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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By mekaneck
I just use one of these. Cheap ($7) and less to...

I just use one of these. Cheap ($7) and less to clean when you're done. And the new fluid stays in its original container. Unless you've got a huge sump you're filling, hand pumping isn't too bad. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,978
Posted By mekaneck
Nice pictures! Those are the IGBT's inside the...

Nice pictures! Those are the IGBT's inside the motor controller (i.e. inverter). The bare wires are called bond wires, and the sticky substance is electrical potting, also known as "elephant snot"....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By mekaneck
I still haven't had time to pull the driveshaft...

I still haven't had time to pull the driveshaft yet. But it's finally starting to warm up around here, so I hope to get to it soon.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,049
Posted By mekaneck
About two years ago I got the P13B6 code, using a...

About two years ago I got the P13B6 code, using a generic code reader. I was also not able to learn much about it. I replaced all my ignition coils, and the problem didn't return for a while, so I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By mekaneck
thanks, I didn't even think of the u-joints. ...

thanks, I didn't even think of the u-joints. This seems like the most likely source. I think I'll order a driveshaft with all the trimmings (guibo & carrier bearing) and do it all in one shot. Sad...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By mekaneck
^ what he said. Start the car while someone...

^ what he said.

Start the car while someone else is standing by the tailpipe. They can tell you if that sound is the muffler valve or not.

If it is, and it bothers you, search for "golf tee mod"
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,278
Posted By mekaneck
oh my. I've never seen a company start so many...

oh my. I've never seen a company start so many fake user accounts and have them all post on the same thread. This thread reads like an infomercial for wholesaleautoimports.

I have no idea if their...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-15-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By mekaneck
Yes, if it is either one. I'm looking for input...

Yes, if it is either one. I'm looking for input on whether it could be anything else. I'm still having trouble believing either one is making that sound, but I can't think of what else it could be.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-15-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By mekaneck
Was the engine speed fairly low when it died? Was...

Was the engine speed fairly low when it died? Was your foot off the accelerator pedal? If "yes" to both, it sounds like the engine didn't have enough power to provide to the power steering pump and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-15-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By mekaneck
Just to make sure it's clear, a multi-grade oil...

Just to make sure it's clear, a multi-grade oil (0W-40, 5W-30, etc) is still thicker at cold temps than it is at warm temps. It's just thinner than the same single-grade (40, 30, etc) oil would be at...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-15-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By mekaneck
Squeaking driveshaft (guibo or carrier bearing?)

My wife's 2007 X3 has started squeaking when moving at slow speeds. Originally she only noticed it when backing up, and it progressively got loud enough where I can hear her backing out of the garage...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-04-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By mekaneck
Look at the v710's from velocity motoring. Should...

Look at the v710's from velocity motoring. Should be easy to find a vendor to sell you one, or you can buy direct too:
http://www.velocitymotoring.com/contact/

Also see this thread:...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-24-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,662
Posted By mekaneck
I did this a few days ago using NCS Expert, can't...

I did this a few days ago using NCS Expert, can't believe I waited so long to do my first coding job. Unfortunately I have an '07 X3, so can't offer specific advice for 04-06, but not sure why it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,826
Posted By mekaneck
Just a follow-up to this thread... I...

Just a follow-up to this thread... I unfortunately had to do this basically all over again a few weeks ago, because my water pump failed (I only replaced the thermostat the first time). I took...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,579
Posted By mekaneck
Well it looks like I'll be waiting a little while...

Well it looks like I'll be waiting a little while before I tackle this job, it's more involved than I had thought. The camshaft has to be removed, and special tools are required to set the camshaft...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,579
Posted By mekaneck
Thanks for the SIB! I think your guess on the...

Thanks for the SIB! I think your guess on the coils or spark plugs is more likely than my valve theory, but I am still going to do the lifters anyway. The clicking is making a terrible racket....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,579
Posted By mekaneck
I have gotten a P13B6 code on two separate...

I have gotten a P13B6 code on two separate occasions, which from what I can tell is "detonation detection system misfire". My thought process is: when the lifter noise is bad, the valves are opening...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,579
Posted By mekaneck
Lifter replacement - any DIYs?

I purchased a used '07 X3 about 6 months ago. It had 44k miles (now has 52k) and it is making the dreaded lifter noise. Sometimes fairly loud, other times I can't hear it.

Since I have no...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,132
Posted By mekaneck
mhughett - how difficult was the water pump...

mhughett - how difficult was the water pump replacement? I just did the thermostat, but I didn't take the time to see how the water pump was bolted in. Are the bolts difficult to get at? And for what...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,826
Posted By mekaneck
I just used the actual BMW coolant, I bought some...

I just used the actual BMW coolant, I bought some from Tischer (http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=MorePartInfo&PartID=753295&siteid=214672&catalogid=4462) a while back with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,826
Posted By mekaneck
X3 N52 Thermostat DIY

This really a fairly simple DIY, the only difficult part is working in tight spaces. This should take 2-3 hours if you take your time. You'll need:

Either a 3/8" or a 1/4" ratchet
Ratchet...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By mekaneck
Oh, and the dot on the windshield - It's not on...

Oh, and the dot on the windshield - It's not on the E83 windows, and I don't think it does anything on the E46 windows. So it had nothing to do with the problem at all.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By mekaneck
Just an update on this problem. I brought my car...

Just an update on this problem. I brought my car back to the windshield shop, and I talked them into letting me hook up my rain sensor to a new windshield (with my homemade rain sensor extension...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-04-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By mekaneck
Oh, and yes they did plug the sensor back in....

Oh, and yes they did plug the sensor back in. Definitely not a stupid question. :thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-04-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By mekaneck
The sensor on the front of the autodim mirror is...

The sensor on the front of the autodim mirror is to disable the mirror dimming feature during daylight. The sensor for the automatic headlights is integrated with the rain sensor.

Yes, there is a...
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