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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By jeepo23
Hehe, yah I should of known better to do it in...

Hehe, yah I should of known better to do it in pairs. But what springs are the correct ones for the LCI then? I guess the tighter winding on a coil typically indicate variable rate springs from my...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,777
Posted By jeepo23
Well the tool in principal makes sense in how it...

Well the tool in principal makes sense in how it works and should do the trick. I did mine 4months ago, I am on the East Coast and Salt/Snow Winter is brutal so I'll tell you my adventure...

One...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By jeepo23
To provide an update. I think I may have solved...

To provide an update. I think I may have solved the issue after closer investigation.

I noticed grinding/rubbing marks on the coil spring at the upper perch, after looking closer it looked like...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By jeepo23
Rear Noise on Body Shift/Flex - canít determine

So I did a rear suspension refresh on the 08 and ever since now Iím hearing a odd sound on the rear mostly on when the body shifts/flexes left to right and slow speeds ie. getting into the driveway....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 63,863
Posted By jeepo23
Rear shock replacement. Here is the ones I...

Rear shock replacement.

Here is the ones I would assume are original that were on the car for 165k miles. No pressure left.

https://youtu.be/gRSclTmj1r4


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 63,863
Posted By jeepo23
What did you do to your E83 X3 today?

Installed the rear shocks. Day and night difference. After removing the originals it was very evident that they were tired.

The engineer that designed the rear so that the entire back end has to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 63,863
Posted By jeepo23
Very nice! Where and how much did those seats set...

Very nice! Where and how much did those seats set you back?

They look way better than the non sport E83 seats.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By jeepo23
Ah! Yah instructions can be misleading and...

Ah! Yah instructions can be misleading and sometimes involve unnecessary steps. Iíve learned that first hand.

Sell it, Iím sure someone would buy it!


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By jeepo23
Listen to BMWaufKS and replace the oil as well....

Listen to BMWaufKS and replace the oil as well. Your TC will thank you and you will thank us when you donít come back and ask that your TC grenaded itself.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By jeepo23
Cover comes off without the removal of anything...

Cover comes off without the removal of anything else. Agree with Duke and BMWaufKS.

Surprised after 40 years of experience you didnít come to this conclusion yourself figure :)

Happy wrenching!...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By jeepo23
Bimmerbrother is stripping his entire headliner...

Bimmerbrother is stripping his entire headliner from what I can tell. He just posted this a couple of days ago, look down the thread list. Think he cut it out.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 63,863
Posted By jeepo23
Haha Iím crafty but donít have a mill or sorts to...

Haha Iím crafty but donít have a mill or sorts to machine things :(

I think a washer may do it but that bushing is a fair size


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 63,863
Posted By jeepo23
Thatís what Iím thinking they canít be any worse...

Thatís what Iím thinking they canít be any worse than the stock ones that have 165k on them..

Just this lower mount is what Iím questioning as the oem shock sits flat against the knuckle mount...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 63,863
Posted By jeepo23
The gabrielas arrived from amazon. $45 rear...

The gabrielas arrived from amazon. $45 rear shock.

The lower mount looks different that whatís on the X3. Missing the flat head washer as well the bushing protrudes out. Waiting on the second one...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 63,863
Posted By jeepo23
What shocks you go with? And how many miles on...

What shocks you go with? And how many miles on yours?


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 20,315
Posted By jeepo23
Valid points. The injectors, what led me to...

Valid points. The injectors, what led me to pulling them was my delay/prolonged cranking when starting. After checking fuel pressure I noticed I was bleeding down. But while I was connecting the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By jeepo23
Envious of that quickjack! I really need to...

Envious of that quickjack! I really need to invest in that with all the work I do on cars it would come in handy lots!


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 20,315
Posted By jeepo23
165k. Why you ask? Sent from my iPhone...

165k. Why you ask?


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 20,315
Posted By jeepo23
Work continued. Passenger side all done and...

Work continued. Passenger side all done and buttoned up. Took the drivers side apart today - certainly had more issue with the two bolts due to the rear axle being in the way. I got around to by...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 725
Posted By jeepo23
I am not following you on your LED statement. The...

I am not following you on your LED statement. The OEM non LEDs still illuminate both rings. What makes those LEDs different that allows it with your coding? The OEM setup lights up both rings just...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 725
Posted By jeepo23
Head Light Question

Please share on here what exactly you modified. I am well aware of NCSExpert and how it works, however the LCM file for the E83 doesnít have a separate line that enables for just the rings.

Your...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 20,315
Posted By jeepo23
Yah I marked the eccentric washer but itís gonna...

Yah I marked the eccentric washer but itís gonna go for an alignment. Iíve done a fair bit of suspension work front to back at this point it wonít hurt.

Thanks on the red locktite tip!

Plan on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 20,315
Posted By jeepo23
New 08 X3, few questions

Replaced the bushing in the lower control arm.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200717/fb76efedee3370ff276ddc5d380fef37.jpg


Removed and installed new bushing in the trailing arm for the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By jeepo23
You sure? First time I hear TIS doesnt have...

You sure? First time I hear TIS doesnt have wiring diagrams.

So to get this straight, you need to know what wire goes where for the pre and post cat O2 sensors?


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 725
Posted By jeepo23
No sweat. Not my first rodeo, I've had my fair...

No sweat. Not my first rodeo, I've had my fair share of issues on my X3 that I can now chime back and help!
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