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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 03:53 PM
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Posted By x3brian
Coolant leak in 04' X3 2.5

+1

Your tank is probably cracked and looks like this....

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Note the crack from top to bottom on the right of the label...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By x3brian
It shouldn't hurt it. My front diff failed...

It shouldn't hurt it.

My front diff failed around 57k or so...luckily covered by BMW goodwill...and my transfer case is still going strong at 200k miles....

This is a very rare problem but an...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By x3brian
09 is when they put a badge on the side of the...

09 is when they put a badge on the side of the car.

It was the same transfer case used from 04 to 10.

You also have to reset clutch adaptions with a gt1 after you change the fluid.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By x3brian
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw-parts/hand...

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw-parts/handle/51717030528/
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By x3brian
It only works when the key is in the ignition ...

It only works when the key is in the ignition

You are also correct, the x3 mirror only works natively with openers older than 2011. I learned that when we moved into our new house in 2014.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By x3brian
The e83 never got IBS. It wasn't rolled into...

The e83 never got IBS. It wasn't rolled into production for the x3 until the release of the F25 in MY 2011 which started production around 10/2010.

I have a late production my 09 and note the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-30-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,558
Posted By x3brian
It is very nice not dealing with snow but our...

It is very nice not dealing with snow but our roads still suck. They are just really freaking big and we can drive fast until we hit traffic. I did replace my strut bearings and rear shock housings...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-30-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,558
Posted By x3brian
True statement because it's based on fuel...

True statement because it's based on fuel consumption and mpg. I probably am closer to an 8500/9000 mile oil change but I don't stress over it. I still average 4 oil changes a year.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-30-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,558
Posted By x3brian
That's correct. It's a countdown from between...

That's correct. It's a countdown from between 15000 - 16000 to zero dependent on liters of fuel consumed.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 76,318
Posted By x3brian
My average since I replaced the battery about 15...

My average since I replaced the battery about 15 months ago is in consumption 2 in that picture.....24.2 mpg.

Keep in mind...that commute is consistent high speed on wide open California...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,558
Posted By x3brian
Oil change

I do an almost daily 160 mile all highway commute and am at almost 200k miles on my 09.

I change my oil every 8k miles using BMW 5w30 since it rolled off the delivery truck with 1 mile on the odo....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By x3brian
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By x3brian
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=866684
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 76,318
Posted By x3brian
+1. My x3 has supported 2 babies since it...

+1.

My x3 has supported 2 babies since it was new and many long trips to Disneyland.

You will regret losing the x!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By x3brian
Agreed. Mine has 196k now. My expansion tank...

Agreed. Mine has 196k now. My expansion tank crack at 191k while pulling into the driveway on a return work trip.

Since the day I bought mine with 1 mile on it this has been an ultra reliable...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,558
Posted By x3brian
Yep it's supposed to be there although it's a bit...

Yep it's supposed to be there although it's a bit of a PITA.

I have been through three in 191k miles. 2 under warranty when I broke one and when a dealer lost one and a third I replaced after it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2016, 03:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By x3brian
I got 191k on mine in my 09 expansion tank. I was...

I got 191k on mine in my 09 expansion tank. I was quite happy how long it lasted too.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By x3brian
No experience with it but a few places I might...

No experience with it but a few places I might look first:

1) Check you motor mounts. I find it strange it would manifest in the rear but the mounts have been known to fail.

2) Broken rear...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 22,177
Posted By x3brian
New Suspension - Bilstein vs OEM/Sachs

Since this tread still gets posts and questions, I figured it's time for a long term review.....

The springs are still oe with roughly 195k miles and the bilstein HD have roughly 87k miles on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 76,318
Posted By x3brian
Mileage Check In...

Almost 195k and it still churns out 28 mpg on my morning commute.

No issues to report. Only update is expansion tank lasted to 191k until it finally gave up the ghost and cracked....this was a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-06-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,803
Posted By x3brian
Customer Choice Upgrades (Which ones would you buy?)

The goodwill clause is outlined here...it is dealer discretion so the old adage of treating the dealer well and not expecting anything applies.
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,815
Posted By x3brian
Ha ha ha! I was up in Tahoe this weekend in...

Ha ha ha!

I was up in Tahoe this weekend in very nasty sub zero conditions with blowing snow and ice. My x3 with almost 200k miles and all season Michelins still laughs at the challenge.

I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By x3brian
Or with nav it will be the silver box at the...

Or with nav it will be the silver box at the bottom:
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By x3brian
Oil leak help (with pics)

The OPs car is a diesel.

Check swamps link out...that is the correct part for the job. The million $ question though is what's the Aussie price. Knowing the ridiculous prices there that 45part...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By x3brian
04 models are hit or miss on having working blue...

04 models are hit or miss on having working blue tooth. See this past thread for history.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78950
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