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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By SHORDO
Thank you for the advice. I am now much more at...

Thank you for the advice. I am now much more at ease.

Driving the X3 one gets used to the sound of the engine and a slight change makes me wonder. Your advice ensures me that there is no need for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By SHORDO
Question Which diesel in RSA

Hi BMW owners

I am driving a 2005 BMW x3 2.0d. In RSA we have a choice of 500 pp or 50 pp diesel. Recently Sasol has introduced 10 pp diesel. I am not sure whether to use the 500(high sulphur...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-22-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,582
Posted By SHORDO
2005 X3 2.0d 200 000 km pre-owned 1. Electric...

2005 X3 2.0d 200 000 km pre-owned
1. Electric radiator fan not coming on with rise in coolant temperature. Replaced it out of warranty. Not solved
2. Noise from left rear wheel drive. Replaced rear...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By SHORDO
Electric radiator fan

:)Hi there BMW owners

I replaced the electric radiator fan on my 2005 BMW X3 2.0D. BMW dealer (RSA) run a diagnostic test and found fan to be faulty.

New fan still does not kick in when...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,302
Posted By SHORDO
Mech who used to work for BMW RSA suggest...

Mech who used to work for BMW RSA suggest retightening subframe bolts with locktite.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By SHORDO
Talking Electric cooling fan now fixed. Pulled out fuse,...

Electric cooling fan now fixed. Pulled out fuse, cleaned contacts with sandpaper and replaced it. Fan now running again. Thank you for the advice.

Discovered that electric socket in luggage...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By SHORDO
Red face Thanks for your reply, now I am at ease. ...

Thanks for your reply, now I am at ease.

Blessings
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-01-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By SHORDO
Thumbs down Cooling fan

Toady I checked out a strange noise from the front of the X3. With the engine running I noticed that the electric cooling fan is not running unless the Air Con is switched on.
1. Is there a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By SHORDO
Love my x3 but was always little concerned with...

Love my x3 but was always little concerned with fuel consumption.
Found gear ratios which is somewhat disappointing. My 1990 Bmw 320i is a 5 speed with 5th as overdrive and 4th as direct. With the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By SHORDO
Arrow tech info

hi there bmw owners.

I need some technical data for my 2005 x3 2.0d. I could only get general specs on the net, same as owners manual. I am looking for data like gear ratio. Can I fit a second...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-01-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By SHORDO
Fuel economy

:angel: Hi BMW X3 drivers

Is there a way to improve fuel economy on 2005 d X3? has 199 K(km) on the clock without costing an arm and a leg?. Still very much a pleasure to drive but fuel prices RSA...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,000
Posted By SHORDO
Is the noise/ sounds from the rear wheels a...

Is the noise/ sounds from the rear wheels a general problem with the BMW X3 models?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-03-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,000
Posted By SHORDO
Thanks for all the replies. Once settled in the...

Thanks for all the replies. Once settled in the new year I will try an eliminate the problem by applying all the advice given.

Once again thank you very much

happy motoring during 2013!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,000
Posted By SHORDO
ncativo My experience is similar to what you...

ncativo
My experience is similar to what you described. Looking forward to your reply. Thanks
May 2013 bring you more driving pleasure.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-29-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,000
Posted By SHORDO
Smile Thanks for the advice will definitely try it. I...

Thanks for the advice will definitely try it. I meant slight rotation forward-backwards.

Thanks
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-29-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,000
Posted By SHORDO
Checked heat shields and pipe hangers which are...

Checked heat shields and pipe hangers which are all still fine. No problem with butterfly flap when idling or reving motor. Tried driving with DSC off noise level slightly lower can hardly hear...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-24-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1
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Views: 248
Posted By SHORDO
new

hi

I am new to this and still trying to find my way around. Please bear with me.

Seasons greetings with warm blessings
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-24-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,000
Posted By SHORDO
Question rattling sound rear left wheel

I recently bought a 2005 BMW X3 2.0d. There is a rattling / click sound from the rear left wheel when pulling off in 1st gear and with change over into 2nd. the same sound is heard when turning right...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-20-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By SHORDO
rattling sound rear left

I recently bought a 2005 BMW X3 2.0d

My problem is a rattling sound from the rear left wheel when driving off in 1st gear and change over to 2nd. The car was checked by a machanic who tighthen...
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