Bimmerfest - BMW Forums - View Single Post - Bmw x3 FAQ And DIY compilation
View Single Post
Old 01-09-2012, 09:05 AM
mlukas161's Avatar
mlukas161 mlukas161 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: WNY
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 943
Mein Auto: 03 330i, 04 X3
Originally Posted by snowfro View Post
Hi everyone I've entered that point in my 2004 x3's life where things are starting to fail. Since I'm studying automotive mechanics I'm trying to do everything myself. Haha it's been a blast. Anyways here's my first DIY for replacing the front wishbone (according to realoem, if there is a more common name for this please let me know).

I am not an expert or a mechanic please follow these at your own risk. I'd love to know if I'm doing it right though so please, please leave me some feedback if there's anything I need to correct.


Here's a link to the PDF: Wishbone DIY
Snowfro, thanks for the DIY's! This attachement may help. Please see the attached PDF showing torque values for the control arms on the e83. This also has the torque values for the front "Tension Strut". I just recently changed mine out.

It is recommened that all these parts be torqued with the X3's wheels on the ground.
Otherwise, the bushings can fail prematurely.
Attached Files
File Type: pdf AZD Control Arms and Struts.pdf (13.1 KB, 759 views)
Reply With Quote