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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-11-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,279
Posted By rdconrad
Front brake sensor

Just changed the front pads on my 2007 X3si. The pad sensor is only on the
driver side caliper. Not easy to remove , but helps to remove inside pad so
you can remove with the help of small flat...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-11-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By rdconrad
Exclamation Brake lite reset

Brake light came on, Front pads 99% gone, Rear pads 50% left. Changed to new
front pads, easy job, New pads work great, but, brake light still on. So, how do
I reset the brake light??
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
Posted By rdconrad
Rear diff oil change

You are correct Topaz, no drain plug. In order to gain access to the fill plug
on 2007 X3, I had to remove the three bolts holding the spare tire carrier
in place, then move it aside. Still tough...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
Posted By rdconrad
2007 Xri diff fluid change pump

Al, I have/had the same pump from Harbor Freight. The second time I used it, which
was this past weekend, while trying to pump in transmission fluid, the inside plunger
broke away from the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
Posted By rdconrad
2007 X3ri rear diff fluid change

Thanks Al , It is good to know what I am going to do on a task I have never performed.
I noticed when I was under the rear that the tire carrier was an obstruction. So, I will
use your suggested...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By rdconrad
Thanks for the new info Brian. My local tire and...

Thanks for the new info Brian. My local tire and mechanic has a flush machine, so, if I decide to go the flush route, that job is his.
I do agree that the two drain procedure is the easy way to go,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By rdconrad
OK Gabby, I would rather change than flush. But,...

OK Gabby, I would rather change than flush. But, the information on change indicates
4 quarts + 1/2 top off after the initial fill with engine running in park. Then later on do
that again to purge...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By rdconrad
Hey joylove, thanks for the info on the transfer...

Hey joylove, thanks for the info on the transfer case fluid. You are correct relative to the 96.00 price, ouch!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By rdconrad
Brian, Thanks a lot for all the good information....

Brian, Thanks a lot for all the good information. You also specified types of lubricant, amount required, and diagram of transmission. You must be a BMW mechanic or BMW service person.
Again, many...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-27-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By rdconrad
overheating

Maverick, Looks like you have tried every solution to overheating on your 740.
So, it runs great, makes me think you have a temp. sensor problem. One way to
check, since you are planning to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-24-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By rdconrad
Overheating

Maverick, Yea 230 is pretty hot. Since it is a 98 I guess you have a lot of miles on the
vehicle. The first thing In would have checked is the radiator, perform a flow test to
determine if it is...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-31-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By rdconrad
Another heater control valve problem

Seems like heater control valves are a hot/cool problem. I have a 1997 740i, and the
heat is slowley going away. So, my control valve must be stuck closed/ shut or some
other malfunction. I think...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-31-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By rdconrad
New Member

Hello all of you BMW mechanics?? Yes, I think many of you BMW owners perform
most of your own maintenance, like myself. Myself and wife have owned our 1997
740i since 2002. It has been a great...
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