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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By shendrick
Are you in sport mode? If so, when the...

Are you in sport mode? If so, when the transmission downshifts more aggressively and there is some very non-linear engine braking that creates a herky-jerky driving experience when coming to a stop....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,548
Posted By shendrick
That kind of change in power means a lot of extra...

That kind of change in power means a lot of extra boost and I would really worry about detonation. If the block and/or head are aluminum then I would foresee problems. We did a dinan cip on an e36...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,924
Posted By shendrick
You should look for signs of oil leakage on the...

You should look for signs of oil leakage on the struts, splatter if a drive shaft book is cracked, and VCG leakage. The strut and VCG issues are common. Dealer did my struts for $1,500 and I was...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Posted By shendrick
Our VCG was visibly leaking but no burned oil...

Our VCG was visibly leaking but no burned oil smell yet. When the dealer replaced it under the CPO extended warranty, they also replaced the valvetronic gasket. Seems to me that if you plan to do...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 516
Posted By shendrick
Front drive shaft boots

Our X3 has suffered through a number of front axle issues. Fortunately, all but the struts have been covered under warranty. We purchased the X3 as a CPO with 36k miles on it. Due to steering...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,717
Posted By shendrick
I agree with chagrin. I find our X3 to be OK in...

I agree with chagrin. I find our X3 to be OK in the snow on it all weather OEM Pirellis, but not as good as our 330 zhp with 4 Michelin snows. If we had snows on the X3 it would be better than the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-01-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,364
Posted By shendrick
BMW batteries are only $200 from the dealer. ...

BMW batteries are only $200 from the dealer. Install takes a couple of minutes as long as you have a 10mm socket wrench and extensions.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By shendrick
Our 2007 X3 would each a battery every year. ...

Our 2007 X3 would each a battery every year. Turns out that the TCU (telephone ? unit) was not disconnecting from the mobile phone properly when the car was turned off. This ran the battery down...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,483
Posted By shendrick
I would assume that the summer heat and sun...

I would assume that the summer heat and sun simply bake out the large number of plastic parts over time. Since many of us keep the sun shield closed during the hotest part of the summer, this will...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,815
Posted By shendrick
I don't see what the big deal is. In that video,...

I don't see what the big deal is. In that video, the guy started with the X3 apart. So based on the time it took to reinstalled the dash being the same as to remove it, the whole job took only...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,161
Posted By shendrick
Well that would suck. Why would BMW attach the...

Well that would suck. Why would BMW attach the plate holder to the rear hatch with fasteners from the outside - since stripping the nuts in the plate holder has to be a common thing. I would hope...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,161
Posted By shendrick
Rear License Plate

When we bought our CPO 2007 X3 backj in October 2010, the dealer attached the rear license plate to the plastic holder with metal screws instead of plastic ones (as was done for the front plate). ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,998
Posted By shendrick
A word of advice. Make sure that the distance...

A word of advice. Make sure that the distance from the end of the electrode to the top of the threads is the same for the plugs going into the car as it is for the plugs coming out of the car. If...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By shendrick
Why didn't you get an M3?

Why didn't you get an M3?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,142
Posted By shendrick
I would think because of the 4 wheel drive, you...

I would think because of the 4 wheel drive, you really want to keep the OD of all the tires the same. This suggests rotating because the primary drive wheels are the rear. I also like rotating...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 517
Posted By shendrick
Rodents

When we go purchaesd our 2007 CPO X3 it had been sitting at the dealer for a while. Not long after we got it I popped the retainers on the cabin air filter just to check the drain holes since they...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By shendrick
I've never bothered with a remote setup mostly...

I've never bothered with a remote setup mostly because its too much trouble and I'd rather have portability. That said, I use the Valentine spring clip on the very right hand end of the driver's...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By shendrick
For ease in connecting power, you should check...

For ease in connecting power, you should check out Invisicord.com. They make a variety of custom connectors some of which have the proprietary Valentine plug on one end and very thin spades on the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,264
Posted By shendrick
I'm a big fan of Stewart water pumps, but it...

I'm a big fan of Stewart water pumps, but it doesn't look like its made 2007+ N52N engines, just the older 6 cylinder ones. Pitty, unless the pumps in the new engines resolved all the issues that...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-07-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,252
Posted By shendrick
Dip sticks don't lie, so that's good. But...

Dip sticks don't lie, so that's good. But adding an extra quart over spec at oil change just doesn't add up. I would defintely investigate fast if you are going to run with the "extra" oil in the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-07-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,252
Posted By shendrick
I'm think you have a bad sensor. At oil change I...

I'm think you have a bad sensor. At oil change I would not put any more in than the manual calls for. Otherwise you may kill your engine.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-06-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By shendrick
Akebono's are definitely low dust - but don't...

Akebono's are definitely low dust - but don't stop as well.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-06-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,158
Posted By shendrick
It's a 17mm socket for the oil pan drain bolt. I...

It's a 17mm socket for the oil pan drain bolt. I thinkt he spec is 20 ft-lbs for the bolt. I would loosen it slightly and then tighten. But be careful, some of the bolts are hollow and made to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-04-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,542
Posted By shendrick
If you can get to the rear drains with the...

If you can get to the rear drains with the sunroof wide open, then have someone use a turkey baster to put some water down the rear drain that isn't clogged while you lie under the back of the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-01-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,401
Posted By shendrick
I was getting average mileage in high teens - but...

I was getting average mileage in high teens - but I was also going through rotors like crazy. BMW fianlly agreed to replace the calipers and as is well now. Gas mileage has taken a big jump to low...
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