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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By SonicBoom
Not to shabby. What part of the country do...

Not to shabby.

What part of the country do you live in? I'm guessing you ave fairly consistent temperatures throughout the year.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By SonicBoom
Good stuff. Keep us updated on your progress...

Good stuff. Keep us updated on your progress with BMWNA.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By SonicBoom
I have an 07 as well. My seat nearly burned my...

I have an 07 as well. My seat nearly burned my butt as well.

I went to the junkyard, and bought the entire seat for 200 bucks. It was out of an 06. Everything works good, but I miss my lumbar...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,884
Posted By SonicBoom
:rofl::thumbup:

:rofl::thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By SonicBoom
I just did a drain and fill myself. I heard the...

I just did a drain and fill myself. I heard the click pause too, but my tranny works great, so I don't think you have a problem with the clicking sound.

Like Sudoer said, the fluid issue you have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,399
Posted By SonicBoom
New cover.

New cover.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By SonicBoom
WOW!! Looks fantastic!

WOW!!

Looks fantastic!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By SonicBoom
In case you are wondering, some of our rear ends...

In case you are wondering, some of our rear ends howl slightly during deceleration. It seems to be normal.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,399
Posted By SonicBoom
pics

pics
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By SonicBoom
Google "driveshaft shop" You will find what...

Google "driveshaft shop"

You will find what you need.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By SonicBoom
Are the u-joints not replaceable? I do know...

Are the u-joints not replaceable?

I do know of a local company that builds driveshafts. There are plenty of these out there. Semi trucks are their biggest customer, so you should have a local...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,399
Posted By SonicBoom
It's not simple. Keep in mind those clowns are...

It's not simple. Keep in mind those clowns are trying to sell you a product.

I tried this weekend with my old valve cover. It is really on there. I really cranked on it with a chennel lock...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-25-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By SonicBoom
Sounds like what happened to me when I changed my...

Sounds like what happened to me when I changed my tranny fluid, and didn't get enough back in.


I have an 07 auto as well.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-20-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By SonicBoom
Interesting. In my experience, adding a...

Interesting.

In my experience, adding a quart will take it from the low side to the high side.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By SonicBoom
I pull a boat too. I have the OEM Pirellis....

I pull a boat too. I have the OEM Pirellis. Those contis you have are pretty bad for anything but dry summer. I would go with an all season tire.

I go on gravel access too and never had a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By SonicBoom
In the X3 yes. With the xdrive and 4000 lb curb...

In the X3 yes. With the xdrive and 4000 lb curb weight and 50/50 weight balance, it does well.

I run snow tires on my cars.

Most peeps run all seasons. Bear in mind the Minnesotans are some...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By SonicBoom
I live in MN and I will tell you the OEM...

I live in MN and I will tell you the OEM Scorpions have been awesome in the snow and ice. My tires have always been less than two years old.
I can say with a degree of confidence that the poor snow...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,399
Posted By SonicBoom
Welp boys, I'm taking the safe route, and having...

Welp boys, I'm taking the safe route, and having my Indy replace my valve cover. I'll be keeping the old cover , and I will experiment with a way to get a new diaphragm in there for others. If I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By SonicBoom
Hannah, Do want to drive it fast and hard? If...

Hannah,
Do want to drive it fast and hard? If so go with OEM. There is nothing in the aftermarket that outperforms the OEM parts.

If you are just putting around town, aftermarkets will be fine....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-10-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,399
Posted By SonicBoom
Nobody has yet.

Nobody has yet.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-09-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,130
Posted By SonicBoom
I ALWAYS rent a car for long trips. No need to...

I ALWAYS rent a car for long trips. No need to worry. Leave the breakdowns to the car rental company.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 76,498
Posted By SonicBoom
07 Auto 148K. VC needs replacement due to...

07 Auto
148K.

VC needs replacement due to CCV going bad.

I've noticed both my rear springs are broke, I d not intend to fix that.

Just did rear pads, getting ready to do the front pads and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,399
Posted By SonicBoom
UPDATE: Welp boys, I have now heard the...

UPDATE:

Welp boys, I have now heard the squeal. Didn't know what it was at the time, but my Indy replicated it this morning whilst having my oil change.

I'm probably going to just bite the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By SonicBoom
oh, and yes, others have the same issue. I don't...

oh, and yes, others have the same issue. I don't think it is a problem for anybody.

IMO, it may be due to looser tolerances and the backlash of the gears. I imagine BMW designed it that way...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By SonicBoom
Just my 2 cents: My 07 does that too. It has...

Just my 2 cents: My 07 does that too. It has since I bought it with 85000 on it. I now have 147K..

I drive 60 miles every day.

Change the diff fluid and forget about it.
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