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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By mchova01
Are you looking to change the Halo bulbs? If so,...

Are you looking to change the Halo bulbs? If so, I used these on my 2007 X3 and it was strictly plug and play. I had one bulb go out and the switch to LED was less than one old-style bulb. I only...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By mchova01
I'd double check that this list is for your...

I'd double check that this list is for your vehicle. An 02 sensor on a diesel?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 61,554
Posted By mchova01
Replaced rear shocks.

Replaced rear shocks.
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 11-20-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By mchova01
Feedback using Edge

~50% forum icons and formatting work as expected using Edge. Advertisements show as expected. Usability is aweful.

Not the experience I usually see here. Please fix. I am not switching...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,405
Posted By mchova01
Ball joint I ended up repositioning the knuckle...

Ball joint
I ended up repositioning the knuckle to get the ball joint out. I pulled the brake caliper aside and removed the rotor. I disconnected the tie rod end, rear control arm and separated...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,405
Posted By mchova01
This ball joint wants to stay with the X3, and is...

This ball joint wants to stay with the X3, and is doing it's best. I purchased an air hammer today and went to work. The top of the ball joint is now obliterated and I focused on the top outer...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,405
Posted By mchova01
Thank you for posting the DIY. I'm having a hard...

Thank you for posting the DIY. I'm having a hard time getting the ball joint out -- what a PITA!

I removed the driver's side, front forward control arm and the bushing is definitely shot. I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,345
Posted By mchova01
I've never had to do this in a BMW yet. I did on...

I've never had to do this in a BMW yet. I did on my F350.

Here's a link to my F350 project: https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1492953-sun-visor-remod-on-a-99-5-f350.html#post17233740
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 161
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Posted By mchova01
I came across this recently when I was looking...

I came across this recently when I was looking for parts. I have no idea who the seller is:
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/ptd/d/roseville-parting-out-2006-bmw-bmw-x3/6846036924.html
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By mchova01
Light out warning, but all lights work.

I have the lightbulb warning showing in the instrument dash cluster. I've checked all of the exterior lights, and I can't find a failure. Every light seems to work.

Does anyone know where the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By mchova01
Check out the VW Atlas. We purchased the 2019...

Check out the VW Atlas. We purchased the 2019 SEL version for ~50k USD with eight years of maintenance included. Three row seats.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By mchova01
FYI -- I've had that noise on brand new calipers...

FYI -- I've had that noise on brand new calipers and brakes only to find it was the parking brake.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By mchova01
Did you replace the front control arm bushings...

Did you replace the front control arm bushings and ball joints?

"Repair Costs" is not a solid variable in the aforementioned "programs", it depends on your mechanical and/or sourcing ability. If...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By mchova01
I agree, but I'd go with the N52 engine if you...

I agree, but I'd go with the N52 engine if you can.

I recently purchased a VW Atlas and a 10 year maintenance plan. I doubt I will ever wrench on it, too many computers.

I'll still be able to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By mchova01
Sounds like you have a hook-up. I'll give you...

Sounds like you have a hook-up. I'll give you $90 if you can get me a working key fob for my X3 :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 61,554
Posted By mchova01
Replaced expansion tank and oil cooler thermostat...

Replaced expansion tank and oil cooler thermostat (the tank was not bad, but I broke the oil cooler thermostat taking it off when I installed the new radiator). I kept the old tank for a spare.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 61,554
Posted By mchova01
Replaced radiator.

Replaced radiator.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By mchova01
I use red coolant in my 1999 F-350 7.3 diesel,...

I use red coolant in my 1999 F-350 7.3 diesel, Rotella ELC. I've never seen a coolant other than blue for a BMW. Color does not indicate compatibility, but I've never come across a coolant for the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By mchova01
Does it happen louder is you are turning one way...

Does it happen louder is you are turning one way or the other? Do you notice it over bumps?

Turning would induce a shift of weight. I would check the rear sway bar links and possibly the sway...
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 02-19-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By mchova01
It works fine using IE. It does not work with...

It works fine using IE. It does not work with Edge.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By mchova01
It can also happen from mixing incompatible...

It can also happen from mixing incompatible coolants.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 61,554
Posted By mchova01
:)

:)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 61,554
Posted By mchova01
Did you masturbate to the X3? I'm unclear what...

Did you masturbate to the X3? I'm unclear what exactly you did to your X3 today.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By mchova01
Check the engine to ground straps. Make your own...

Check the engine to ground straps. Make your own to rule out a ground issue.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 61,554
Posted By mchova01
Temporarily fixed radiator leak with Steel Stick...

Temporarily fixed radiator leak with Steel Stick from J-B Weld. Noticed a bare wire without a lot of insulation near the front passenger side valve cover.

Ordered new radiator. Will fix wire...
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