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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-16-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By sflowers539
Maybe you are right, I though this might be the...

Maybe you are right, I though this might be the case because my rear breaks did wear out significantly faster, and it did seem strange to me that the rear tires I have now seemed to wear out as fast...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-16-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By sflowers539
Front tires wear out a little faster on the X3, right?

I know that is the general rule but the breaks seem to go on the rear wheels first, so I was just wondering. I am about to buy two new tires as the rear ones are getting worn, and I was going to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-28-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By sflowers539
Thank you for the reply, I will probably check...

Thank you for the reply, I will probably check that place out for my next service, I live in Erie but most of my family is still in Buffalo and I visit a lot, so it would be no problem to get there...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By sflowers539
I posted this in July but wanted to re-post since...

I posted this in July but wanted to re-post since I got no replies and still have not found a place. I went to the dealership for a oil change and that was fine, but with the more complex...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By sflowers539
Quick questions about software updates

I have had a 05 X3 for over four years and to the best of my knowledge it has never had a software update. I have never had a dealership or the indy shop I normally would go to suggest it, but I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By sflowers539
Indy Shop recommendations near Erie, PA or Buffalo, NY?

I recently relocate to Erie, PA for my career and have been unable to find a indy shop recommended by anyone I know at work so far or on bimmershops.com. I had a great place near Cleveland, but that...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-31-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,466
Posted By sflowers539
I finally got around to doing the golf tee mod,...

I finally got around to doing the golf tee mod, so far I have not had a rattle issue since. It is amazing how a simple thing like that can make a huge difference, had I not seen it I would have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,466
Posted By sflowers539
Thanks for the replies, the youtube video seems...

Thanks for the replies, the youtube video seems simple, and I found that hose that you unplug on my truck, I just need to buy a golf tee, so as long as that hose pulls off as easy as it seems in the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,466
Posted By sflowers539
Muffler rattle (butterfly valve)

Hello, recently a rattle was coming from the rear of my 05 X3, in researching the issue and recently taking the car for its annual state safety inspection which confirmed no other issue with the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-20-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By sflowers539
It is crazy this has come up almost every week...

It is crazy this has come up almost every week for the last few months, I never remember seeing it at all beforehand. Anyway, it could be a CVV valve, MAF tube, crankcase ventilation, or something...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,153
Posted By sflowers539
Funny you post this now, I just had mine replaced...

Funny you post this now, I just had mine replaced last week with the valve cover gasket, after all the same symptoms, and have seen this pop up here more recently so maybe it is a common problem...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,796
Posted By sflowers539
You are right, most 06' and prior models don't...

You are right, most 06' and prior models don't seem to have that jack. I have not tried either option personally but you are probably better off going with the BMW MP3 option. In the past playing...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,360
Posted By sflowers539
I do not have the CEL light on and the rough idel...

I do not have the CEL light on and the rough idel thing is interesting, the only time I ever noticed a rough idel is right before I shut the car off, and then the following start-up is when I'll see...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,360
Posted By sflowers539
I am so glad I found this thread and the CVV...

I am so glad I found this thread and the CVV information, I had this same issue for awhile and was worried it was a head gasket, but did not think that made sense as the car had no other symptoms for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,653
Posted By sflowers539
I have a similar strategy, mine works fine for...

I have a similar strategy, mine works fine for full open/close, the last time I tried to use vent I had issues but was lucky to get it eventually closed myself using just the buttons, then learned...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By sflowers539
X3 Likely Totaled :-( (questions)

This past weekend I went to a wedding out of town and as I was leaving the long term parking ramp at the airport returning a person blew through a stop sign at about 30mph and nailed the passenger...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By sflowers539
I wish I could help but I don't know, it almost...

I wish I could help but I don't know, it almost seems random if it works or not from phone to phone and car to car. I also have a 05' X3 and first tried to pair with a LG Touch phone in Winter on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-26-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,693
Posted By sflowers539
Flat tire warning lamp reset

I tried to do a search for this but surprisingly could not find a previous thread on it, but anyway, I recently needed a flat replaced so I got two new tires an independent tire place. My parents...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,366
Posted By sflowers539
Peeling clear-coat?

I attached the picture; it is a 05 XE with 102K miles so I am surprised that a small portion of the clear-coat appears to be peeling already. Most of the time the car is outside and not garaged,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By sflowers539
Another quick sunroof question

Researching these forums and other websites I am aware of the issue where sometimes if you put the sunroof in the tilt position the rear glass panel will get stuck and it leads to normally having to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By sflowers539
Before I had a iPhone I had one of the enV models...

Before I had a iPhone I had one of the enV models from Verizon and a 05' X3, the first year with Blutooth. I was not expecting for it to work at all but it worked great, the phone book uploaded to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,918
Posted By sflowers539
Looks like your question got answered but I had...

Looks like your question got answered but I had the exact same issue with the same year/model at nearly the same miles. It is too bad the part it sort of expensive, but I was happy it was only a fan...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By sflowers539
Survey: You're offered trade in value

I have a 05 which just passed 100K miles and do not plan to trade in, in the immediate future, but was wondering what value you have gotten or been offered or heard friends be offered for this...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-20-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,070
Posted By sflowers539
Yeah, other then changing out the tires to...

Yeah, other then changing out the tires to smaller ones there is not much you can do, the sport model will be a more jagged ride of course then the normal model. People say even the normal model...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By sflowers539
I wish I could help you with the thud, but I...

I wish I could help you with the thud, but I don't know and have the same issue and really wish someone had a firm answer. I have heard theories from needing new rear breaks (I did this and no...
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