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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-04-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By mgcorrei82
I decided after doing some more research im just...

I decided after doing some more research im just replacing the swaybar links for now. This is what is likely making the noise when I corner at very low 3mph or so speeds. Learned that from eric the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By mgcorrei82
thanks guys, so what kind of plugs would you go...

thanks guys, so what kind of plugs would you go with? A guy at the local autoparts store told me the 4 electrode idea is just a gimmick, its all about the metal and iridium plugs are the best. These...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By mgcorrei82
time to change spark plugs?

Hi,
Some people are able to read spark plugs like tea leaves, I don't have the gift. I have a 2005 bmw x3 with 140k miles. I owned the car for a little over a year and about 10k miles. I don't...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By mgcorrei82
Quote I got for repairs is $3k... what's a 2005...

Quote I got for repairs is $3k... what's a 2005 x3 with 140k miles worth, like $6k? The is for $1600 in parts to replace pretty much everything suspension related. So going to do this myself as...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-10-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By mgcorrei82
I was thinking of going with bilstein shocks to...

I was thinking of going with bilstein shocks to avoid another dry rotted bump stop. The bilstein bump stop sits inside the shock to avoid direct exposure to the elements. Do you guys like these...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-10-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By mgcorrei82
Thanks, do those springs ever go bad? I watched...

Thanks, do those springs ever go bad?
I watched a bavauto video the replacement, doesn't seem too hard to do.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-10-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By mgcorrei82
BMW x3 suspension help

Hi, I have a 2005 x3 with 140k miles. I bought the car used about 1.5years and 10k miles ago, so I have no idea about the prior service history. I noticed a little "pop" / "tap"sensation recently...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,420
Posted By mgcorrei82
I got my transmission fluid changed yesterday at...

I got my transmission fluid changed yesterday at Dose BMW, everything is ok!! I had them do the transfer case fluid change too. Cost me $400 for everything, car is still shifting nice and smooth. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,420
Posted By mgcorrei82
Hey GarnetVintage. I'll be taking my X3 to Dose...

Hey GarnetVintage. I'll be taking my X3 to Dose Independent BMW in el cajon. After calling around he's the only guy that would do the service on my x3 with 137k miles. I grilled him over all that...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,420
Posted By mgcorrei82
Did some more calling around and was referred to...

Did some more calling around and was referred to an indy mechanic that specializes in BMW transmissions here in San Diego. He had no qualms about changing the fluid and would absolutely recommend...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,420
Posted By mgcorrei82
My biggest concern is that I can't find an...

My biggest concern is that I can't find an independent indy mechanic to do it for me...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,420
Posted By mgcorrei82
that's probably the best video I've seen on this,...

that's probably the best video I've seen on this, thanks. I contacted ZF to see what they recommend. But I just don't get how simply changing the fluid on a transmission would dislodge particles. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By mgcorrei82
2005 BMW x3 preventative maintance

Hi, I've got a 2005 x3 with 137k miles. I was wondering what kind of preventative services are recommended to do on this car to keep it in good shape?

History: I've owned the car for a year and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,420
Posted By mgcorrei82
Called a trusty indy mechanic who came on good...

Called a trusty indy mechanic who came on good referral to me which used to work at the BMW stealership. He says leave it alone and when he worked at the dealership they screwed up plenty of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,420
Posted By mgcorrei82
So I talked to the guys at bavauto about changing...

So I talked to the guys at bavauto about changing the transfluid on my x3 with 137k miles. They said that lifetime fluid is only good for 50-75k miles. They said stay away from the pressurized...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,420
Posted By mgcorrei82
BMW parts also said the original trans fluid has...

BMW parts also said the original trans fluid has cleaning agents in it and is a different color than the red stuff you buy. They said the original trans fluid looks like motor oil (ie it should be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,420
Posted By mgcorrei82
...yeah but it might have had the fluid changed...

...yeah but it might have had the fluid changed before in the past. Nevertheless, i'll see what those guys say . I've watched the video, looks very doable
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,420
Posted By mgcorrei82
I've got a 2005 X3 with 137k miles on it. I've...

I've got a 2005 X3 with 137k miles on it. I've owned this car for a year and 15k miles, and of course im wondering if changing the transmission fluid is worth the risk. I bought it from a used car...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-01-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,380
Posted By mgcorrei82
Thanks for the support guys. Its been a week and...

Thanks for the support guys. Its been a week and a half and no oil leaks to speak of, my engine block and driveway are oil free! I used a Elring Kliner gasket from pelican parts, OEM. Coolant...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,380
Posted By mgcorrei82
Good thinking, crap I should have put a straight...

Good thinking, crap I should have put a straight edge on it. We'll see...haven't found any new oil puddles yet fingers crossed.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,380
Posted By mgcorrei82
Hey fellas, so I swapped out all those parts this...

Hey fellas, so I swapped out all those parts this weekend. Surprisingly the old oil filter housing gasket was completely intact and not brittle at all. I pulled it out of the housing in once piece,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,380
Posted By mgcorrei82
I appreciate the clarification. Yes I know that...

I appreciate the clarification. Yes I know that is power steering fluid. It is very misleading that the reservoir says ATF on it. Supposedly the transmission is lubed "for life" whatever that...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,380
Posted By mgcorrei82
Really? I heard oil can gather around the bottom...

Really? I heard oil can gather around the bottom edge of the manifold. No check engine lights....yet! thanks
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-16-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,380
Posted By mgcorrei82
Also what pulleys should I replace? Idler &...

Also what pulleys should I replace? Idler & tensioner ?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-16-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,380
Posted By mgcorrei82
Thanks jma1992 for the continued help with this. ...

Thanks jma1992 for the continued help with this. I think it was the oil filter housing gasket after all, I pulled the ATF fluid housing out of the way this time and found a fresh oil puddle where it...
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