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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-06-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By BMWAddict_W
Good customer service should be primary at any...

Good customer service should be primary at any BMW dealership just to maintain the brand. Although, the experience varies as with any human experience. My dealership gave me the price for parts that...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 11-06-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,564
Posted By BMWAddict_W
Except in California. My home state that I left a...

Except in California. My home state that I left a couple of decades ago. The mindset there has really ruined the area in so many ways. It is definitely not the pioneer spirit and self-reliance...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - 2018) 09-22-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,596
Posted By BMWAddict_W
And drive with her TOP DOWN! :D

And drive with her TOP DOWN! :D
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - 2018) 09-21-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,596
Posted By BMWAddict_W
Yes. No problems in my experience thanks to the...

Yes. No problems in my experience thanks to the illustrated, detailed procedures on this site.


Right on. Especially when we have sixteen year old kids preaching that the world will burn up...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - 2018) 09-18-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,596
Posted By BMWAddict_W
As a DIY, I have been using Hastings filters...

As a DIY, I have been using Hastings filters (http://www.hastingsfilter.com/) and Neo Synthetic Oil (https://www.neosyntheticoil.com/)for decades on all my vehicles. BMW, Suzuki and Buick. Very...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By BMWAddict_W
Well, Golly!

Thanks. I owned my X3 since 2009 and did not know this because I hardly open the moonroof. Reminds me when I bought my first BMW in 1978 and discovered I could flash my high beams by pulling the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 93,608
Posted By BMWAddict_W
X3 diy

Frankly, I think the personal satisfaction, detailed attention, learning experience and love for your vehicle makes the DIY effort rewarding. There has been the countless times a mechanic shop did...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 93,608
Posted By BMWAddict_W
Bottom mount E8 bolt for X3 Valvetronic motor.

It has been 4 years but this looks like the E8 bolt. I did not have to replace it. Part #: BMW-21211043920 (https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-torx-bolt-21211043920). Double check.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,517
Posted By BMWAddict_W
Replacing X3 coils, plugs and VCG DIY review.

You can review my DIY post (https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9620192&postcount=71) when I successfully replaced the coils and plugs on my X3. Were your plugs installed too tight? I...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-12-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,407
Posted By BMWAddict_W
'Carbon footprint'? That will be the size of your...

'Carbon footprint'? That will be the size of your feet until you become room temperature. It is amusing that this marketing scheme would factor into a major purchasing decision. Would an 'e' option...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,026
Posted By BMWAddict_W
2007-2010 X3 N52 Valve Cover Replacement DIY

It appears something was not reconnected correctly. Check out my post (https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9620192&postcount=71) where I replaced the plugs, coils and VCG in my 2007 X3....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 570,034
Posted By BMWAddict_W
please delete this entry. Duplicate.

please delete this entry. Duplicate.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 570,034
Posted By BMWAddict_W
This a well-documented DIY repair where economy...

This a well-documented DIY repair where economy of scales has dramatically reduced the price to a ten dollar part and about two hours work if you have the tools.

Part on Amazon. MTC 122053 BMW E53...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By BMWAddict_W
Battery reading 10V while in car. No problems.

I was checking my 3yo battery using a multimeter but have no problems. Reading indicated 10V with interior lights on. There is no obvious reason to replace the battery. Am I incorrectly reading the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-04-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 93,608
Posted By BMWAddict_W
delete this post, dup entry.

delete this post, dup entry.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-04-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 93,608
Posted By BMWAddict_W
2007-2010 X3 N52 Valve Cover Replacement DIY Tidbits

Good question. The only technical reason to replace the tubes is if it is the cause of an oil leak, otherwise, they can be cleaned without removal. Although the DIY creed is to repair/replace all...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 93,608
Posted By BMWAddict_W
I installed a new VCG described in post #71...

I installed a new VCG described in post #71 applying about one-inch Permatex sealer on front, back and bottom to hold in place, hand tighten bolts and torqued down in sequence. No leaks for 2.5 years...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-17-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,188
Posted By BMWAddict_W
Warped rotor remedy

My left front disk was causing vibrations while braking about 50 mph consistent with a warped rotor. Being old school, I removed the front rotors to be turned at the local Napa store. The veteran...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-22-2016, 12:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,188
Posted By BMWAddict_W
Ab, Did the remedy of turning the rotors work...

Ab, Did the remedy of turning the rotors work out? I have similar situation. I replaced all the rotors and pads in Dec 2013 successfully. The shakes have been occurring for the last month when...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 93,608
Posted By BMWAddict_W
I duplicated the procedure from Post #1 using a...

I duplicated the procedure from Post #1 using a small flat-head screwdriver and a hook tool to move the clip edges to the side. I did not remove the clips. Once they are all in this position, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By BMWAddict_W
Ignition coil replacement

I agree with the previous post and replaced all the coils and plugs in my 2007 X3. Go to Autozone since they provide their code reader and diagnostics free of charge. It takes the guess work out of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 93,608
Posted By BMWAddict_W
N52 VC bolt replacement?

I did not have to replace any of the bolts, they were all reusable. From what I have read, other BMWs like the E90 with metal VC fasteners require replacement after every removal. The N52 VC is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 93,608
Posted By BMWAddict_W
VCG, ignition coils and plugs Replacement DIY

My 2007 X3 3.0si (68061 mi) produced a service code P0301: Cylinder 1 misfires detected, which may be caused by ignition coil failure or oil leak due to a broken valve cover gasket (VCG). BTW,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 57,093
Posted By BMWAddict_W
I am shopping for new rear springs to replace a...

I am shopping for new rear springs to replace a broken one the '07 X3 3.0si SAV. I like the price of Eibach sport set compared to OEM stock spring $. However, will a Bilstein-Eibach setup cause the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-01-2016, 11:20 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 57,093
Posted By BMWAddict_W
Great post. I am thinking of doing the work...

Great post. I am thinking of doing the work after declining the offer to replace supposed broken rear springs on my '07 X3 3.0si. It does not ride like it is broken. I have seen reference to...
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