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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-19-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By rav31
Here's my .02 cents....It's my opinion, that, as...

Here's my .02 cents....It's my opinion, that, as these E34's age, the bearings on the blower fan shaft just dry out, grease that is. I have removed mine twice so far and lubed with some spray. It...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By rav31
'07 GM6 trasmission no reverse issue (UPDATE) 7-15-16) FIXED

Guys, I know you have heard of this "No reverse" condition on many E83 X3's. Well, ours has the classic same issue. All other forward gears work but no reverse.
I'm pretty certain that it's the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By rav31
E83 X3 Xdrive water pump R&R video

Hey guys, Is there any write up ot better yet, video, showing the R&R of the water pump & thermostat for the Xdrive cars? Found a couple on the non-xdrive, but they don't have the front drive axles.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By rav31
@duke........thanks again for the reply. So, it...

@duke........thanks again for the reply. So, it DOESgo into limp mode if temp goes up. This would be good, along with lights & sounds, for letting the wife pull over & turn it off.
what's typical...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-15-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By rav31
Thanks for the reply duke. What kinds of codes...

Thanks for the reply duke. What kinds of codes are thrown? Does check engine light come on? Any other light as a warning?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-15-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By rav31
Is there any way to check the electric water pump

before it goes out? Any warning signs? Our X3 is my wife's daily driver & I've cautioned her about IF the water pump goes out & not to let the temperature needle go into the red. But, is there any...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-31-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By rav31
tim, where did you find this article? is this...

tim, where did you find this article? is this current?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-06-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By rav31
@capricornbmw....What "patch" are you looking...

@capricornbmw....What "patch" are you looking at?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-06-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By rav31
@capricornbmw....I was the idiot that thought it...

@capricornbmw....I was the idiot that thought it was the FRONT main seal (not rear main). I had degreased the front area, checked & double checked the oil coming down the the oil pan & it looked like...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-05-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By rav31
I have confirmed the oil leak. I thought it was...

I have confirmed the oil leak. I thought it was the main seal, had it replaced & Tech told me & showed me the gasket leak issue. I have 2 possible options.
1. Do the above cheap fix try or....
2....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-05-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By rav31
Oil pan gasket fix?

The oil pan gasket is leaking on my '92 535i @ 54k. It appears as if the gasket "split or broke" at one of the front bolt holes, as I can see a small bit of the gasket starting to move out. Has...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 64,332
Posted By rav31
@ wesalauzen..... I agree with you. FYI, IMO (in...

@ wesalauzen..... I agree with you. FYI, IMO (in my opinion) the filter doesn't get that dirty. I don't think it's a fine micron filter, sort of like a furnace air filter. The more stuff stick to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By rav31
Yes Q4, I remember reading your right up a while...

Yes Q4, I remember reading your right up a while back. You said the disassembly was straight forward but I can see how you took it apart. Cab you explain & post pictures?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By rav31
auto gear shifter aluminum trim wear edge fix

Just curious, have others had/have the condition with the automatic gear shifter where the aluminum center trim wears so that it becomes a sharp edge next to the front plunger button? We have (2) '07...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By rav31
Nope Both automatics..... FYI.....White 17"...

Nope Both automatics.....
FYI.....White 17" wheels #204's =25.57# tires 235x55R-17
Silver 18" wheels #205's =25.11# tires 235x50R-18
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By rav31
do X3's come with more than 1 differential ratio?

Just curious on this question. We have (2) '07 E83 X3's 3.0si. A white one (build date 11-06) & a silver one (build date 12-06) For some reason, the white one is more responsive (quicker) than the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,642
Posted By rav31
@ Yomama.......I beginning ti think this is "kind...

@ Yomama.......I beginning ti think this is "kind normal" for the E83's. I have (2) '07's and both act the same way. Seems like a slow starter when you first start the car from sitting over night. I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By rav31
@ mrnephew.....check this video out where they...

@ mrnephew.....check this video out where they remove this on the N51, N52 engines. If you have an alum bolt (blue dot on head) your torque is correct per the video (25 nm) = 18.439 ftib + 90 deg....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,574
Posted By rav31
kyjoyn....I bought my daughter a '07 X3 last year...

kyjoyn....I bought my daughter a '07 X3 last year @ 131k from a local BMW dealer that had been on CPO for 100k. It's safe, good styling, good in bad weather but expensive to maintain unless you are a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By rav31
I ran into a guy here in Asheville that told me...

I ran into a guy here in Asheville that told me he has rebuilt his GM transmission but several special tools are needed as well as some some seals need replacing. He's fixed the reverse problem too....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 982
Posted By rav31
I understand, but as they say, "Been there, done...

I understand, but as they say, "Been there, done that". Keep the battery with a good charge & things will work well. BTW, if your transmission now shifts funny, it's probably from this low voltage....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 982
Posted By rav31
kimbosqueak......BMW's are very sensitive to low...

kimbosqueak......BMW's are very sensitive to low voltage, You need to turn the car off & put a battery charger on it for at least 30 mins to an hour to get back to 12.7V or more.
The alternator (car...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By rav31
Help a little. How many miles. What maintenance...

Help a little. How many miles. What maintenance has been done? Automatic? Year & engine? Any info would be helpful.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-16-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By rav31
Seal for Valvetronics actuator screws stripped

Guys, need some suggestions here. I was replacing the valve cover gasket & actuator seal Sat. due to an oil leak where it would drip on the header & smell in the cabin. When I was fastening the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 982
Posted By rav31
kimbosqueak....Your correct, your BT box is...

kimbosqueak....Your correct, your BT box is missing the white sticker with the PK#. I also found mine via the cheap PA Soft V1.4 Below is a pic of my readout using PA Soft.
Hope this helps.
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