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 Abstract: How to change the BMW X3 X-Drive Transfer Case Oil.

Applies to: BMW X3 2004-2010 (platform: E83)

Featured Manual: BentleyPublishers' BMW X3 2004-2010 Repair Manual (E83) -

Topic: How to change the BMW X3 X-Drive Transfer Case Oil. Fluid change may also require resetting the fault memory and control unit adaptations. Video also shows resetting VTG Transfer Case adaptations using diagnostic scan tool. 

Symptoms may include: 
BMW Fault Code 54c6: Worn Transfer Case Oil (BMW xDrive Transfer Case Fluid) that needs to be replaced. This code may not trigger the illumination of a warning light on the instrument cluster.

New parts and supplies referred to include the following BMW part numbers: 

  • Transfer case Fluid, BMW p/n: TF 0870 83220397244 (83 22 0 397 244) SAE 75W
  • Sealing ring, BMW p/n: 07119963308 (07 11 9 963 308)

This video demonstrates highlights of one particular repair experience. Your work may be different. Follow manufacturer's safety instructions and repair guidelines and information, cautions and warnings in the video, and general cautions and warnings at:

Demonstration Vehicle: Bentley Publishers' Do-It-Yourself repair example uses a 2007 BMW X3 (BMW E83).

Additional information and updates to Bentley Manual may be found at:
BMW X3 MY 2004 - 2010 (E83) - Repair Information

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Before Performing any Work

Please read all Warnings & Cautions before proceeding with any work on your vehicle.

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