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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By Supercourse
Check the Owner's Manual - the SES light or CEL...

Check the Owner's Manual - the SES light or CEL isn't triggered by a low oil level (separate warning light for that).

Two separate issues (probably):

1. Low oil level - don't know what oil...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Supercourse
babo doesn't have an electric water pump. ...

babo doesn't have an electric water pump.

The black, cross-headed, bleed screw on the upper hose is used for bleeding air out of the coolant system. But this sounds like there is a leak.

Most...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-30-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By Supercourse
^ That's what I was thinking - if it's just an...

^ That's what I was thinking - if it's just an inch or two of the pigtail then the spring may not warrant replacement.

If it's half a coil then I suppose even if it doesn't affect performance...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, when it's blown I think you can see...

Yes, when it's blown I think you can see something sticking out of the black case.

AFAIK, they have been known in rare cases to blow for reasons other than full airbag deployment.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By Supercourse
Might be a bit far-fetched, but would this chain...

Might be a bit far-fetched, but would this chain of events be plausible?

It's the only thing I can think of that explains the pop noise, the no-start and the remote locking failure.

Side airbag...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By Supercourse
That's too bad. Any thoughts on the cause? ...

That's too bad. Any thoughts on the cause?

Some have speculated it's water accumulation where the bottom of the spring sits but I'm not so sure about that.

No need to lower it if you include...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By Supercourse
Looks like an Australian warranty. This is...

Looks like an Australian warranty.

This is better (looks more comprehensive than most, Enhanced Electrical is good) :
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Supercourse
2nd. and 3rd. pics. are of the dark-colored...

2nd. and 3rd. pics. are of the dark-colored amplifier which is always mounted sideways.

1st. pic. shows the silver ULF for BT, mounted flat, but a previous owner must have peeled off the passkey...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-22-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By Supercourse
^ Bravo - good to hear. Refreshing change...

^ Bravo - good to hear.

Refreshing change from posts that are asking for help in solving a problem.

You did mean to say timing chain didn't you? Not too many, if any, BMW (or Mercedes) engines...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, read all the small print. Be sure which...

Yes, read all the small print. Be sure which components are covered and which are not.

A $500 deductible is obviously designed to discourage claims for minor repairs.

But not only minor ones -...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-20-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By Supercourse
See: http://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/bmw/...

See: http://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/bmw/

Doesn't sound too expensive.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-20-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Supercourse
Didn't he already tell us that? ...

Didn't he already tell us that?



Namely: http://www.primechoiceautoparts.com

Importer of re-packaged no-name parts from China.

The bigger question is, how do the brakes feel and perform...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-20-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Supercourse
Who started this business of referring to pads as...

Who started this business of referring to pads as "brakes"?

"Brakes" are the whole assembly - calipers, pads, and rotors.

And really cheap pads and rotors "for a short term solution" might be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-17-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By Supercourse
On the question of genuine BMW-branded parts: ...

On the question of genuine BMW-branded parts:

spark plugs - concur that the same plug in a Bosch or NGK box at half the price will not affect performance in any noticeable way

v.c. gasket -...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-15-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,742
Posted By Supercourse
The icon may be a battery, but it doesn't really...

The icon may be a battery, but it doesn't really report on the health of the battery.

Could be a slipping serpentine belt, but most likely the alternator itself.

If the battery developed an...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-15-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By Supercourse
Seems it is difficult to cut open the diamond key...

Seems it is difficult to cut open the diamond key without somehow compromising the internals.

Which is confirmed by the reported low number of successful attempts at doing this.

But if the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By Supercourse
I'm confused. Isn't the transponder (for...

I'm confused. Isn't the transponder (for communicating with the immobilizer) imbedded in the metal of the key.

Similar to the flat plastic valet key. It's just the PCB and rechargeable battery...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 681
Posted By Supercourse
This is getting out of hand. UncleJ has...

This is getting out of hand.

UncleJ has provided thoughtful, and sometimes whimsical, input to the forum for more years than I can count. He just had a run of bad luck with it in the last year or...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Supercourse
That's the infamous thumbwheel for getting...

That's the infamous thumbwheel for getting outside (cooler) air directed to the driver's face when in heater mode.

In Germany, they consider it important that the driver doesn't get too relaxed...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By Supercourse
Here's the before and after vinyl seat damage...

Here's the before and after vinyl seat damage pictures as promised.

Very satisfied with the result. It is just noticeable in bright sunlight when viewed head on.

But in normal light and at an...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,401
Posted By Supercourse
Confirming that you can use any 12V car battery...

Confirming that you can use any 12V car battery that meets these key requirements:

1. dimensions that allow it to fit properly in the tray and be secured with the existing clamp

2. +ve and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,016
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, all tires harden as they age and the tread...

Yes, all tires harden as they age and the tread wears down, so anything new would feel much less firm.

Just have to be careful not to cross over into being squishy.

You might find that you are...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By Supercourse
1L if you don't spill any.

1L if you don't spill any.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Supercourse
Look for a standard audio chassis-mount jack: ...

Look for a standard audio chassis-mount jack:

- in the glove box (as specified in the official BMW instructions)

- in the ashtray (a better idea)

- in the storage compartment atop the dash...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By Supercourse
UncleJ - I will be getting my seat bolster...

UncleJ - I will be getting my seat bolster restored by a mobile operator for $95 in the next week, so will post before and after pictures.
Don't expect it to be unnoticeable, but should be a good...
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