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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-13-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,282
Posted By beberle
I love the DWS on my '09 328i. Getting 50k miles...

I love the DWS on my '09 328i. Getting 50k miles out of them, good traction, low noise. Not sure if that translates over to the bigger tire. Unfortunately, not an option for the 17" tires on my X3. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-10-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,403
Posted By beberle
Responding to an old post, but..... I'd say...

Responding to an old post, but.....
I'd say the hitch install itself is a 5/10. The back bumper comes off pretty easily. Large and flexible, so a 2nd set of hands helps.
The wiring is maybe...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-10-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By beberle
I would change the transmission and diff fluids...

I would change the transmission and diff fluids every 60k if you plan on keeping it past 200k. Probably do power steering and radiator at the same time. As stated, brake fluid every 2yrs (brake...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-06-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By beberle
I considered it, but the o-ring on the existing...

I considered it, but the o-ring on the existing plug looked good and if they haven't changed the design, I'd wind up having to 'mod' the plug again trying to pull it out next time.
I plan on...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-06-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By beberle
JB Weld saves the day! Went hang gliding over...

JB Weld saves the day! Went hang gliding over the weekend and decided it was safer not to mess with a plastic transmission pan Before the trip!
- I'd say it took 20nm to break the drain plug...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-29-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,186
Posted By beberle
ZF recommends fluid change every 45-70k miles....

ZF recommends fluid change every 45-70k miles. Who you gonna' believe? Old post, but the dealer was trying to rip the OP off. $150 for a new pan/filter kit that includes new pan bolts. $100 in fluid...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-29-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By beberle
Well, I'm swinging for the fence! Duct tape and...

Well, I'm swinging for the fence! Duct tape and JB Weld can fix anything, so I hacked off the end of my 10mm Allen wrench and JB'd it into the drain plug. I figure the JB Weld will fill in all the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-28-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By beberle
Fill plug is metal. 8mm hex; I broke that loose...

Fill plug is metal. 8mm hex; I broke that loose 1st. Looks like I'll be buying the pan/filter early and use it to find a safe place to drill a drain hole.... Great fun.

I guess if they treated...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-28-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By beberle
Nope, it's a plastic pan and a plastic drain...

Nope, it's a plastic pan and a plastic drain plug. Looks like the plug is designed to 'flex' past 8nm so as not to strip the pan.

Unfortunately, it's flush and no way to get a vice grips on it to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-28-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By beberle
F25 X3 Plastic Transmission Drain Bolt- won't open

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/beberle/6A759ED3-6A3F-4DCA-B0BD-696E36E24F24.jpgTitle says it all. The plastic drain bolt just flexes around the 10mm hex wrench. Has 75k miles and I wanted...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-07-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,348
Posted By beberle
I've got 70k miles on my 2011 X3 without a...

I've got 70k miles on my 2011 X3 without a hiccup. I just realized the other day as I was changing the air filter that I didn't really 'know' what's under the hood :) My 2009 328it at 71k has been...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-07-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By beberle
I went w/ the cheap wiring harness. Hitch &...

I went w/ the cheap wiring harness. Hitch & harness for under $300. No problems. Here's a short DIY I did on the harness.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=791539&highlight=
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-12-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,467
Posted By beberle
Guess I'm going to post a response to my own...

Guess I'm going to post a response to my own question :)
I've put on 50k miles (now at 65k), and the only thing I've done is replace the sunroof seal. Other than that, my E90 328i as well as my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-12-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,867
Posted By beberle
Hey Venkata, I'm subscribed, but didn't see your...

Hey Venkata, I'm subscribed, but didn't see your post. Please share on how you solved your fit problem! I've got a F25 X3 that may need this some day :)

Brian
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-12-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By beberle
Transfer Case Oil Change DIY

I couldn't find a transfer case (TC) oil change DIY for the F25 X3, so I'm posting my experience.
Accessing either the fill or drain plugs really requires a special BMW transfer case/differential...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-19-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,403
Posted By beberle
2011 X3 trailer wiring harness install

Just wanted to pass along what I learned installing a Curt trailer harness kit to my 2011 X3 w/ non-HID lights.
Turns out HID and Non-HID vehicles have different tail light wiring. Only 3 wires...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-07-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,867
Posted By beberle
EBay has them for around $37.

EBay has them for around $37.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,867
Posted By beberle
13- Install the glass starting w/ the rear pane...

13- Install the glass starting w/ the rear pane 1st. It was a tight fight. The metal mount can easily scratch your roof, so a helper is advised. The rear is a much tighter fit than the front glass....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,867
Posted By beberle
12- CLEAN! I used Q-tips saturated with white...

12- CLEAN! I used Q-tips saturated with white Lithium grease to clean and lubricate the rails. I also cleaned the 'drain pans' with paper towels to get all of the dirt and grit out of there before...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,867
Posted By beberle
7- Remove the old seal. Start at the seam at the...

7- Remove the old seal. Start at the seam at the back of the sunroof an PULL. I found that pulling 'up' took more of the adhesive with it than pulling 'out'.
8- the old adhesive that remained on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,867
Posted By beberle
4- The front glass is held on by 3 torx screws on...

4- The front glass is held on by 3 torx screws on either side. Very easy to get at. The glass just lifts straight out.
5- the rear glass is held on by 2 screws on each side. The front screws are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,867
Posted By beberle
E91 Panoramic Sunroof Seal Replacement DIY

My 2009 E91 328i wagon has always had a large amount of sunroof wind noise coming from directly over the driver's head since I purchased it 2 years ago. I took it to the dealer to get resolved w/...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-15-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By beberle
Thx Michigan, That's pretty much a DIY in...

Thx Michigan,
That's pretty much a DIY in itself :thumbup: I'll take pictures as I do mine and fill in the blanks.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-06-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By beberle
Panoramic Sunroof Seal Replacement DIY?

I've got a 2009 E91 wagon w/ Panoramic Sunroof. There's a visible gap up front between glass and seal, so it's time for a new seal!

It looks like replacing the sunroof seal on a standard sunroof...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-14-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 930
Posted By beberle
Drive both before you buy! I was in your shoes...

Drive both before you buy! I was in your shoes last week. Sub Outback/Ford Edge/E91. Total of over 400k miles on two BMWs (330i & 323it) in the last 8 years and looking for something that takes fewer...
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