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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-14-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,101
Posted By EconoBox
Why aren't you keeping the desirable staggered...

Why aren't you keeping the desirable staggered wheels and simply installing new correct staggered tires ?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,101
Posted By EconoBox
Staggered wheels look badass. I love them on my...

Staggered wheels look badass. I love them on my cars. Why would you get rid of that?

Was this NOT a factory option?
How do you even know the car was staggered if the current tires are all...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By EconoBox
Picked up a $11 1/2" breaker bar and $3 17mm...

Picked up a $11 1/2" breaker bar
and $3 17mm socket to complete the jacking tools.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,519
Posted By EconoBox
LOL, only mentally ill gullible conspiracy...

LOL, only mentally ill gullible conspiracy dimwits do.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By EconoBox
Just stopped by harbor freight on my way home...

Just stopped by harbor freight on my way home from lunch and pulled up your 20% coupon that you posted .. got the $20 Jack and threw it in the compartment...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,519
Posted By EconoBox
Source ? Please post a link to a .gov...

Source ?
Please post a link to a .gov website to back up your claims.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By EconoBox
Which INPA K+ CAN Cable with Switch DCAN can you verify has worked?

Want to get INPA. Need a specific cable to buy.
Want one that people can verify has worked
Please post link.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By EconoBox
Yes, I've read about a certain BMW model having...

Yes, I've read about a certain BMW model having brittle cracking wire insulation,
but can't recall which model it was.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By EconoBox
Cheaper than Honda Civic headlight, and you're...

Cheaper than Honda Civic headlight, and you're whining?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By EconoBox
cn90, I understand that all cars rust over...

cn90,
I understand that all cars rust over time.
I had a very directed and specific question only.
I wanted to know if the X3 has the identical 90 degree bend rust spot as the X5.
Sounds like the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By EconoBox
Exactly what I was looking for. Great...

Exactly what I was looking for.
Great contribution, cn90, as always.
:thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By EconoBox
Maybe i was not clear. There are a ton of X5...

Maybe i was not clear.
There are a ton of X5 threads about this.
Seems the X5 has a KNOWN issue as shown in the photos.

Not just general age related rust.
The cover must retain moisture and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By EconoBox
There is moisture inside your cabin. Feel...

There is moisture inside your cabin.
Feel around the carpets and tell me if they are damp.
Remove the floor mats, and leave them in the trunk space for the time being.
Floor mats help to retail...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By EconoBox
Does X3 suffer from the same 90 degree rusted brake lines as X5 ?

Does X3 also have this specific issue in the same location?
Are the brake lines routed the same way?

The following are X5 photos from the internet....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,670
Posted By EconoBox
What does the latter mean?

What does the latter mean?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 50,298
Posted By EconoBox
Smart man. That is experience speaking right...

Smart man. That is experience speaking right there.
Any time I order from FCP, I toss in a few expanding rivets and door trim clips.
Once the car hits 15+ years, 30% of the clips tend to break...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,075
Posted By EconoBox
I wish I could test the squeak without the fan...

I wish I could test the squeak without the fan running, to really feel the effect of air flow on sound.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,670
Posted By EconoBox
Go you Youtube. Search for "BMW X3 Oil Filter...

Go you Youtube.
Search for "BMW X3 Oil Filter Housing Seal replacement"
Also, you can search for E83 to make sure it's the same generation.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,075
Posted By EconoBox
What is so strange is that the squeak sounds like...

What is so strange is that the squeak sounds like it's coming from right behind the dash or the clock area.
So hard to think the sound is coming from outside the car, and in the cowl windshield area.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,286
Posted By EconoBox
I have gotten many O2 sensor codes. Every...

I have gotten many O2 sensor codes.
Every single time, I've replaced the O2 sensor, and the code was gone.

Rich/lean mix code is not an O2 sensor code.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,519
Posted By EconoBox
Did you notice what the cost was? No, you...

Did you notice what the cost was?
No, you didn't.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By EconoBox
I feel your pain, brother. My first Xenon swap...

I feel your pain, brother.
My first Xenon swap was an adventure.

Make sure the bulb is seated in the correct tabs.
Then twist the cap over the bulb.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,670
Posted By EconoBox
Anyone extracting 217,000 miles out of a car...

Anyone extracting 217,000 miles out of a car should not whine about repairs.
Next time, sell the car at 100k. There is no free lunch.
Forum: 8 Series G15 (2018 - Current) 01-08-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,592
Posted By EconoBox
Again, how is a Toyota interior is like a...

Again, how is a Toyota interior is like a Tesla. $45k Toyota,? You mean Lexus? I've never been in one. Cheap? Yes, I've driven Tesla.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By EconoBox
Make sure to clean the battery contacts. ...

Make sure to clean the battery contacts.
https://www.harborfreight.com/battery-terminal-cleaner-94450.html

If you charged overnight, and read under 12V, just buy a new battery.

When you cite...
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