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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2020, 03:15 AM
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Oil change to Castro's high mileage...

Oil change to Castro's high mileage synthetic

About 6k on it, but august is vacation month so I did it early.

Have oily residue in bottom plate, looks like seep from rear engine seal
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By abscate
A true bike rider will just pump the first gallon...

A true bike rider will just pump the first gallon in the ground
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 64,968
Posted By abscate
On trailer wiring You will do yourself a big...

On trailer wiring

You will do yourself a big favour by running a white dedicated ground to each light rather than relying on the frame to ground stiff. Nice fat AWG 12 will do.

Led lights only...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By abscate
TBN 2.8 o Mobil 1 5W-30

TBN 2.8 o Mobil 1 5W-30
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By abscate
Get all four wheels up on jack stands m remove...

Get all four wheels up on jack stands m remove the aluminum cover, and listen to the UJs and CSB with a hose pipe

I didnít believe my CSB could go again so I did an Un-needed Rear wheel bearing...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By abscate
I'm getting almost identical numbers from...

I'm getting almost identical numbers from Blavkstone on the M54 with 7500 mile OCI

I might do it at 5000 this year as her travel is down due to Covid
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 966
Posted By abscate
If you cross up,the OXS wiring you will get a...

If you cross up,the OXS wiring you will get a nice error code telling you that. You wonít damage them
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By abscate
Iíve done two on my E83 , now at 185k, using FEBI...

Iíve done two on my E83 , now at 185k, using FEBI PART.

last one was on FCP
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 966
Posted By abscate
Itís tough love but there is rarely a path to an...

Itís tough love but there is rarely a path to an economical daily driver starting with a sub 5000 usd BMW

Plan on 10-30 cpm maintenance cost until you get all the deferred items discovered and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 64,968
Posted By abscate
There will be a tensioner. Look for three...

There will be a tensioner. Look for three pulleys in line with AC pulley

You can install the AC pulley without tools

Corrected below, no tensioner on diesel
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By abscate
Center shaft bearing. It's an easy job and about...

Center shaft bearing. It's an easy job and about an hour to drop it and evaluate

Once you get the aluminum cover shield off you can inspect it for rust and dirt as well as the two UJs

I might...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2020, 04:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By abscate
Every time I drive through, you find something...

Every time I drive through, you find something unplugged.

Hmmmmm
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2020, 04:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By abscate
I use cheap 83 octane supplemented with OxiCat.

I use cheap 83 octane supplemented with OxiCat.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By abscate
Is BMW octane recommendation 91 AKI or 91...

Is BMW octane recommendation 91 AKI or 91 (M+R)/2?

The latter type is displayed on pumps and 91 AKI is about the same as 87 displayed
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By abscate
Short trip of 10 miles or less, it stay within...

Short trip of 10 miles or less, it stay within rAAAnge
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By abscate
Should have tried some OxiCat. Too late now, you...

Should have tried some OxiCat. Too late now, you can't mix it with BlueDevil
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By abscate
I've got a feeling this is something to do...

I've got a feeling this is something to do with the 3.0 tune on the 2.5.

Sorry that's not too helpful, but I think you have ruled everything else out.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,488
Posted By abscate
Wrote a long post as I thought the fuse was on...

Wrote a long post as I thought the fuse was on the wrong side but my mistake. That wiring is pretty lame but I'm afraid I've seen much worse. It should be tapped off a terminal 15,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 581
Posted By abscate
Shame points for having to get help , 100 ...

Shame points for having to get help , 100

Deduction for getting help BEFORE you bust something else, 100

Net shame 0

Well done.

;)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,849
Posted By abscate
Those trims are good but I donít like that...

Those trims are good but I donít like that hesitation. Sounds like a throttle body problem which are harder to diagnose

Can y Ou read out requested and actual throttle plate position from ISTA...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By abscate
NitroDog is a good solution for stubborn water...

NitroDog is a good solution for stubborn water spot removal , at your flaps.....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,970
Posted By abscate
Even doubling your parts for labor you are at 7...

Even doubling your parts for labor you are at 7 cpm for repairs which is sweet. 2k per year is right for the average driver who is paying diagnosis, parts, labor, and shop supplies.

I'm at...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By abscate
89 US octane is fine, your car won't knock...

89 US octane is fine, your car won't knock on it. 10k miles is short for plugs, really short.

Put new plugs in and see if that solves the hard start. If not, solve that first as...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 581
Posted By abscate
Itís not that the axle is stuck, the aftermarket...

Itís not that the axle is stuck, the aftermarket circuit is oversize and is sitting nicely ion the lands of the splines inside the trans. It will take a lot of force to compress that back yo pop...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By abscate
The coolant swing at idle will be pretty big...

The coolant swing at idle will be pretty big between fan cycles, something like 15C isn't uncommon on other brands. 5C is nothing.

I'm still in the school of you might have an...
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