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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By swapsafari
So it turns out to be the starter. The mechanic...

So it turns out to be the starter. The mechanic checked on the starter by banging it and it cranks a little. He will be replacing it on Monday so I hope there is nothing more to it.:dunno:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By swapsafari
So the mechanic told me that as per his analysis...

So the mechanic told me that as per his analysis car battery is the culprit as it was showing a low charge. I went ahead and replaced the battery as per his suggestion and the car was starting fine....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By swapsafari
Just to follow up guys - So after cursing the car...

Just to follow up guys - So after cursing the car over the weekend I tried to crack the car one last time before calling the Tow company and voila it started! Its cranked up real slow but it did...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By swapsafari
Thanks for the feedback guys. Enjoydriving...

Thanks for the feedback guys.

Enjoydriving - the car does do click sound when I try to start it but that's it no cranking after that. I did exercise the gear box knob but with no success. Here is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-30-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By swapsafari
2007 X3 Won't Start - Battery Shows Full Charge

Hello Folks,

My X3 was cracking slow in the mornings (no cold mornings here) lately. I would drive during the day and the car would crank up fine all day long but would have the same problem the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-08-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 304
Posted By swapsafari
Car Vandalized

Hey Folks,
Need your help figuring out the right part number. My car was broken in :mad: last month with 4 windows broken to steal a GPS!! The car was parked at a public spot for 45 mins most in a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,969
Posted By swapsafari
Thanks a pretty need ad. Had not seen it before....

Thanks a pretty need ad. Had not seen it before. I like the part where he says "BMW has got a special spirit in it" :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,969
Posted By swapsafari
Awesome X3 there! Who said you should not buy a...

Awesome X3 there! Who said you should not buy a car over 100k miles? Heck, I would buy one like this any day!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-24-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By swapsafari
How much you guys paid the Indy shop to do it for...

How much you guys paid the Indy shop to do it for you?:dunno:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-24-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By swapsafari
Considering you have N52 engine, you should just...

Considering you have N52 engine, you should just have one belt. I just had mine replaced at 110K miles and the Indy said it could have lasted even longer as the original belt was in good shape. I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 61,154
Posted By swapsafari
Mileage Check In...

Clocked 111,111 today. Pulled over and took the snap. Hope to see 222,222 someday!377921


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-15-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By swapsafari
Under step 15, this DIY talks about removal of...

Under step 15, this DIY talks about removal of valvetronic. I have not done it myself so don't know much about it.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By swapsafari
Looks like a strong product. No wonder it has 6...

Looks like a strong product. No wonder it has 6 five star reviews on Wal-Mart. It says it can be used with vinyl, floor mats, fabric upholstery, etc. I suppose not for leather, right? :eeps:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By swapsafari
Magic Eraser sounds like the product to get! I...

Magic Eraser sounds like the product to get! I just added to the cart.

Thanks for that link on car care X3emist! Its really helpful.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 212
Posted By swapsafari
Need Help Locating a Fuse

Hey Fellas,
My X's dashboard clock resets back to ---:-- after turning off the car. I thgt it was the battery but after a google search found out that other bimmers have had this problem an the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By swapsafari
Interior Cleaning Product?

Thanks! I will try doing this.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-27-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By swapsafari
Interior Cleaning Product?

My car has these black marks from my shoes coz of getting in and out of the car. I just bought a leather cleaning product for BMW's to clean up the leather seats on my car. Looking for a cleaning...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By swapsafari
Thanks Supercourse. I googled on "engine braking"...

Thanks Supercourse. I googled on "engine braking" and looks like there are 2 different opinions on weather to engine brake on steptronic transmissions or not to. I have an automatic transmission and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By swapsafari
I think squeaking would be the right word as I...

I think squeaking would be the right word as I can see some others on 335i's have experienced something similar. Here is a thread that talks about it :...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By swapsafari
Car Making Noise After Leaving a Stop Sign

From last couple of days, I have been noticing that my X3 makes this beeping sound right when I leave the stop sign (or may be that's when I can hear it as the speed is slow) as if the brakes pads...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-05-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 61,154
Posted By swapsafari
110,110 coincidently even the trip meter reads...

110,110 coincidently even the trip meter reads 110..waiting for that 111,111 on my 07 X3 3.0si
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By swapsafari
Pretty nice looking x3..I had picked up my 07 X3...

Pretty nice looking x3..I had picked up my 07 X3 when it had 97k miles on it..still looks new..
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,075
Posted By swapsafari
Thanks for the specifics on the torque and bolts....

Thanks for the specifics on the torque and bolts. I plan to tackle this tomorrow but don't have the camshaft adjuster gasket (valvetronic gasket) ready with me and don't have a BMW dealer in a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,075
Posted By swapsafari
If there would have been a best DIY award you...

If there would have been a best DIY award you would have won it by a margin! :thumbup:
You saved so many of us here who were asking about VCG on N52 from a long time. I am myself waiting from a year...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 15,175
Posted By swapsafari
Now who doesn't love showing off! Here is the...

Now who doesn't love showing off! Here is the beauty on the day I detailed her inside out..:)
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