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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By al_macaroni
Is your DSC kicking in and automatically applying...

Is your DSC kicking in and automatically applying the brakes in an attempt to provide you with more traction? Have you tried turning it off when in snow to see if there is a difference?

DTC/DSC...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By al_macaroni
Don't add any more oil. You are overfilled. O is...

Don't add any more oil. You are overfilled. O is for overfill. OK is what you want to see next to the fill level bars on the indicator. You will see a 1 if you need to add a quart. You will also get...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-10-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By al_macaroni
Check the nuts on the rear sway bar end links....

Check the nuts on the rear sway bar end links. When they are not tight, you will hear a clunk when the suspension moves. If the bolt/nut on the outside of the link moves or the bolt spins in the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-05-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By al_macaroni
Please double check which bulb is having the...

Please double check which bulb is having the issue. If you have a 2007 LCI X3, only the outboard brake lights (on the rear quarter panel) should illuminate during regular brake use. The brake lights...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-04-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By al_macaroni
I also passed on the premium package, but still...

I also passed on the premium package, but still wanted Sirius. My dealer was quoting me $500 - $600 and one day in the shop to enable the Sirius.

Check out www.bimmer-tech.net. I purchased my...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By al_macaroni
The 2007 model year LCI X3's have the N52 engine....

The 2007 model year LCI X3's have the N52 engine. The N54 is the twin turbo inline 6. I would have been nice if that was available in the X3. The pre-2007 US X3's had the M54 engine.

Yes, the cam...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-29-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By al_macaroni
Pelican Autoparts has a great DIY for changing...

Pelican Autoparts has a great DIY for changing the camshaft position sensors on the e90 N52 engine. You can find it using Google.

The engine cover and some of the brackets are different on the e90...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-29-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By al_macaroni
The camshaft position sensor is around $95. They...

The camshaft position sensor is around $95. They are an easy do it yourself repair. I would buy two camshaft position sensors and change them both. Then go from there.
I would not change the oil...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By al_macaroni
I believe those codes refer to your camshaft...

I believe those codes refer to your camshaft position sensors. Just do a Google Search on BMW and those code numbers.

If you are a DIYer, these are relatively easy to change. Pelican autoparts...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-22-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By al_macaroni
The angel eye bulbs are halogen bulbs. They look...

The angel eye bulbs are halogen bulbs. They look like this:
http://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-bulb-socket-e39-e63-e83-hella-63126904048

The bulbs can be changed from under the hood.
On the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 540
Posted By al_macaroni
I agree, you need to address the voltage...

I agree, you need to address the voltage situation first.

Just one tip on the O2 sensor install - on the LCI X3's with the N52 engine, it may be difficult getting a standard O2 sensor socket on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-17-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By al_macaroni
Check your gas cap. If you gas cap is not...

Check your gas cap. If you gas cap is not properly tightened, the check engine light will illuminate.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By al_macaroni
Both NGK and Bosch supply the OEM BMW branded...

Both NGK and Bosch supply the OEM BMW branded spark plugs. You can use either NGK or Bosch non-BMW branded as replacements. Continental sells a belt service kit that has the belt, tensioner and idler...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By al_macaroni
+ 1 You might also want to think about...

+ 1

You might also want to think about changing the VANOS solenoids at the same time. It is easy to reach them when you have the belt off.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By al_macaroni
For the transfer case, the recommended change...

For the transfer case, the recommended change interval is every 60k miles.

For the AT, there are differing opinions. It can be lifetime, every 100k, or every 50k depending upon where you look for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By al_macaroni
I got Bosch (non-BMW branded) units from FCP Euro...

I got Bosch (non-BMW branded) units from FCP Euro for much less than the BMW branded Bosch coils.

Check them out.

They also usually have coupon codes available that you might be able to take...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By al_macaroni
differential oil specifications

463490463491
BMW transfer case fluid:
P/N 83 22 0 397 224

The BMW fluid is the only choice for the transfer case. There are no alternate manufacturers of this oil.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-03-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By al_macaroni
I'm using the Yakima RailGrab system with the 58"...

I'm using the Yakima RailGrab system with the 58" crossbars. The bars do extend out past the roof rails, but it provides me with extra real estate to carry wider items.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,436
Posted By al_macaroni
Please see post #11 regarding my experience on...

Please see post #11 regarding my experience on which items need to be loosened or disconnected to perform the install.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=768029&highlight=spring
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-22-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By al_macaroni
It sort of sounds like the torque converter might...

It sort of sounds like the torque converter might be on its way out. Especially since you are not encountering any error codes.

I had a similar surging issue when decelerating to a stop or when...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-22-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By al_macaroni
The C110 is great. It will read BMW codes that...

The C110 is great. It will read BMW codes that generic ODB readers will not see. It saved me a bundle on reading error codes that I could DIY repair.

Depending upon mileage, your belt tensioner...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By al_macaroni
2008 X3si high pitched whistle at idle/stalls

What codes are returned with the check engine light? Were the VANOS solenoids replaced?

I had a similar sound and behavior on my 2008 that went away when the VANOS solenoids were replaced. But,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By al_macaroni
Not the best wire tuck job ...

Not the best wire tuck job
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By al_macaroni
It's not all that cool, but it is relatively...

It's not all that cool, but it is relatively inexpensive and it works.

Wires all over the place drive me crazy. I tried to do my Sportster install in a way that would allow me to minimize wire...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By al_macaroni
I'm running Sirius with one of the original...

I'm running Sirius with one of the original Sportster receivers and it is connected via the AUX input on the back of the console on my 2008. The sound quality is OK when I listen to the music...
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