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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By dukedkt442
I thought this post was about plugging the car...

I thought this post was about plugging the car into a trickle charger to keep the battery from draining over night, and you'd wanted 2 batteries for more power when starting in the morning. I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By dukedkt442
This. Lock it whenever parked so prevent the...

This. Lock it whenever parked so prevent the hatch from opening and light from coming on (though mine go off automatically after 5-10 minutes).
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By dukedkt442
Why not just ensure you have a new battery, a...

Why not just ensure you have a new battery, a properly functioning alternator, and fix your draw? 2 batteries will still drain, and then take twice as long to charge, possibly wiping your alternator...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By dukedkt442
Worn tie-rod or steering guibo, but dealer would...

Worn tie-rod or steering guibo, but dealer would have noticed that before doing an alignment. Probably all in her mind at this point.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 165
Posted By dukedkt442
Black grills look good on a white car, not sure...

Black grills look good on a white car, not sure how they'd look on my Monaco Blue. Without grills, looks like a roached-out wreck.

The bigger question is what is up with the yellowed-out...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By dukedkt442
Try and find out what's been done; at 150k miles,...

Try and find out what's been done; at 150k miles, I'd guess that it has probably been well-maintained to get to that point. Common fluids and gasket failures have probably been done, but the only...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By dukedkt442
1) How old is your battery? If over 4 years, it...

1) How old is your battery? If over 4 years, it might be due for a new one anyway. It might have a convenient "light" on it to test its life. I've read that there are issues with the Bluetooth...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,077
Posted By dukedkt442
Softtop already said he's got a leak post-MAF...

Softtop already said he's got a leak post-MAF from the DISA; why that wouldn't be the first place to check for his shop is beyond me. More often than not with cars, follow the KISS principle. It's...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By dukedkt442
Look down through the intake runners; if you see...

Look down through the intake runners; if you see oil on the side of the block, more towards the front, it is oil filter housing gasket. If you see any oil and all on the top of your engine, valve...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By dukedkt442
By 100k it should be on at least its SECOND...

By 100k it should be on at least its SECOND transmission service and FOURTH transfer case fluid change, not first, not to mention differentials. I'm of the camp that believes drivetrain components...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By dukedkt442
Funny, my 442 and '84 GMC use cardboard for...

Funny, my 442 and '84 GMC use cardboard for barriers, with some sound deadening insulation. Water coming into the vehicle is unheard of, on either vehicle.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By dukedkt442
Low mileage, but old. Gaskets weep. VC gaskets...

Low mileage, but old. Gaskets weep. VC gaskets can leak within 10k miles.

Drive farther than 2 miles; you're not even letting the engine get up to operating temperature, which is horrible for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By dukedkt442
Your spare is not 235/90R17; that is a 33" tall...

Your spare is not 235/90R17; that is a 33" tall tire and wouldn't even fit in the fender, and is almost 6" taller than your tires.

If it is the factory spare, you'll be fine. BMW did not send...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By dukedkt442
Sounds like either rear differential or wheel...

Sounds like either rear differential or wheel bearing; jack up the car and check for wobble at each rear wheel.

You could cross your fingers and swap differential fluids; the first differential...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By dukedkt442
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2015, 05:41 PM
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Views: 209
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By dukedkt442
Are you sure it is the door? I heard similar...

Are you sure it is the door? I heard similar sound, but then discovered it was the sound of the wind over the sunroof with the sunshade open. Have someone drive while you ride shotgun to see if it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 64,752
Posted By dukedkt442
2008 X3 Just hit 97,000. Bought November...

2008 X3

Just hit 97,000. Bought November 2012 with 58k, as a CPO.

Work so far:
-oil/filter changes every 5k (half were CPO)
-transfer case fluid every 25k (been done twice since purchase)...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By dukedkt442
It could be any of the exterior lights; I got it...

It could be any of the exterior lights; I got it for a left brake light bulb (halogen tails) on the E83. I also got the light for the E46: that car has bi-xenons so the inner "hi beams" only work...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By dukedkt442
If you have oil on the top of the motor, oil...

If you have oil on the top of the motor, oil drips down the motor and onto the ground; my leaky heat exchanger/OFHG gaskets left oil on the ground. If you have ANY oil on the top of the motor, it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By dukedkt442
Nah, this was operator error. Tried to erase a...

Nah, this was operator error. Tried to erase a separate, individual folder off the memory card, ended up deleting everything. Note to self: transfer files first, then delete. :mad:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By dukedkt442
Mine was pretty much exactly how it was in the...

Mine was pretty much exactly how it was in the video.

Thanks for looking; I'm hoping between the 2, guys will tackle the job themselves and NOT do more work than is required. My BMW dealer wanted...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By dukedkt442
As you are in PA, temperatures have gotten quite...

As you are in PA, temperatures have gotten quite cold. Not all washer fluids are created equal; some lack the antifreeze component. Be sure you're using one for the cold temperatures we've been...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By dukedkt442
Another option is to get an FM isolator (or...

Another option is to get an FM isolator (or whatever it is called); I have my Sirius on the vent mount in the center, wired into the antenna cable input into the back of the factory stereo. When...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By dukedkt442
Quite true. In my case, it was a bad battery on...

Quite true. In my case, it was a bad battery on the drive home from the dealer the day I bought the car, which in turn created a fault in the steering angle sensor, causing the lights.
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