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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-29-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By mchova01
Update: The car is running extremely strong....

Update:

The car is running extremely strong. Either the Vanos cleaning, or replacing camshaft positioning sensor helped me get several MPG's higher. I was maxing out at just over 19 before: but...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-29-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By mchova01
The RFID chip itself hasn't been hacked, but...

The RFID chip itself hasn't been hacked, but getting the code via the OBD port has been accomplished. The actual key part does add another level of protection (see below), there is another video...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-29-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By mchova01
You have an engine that is very different than...

You have an engine that is very different than most people on this site. A diesel engine works a lot differently, especially at startup. Iíve never driven a BMW diesel, but we also own a Ford F-350...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By mchova01
Thank you

SwampX3,

Thanks for all of the added information. Somehow in the process of testing the connections, the X3 came back to life and all of the codes are gone. I don't know how testing it with a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By mchova01
Wow, that link is extremely helpful! I might...

Wow, that link is extremely helpful!

I might need help reading it though to ensure I am understanding it correctly, or I am getting closer to the root cause of my problem.

If you expand the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By mchova01
The terminals were extremely clean, I didn't...

The terminals were extremely clean, I didn't notice any dirt. I did spray them down anyway with cleaner, but that didn't make a difference. After three different sensors, I don't think they all...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By mchova01
The second cam shaft positioning sensor arrived...

The second cam shaft positioning sensor arrived and it is producing the same error. Long start, rough idle and P0341 code.

In summary:
1) Started off with a P0012 code, with easy startup, rough...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By mchova01
This looks like it will work:...

This looks like it will work: http://www.harborfreight.com/http-www-harborfreight-com-1-1-2-half-ton-scissor-jack-66907-html.html
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By mchova01
I replaced the cam shaft positioning sensor and...

I replaced the cam shaft positioning sensor and it's gone from bad to worse. It now takes a much longer time to start the car (~3x longer -- it used to start right up) and I now have a new P0341...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By mchova01
Here's one on eBay in white:...

Here's one on eBay in white:...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-16-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By mchova01
I had the exact same symptoms before in my 2007...

I had the exact same symptoms before in my 2007 -- it was a bad starter.

Here's a link to my post: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=749649&highlight=
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-16-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By mchova01
Is intake camshaft positioning sensor otherwise...

Is intake camshaft positioning sensor otherwise known as a pulse generator, part number 13627525014, #3 on the following diagram:

Link:...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By mchova01
Sudden P0012 (Now code P0341)

Applies to 2007 BMW X3 with N52 engine:

I was driving on the highway for a bit and stopped at a red light a block from my house. Once stopped the X3 felt like it was going to stall and the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By mchova01
No DIY instructions this time, I got all the info...

No DIY instructions this time, I got all the info to do the repair from this site.

To get to the starter, you need to:
1) Remove engine vanity cover
2) Remove air box
3) Remove intake manifold...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By mchova01
I agree, bUt I didn't get to the repair until...

I agree, bUt I didn't get to the repair until today. Starter was dead.

Tip, if you get a starter from AutoZone for a 2007, they have the wrong part number in their system--ask for the 2008...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By mchova01
Saw that, I guess I should have mentioned mine...

Saw that, I guess I should have mentioned mine isn't even making a clicking sound and there doesn't seem to be any battery drain at all when I try to start it.

Nothing happens when I turn the key...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By mchova01
2007 Will Not Start

Hello All,

Six days ago out of the blue I had a hard time starting my X3, it was turning over really slow, but eventually started. For the next 5 days, the X3 started fine, ran normal and I had...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By mchova01
I replaced the part. Why would it not be safe to...

I replaced the part. Why would it not be safe to drive now?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By mchova01
Don't attempt this repair by yourself

Part sourcing -- this will have to come from BMW dealer, used part or online. We have several dealers in the area. My typical low cost dealer quoted me close to $400 for the part and it would take...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By mchova01
That's it, thank you for your help! I love...

That's it, thank you for your help!

I love this forum.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By mchova01
Help With Rear Suspension Part Identification

Hello All,

I've had my first real issue with my 2007 X3. I went to get into the X3 this morning and I noticed a significant amount of negative camber on the rear passenger wheel. I took a quick...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-19-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,591
Posted By mchova01
I purchased some in case I broke some in the...

I purchased some in case I broke some in the process. It's not a bolt that needs replaced. I didn't have to replace any and now have a few extra.

I don't know part number, they were in stock at...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By mchova01
I agree, we need to see more dirty X3 pics!...

I agree, we need to see more dirty X3 pics! :thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By mchova01
It worked pretty good, but it does have a...

It worked pretty good, but it does have a downside. In some places it was scraping off-road. It's very durable though and did flatten the tops of some things, but it didn't even bend to my...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By mchova01
No problem, and thanks for the feedback!

No problem, and thanks for the feedback!
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