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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 346,758
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Over 150k on my 09. Transmission still running...

Over 150k on my 09. Transmission still running great!


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 61,686
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 61,686
Posted By x3brian
My 09 hit 150,000 this morning on the way to...

My 09 hit 150,000 this morning on the way to work. Just put on new Michelin's on last weekend (4th set of tires) because I got a nail in the sidewall of one of them. Irritating to buy 4 new tires...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By x3brian
Can you send a picture of what you are...

Can you send a picture of what you are referencing?


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By x3brian
I suspect this is your issue. Your rolling...

I suspect this is your issue.

Your rolling diameter between from and rear is off causing issues with the transfer case. Even with staggered setup all 4 tires must be replaced as a set. I get the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,744
Posted By x3brian
For my n52 engine in my x3 I use this one from...

For my n52 engine in my x3 I use this one from ecs:

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E83-X3-N52_3.0L/Search/SiteSearch/Oil_Filter/ES2167951/

It works great! I have used it to change the oil on my...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-06-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By x3brian
Max has em.... ...

Max has em....

http://www.oembimmerparts.com/mobile/Product.aspx?ProductCode=06237-X3





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Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 03-22-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By x3brian
Diesel particulate filter. I have zero...

Diesel particulate filter.

I have zero experience with a diesel 1 but Op according to this link your mechanic might be right.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,166
Posted By x3brian
I assume you are asking about front and rear...

I assume you are asking about front and rear diffs....

Yes they use 75w90 gl-5 fluid. I use Red line and swear by it.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,692
Posted By x3brian
http://www.wickedcas.com/product.php?productid=167...

http://www.wickedcas.com/product.php?productid=167&cat=0&page=1



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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-12-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By x3brian
Transfer Box MY 2011

Yes it can be changed and is quite easy. The procedure for the f25 should be identical to the e83.

It takes 1L of BMW transfer case fluid. It's about $50 a bottle.

It has two 17 mm bolts one...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By x3brian
Here is a quick update on this error since we...

Here is a quick update on this error since we don't have any previous threads.

2F71 indicates the ECU box fan is failing. That part takes air from the air ducts and blows it straight onto the ECU...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By x3brian
2f71

It looks like my fault is continuing. I am getting 2f71 as an occasional fault (twice in last 2k miles).

427082

Anyone have experience with pulling the ecu to replace the fan?


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By x3brian
Not necessarily true. On my 09 the clown nose...

Not necessarily true. On my 09 the clown nose blinks from the factory when locked but it doesn't have the alarm.

It's a rare option that was only dealer installed. Best way to check...roll down...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-02-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,810
Posted By x3brian
Tire and wheel warranty starting to pay for itself

The most expensive oem tire for the 2014 x3 is only $340 on tire rack. You don't need to go to the dealer to self insure.

Also please note: your biggest enemy to your transfer case is uneven...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-02-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,810
Posted By x3brian
Holy cow!!! A little known secret for next...

Holy cow!!! A little known secret for next time...

Discount/Americas tire sells road hazard certs for any tire for about $30-$40 a tire (dependent on per tire price). Whenever I buy a new car...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 61,686
Posted By x3brian
Mileage Check In...

^^^show off. I love the estoril blue!





Hit 135k on Friday.

No new issues but am getting an intermittent fault code for a box fan short. Showed up about 1000 miles ago. I cleared it when...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-02-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By x3brian
Transfer Box MY 2011

Clunking sounds at low speeds while decelerating could also indicate a failing differential (likely front but could be rear) in addition to the transfer case. I am at 135k and that was my only issue...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,427
Posted By x3brian
What are you buying next?

My 09 is still new at 135k so I have a ways to go...

However my plan is to do euro delivery on a 320 manual when my oldest daughter is close to 16 (she is almost 11 now).


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By x3brian
I suspect they replaced the force brake/rear fog...

I suspect they replaced the force brake/rear fog bulb behind the led panel. I pulled up the real oem diagram and it is the same design as the 07-10 x3.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By x3brian
Smoke at 70 MPH....sometimes start up

That's always been my experience but I doubt it in this instance. Couldn't a cracked breather hose from the ccv cause this too? It would explain some of the CEL codes too.



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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By x3brian
The Canadian spec model might not have come with...

The Canadian spec model might not have come with the option then. You will need the bits and pieces in that case. It might be pricey.

As a side note, all e83 x3 were produced in Gratz Austria by...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By x3brian
In the US all 09 and 10s have blue tooth. Does...

In the US all 09 and 10s have blue tooth. Does the car have the BMW assist button? If so you should have everything necessary to activate


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By x3brian
The ONLY failure I have had on my 09 was the...

The ONLY failure I have had on my 09 was the front differential at around 60k. Fear not...I am now at 133k and have not had any other issues. You shouldn't have an issue with the transfer case as...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,195
Posted By x3brian
This morning: 422156 This California...

This morning:

422156

This California guy is COLD!!!

As a side note my rental Chevy Malibu is so polite....when I turn it on it says "Careful! It may be Icy!"

No S...t
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