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      09-20-2018, 06:47 PM   #45
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I replaced my oil pan gasket today. Now im looking for a German engineer to "talk". Ps How do disconnect the steering gear from the shaft? That thing is stuck solid on the splines.
Do you mean the steering links?
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      09-21-2018, 11:08 AM   #46
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Do you mean the steering links?
I mean the steering box to steering spindle joint.
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      09-21-2018, 11:19 AM   #47
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Do you mean the steering links?
I mean the steering box to steering spindle joint.
Oh I don't know, I thought you meant the tie rods.

I was just going to say that my dealer couldn't perform an alignment because the tie rods were "seized", they wanted to cut and replace them.

I was able to rotate them with lots of heat and PB blaster.

Maybe it'd apply to what you're doing too.
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      09-22-2018, 02:09 AM   #48
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Oh I don't know, I thought you meant the tie rods.

I was just going to say that my dealer couldn't perform an alignment because the tie rods were "seized", they wanted to cut and replace them.

I was able to rotate them with lots of heat and PB blaster.

Maybe it'd apply to what you're doing too.
Im going to soak the joint with a penetrating oil for a few days. My tie rods were never a problem -- a Thor hammer disconnects them in no time ( bmw does not suggest the method of course)
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      09-22-2018, 07:02 AM   #49
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I Installed a VRSF Catless downpipe on my 35i X3 along with a gunshot tune from BM3. Will have a proper exhaust clip coming soon!
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      09-25-2018, 07:29 PM   #50
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Removed my diffuser and cut an exhaust cutout in preparation for a dual exhaust system.
Was it easy to Remove, and
I think some do the cut out with it on.
Your thoughts.
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      09-25-2018, 07:41 PM   #51
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Was it easy to Remove, and
I think some do the cut out with it on.
Your thoughts.
SORRY-335iAP I should have read all of the other Threads 1'st.
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      09-26-2018, 02:21 PM   #52
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I upgraded my maps from 2017-2 to 2018-1
Wait, how did you do that? Haha dealership, bimmertech, or private link from someone? I'm trying to do this now
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      09-26-2018, 05:22 PM   #53
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Hey, what size did you get these Fast FC04 in? Also, how much were the weight savings vs stock...

Hey they are 19's, i had 19's on before as well not sure weight diff though sorry!
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      09-28-2018, 06:27 PM   #54
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Hey, what size did you get these Fast FC04 in? Also, how much were the weight savings vs stock...

Hey they are 19's, i had 19's on before as well not sure weight diff though sorry!
Ordered this for my 2011 because factory blue tooth sounds is awful. https://bmwstream2air.com
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      09-30-2018, 11:38 AM   #55
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Laid down the base color of all 4 calipers silver. Eventually planning to paint them estoril blue since I still have left over from my m3. Also updated my maps from 2012 to 2018

your calipers look awesome!

I put CF mirror caps on, then changed the grill for CF frame/black double slat.

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      10-01-2018, 12:40 AM   #56
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Installed the FTP charge pipe in my N55 X3 tonight. Was a bitch front to back but I'm a rookie when it comes to DIY mechanic work. Best part was I didn't have to drop the intercooler and was able to pull the stock CP out from the top.

EDIT: Added some pictures (check out that open-hood clearance).

The vacuum line was incredibly difficult to get off the stock pipe. I definitely fucked the clips up somewhat, but it holds strong on WOT, so we'll see if I need to replace it after tuning.

I didn't want to drop my FMIC and pull CP out the bottom, but I was able to get my arm down enough to push the curved part up and out.

According to timestamps, here's the general idea of how long things took:

1.5 hours to disassemble the air box stuff, belly pan, and create access to pull out CP from the top, 15 minutes to pull the CP, 30 minutes to get the vacuum line out, 45 minutes to install new CP and another 30 for reassembly.

These cars are incredibly rewarding to work on. First cruise felt great and the turbo is a bit louder now. Will be installing VRSF downpipe this weekend.
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      10-03-2018, 09:52 PM   #57
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Navigation

Hello everyone, first post here. Today I thought of adding navigation to my 2016 x3 35i. What parts do I need to buy to add this? Is just the CD player GPS receiver enough? Part # 9294210
Or do I need to add an antenna and other parts as well? It has a regular screen w back up camera.
Thx for the help
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      10-10-2018, 01:41 PM   #58
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I managed to take a few. Didnt have them on for too long since the fronts rubbed.
What kind of exhaust is that... and where can i get it...
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      10-10-2018, 09:06 PM   #59
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Cleaned and parked it:
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      10-19-2018, 09:09 AM   #60
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Cleaned and parked it:
That's the weirdest looking X3 I have ever seen!
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      10-19-2018, 10:06 AM   #61
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Changed oil/filter. Yes, I still do my own oil service. I'm getting old and set in my ways, I just like to know it's done 'right'...

Filled with Castrol 0w40 'Euro blend'- I don't generally frequent Walmart but geez, at $24 for a 5 quart jug of oil that's a nice deal.
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Changed oil/filter. Yes, I still do my own oil service. I'm getting old and set in my ways, I just like to know it's done 'right'...

Filled with Castrol 0w40 'Euro blend'- I don't generally frequent Walmart but geez, at $24 for a 5 quart jug of oil that's a nice deal.
Oh it's such a pleasure doing the oil in the X3... I don't even have a low profile jack, so the 1er has to go on ramps for the oil change.

I just crawl under the X3 the way it sits on the driveway, no jacking, no nonsense lol it's quicker to fill up too as it doesn't require 7 quarts as the N55 (N20 only requires 5.3 quarts)
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      10-19-2018, 10:53 AM   #63
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I am getting old, was driving E39's for too many years...I put the X3 on my ramps, never occurred to me to just crawl under the front end, ugh!

I've got the N52...I'm into 7 quarts- 3 jugs will hopefully get me 2 changes.
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      10-25-2018, 08:40 AM   #64
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Switched out of our 20" Style 311 summer wheels yesterday and back to factory 18s with Pirelli Winter Carving snow tires.

Instantly noticed the change - now much lighter but less planted (roll, understeer, and light rear end)

Then took a wheel brush, wheel cleaner, and a pressure washer to clean these .. they look pleasant again.

Will need new summer tires next year (<5/32nds rear, <6/32nds front) and I'd like to try out one of those generic ceramic coatings on the wheels.
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      10-26-2018, 09:29 AM   #65
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Got some nice weathertech mats for the x3 just in time for winter. will post some pics soon.
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      10-27-2018, 08:34 AM   #66
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Got some nice weathertech mats for the x3 just in time for winter. will post some pics soon.
Any link? How much were they?
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