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Old 08-09-2018, 05:52 PM
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Went ahead and performed a little maintenance on the wife's ride. Fresh oil/filter change, transmission service and transfer case service. reset the adaptations and checked the mechatronic sleeve. Transmission fluid looked great but transfer case fluid looked a little rough. X5D has a little over 55k on it. Topped her off with a little DEF and good to go for the next 10k or so (probably have 5-6k left on the rear brakes though). Tires are doing pretty good as well. 20k on the fronts so far and about 10k on the rear. Looks to be about 60-70% tread on both.

Anything else you guys would be looking to do?

I also plan to see how easy this fcpeuro warranty is to deal with.

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Old 08-09-2018, 05:56 PM
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MAYBE the front diff, but that could wait for at least another oil change.

Depending on when you last did the fuel filter, that's one I would do. It's a quick job.

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Old 07-07-2019, 05:39 AM
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Another year, another 11k miles and time to do some work on the x5D. Let me know what you guys think of my plan.

Oil/Filter Change - FCPEuro only sells LL-12 now so i guess i need to find oil somewhere else
Fuel Filter - Thoughts on the non "Genuine BMW" parts FCPEuro sells
Diff Fluid Changes - Thinking maybe AMSOIL vs the BMW fluid
Cabin Filters - cheapest they make
Brake Fluid Flush - Any DOT4

Toying with the idea of the Harmonic Balancer since that is a leave stranded item - I am at 66k now. Would mean belts and probably a thermostat (hovering in the 78-84 range still) at the same time since i'll be in there.

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Old 07-07-2019, 10:24 AM
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Iíd add transfer case fluid change but wait on harmonic balancer. Reason is cost of replacement part (several Benjaminís, right?) and have not read enough evidence of it being problematic on the X5d, especially at your mileage. Maybe wait until itís time for a new thermostat then have HB looked at for signs of wear and if worrisome do both?


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In re vibration reducer; I believe that it fails safely, giving notice by squealing on start up. I believe that it should last more than a hundred thousand miles if - IFF - it is carefully protected from deleterious fluids.
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Old 07-07-2019, 04:52 PM
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Did the transfer case at 55k. Is the HB more of an issue on the 335D vs the X5D? Didnt think there was a way to really check it without taking it off.
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Old 07-07-2019, 05:42 PM
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Did the transfer case at 55k. Is the HB more of an issue on the 335D vs the X5D? Didnt think there was a way to really check it without taking it off.
It is a mere vibration damper and not a harmonic balancer for not having a counterweight essential to damping harmonics.

The only check that I know of is a visual examination for through cracks in the elastomer vibration absorber. I have tried a few times to get a light and mirror down to mine but to no good effect yet. I do inspect my elastobelt and serpentine belt nearly weekly, and would add the crankshaft pulley were I able.

The vibration damper is more of an issue on a diesel versus a gasser for the more extreme acceleration that the crankshaft undergoes within each revolution.
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Old 07-07-2019, 09:12 PM
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Some one cut open an OE harmonic balancer and found a thick fluid inside, so it seems to actually be a harmonic balancer. The fluid damper also uses a viscous fluid but no rubber.
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:48 AM
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So the community here isn't seeing the the harmonic or vibration balancer leave people stranded under 75k Miles (another year for me to wait on the part)?
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Old 04-09-2020, 09:52 AM
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Well another 11k and time to do some work again. A brief history of the work done on the car since we acquired it in November of 2016

Purchased 11/1/16 37263
Brake Fluid 8/3/17 46010 $0
Oil/Filter 8/3/17 46010 $0
Cabin Filter 8/3/17 46010 $0
Wipers 8/3/17 46010 $0
DEF 8/3/17 46010 $0
Rear Tires 9/16/17 47888 $794.08
Transmission Fluid/Pan 8/3/18 55739 $323.99
Transfer Case Fluid 8/3/18 55739 $56.99
Oil/Filter 8/3/18 55739 $91.99
DEF 8/3/18 55739 $12.71
Front Rotors/Pads/Sensors 4/20/19 63502 $236.19
Brake Fluid 7/28/19 66817 $34.86
Front Diff Fluid 7/28/19 66817 $21.10
Rear Diff Fluid 7/28/19 66817 $21.10
Fuel Filter 7/28/19 66817 $50.93
Oil/Filter 7/28/19 66817 $82.62
Cabin Filter 7/28/19 66817 $23.35
DEF 8/17/19 67399 $10.49
4 Wheel Alignment 12/3/19 72256 $129.00
4 Tires 12/7/19 72423 $885.43
Oil/Filter 4/8/20 77704 $82.65

Some Emissions stuff along the way that so far I haven't had to pay for. Nox Sensors (twice i think), SCR Cat, EGR Cooler, EGR Flap, EGR Temp Sensor, etc.

I will be looking to do the rear brakes here soon. Thinking Zimmerman rotors and Akebono pads. My thermostat is going. It rarely gets above 80 degrees C now so probably a good idea to address that. While I am in there, handle the water pump, fresh coolant, belts and still have a buddy that keeps telling me to get the balancer done or face certain death. He has 300k on his X5D along with a pretty sweet 335d so it's not like he is uneducated on the subject. Anything else I should think about?

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Old 04-09-2020, 04:29 PM
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Rear Tires 9/16/17 47888 $794.08

4 Wheel Alignment 12/3/19 72256 $129.00
4 Tires 12/7/19 72423 $885.43
What alignment were you running, with what tires, to get only 25k miles ??
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Old 04-09-2020, 06:37 PM
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Rear Tires 9/16/17 47888 $794.08

4 Wheel Alignment 12/3/19 72256 $129.00
4 Tires 12/7/19 72423 $885.43
What alignment were you running, with what tires, to get only 25k miles ??
The fronts had about 40k on them. They were Bridgestone Runflats in 275/40/20 and 315/35/20. Sold the rears to a Camaro guy. I switched to nitto motivos and updated the alignment prior to your specs.
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Old 04-09-2020, 09:25 PM
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40k not bad for staggered. Prolly had a decent alignment from the get go.

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OEM is Original Equipment Manufacturer... EITHER the company that made the OE part or.... A part this is identical to the OE part, but is sold by the OEM under their own label


OEM is not what BMW sells


http://www.bimmerzone.com/category/T...ricks_OEM.html

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Old 04-14-2020, 07:15 PM
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Any thoughts on the upcoming maintenance?
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