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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By x3brian
It is. If you replaced the pads and sensor...

It is.

If you replaced the pads and sensor and light is still on, either the pads on the axel you didn't replace are worn and need replacement or your sensor didn't get hooked up.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2016, 02:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,133
Posted By x3brian
210k on my 09 and I get the same mpg as Dale when...

210k on my 09 and I get the same mpg as Dale when I try and I have...for the most part since brand new for the same mpg justification reasons....use only 87.

It still runs, drives and looks like...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By x3brian
Fog lamp bulbs / light out on dash

The angel eye bulb are this:

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-bulb-socket-with-bulb-f-parking-light-63126904048?gclid=CMib-ZTmnM4CFVFahgodVc8BJA

They look like this:

571994

The best...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By x3brian
Odds are that you angel eye bulb has burned out....

Odds are that you angel eye bulb has burned out. Your fog lights are acting as my 09 have since new if you have xenon and adaptive cornering headlights.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2016, 04:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,511
Posted By x3brian
This thread is about pre 2007 models with the...

This thread is about pre 2007 models with the older engine.

To replace your ccv in the n52, it is integrated into the valve cover. You will want to replace the VC gasket and while in there check...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By x3brian
Battery Life

Agreed ...

... Please note...the e83 does not require or have the ability to register a battery. In addition, AGM was not the original battery type...although most of us have upgraded to an h8...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2016, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By x3brian
The second bulb to check after brake lights is...

The second bulb to check after brake lights is the angel eye halo bulb. It's monitored and not always the first one thought about.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 82,491
Posted By x3brian
Mileage Check In...

Ha true dat

Honestly both have been ghost codes for about 100k. I've cleaned the vanos solenoids at least twice. I figured 210k miles go for it. Might as well change them after the cross country...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 82,491
Posted By x3brian
210k yesterday. Check engine light tripped...

210k yesterday.

Check engine light tripped over on Monday. I ran the codes and:

Dtml pump
Vanos solenoids

I replaced all three everything back to normal. Quite a bit of power restored.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2016, 03:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By x3brian
[QUOTE=DC's e83;9731039] The heat from...

[QUOTE=DC's e83;9731039]


The heat from the passengers butt made the leather shrink. When they leave the sensor is still tripping from the extra pressure due to stretched leather.

No reason...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2016, 03:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By x3brian
Completely normal with the leather seats. It's a...

Completely normal with the leather seats. It's a design flaw but my 09 has done it since new for 209k miles.

What happens is the leather shrinks as it heats up tricking the seat mat underneath...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By x3brian
AC refill problems

I was meaning inside your car on the dashboard above the vents there is a wheel. Is it turned toward the red side or the blue side.

If it's turned to the red side, what your are experiencing might...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2016, 02:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By x3brian
What color is showing in that little wheel in the...

What color is showing in that little wheel in the center of the dash?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By x3brian
Yes and I would also replace the expansion tank,...

Yes and I would also replace the expansion tank, level sensor and a/t thermostat located under the expansion tank. Use the BMW part for this. It's worth the addl price.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By x3brian
Looking to buy

I was referring to water pump, thermostat and the plastic coolant tank. If it's still original it's almost time to replace.

The gaskets that will fail are oil filter housing, oil coolant and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By x3brian
210k on mine with basic maintenance and proper...

210k on mine with basic maintenance and proper tire care.

My point was just that most transfer case failures had other issues behind them.

Assuming this car passes inspection and fluids are...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 976
Posted By x3brian
The Tcu sounds like it is searching. You...

The Tcu sounds like it is searching.

You want to turn the car on and then search for blue tooth devices on the phone. Once you see BMWxxxxx click on it and enter the pair code on the silver...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By x3brian
Maybe I'm outside the loop but I don't remember...

Maybe I'm outside the loop but I don't remember many chain failures on the e83 transfer for this to be a necessary PM.

Most issues are gear or actuator related with a large % of failures directly...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By x3brian
Best replacement Radios for an X3?

If you pull the head unit and take it into a good independent car audio shop/installer they can put it on the bench and try to get the cd out. Most head units have hidden manual eject buttons....at...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By x3brian
This from experience because I waited...

This from experience because I waited intentionally until failure at 174k miles...

Temp gauge goes to red with a red light that brightly lights up at the far right band if the temp gauge.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By x3brian
On my 09 the only plugs with the captured o rings...

On my 09 the only plugs with the captured o rings are only on my differentials. I agree those are very nice!!!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By x3brian
Crush Washer for X3 transfer Case and Differentials

Super is correct it's the same copper washer used for the oil drain plug for both fill and drain.

I get mine at the parts counter and always ask for two copper drain plug washers when I get the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By x3brian
2005 X3 electronic/battery drain/starting issues

I haven't had an alternator fail in about 15 years but that method always worked back in the day.

The other old one my dad taught me was leave the car running with the lights on and have a helper...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By x3brian
I would test the alternator. An easy test is...

I would test the alternator. An easy test is start your car and disconnect the negative terminal. If the car immediately stalls then alternator is suspect.

Definitely check or disconnect the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By x3brian
Yes....but.... They aren't bad with high...

Yes....but....

They aren't bad with high miles. You just have to be comfortable in your pocketbook with the maintenance expense.
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