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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By mchova01
No DIY instructions this time, I got all the info...

No DIY instructions this time, I got all the info to do the repair from this site.

To get to the starter, you need to:
1) Remove engine vanity cover
2) Remove air box
3) Remove intake manifold...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By mchova01
I agree, bUt I didn't get to the repair until...

I agree, bUt I didn't get to the repair until today. Starter was dead.

Tip, if you get a starter from AutoZone for a 2007, they have the wrong part number in their system--ask for the 2008...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By mchova01
Saw that, I guess I should have mentioned mine...

Saw that, I guess I should have mentioned mine isn't even making a clicking sound and there doesn't seem to be any battery drain at all when I try to start it.

Nothing happens when I turn the key...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By mchova01
2007 Will Not Start

Hello All,

Six days ago out of the blue I had a hard time starting my X3, it was turning over really slow, but eventually started. For the next 5 days, the X3 started fine, ran normal and I had...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By mchova01
I replaced the part. Why would it not be safe to...

I replaced the part. Why would it not be safe to drive now?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By mchova01
Don't attempt this repair by yourself

Part sourcing -- this will have to come from BMW dealer, used part or online. We have several dealers in the area. My typical low cost dealer quoted me close to $400 for the part and it would take...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By mchova01
That's it, thank you for your help! I love...

That's it, thank you for your help!

I love this forum.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By mchova01
Help With Rear Suspension Part Identification

Hello All,

I've had my first real issue with my 2007 X3. I went to get into the X3 this morning and I noticed a significant amount of negative camber on the rear passenger wheel. I took a quick...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-19-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,956
Posted By mchova01
I purchased some in case I broke some in the...

I purchased some in case I broke some in the process. It's not a bolt that needs replaced. I didn't have to replace any and now have a few extra.

I don't know part number, they were in stock at...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By mchova01
I agree, we need to see more dirty X3 pics!...

I agree, we need to see more dirty X3 pics! :thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By mchova01
It worked pretty good, but it does have a...

It worked pretty good, but it does have a downside. In some places it was scraping off-road. It's very durable though and did flatten the tops of some things, but it didn't even bend to my...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By mchova01
No problem, and thanks for the feedback!

No problem, and thanks for the feedback!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By mchova01
Trip Report: Sierra Nevada Scenic Byway -- X3 was at home in the mountains

Hello All,

Here’s a break from the usual “I have an issue I need to solve”-type post. This is just a quick summary of a trip last weekend. We took the X3 from San Francisco to Oakhurst, CA at...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By mchova01
I agree. I have factory nav, but I keep a Nuvi...

I agree. I have factory nav, but I keep a Nuvi in the car simply because it has traffic and there is no factory option for this. I wish there was a better upgrade path for Nav -- seem silly there...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 92
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Views: 33,744
Posted By mchova01
San Francisco Bay Area -- Six Spark Plugs for 2004-2006

Hello All,

I have a six NGK Laser Platinum BKR6EQUIP 3199 that I waited too long to return. These will only work with the M54 engine, X3's from 2004-2006 which isn't in my 2007 X3.

Link:...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,013
Posted By mchova01
I'd check with the dealer, or here:...

I'd check with the dealer, or here: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=98
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,739
Posted By mchova01
2007 at ~ 80k miles, 100% stock. Picture taken...

2007 at ~ 80k miles, 100% stock. Picture taken at Point Reyes in March 2013.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=377080&stc=1&d=1368844904
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By mchova01
When I changed mine, I just unloosened the 3...

When I changed mine, I just unloosened the 3 torx, it sprang out a bit. I did nothing else after this.


That's what I did


I didn't have to do anything else
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By mchova01
I think your best bet is to see what code(s) are...

I think your best bet is to see what code(s) are throwing the error as we'd all just be guessing. You can either go to the dealer and have them diagnose it, a place that lets you use one for free or...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By mchova01
From this link:...

From this link: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=PA93&mospid=47794&btnr=51_7773&hg=51&fg=12

I think what you need is Part # 51213403301
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,161
Posted By mchova01
Hello Spokelizard, I'm headed down to the...

Hello Spokelizard,

I'm headed down to the Baja 500 at the end of May and will likely need some underside protection. I realize I am limited in offroad capabilities from the get go, but I'd like...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,161
Posted By mchova01
Sorry to bring back such an old post, but I am...

Sorry to bring back such an old post, but I am looking to do the same for a trip in the desert. How is the factory option holding up?

Have you come across any additional aftermarket options,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By mchova01
The battery in your key could be low? The...

The battery in your key could be low? The battery in your key recharges when it is in use. Do you have a different key you can try?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By mchova01
I went with these a few weeks ago -- runs great...

I went with these a few weeks ago -- runs great and only ~$8.00 per plug.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/NGK-LFR6AIX-11-Iridium-Spark-Plug/dp/B001RLTZC0/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By mchova01
That's 100% true. +1

That's 100% true.

+1
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