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Old 07-09-2013, 08:36 PM
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Service interval miles reset

Just completed my first oil change on my new to me 2007 X3ri. Next is the transmission
and transfer case. Question is, how to reset the service interval miles. Can not find that
info in any of my manuals. Could it be reset with an OBDii?
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:01 PM
al_macaroni al_macaroni is offline
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Check the Sticky section for the DIY's. Then,open the oil change DIY. On page 2, post # 31 has the procedure . It might take a couple tries to get the timing right on pressing the reset button.


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Old 07-09-2013, 09:44 PM
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I have a rule of thumb for the e83...if all else fails read the e46 wiki....those dude have figured EVERYTHING out. After all it covers 80% of our car.

Check this link out:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index...vice_indicator




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Old 07-10-2013, 06:53 AM
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Thanks again Brian. I clicked on your link provided and you are right, lots of detail on many subjects.
I will bookmark the E46 link for future reference.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:57 AM
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Thanks for pointing me in the right direction Al. I also may need some help on changing the
transmission fluid. X3Brian gave me a diagram, fluid types and says 9 quarts on a drain
and fill. Don't know how to tell when trans is full?
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:36 AM
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Asked this in another forum, so will be redundant here:

What is this Service Interval notification for anyway? Oil changes? Scheduled maintenance?

I just bought my '05 X3 a month ago from a dealer. They told me the oil had been changed and the service checks done. I just saw where I have a "miles to service" read showing 82 miles left. I assume that will be when the interval notification will go off?
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:22 AM
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Thanks for pointing me in the right direction Al. I also may need some help on changing the
transmission fluid. X3Brian gave me a diagram, fluid types and says 9 quarts on a drain
and fill. Don't know how to tell when trans is full?
BavAuto has a number DIY videos. They have one for transmission fluid and filter changes. I think you can find them on YouTube and their website.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:19 AM
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What is this Service Interval notification for anyway? Oil changes? Scheduled maintenance?
Both.

But it only shows you whichever of those two is the first to become due.

The dealer who sold you the car and did an oil change might have reset the Oil Service indicator.

That would mean that next up would be an Inspection (I or II), which is maybe what it is telling you now with 80 miles to go.

It will go negative miles once reached, as explained in the Owner's Manual for Vehicle.

I doubt the dealer would have done an Inspection before it was due in order to sell you the car, just the usual quick checks that most of them do.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:27 AM
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Thanks for pointing me in the right direction Al. I also may need some help on changing the
transmission fluid. X3Brian gave me a diagram, fluid types and says 9 quarts on a drain
and fill. Don't know how to tell when trans is full?
That's the million $ question. Initial fill is until it starts flowing back out of fill hole...but you aren't finished yet.

You have to turn on car, get it to operating temp and cycle through each gear (an instant read point and shoot temperature probe helps but isn't necessary). Once done, shut off car and open fill plug. Usually another 1/2 to 1 quart goes in.


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Old 07-10-2013, 11:06 AM
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That's the million $ question. Initial fill is until it starts flowing back out of fill hole...but you aren't finished yet.

You have to turn on car, get it to operating temp and cycle through each gear (an instant read point and shoot temperature probe helps but isn't necessary). Once done, shut off car and open fill plug. Usually another 1/2 to 1 quart goes in.


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The final top off is with the engine idling in park. Fill till it runs out of the hole and put the plug back in before you shut it off.

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Old 07-11-2013, 09:01 PM
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The final top off is with the engine idling in park. Fill till it runs out of the hole and put the plug back in before you shut it off.
Good catch. That's what I meant!


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Old 07-12-2013, 05:06 AM
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Good catch. That's what I meant!


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Thanks, I knew you did.

I first ran into this procedure on a GM 4L30E. First one I ever encountered without a dipstick. A little unnerving lying under the car pumping fluid in with it running.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:29 AM
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Yes indeed. That's why I gave up trying to exchange fluid in the torque converter. I used to love my 4l60e because it still had the dipstick.


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