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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Supercourse
The E83 does not have a Brake Fluid warning light...

The E83 does not have a Brake Fluid warning light per se.

Assuming we are talking about the warning light other than the one for worn brake pads, the colour of the light is important.

If it is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By Supercourse
Yes, BMW can say that their DEX VI part no....

Yes, BMW can say that their DEX VI part no. supercedes the original DEX II fluid, but it's still a quite different fluid.

So that's the point. Just in case fluids don't mix well together it's...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By Supercourse
Then you should be fine. You have had the fluid...

Then you should be fine. You have had the fluid changed at a good time.

(Had any decent mechanic changed to DEX VI they would have scribed something to that effect on that pan sticker or...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By Supercourse
1. They put in the correct fluid (for a mere...

1. They put in the correct fluid (for a mere drain and fill with filter change - assuming it's never been replaced before)

2. The symptoms you describe are typical for the 5-speed transmission in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-07-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 704
Posted By Supercourse
Also - it should be possible (but difficult) to...

Also - it should be possible (but difficult) to pull up and remove the carpeted cover in the cargo area and then see if you can jiggle the lock mechanism to release it fully.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-07-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 704
Posted By Supercourse
You can jump start from the terminals in the...

You can jump start from the terminals in the engine bay. So don't worry about that.

To turn off the lights you could remove the appropriate fuse, or for the accessible one just pry off the cover...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By Supercourse
I wouldn't recommend it unless you have changed...

I wouldn't recommend it unless you have changed spark plugs before.

It's by no means the most difficult engine for spark plug replacement, compared to some V6 configurations, but it's not the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 18,494
Posted By Supercourse
2004's came with mechanical tensioners (for main...

2004's came with mechanical tensioners (for main drive belt and the A/C belt). Owners that complained during warranty period about noise were upgraded to hydraulic tensioners (probably under a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Supercourse
Re. the CVV job: - O.E. or aftermarket...

Re. the CVV job:

- O.E. or aftermarket parts?

- did the dipstick tube get cleaned out fully?

- was the elbow on the intake boot examined for hairline cracks, or replaced pre-emptively?

-...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By Supercourse
5f1e wheel speed sensor 5f3a transfer case...

5f1e wheel speed sensor

5f3a transfer case internal
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By Supercourse
Just to be clear - cranking and turning over are...

Just to be clear - cranking and turning over are the same thing. You mean it is not catching (or firing).

Was it doing that before you had the starter and battery and key replaced? No one should...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By Supercourse
Steering Angle sensor Wheel Speed sensor ...

Steering Angle sensor

Wheel Speed sensor

Steering Angle sensor supply

The wheel speed sensor code is probably an old one that should have been erased when sensor replaced. Or the new sensor...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Supercourse
No. Although many on this forum will...

No.

Although many on this forum will disagree with me, the actuator gear doesn't just wear out without something causing it to.

That cause has to be diagnosed and addressed. Replacing just...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By Supercourse
PB Blaster on the parking brake adjuster and any...

PB Blaster on the parking brake adjuster and any other part of that mechanism you can access?

Before using the hammer keep in mind that some other owners have regretted being too forceful with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By Supercourse
Depends what you mean by "rated Dexron VI". ...

Depends what you mean by "rated Dexron VI".

As you probably know it's not a licensed Dexron VI fluid. It's a multi-application product.

Valvoline says it's "suitable for Dexron VI...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By Supercourse
You might have blown the Battery Safety Terminal...

You might have blown the Battery Safety Terminal (BST)

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-XO98LOa3Q&t=153s
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 341,418
Posted By Supercourse
I think ...torro must be saying that he rarely...

I think ...torro must be saying that he rarely presses the DSC/DTC button that brings up the 4X4 icon on the dash.

That is, he rarely chooses to turn off some of the stability control functions...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By Supercourse
Although I see that the original comment from the...

Although I see that the original comment from the mechanic/friend has been edited out by OP,

for discussion purposes re. the coolant issue ...... maybe what he was suggesting is,

circulating...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-27-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Supercourse
But also quite likely for a 2007 (or later) model...

But also quite likely for a 2007 (or later) model to have a failing starter motor take out the battery - and any new replacement battery.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-27-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By Supercourse
As the doc. says, "Then don't do that!" ...

As the doc. says, "Then don't do that!"

Driveway shuffle can cause a no-start.

See: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=883836
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,092
Posted By Supercourse
They are an assembler and broad-based parts...

They are an assembler and broad-based parts supplier. They had a good track record assembling other BMW models by 2004, and were obviously motivated to maintain their reputation for quality work.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-20-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By Supercourse
So we have established you have bog standard...

So we have established you have bog standard halogens but they should still have the automatic function.

The little green light on the switch only illuminates when they switch on, of course, but...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Supercourse
There's only 2 of them. At an independent shop,...

There's only 2 of them. At an independent shop, should be 1 hr. labor and $60 non-discounted aftermarket parts. so about $180.

No risk as long as they use name brand belts (e.g. Continental,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Supercourse
Don't go to the dealer as they will troubleshoot...

Don't go to the dealer as they will troubleshoot which other bulb is out causing the warning light. And bill you accordingly.

A C310 is good to have but neither needed nor useful for this current...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,468
Posted By Supercourse
Asymmetrical tread as opposed to directional...

Asymmetrical tread as opposed to directional tread.

Not possibly fitted wrong, definitely fitted wrong. (Avoid such tyre fitting places.)

Doesn't affect radius or circumference, but it would...
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