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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Supercourse
Depends why previous owner removed the t-stat and...

Depends why previous owner removed the t-stat and how long ago.

Running without a t-stat and getting to the point of overheating after a 30 mile run means there is some other problem with the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By Supercourse
ali, you might find that your '04 2.5i dashboard...

ali, you might find that your '04 2.5i dashboard is a slightly lighter color than used in the '05 3.0, but should look good anyway.

When I bought my storage bin years ago from Pacific BMW I had...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By Supercourse
Sold many years ago to member sna77 who used it...

Sold many years ago to member sna77 who used it to fabricate a GPS setup.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-19-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,265
Posted By Supercourse
It is a 9mm. for sure - just done a routine brake...

It is a 9mm. for sure - just done a routine brake service on mine.

(Not sure it is necessary to suck all the fluid out of the reservoir. Why not just bleed off at each corner until fresh fluid...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,527
Posted By Supercourse
From my experience, the OFHG can leak a...

From my experience, the OFHG can leak a prodigious amount of oil without being obvious, and also give the appearance of oil seeping out of the housing top/cap.

But the cap will not leak if its...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-13-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 31,890
Posted By Supercourse
My research tells me that this procedure does not...

My research tells me that this procedure does not accomplish what it is purported to do.

Another BMW forum suggests that the bimmerfest folks have it wrong.

Check out: ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-12-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Supercourse
http://www.wheel-size.com/size/bmw/ Those...

http://www.wheel-size.com/size/bmw/

Those wheels and tires would physically fit on your Model year ? X3 because the bolt pattern and center bore size is the same, BUT they are totally unsuitable...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Supercourse
Are you sure the electric fan was running before...

Are you sure the electric fan was running before you switched the engine off?

That provides most of the cooling effect when parked idling. Your (mechanical) water pump doesn't contribute too much...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Supercourse
No diesel X3 in N. America so 99% of forum can't...

No diesel X3 in N. America so 99% of forum can't comment.

Have you tried the UK forum? https://www.bmwland.co.uk/forums/viewforum.php?f=24
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By Supercourse
The Pirellis are good and unlikely to be the...

The Pirellis are good and unlikely to be the problem.

The point about an error code for degraded transfer case fluid, or any other problem related to the transfer case, is that dealer or indy...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,077
Posted By Supercourse
Does sound more like an air/fuel mixture problem...

Does sound more like an air/fuel mixture problem as Tim suggests.

VANOS symptoms are more to do with lack of low end torque once underway as opposed to bad idle right after starting up.

Your 40...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By Supercourse
Did they change the transfer case fluid as a...

Did they change the transfer case fluid as a first step?

If the build date of your '05 was prior to March '05 the factory fill would have been ATF and not the new and improved fluid specifically...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-10-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Supercourse
Don't think that has ever been reported on this...

Don't think that has ever been reported on this forum - ABS dash light flashing on with LH only turns (not braking presumably) with no other stability control or other lights coming on with it.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 565
Posted By Supercourse
Just use a damp cloth on the areas of the tank...

Just use a damp cloth on the areas of the tank that you can reach to get off the dust and grime.

When cleaned the plastic has a shiny look and it's then easier to monitor periodically for the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By Supercourse
Contrary to popular belief, the role of service...

Contrary to popular belief, the role of service bulletins is not to provide free fixes. Recalls and warranty extensions do that.

Service Bulletins primarily guide technicians on steps for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Supercourse
Well, I killed that conversation didn't I?

Well, I killed that conversation didn't I?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 565
Posted By Supercourse
The outside of the tank is what you need to...

The outside of the tank is what you need to scrutinize. Clean it up as best you can and then any hairline crack will be easier to spot.

You likely have a leak somewhere. When AC is on, engine...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 565
Posted By Supercourse
I don't think you necessarily have to replace the...

I don't think you necessarily have to replace the cap. The white stains might just be showing that it has vented from excess pressure.

But you do have to take a really good look further down the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By Supercourse
The OFHG isn't the cause of white gunk on the oil...

The OFHG isn't the cause of white gunk on the oil filler cap - your 2 - 3 miles short daily use is. Condensation and other combustion byproducts are not getting burnt off.

You should plan for a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Supercourse
^ The lock/unlock button on the dash just...

^ The lock/unlock button on the dash just requires one press to unlock all the doors - incl. tailgate and gas cap.

The difference between this and the key button for the tailgate is that key...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-07-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 565
Posted By Supercourse
Expansion tank been replaced in that 2006 yet? ...

Expansion tank been replaced in that 2006 yet? If not, could be a small crack in it and it's ready to blow and cause you all sorts of grief.
Look for white stains on the outside of the tank as a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Supercourse
Sounds bad. What does it look like inside the...

Sounds bad. What does it look like inside the oil filler hole when you remove the cap?

My guess would be that whatever oil change interval she was using (hopefully not the 15K miles one) was not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By Supercourse
Classic sign of being a bit low on refrigerant. ...

Classic sign of being a bit low on refrigerant.

Probably best to get it checked for a leak rather than just a quick recharge.

See: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=462517
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Supercourse
The warning light you are referring to does not...

The warning light you are referring to does not indicate a problem with the battery itself even though the icon is a battery.

It indicates that the alternator is not putting out sufficient power,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By Supercourse
By 'in-series' do you mean having the...

By 'in-series' do you mean having the expansion/surge tank pressurized?

Isn't that the point of a "closed" system? Less evaporative loss, and more effective cooling performance?

Pros and cons...
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