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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 37,435
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, 09:47 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 37,435
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, 11:03 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 37,435
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, 10:14 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 37,435
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, 02:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 37,435
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, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
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, 12:15 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 37,435
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, 11:42 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 37,435
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, 02:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 37,435
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, 02:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 37,435
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, 02:09 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 37,435
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, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
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, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
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, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
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, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
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, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
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, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
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, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
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...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-15-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By mgcorrei82
Screw it i ordered an oil filter housing gasket. ...

Screw it i ordered an oil filter housing gasket. We'll see what that does, might as well since i'll already be balls deep in the engine. What i should have asked was what other oil related gaskets...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-14-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By mgcorrei82
I had to change the oil filter housing gasket on...

I had to change the oil filter housing gasket on my old X5 when the oil was pooling on that waffle section of the to block. The pic of the waffle section on this x3 is the second to last. There...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-14-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By mgcorrei82
BMW X3 oil and coolant leak help

I have a 2005 x3 with 140k miles. I've only owned the car for about 10k miles or about 1 year now and its been good to me, I haven't had to do anything to it.

However, I've noticed the coolant...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By mgcorrei82
Yeah I see those on Amazon now, wow only $10...

Yeah I see those on Amazon now, wow only $10 each! Have yours held up well?

I was thinking those motors were going to break the wallet, you never know with these random bmw parts..haha.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By mgcorrei82
windshield washer broken

Hi I have a 2005 bmw x3 with 138k miles. The windshield washer has stopped working and I was looking for some repair advice. The fuse is still good (checked the one in the glove box), its not like...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By mgcorrei82
success, yes a blown fuse and about .21 in my...

success, yes a blown fuse and about .21 in my rear cig lighter thanks everyone, works great now.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-04-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By mgcorrei82
I'm about to, did a little research, seems to be...

I'm about to, did a little research, seems to be fuse 47 that gives the problems or my lighter is full of gunk, we'll see.
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