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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 344,823
Posted By x3oiler
Software released in 2008 made a big difference...

Software released in 2008 made a big difference to the AT behaviour (one would question why it took so long btw) but fundamentally the mechatronics unit in pre 2008 AT units was prone to defects. The...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 97,400
Posted By x3oiler
Just be aware that you will NOT see the screen of...

Just be aware that you will NOT see the screen of the Dynavin in bright sunlight. Reflections of the car interior in the screen can be minimised by appropriate screen overlays but the screen will...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By x3oiler
The tyres have the same rolling radius - only the...

The tyres have the same rolling radius - only the rims to worry about. E53 rims no issue but later X5 maybe an issue with offset and the centre hole but that tyres size is likely to be E53 in any...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-10-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 344,823
Posted By x3oiler
Heck I am surprised. No response. After 70 pages...

Heck I am surprised. No response. After 70 pages either the X3 population is dying out or the owners have given up.

But in response to the last posters question, I would have thought that a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,408
Posted By x3oiler
X3 has gone. Looked at X5 but could not trust BMW...

X3 has gone. Looked at X5 but could not trust BMW again. Now have a vW Touareg V6 TDI. Miss the X3 but the Treg is pretty dang good and the 8 speed Aisin gearbox is a dream.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 344,823
Posted By x3oiler
re mechatronics = good chance The X3 I used...

re mechatronics = good chance

The X3 I used to own had Jekyll and Hyde characteristics in the AT and the bad part was that some issues would only appear after a long time at highway speeds. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,526
Posted By x3oiler
Updating the older post with more details ie what...

Updating the older post with more details ie what is happening

The AUX connection in the head unit is activated by a resistor as follows:


AUX left <-----+----
-----------------|...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By x3oiler
PCV and AT relationship

Been having an issue with 1 to 2 upshift from a standing start for some time with the AT changing to 2nd too early and then slipping to catch up. Not quite the issue defined in the OP of the long AT...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 344,823
Posted By x3oiler
In X3 auto mode I think that the xdrive it used...

In X3 auto mode I think that the xdrive it used to slow the vehicle down as the downshifts occur and anything but gentle braking will have the transfer case transferring drive to the front wheels or...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,931
Posted By x3oiler
I had thought of permanently wiring this little...

I had thought of permanently wiring this little beastie in a similar manner as it is small enough to fit in the rear near the battery but the relay . . . too much current when a diesel starts for any...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,931
Posted By x3oiler
Although I have isolated the culprit in my X3 -...

Although I have isolated the culprit in my X3 - namely the stereo head unit, I still carry one of these:
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,362
Posted By x3oiler
The X3 has sensitive electronics. Yes you can...

The X3 has sensitive electronics. Yes you can replace the battery the old style way but maintaining power to the car's systems is much nicer. If you disconnect the power during the replacement and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,161
Posted By x3oiler
Roof mount - no way. Been there done that. You...

Roof mount - no way. Been there done that. You WILL forget eventually. Leave sun roof open, yellow post it note on the instrument cluster "bike bike bike on roof". Drive for 6+ hours. Brain a bit...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By x3oiler
Should be 30mA I believe after approx 15minutes....

Should be 30mA I believe after approx 15minutes. There is further detail in this forum somewhere. I only saved the detail not the post unfortunately. Might be this thread.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By x3oiler
I will have a go. The engine management has a...

I will have a go. The engine management has a three dimensional map that connects things like fuel volume, air volumes, throttle position, speed sensors etc to power and torque. The position in the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By x3oiler
um diesel ;-) diesel means more fuel = more...

um diesel ;-)

diesel means more fuel = more power until unburnt fuel goes out the exhaust. No particulate filter on this vintage to die. Cat may die though.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By x3oiler
Number one concern would be the extra torque...

Number one concern would be the extra torque killing your transmission. When I had my ECU remapped it boosted power and torque to sd levels so I was not worried too much about the transmission (same...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By x3oiler
Not here (Aus) - X1 is 1400Kg braked. X3 is...

Not here (Aus) - X1 is 1400Kg braked. X3 is 2000kg, is that what you mean? But then again, the X3 3.0d is commonly listed as 1800kg on internet sites but my user manual states 2000kg so who knows.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-01-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,066
Posted By x3oiler
It is but please do not. Get an ECU re-map...

It is but please do not. Get an ECU re-map instead. Much better. I could get long winded on this but having been there and done that (tuning box for 20k then ECU remap for 40k) the ECU re-map is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 97,400
Posted By x3oiler
The AMP you mention is for the sub so I assume...

The AMP you mention is for the sub so I assume you refer to the head unit driving the 4x door speakers once upgraded. The Kenwood seems capable of 22W into 4 ohm.
I have the stock business CD head...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 97,400
Posted By x3oiler
Funny you should say that. I have an older DICE...

Funny you should say that. I have an older DICE that I have used for years but it is not compatible with the iPhone 4S so I bought a new - later model - firmware upgradeable DICE unit. After having...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-26-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,531
Posted By x3oiler
"Installing a hitch" meaning what? setting up the...

"Installing a hitch" meaning what? setting up the draw bar on an existing installation, or a complete installation of drawbar and light control box from scratch?.
If from scratch then I believe...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-23-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,660
Posted By x3oiler
I do not think it is relative price that will...

I do not think it is relative price that will drive this. Diesel over here is almost always more expensive but is still the preferred choice for many SUV buyers. The absolute price of a full tank of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By x3oiler
The Dynavin is indeed the best looking option (I...

The Dynavin is indeed the best looking option (I have it installed) and it is OEM in look BUT and a big BUT. The display is unreadable in bright sunshine. The Garmin option will not have this issue....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,931
Posted By x3oiler
Traced my issues to the audio head unit. Noticed...

Traced my issues to the audio head unit. Noticed that aftermarket GPS that plugs in the back of the head unit did not turn off sometimes - ie GPS remained powered up long after ignition is off. ...
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