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  1. Do-It-Yourself H.Q.
    I have been trying to hunt down this leak. I am not a mechanic just don’t have the funds to get the car fixed. I have a 2005 BMW X3. I have checked the transmission cooler lines and for the most part they seem fine. The leak appears to be near the drivers side axel. Any thoughts of what to...
  2. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello! My 2005 BMW X3 3.0i is misfiring, shaking, and barely accelerating. I brought it to the mechanic and he said that it is caused by low compression in cylinder 2 and that it can be fixed with a new engine or torn down and fixed but it would cost $3000-5000. The car mileage is over 183,000...
  3. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    My oil light is coming on after I turn off the car for about 3 seconds (yellow, not the red). I had the oil changed about 3k miles ago and the level seems fine. Anyone have any ideas. Thank you very much.
  4. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    I recently purchased an '05 X3. 3.0. I love the vehicle, but it appears that a repair was done to the driver's seat. The vinyl side had been reprinted/chemically reconditioned and the repair is flaking off. I took it to an interior specialist who stated that a repair isn't possible. I was quoted...
  5. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Circling back to BMW... A friend of mine is thinking about selling his X3 when he moves out of state in a few months, and I have been dancing around the idea of buying it. It is a black/black 2005 X3, about 90k miles. I think he'll probably sell in the 10k-15k neighborhood. Just wanted to get...
  6. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Yesterday I brought an X3 to life after sitting for a year. Since the battery was dead the radio doesn't work. I read somewhere the radio code can be located somewhere in the cargo area? How about the bluetooth, I sucessfully paired my iPhone to the Bmw but no sound through the audio. Is that...
  7. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    I took a test drive with a 2005 X3 with 88k miles (3 owners, great condition, 4 brand new tires... took on a 30 minute test drive and loved it) and although certain elements felt dated (dash area), I liked the handling and the color (beige int, white ext). However, another X3 popped up from the...
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