Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 82
Search took 0.67 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: awdrev
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 21,292
Posted By awdrev
Wow interesting... I always thought these belts...

Wow interesting... I always thought these belts had to be tighter than just human power. I'll keep that in mind for when I do it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 35,298
Posted By awdrev
Well, I finally bought the liquid. I have to...

Well, I finally bought the liquid. I have to admit: it's been DIFFICULT to find it anywhere. The NAPA store that I went to did have the Valvoline DEX VI (Fully synthetic) so I got 9 qtz... ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By awdrev
So I changed the Cap a couple of weeks ago and...

So I changed the Cap a couple of weeks ago and it's still leaking. This is borderline annoying right now, the tank was bought BRAND NEW from the BMW Dealership. I am afraid they won't exchange it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,638
Posted By awdrev
Pretty simple. Grab both keys, go inside the...

Pretty simple.

Grab both keys, go inside the car.

1) Insert any key into the key hole and turn it to the 1 position (WITHOUT starting the car) and then turn it back to the zero position (as if...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,638
Posted By awdrev
I think the first thing you should try is to...

I think the first thing you should try is to re-program the fobs and see what that does. If that does not work, then we can just say it's a "button" issue and there's not much you can do but to get...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 59,704
Posted By awdrev
Yea this cold front is starting to concern me too...

Yea this cold front is starting to concern me too but the car started on 15 degree weather at the parking lot last night. It sounded a little rough but the car held just fine, it took a while to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,150
Posted By awdrev
Right so BavAuto has LM TopTec 1200 but I can't...

Right so BavAuto has LM TopTec 1200 but I can't see myself to get it just yet. I explained my reasoning here...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7320374&postcount=85

That being...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,150
Posted By awdrev
All accurate. The x-drive fluid is BMW...

All accurate.

The x-drive fluid is BMW proprietary so you should get it from them AND THEM ONLY. Warning: It is a bit pricey. One quarts is worth about $55 dollars

Differential wise, you can...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,583
Posted By awdrev
I thought so too Supercourse. Air bags issues...

I thought so too Supercourse. Air bags issues are very sensitive and are most likely handled by the NHTSA.

This recall was a big issue and they should cover it. In fact, I will pass by my...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By awdrev
Thanks! I checked your thread but I do not think...

Thanks! I checked your thread but I do not think my engine is the same as yours. I have a 2004 X3 with the M54 engine but thanks for the info! It might help other owners with the same issue as...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 21,292
Posted By awdrev
Time to revive this thread. Question...

Time to revive this thread.

Question regarding belt tensioners:

For anyone who has done either a full cooling system overhaul or the OFHG job, how do the belt tensioners work? Specifically, I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By awdrev
Good points. This leaves everything but the...

Good points. This leaves everything but the cover gasket as the perpetrator for the smell.... I will check closer but I did not notice any leaks when I took the engine covers off.

I will be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,583
Posted By awdrev
My primary question is why not go to the...

My primary question is why not go to the dealership and seek the fix pursuant to the recall? See the information below

Recall Information...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By awdrev
Question Are there accurate early signs of a failing CCV? (Burning oil smell concern)

Hello all.

So I recently started to have a brief smell of burnt oil inside the car. I researched for a couple of days and it seems that it's either:

1) The Valve Cover Gasket
2) The OFHG
3)...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By awdrev
Have you done a search yet? It seems others...

Have you done a search yet?

It seems others have your issue as well
See

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1568176

Edit: just Google that code and you will get many hits....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By awdrev
Replaced the temperature sensor. The rubber...

Replaced the temperature sensor. The rubber grommet seemed to be really worn out so I hope the new one seals the gap better.

*crossing fingers*
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By awdrev
FOUND the leak! It looks like it's the...

FOUND the leak! It looks like it's the temperature sensor, I will be replacing it hoping that it's just that but I fear that the house should be replace as well.

I'll deal with that at another...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By awdrev
Update: I think the leak was because of excessive...

Update: I think the leak was because of excessive coolant. I got the new cap and I took the old one out.

The first thing I noticed was that the needle was at its highest point no matter what....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 35,298
Posted By awdrev
Good call Dave. Will do

Good call Dave. Will do
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 35,298
Posted By awdrev
Interesting, I'll ask my bud but I was under the...

Interesting, I'll ask my bud but I was under the impression that these trannys hate the "flushing" procedure. What I was thinking is to do a drain/fill, drive for about 50 miles, and then do the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 35,298
Posted By awdrev
And I think that's a very valid concern Super and...

And I think that's a very valid concern Super and Brian.

I have decided to pursue the DEX-VI option and then do a second fill within 2000 miles to get the old fluid out. I chose DEX-VI for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 58,790
Posted By awdrev
I'm going to go ahead and resurrect this thread...

I'm going to go ahead and resurrect this thread only to continue the infinite talk about "what ATF fluid to use"

I have a green sticker (GM) tranny and the texaco fill P/N which has obviously been...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 35,298
Posted By awdrev
I went to NAPA today and they didn't have a good...

I went to NAPA today and they didn't have a good number of choices.... now I did notice they have the Pentosin which I was very attracted to until I realized that it is for ZF trannies.

I also...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By awdrev
To reset it, you just press it and hold it down...

To reset it, you just press it and hold it down for about 10-15 seconds and your dashlight should blink and then go off.

If that doesn't work, the system itself may be having issues.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 35,298
Posted By awdrev
I read that as well, I think it was 22nm...

I read that as well, I think it was 22nm right?..... but I am thinking more or less that this could be tighten by feel. The bolts are small and there's just not much to tighten as long as it's done...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 82

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms