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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By ARX3
Update, hooked it up to my battery charger, 15...

Update, hooked it up to my battery charger, 15 min @6A, and it started right up. Gonna start looking around for a good deal on a new battery.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By ARX3
This morning at -15C, my wife's X3 would slowly...

This morning at -15C, my wife's X3 would slowly crank, and finally battery gave up. Original battery on 2007 X3. I was surprised that it even cranked, as normally you hear clicking. Could it be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By ARX3
Not sure on pre-LCI, but most likely you have an...

Not sure on pre-LCI, but most likely you have an electrical water pump, and the air bleeding process is a bit different. You basically set your HVAC thermostat to the highest setting, fan to the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-30-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By ARX3
Don't forget: "Chop Shop east", "Chop Shop...

Don't forget: "Chop Shop east", "Chop Shop south"....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 813
Posted By ARX3
The good news, unless you bought the new starter...

The good news, unless you bought the new starter on eBay, you should have no problem getting your money back or a free replacement. New BMW parts carry a 24mo/unlimited mile warranty.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By ARX3
+1 on the tightening the bolts while the...

+1 on the tightening the bolts while the suspension is properly loaded. But I think you have a different problem. Are you wheel lug nuts bolted tight?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By ARX3
Have you had the oil filter housing gasket...

Have you had the oil filter housing gasket addressed? My bet is that's your problem. Every E60 sooner than later has this leak. Mine was repaired under warranty @ 55k miles.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By ARX3
What makes you think the oil was not changed? ...

What makes you think the oil was not changed? Are you just going by the iDrive oil service indicator?

The v-belt on a BMW lasts a very long time. I just replaced mine @62k miles (while...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By ARX3
It involves cleaning out your wallet. Very...

It involves cleaning out your wallet. Very effective. :rofl:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By ARX3
Done. Alternator Replaced. Works like a charm. ...

Done. Alternator Replaced. Works like a charm. Wasn't too bad. Once you move stuff out of the way, the new alternator falls right in. I also replaced the serpentine belt since I was already in...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-22-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By ARX3
I finally got INPA working, and got the error...

I finally got INPA working, and got the error codes:

P-Code: P3223 Generator - mechanischer Fehler
P-Code: P160F Powermanagement - Ruhestromfehler

I also finally got the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-19-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By ARX3
I've only used INPA on my X3, and don't have it...

I've only used INPA on my X3, and don't have it really setup for the E60 yet. I could only probe some modules, IBS being one of them, but i haven't figured it quite out yet. I'm trying to get some...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-19-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By ARX3
I replaced the battery March of last year,...

I replaced the battery March of last year, exactly 9k miles ago. It was registered by the dealership, and I have just confirmed it with INPA. Yeah, I was pretty puzzled when the brand new voltage...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-19-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By ARX3
Really? No one has ever had an Alternator fail...

Really? No one has ever had an Alternator fail on the LCI 535 E60????

Btw, I did manage to replace the voltage regulator, but the symptom persists. Waiting for the new alternator to arrive and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By ARX3
08 535xi Alternator problem?

I just got a "Charging Malfunction" message, and sure enough, I'm reading less than 12v at the charging point under the hood with engine running. No difference with increased RPM. Does this...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-02-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By ARX3
The warning lights cleared themselves today. ...

The warning lights cleared themselves today. Weird.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By ARX3
I've just had the same exact warning lights...

I've just had the same exact warning lights appear; 4x4 and yellow BRAKE. Just those two lights. This happened right after I drained the battery down after doing some other work on the car (coolant...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By ARX3
Update- they couldn't provide an explanation, but...

Update- they couldn't provide an explanation, but agreed to issue a refund for the work that they didn't do. I was ready to open a BBB case against them and perhaps contact an attorney. Four years...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By ARX3
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By ARX3
The only logical explanation is that they charged...

The only logical explanation is that they charged me for the service and they haven't actually done it. Since this was a CPO car, the previous owner must have put the wrong fluid in it. Either way,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By ARX3
456867 My fluid is on the right... ...

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My fluid is on the right...


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By ARX3
No, looking at my records, I've actually paid for...

No, looking at my records, I've actually paid for this!! The car was in service for a routine Oil/Filter service, and they called me up and suggested flushing the coolant, which I agreed to. I'm...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By ARX3
What color should my BMW coolant be?

I've just done 2 separate coolant flushes on my friend's '07 X3 and my wife's '07 X3. My friend's old coolant came out bluish (as expected), but my wife's car had gold coolant! The interesting...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-10-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By ARX3
That's a great deal considering it's about $725...

That's a great deal considering it's about $725 in parts (Internet prices)...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-10-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By ARX3
How much is my '08 535xi worth?

Thinking about putting up my beloved 535xi for sale. Looking at the KBB, the value seems a lot lower than what I see for sale at carmax. Has anyone recently bought a similarly fully loaded 535xi?...
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