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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-17-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,277
Posted By Frenchx3
Even though this is an old post I thought I'd...

Even though this is an old post I thought I'd share my story in hopes it might help someone in the future.

I have been smelling fuel intermittently for several months. The smell would be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,338
Posted By Frenchx3
WD-40 is good for freeing stuff up and getting...

WD-40 is good for freeing stuff up and getting rid of water, however it's not the best lubricant. I use a little lithium grease on the door hinges and on the door stop guide (black thing that you're...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,841
Posted By Frenchx3
Hey... if you want a dealership to replace your...

Hey... if you want a dealership to replace your BMW logo for $110.00 so you can do your part to help keep them in business knock yourself out. I personally cannot justify that type of charge when I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 35,559
Posted By Frenchx3
I have an 05 3.0i and just changed the fluid and...

I have an 05 3.0i and just changed the fluid and filter in mine last week. The fill plug on my tranny (I have the GM tranny) was on the same side just above the drain plug. It was a hex nut. I think...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,436
Posted By Frenchx3
Does it feel like it's running ok? or do you have...

Does it feel like it's running ok? or do you have performance issues too?

The first thing most will ask about or suggest are the general tune up categories. Make sure your air filter is clean,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 38,950
Posted By Frenchx3
That is such crap...just another example of a...

That is such crap...just another example of a dealer trying to squeeze as much money out of a customer as possible. I would avoid that particular dealer like the plague. I do understand that they are...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,254
Posted By Frenchx3
What were the symptoms? Did it just stop running...

What were the symptoms? Did it just stop running or was it running extremely rough?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By Frenchx3
The hardest part of replacing the barriers IMO is...

The hardest part of replacing the barriers IMO is removing the door panel. The video link posted above is what I referred to when I did mine. I didn't actually replace the vapor barrier. Mine had...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,841
Posted By Frenchx3
They don't call them "Stealers" for nothing. You...

They don't call them "Stealers" for nothing. You can buy the roundels for cheap online in a myriad of places for a few dollars. The hood roundel is easy to swap but the rear takes a bit more labor to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 38,950
Posted By Frenchx3
I hear ya... I was concerned about doing the same...

I hear ya... I was concerned about doing the same thing. I ended up using a screw driver to pry up the tab several times. I wasn't concerned about breaking the tab because I had a new piece in hand....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 38,950
Posted By Frenchx3
There is a small hexagonally shaped piece of...

There is a small hexagonally shaped piece of metal crimped (for lack of a better word) onto the cable. This moves up and down when you raise/lower the window. If you can feel the metal piece going up...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,299
Posted By Frenchx3
Wow...that sucks, but all things considered, it...

Wow...that sucks, but all things considered, it could've been a lot worse. Nice job missing the garage and your neighbors car. Let us know what the hell happened when you figure it out.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By Frenchx3
Thanks for sharing... It's nice to know what it...

Thanks for sharing... It's nice to know what it looks like under there. I thought about doing it to repair my pano roof when it crapped but decided to just fix the front rails. It looks like a lot of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,763
Posted By Frenchx3
Just reading your post makes my blood boil. If I...

Just reading your post makes my blood boil. If I were to get treated like that at a BMW dealership I would go straight to BMW corporate and make a massive stink. There is absolutely no excuse for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,340
Posted By Frenchx3
Thanks... I think I'll start running the...

Thanks... I think I'll start running the Techron cleaner through on a regular basis:thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,340
Posted By Frenchx3
Take a look at the picture I posted (above). It...

Take a look at the picture I posted (above). It shows what I used to get at the rear 02 sensor. I used an 8 inch extension on a slotted 02 sensor socket. It came out very easily. Didn't have to take...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,340
Posted By Frenchx3
UPDATE This weekend I decided to throw a...

UPDATE

This weekend I decided to throw a bottle of injector cleaner in thinking it might help. I had run a couple bottles through last winter with no major improvement but it was the cheap stuff....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,340
Posted By Frenchx3
No..definitely not normal transmission action. I...

No..definitely not normal transmission action. I also don't like throwing parts at problems without some logical diagnosis.

I took out the DISA valve last night and it is fine. It has no play at...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,340
Posted By Frenchx3
Thanks for the suggestion...I think I'll do that...

Thanks for the suggestion...I think I'll do that tonight. I had it off about a year and a half ago when I did my intake boot and it looked fine, maybe it's gone bad since then.... I'll let you know...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,340
Posted By Frenchx3
UPDATE: I went to see a local Indy and they...

UPDATE:

I went to see a local Indy and they reset the adaptation values for the TC, cleared a bunch of codes (including misfires), updated the firmware for the transmission and checked the version...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,393
Posted By Frenchx3
I went with an aftermarket conversion kit like...

I went with an aftermarket conversion kit like the one listed here: http://www.etrailer.com/Custom-Fit-Vehicle-Wiring/BMW/X3/2005/56146KIT.html?vehicleid=20059943

I leave it coiled up in the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By Frenchx3
I'll chime in and say that I really like my X3...

I'll chime in and say that I really like my X3 but these things ARE NOT reliable. Anyone that tells you otherwise is full of it. I have had a constant stream of nuisance issues that I've had to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,478
Posted By Frenchx3
I have to say I think the Pano roof is one of the...

I have to say I think the Pano roof is one of the best features on the X3. I use mine ALL the time. To pay $3-4k to get it fixed wouldn't be worth it but a couple hours research and 200 bucks was...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,478
Posted By Frenchx3
For those interested, here is what needs to be...

For those interested, here is what needs to be slid backward in order to lower your rear roof glass:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,478
Posted By Frenchx3
The sunroof mechanisms on these things eventually...

The sunroof mechanisms on these things eventually self destruct. The basic underlying cause seems to be the deterioration of the plastic coating on the slide mechanisms. The plastic breaks down due...
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