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Old 10-20-2010, 04:49 AM
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Spare tire

I currently have a 2007 X3 with run flat tires, but I purchased the car CPO. As far as I can tell the spare is still attached to the back underside of the car. I will probably go back to regular tires, but would like to check the pressure in the spare and if I need a replacement where would I get this from and wonder how much it would cost. Is the spare easy to take out and put back so I could check the tire pressure.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:01 AM
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If the spare was installed correctly you do not need to remove it to adjust the pressure as there is on area at the rear where you can reach the valve stem.To remove the spare you undo the large nut and release the long handle that drops the carrier to the ground.If you need a replacement spare assy.your best bet would be a salvage yard or online.
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[QUOTE=Alex102366;5558839. Is the spare easy to take out and put back so I could check the tire pressure.[/QUOTE
Its easy, just follow the instructions in the manual. Good luck
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I would remove the spare tyre at least twice a year anyway because a lot of road dust and gravel gets caught up in the wheel and causes corrosion. I think the correct pressure is 4,2 bar (check the manual to verify).

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Old 10-20-2010, 06:44 AM
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My only caveat is to keep upward pressure on the lowering handle while you fold it up.

If for some reason the tire itself is bad contact Mac at Tire Rack. He's very knowledgeable on mini spares and can get you a replacement tire. I contacted local tire shops about them and they all said it was a dealer only item.
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Would the spare tire assembly fit the new X3?
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Would the spare tire assembly fit the new X3?
Nope. the whole back well area is completely different.
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