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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Yomama
Oil Filter Housing Gasket, Valve Cover Gasket, Vanos Hose, Radiator Hose, Ste...

I was quoted $500 from my Indy for the valve cover but that included new plugs. Oil filter housing was 600 at the dealer
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-07-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By Yomama
I checked off the Power steering flush from the...

I checked off the Power steering flush from the list today. I ended up replacing the fluid reservoir since it has a built in filter that cant be easily cleaned.

Got the part from amazon: ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By Yomama
Wow. You would think this would be pretty...

Wow. You would think this would be pretty straight forward. I called my local BMW dealer and he said do NOT add the CHF11S. He said if the cap says ATF then only transmission fluid should be used....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By Yomama
I can see how this can get confusing. I went to...

I can see how this can get confusing. I went to the same site and selected 2006 X3 with M54 engine and got the same results. I think what I am hearing is that I can use the Dexron or the OEM. The...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By Yomama
Can someone help me confirm what kind of power...

Can someone help me confirm what kind of power steering fluid I should buy. The reservoir cap says ATF
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By Yomama
Thanks fellows!

Thanks fellows!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By Yomama
Alright! My BMW drives like a BMW again. I got...

Alright! My BMW drives like a BMW again. I got just the fronts done. Ended up getting Sachs struts and Lemforder mounts for $480 at FCP Euro and Pep Boys installed them for $238. Dealer wanted...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By Yomama
It absolutely needs new Struts mtbrdad. Thanks...

It absolutely needs new Struts mtbrdad. Thanks Bufalo.

Cheapest installation quote is from Pep Boys. Basically $200 for the front. I've decided to just do the front first. FCPEuro has OEM...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By Yomama
Anybody aware of any good deals on front struts...

Anybody aware of any good deals on front struts going on? Bavarian has Bilstein HD for $489
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By Yomama
Those codes and battery charge should not be...

Those codes and battery charge should not be related. You might have a new problem but old codes. Did they clear the codes? If not, you should get them cleared and retest when the CEL comes back...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By Yomama
I dont think they were done. Keep in mind this...

I dont think they were done. Keep in mind this was the quicky inspection they do with the Oil service so they probably didn't even check. I do have one of those fluid transfer pumps. I bought a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By Yomama
and perhaps they are replacing the reservoir...

and perhaps they are replacing the reservoir itself since the filter is imbedded. I'm going to buy some ATF and a turkey baster this weekend and knock that item off the list myself
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By Yomama
Thanks everybody, I took a look at some DIY...

Thanks everybody, I took a look at some DIY videos and I find it odd that the steering fluid service is 1/3 more expensive ($100 more) than the brake fluid service. From what I saw the steering...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By Yomama
MY BMW Dealer Recommended Action Plan

My 06 x3 has 116K miles and due for an oil change. The BMW dealer in Ridgefield CT has an internet Oil Service special ($59.95). I called the Watertown dealer to compare prices and they wanted $130...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,899
Posted By Yomama
Autozone will come out to your car and attach one...

Autozone will come out to your car and attach one of their code readers. I know as I just did this. You might be right about clearing them. I do not know if they will do that but I dont see why...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,899
Posted By Yomama
You wont know u have fixed it unless you clear...

You wont know u have fixed it unless you clear the codes and then drive the car for about 100 miles. Go to Autizone they will read and clear the codes for you. While you are there get some MAF...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,947
Posted By Yomama
I was just quoted $500 to do the gasket...

I was just quoted $500 to do the gasket replacement by my local non-BMW mechanic. He said he would replace the plugs as well for that price. Sound fair?

I would give it a shot myself but too...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,899
Posted By Yomama
I had the same code. Car has about the same...

I had the same code. Car has about the same number of miles and I also just started getting the shudder.

The two problems might not be related: start with simple stuff for the P0174 code. Air...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By Yomama
I hear ya. That can definitely happen. I've had...

I hear ya. That can definitely happen. I've had them install struts/shocks on my other cars (a Honda and a Saturn) and have had no problems. I guess what I am asking is: Is there something...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-06-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By Yomama
I'm in Newtown CT

I'm in Newtown CT
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-05-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By Yomama
Where oh where to get Struts installed

My 2006 X3 seems to be bouncing all over the place. I called the dealer and he gave me an outrageous quote ($3-$4K). I was at Pep Boys today to get my snow tires mounted and they quoted me $465 for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-17-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By Yomama
Silly question but it seems the car is less...

Silly question but it seems the car is less bouncy. The weather has gotten a little colder, would that effect the suspension?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By Yomama
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By Yomama
If you don't mind me asking what did it cost you?...

If you don't mind me asking what did it cost you? Got a quote today from the dealer to replace front and back shocks/struts for $2900
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By Yomama
I picked up a quart of Castrol 5w-30. I put in a...

I picked up a quart of Castrol 5w-30. I put in a 1/4 of the bottle. Drove it around, light did not come on and dipstick looked fine. I double checked and it's been just over 4K since last oil...
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