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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By dukedkt442
Engine misfire. First thing is coils/sparkplugs....

Engine misfire. First thing is coils/sparkplugs. I lost a coil at that same mileage.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By dukedkt442
M54 or N52? I would guess that a bad water pump...

M54 or N52? I would guess that a bad water pump would throw codes as the thermostats do, even with no light on the dash. Before rushing to judgement on the pump, I'd consider the thermostat.
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 98
Posted By dukedkt442
All bolts for heat exchanger and oil filter...

All bolts for heat exchanger and oil filter housing can be used.

Make sure you have an E10-E12 ratching wrench, it'll make getting that "hidden" third bolt much easier. Don't bother with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-27-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By dukedkt442
Direct quote from my service adviser: "OK,...

Direct quote from my service adviser:

"OK, checked with the technicians, the vehicle is equipped with an outside temperature sensor which communicates to the air compressor. If the temperature...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-27-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 428
Posted By dukedkt442
Replace the seal immediately upon oil seepage to...

Replace the seal immediately upon oil seepage to preserve the sensor itself.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By dukedkt442
Defrost yes, but not AC, which is what I've been...

Defrost yes, but not AC, which is what I've been referring to the entire time. I haven't had to use the defroster in a decade, but I remember that much. Under most circumstances, the defroster...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By dukedkt442
And the comment about moisture in the oil...

And the comment about moisture in the oil freezing has nothing to do with the evaporator freezing; there is a dryer for the purpose of removing accumulating moisture from the oil, but that has...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By dukedkt442
Going to have to agree to disagree. The...

Going to have to agree to disagree.

The dryer only eliminates water from the refrigerant, not from the surfaces of the evaporator. Evaporators have thermostats that in turn cycle the compressor...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By dukedkt442
Yes many vehicles do have the AC compressor...

Yes many vehicles do have the AC compressor switched to turn on with the windshield defroster; my '86 Olds does that. However, even on that car, the compressor clutch will not engage when the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By dukedkt442
The "snowflake" button doesn't turn on the AC, it...

The "snowflake" button doesn't turn on the AC, it turns on the capability for the AC. Normally AC compressors won't turn on if the ambient temperature is below a certain temperature (mine hasn't...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By dukedkt442
Taste it. No, seriously, taste it. It's not the...

Taste it. No, seriously, taste it. It's not the AC condenser because it's too cold in NY for the AC to even turn on, but it is probably melted snow/ice that worked its way down through the front...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By dukedkt442
There is a huge difference between the...

There is a huge difference between the quality-control of a company like BMW that may contract materials from China, vs. discount eBay stores that exist solely by selling cheaply-made parts, cheaply,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By dukedkt442
You have the M54 and won't hear it (at least not...

You have the M54 and won't hear it (at least not for the same reasons).
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By dukedkt442
Your car isn't worth $13,500, so you'd be better...

Your car isn't worth $13,500, so you'd be better off to scrap it and buy something else if that were to be the case.

Like medicine, get a second opinion, though I'd estimate a head gasket job and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By dukedkt442
Must be some high quality stuff... TPMS...

Must be some high quality stuff...

TPMS sensors and tire valves.... but why do you need 20 VANOS solenoids???? For that same amount of money you'd get 2 high quality solenoids, know that they'll...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 329
Posted By dukedkt442
Same brand tires, but the sizes listed on the...

Same brand tires, but the sizes listed on the door sticker, and you should be fine.

Just make sure you go with a quality tire; tires are possibly the most important safety piece of any car, as...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By dukedkt442
My battery died on the way back from the dealer...

My battery died on the way back from the dealer the day I bought the car; they came and picked it up, replaced the battery, and told me they had to replace the steering wheel angle sensor as well...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,123
Posted By dukedkt442
Codes and adaptations are different things;...

Codes and adaptations are different things; Autozone, while being able to clear the codes, can't clear the adaptations. That requires the dealer, or a really good BMW-specific scanner.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By dukedkt442
Colder temperatures also mean that the engine is...

Colder temperatures also mean that the engine is running longer before it reaches operating temperature, which creates more incompletely combusted particulate in the oil, thereby lowering its...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By dukedkt442
Thanks; I'd always thought it was based on oil...

Thanks; I'd always thought it was based on oil quality determined by algorithms based on miles traveled, speed, and engine starts, which would also stretch the clock, as highway miles are easier on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By dukedkt442
BMW also says to change the oil once a year,...

BMW also says to change the oil once a year, regardless of miles.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By dukedkt442
Thanks for following up!

Thanks for following up!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By dukedkt442
The count down from 15k remaining does NOT count...

The count down from 15k remaining does NOT count down at the same rate that miles accrue on the odometer. I do a lot of long highway driving (320 miles round trip once a week), and noticed that the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By dukedkt442
New lifters AND exhaust rockers on mine fixed my...

New lifters AND exhaust rockers on mine fixed my tick 40k and 2.5 years ago. Sorry to hear yours didn't work, but at least you didn't have to pay for parts and now BMW is coming down.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By dukedkt442
Any in your cooling system?

Any in your cooling system?
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