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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By Supercourse
All E83 have just the 1 electrical fan (to avoid...

All E83 have just the 1 electrical fan (to avoid detracting from engine performance).

You should see fan spin up briefly on startup or anytime the AC is on regardless of engine temp. If it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By Supercourse
Turn engine off quickly before temp. gauge nears...

Turn engine off quickly before temp. gauge nears the red!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Supercourse
I doubt they are on the same line but the wires...

I doubt they are on the same line but the wires for both likely pass through to the hatch/tailgate in the top left-hand corner.

Maybe that got pinched somehow. Rear washer still work?

You...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Supercourse
Bulb or electrical contact. By spoiler light...

Bulb or electrical contact.

By spoiler light you mean the high-mounted LED brake light? Do you have a bulb out warning on the dash?

Light on edge of trunk door - probably a simple bulb change...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 532
Posted By Supercourse
No, wouldn't be the fuel pump. There are...

No, wouldn't be the fuel pump.

There are some things other than a bad battery, connections or starter motor that block cranking - such as the key, the immobilizer system, lack of oil pressure -...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 532
Posted By Supercourse
Did you clean the terminals and the battery posts...

Did you clean the terminals and the battery posts to a shiny finish? Clue: used to at least crank and now it doesn't with either old or new battery.

Any chance the battery ground lead is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Supercourse
Not all batteries are created equal. Duke lucked...

Not all batteries are created equal. Duke lucked out with a good one.

For most vehicles I have had leaving them for 3 weeks hasn't been a problem (I would be delighted with 3 months).

When...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 260,469
Posted By Supercourse
Did they list out the error codes on your job...

Did they list out the error codes on your job quote?

Strange that they did not have a clearer indication of an actuator problem or the xfer case itself.

If you don't hear the clicking sound on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Supercourse
E83 only illuminates the bulb warning light for...

E83 only illuminates the bulb warning light for failed exterior bulbs (that constitute a safety risk if not attended to).

Maybe you meant to say 'exterior'. If so, start switching around the tail...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By Supercourse
Thanks to both Ben and Martin for for closing the...

Thanks to both Ben and Martin for for closing the loop on this one.

It again confirms what I often preach - don't assume that the Terrible Triad on its own means the actuator gear needs replacing....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Supercourse
I thought EU membership required Germany to have...

I thought EU membership required Germany to have French type male and female words, so:

StŁeck for a part that fits inside another part (e.g. a hitch cover) and,

StŁck for a part that a StŁeck...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Supercourse
Disappearing dash lights that come back on after...

Disappearing dash lights that come back on after a second or so have been reported on this forum a few times. Had the issue myself a couple of times over 12 years.

You seem to be saying that when...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By Supercourse
Exxon explains the lack of LL-01 for the 'new'...

Exxon explains the lack of LL-01 for the 'new' 0W40 this way:

Response from ExxonMobil
ExxonMobil Team, ExxonMobil
May 16, 2016
Quality & performance of the new Mobil 1 FS 0W-40 is comparable...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By Supercourse
The cabin filter box needs to be removed in order...

The cabin filter box needs to be removed in order to wiggle the black plastic barrier that cc323 references above out of the way.

The brace is easy to take out and replace if needed - not a high...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-28-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Supercourse
Might help to get more responses if you mentioned...

Might help to get more responses if you mentioned the year or engine type.

From the video, it looked to me that on the unsuccessful attempts the rev counter should have been twitching. As it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,525
Posted By Supercourse
Duplicate post

Duplicate post
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,525
Posted By Supercourse
Forum discussions about opening the...

Forum discussions about opening the hatch/trunk/tailgate invariably get confused over the difference between:

1) unlocking, and,

2) unlatching

AFAIK for all model years of the E83 N.American...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Supercourse
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/07-08-09-10-BMW-X3-Passenge...

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/07-08-09-10-BMW-X3-Passenger-Side-Dash-mount-Cup-Holder-OEM-E83-Black-Genuine-/371660467343?hash=item5688b0ac8f:g:mZwAAOSwc1FXZnP9&vxp=mtr
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Supercourse
The Euro spec. could put a different complexion...

The Euro spec. could put a different complexion on it as, for example, the radio card no. that comes with our N. American E83 doesn't serve any purpose here.

In Europe where there is a greater...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Supercourse
AUX will appear whether or not you have a device...

AUX will appear whether or not you have a device plugged in.

You haven't said if it ever worked for you. Or is this a new to you vehicle? Previous owner may have pulled the radio out for some...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Supercourse
The correct fill for the transfer case is 0.7L ...

The correct fill for the transfer case is 0.7L (0.9L if filling a dry replacement unit).

From what others have reported, it appears that either:
- we spill more new fluid than we think, or,
-...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By Supercourse
Victor Reinz vs. Elring Klinger vs. Felpro vs....

Victor Reinz vs. Elring Klinger vs. Felpro vs. OEM - again no consensus on that either.

My read of the reviews was that EK was a safer bet than VR but I am not sure there is much to it - prep....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By Supercourse
Red or Black or no sealant at all might not...

Red or Black or no sealant at all might not matter too much as there never seems to be consensus on that. What is critical is:
- make sure your leak is not because valve cover is warped
- clean...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By Supercourse
I'd say you have negotiated them down to a very...

I'd say you have negotiated them down to a very reasonable price (for a dealership).

Just the VCG job on its own would typically be close to $500. Coils are not cheap, so figure 6 x $60, and 6 x...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-16-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 158,394
Posted By Supercourse
The buttons on the steering wheel don't mean you...

The buttons on the steering wheel don't mean you have a mic in the panel overhead. Unlikely to have one in your '04. Easy to snap the panel off and confirm.

Even if you did have one, best to...
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