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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 12-13-2012, 03:54 PM
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Yeah this is definitely a total, even if it is a few thousand short of a total now, this looks like it'll definitely go there if even the slightest underestimated damage is found. And if this is the shop first big BMW X3 project, the likelihood that it'll be assembled back perfectly is.. well.. tough..

Has the client ever gotten an estimate from other places? Not sure if there's a BMW collision center in the state they went to. Apart from labor hours, just parts are expensive. A lot of BMW parts that normally could be reused needs to be replaced after disassembly on these and car will require ton of programming hours.

Good luck through, sounds like you're doing a good job on your part of the task here!

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Old 12-13-2012, 07:26 PM
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TK088,

I really appreciate the photos and updates. Please keep them up.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:21 PM
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silverforum this car is not totaled... if it were we wouldn't be fixing it... we are near the 50% mark on the value bar for this car though. This isn't our first BMW or X3 we've done plenty. I'm not sure if they got other est. i just do the mechanic side.

02420X3 no problem! i'll have updates this weekend!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:32 PM
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:05 AM
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Wow

Very VERY nice pictures of your excellent efforts.

I must say though, if that were my car I'd be screaming at the insurers not to repair it :-)
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:33 AM
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jgroarke HHAHA you and me both!!
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:41 AM
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UPDATE 12.18.12:

Sorry for how long this update has taken everyone!! Been sooo busy!!

OK soo here's the new!!!

We got the Ol' X3 on the frame rack again!






Used the bad boy to pull it up on the rack.


SO i got really lucky on this wiring harness! The ride height sensor wires are the exact same as my boss's 07 X5! Pin's are the same and all!! Sooo lucky!!
(Pictured is the X5 wiring harness for the ride height sensor)




Drivers side frame rail is out!




That's all i've got for now but i'll have much more soon!!! Thanks again for reading!! Sorry it's taken so long to update!!

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Old 12-18-2012, 08:14 AM
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Amazing photos. I still marvel on how complicated these machines are. A far cry from the old iron I used to spend most of my saturday afternoons under changing "things" to make it go fast. Reinforces my new view about never owning a BMW out of warranty too~!
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:51 AM
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UncleJ I know what you mean on the out of warranty thing. My mom has a BMW X5, 04 i think? She's reached her warranty limit as well... that thing is crazy expensive to maintain!!
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:56 AM
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UPDATE 12.18.12

2 updates in a day!!! WHAT!?

I took a stroll over to the body shop to see what the tech had gotten done on the X3 over the weekend and found this!!

Drivers side frame rail is fitted and ready to be measured out with the passenger side, and the passenger side frame rail is out and almost ready to be fitted as well.

Drivers side frame rail:




Passenger side frame rail: (removed)


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Old 12-20-2012, 07:47 AM
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Hope you guys are enjoying the thread!
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:52 AM
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Hope you guys are enjoying the thread!
Are you kidding? This is the greatest thread ever. Hope you'll keep the pix coming.

Aside: there was a thread about a rear-ended F25 earlier; too bad you couldn't just mash the 2 trucks together.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:00 AM
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raleedy Hahaha!! Glad you're enjoying it! I wish we could just make this thing build its self haha!! The pictures will keep coming the more we build it!

I love reading the feed back from you guys! keep it coming!! I'll hopefully have more updates for you guys soon!! The holidays are really cutting into the schedule with all these days off so the updates might be a little slow. Sorry!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:19 AM
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Amazing pics. when I picked mine up at the factory they heated both the car and the wiring harness to 100 degrees F when installing it, the tour guy said it was the most labor intensive phase of building it and that they would never be able to automate it.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:18 PM
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pmacd55 That's crazy! Its incredible how intensely these things are put together... if that makes sense?? haha

Hope you all had a great Christmas!! I'll updates for you guys soon!! Possibly tonight! I took some pictures today so I've got updates!! I'm ready to put this thing back together! I'm kinda tired of lookin at it haha =P
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:09 AM
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Update: 12.28.12

Finally!! Updates!! Sorry it's taking so long guys!! We're getting a long with this X3 a little bit. at a time. We've been so busy!

Out with the old...


Everything held in with c clamps for measuring.


Top section of passenger side sectioned.


Full view.


Drivers side welded in.



Should be getting the passengerside welded in today as well and getting the engine bay ready for paint. I'll have pictures ASAP when they start painting

Hope you guys enjoy!!! Let me hear your feed back!!
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:02 PM
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haha, now I know why the dealerships say, "oh, that'll buff right out" when compared to the work you guys are doing.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:18 AM
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lbjgh HAHA!! Exactly!!
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:21 AM
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Update 1.2.13 WOW! 2013 already! Hope the holidays treated you guys well!!! We got some paint laid on the X3!! I'll have pictures up for you all soon! I'll Be putting the motor back in very soon!!
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:50 AM
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Update 1.2.13

Got some paint pictures for you guys!!







We've got it all un-taped! We're going to attempt to get the motor in it after lunch!
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:59 AM
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TKO, this has been an amazing thread. I have really gained a much better understanding of the "innards" of the X3 with these pix -- taken from a perspective that you normally would never see -- or anyone would want you to see. You are doing some really intensive work there. BTW, is the nice looking blonde with the boots one of the staff?
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:37 PM
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UncleJ The blonde is on our staff yes. also one of our technicians girlfriends haha!!!
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:55 PM
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Update 1.6.13

BOY DO I HAVE SOME BAD @$$ UPDATES FOR YOU GUYS!!!!!!

OK! So we got all the tape off!! That felt like forever!!!


Now that all the tape is off... you know what that means!!?? REASSEMBLY AND PREP FOR PAINT!!! So here we go...

I mounted up all the heat shields




The cluster F%$K of hoses is got to figure out...

(Slowly getting it figured out)


Started to mildly build the Drivers side cowl


Got the car up in the air because it was getting to be about that time to put the motor in!! Check out how this blue laid out. It's gorgeous!!






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Old 01-06-2013, 02:57 PM
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Update 1.6.13 Part 2

Continued...


It took us about 15-20 mins to get the motor back in. (This was on Thursday) Suspension all bolted and back on!







Got the trans resting back where she should be


Thursday came to an end with getting the motor and trans in and resting by its self in the car. Cradle bolted in and all. I was very sick on Friday so i was not able to make it into work. So this weekend i had nothing planned so i figured i'd get a good amount of work done on the X3! So here's what Happened!

Began running wires and assembling the cowl panel and some other small things here and there.




(Wires ran thru the wheel wells)


Drivers side wiring getting ran nicely!



The cluster of hoses slowly meeting their original resting places...


Putting together the passenger side... SUCKED!!!!!! Took forever figuring out all the wiring harnesses and how they were to be ran...




This little guy here is the control module for your electronic power steering!


ALL suspension and brakes and bolted back on and doing their job!!


Washer reservoir bolted back on and wired up along with all the hoses connected again!


Drivers side and Passenger side Harnesses ran...




This was my progress Saturday (1.5.13).

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Old 01-06-2013, 03:00 PM
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Update 1.6.13 Part 3

Continued...


So today (Sunday 1.6.13) I hit it hard and got sooooo much Done!!!

Bolted the driveshaft up


My view for most of the day... on a creeper...


Running more wires...

I got all the heat shields bolted on,Fuel line shields bolted on, and Exhaust on (Total pain in the @$$)...


By that time it was ready to stand on her own 4 feet again!!!! :




I've still got much more to do! I'm going to assist the technician with taking the headliner and dash out of this bad nasty... The engine was one thing... the interior...

I'll keep posting as often as possible!! Thanks for looking!!! Let me know what you think!!! I've been busting @$$ on this thing like crazy!!! Hope to get some feed back from you guys!! Sorry i had to break it down into so many parts... lots of pictures! =P
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