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BMW X3 (E83) Service Manual:
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,
2008, 2009, 2010

2.5i, 3.0i, 3.0si, xDrive 30i

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 8 3/8 in. x 11 in.
1,040 pages
1,884 photos, illustrations and diagrams
ISBN-13: 978-0-8376-1731-2
Price: $189.95

BMW X3 (E83) 2004-2010 Repair Manual

The BMW X3 (E83) Service Manual: 2004-2010 contains in-depth maintenance, service and repair information for the BMW X3 from 2004 to 2010. The aim throughout has been simplicity and clarity, with practical explanations, step-by-step procedures and accurate specifications. Whether you're a professional or a do-it-yourself BMW owner, this manual helps you understand, care for and repair your BMW.

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270 - Transfer Case
Transfer case service and transfer case fluid service

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A view of selected pages from the manual.

The do-it-yourself BMW owner will find this manual indispensable as a source of detailed maintenance and repair information. Even if you have no intention of working on your vehicle, you will find that reading and owning this manual makes it possible to discuss repairs more intelligently with a professional technician.


  • Maintenance procedures from changing the xDrive fluids to replacing the cabin microfilter. This manual tells you what to do and how and when to do it.
  • Manual and automatic transmission fluid service, front and rear differential service, including xDrive transfer case troubleshooting.
  • Step-by-step variable camshaft timing (VANOS) service.
  • Cylinder head cover gasket and crankshaft seal replacement.
  • Cooling system, thermostat and radiator service, including system bleeding using the electric coolant pump on N52 engines.
  • Fuel injection and ignition system diagrams and explanations.
  • Information on advanced technical features such as VANOS, Valvetronic, xDrive, and DSC (dynamic stability control).
  • Suspension repair procedures.
  • Brakes, steering and ABS troubleshooting and repair.
  • Heating and air-conditioning repair, including A/C component replacement.
  • Body and hood repairs and adjustments.
  • Electrical system service, with an easy-to-use illustrated component locator section.
  • Comprehensive wiring schematics, including fuses and grounds.
  • BMW OBD II diagnostic trouble codes, SAE-defined OBD II P-codes, as well as basic scan tool operation.
  • BMW factory tolerances, wear limits, adjustments and tightening torques.

Engines covered:

  • M54 engine: 2.5i, 3.0i (2004-2006)
  • N52 engine: 3.0si, xDrive 30i (2007-2010)

Transmissions covered:

  • Manual: ZF GS6-37BZ (6-speed)
  • Automatic: GM A5S390R (5-speed)
  • Automatic: GM GA6L45R (6-speed)

Additional technical content

For additional technical content for the E83 platform BMW X3 models, visit our online technical library by clicking below.

Online Technical Library
BMW X3 Series MY 2004 - 2010 (E83) - Repair Information

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Bentley technical editors repairing xDrive transfer case servomotor.
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270 Transfer Case
Learn how to change the transfer case fluid and reset xDrive transfer case adaptations.
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130 Fuel Injection (M54 Engine)
Step-by-step procedures for replacing the crankcase vent valve.
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340 Brakes
Detailed brake pad, parking brake shoe and rotor service.
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ECL Electrical Component Locations
Extensive electrical component location information.
BMW X3 (E83) Service Manual: 04-10
BMW X3 (E83) Service Manual: 04-10
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ISBN: 978-0-8376-1731-2 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1731-2 (ISBN-13)
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