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Old 10-03-2012, 08:20 AM
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I guess mine are good then. Still getting 24 mpg after 125000 miles!
Wow! That's impressive. Seems like they're still doing their job.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:33 AM
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Wow! That's impressive. Seems like they're still doing their job.
I don't know why the O2 sensors would go so fast anyway. My old Landcruiser went 200000 miles without issue.

Anyway, so far, so good!
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:46 PM
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135K and running well. Minor oil problems and rear coil springs replaced, that's it. '06.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:30 PM
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AzNMpower, have you changed the pre cat Oxygen Sensors? Looks like you're getting around 17 mpg. I recently changed my pre cat O2 sensors at 134,000 and now average 26 mpg highway and approximately 23 mpg in traffic.
I'm averaging what I get in my signature, I don't recall consistent consumption as poor as 13,8 l/100km (17 US mpg). Around hilly Greenville, I'm around 19-20 US mpg due to really poor signal timing and unintelligent drivers and on the freeway, around 23-25 US mpg due to the terrain in my area and the 2,5 litre engine working hard. Not terrible, but I'd like figures closer to 30 in urban driving and 45-50 in extra-urban driving.

I haven't touched the O sensors, don't see a need to given no clear degradation or SES lights.

Edit: Got my car back today. The tech said that I didn't need front brake pads for another 15k miles at least, the brake fluid was fine and didn't need changing, and that there were no leaks underneath the vehicle ("bone dry"). Suspension and steering was tight. I asked about O sensors, and he said don't replace them unless there's a SES code pertaining to it or something else goes wrong. Geez, this X3 is turning out to be pretty tidy even though I definitely "drive it" and use its capabilities more than most other folks.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:46 PM
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My 09 just hit 98,500 miles and I just got it back from the dealer for my final 100k mile maintenance plan service.

New spark plugs
Tranny fluid and filter changed (filter I paid for)
Brake fluid changed
Wiper blades
Front/rear diff fluid changed (I paid for)
Tranny fluid (I paid for)
Finally....
Front brake pads and rotors. This is the most miles I have ever gotten out of a set if pads and rotors...almost 100k!

This is my third fluid change in tranny, diff and transfer case. After 50k, I follow 25k mile changes.

No unexpected out of pocket repairs to date other than front diff replacement at 63k that was goodwilled. One of the best and most reliable cars I have ever owned!

Edit: I have had one unexpected repair....I had to replace a washer pump. $5 for an aftermarket one.

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Old 10-03-2012, 09:00 PM
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My 09 just hit 98,500 miles and I just got it back from the dealer for my final 100k mile maintenance plan service.

New spark plugs
Tranny fluid and filter changed (filter I paid for)
Brake fluid changed
Wiper blades
Front/rear diff fluid changed (I paid for)
Tranny fluid (I paid for)
Finally....
Front brake pads and rotors. This is the most miles I have ever gotten out of a set if pads and rotors...almost 100k!

This is my third fluid change in tranny, diff and transfer case. After 50k, I follow 25k mile changes.

No unexpected out of pocket repairs to date other than front diff replacement at 63k that was goodwilled. One of the best and most reliable cars I have ever owned!
how much was for the tranny and diff oil changes?
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:50 PM
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how much was for the tranny and diff oil changes?
Typically my dealer charges $416 to change all 4 after a 15% discount (no filter)...total bill this time was $534.

This time they charged $260 alone for the filter change...I got a bit ripped off on the labor rate but it was the best time to do it when the fluid was drained and on BMW.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:02 AM
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:19 AM
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If you have never changed fluids, definitely do it!

Plugs need to be changed at 100k miles. Mine looked good then but you should do soon!
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:23 PM
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Ew, fall cold weather has settled into Western NC today. But a gratuitous shot after my bike ride outside Asheville. Dropped down to 8,5C before I went back into the Upstate. Glad I'd brought my jacket.....



Too bad the trail access road at that particular Forest was straight, could have had some fun with the X3 on gravel/dirt. I'm sort of concerned about what I'm going to do this supposedly cold and snowy winter given my winter tires are in Virginia!

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Old 10-07-2012, 10:48 PM
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hey guys just wondering what i should do...my car is at 152,000 miles and i havent done anything accept routine oil changes....mpg is around 23 24 highway....no issues so far accept for a few things
when i floor it sometimes towards the end of the gear when the RPMs are at the highest the car will feel like its jutting almost like if i were to take my foot off the gas a lil, but this is only when say im going 50mph and floor it to over take someone....
next issue i've had since the day i got the car with 120k miles is when i first start my car in the morning or whenever i start it and its been off for a long period of time...the first gear change will be so rough it throws the car forward really roughly...but this only happens once or twice until the car is warmed up and then it wont happen all day...anyone know what this is? and i also have no idea what the previous maintenance was on this car, so i think being at 152k miles and only having these two problems im doing all right knock on wood...hopefully someone can help me out with those two issues?!?!?
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:12 AM
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hey guys just wondering what i should do...my car is at 152,000 miles and i havent done anything accept routine oil changes....mpg is around 23 24 highway....no issues so far accept for a few things
when i floor it sometimes towards the end of the gear when the RPMs are at the highest the car will feel like its jutting almost like if i were to take my foot off the gas a lil, but this is only when say im going 50mph and floor it to over take someone....
next issue i've had since the day i got the car with 120k miles is when i first start my car in the morning or whenever i start it and its been off for a long period of time...the first gear change will be so rough it throws the car forward really roughly...but this only happens once or twice until the car is warmed up and then it wont happen all day...anyone know what this is? and i also have no idea what the previous maintenance was on this car, so i think being at 152k miles and only having these two problems im doing all right knock on wood...hopefully someone can help me out with those two issues?!?!?
Cooling system overhaul if it hasn't been done yet. Power Steering fluids, all the hoses, reservoir replacement etc

I would just bring it to a BMW mechanic (not the stealership) and let them inspect the vehicle.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:24 AM
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My 09 just hit 100,000 miles today as I was pulling into the parking lot at work....

Great car and I hope to get 300k out of it! It is now finally broken in!
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:39 AM
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My 09 just hit 100,000 miles today as I was pulling into the parking lot at work....

Great car and I hope to get 300k out of it!
how many miles a day do you drive?!?! (my 2000 e46 has 101,000, 06 x3 has 59,000)
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My 09 just hit 100,000 miles today as I was pulling into the parking lot at work....

Great car and I hope to get 300k out of it!

Congratulations!!!!! You beat me by 234 miles.

I hope it, and mine, continue to be a great, trouble free, cars.
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Congratulations!!!!! You beat me by 234 miles.

I hope it, and mine, continue to be a great, trouble free, cars.
Funny...I was wondering this morning which of us got there first...lol.

I hope for more trouble free motoring for us too! Outside of my failed front differential around 63k no issues. I just wish I ordered it as a manual like you...

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how many miles a day do you drive?!?! (my 2000 e46 has 101,000, 06 x3 has 59,000)
A lot! Lol. I started commuting with it about 2 years ago (it was originally my wife's car). My old commute was 200 miles round trip (i did have carpool days) and my current commute is 120 daily. I also drive it down to Los Angeles fairly frequently.

I have been a "super commuter" for about 11 years now and this this the most comfortable car I have ever commuted with. All shoulder and back pain disappeared when I converted from my prior car. However I have to admit, it is easy these days to go 200k trouble free miles if you just do maintenance. 200k in my experience is where i usually have some expense. I have done that on two prior domestic cars (one hit 300k).
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Funny...I was wondering this morning which of us got there first...lol.

I hope for more trouble free motoring for us too! Outside of my failed front differential around 63k no issues. I just wish I ordered it as a manual like you...



A lot! Lol. I started commuting with it about 2 years ago (it was originally my wife's car). My old commute was 200 miles round trip (i did have carpool days) and my current commute is 120 daily. I also drive it down to Los Angeles fairly frequently.

I have been a "super commuter" for about 11 years now and this this the most comfortable car I have ever commuted with. All shoulder and back pain disappeared when I converted from my prior car. However I have to admit, it is easy these days to go 200k trouble free miles if you just do maintenance. 200k in my experience is where i usually have some expense. I have done that on two prior domestic cars (one hit 300k).
120-200 daily commute! Props to you sir. I b*tch about my 20 mile roundtrip commute in DC/VA traffic everyday
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Just hit 100k. Not sure if I should be excited or scared. Lol
Oh and don't mind my MPG's, I had just reset it and was going uphill in my neighborhood.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:51 AM
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Just hit 100k. Not sure if I should be excited or scared. Lol
Oh and don't mind my MPG's, I had just reset it and was going uphill in my neighborhood.
Don't worry - X3 is pretty solid! I am at 127k now on my 2007.
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With the exception of a weeping $20.00 heat exchanger gasket a long time back my '09 has been absolutely flawless.

And like x3brian said:
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Don't worry - X3 is pretty solid! I am at 127k now on my 2007.
yep sure seems like it. hopefully it stays that way until i can get enough saved up to get a e85 Z4M as a fun car.
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AT or MT?

What sort of issues are you seeing?
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