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Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 12-30-2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By o2bad455
Thanks! To be honest, I'm not sure if my...

Thanks! To be honest, I'm not sure if my suspicion was right or just wishful thinking. There's no abnormal feel or noise from the old pump, so I was actually worried that I guessed wrong until I...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 12-29-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By o2bad455
It's fixed! :D I replaced the pump, the...

It's fixed! :D I replaced the pump, the reservoir, and the two lines that connect directly to the reservoir. I was able to do it all just by removing the air filter box and the cables from the...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 12-29-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By o2bad455
I only have ISTA (not ISTA/P yet) working in...

I only have ISTA (not ISTA/P yet) working in English. I have INPA too, but it's mostly in German. I've used the old INPA on the X5, but only the newer ISTA on the X3. Since the SVT shows in the...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 12-28-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By o2bad455
I checked the steering effort in 6 sequential...

I checked the steering effort in 6 sequential tests turning lock-to-lock (quite the workout) while parked:

1) SVT controller disconnected engine off
2) SVT controller disconnected engine running...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 12-28-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By o2bad455
Oh good about the RDC. Thanks for checking about...

Oh good about the RDC. Thanks for checking about the ohms.


The part number I was curious about earlier was actually for the servotronic solenoid or valve rather than the pump. For some reason...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 12-28-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By o2bad455
Not clear which of "maximum steering force...

Not clear which of "maximum steering force support" or "minimum steering force support" is mnimum assist or maximum assist, respectively, but it sounds like there should be a change in assist 5...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 12-28-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By o2bad455
LoL - I actually tossed a pair of gloves at the...

LoL - I actually tossed a pair of gloves at the hatch latch but heard a telling click while I was dealing with the glovebox and sure enough it had partially latched despite the gloves. I guess they...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 12-28-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By o2bad455
Oh, since the servotronic valve is supposed to be...

Oh, since the servotronic valve is supposed to be normally open for bypass (minimum assist), could I try applying a fixed voltage to close it (maximum assist) to see if there's any difference...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 12-28-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By o2bad455
Progress: The result was 7.7 ohms between pins 1...

Progress: The result was 7.7 ohms between pins 1 and 2 (looked like a blue and a green wire, respectively) at the SVT module connector behind the glovebox. Assuming that's the actual resistance at...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 12-28-2021, 03:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By o2bad455
Sorry for my slow follow-up. With the holidays I...

Sorry for my slow follow-up. With the holidays I haven't had time to even pull the glovebox apart for the multi-meter test just yet. I did read over on the M5board that a bad servotronic valve...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 12-16-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By o2bad455
In normal operation, that makes sense to me. But...

In normal operation, that makes sense to me. But what if that valve #5 is completely closed or clogged? I wonder if that valve handles just a control bypass in parallel with the rack or full flow...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 12-16-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By o2bad455
I saw it in the linked photo, thanks. I guess...

I saw it in the linked photo, thanks. I guess testing it probably requires removal. I'll crawl under this weekend to see if I can get hands on it.
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 12-16-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By o2bad455
Do you mean pins 1 and 2 at the SVT module...

Do you mean pins 1 and 2 at the SVT module connector in the glovebox?
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 12-16-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By o2bad455
The SVT itself has never reported any codes per...

The SVT itself has never reported any codes per ISTA, AFAIK. Just back from a spirited 20 minute drive with several on/off cycles. It's showing 3 yellow dash lights for tires, lights, and check...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 12-16-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By o2bad455
Both the DSC and the SVT are reporting in the...

Both the DSC and the SVT are reporting in the "tree" view. I'd cleared codes earlier due to what I thought was a tire pressure calibration issue (before realizing it was just that the 17" wheels...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 12-16-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By o2bad455
Thanks RocketyMan! I didn't know most of that....

Thanks RocketyMan! I didn't know most of that. Yes, mdecoder does report "S216 Hydro steering-servotronic"

EDIT: I have had the trifecta of lights in the past, although not currently. A...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 12-16-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By o2bad455
Thanks 80stech! Oops, I hadn't considered the...

Thanks 80stech! Oops, I hadn't considered the possibility of the rack... With a new pump well over $800 w/ tax, that sounds like really good advice, thanks! BTW, it looks like ours has the...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 12-16-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By o2bad455
Power Steering Issue

SYMPTOMS: We just encountered the same loss of steering assist (as here: https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x3-e83-forum/112078-power-steering-just-suddenly.html) without any warnings or other...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 12-15-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By o2bad455
SYMPTOMS: We just encountered the same loss of...

SYMPTOMS: We just encountered the same loss of steering assist without any warnings or other symptoms on our '08 E83 X3 N52 M-Sport (USA Spec). The power steering (PS) simply stopped assisting after...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 08-30-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,541
Posted By o2bad455
Our E83 threw a DSC code, but our local indy said...

Our E83 threw a DSC code, but our local indy said we can replace the piggy-backed controller without opening the hydraulic side. If so, it looks like a tight fit so I wish I'd tried when the intake...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 08-30-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,541
Posted By o2bad455
I agree that the E83 X3 (with conventional coil...

I agree that the E83 X3 (with conventional coil springs on all four corners) presents a handling feel more like a car.

Our E53 X5 (4.4i) handles great for an SUV, but you still know you're...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-05-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,473
Posted By o2bad455
Agreed, my CCV membrane was ruptured. I...

Agreed, my CCV membrane was ruptured.

I think the BMW service update that changed DME idle program from throttle-based (with around 3mm valve lift and relatively normal intake manifold vacuum at...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-04-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,473
Posted By o2bad455
As a follow up, our ('08 N52 3.0si) CCV valve...

As a follow up, our ('08 N52 3.0si) CCV valve happens to be built into the valve cover, as I believe are all '07 up N-series BMW naturally-aspirated 6-cylinders. But the earlier ('06 N-series and...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 08-03-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By o2bad455
Wow, I agree! That M/E Wagner DF-17 Dual Flow...

Wow, I agree! That M/E Wagner DF-17 Dual Flow PCV Valve does look REALLY nice! I'm considering ordering one even though there's not enough time left to get it before my upcoming trip. I think I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-03-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,473
Posted By o2bad455
Not sure why quoting isn't working for me today. ...

Not sure why quoting isn't working for me today.


IkirisTheX5 - I can't imagine how the EGR delete could be at fault, but make sure you know how it was done on both ends (e.g., exhaust and intake...
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