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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By mrsanchez3
Brake fluid should be done every 2 years in these...

Brake fluid should be done every 2 years in these cars. They take DOT4 (high temp fluid) which has a 2 year lifespan. Other cars like Hondas and such take DOT3 which has a 3 year lifespan.
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By mrsanchez3
Great video. Thanks for sharing. I hadn't...

Great video. Thanks for sharing. I hadn't stumbled on this one before.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By mrsanchez3
That is so the truth... The current maintenance...

That is so the truth... The current maintenance work I'm prepping started with me looking to replace the plugs. That has morphed into plugs, ignition coils, VCG and related seals, VANOS seals, VANOS...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By mrsanchez3
VANOS oil line replacement question

Hi All...

I hope this is an easy question... I have a 2005 X3 M54. My VANOS oil line is pretty well coated in oil so I'm guessing it needs to be replaced. Question is... Does anyone have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By mrsanchez3
Love it! :thumbup:

Love it! :thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By mrsanchez3
I like this one more: ...

I like this one more:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbNhswhnvuA&index=3&list=WL
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By mrsanchez3
That looks cool. The Motive would be really nice,...

That looks cool. The Motive would be really nice, but this should work well also. I have a unit like this from BavAuto that I use for brake fluid. That one is nice because it has the the cap that...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By mrsanchez3
I've been doing the diffs and TC fluid about...

I've been doing the diffs and TC fluid about every 25k. My TC fluid seemed worse this time than it did the time before. That has me a bit worried. The diff fluid was pretty good. I should have taken...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By mrsanchez3
Oops.. Typo. Corrected. Now reads M54. VCG...

Oops.. Typo. Corrected. Now reads M54.

VCG is leaking. It's been leaking for a few years. Now that I'm doing the plugs and coils, I'm just going to do the VCG as well.

On the oil change... That...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By mrsanchez3
Oil change with VCG replacement?

Hi All.. A couple questions...

'05 X3 E83 M54 96k miles.

I have the parts to do the plugs, coils, vcg (and associated grommets, etc.), and the VANOS seals...

question 1: do you typically...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By mrsanchez3
Yup. That's exactly what I'm experiencing. I...

Yup. That's exactly what I'm experiencing. I can't believe I didn't find that thread. Bummer.

The issue happens from time to time. I think I'll just see what happens since it doesn't seem to be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By mrsanchez3
Ignition question

Hi All... So, I have a weird issue with my ignition. I tried searching but couldn't find anything like what I'm seeing....

2005 X3 3.0 auto with 95k...

When I turn the key to start it, there is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 669
Posted By mrsanchez3
No worries.. Cheers! :)

No worries.. Cheers! :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 669
Posted By mrsanchez3
The screwed was in reply to the original poster's...

The screwed was in reply to the original poster's filter and tranny service prices. Not the prices you received from the dealer or service you received from the dealer.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By mrsanchez3
That's cool. Well done Kelly BMW.

That's cool. Well done Kelly BMW.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 669
Posted By mrsanchez3
The cabin filter and engine air filter are...

The cabin filter and engine air filter are incredibly easy to change. I use Mann filters for that. I get them from Amazon. 10 bucks for the engine filter. 17.50 for the cabin. Takes all of 10 minutes...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 29,108
Posted By mrsanchez3
Hi All...I just wanted to say thanks for all the...

Hi All...I just wanted to say thanks for all the great information. Yesterday, I changed the transmission oil and filter on my 2005 X3 3.0 GM auto transmission. Using all the great info and pics from...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 153,752
Posted By mrsanchez3
It's easy and pretty cheap to change. I would...

It's easy and pretty cheap to change. I would definitely just do it. Certainly won't hurt anything.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,653
Posted By mrsanchez3
I'd guess that is when the transfer case is...

I'd guess that is when the transfer case is "kicking in". I bet you'd also get it if you were in a snow/ice slipping situation where power had to be transferred.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,653
Posted By mrsanchez3
Definitely change the TC fluid... It's actually...

Definitely change the TC fluid... It's actually pretty simple. With a little wiggling it can be done without even lifting the car.

I tried adding a you tube vid but it doesn't seem to be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,653
Posted By mrsanchez3
Well, if the diff is dead then yes. If not, then...

Well, if the diff is dead then yes. If not, then I don't see how. Changing the fluid is never a bad thing so you can't hurt it imo.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,653
Posted By mrsanchez3
I say definitely just change the fluid, drive it...

I say definitely just change the fluid, drive it a day or two, change it again. Costs almost nothing to do that and its easy to do. I used redline 75 90.

Good luck.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By mrsanchez3
I had something that I think was similar... I...

I had something that I think was similar... I changed the front and rear diff and the TC fluid. Actually, I changed each twice (few hundred miles in between). I think the issue left completely. That...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,738
Posted By mrsanchez3
Yeah, I know... Crazy, right? My local dealer is...

Yeah, I know... Crazy, right? My local dealer is TheBMWStore.com

I just looked at my last receipt for it from October. It was actually exactly 30 dollars plus tax. I even asked them at the time if...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,738
Posted By mrsanchez3
I don't know the currency conversion rates. In...

I don't know the currency conversion rates. In the US I can buy the fluid for about 30 dollars. It's easy to change and I filled it till it ran out the fill hole. Took almost the entire liter.
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