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Old 11-06-2019, 09:37 PM
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New X3 owner need HELP

Just picked up a 2010 x3i with 100k and Im just getting around prepping it for the road.

have the famous P0015 code
exhaust camshaft position timing over-retarded bank 1

Ive cleaned the solonoids and swaped them, still got the same code after 15 min or so of normal running, bought a new camshaft sensor and replaced the old, still have this code popping up.
I was hoping the solonoid swap would give me something to go after, but at this point i don't want to be chasing and replacing more sensors if i don't have to.

Im trying to get the IMPA working to get a better reading but im having running issues with it at the moment, so I can't use it, and my PA Soft 1.4 that Ive used on my e46s won't read the DME on the x3 for some stupid reason while it reads all other things.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

also on a side not, yesterday BOTH my remote keys stopped working for some strange reason, and I can't get it to re program using the usual (position 1, take out and press unlock + Lock x3 buttons)
Not sure if this might have something to do with it but the interior light doesn't come on when I open the doors.

and to top it off I see a leak from the oil pan, its slow but its dripping ever so slightly in the rear by the trany, I cleaned it all up and it seems the gasket is very flexible. This is making me think that someone might have replaced it already and maybe did not tourque it properly... should the gasket be hard at this point of milage or am I thinking right?
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Old 11-29-2019, 12:01 PM
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turns out the VANOS bolts were sheared off and coming out.. so the noise that was intermittent, was one of the bolts coming out (tapping the actual side) and the code was from the cam being loose.



Took it to local BMW dealer, and under warranty, they replaced the vanos unit and dropped the pan to get the bolts out.

I dodged a bullet there!


They still have the car but expecting to pick up soon.

Im still wondering about the electrical issue, I have a feeling it may be GM5 unit.
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:49 AM
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Old 12-10-2019, 04:24 PM
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yeah, I have to say I got lucky! everything runs very smoothly now, no leaks, and I finally figured out my electic issue with the GM5


how didn't i see the option before blows my mind... using PA soft 1.4 in ZKE, I went into REPROGRAMING section and it has 4 options, including Safe Transport Mode and Normal Standard Mode.. one click and the interior lights came on! everything works now.

Can't believe this took me so long to find... I was about to buy a different GM5 so I took mine out to check it out and take the part # down.

Finally...

So before you go out and get another GM5 module or waist more of your precious family time, check to see if you don't have "Safe Transport Mode" on. I don't know how it went into this mode, but I suspect it was when I disconnected the battery.
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Old 01-05-2020, 06:58 PM
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You may find this interesting as you know the e46 and the e83 (x3) are basically the same car...
https://youtu.be/lIKVe7DvZRI

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Old 01-07-2020, 03:24 PM
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Getty150 your right with the older models but the X3 changed drastically in 07+. engine and trany is totally different. the LCI models are like e90s.

Ive been driving e46 for the past 15 years and ive done almost every possible job on them aside from a rebuild, so Im quite aware of the car.
the N52 is slightly a new beast that will teach me as time goes by. looking forward to it!
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Old 01-14-2020, 03:47 AM
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Good deal. ..glad that you uncovered your solution!
Tell me ....I am chasing a code of 273d which tells me the cats conversion other than that the car gives no driving indication of a problem...
my 06 X3 M54 3.0 200k on the clock

I've changed the o2 sensors...
Car is new to me purchased as a quick deal...
Would you have any notions as to getting rid of this reoccurring "service engine soon" light?

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