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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By x3brian
Transfer Case Oil Change DIY

For anyone doing a search....this diy is for the 2011+ f25...

The 2004-2010 e83 model is similar but with one big difference.....

You don't need this tool....

Both drain and fill plugs are...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By x3brian
The fuse box is in the glove compartment. It...

The fuse box is in the glove compartment. It folds down from the top. There should be a reference card inside with fuse diagrams.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 172,386
Posted By x3brian
Me either. Super is spot on and I will just add a...

Me either. Super is spot on and I will just add a few things...

As long as you bought 4 matching tires and they were the same size as originals, star rating is not necessarily a factor. Now if on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,752
Posted By x3brian
Still no Bentley service manual for X3?

Ordered. Best news of the week!!!!!!

According to my email purchase confirmation, it will be released 1/12/2015.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-05-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By x3brian
Battery light on dash

That isn't related to your battery.

That is a low coolant warning. Your reservoir is a bit low. Buy a gallon of distilled water and put a bit in. Probably won't take much at all since it only on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-02-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By x3brian
All models use a gas strut. The only difference...

All models use a gas strut. The only difference is sport suspension vs non sport.

Below is a link to the oem part numbers. Expect to pay upwards of $300 for part only if you go that route.
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-02-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By x3brian
I wouldn't worry unless it becomes a frequent...

I wouldn't worry unless it becomes a frequent problem.

I had the same issue on my x3 probably 2 years ago as a random one off event. It turned out my car didn't get a full tank and got confused...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By x3brian
04' X3 w/2.5 Motor

Redline 75w90 is what I use, but any 75w90 gear fluid should work
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By x3brian
Supply List for routine maintenance

I would add petosin chf11s fluid for the power steering.

Super is right there is both a front and rear differential. It takes 2qts of redline 75w90 for both (rear a little less than a qt front a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By x3brian
I don't have a source but it's really not needed...

I don't have a source but it's really not needed imho. Spend your money elsewhere.

Once you release the wiring harness for the coil, you just pull straight up. If they don't come straight out...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By x3brian
My almost fully spec'd 09, that I purchased new,...

My almost fully spec'd 09, that I purchased new, did not come with one from the factory.

I just have a led flash light in the glove box bought for 1.99 from my local Ace hardware.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By x3brian
I would buy one that has been well maintained and...

I would buy one that has been well maintained and is up to date on all known trouble spots.

Food for thought though, the tranny on this car isn't a common trouble spot for failure...only harsh...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By x3brian
I'm with joy time for a sticky. This one is...

I'm with joy time for a sticky.

This one is excellent and hits 95% of the same issues we have especially in pre lci years.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php?title=BMW_E46


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By x3brian
I change mine every 25k. Sent from...

I change mine every 25k.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By x3brian
I do it every 25k after the first 50k ...

I do it every 25k after the first 50k


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,751
Views: 353,795
Posted By x3brian
Over 150k on my 09. Transmission still running...

Over 150k on my 09. Transmission still running great!


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 63,201
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 63,201
Posted By x3brian
My 09 hit 150,000 this morning on the way to...

My 09 hit 150,000 this morning on the way to work. Just put on new Michelin's on last weekend (4th set of tires) because I got a nail in the sidewall of one of them. Irritating to buy 4 new tires...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By x3brian
Can you send a picture of what you are...

Can you send a picture of what you are referencing?


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By x3brian
I suspect this is your issue. Your rolling...

I suspect this is your issue.

Your rolling diameter between from and rear is off causing issues with the transfer case. Even with staggered setup all 4 tires must be replaced as a set. I get the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,813
Posted By x3brian
For my n52 engine in my x3 I use this one from...

For my n52 engine in my x3 I use this one from ecs:

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E83-X3-N52_3.0L/Search/SiteSearch/Oil_Filter/ES2167951/

It works great! I have used it to change the oil on my...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-06-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By x3brian
Max has em.... ...

Max has em....

http://www.oembimmerparts.com/mobile/Product.aspx?ProductCode=06237-X3





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Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 03-22-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By x3brian
Diesel particulate filter. I have zero...

Diesel particulate filter.

I have zero experience with a diesel 1 but Op according to this link your mechanic might be right.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By x3brian
I assume you are asking about front and rear...

I assume you are asking about front and rear diffs....

Yes they use 75w90 gl-5 fluid. I use Red line and swear by it.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,978
Posted By x3brian
http://www.wickedcas.com/product.php?productid=167...

http://www.wickedcas.com/product.php?productid=167&cat=0&page=1



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