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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By datawx
I'm sure the is an "M" Diesel in Europe. Not...

I'm sure the is an "M" Diesel in Europe. Not sure what is included up and beyond a normal X3
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By datawx
My wife's 05 X3 had a strange surging thing. ...

My wife's 05 X3 had a strange surging thing. Under light load in top gear. Gently accelerate and a hunting or surging would happen........floor it and it cleared. After lots of investigation it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,650
Posted By datawx
Went to town and got my Dremel tool this...

Went to town and got my Dremel tool this afternoon. Had this mod done in like 20 mins. Kept coming in to watch the vid over and over to make sure I did it right. Now I have done this once I could...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By datawx
Panoramic Roof Issues - Must watch

Our 05 just stopped working yesterday.....no warning. Our local Indy wants 4/5 hours to strip out the roof liner etc to disable the rear piece of glass......last night searching the web I found 2...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,650
Posted By datawx
Our 05 just stopped working yesterday.....no...

Our 05 just stopped working yesterday.....no warning. Our local Indy wants 4/5 hours to strip out the roof liner etc to disable the rear piece of glass......last night searching the web I found 2...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,650
Posted By datawx
Our 05 just stopped working yesterday.....no...

Our 05 just stopped working yesterday.....no warning. Our local Indy wants 4/5 hours to strip out the roof liner etc to disable the rear piece of glass......last night searching the web I found 2...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By datawx
Just an update folks.......and thanks for all...

Just an update folks.......and thanks for all your replies.

The CCV was faulty and leaking. Lot of mess around it. We also replaced the MAF as we knew it was faulty. Changed the oil again back...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By datawx
That must be it can0n4......This smoke on my...

That must be it can0n4......This smoke on my wife's car smelled very odd. It's in the shop now. Had noticed a smell of oil on the car sometimes recently when we pull in the house garage at...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By datawx
The oil is done yearly or at half distance to...

The oil is done yearly or at half distance to what the service meter tells us.

It's the way it smokes and then suddenly stops that is odd. A hot engine running at 70 MPH suddenly smoking and then...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By datawx
Just changed the oil. Castrol 5/40. It had...

Just changed the oil. Castrol 5/40. It had Liqui Moly in it before. Same weight from memory.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By datawx
White towards grey smoke. Funny smell. Not oil...

White towards grey smoke. Funny smell. Not oil and not regular burnt gasoline.

It does get lots of short trips for sure, but at least once a week it gets a run down town and back. Some weeks...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By datawx
It's actually coming form the tail pipe. I went...

It's actually coming form the tail pipe. I went back there on start up to sniff the smoke. Definitely not that oil burning smell. More a chemical small. Not like normal cold start up exhaust...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By datawx
Smoke at 70 MPH....sometimes start up

Hi All.............Not posted in a long long time. Thanks in advance to any ideas you may have too BTW.

My wife's 05 X3 3.0. 85K miles only. Been running fine forever apart from occasional...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-29-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,702
Posted By datawx
Jeff.....Did you buy a stick or an auto? The...

Jeff.....Did you buy a stick or an auto?

The 335 also comes in an Xi which for me in Canada would be a hoot in the winter! I have not driven a 335 but have driven plenty of high performance turbo...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-29-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,702
Posted By datawx
C-Level....... I think that's what you don't...

C-Level.......

I think that's what you don't need to do with it. The V8 pulls a lot.....a heck of a lot. It does not need to be revved like a banshee! Thats a 4 cyl's job.

Us old school...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,831
Posted By datawx
OK further info for y'all to chew on. I can...

OK further info for y'all to chew on. I can reproduce the jerky, surging feeling in D S/D and manual mode. All ways seems to be in the same rev range 3000 to 4750.

Just wired, real wired.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 03-28-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 16,239
Posted By datawx
See my soup comment later in this post. About...

See my soup comment later in this post. About sums the new M3 up for me......

Had chance to put a new M3 Coupe through it's paces this week. Had a full tank of gas and my sales guy with me. He...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 03-28-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,395
Posted By datawx
Not all that Impressed

You'll hate me for this one!

Had chance to put a new M3 Coupe through it's paces this week. Had a full tank of gas and my sales guy with me. He enjoys my "spirited" driving style.

Anyway we...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-28-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,702
Posted By datawx
You'll Hate Me for This One !!!

Had chance to put a new M3 Coupe through it's paces this week. Had a full tank of gas and my sales guy with me. He enjoys my "spirited" driving style.

Anyway we drove Freeway, highway and some...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,831
Posted By datawx
We did notice Mr Driller Killer but this thread...

We did notice Mr Driller Killer but this thread is about my Wifes 05 X3 Auto.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,831
Posted By datawx
i see it now KJ Thanks. Also replied to your PM.

i see it now KJ Thanks. Also replied to your PM.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2008, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,501
Posted By datawx
I find if you make a call on the phone the car...

I find if you make a call on the phone the car will take over. Or the car just rings when I get an incoming call. Don't seem to have to do anything as long as the phone is in my pocket when i start...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,831
Posted By datawx
Also.......my holding in 3rd will happen on flat...

Also.......my holding in 3rd will happen on flat ground after coming out of a hilly section near the house. I can drive sometimes for at least half a mile before it shifts its self. A touch more...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2008, 07:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,831
Posted By datawx
KJ No Bulletin in your post????

KJ

No Bulletin in your post????
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,831
Posted By datawx
Kicking down from 2000 RPM in light throttle...

Kicking down from 2000 RPM in light throttle driving the vehicle will start to surge, if you nail it it clears. Also it will hold in gear sometimes at 3000 RPM on flat ground for some time.

OK...
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