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Old 11-05-2023, 08:29 AM
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Hey Spartan,

The oil wear code (54C6) is the transfer case (xDrive system). It uses a special fluid available from a number of suppliers but it's easiest to use BMW DTF-1. It was once called TF0871 and that spec fluid is still available from a few suppliers.

After draining and re-filling the transfer case, you need to run a special routine on the 710 to reset the oil wear adaptations in the transfer case.

Hey Wayne, is it xDrive or sDrive? Somewhere I thought someone said it was an sDrive. I know my car is PITA, as it is made up of both E53 and E70 whenever I give the VIN to a workshop. Even BMW here say it is an E70 first read, then they accept it is E53 but as it is so late a build it may have parts from the E70 in it as well.


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After changing my TC oil the oil wear reset didn't work not with 510 or 710.

I saw myself replace the oil so I'm not worried about the error being there it's just annoying. Wondering if there's a sensor that can be replaced never found.
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Old 11-05-2023, 03:38 PM
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After changing my TC oil the oil wear reset didn't work not with 510 or 710.

I saw myself replace the oil so I'm not worried about the error being there it's just annoying. Wondering if there's a sensor that can be replaced never found.
The reset doesn't just remove the code - it re-calibrates the TC.
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Old 11-05-2023, 03:45 PM
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Hey Wayne, is it xDrive or sDrive? Somewhere I thought someone said it was an sDrive. I know my car is PITA, as it is made up of both E53 and E70 whenever I give the VIN to a workshop. Even BMW here say it is an E70 first read, then they accept it is E53 but as it is so late a build it may have parts from the E70 in it as well.


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It's xDrive - sDrive is BMW's label for two-wheel-drive, originally rear-wheel drive only but that later BMW X1 sDrive was front-wheel-drive only.

sDrive was never applied to an E53/E70/F15 etc...
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@ EODGuy, I have the 710. I made an offer to the guy who was selling all these here in Aus, Could have been the same link you gave me, anyhow...as it turned out much to my surprise, he accepted it and I got the NT710 for $270 with express post.


https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/195971464876

I just picked one up for an accepted offer of $273 so with the current Ebay 22% off discount for members it comes to 212.94 including free delivery which is a great buy!
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After changing my TC oil the oil wear reset didn't work not with 510 or 710.

I saw myself replace the oil so I'm not worried about the error being there it's just annoying. Wondering if there's a sensor that can be replaced never found.

I found the same and also the same fault was present in the drive line. i stopped, did the whole thing again and reset it the variations, all read zero again and this time it has stayed clear. I plan to flush this lot of oil after a few thousand km and put another litre of new in to be sure it is all good.
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It's xDrive - sDrive is BMW's label for two-wheel-drive, originally rear-wheel drive only but that later BMW X1 sDrive was front-wheel-drive only.

sDrive was never applied to an E53/E70/F15 etc...

Thanks Wayne, I did get the right oil but it was produced by "Ravenol". BMW Australia re brand Shell oil here and flog it off at $127 per litre. I got two bottles for that and a guarantee as well against damage to my transfer case caused by the oil. German quality control.
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/195971464876

I just picked one up for an accepted offer of $273 so with the current Ebay 22% off discount for members it comes to 212.94 including free delivery which is a great buy!

What a win mate .
I am very happy with the 710, it is much easier to read, save and print from. I am concerned that I will keep finding things LoL but on the more serious side, it has certainly worked as far as sorting the problem with what I though was caused by the staggered rims.
Now I have four failed glow plugs and it still seems to go into a misfiring issue.
I have saved the last diagnostic and will post it, maybe someone can see something I am missing. I'll use a new thread for that.


Well done on the purchase, and I thought I did well
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Thank you everyone for the massive help to identify the problem with the transfer case. A huge thanks and "Shout Out" to EODGuy for the suggestion on the carry with you diagnostics tool. Even though I went a model over your suggestion, that's because I need all the help I can get to see the little squiggly things on the screen.


The resulting issue and one everyone should be very wary off is the transfer case oil. pre 2004 it can use ATF fluid, post 2003 you lucky people get to buy some crappy fluid that tastes sweet and sickly. This is TF 0870, DTF 1 and is expensive for one liter and only needs about 800 mil, (or my choice Ravenol ATC Fullsynth Transfer Fluid DTF-1 TF-0870).
Always make sure you can get the filler loose FIRST, before draining and only use hex socket or spanners. My drain undid with a spanner, the filler would not undo, not even with a 32" x 1/2" drive breaker and socket. I was using the standard 12 point spanner and socket. It stripped the sides so it could not undo. I had to buy a special socket that has an 89% guarantee to undo almost all rounded heads or nuts. It certainly did too.
Refilling is your choice, my brand of oil, "Ravenol" has a tube extend out of the bottle and almost all of the oil was squeezed in this way. The rest I used an oil syringe, slow but sure. Well except for the one when the back came out and I wore a face full of oil, hence the taste test description. A small pump would be good.
I would also say do not worry about keeping the car flat and level, putting the car up on ramps, with the drain at the back and the fill at the upper front of the transfer case would only assist in the drain and refill.
I will link a YT video here that can describe the symptoms much better than I ever did and as most of you have petrol/gas powered vehicles it could be the ghost you are chasing. Cheers Jeff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=910g...2s&pp=gAQBiAQB
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Old 11-18-2023, 11:09 PM
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My customer had very similar lights on dash. We tried first to replaced the oil but the clutch was burned. So very happy to hear oil change brought it back to life


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