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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 10:08 PM
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Yeah man, knock on wood itís going smoothly, but...

Yeah man, knock on wood itís going smoothly, but I totally agree how a single issue or two would derail the entire momentum.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 93
Posted By dukedkt442
Tis the season (for oil pan gaskets)

Oil pan was wiped out with a rag, but no brakleen used to clean it. I used scotch brite to clean the gasket surface, but it probably would have sealed fine with just a wipe down with a rag. There was...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By dukedkt442
Does the noise occur at 37 mph and go away at 40...

Does the noise occur at 37 mph and go away at 40 mph, and then again at ~80?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 93
Posted By dukedkt442
I swear it really isn't that bad, the internet...

I swear it really isn't that bad, the internet has built up a layer of fear for this job. 10 hrs shop labor definitely accounts for "oh sh1t" moments, I'll be done in 70% of that, including cleaning...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 05:28 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 30,740
Posted By dukedkt442
Sure, bring it East. I'll still charge 10 hours...

Sure, bring it East. I'll still charge 10 hours in case the axles are hell; this whole job should take me about 7, including parts cleaning. Take your best gal out for a night on the town in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By dukedkt442
Check the bolts holding the PS pump on; the ones...

Check the bolts holding the PS pump on; the ones on my E46 had backed out resulting in a chirping noise.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 05:08 PM
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Views: 30,740
Posted By dukedkt442
Got the car in the garage, jacked up, new oil pan...

Got the car in the garage, jacked up, new oil pan gasket installed, pan bolted back on and axle seals installed in 4.5 hrs. Iím figuring 2 hours remaining.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 93
Posted By dukedkt442
Tis the season (for oil pan gaskets)

Now that summer (my busy season) is over, and the X3 is 600 miles overdue for an oil change, I decided to tackle the oil pan gasket.

I honestly avoided it for a while just because I didn't want...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By dukedkt442
Rookie's 2 years ownership cost for a E83

Iím betting the actual expensive leak is the oil pan gasket... a head gasketís primary purpose is to seal in the products of combustion and preserve compression. Preventing oil/coolant mixing goes...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By dukedkt442
Do either you or your mechanic know what a head...

Do either you or your mechanic know what a head gasket does?


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 12:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By dukedkt442
Rookie's 2 years ownership cost for a E83

If your head gasket is leaking, your engine will die VERY soon. If you had to pay someone to do the work you did, you will NOT be doing a head gasket yourself.

Find a new mechanic, because he...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,842
Posted By dukedkt442
I let mine sit for weeks at a time, starting is...

I let mine sit for weeks at a time, starting is never an issue. My parents let their '09 Tiguan (different car but just as electronic if not more so) sit from December through May without even...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 30,740
Posted By dukedkt442
IIRC I use 3 bottles between both diffs......

IIRC I use 3 bottles between both diffs... perhaps due to being able to extract more from the rear diff.

Replace the crusty spare tire carrier bolts with stainless to avoid issues.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By dukedkt442
i don't believe you.

i don't believe you.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By dukedkt442
Clunk sound when tighten the driver side wheel

The lower pic is the one Iím referring to... clunking can be from anywhere as Q said, but those bushings seem to be the most common failure items next to the sway bar links. I personally donít like...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By dukedkt442
The bushings in the thrust arms, otherwise known...

The bushings in the thrust arms, otherwise known as the longitudinal control arms (I forget if they are referred to as upper or lower...theyíre the ones run fore-aft). The bushings are hydraulic and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 30,740
Posted By dukedkt442
My Sirius radio was free (they sent me one) and...

My Sirius radio was free (they sent me one) and the service is free. Itís a car not an office... radio is all I need (or should have). ;)

Donít even get me started on how back up cameras are the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By dukedkt442
Liquid from Control Arm Bushing?

I got the 20 ton on sale for like $150? Itís too simple a device to really worry about being garbage. Itís paid for itself many times (control arm bushings in a few cars, the axle seized into the hub...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By dukedkt442
Either thrust arm bushings, sway bar end links,...

Either thrust arm bushings, sway bar end links, or both.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By dukedkt442
The forward thrust arm bushings are hydraulic so...

The forward thrust arm bushings are hydraulic so yes, if theyíre wet there shot. Not bad to replace as long as you have access to a press.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 30,740
Posted By dukedkt442
So glad I donít care about tech, from the...

So glad I donít care about tech, from the countless headaches saved. I have my Sirius radio as a stand-alone on the dash, hardwired to power and to the stereo for crisp transmission, easy peasy. And...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By dukedkt442
Quick guess says its a cylinder head temperature...

Quick guess says its a cylinder head temperature sensor, if not intake air temp sensor (which I agree is normally part of the MAF)... tough for me to tell from the picture, and unfortunately I've...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By dukedkt442
It could be any number of things; impossible to...

It could be any number of things; impossible to tell without exploratory troubleshooting. More importantly, what do you mean by "wheel in different position." Do you mean it was just turned, as if...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,190
Posted By dukedkt442
The water pump is located beneath the forward...

The water pump is located beneath the forward part of the engine. If you unplug it youíll overheat.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By dukedkt442
That upper hose definitely leaves a lot to be...

That upper hose definitely leaves a lot to be desired.


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