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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By mhughett
My wife's car is a 2007 with the N52 engine and I...

My wife's car is a 2007 with the N52 engine and I replaced the water pump and t-stat preventatively last winter at about 85k miles. She drives 450 miles to see her parents all the time and I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,430
Posted By mhughett
I've done it on my 2007--twice. Used the...

I've done it on my 2007--twice. Used the Bavarian Technic tool to do the reset.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By mhughett
DIY on tension strut bushing?

My wife's X3 is exhibiting behavior typical of worn out strut bushing. If I brake hard from 40+mph, the steering wheel will feel a little jolt as if there is play when there shouldn't be. I have an...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,802
Posted By mhughett
This job is a major PITA, especially if you are...

This job is a major PITA, especially if you are replacing the water pump too. There is very little access, either from the bottom or the top. I'd hate to just replace the thermostat because to get...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By mhughett
this further enforces my decision to replace the...

this further enforces my decision to replace the water pump and thermostat on my wife's '07 a few months ago. Hers had 85k at the time and I'd seen several of these electric pumps fail between...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By mhughett
mchova01, I'm very interested in the DIY...

mchova01,

I'm very interested in the DIY you're working on. My daughter and wife both drive N52-engined BMW's and both have about 90k miles. The X3 had a new valve cover gasket put in when they...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,153
Posted By mhughett
mchova01, Please look at the 1st post in...

mchova01,

Please look at the 1st post in this thread. It is recommending a LFR6AIX-11 plug for the 2007 and later models (with N52 engine). The plug you are comparing is for the M54 engined ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By mhughett
Since your car is a 2007 (like mine), then you...

Since your car is a 2007 (like mine), then you have the electric water pump which is much more expensive to buy and replace than the old belt-driven pump. Since you make no mention of mileage on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By mhughett
Interesting that the subscription on my wife's X3...

Interesting that the subscription on my wife's X3 renews today. I called about the $77 rate for a year and they said that the best promotion rate they could give me was $95+taxes/fees so the total...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,549
Posted By mhughett
Suss1173, your replacement of the M54 components...

Suss1173, your replacement of the M54 components is pretty typical for that engine. I've done several of these and they are very straightforward and easy to get at. However that is not anytting...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By mhughett
Well, it least it won't have that pesky transfer...

Well, it least it won't have that pesky transfer case issue that has plagued so many X3 owners.:thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,817
Posted By mhughett
Well, I completed the replacement of my bank 2 O2...

Well, I completed the replacement of my bank 2 O2 sensor last Friday. It was NOT easy and if it weren't for some special tools I own, it would have been much harder. Here is a summary of how it is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,817
Posted By mhughett
I also have an '07 3.0si and have a SES light on....

I also have an '07 3.0si and have a SES light on. My code reader says that the bank 2 sensor is the problem. I see the metal shield that covers the back 3 sensors but I think you can still remove...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,549
Posted By mhughett
It was a tough call as to whether to replace now...

It was a tough call as to whether to replace now or wait for failure. However since my wife goes out of town a lot, I just knew that it would go on one of her trips, get towed to a dealer and then...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,549
Posted By mhughett
N52 water pump and t-stat change

I have two other friends/family that have N52 motors with the electric water pumps and both of them failed once they got to about 80k miles. Since this is something that generally disables the car,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-02-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,042
Posted By mhughett
my daughter's E90 had her water pump go out a...

my daughter's E90 had her water pump go out a couple of months ago with about 85k miles. I've since learned that the new electric water pumps are failing all over the place at about this mileage. ...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-05-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 25,790
Posted By mhughett
No, not on the Z3's or E85 and E86 Z4's.

No, not on the Z3's or E85 and E86 Z4's.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-07-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,150
Posted By mhughett
I don't see how this tool will work because the...

I don't see how this tool will work because the rotors almost always have a lip on the outer edge. If the caliper tool has flat measuring surfaces, it is going to catch on the lip instead of on the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-07-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By mhughett
I'm guessing that you need to supply them with...

I'm guessing that you need to supply them with the template and ask them to fill it out when they perform the service. Even if they fill it out, there is no guarantee that they actually did the work.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-21-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,426
Posted By mhughett
Ron: the OX 187 is a Mahle part number. ...

Ron:

the OX 187 is a Mahle part number. They source the M filters while Mann sources the N52 engine oil filters. I'm not sure if Mahle and Mann are two separate companies or not but I see BMW...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-20-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By mhughett
I think $400 is a little much for a battery...

I think $400 is a little much for a battery charge. I can't see spending more than $100 for one. I got a 6 amp
Schumacher at Wal-Mart for about $30 and it works great.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-17-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,144
Posted By mhughett
So you are saying that the car didn't pull one...

So you are saying that the car didn't pull one way or another due to the frozen caliper? If a caliper is frozen and is binding the brakes excessively, I would think that there would have been other...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-05-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By mhughett
Interesting that I also have an IM M coupe with...

Interesting that I also have an IM M coupe with the same stubby antenna and an X3 that parks next to it in the garage. What is unusual about the X3 is that it is also a 6-speed manual.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-12-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,703
Posted By mhughett
I'm not sure because it was on the car when I...

I'm not sure because it was on the car when I bought it last year. I'm pretty sure it's 35% and that is the legal limit here. 20% would be too dark. As long as you get a good metallic or ceramic...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-11-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,703
Posted By mhughett
Looks a lot like mine. It's been killing me that...

Looks a lot like mine. It's been killing me that we've had record snowfall for the past two weeks and the M has been sitting in the garage. 60 degrees this weekend should put a pretty good dent in...
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