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Forum: Cars - Private Party 05-10-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By smaglik
Hey....do you really think this person is still...

Hey....do you really think this person is still looking for a car, 6 years later? Do us all a favor and avoid cluttering up the forum by bumping up threads more than half a decade old.

Use...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,216
Posted By smaglik
I agree with this. Years back I drove a honda...

I agree with this. Years back I drove a honda accord for a decade in the rust belt. Many things on the car rusted, and the springs creaked, but they never broke. This problem is a combo of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 571
Posted By smaglik
Check all of these things as mentioned above, but...

Check all of these things as mentioned above, but you may just need to add coolant. It's not uncommon for these to eat a little bit here and there. I thought that was a line of bs, until I had to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-06-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,216
Posted By smaglik
I just ordered the lesjefors springs. I have a...

I just ordered the lesjefors springs. I have a manual transmission, and I found that as has been stated previously, Amazon's part matching service only fits the auto vehicles for this spring. I dug...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,964
Posted By smaglik
This is one of those topics that pops up from...

This is one of those topics that pops up from time to time, and there is a ton of mis-information out there. In the end, if your battery in the key dies, you have two options:

1) buy a new...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,320
Posted By smaglik
OP, welcome to the forum from a fellow Arizonan. ...

OP, welcome to the forum from a fellow Arizonan. Buy a Bentley, and use the literature contained on this forum, as well as e90post.com, as the drivetrain is quite similar, to solve most of your...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-16-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,141
Posted By smaglik
Nice car, OP. Best of luck with the sale! ...

Nice car, OP. Best of luck with the sale!

(I vote for the e39. :))
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By smaglik
Great thread. This helped me get my car somewhat...

Great thread. This helped me get my car somewhat 'normal' in the parking lot of a Best Western in Hood River, OR this evening. One problem, though: In my haste to get the sensor unplugged, I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By smaglik
You're getting to that mileage point where...

You're getting to that mileage point where sensors begin to fail. A sensor kicks out for a bit, engine stumbles, throws a code, and then the sensor kicks back in and all is well. With enough...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 636
Posted By smaglik
It sounds like dealer pricing, albeit not fair...

It sounds like dealer pricing, albeit not fair pricing. Find a good independent shop. I was quoted $220 labor (2 hrs) for replacing all driveline fluids (front dif, rear dif, xfer case, and...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 02-08-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By smaglik
Nice car. Best of luck with the sale.

Nice car. Best of luck with the sale.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,838
Posted By smaglik
tear the pages out one by one.

tear the pages out one by one.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By smaglik
It's an 07, so N52...

It's an 07, so N52...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By smaglik
I haven't gottne mine yet, but I doubt it will...

I haven't gottne mine yet, but I doubt it will cove the diesel, since we didn't get that here.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,277
Posted By smaglik
There is a simple solution to this problem. ...

There is a simple solution to this problem.

Buy an e46. :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By smaglik
OP, it sounds like you've found a gem. I...

OP, it sounds like you've found a gem. I wouldn't worry about an oil leak being fixed. It's a car, things break (sometimes expensively due to the marque), and i'f they've fixed it, and documented...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 715
Posted By smaglik
As has been said above, much of this is DIY, some...

As has been said above, much of this is DIY, some of it even if you're wrench averse. For more complicated things, you'll also want to look at e46 fanatics, as the running gear / chassis are shared....
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-28-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By smaglik
I think he was being sarcastic. You may want to...

I think he was being sarcastic. You may want to post the lease payment at least, and provide some more detailed photos.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,277
Posted By smaglik
Np. I'm actually working out of Phoenix this...

Np. I'm actually working out of Phoenix this week, was in Tucson last week. Weather is a bit nicer. :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,277
Posted By smaglik
Welcome to the forum! I am local to Portland...

Welcome to the forum! I am local to Portland this year (I am an academic on sabbatical). Timgray raises the most salient point here, and that is regarding the maintenance history. This being at a...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-27-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By smaglik
Those appear to be the e46 M3 competition package...

Those appear to be the e46 M3 competition package wheels.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,625
Posted By smaglik
I purchased it on his rec, and have been fairly...

I purchased it on his rec, and have been fairly happy with it. It's pretty easy to use, although its a slight pain that i have to select my chassis every time. But, my SES light has popped on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,028
Posted By smaglik
Glad I read this thread. The discount email had...

Glad I read this thread. The discount email had gotten filtered out from my priority inbox. I just paid for mine. Looking forward to getting it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By smaglik
Another thing to think about OP is that on older...

Another thing to think about OP is that on older engines, gaskets seep. Perhaps clean it up and monitor it, and if it's just seepage, leave it alone.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By smaglik
Agreed, but there's no reason to not jump to the...

Agreed, but there's no reason to not jump to the most recent software version...
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