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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By SmokinCummins
Possibly the battery in the remote?

Possibly the battery in the remote?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,552
Posted By SmokinCummins
Well, a lot has happened since I last posted. ...

Well, a lot has happened since I last posted. Sometimes life just gets very busy. I did get the old girl up and running. It sure feels good getting everything under the intake up to date. Coolant...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,552
Posted By SmokinCummins
Eh, scratch that. I decided to be lazy instead. ...

Eh, scratch that. I decided to be lazy instead. I'll work on it tomorrow. Lol
Customers stopping by, customers calling, parts suppliers messing up orders, still trying to dig out of the snow -...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,552
Posted By SmokinCummins
I finally got it back in the shop. Hopefully I'm...

I finally got it back in the shop. Hopefully I'm not missing any parts. I want to get it back together tonight. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190116/eb11f79f2b6af7ea55e864bbf36c89fd.jpg

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,552
Posted By SmokinCummins
https://www.chevronlubricants.com/en_us/home/produ...

https://www.chevronlubricants.com/en_us/home/products/delo-400-xsp-sae-5w-30.html

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,552
Posted By SmokinCummins
All my parts are in to get the X3 going again. ...

All my parts are in to get the X3 going again. Unfortunately, mother nature put a road block in my way. We got over 18 inches, so instead of putting the BMW back together, I spent my weekend...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,552
Posted By SmokinCummins
Headlight question. Is this where I look to...

Headlight question. Is this where I look to inspect for faulty wiring? Everything looks new in that area....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,552
Posted By SmokinCummins
I have a lift. I raised the car up about a foot...

I have a lift. I raised the car up about a foot so I did not have to bend over as far while working on it.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 29,650
Posted By SmokinCummins
My mistake. I thought that was a K&N in post...

My mistake. I thought that was a K&N in post 520.

So you see 3 mpg better with K&N?

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 29,650
Posted By SmokinCummins
You need to oil that k&n filter. They are very...

You need to oil that k&n filter. They are very inefficient at stopping dirt when running dry.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,552
Posted By SmokinCummins
Well, I decided to change my lower radiator hose...

Well, I decided to change my lower radiator hose today. I ended up yanking the intake off so I could do several other things at the same time.
1. All the heater hoses are soft and getting...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 926
Posted By SmokinCummins
Likely a rock in a brake rotor. It eventually...

Likely a rock in a brake rotor. It eventually fell out.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-01-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,552
Posted By SmokinCummins
That was the first thing I did. It got changed...

That was the first thing I did. It got changed when I did the actuator gear. I used the Ravenol.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-01-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,552
Posted By SmokinCummins
Thanks, Z4530i. I got the valve cover back...

Thanks, Z4530i.

I got the valve cover back on yesterday and threw in a new set of spark plugs. The old plugs were near seized in the head, but I got them out without any damage. I still need to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-30-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,489
Posted By SmokinCummins
There are multiple ways that an injector or...

There are multiple ways that an injector or circuit can fail. Depending on the type of failure will determine the diagnostic tests involved. Any time there is a failure like this, the other...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 29,650
Posted By SmokinCummins
Did the one bolt break? If not, take your time...

Did the one bolt break? If not, take your time go in till snug and back out. Then flush with pb blaster. In and out 3 times, flush, over and over. It will keep going a little further every time. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,552
Posted By SmokinCummins
Not at all. Like my first post said, I'm new to...

Not at all. Like my first post said, I'm new to BMW. If I'm making a mistake, I want to be corrected. When you mentioned the vanos, I knew I was wrong to switch. The HEMI with mds and vvt needs...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,552
Posted By SmokinCummins
I'm actually running a 10w-30 on this change. ...

I'm actually running a 10w-30 on this change.

But thanks for the info, I'll switch back to 5w-30 full synthetic. It's not that much more.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,552
Posted By SmokinCummins
Yes, it is an auto. My purchase price was...

Yes, it is an auto. My purchase price was $1725.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,552
Posted By SmokinCummins
It's no wonder the valve cover was leaking. The...

It's no wonder the valve cover was leaking. The rubber had cured to a hard, brittle plastic consistency. It shattered in multiple places and was a big pain to pick out of the valve cover groove. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,552
Posted By SmokinCummins
Yesterday, I decided to change my valve cover due...

Yesterday, I decided to change my valve cover due to a leak. This is what I found. This is a prime example of what an engine looks like that runs too long between oil changes. This is a prime...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,552
Posted By SmokinCummins
At some point, I'll deal with the brake light,...

At some point, I'll deal with the brake light, but I can monitor the condition of the pads, so I'm not worried about it.

The washer reservoir has a leak. I added a little when I first got it,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,552
Posted By SmokinCummins
I remember reading that. I'll deal with that...

I remember reading that. I'll deal with that later, but that's why I isolated the washer so only the front works.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,552
Posted By SmokinCummins
She's an American Staffordshire. Basically a...

She's an American Staffordshire. Basically a loose skin bigger version of a pit.

I have not scanned it. I don't have any check engine lights.





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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,552
Posted By SmokinCummins
Inside the engine looks like they religiously...

Inside the engine looks like they religiously followed the 15,000 mile oil change interval.

The Mini is an 02 R53 Six speed. If you count it, it's my second BMW. But considering BMW does not...
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