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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By ragamuffin
So after extensive heating, banging, oiling and...

So after extensive heating, banging, oiling and cursing I got the damm bolt and nut off! But does the shock simply drop down, of course not. So after some more heat and some good bangs with my...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By ragamuffin
Lower rusted passenger shock bolt will not come off!!!

Hi Folks,
I am having a hell of time removing the lower bolt and nut assembly that holds the shock in place. I have tried numerous methods, impact gun ( electric), heat ( could not get bolt red...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2016, 04:30 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 81,698
Posted By ragamuffin
Hi gzep23, Just about to hit 250k on my 2005 X3...

Hi gzep23,
Just about to hit 250k on my 2005 X3 3.0 in a few days. She has served me well with the regular annoyances of course. Nothing major. Interesting like you my suspension is finally giving...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By ragamuffin
I do have 250K on the car now. So maybe China...

I do have 250K on the car now. So maybe China shocks not so bad. Difficult decision.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By ragamuffin
Oh, ok I understand. I was hoping that I could...

Oh, ok I understand. I was hoping that I could just take the shock and coil out as a unit and just take it to nearby shop that has a spring compressing machine to compress the coil, take out the old...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By ragamuffin
Looking for STAGG Shock Reviews

Hello all,
I was looking into putting some Stagg shocks( front and rear). I have no sport suspension. The price is amazing on eBay at $144 US and free shipping in US. So before I pull the trigger...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By ragamuffin
Hi swampx3 I have actually viewed this video...

Hi swampx3
I have actually viewed this video already many times. I just wanted to make sure that the instructions were applicable to X3 M54 engine specs. BMW TIS instructions calls for some kind of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By ragamuffin
Front and rear shock removal and installation instructions

Hi Folks,
Well looks like I need new front shocks. Right side only. Looking into suggestions of what type of shock to put in.
So far, I am liking the OEM replacement Bilstein B4's for front and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By ragamuffin
Suspension / Shocks problem help

Hi Folks,
My suspension is doing strange things of late. So when go over a speed bump etc my car
Sways and shifts to right very aggressively. Its like the rear end goes to left and front to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-07-2016, 05:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,356
Posted By ragamuffin
This is all great advice. I went to my Indy...

This is all great advice. I went to my Indy mechanic and told him give me a quote for the tranny, diff and transfer face. When I told him I had 250K on the car he made a face and suggested that I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-05-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,356
Posted By ragamuffin
Good idea. Or maybe I will be ok with the car...

Good idea. Or maybe I will be ok with the car started on the jacks. What did you end up doing? and did it improve your overall driving experience etc?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-05-2016, 05:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,356
Posted By ragamuffin
Great advice everyone thanks:D. Just afraid of...

Great advice everyone thanks:D. Just afraid of messing something up. I mean what could possibly go wrong. Right.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,356
Posted By ragamuffin
DIY Auto Tranny oil and filter change

Hi folks,
I am looking to change my tranny fluid. Dealer emailed me with the follow quote in Canadian dollar:
Transmission fluid and filter change $732.09+tax, (I do not recommend changing)
Front...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By ragamuffin
Good point. You have convinced me to buy one. I...

Good point. You have convinced me to buy one. I am sure it will be worth it. Thx.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By ragamuffin
Bentley Manual for X3

Hi Folks,
Does anyone know where I can get my hands on Bentley repair manual for 2005 X3? If anyone has a torrent link etc or electronic copy that they are willing to share it would be greatly...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By ragamuffin
Up and runing I put the old bosch plugs in....

Up and runing I put the old bosch plugs in. Started up no problem rough idle for 20 seconds and it kicked into perfect idle as before.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By ragamuffin
Up and runing I put the old bosch plugs in....

Up and runing I put the old bosch plugs in. Started up no problem rough idle for 20 seconds and it kicked into perfect idle as before.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By ragamuffin
No other components are effected. What happened...

No other components are effected. What happened is I started the car day before and moved to the back of my drive way( 20 secs) and then shut it off. When went to start it the next day engine would...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By ragamuffin
Has this worked for you? It would be great if...

Has this worked for you? It would be great if thats all I have to do. Fingers crossed. Thx.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By ragamuffin
Rough Idle problem

So I flooded the car. Plugs were all wet. Changed plugs pressed the pedal down and started the car. I took it for short drive everything is fine, no backfiring or stalling etc. Starting is fine. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-04-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By ragamuffin
Exhaust Life?

Hi Folks,
Does anyone know what the average life of exhaust system is on X3 2005? Is this a stainless unit? Does anyone know where I might find someone in writing by BMW about their exhaust systems...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-18-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By ragamuffin
Hi Jlex, I actually that was odd as well. I...

Hi Jlex,
I actually that was odd as well. I will have to do some more research. I agree with the dimished value, my car up against a same car that is accident free will be worth less. Question is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-18-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By ragamuffin
I would in fact be very happy with an exhaust...

I would in fact be very happy with an exhaust that was used or new as long as it worked ok. I am not insisting on new. I am also concerned that a full search for used parts was not done. I will...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-18-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By ragamuffin
Yes.. that's what i thought as well. This is were...

Yes.. that's what i thought as well. This is were I am in disagreement with the appraiser. No the police report had it down as 100kp/hr . My rear rubber bumper was still intact with some scratches...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-18-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By ragamuffin
I know its kinda crazy. I was not shopping for a...

I know its kinda crazy. I was not shopping for a new exhaust when I got hit. I'm in Ottawa, Canada and we are with Unifund Insurance. I will check the policy further. I know they do this with tires...
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