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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By mrsanchez3
Love it! :thumbup:

Love it! :thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
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: 14
Views: 351
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: 231
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: 190
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: 190
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: 155
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: 155
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: 642
Posted By mrsanchez3
No worries.. Cheers! :)

No worries.. Cheers! :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 642
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: 400
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: 642
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: 71
Views: 27,009
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: 322
Views: 149,506
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: 2,625
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: 2,625
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: 2,625
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: 2,625
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: 986
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: 1,721
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: 1,721
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.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,721
Posted By mrsanchez3
Yeah, I say do it... It's cheap insurance in my...

Yeah, I say do it... It's cheap insurance in my opinion... and, I swear it felt MUCH better after the first change. And, still a little better after the second change...

Cheers!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,721
Posted By mrsanchez3
There's actually one and only one. If it was...

There's actually one and only one. If it was really black when it was changed, I'd change it again. Mine was REALLY dark at 70k miles with the first change. I changed it a second time a few hundred...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By mrsanchez3
That's low miles but a high price. I bought my...

That's low miles but a high price. I bought my '05 with 30k miles for $23k in August '08. It was a CPO from a BMW dealer. I think that was a pretty decent deal, but on par at the time with other X3...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-20-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By mrsanchez3
Sweet. Thanks!

Sweet. Thanks!
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