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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By hyksos
From the manual: ...

From the manual:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v366/Hyksos/X3Oillevel_zps3bb05324.png
4 is overfill, looking at it it might look like a 0, but it's not, the level is full and it show one extra...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By hyksos
On the X3, when you are overfill normally you see...

On the X3, when you are overfill normally you see the fill level bar full with one extra notch to the right that is blinking.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By hyksos
Don't be too fast on the trigger!! When you...

Don't be too fast on the trigger!!

When you say you hear it, is it a big blowing sound? The X3 fan really move a LOT of air.

If the fan work properly, it make no sens that the temperature goes...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By hyksos
When you say "once a press on the gas pedal the...

When you say "once a press on the gas pedal the gage goes back to the middle"
Is it while you are in neutral?? Not moving??
Might be the battery... at idle the voltage might get too low for the fan...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,232
Posted By hyksos
On the wet I never was able to make wheel spin in...

On the wet I never was able to make wheel spin in straight acceleration.
You have to floor it while turning hard on the wet to see something lit up.

Or wait for some snow...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-11-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By hyksos
I had similar issue, you can read my thread here:...

I had similar issue, you can read my thread here: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=544665
The thing is, the engine can go in protection mode, without showing a check engine...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-11-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By hyksos
He is using different diameter wheel in front and...

He is using different diameter wheel in front and back..... because of the difference in rotation speed in front and back the stability control system goes insane .... that's why he disable DSC to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-11-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By hyksos
Normally, the engine automatically adjust the...

Normally, the engine automatically adjust the timing to work with 89 and 87 octane fuel, there's no problem using it.

What happen is with fuel with lower octane rating, there can be pre...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-10-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,232
Posted By hyksos
Ok, lets start from the beginning, I got a bit...

Ok, lets start from the beginning, I got a bit lost. I misunderstood a few thing, I though that you said the 4x4 led was removed.

When you turn the ignition key, all the lights goes on, except for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-10-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,232
Posted By hyksos
Yes, the only way to not see the lights is to...

Yes, the only way to not see the lights is to disconnect/remove the led... or a major problem with your ECU.

If the airbag does not come on, the person that did it wanted to mask the infamous...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-10-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,232
Posted By hyksos
Mr Herbert, you can damage your xDrive if you use...

Mr Herbert, you can damage your xDrive if you use different diameter tire!!!

It is very important to use same diameter tire!!!!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-10-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,232
Posted By hyksos
Does the air bag light go on when you turn...

Does the air bag light go on when you turn ignition?

If yes, your 4x4 is probably working (the problem is not the actuator) the problem is probably one of the sensor that does the stability...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,232
Posted By hyksos
FYI, DSC does not enable the 4x4. The Xdrive is...

FYI, DSC does not enable the 4x4.
The Xdrive is enabled at all time you can't disable or enable it.

But ya, it is not normal that you can't see 4x4 led, if the previous owner disabled it on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,457
Posted By hyksos
Yes, but that not the point, the point is, it it...

Yes, but that not the point, the point is, it it safe to do so?

First issue, steering lock, if the driver turn the key too far (in panic), on a automatic it can't happen, on a manual it might....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,457
Posted By hyksos
When I said to complete off I meant instrument...

When I said to complete off I meant instrument off not only engine off.

So, the steering lock is still 100% mechanical? On a manual, it only need to be in neutral to be able to turn it all the way...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,457
Posted By hyksos
On a automatic transmission, you won't be able to...

On a automatic transmission, you won't be able to turn the key to off completely, but on a manual you can...
Anyway it was possible a few years ago, maybe it is now impossible as well?? Or they...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-08-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,457
Posted By hyksos
If you turn off engine you won't be able to steer...

If you turn off engine you won't be able to steer (the steering will lock, very dangerous)
Neutral is the safest... but not for the engine... rpm in the cutoff, outch!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-08-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,457
Posted By hyksos
The thing is the brake are a LOT more powerful...

The thing is the brake are a LOT more powerful then the engine. You only had to brake, with the brake pedal, the parking brake is a lot weaker.

I actually already experienced it on my previous...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-29-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By hyksos
Yes, and maybe he does not have HID, but it's a...

Yes, and maybe he does not have HID, but it's a easy check it is very easy to disconnect, he does not even need a mechanic to do this.

He had to replace the batterie 4 times and he said the light...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-29-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By hyksos
Ask your mechanic to disconnect the 2 'ride high...

Ask your mechanic to disconnect the 2 'ride high sensor', if they short, it can drain the batterie even when the key is in off position and it can make your computer go insane with light going on/off...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1,751
Views: 358,855
Posted By hyksos
The transmission have multiples mode, it adapt to...

The transmission have multiples mode, it adapt to the driver habit.

My guess is that you probably did some hard acceleration to test your new coil.
When you accelerate hard, the transmission move...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-12-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,975
Posted By hyksos
Very Good DIY. But after my repair, my X3...

Very Good DIY.

But after my repair, my X3 could not idle smooth anymore, it was very bad, dying after a few seconds.

So I searched in the reply... and found that my valvetronic motor was not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-10-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,815
Posted By hyksos
Great, on mine, the EML never came on .... I...

Great, on mine, the EML never came on .... I think they are using a damped EML :rofl:

Seriously, as soon as the engine go in protection mode, the EML should go on.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,815
Posted By hyksos
I don't think the temperature gauge is that...

I don't think the temperature gauge is that bad... when it is -30 here in Canada, it take forever to reach center.

And when I got the overheat in traffic, I turned my A/C off and turned the heat...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,815
Posted By hyksos
The fan was not working at all, but the X3 does...

The fan was not working at all, but the X3 does not overheat easily, even with the fan not working at all, the engine was keeping normal temperature 99% of the time, I only saw overheat when I was...
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