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Old 05-03-2012, 12:42 PM
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Howdy ALL. Been a while since I posted here (since I sold my 3.0d X3 2yrs ago ). Miss the X3. So much so that I think it's time to get one again!

Not sure if many readers own the 2.0 diesel versions with 6spd auto. I'm looking at buying a 2008 MY, facelift, the 2.0d with the upgraded power output, with around 60k miles (or 100k km) on the clock. I will appreciate some advice on specifics to look out for on the 2.0d specifically (any tranny issues? ). Have searched through Bimmerfest but could not find any recent talk topics on this specific model.

As always, any comments good and bad will be highly appreciated.

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Ps. Where can I download a X3 Owner's Manual pdf that would include specs for the 2008 MY X3 2.0d?
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:27 PM
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Hi! I have a 2007 2.0d MT with 102.500km on the clock. So, the only difference is the tranny and that is what you are asking about

Any other questions, I will be glad to help.

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Old 05-05-2012, 06:18 AM
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Hi! I have a 2007 2.0d MT with 102.500km on the clock. So, the only difference is the tranny and that is what you are asking about

Any other questions, I will be glad to help.

Cheers!
Thanks for replying kenza. Did not expect many replies as most readers have the 3.0 variations.

I was jokingly referring to the auto transmission issues discussed in the known sticky . But you have a MT so no problem there.

How is the 2.0d engine holding out - still going strong? Or have you experienced any issues there?

My enquiry is mostly based on the 2.0d engine and auto tranny. Not too sure if the auto fitted in the 3.0's are related to those fitted with the 2.0d. I would think that it would be a total different box...
Luckily I'm aware of (and prepared to live with) the other "minor" issues pertaining to the X3.

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Old 05-07-2012, 07:08 PM
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Thanks for replying kenza.

How is the 2.0d engine holding out - still going strong? Or have you experienced any issues there?

My enquiry is mostly based on the 2.0d engine and auto tranny. Not too sure if the auto fitted in the 3.0's are related to those fitted with the 2.0d. I would think that it would be a total different box...
Luckily I'm aware of (and prepared to live with) the other "minor" issues pertaining to the X3.

Cheers
Hi! The engine is still going strong, not a single issue. I change oil every 10.000 kms and have changed air and diesel filters at 50.000 and 100.000 kms (that is all maintenance I have done that is related to the engine).

Now, 2.0d is not as fast as a 3.0 (gas or diesel), but, once you are moving is quite ok (I tend to hold it between 150 and 160 km/h every time road conditions allow it - and that is at least one hour per day). And when needed, it can go much faster than that.

From the stop it is slow but it makes me happy whenever I calculate how much I save on fuel compared to a 3.0si (a friend has one and with todays prices I save around 50% on fuel (around 1100 USD per 10000 kms - in my case it is 550 USD per month)).

So, even if I get to change a turbo compressor, a new one will pay itself in a month or month and a half.

Re auto tranny, sorry, have never seen a 2.0d here with an auto. Anyway, you should test drive it to make sure you can live with it.

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Old 05-11-2012, 09:21 AM
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Hi! The engine is still going strong, not a single issue...
Thanks for your comments.

I agree, not quite 3.0 territory, but like you say, economic and more cost effective in the long run. We will be using the X3 more as a family vehicle (wife and kiddie's vehicle) in town and road trips, and I think the 2.0d will therefore be the sensible choice rather than the 3.0d . I will most definitely do a proper test drive and it will take some doing to get the expected 3.0d performance out of my mind . But I'm sure I'll get used to it. Performance-wise it should be better than our little Honda Jazz ...I hope!?!

Will post here again once I've found a suitable 2.0d X3. I'll have to be patient though as they are not readily available... (Especially with the extras I would prefer in the X3 )

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Old 05-12-2012, 07:35 AM
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LvdB, remember the problems with the MY 07 and above six speed autos with the gassers here in the sticky above. I don't know if the 2.0 would have the same box but it might be a good idea to check just in case. I wish we could get an X3d here!
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LvdB, remember the problems with the MY 07 and above six speed autos with the gassers here in the sticky above. I don't know if the 2.0 would have the same box but it might be a good idea to check just in case. I wish we could get an X3d here!
Hi UncleJ,
Yes, I was wondering about that, with the concern on the mechanicals of the 2.0d (luckily I'm familiar with the rest of the X3 ). But not a lot of info on the 2.0d specifically and its transmissions. Probably because the 2.5's and 3.0's are more common with the readers here. I must actually take more time and read the Sticky like a book . I'll also check for the obvious known issues during test drive.

Said it before, a real pity the diesels are not available there, especially the 3.0d

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