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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-26-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By al_macaroni
I had Xpel Ultimate professionally installed on...

I had Xpel Ultimate professionally installed on my front bumper and you cannot tell that it is on the car.

I cannot weigh in on how well Xpel would work on your headlights.

But, I did put a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,878
Posted By al_macaroni
I'm sure you can find something cheaper if you...

I'm sure you can find something cheaper if you keep searching. The MTEC bulbs are LED and they are plug and play (with a connector wire that is required to prevent the burned out bulb indicator from...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,878
Posted By al_macaroni
I've been using these for 2 years - ...

I've been using these for 2 years -
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MTEC-Ver-3-0-LED-Angel-Eye-Bulbs-BMW-E83-X3-06-10-LCI-/380441639196?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item589416b91c&vxp=mtr
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By al_macaroni
Could it be melting ice from the undercarriage?...

Could it be melting ice from the undercarriage? Did your window washer tank freeze and crack or break a connection?

You can try the process of elimination. Pop your hood and check the window...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By al_macaroni
It looks like numbers 49, 52, & 59. See card...

It looks like numbers 49, 52, & 59. See card image for fuse locations and sizes.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By al_macaroni
493147 This is from a 2008 3.0si

493147
This is from a 2008 3.0si
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By al_macaroni
Are your headlights on when you first pull the...

Are your headlights on when you first pull the windshield washer lever? Check your owner's manual. It should tell you.

On the newer LCI, 2007+ models, the head lights need to be on for the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By al_macaroni
The 2 pre-cat (near the engine) O2 sensors are...

The 2 pre-cat (near the engine) O2 sensors are typically the ones that need to be replaced. Yes, you can wait until they fail and throw a code. That is what I did. But, in my case, there was a major...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By al_macaroni
It could be your VANOS solenoids. After replacing...

It could be your VANOS solenoids. After replacing mine, the whistle and poor idle went away. But my car had thrown vanos solenoid codes. It was just beyond 100k miles that I had to replaced mine....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-06-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By al_macaroni
There is not a DIY. The Sirius XM receiver is...

There is not a DIY. The Sirius XM receiver is already built into the head unit. A Sirius activation code needs to be purchased from BMW. Then, either a dealer or BMW specialist will need to program...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By al_macaroni
I think this is the part number for the steel...

I think this is the part number for the steel wheel hubcap for the e46 3-series. It may work on the X3 steel wheels. But, they are quite pricey.

Part #: 36 13 1 179 141
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By al_macaroni
Check the DIY Sticky on this site to see which...

Check the DIY Sticky on this site to see which items are listed and then you can read through them to determine if the level of difficulty is within your comfort zone.

The front shocks/struts...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By al_macaroni
Do a search on CCV (crank case vent). Your...

Do a search on CCV (crank case vent). Your problem could be a vacuum leak in the CCV system/oil dipstick tube collapse. Please search CCV to see if any of your symptoms match.

Good luck.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By al_macaroni
Will any of these bulb numbers cross-reference...

Will any of these bulb numbers cross-reference the OE bulb number you installed?

http://www.mteclightingusa.com/category_s/1517.htm

I am using the 36mm 6-LED bulbs in my 2008 X3 for the license...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
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: 486
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: 318
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: 302
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: 642
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: 12
Views: 930
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: 12
Views: 930
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: 12
Views: 930
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: 344
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: 394
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: 672
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...
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