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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By bluskye
There is no warning, when it goes, it goes. Ours...

There is no warning, when it goes, it goes. Ours went out at 80kish. We have 121k mi now, and the expansion tank just exploded. The car diarreah'd coolant on the drive way. Engine still runs...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By bluskye
120kmi, engine still ticks when cold and still...

120kmi, engine still ticks when cold and still runs strong/smooth. If you out of warranty, dont worry about.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By bluskye
thrust rods have nothing to do with rotor warp. ...

thrust rods have nothing to do with rotor warp. I would argue rotor warp never happens under street conditions.

The "shaking" can occur under braking when the thrust rod bushings are worn, the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,465
Posted By bluskye
If the motor mount did cause the problem, then...

If the motor mount did cause the problem, then YES, replace in PAIRS
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By bluskye
Battery, fan control resistor (attached to HVAC...

Battery, fan control resistor (attached to HVAC fan), or Intelligent Battery Sensor (IBS)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 888
Posted By bluskye
the N52 has a hot spot on coil 5. The motor eats...

the N52 has a hot spot on coil 5. The motor eats up the coil around there at about 100k. Gotta love manufacturing consistency.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,465
Posted By bluskye
Why would they charge $150 for an extra 30mins of...

Why would they charge $150 for an extra 30mins of work? Because they can do the job and you cannot.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,465
Posted By bluskye
See for yourself: ...

See for yourself:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-BpUzAemyQ
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,465
Posted By bluskye
its about $1200 for pump+thermostat at dealer. ...

its about $1200 for pump+thermostat at dealer.

You would be a fool not to replace thermostat, its literally attached to pump.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,663
Posted By bluskye
A modern day honda has a recommended 7500 mi oil...

A modern day honda has a recommended 7500 mi oil change, using 4.5qts of non-synthetic 5w20 and cheapo filter.

If you saying a BMW cant handle 10k+ with 7qts of LL01 and a $11 filter, you guys are...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By bluskye
put regular bulbs back in, if everything works...

put regular bulbs back in, if everything works fine, its a "user" issue for putting aftermarket LED stuff in.

Fuse box in glove compartment.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,663
Posted By bluskye
My cars get their oil changed by me "when its...

My cars get their oil changed by me "when its convenient". Somewhere between 7k-12kmi when life/weather permits. The valve train is spotless last time I checked. Doing every 5k may make you feel...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-21-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By bluskye
You talking about your problems? ...

You talking about your problems? http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=892494

Pretty bold statement considering you have no clue whats going on with your car to even blame anything or...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-21-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By bluskye
LEMFORDER or Meyle HD line both work well. Meyle...

LEMFORDER or Meyle HD line both work well. Meyle HD line tries to over engineer their replacements, bushings/ball joints specifically

Yes, you will likely need a wheel alignment. Make sure the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-21-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By bluskye
Probably intelligent battery sensor, I know. ...

Probably intelligent battery sensor, I know. Apparently the 330i came with the early IBS design.

Symptons:
Engine chokes in motion
Sometimes in severe cold/hot, the HVAC fan would loose power...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By bluskye
He ripped off the TPMS receiver (the thing that...

He ripped off the TPMS receiver (the thing that reads the TPMS in the tires).
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By bluskye
or put black electrical tape over the light ....

or put black electrical tape over the light ....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,250
Posted By bluskye
swapped out the exhaust strap. The welded bolt...

swapped out the exhaust strap. The welded bolt on the exhaust side was so corroded, it sheared off. Luckily it was clean break and I simply drilled out a 1/4 hole and got the appropriate stainless...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,250
Posted By bluskye
Do the specs matter if you have the part numbers...

Do the specs matter if you have the part numbers to replace? if you want any generic cables, take them off yourself, and go to auto store to match up. They are braided steel cables with holes at...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,250
Posted By bluskye
part #18106906784 for exhaust strap part...

part #18106906784 for exhaust strap
part #12423420477 for engine strap
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-13-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By bluskye
You must love your car so much your are clearly...

You must love your car so much your are clearly blinded by your bias.

Im sorry, my E90/E46 with snow shoes is not clearly as easy to drive as my family's X3/Honda Pilot/Acura MDX with touring...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-13-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,149
Posted By bluskye
The failure is not mechanical on the new...

The failure is not mechanical on the new electronic pumps... its the electronic components that control the mechanics that fail without warning, at least, thats how it failed on mine.

As far as...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By bluskye
Exhaust Earth Strap part #18106906784 ...

Exhaust Earth Strap part #18106906784

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=PC93-USA-06-2007-E83N-BMW-X3_30si&diagId=18_0677

Both engine/exhaust straps make a difference.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 908
Posted By bluskye
The 330 N52 motor was the greatest mass produced...

The 330 N52 motor was the greatest mass produced NA I6 motor BMW produced. Its a shame they didnt keep it as the base 3 series motor, its plenty fast, had great mileage, and maintenance is pretty...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
Posted By bluskye
FYI, the eccentric shaft sensor o-ring can easily...

FYI, the eccentric shaft sensor o-ring can easily be swapped out without pulling off the valve cover. Takes 10minutes to pry out and replace. A cheap and easy preventative item to try to avoid this...
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