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Forum: Interior 01-15-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By mlukas161
Beige Ski Bag pass through 2004 X3

From a 2004 BMW X3 with beige interior.
Beige Ski Bag pass through never used.
50 dollars shipped.
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 01-15-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By mlukas161
Transfer Case Fluid - 1 Liter Container - Genuine BMW

Transfer Case Fluid - 1 Liter Container - Genuine BMW
part number 83 22 0 397 244

Replacement for factory " lifetime " transfer case fluid.

We recently sold the vehicle. Brand new and still...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 01-15-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By mlukas161
Automatic Transmission Filter Kit - Genuine BMW

Automatic Transmission Filter Kit - Genuine BMW
This is for a BMW X3 2004-2006 years with an automatic transmission.

Kit includes filter, gasket and bolts.
Part number is: 24 11 7 557 070

We...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By mlukas161
Could be a dirty Idle Control Valve. They tend...

Could be a dirty Idle Control Valve. They tend to get built up with dirty carbon build up.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By mlukas161
Thanks everyone for the kind words. I'll still...

Thanks everyone for the kind words. I'll still visit the X3 boards once in a while to say hi!
Nice video Swamp X3, I watched that today. I would have looked at other X3's but with a young daughter...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-15-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By mlukas161
Just got rid of the X3

Well, I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for their help and advice on the X3 boards here.
We just traded in the 2004 X3 with 167,000 miles. I ended up getting a new 2015 Subaru Forester for my...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By mlukas161
Did it come from inside your transmission fluid...

Did it come from inside your transmission fluid pan or just near it? I would assume it's your air conditioning condensation line draining.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,132
Posted By mlukas161
No difference made with disconnecting the battery...

No difference made with disconnecting the battery overnight

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-27-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,132
Posted By mlukas161
No noticeable change after the 30 second reset. ...

No noticeable change after the 30 second reset. Looks like I may be calling the dealer tomorrow. I called an Indy that I trust and he recommended the dealer for the factory updates etc. Just out of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-27-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,132
Posted By mlukas161
Some additional reading. ...

Some additional reading.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=411543
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=261285
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=650787
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-27-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,132
Posted By mlukas161
Anyone know if the Adaptive Transmission Reset...

Anyone know if the Adaptive Transmission Reset procedure can be done on the M54 engines / older BMWs?

Procedure is something like:
1.) Turn key to position 2 ( don't start vehicle)
2.) Hold...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,132
Posted By mlukas161
Chugging is still present with the new air...

Chugging is still present with the new air filter. Still needed to be changed. Hopefully my mpg will go up a little bit. Averaging 20 mpg currently.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,132
Posted By mlukas161
I just changed the air filter and looked through...

I just changed the air filter and looked through my records to see when it was last changed. I'm embarrassed to say it's been 60,000 miles! The old one was filthy. Absolutely caked. I'll see what...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By mlukas161
Here's my 330i hauling some wood pallets to stack...

Here's my 330i hauling some wood pallets to stack my firewood on at home.
Also, here's our 2004 X3 3.0i all loaded up for a trip to the Catskills.
Thule racks on both vehicles.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By mlukas161
Try turning he steering wheel all the way to the...

Try turning he steering wheel all the way to the left and then all the way to the right, full lockout positions. That may reset it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,132
Posted By mlukas161
Thanks jlex. Thats definitely a good suggestion. ...

Thanks jlex. Thats definitely a good suggestion. The only weird thing is this studder / chugging only occurs occasionally and only occurs at 2,800-3,000 rpms. Im assuming if it were a bad fuel pump...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,132
Posted By mlukas161
I spoke to soon. Chugging is back. :-( Sent...

I spoke to soon. Chugging is back. :-(

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,704
Posted By mlukas161
Well I spoke to soon. I thought the issue went...

Well I spoke to soon. I thought the issue went away after a bottle of techron and a new tank of gas. Its back however not as pronounced as before. I'm really thinking it's something to do with the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By mlukas161
Have you cleaned the idle control valve? It's...

Have you cleaned the idle control valve? It's below the DISA. Looks like a silver cylinder. It needs to be cleaned periodically due to carbon build up.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,132
Posted By mlukas161
Great idea. The chugging in our x3 seems to have...

Great idea. The chugging in our x3 seems to have disappeared for now at least. I think the car may have had a bad tank of gas.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,704
Posted By mlukas161
Thanks for the update FrenchX3. I found...

Thanks for the update FrenchX3.

I found this thread and may just try to get my DME flashed.
http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=966614
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By mlukas161
Thanks for the kind words! I was able to follow...

Thanks for the kind words! I was able to follow the guides of some DIYers before me and would have had no idea where to start without those.
Hopefully it'll help others that have similar problems...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By mlukas161
I hated doing that job. I almost traded the x3 in...

I hated doing that job. I almost traded the x3 in for a Subaru Forrester because I didn't want to change the evaporator. In the end, I'm glad I kept the x3. Evaporator is still running nice and cold...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,704
Posted By mlukas161
I thought I'd add to this post as a continuation....

I thought I'd add to this post as a continuation. My 2004 X3 with 164,000 miles has recently started having this same problem, chugging at highway speeds while the rpms are at 3,000. I'm hoping...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By mlukas161
Don't forget to check the other common problem...

Don't forget to check the other common problem areas. There are a few threads about what to look for. Broken rear coil springs, stuck sunroof etc.

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