield after recent oil change. $0.

2. Oil filter housing gasket leaking. $7 part, $200 - $300 labor.

3. Crankcase Vent Valve hoses cracked. $75 parts,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By Supercourse
Surely, just the front uses the orange bulb for...

Surely, just the front uses the orange bulb for parking lights and the rear uses the red tail light (for N. American models)?

Have you tried the one-sided European parking lights a.k.a as standing...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 105,546
Posted By Supercourse
No published maintenance schedule for the...

No published maintenance schedule for the transfer case. And that's the point.

BMW uses an algorithm relating clutch pack resistance/pressure to remaining life of the fluid.

But the only way...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 105,546
Posted By Supercourse
^ That's a good summary - it explains very well...

^ That's a good summary - it explains very well why some X3 owners achieve well over 150K miles with no wear on the actuator gear, while others have premature failure.

Routine change of fluid is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Supercourse
Some possibilities: - tire is not sitting...

Some possibilities:

- tire is not sitting symmetrically in the carrier (does valve feel like it's centered in the access hole?)

- the plastic edge of the carrier has deformed over time or got...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-30-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Supercourse
If you are not getting water to either washer the...

If you are not getting water to either washer the person who sold you the car has messed things up.

The pump for the front must be dead (and maybe leaking) while the pump for the rear (same part...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-30-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,180
Posted By Supercourse
Lots of discussion on forums for other models...

Lots of discussion on forums for other models regarding BMW advising against greasing the pins.

e.g. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=398500

I think the grease attracting dirt...
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