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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,533
Posted By bluskye
It would be advised to do so. The bilsteins will...

It would be advised to do so. The bilsteins will well outlast those pesky rubber components. The rear shocks are a total PITA (rip out entire interior), you dont want to go through that process for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-17-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By bluskye
I have the Meyle HD for about 2 yrs. They do...

I have the Meyle HD for about 2 yrs. They do indeed hold up well compared to factory.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By bluskye
Im afraid if you comparing any german car to...

Im afraid if you comparing any german car to Toyota's 4Runner, you will be highly disappointed. They old 4runners were simpler cars, built for reliably, not luxury or driving experience.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,559
Posted By bluskye
You shouldnt need to "add" refrigerant, its a...

You shouldnt need to "add" refrigerant, its a sealed system. If you added it, it didnt fix root cause. The refrigerant will eventually leak out again.

Your worse case situation is evap leaked. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By bluskye
If you have the front light washers, I believe...

If you have the front light washers, I believe that 3rd pump is different. Last time I did it years ago, there were three pumps. 2 the same, 1 was bigger. I replaced both that were the same.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By bluskye
The pumps are easy to replace. Just replace both...

The pumps are easy to replace. Just replace both while you in there.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,433
Posted By bluskye
The verdes are good, but make sure you rotate...

The verdes are good, but make sure you rotate them or they start to get loud. I've had mine for 35kmi so far.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 765
Posted By bluskye
How does a shredded belt event reach a...

How does a shredded belt event reach a catastrophic point where it breaches the crank seal and gets into the oil pan?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By bluskye
It should go away on its own after a couple...

It should go away on its own after a couple engine cycles.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By bluskye
Bilstein makes the factory shocks (at least mine...

Bilstein makes the factory shocks (at least mine on my 2006). You can purchase Bilstein Touring shocks from tire rack and they are very cheap and match the original feel. They look identical to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By bluskye
Cut a small hole, and pried it out like a champ. ...

Cut a small hole, and pried it out like a champ. Thanks!!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-15-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By bluskye
Thanks Sprouty88, will get to it in a few weeks. ...

Thanks Sprouty88, will get to it in a few weeks. Was battling other minor issues up in the priority list!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-15-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By bluskye
Im talking about the SEAL that is in the valve...

Im talking about the SEAL that is in the valve cover, not the sensor itself. The pelican parts DIY shows you pry the seal with the valve cover removed from the car, but I dont see why I can't make a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-14-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,805
Posted By bluskye
My car is now showing these symptoms of a "thump"...

My car is now showing these symptoms of a "thump" felt/heard stopped at a red light. It goes away with HVAC blower off. You an feel the thump inside the car and if you touch the exterior fender...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By bluskye
Anyway to replace n52 eccentric shaft sensor seal without a full VCG Job?

Anyone know if its safe to cut out the n52 eccentric shaft sensor seal without full blown VCG job?

I thought I had a VCG leak, turns out it was just the valtronic seal. That was a quick fix, but I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By bluskye
Anyway to replace n52 eccentric shaft sensor seal without a full VCG Job?

Anyone know if its safe to cut out the n52 eccentric shaft sensor seal without full blown VCG job?

I thought I had a VCG leak, turns out it was just the valtronic seal. That was a quick fix, but...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By bluskye
The sensor is located behind the mirror, it may...

The sensor is located behind the mirror, it may be busted or connection is busted. When my e90 got my windshield replaced, the guy broke the sensor taking it off.

You may want to check ebay for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By bluskye
Entire dash has to come out. Oh, its a once...

Entire dash has to come out. Oh, its a once piece dash too =)

Its a big job.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-19-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,841
Posted By bluskye
The BMW VCG gaskets do not last long. I agree. ...

The BMW VCG gaskets do not last long. I agree. I think I can get 40k-50k max out of them until they start to break down.

Is it a critical item to fail? No, you can live with a weeping gasket...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By bluskye
They prolly didnt put back on the level sensor or...

They prolly didnt put back on the level sensor or broke it putting in front struts. It should be connected to the front control arm (forgot if passenger or driver side).
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 862
Posted By bluskye
Put a screw driver through the coil "hole" that...

Put a screw driver through the coil "hole" that happens to be the fastner. Yank it upwards a few times with both hands. It will break.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-06-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 862
Posted By bluskye
#5 coil seems to fail commonly. Most likely due...

#5 coil seems to fail commonly. Most likely due to engine design heating that coil up more then others.

Replace sparks and coil at 100k ish.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,799
Posted By bluskye
The Lesjofors springs worked like a charm. ...

The Lesjofors springs worked like a charm. Everything on the suspension has been swapped out since ownership with exception of the front springs!

Car is gliding over bumps with no noise with new...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,799
Posted By bluskye
My rear springs are being shipped via amazon...

My rear springs are being shipped via amazon vendor. They will be put in when the mechanic overhauls all the control arms/tie rods on the car.

Thanks for the tip saving me $$.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By bluskye
$40 ground strap, nuff said. Fixed my problems...

$40 ground strap, nuff said. Fixed my problems like magic. Whatever the position on the X3, it seems to be exposed to salt/corrosion more then my E90.

For reference for those who want to know:...
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