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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By smaglik
You're getting to that mileage point where...

You're getting to that mileage point where sensors begin to fail. A sensor kicks out for a bit, engine stumbles, throws a code, and then the sensor kicks back in and all is well. With enough...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 554
Posted By smaglik
It sounds like dealer pricing, albeit not fair...

It sounds like dealer pricing, albeit not fair pricing. Find a good independent shop. I was quoted $220 labor (2 hrs) for replacing all driveline fluids (front dif, rear dif, xfer case, and...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 02-08-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By smaglik
Nice car. Best of luck with the sale.

Nice car. Best of luck with the sale.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,332
Posted By smaglik
tear the pages out one by one.

tear the pages out one by one.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By smaglik
It's an 07, so N52...

It's an 07, so N52...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By smaglik
I haven't gottne mine yet, but I doubt it will...

I haven't gottne mine yet, but I doubt it will cove the diesel, since we didn't get that here.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,017
Posted By smaglik
There is a simple solution to this problem. ...

There is a simple solution to this problem.

Buy an e46. :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By smaglik
OP, it sounds like you've found a gem. I...

OP, it sounds like you've found a gem. I wouldn't worry about an oil leak being fixed. It's a car, things break (sometimes expensively due to the marque), and i'f they've fixed it, and documented...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By smaglik
As has been said above, much of this is DIY, some...

As has been said above, much of this is DIY, some of it even if you're wrench averse. For more complicated things, you'll also want to look at e46 fanatics, as the running gear / chassis are shared....
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-28-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By smaglik
I think he was being sarcastic. You may want to...

I think he was being sarcastic. You may want to post the lease payment at least, and provide some more detailed photos.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,017
Posted By smaglik
Np. I'm actually working out of Phoenix this...

Np. I'm actually working out of Phoenix this week, was in Tucson last week. Weather is a bit nicer. :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,017
Posted By smaglik
Welcome to the forum! I am local to Portland...

Welcome to the forum! I am local to Portland this year (I am an academic on sabbatical). Timgray raises the most salient point here, and that is regarding the maintenance history. This being at a...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-27-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By smaglik
Those appear to be the e46 M3 competition package...

Those appear to be the e46 M3 competition package wheels.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,124
Posted By smaglik
I purchased it on his rec, and have been fairly...

I purchased it on his rec, and have been fairly happy with it. It's pretty easy to use, although its a slight pain that i have to select my chassis every time. But, my SES light has popped on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 941
Posted By smaglik
Glad I read this thread. The discount email had...

Glad I read this thread. The discount email had gotten filtered out from my priority inbox. I just paid for mine. Looking forward to getting it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By smaglik
Another thing to think about OP is that on older...

Another thing to think about OP is that on older engines, gaskets seep. Perhaps clean it up and monitor it, and if it's just seepage, leave it alone.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By smaglik
Agreed, but there's no reason to not jump to the...

Agreed, but there's no reason to not jump to the most recent software version...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By smaglik
Timgray is correct. You may also be able to...

Timgray is correct. You may also be able to upgrade the software version of it too. Search for MKIV upgrade.

And, please take the time to write out entire words.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By smaglik
What year is your vehicle? All of the MK-X NAV...

What year is your vehicle? All of the MK-X NAV systems are CD/DVD based. Those discs hold the map data. You'll need to put the proper one in the slot depending on where you are in the country. As...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By smaglik
OP, I recall hearing once that you can drop any...

OP, I recall hearing once that you can drop any engine into any car as long as it's cushioned buy a sufficient amount of money. This, IMO is one of those situations. Could you make it fit? ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By smaglik
I've seen it happen during daylight too. It's...

I've seen it happen during daylight too. It's one of those things that I just kind of ignore. If you figure out a resolution that doesn't involve buying a new mirror / sensor, please let us know!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By smaglik
Mine does that once in awhile. I think it is an...

Mine does that once in awhile. I think it is an issue with the lights sensor, in that it goes between daytime and nighttime brightness. The one time it wouldn't stop, I shined my phone at the front...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By smaglik
If the remote learning will not work, you may...

If the remote learning will not work, you may need to replace either the battery in the key (cheap, but not that easy) or buy a new key from the dealer (easy, but not cheap!).
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By smaglik
Buy a code reader, and go from there.

Buy a code reader, and go from there.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By smaglik
It should be done every 2 years regardless of...

It should be done every 2 years regardless of mileage. Other items to consider:

https://www.bavauto.com/Assets/inst_pages/e83mc.pdf
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