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Old 06-13-2020, 11:31 AM
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I had the fuel cap light on and the P1447 code. Replaced fuel cap, nothing. I inspected the evap lines, it was all OK then the solenoid also OK so I bought the canister and air pump which is a single component called DMTL, problem solved.
I did an autopsy on the old DMTL and found some cracks and the pump itself was running rough and noisy, I just thought it was normal. Once the new one was installed it was so quiet I thought it wasn't working!
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Old 06-14-2020, 10:31 PM
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There are tons of E83 X3's on the road. They just don't post in forums. Most issues can be found on 3-series forums, since they share the same platform
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Old 09-02-2020, 04:52 PM
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Mine has 150k. runs well.

at about 140k, I put a transfer case and recently an oil pan gasket.

I want to put Michelin Crossclimate2 tires, they do not make for my 17" wheels, would 18" stock rims be an easy swap?
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Old 11-03-2020, 09:48 AM
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I just replaced two camshaft position sensor‘s to clear a P0012 error on my 07 BMW X3. And she is more than a grocery getter! She gets plywood and 10 foot sections of Schedule 40 4” inch pipe and whatever I throw at her. When I throw her into an off ramp, she’s got her glue shoes on for me.
And I can still take her to the dance later that night.
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Old 12-29-2020, 07:09 PM
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We've been so impressed with the handling of our E53 X5 SAV versus all our previous SUVs, that we decided to try an E83 X3 SAV. So, we recently picked up our 3rd used BMW, an extremely clean US-spec 2008 E83 3.0si with S337 sport, S710 leather and S715 aero packages. My better half liked the style, and the idea that it'd be easier to squeeze into tight city parking spots.

Although the hood opened for me just before purchase (when I'd fortunately checked the fluids), it's had a stuck hood release ever since. Are there any tips or tricks on how to get the hood opened in order to replace the release cable(s)? We've already tried driving over railroad tracks while pulling the kick-panel lever, but no dice.

It's also apparently in need of a new transfer case actuator gear, which we've decided to upgrade to the metal version.

It had a small crack in the rear hatch lower plastic valance, possibly due to city parking and/or opening inside a low-ceiling garage. In attempting to replace, we seem to have picked up a smaller version (recessed from bumper). Is the larger valance at the bottom of the rear hatch (flush with bumper) a model year (and/or USA/Canada) difference, or possibly an aero package element?

The door jamb says 18" wheels. but it's got OEM 19". Would these have been added, or part of one of its options packages? If we winter drive it, I presume we can use E53 X5 17" wheels with smaller OD X3 tires; although at least one tire dealer says minimum 18", which doesn't make sense to me unless it's got bigger front brakes than the non-sport E83 - anyone know definitively?
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Old 12-30-2020, 05:20 AM
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My X3 has 17, 18 and 19 inch rims / tyres on the door placard. Mine had 235/45 19 front and 255/40 19 rear when I bought it. I have since had a set of 225/55 17's all round and a few weeks ago I changed to some E53 rims and tyres 235/65 17's. Each time I loaded the rim and tyre specifications (including offset) into a calculator (like this https://www.wheel-size.com/calc/) before fitting. It will highlight the changes so you can determine if it's a wise move. My current rim tyre combination has raised my vehicle by 29mm. There are no issues with suspension or brake clearance. On the plus side, I have a smoother ride and the speedo dial is spot on with GPS speed. On the negative side, the wheel alignment is not quite within specs on the rear. I will keep an eye on any tyre wear issues. The most important thing is to have the circumference the same on all 4 corners for Xdrive longevity. Each time I have fitted the different combinations I have reset the adaptions in the transfer case. Where different rim widths are used, such as with the factory fitted 19 inch option, tyre choice is critical to maintain the circumference parity.
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Old 01-02-2021, 12:40 PM
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Quote:
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We've been so impressed with the handling of our E53 X5 SAV versus all our previous SUVs, that we decided to try an E83 X3 SAV. So, we recently picked up our 3rd used BMW, an extremely clean US-spec 2008 E83 3.0si with S337 sport, S710 leather and S715 aero packages. My better half liked the style, and the idea that it'd be easier to squeeze into tight city parking spots.

Although the hood opened for me just before purchase (when I'd fortunately checked the fluids), it's had a stuck hood release ever since. Are there any tips or tricks on how to get the hood opened in order to replace the release cable(s)? We've already tried driving over railroad tracks while pulling the kick-panel lever, but no dice.

It's also apparently in need of a new transfer case actuator gear, which we've decided to upgrade to the metal version.

It had a small crack in the rear hatch lower plastic valance, possibly due to city parking and/or opening inside a low-ceiling garage. In attempting to replace, we seem to have picked up a smaller version (recessed from bumper). Is the larger valance at the bottom of the rear hatch (flush with bumper) a model year (and/or USA/Canada) difference, or possibly an aero package element?

The door jamb says 18" wheels. but it's got OEM 19". Would these have been added, or part of one of its options packages? If we winter drive it, I presume we can use E53 X5 17" wheels with smaller OD X3 tires; although at least one tire dealer says minimum 18", which doesn't make sense to me unless it's got bigger front brakes than the non-sport E83 - anyone know definitively?
18" and 19" wheels where factory upgrade options but the 17" wheels should fit without any issues as that's what came standard and the brake calipers are all the same from BMW.

Sounds like you have a sport package option which would give you color matched bumpers and the aero styling. The regular bumpers look like they were made by NERF compared to the other ones.

I haven't looked for replacement sport bumpers but I don't see them on the roads much so I'm sure it will be a pain in the ass to source in good shape and the color your want.

You might want to consider having the bumper plastic welded.
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Old 04-11-2021, 03:08 PM
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Still daily driving our 2004 X3 with 180k miles! Don't even think about replacing it.
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Cool Hey o2bad455, how do you like it?

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We've been so impressed with the handling of our E53 X5 SAV versus all our previous SUVs, that we decided to try an E83 X3 SAV.
I have both, an fully loaded E53 and an E83 outfitted exactly like yours except for the aero package. My wife drives the E53 and I drive the E83. I really like the styling of the E53 a lot better than the E83, but I drive the E83 because it handles like a much lighter and smaller car than the E53. We use the E53 for highway cruising and the E83 around town. Do you notice the difference in handling? My E53 has the sport suspension option with air springs all around. I don't know if it is the air suspension, but the E53 feels more like it is floating down the road. Mind you it does handle at its limit better that any other SUV I've owned (more than a few) except for the E83. I love both cars for different reasons.

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Old 08-30-2021, 10:01 AM
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I would like mine to be on the road but currently having loads of fun trying to bleed the DSC, so been off the road last few months.

I've actually tagged onto a post in the X5 forum if anyone from here has any ideas!

https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/...ed-ista-d.html
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