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Old 10-10-2019, 06:02 AM
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Is there a thread anywhere here that details how to get to the brake fluid reservoir and check brake fluid level?

I have it figured out for my 430; getting the right section of the black plastic cover removed, but it's not as apparent with our X1.

Also, anyone have any idea what the cylindrical areas circled are for?

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Old 10-10-2019, 06:27 AM
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Old 10-10-2019, 06:38 AM
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Blue circled areas, shock towers?

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No. If they are, I don't have any front shocks. These are forward of the actual shock towers that are underneath or to the rear of the black cowling.

These "rings" have nothing in them or above or below them.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:08 AM
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Thanks, Doug.

That's a lot of screw plugs. My 430 only had the cover secured by 3.
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Old 10-10-2019, 03:47 PM
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Is there a thread anywhere here that details how to get to the brake fluid reservoir and check brake fluid level?

I have it figured out for my 430; getting the right section of the black plastic cover removed, but it's not as apparent with our X1.

Also, anyone have any idea what the cylindrical areas circled are for?

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The circled areas are for some kind of rubber hood bumpers. BMW put them on the 2016 X1s and then decided they weren't needed I guess? My 2017 looks just the same (empty holes). I've often wondered why they still manufacture the car with them? Just one more dumb thing this company does.
As for the brake fluid, sorry no clue. I'm sure I'll be out of the BMW family before I have to worry about that.
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Old 10-11-2019, 01:28 PM
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Old 10-11-2019, 01:32 PM
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Interesting. Seems like it couldn't have hurt to leave the bumpers in their assembly workflow.
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For $7.60 you can slam your hood even on the 2017 models!


Interestingly the etk doesn't mention them being removed.
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Old 10-11-2019, 05:13 PM
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Interesting. Seems like it couldn't have hurt to leave the bumpers in their assembly workflow.
Well it saved BMW a couple of bucks.My 17 was only listed @ $44700 Ha.
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:25 PM
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Is there a thread anywhere here that details how to get to the brake fluid reservoir and check brake fluid level?
As posted on the "other board":"If you only want to see the level of the fluid, just look thru the bonnet (hood) hinge from the drivers side to see the level ( full; half way, right at the molding seam)".
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:34 PM
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For $7.60 you can slam your hood even on the 2017 models!
Yup, FCP Euro has 'em in stock!
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Old 10-16-2019, 07:00 AM
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Yup, FCP Euro has 'em in stock!
Any benefit to having these? What is the gain with them installed?
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Old 10-16-2019, 07:07 AM
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As posted on the "other board":"If you only want to see the level of the fluid, just look thru the bonnet (hood) hinge from the drivers side to see the level ( full; half way, right at the molding seam)".
Thanks, that's all I want to be able to do, check the fluid level. Maybe I did not try looking directly from the side. I know on my 430, this cannot be done, rather you have no choice but to remove the shroud.
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Old 10-16-2019, 04:14 PM
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O.K. I can see enough of the reservoir, I guess, from the side near the hood hinge. Or at least I can tell the fluid is up to the "seam" which I understand is between Min and Max.

Beats having to remove some fasteners to just check a fluid level. Thanks.
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Old 10-16-2019, 04:16 PM
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O.K. Beats having to remove some fasteners to just check a fluid level. Thanks.
It's just practice for when you have to change out the battery.
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:29 AM
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Yup, FCP Euro has 'em in stock!
Can anyone comment as to the benefit of these hood bumpers? If they serve a purpose, they'd certainly be worth the $7.60
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