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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
You could try a nut cracker...if you have space...

You could try a nut cracker...if you have space to get it around the nut, it will be your life-saver. Of course, when you get it off, remember to replace the nut/bolt with a new one, right.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,526
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
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Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 11-12-2015, 06:48 AM
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Views: 130,857
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,386
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
Congratulations Yomama! This must be what my...

Congratulations Yomama! This must be what my technician did to fix my issue. I wish I could've been more helpful giving you details on how it was done, but it looks like you were able to figure it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
This website is pretty good for finding...

This website is pretty good for finding trustworthy BMW mechanics, http://www.bimrs.org
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,386
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
I didn't mean to imply this was a "sure fire way"...

I didn't mean to imply this was a "sure fire way" to solve your problem, only that it sounds very much like the problem I was having, that wasn't solved by any of the methods that you have tried. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-13-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,386
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
Absolutely. I regularly reset my "transfer case...

Absolutely. I regularly reset my "transfer case adaptions" when I refill my transfer case with new fluid. I have also reset the transmission adaptions. Neither of those did anything to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-13-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,386
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
My X3 lived in Arizona for the first 60K miles of...

My X3 lived in Arizona for the first 60K miles of its life...it's very flat. Then we moved to Washington and started skiing. Never fail, when we got to a certain point on the mountain pass, a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
Welcome to the board, cmackvt. Depending upon...

Welcome to the board, cmackvt. Depending upon your wrenching ability and/or your sheer will for getting impossible things done, you may want to have an independent BMW mechanic tackle this one. If,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
The bulb? It's so cheap, why do you not want to...

The bulb? It's so cheap, why do you not want to get it from the dealer?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
Well, those plastic pieces that have the...

Well, those plastic pieces that have the rubberized coating present a bit of a problem.

I have been searching for this for a while now.

Some people have just used "plasti dip" on them and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
What specifically are the areas in need? Posting...

What specifically are the areas in need? Posting pics may help.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
Don't trust the gauge on the can. It can vary...

Don't trust the gauge on the can. It can vary enough that it will mess up your system. Unless you have a calibrated a/c gauge, what you want to do is measure the temperature of the air at the vent...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-03-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
According to "experts" you should replace a tire...

According to "experts" you should replace a tire (any tire, including spare) by 10 years of age. However, many people don't do that and have no issues. Your life, your choice. I you want to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
Is your "scan tool" a BMW code reader? If not,...

Is your "scan tool" a BMW code reader? If not, you should probably buy/borrow one and see if you are getting any codes in the transmission control module. That could give you the answer. Of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
No, you don't need to flush. Dex VI will mix in...

No, you don't need to flush. Dex VI will mix in just fine. If you are worried about the concentration of the new fluid in the old fluid you can do another drain/fill after running the car X miles. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
I think this is what you're describing:...

I think this is what you're describing: 51713402370

Realoem calls it "Underhood Shield Engine Encapsulation", others call it "Screen". I call it the stupid thing in my way every time I want to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
You have to complete a "drive cycle" so that all...

You have to complete a "drive cycle" so that all of the systems are in the proper state. It could take up to 100 miles (or more sometimes). Google "drive cycle" bmw, there's a couple of good...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-24-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
I picked up some Goodyear Assurance blades when I...

I picked up some Goodyear Assurance blades when I was wandering Costco...work better than OE, reasonable price, and last longer.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
FYI - You can go to the BMW USA website and...

FYI - You can go to the BMW USA website and download a PDF of the manual

http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/owner/dgh.aspx
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
For sunroof lubrication, use Wurth True Glide...

For sunroof lubrication, use Wurth True Glide (available at Bavarian Autosport, among other places). Get a packet of flux brushes (for welding), can be purchased at local hardware store, harbor...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
Please do something immediately about the drive...

Please do something immediately about the drive belt and tensioner. According to the work order, the belt is "walking off the tensioner". You don't want the belt to fall off so I would recommend...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-04-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
James, why did you decide to order 4 new tires...

James, why did you decide to order 4 new tires instead of having the 1 tire shaved to match as UncleJ said?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,174
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
I recently did a transfer case fluid change in my...

I recently did a transfer case fluid change in my 2006 X3 with Sport Package, etc. I also used the entire liter. If you include all of the spillage and the amount left hanging to the sides of the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By Chdlrwnabmr
That's great! It's nice to hear positive...

That's great! It's nice to hear positive comments. I, too, have had absolutely NO issues on my 2006 X3 (sport, premium, cold weather, xenons) with almost 110K. We're planning on keeping it at...
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