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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-06-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By dutchhollywood
My car has the same GM trans. I did a drain and...

My car has the same GM trans. I did a drain and refill at 48K miles and again at 55K, since the drain will only get about half the capacity. Used Mobil 1 syn ATF, which is Dextron VI compatible and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-12-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,606
Posted By dutchhollywood
Interesting. That must have saved them at least 3...

Interesting. That must have saved them at least 3 Euro pennies/car.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-12-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,606
Posted By dutchhollywood
The flashlight receptacle is hot all the time....

The flashlight receptacle is hot all the time. BMW of Silver Spring (getBMWparts) sells an adapter that plugs into the flashlight holder w/ a 12v plug in at the other end. I ordered one of these a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-09-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,898
Posted By dutchhollywood
If the trans shifts smoothly during normal...

If the trans shifts smoothly during normal driving, don't worry about the syncros. You say any gear will engage easily if you leave the clutch pedal in while starting, then shifting. This is normal...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-08-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,898
Posted By dutchhollywood
Not true. If the engine is idling and the clutch...

Not true. If the engine is idling and the clutch is engaged, the gears are spinning. The resistance the OP is encountering is the 1st gear syncro forcing the gear cluster to stop spinning so the gear...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-14-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By dutchhollywood
You can get genuine BMW coolant easily from...

You can get genuine BMW coolant easily from several internet sites. If you don't have a Bently manual, it's a good investment. There is a specific bleeding procedure for the E90 series spelled out in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-08-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,387
Posted By dutchhollywood
I've always changed "100,00 mile" plugs at about...

I've always changed "100,00 mile" plugs at about 50K miles, not so much because they're worn, but because it gives me a chance to get some anti-seize on the threads before corrosion makes them...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,173
Posted By dutchhollywood
The ZF MT in my 07 X3 Is VERY smooth and precise....

The ZF MT in my 07 X3 Is VERY smooth and precise. I believe your car has a Getrag MT, but I doubt there could be that much difference in shift action due to manufacturer. The problems you are having...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,119
Posted By dutchhollywood
Just did mine yesterday and had the same...

Just did mine yesterday and had the same experience. I know the car was perfectly level left to right, but the front was just slightly higher. If anything, that should make it take less fluid, since...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2010, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,826
Posted By dutchhollywood
You might try disengaging the clutch first, then...

You might try disengaging the clutch first, then letting up on the throttle a split second later. The RPM should rise about 100 rpm, then fall. This makes for a smooth shift by eliminating any brief...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By dutchhollywood
I own both of these cars, a 2007 X3 3.0si (28,000...

I own both of these cars, a 2007 X3 3.0si (28,000 mls) and a 2007 328i (45,000 mls). Both have been very reliable, some occasional electronic blips, most of which heal themselves. If you like your...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,641
Posted By dutchhollywood
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,641
Posted By dutchhollywood
Hi all, My first post at Bimmerfest. I...

Hi all,

My first post at Bimmerfest. I wanted to 'chime" in on this thread, as I have always found the seat belt/key chime annoying, and now that we're getting 30 degree temps here in SE TX, I...
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