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  1. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    I have a 2011 550i X-drive mfg. date 09/2010 with 120k mi on it now. It started bucking severely when coasting and an independent European shop that I barter IT labor with diagnosed it as a dying transfer case. I'm trying to sell the car so I want this fixed the cheapest way possible without...
  2. X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
    Please help: F25 2017 X3 35i Is it true the front diff takes GL-5 and the rear diff takes GL-4? Does each differential have different internal components requiring different fluids? ALSO What are the proper fill quantities for front and rear? Bimmerworld told me 0.7 qts. front and 1.4 qts rear...
  3. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi everyone, I have a '07 E83 manual M-Sport with 275k. I'm getting a clunking noise/feeling when making tight turns. When I turn on gravel I can see marks that look like the front tires are jumping/skipping. This only has been happening for about 1 day and I stopped driving the car. I've...
  4. X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
    hi fellows My 2015 x3 f25 20d is vibrating/shuddering on low gears, took it to the dealer for diagnosis, the transfer case needs a service (not a surprise). After the oil change and recalibration, the improvement is minor, dealer has advised the whole case needs to be replaced in order to fix...
  5. 3 Series & 4 Series
    I bought a used 2019 330i xDrive with 11,000 miles on Carvana about 20 days ago. Before I can even take the paper tags off of my car I hit a pothole and popped my front passenger tire. Being new to BMW and AWD I have ran into the “you need to change all 4 tires since it’s AWD” situation. 2...
  6. General BMW Questions
    I currently drive 07 328xi sedan (high mileage). so my transfer case is broke currently got the 4x4, abs, brake light on the dash. Repair cost roughly 3,500$. Since it’s already high mileage I was going to put a used transfer case has anyone recently done this and did you experience anymore...
  7. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hi all, First post here. I have had my 2014 F31 diesel wagon since new. I love this car. There was nothing wrong with it, but then I took it to my dealer for the transfer case recall. Now, on a dead cold startup (we are in upstate NY, so 20-30 degrees F) there is significant vibration...
  8. X3 M, X5 M, X6 M, Z3 M & Z4 M
    Greetings, One rainy day my '05 X3 2.5i w/ manual transmission started making an aspirated sputtering sound in the 1st, 2nd, and sometimes 3rd gears between 1k and 3k rpm. It sounds like a much lower pitched car from the Jetson's cartoon.The sound is dependent on rpms but stays the same if the...
  9. X5 F15 (2014 - 2018)
    Any thoughts about if its worth changing the fluid in the rear diff? I have 83,000 miles now and just did the transmission partial fluid (4L+) and filter exchange and Transfer Case fluid drain (.5L+), fill and reset adaptations through ISTA+). Very pleased with the results. I think the TC was...
  10. X5 F15 (2014 - 2018)
    So I've been chasing this issue for 6 months. 2014 X5 F15 35i, 82,000 miles. Changed plugs, coils, reset throttle adaptations, reset transmission adaptations, changed throttle body, did the Hokee Pokee, no related codes, dealer no help. Last item on checklist: drain and refill Transfer Case...
  11. X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Do i need to reset or recalibrate the transfer case after fluid change ?
  12. Do-It-Yourself H.Q.
    My 2008 X3 E83 had worn transfer case actuator gear that caused triad of lights. Fixed this by replacing the worn plastic gear, flushing the transfer case fluid and re-calibrating transfer case with ISTA/D. After 1000+ miles the triad of lights came back. However, this time I am NOT...
  13. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hey Guys, First post, but I need some help. I have a 2010 E83, and the 4x4 and brake lights have been lit up yellow for about a year now. I took it in for diagnostics a couple places and was told that it is likely the actuator gear on the transfer case. They said it's common for this model X3...
  14. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    I bought a Transfer Case Actuator from ECS Tuning for $399. They claim it to be new, and Bosch. By comparison, the Dealer wants over $1000 for what is supposedly the same part. When I received the part it had some wear marks on it-- these could be part of the manufacturing process, but the...
  15. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    My e83 has the light trifecta again-- The lights (4x4 etc) appear as soon as the engine is started, even if the car doesn't move. The word "BRAKE" is in red if that matters. I replaced the gear in the actuator motor at 70K miles, and am now at 148k. Trifecta Lights came back and I assumed...
  16. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    I've got the light trifecta and have determined I need a new Servomotor-- I bought one online and also bought the resistor-- I don't necessarily think there's anything wrong with the old one but thought it might be good to do it while I'm there... my understanding is that I will need adaptations...
  17. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi everyone--I'm wondering if it's safe to operate my X3 with the Transfer Case Actuator disconnected. I realize there are numerous threads on the topic of the TC Actuator and the light trifecta-- I bought a 2009 X3 and thanks to this forum replaced the Actuator Gear after getting the light...
  18. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello - already found forums for BMW's are vital to bimmer ownership! Proud owner of an '07 530xi with 6-speed stick, alpine white with auburn ("cinnamon") comfort seat interior, IR night vision camera, comfort access, cold weather package including heated steering wheel, HUD, ambient lighting...
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