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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By mlukas161
You have a defective shock on your hands. ...

You have a defective shock on your hands. Definitely should return those or get a warranty replacement. I had the exact same thing happen to me. The damping rod on the new one was about 2 inches...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 202
Posted By mlukas161
While we're on the topic, does anyone have the...

While we're on the topic, does anyone have the torque value for those bolts?

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By mlukas161
I think it could work. Looks good. I'm assuming...

I think it could work. Looks good. I'm assuming it's glossy white. Reminds me of the sparco rally car racing wheels.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 202
Posted By mlukas161
Thanks very much for the info!! I appreciate...

Thanks very much for the info!! I appreciate it. :thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 202
Posted By mlukas161
When you have a minute would you mind answering a...

When you have a minute would you mind answering a few questions?

Where did you get your new Front Drive Shaft from?
Was the X3 still drive-able with a broken U-Joint?
Did it happen...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,978
Posted By mlukas161
I have been having this problem sporadically for...

I have been having this problem sporadically for the last few weeks.

Did some tests with the window ribbon connections behind the black plastic triangle shaped trim pieces. Turned out I needed a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By mlukas161
Congratulations! I just read this post and it...

Congratulations! I just read this post and it brought back nightmares of the job. Not something I want to do again! Beats going to the dealer though...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By mlukas161
Thanks for the info. I was contemplating taking...

Thanks for the info. I was contemplating taking out the front drive shaft and seeing if the X3 will drive without it. At least for the summer months. It looks really easy to remove.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By mlukas161
Front Drive shaft needed

I was under our 2004 X3 last weekend replacing the front brake pads and rotors.
While turning the wheels by hand I hear an audible clunking noise.

After a closer look I've discovered the the rear...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By mlukas161
Is the oil light yellow or red? Check your...

Is the oil light yellow or red? Check your manual.
It's probably just a little low and needs to be topped off.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-21-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By mlukas161
Koni should allow you to warranty the oranges and...

Koni should allow you to warranty the oranges and give you the option to pay a little more to get the yellows. I would call and ask them what your options are. They were very helpful when I had to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-23-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By mlukas161
Heater control valve / water control valve. Its a...

Heater control valve / water control valve. Its a 70 dollar part. This may be the culprit

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By mlukas161
Never did this myself, so I can't really comment....

Never did this myself, so I can't really comment. Sorry.
I've heard good things though.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By mlukas161
I wouldn't sand them. Just use Plasti Dip and...

I wouldn't sand them. Just use Plasti Dip and then you can take it off if you don't like how it looks.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=623045&highlight=plasti+dip...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By mlukas161
We have the 2004 x3 which has the stiffest...

We have the 2004 x3 which has the stiffest suspension of the production years. We also have a young child that naps in the car. The speedometer is definitely off, but no problems so far.
I also...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By mlukas161
Michelin primacy mxv4 highly recommended by me...

Michelin primacy mxv4 highly recommended by me too. Also, the biggest improvement in softening the ride has been to increase sidewall height. We run 235-60-r17 in the summer and 225-65-r17 in the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By mlukas161
Maybe your battery is dead. That happens...

Maybe your battery is dead. That happens sometimes when I'm doing jobs. If you turn the key to position 2 without starting the car can you hear the fuel pump working?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By mlukas161
Hmmm is there a dipstick for the transmission...

Hmmm is there a dipstick for the transmission case? I don't think there is...
Sorry to hear what you're going through.
Is the hole a result of damage to the transfer case? Or is it a missing...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By mlukas161
What brand MAF sensors are you using? Genuine...

What brand MAF sensors are you using? Genuine bmw? Or aftermarket?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By mlukas161
Actually the GM 5 has very few reliability...

Actually the GM 5 has very few reliability issues. Especially with a light and powerful vehicle like the X3. We have a 2004 X3 3.0 and it has just turned 160,000 miles. They're have been a few...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By mlukas161
see attached belt diagram

see attached belt diagram
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By mlukas161
Have you pulled the DISA to see if the flap is...

Have you pulled the DISA to see if the flap is broken?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By mlukas161
Most agree Sonax wheel cleaner is the best around.

Most agree Sonax wheel cleaner is the best around.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By mlukas161
Not to scare you, but the evaporator on these...

Not to scare you, but the evaporator on these vehicles are known to leak. I've had to replace the part in my wifes 2004 x3. It was a very very unpleasant diy. See attached.

Search x3...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By mlukas161
Very nice!

Very nice!
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