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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,815
Posted By UberXY
The finished job. The bully truck in the...

The finished job. The bully truck in the background, unrepentant.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,228
Posted By UberXY
I use a battery tender on all three of my BMWs,...

I use a battery tender on all three of my BMWs, my Porsche, my BMW motorcycle, and my boat. There is nothing special about the battery in your X3 that deserves the extra money you would pay to have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,815
Posted By UberXY
DIY fender replacement

The other day I backed my Toyota pickup into the front fender of my daughters 05 X3. Never felt a thing - didn't realize it had happened until I saw the car later in the day.

The Good News: ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,741
Posted By UberXY
Flat Towing an X3

Anyone here flat tow an X3 behind a motorhome? Does someone make a drive shaft decoupler or can the transmission handle in it neutral? (Which would surprise me mightily).
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,234
Posted By UberXY
I have this problem once in a great while and...

I have this problem once in a great while and it's not hard to live with. Adding Techron will have zero effect on this issue.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 481
Posted By UberXY
Front Fender R&R

Anyone replaced a front fender at home? Any gotchas or tricky bits on right hand fender?


Ub
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,521
Posted By UberXY
After you did that online, I assume you made sure...

After you did that online, I assume you made sure the X3 was outside with the radio on? The refresh signal is sent in the next hour or so and your XM radio has to be on, of course, to get it.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,496
Posted By UberXY
If X3 got a twin turbo, DCT would be the ticket.

If X3 got a twin turbo, DCT would be the ticket.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-04-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By UberXY
Keep it.

Keep it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-30-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By UberXY
A new $150 portable GPS is better than a 7 year...

A new $150 portable GPS is better than a 7 year old $700 OEM GPS, IMHO. Plus with a portable you can do trip planning on your Mac (or a PC, I suppose) and then download the waypoints and routes to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-30-2011, 03:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,390
Posted By UberXY
No. And there is some anecdotal thought that...

No.

And there is some anecdotal thought that the oil you are supposed to spray on K&N will end up on the MAF and foul it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,905
Posted By UberXY
Pick any car at random and then go read the...

Pick any car at random and then go read the appropriate forums. Every car (motorcycle, boat, airplane, computer, kitchen appliance etc) has evidence of "not acceptable" issues.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-10-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,847
Posted By UberXY
Once a car is above 100k miles, you are not...

Once a car is above 100k miles, you are not longer entitled to use exclamation points when describing maintenance issues. :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,200
Posted By UberXY
You mean the thin white teflon tape used to seal...

You mean the thin white teflon tape used to seal plumbing joints? Any hardware store, Lowes, Home Depot, etc for about $1/roll.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,679
Posted By UberXY
I replaced one in the parking lot at Sams Club...

I replaced one in the parking lot at Sams Club last week. Ten minutes, 10mm and 13mm wrench. Vent tube. $93.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-05-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By UberXY
Generally speaking, it takes more than some...

Generally speaking, it takes more than some stickers to make an M car.

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Ub
'00 M5 (me, since new)
'08 X3 (wife)
05 X3...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-02-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,627
Posted By UberXY
I like the transmission in my '05 and the engine...

I like the transmission in my '05 and the engine in my '08.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-02-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,485
Posted By UberXY
When BMW decided not to put a spare tire in the...

When BMW decided not to put a spare tire in the E39 M5, they had consulted with the tire manufacturers about the frequency of flat tires, and the number given to them was about once every 70k miles...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,731
Posted By UberXY
Given all you have done so far, at this point I...

Given all you have done so far, at this point I would R&R the injectors to check them for water.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-29-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By UberXY
We used these in our G500: ...

We used these in our G500: http://www.autoseattle.com/
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-26-2011, 03:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,232
Posted By UberXY
Made in England. I'll pass.

Made in England. I'll pass.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-19-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By UberXY
jump it.

jump it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-12-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,828
Posted By UberXY
Just a data point - the factory original pads on...

Just a data point - the factory original pads on my 4000 lb, 400 HP M5 lasted 77,000 miles before the brake pad wear sensor light came on. Replaced with OEM.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,219
Posted By UberXY
Be sure to buy a door panel removal tool for...

Be sure to buy a door panel removal tool for working on the door locks, door handles, and window mechanisms.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,828
Posted By UberXY
Are the Hawk pads you bought by any chance of...

Are the Hawk pads you bought by any chance of harder or softer compound than OEM?

BTW, though this article deals with the frequent misdiagnosis of warped disks, it has some interesting things to...
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