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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By DangermouseX3
I put a Nissens one on my 07 in Dec 2018 and 10k...

I put a Nissens one on my 07 in Dec 2018 and 10k miles ago.

Straightforward install and no subsequent issues.

Got mine from RockAuto for $125 at the time.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By DangermouseX3
Obvious question time: Was the misfiring...

Obvious question time:

Was the misfiring noticed before or after the plug and coil change?
Any oil in plug #3 well?
Have you tried swapping plug 3 with another plug?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By DangermouseX3
danboy, you would be best checking out the...

danboy,

you would be best checking out the diesel section of the overall forum as most in here have I6 petrols

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=154

re: the washer and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,863
Posted By DangermouseX3
How can the dealer screw up the mileage listing...

How can the dealer screw up the mileage listing in the ad, and by extension the carfax and hence the value? The ad says 21k miles but the accompanying photo shows it is 34k, in line with the carfax...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,197
Posted By DangermouseX3
That is definitely oil in the coolant and not...

That is definitely oil in the coolant and not transmission fluid, which would be light or dark red.

It looks just like mine with the failed oil cooler gasket, though I didn't have the mayo under...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,197
Posted By DangermouseX3
07 n52

07 n52
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-30-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,197
Posted By DangermouseX3
I think that was me. Once I exposed the Oil...

I think that was me.

Once I exposed the Oil Cooler Gasket it was obvious that it had been blowing past and allowing oil into the coolant.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,013
Posted By DangermouseX3
Which RHS bulb?

Which RHS bulb?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By DangermouseX3
I would say that if there is just oil in 3 & 4...

I would say that if there is just oil in 3 & 4 then it's most likely just the valvetronic gasket. Any others and its the VCG.

Although when one fails, the others shouldn't be far behind. I would...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-19-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,751
Posted By DangermouseX3
Read up on the method of bleeding a system with...

Read up on the method of bleeding a system with an electric water pump. The above isn't it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 450
Posted By DangermouseX3
FWIW I changed out the VARTA battery in my 05 M-B...

FWIW I changed out the VARTA battery in my 05 M-B in 2015 and it had an 05 date on it, so 10 years is possible. My 99 Chrysler Concorde also lasted 9 years on its OEM battery.

So the OP's could be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By DangermouseX3
Interesting. Do you do the opposite in the...

Interesting.

Do you do the opposite in the summer?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By DangermouseX3
I have to ask - how does this happen?

I have to ask - how does this happen?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By DangermouseX3
The stickers on my cars both say 32/32. OP -...

The stickers on my cars both say 32/32.

OP - what do you mean by "winter is here - topped off my tire pressure?"
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By DangermouseX3
I didn't say you should do it, just that I would...

I didn't say you should do it, just that I would as there's one on the way home.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-06-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By DangermouseX3
I think there is some confusion here between...

I think there is some confusion here between mounting bracket and decorative frame.

I would visit a wreckers yard and get a bracket from any of the dozens of BMWs in there. They are probably the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-03-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By DangermouseX3
Honestly, based on your photos, and depending on...

Honestly, based on your photos, and depending on what "a few drops of oil on the garage floor" means, I wouldn't be looking at doing either of the first two items on your list.

(Item 3 on your...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By DangermouseX3
What's the year and mileage on the car? I...

What's the year and mileage on the car?

I ask to get an idea of whether it's worth spending that sort of money on it? Honestly, there is nothing in those photos that would make me throw $2500 at...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-22-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 893
Posted By DangermouseX3
But how do you know? :p That sounds...

But how do you know? :p



That sounds normal to me
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,699
Posted By DangermouseX3
OK, bought from a dealership Unless...

OK, bought from a dealership



Unless you know this person personally, I wouldn't believe a word you were told



See above.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-21-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 51,194
Posted By DangermouseX3
:yikes: well, that's a new one.

:yikes: well, that's a new one.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-21-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By DangermouseX3
Torx ?

Torx ?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,292
Posted By DangermouseX3
I have both an 07 and 08 X3. They both have the...

I have both an 07 and 08 X3. They both have the N52, but the 08 has the "servotronic" steering which is much, much lighter than the 07. Depending on your wife, this might be important

I'm not sure...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By DangermouseX3
I had that issue before my OFCG issue. I...

I had that issue before my OFCG issue.

I changed the tank and level sensor and had it again for a week or so and now it seems to have gone away.

But I don't understand how the sensor could be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By DangermouseX3
Go to realoem.com and enter your VIN, or work...

Go to realoem.com and enter your VIN, or work through the menus until you find what you need

Here's one as an example for a 2.0d for a particular build month and European market
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