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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By SonicBoom
I love that you called it a mag. Ah, the good...

I love that you called it a mag. Ah, the good ole days.

Did you know they were called mags because the racers ofter used MAGnesium wheels? Proved to be dangerous since small particles of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 64,847
Posted By SonicBoom
07 144k Just did my second tranny drain n...

07
144k
Just did my second tranny drain n fill. First one was done by dealer at 100k. That fluid sure could be better. Will do again mid summer.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By SonicBoom
You are on the right track. However, you do...

You are on the right track.

However, you do not need any special tools to do a brake bleed via the "gravity" method. See video.
In the video below, he uses tubing, but you can leave the fluid...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 952
Posted By SonicBoom
Ah yes. You are correct. One cannot manually...

Ah yes. You are correct. One cannot manually turn off front wheel activation.

I must be forcing it to send all power to rear wheels when I do doughnuts. I am guessing the sharp steering angle,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 952
Posted By SonicBoom
Remenber: the LCI models are different. You...

Remenber: the LCI models are different.

You have AWD. LCI is X-drive.

Pressing the button turns off my stability control. Front wheels still kick in when needed.
Holding the button turns off...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 871
Posted By SonicBoom
Interesting. Removing the engine may be the...

Interesting.

Removing the engine may be the easiest way to replace the oil pan gaskets. (and lot of other stuff.)


I've yanked a few engines in my day. I have always found it to be easier to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 880
Posted By SonicBoom
AWESOME! Thanks man.

AWESOME!

Thanks man.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By SonicBoom
In my case, it was the starter that caused the no...

In my case, it was the starter that caused the no start. The battery was fine.


^^^
That is what happened to me. Again, it was the starter, not the battery.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 880
Posted By SonicBoom
The problem stated is the cost of the...

The problem stated is the cost of the replacement, not the difficulty of the replacement.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,039
Posted By SonicBoom
:thumbup: You are my new friend.

:thumbup:
You are my new friend.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,039
Posted By SonicBoom
If you are a gearhead, a BMW is a great fit. If...

If you are a gearhead, a BMW is a great fit.
If you are buying it because it is a BMW, move along. Nothing more to see here.

It's true they will need work.

It's true they are EASIER to work on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 880
Posted By SonicBoom
That's why I bought an entire replacement seat...

That's why I bought an entire replacement seat from a salvage yard. 200 bucks.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By SonicBoom
Interesting. I have a slight vibration in...

Interesting.


I have a slight vibration in my 2007. I'm gonna give this a try.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 880
Posted By SonicBoom
Negative. My 2007 almost burned me. ...

Negative.

My 2007 almost burned me.

Now, maybe the pre-2007's actually burned through, but my 07 definitely will make your left buttcheek know it is malfunctioning.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 880
Posted By SonicBoom
That is no joke Frantz. These seats are WELL...

That is no joke Frantz. These seats are WELL KNOWN for shorting out and burning people. I kid you not.
It's usually the drivers seat. The left rear portion of the seat area will get so hot it will...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By SonicBoom
The coolant light going on and off is a signal...

The coolant light going on and off is a signal that your coolant is low.
The heat going on and off is also a sign that your coolant is low.

In these X3s, low coolant is usually a sign of an...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-29-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By SonicBoom
That aint too bad. Did you have to prove you...

That aint too bad.

Did you have to prove you owned the car?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-25-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By SonicBoom
Yep, Bosch Icons are the best. Sent from...

Yep, Bosch Icons are the best.

Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By SonicBoom
I concur with the above. Your mechanic is...

I concur with the above. Your mechanic is probably not familiar with this transfer case.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By SonicBoom
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=PC93...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=PC93&mospid=49511&btnr=51_5192&hg=51&fg=75
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By SonicBoom
why not just get it fromm a slavage yard? ...

why not just get it fromm a slavage yard?

http://www.car-part.com/


or If you want OEM

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By SonicBoom
no, do not let Pep Boys do it. Where in CT...

no, do not let Pep Boys do it.

Where in CT are you? I have peeps there that can maybe make a recommendation.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-03-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By SonicBoom
1. The tranny only starts from first when in...

1. The tranny only starts from first when in Sport Drive. In regular drive, it starts in second gear.

2. You and I have the wonderful N52 motor. Torque comes on strong at 2500 rpm. I feel the...
Forum: Off-Topic 12-03-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By SonicBoom
no

no
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-03-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 808
Posted By SonicBoom
Yep. Change it. We all change it. My dealer...

Yep. Change it. We all change it.

My dealer even changed mine at 100K under the maintenance plan the previous owner purchased.
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