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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 32,463
Posted By tempestv8
After a little over two years, I decided to do...

After a little over two years, I decided to do another transmission fluid change on the same vehicle. The gearbox is now 111,940 kms (69,556 miles) on it's original gearbox.

Old fluid still...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 92,212
Posted By tempestv8
Hi Bailey, From the description of the...

Hi Bailey,

From the description of the symptoms I would suggest that the battery is load tested, and if it appears to be very low, that would describe the problems that you're experiencing.
...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 504
Posted By tempestv8
Does the E53 diesel have a DPF - diesel particulate filter?

Hi X5 owners,

I am contemplating the purchase of an X5 3.0d bit wondering if the Australian spec X5 came fitted with a DPF.

Can anyone confirm?

Thanks in advance.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 32,463
Posted By tempestv8
It's been near 15 months since I drained and...

It's been near 15 months since I drained and refilled the E83 GM transmission with this fluid:

http://lubricants.petro-canada.ca/en/products/618.aspx

The transmission is still shifting...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-02-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By tempestv8
Thanks for your suggestion. My mechanic is a...

Thanks for your suggestion. My mechanic is a champ - he never gives up.

He was on a hunch that the main wiring loom that connects the rear of the car to the front was somehow faulty. However to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By tempestv8
2003 X3 strange electrical fault and won't start normally without jump starting

Hi All,


I have a 2003 X3 3.0i with Satnav, sunroof and xenon lights. It is doing bizarre electrical things and I am wondering if anyone can tell me if there's a computer module that could be the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By tempestv8
I had a 530i Touring Wagon with the 6 cylinder...

I had a 530i Touring Wagon with the 6 cylinder M54 engine that behaved exactly the same.

The vehicle runs just fine, had loads of power and is very reliable. 220,000 kms on the odometer, and aside...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-15-2011, 01:03 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 32,463
Posted By tempestv8
Thumbs up If the trans fluid is still dark red, then it's...

If the trans fluid is still dark red, then it's in very very good condition for the number of miles! :thumbup:

I wish mine was like that - I can say without any exaggeration that it was just...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 32,463
Posted By tempestv8
I do not have a torque wrench but I've been...

I do not have a torque wrench but I've been servicing my own transmission for a number of years now. I just tighten by hand to the point where I know the plug will not work itself loose.

I am...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 32,463
Posted By tempestv8
Hi Dale, I did do the full pan removal on my...

Hi Dale,

I did do the full pan removal on my e39 a couple of years ago. It had the expected amount of metallic reside at the bottom of the pan, and cut up the filter to have a look inside but it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 32,463
Posted By tempestv8
Question That price for the Dexron VI doesn't sound right...

That price for the Dexron VI doesn't sound right - it sounds too cheap. Are you sure you didn't get the roman numerals switched around? VI = 6, and IV = 4.

In Australia, the BMW dealer sells 4...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By tempestv8
BMW part number 83220397114 is simply Dexron VI -...

BMW part number 83220397114 is simply Dexron VI - you may even find that if you asked the dealer to show you the bottle, it may not even be BMW branded.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,609
Posted By tempestv8
If you disconnect the battery, and put the...

If you disconnect the battery, and put the vehicle up on stands, you could probably leave it for a very long time... But it'll be tricky to reconnect the battery as you won't be able to open the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,617
Posted By tempestv8
I bought a 2004 X3 recently and even though the...

I bought a 2004 X3 recently and even though the Check Engine light was not on, I did buy a can of Mass Air Flow sensor cleaner and cleaned the MAF.

The engine still drove like it was a bit...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,741
Posted By tempestv8
Where is the crankcase vent valve on the X3? ...

Where is the crankcase vent valve on the X3?

Maybe I should be asking, where is the CCV on the M54 engine?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,918
Posted By tempestv8
Wink Hi Dave, Since your question is about the...

Hi Dave,

Since your question is about the auto trans and not the transfer case, I've responded here:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6364286#post6364286
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 32,463
Posted By tempestv8
Dave, I've responded to your query from the...

Dave,

I've responded to your query from the transfer case fluid thread using this pre existing automatic transmission fluid change thread, so as not to dilute (no pun intended) the content of the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 92,212
Posted By tempestv8
I should say that it was the parts person that I...

I should say that it was the parts person that I spoke to, and not the Service Advisor. The parts department may not be as clued up as the SAs. Anyway, no harm done as I could clearly identify the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,918
Posted By tempestv8
I loosened the drain plug, and as I was winding...

I loosened the drain plug, and as I was winding it out, the diff fluid that started to seep out between the threads looked like it was in very good condition. A slightly darker version of the fresh...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 92,212
Posted By tempestv8
My bad - I was very confused by my parts person...

My bad - I was very confused by my parts person at the BMW dealer. I gave them the VIN number and asked if my vehicle has X-drive so that I can buy the right replacement fluid. He said that...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,918
Posted By tempestv8
What would be considered to be a "sensible...

What would be considered to be a "sensible interval" for the TC fluid?

I just checked the fluid and it was (much to my surprise) in a very good condition, so the previous owner must have had it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,293
Posted By tempestv8
I understand that there's some kind of a fluid...

I understand that there's some kind of a fluid wear indicator on the transfer case and that this must be reset if the fluid is replaced.

Can anyone shed some light on this matter?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,918
Posted By tempestv8
I want to replace the transfer case fluid on my...

I want to replace the transfer case fluid on my 2004 X3 with 100,000 kms on the odometer. However, I understand that the "wear sensor" needs to be reset. :dunno:

Has anyone got information on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 32,463
Posted By tempestv8
Hi James, Just out of curiosity, what was...

Hi James,

Just out of curiosity, what was the condition/colour of the old trans fluid when you drained it? For me, the old fluid looked really bad - it was black like used engine oil.

I found...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 32,463
Posted By tempestv8
Question I did the auto trans fluid change and the old...

I did the auto trans fluid change and the old fluid was black like used engine oil. :thumbdwn: So it was definitely a worthwhile exercise to get the fluid replaced.

My next task is the x-drive...
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