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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By EconoBox
I've used the $30 Amazon kits. They're just ok. ...

I've used the $30 Amazon kits. They're just ok. They work on small acorn dings.
Takes a bunch of tries and you need to be patient. Order an extra set of glue sticks.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By EconoBox
This dude Bought A BMW On Instagram For 150

This dude Bought A BMW On Instagram For 150
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0H8JVMyEMs
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By EconoBox
Stick to OEM

Stick to OEM
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-15-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By EconoBox
I put in brighter bulbs for $20 ...

I put in brighter bulbs for $20
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001B9SL50/
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-10-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 57,811
Posted By EconoBox
Which other sensors?

Which other sensors?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-04-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By EconoBox
Are you saying your parking brakes were engaged? ...

Are you saying your parking brakes were engaged? Was the car drive able like that?
Or do you mean it was rusted to the parking brake? Sometimes people forget to release the handle, since they...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-27-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By EconoBox
Did you call AAA or a locksmith?

Did you call AAA or a locksmith?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By EconoBox
A clogged CCV will lead to misfires and rough...

A clogged CCV will lead to misfires and rough idle.
Just burning oil may not be CCV related.

Hey Smokes, are you willing to try this for $10?...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By EconoBox
Sealed joints have a better seal than a greasable...

Sealed joints have a better seal than a greasable unit, since the greasable unit must have a relief to purge excess grease.
This also allows contaminants in if you don't grease enough

Sealed...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,400
Posted By EconoBox
You connected that $75 thing behind the radio? ...

You connected that $75 thing behind the radio?
What mode do you choose on the radio? CD mode?
The price is $67.50 from Automobil Pro Audio.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By EconoBox
Took the 330i for a 10 min. drive. Drove it in...

Took the 330i for a 10 min. drive.
Drove it in the happy range and kept it over 3k for a while
Engine is totally smoothed out
No more white smoke.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By EconoBox
Didn't start the E46 for a month, and this is what happened.

330i has not been started in a month

It would barely start, like a car in a movie.
On the 5th try it sputtered to life, barely holding an idle.
Could not give gas. Stalled again.
Fired up again...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,308
Posted By EconoBox
Your 2nd link is dead. Are you saying the GROM...

Your 2nd link is dead.
Are you saying the GROM is crap?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By EconoBox
No resurfacing. Not worth the time. Rotors...

No resurfacing. Not worth the time.
Rotors are cheap. If I removed the rotor, I would just replace it for $58/ea

If thrust arms are shot, then I would feel play with the wheel jacked off the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,116
Posted By EconoBox
Use RealOEM to find the part number Then...

Use RealOEM to find the part number
Then search for compatible cars with same part #
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By EconoBox
Thrust arm? Upper control arm? Lower control...

Thrust arm?
Upper control arm?
Lower control arm?
What are all the different parts called?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By EconoBox
Can you be more specific about which front...

Can you be more specific about which front bushings?
Can you link a REAL OEM diagram?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By EconoBox
Death wobble upon braking? Shudder stops if brake is lifted.

What are causes of vibration during braking on E39?

What are the common culprits of brake shudder?
Bad rotors/pads are #1.

But what are the other possible issues?
On E46, it is front control...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,116
Posted By EconoBox
There is an important one inside the trap door on...

There is an important one inside the trap door on the belly pan. There is another one on the rear exhaust which will not cause no start issue.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,116
Posted By EconoBox
Gas cap is probably not your issue. Gas cap...

Gas cap is probably not your issue.
Gas cap usually gives code for Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By EconoBox
Photos ?

Photos ?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,116
Posted By EconoBox
First thing for a misfire is the spark plug, coil...

First thing for a misfire is the spark plug, coil pack, and.or coil boot.
Weird you're doing all this other stuff first.
If they've already 100k old, I would just replace all 6 spark plugs and coil...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 623
Posted By EconoBox
This is the cheapest welder I see. $99! If...

This is the cheapest welder I see. $99! If going cheap, then go small, or go home.

https://www.hfqpdb.com/coupons/2195_ITEM_125_AMP_FLUX-CORE_WELDER_1580934858.8404.png...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,150
Posted By EconoBox
The economics of shipping a used tire do not add...

The economics of shipping a used tire do not add up
Who is going to pay $100 for a used tire?
https://www.bestusedtires.com/235-55-17-tires
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By EconoBox
You sure its not wiper fluid ? The pump is...

You sure its not wiper fluid ?
The pump is known to leak and drips down the passenger side of the frame rail.
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