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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-12-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By Coder
Replaced front and rears w/Akebono Euro Ceramics...

Replaced front and rears w/Akebono Euro Ceramics along with rotors a while back. Almost no dust compared with the OEM pads, no noise, and no obvious difference in braking behavior. Very happy with...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-04-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,118
Posted By Coder
Nav System S**ks

Okay, I am joining the ranks of the BMW Nav system complainers. I have just spent several days attempting to create a trip from Colorado Springs to Alabama for our son's wedding using our 2011 X3...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-05-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By Coder
The black wheel dust was a constant annoyance on...

The black wheel dust was a constant annoyance on our 2011. When the rear brake pads neared their end (around 45K miles), I spent the money on Akebono Euro ceramic pads. Total cost for four wheels...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-30-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By Coder
We're on the North side of Colorado Springs and...

We're on the North side of Colorado Springs and are on our second set of P7s with 45,000 miles on our 2011. No problems but we have lots of experience with winter driving, having been here over 35...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-21-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,779
Posted By Coder
I have been reading this forum as well as the...

I have been reading this forum as well as the "other" forum for over 4 years now and don't recall many, if any, O2 sensor problems. I wouldn't be so quick to gripe about BMW reliability. Do you know...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-29-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By Coder
We did it back in 2011. Had a fabulous time and...

We did it back in 2011. Had a fabulous time and would do it again in a heartbeat.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-14-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By Coder
Brake Pad Replacement

Has anyone tried alternative brake pads?

It's getting close to pad replacement time on our 2011 with 43K miles. I'd really like to reduce or eliminate the brake dust problem. Seems like half of my...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-27-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By Coder
To pair a key fob with a profile: 1. Select...

To pair a key fob with a profile:

1. Select the desired profile in Vehicle Settings. If necessary, create a new profile and make it the active profile.
2. Exit vehicle and press the lock button...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-06-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,533
Posted By Coder
LOL. Sounds right to me. The X3 is a 4,000+ lb....

LOL. Sounds right to me. The X3 is a 4,000+ lb. SUV. Accelerating quickly will eat fuel, 4 or 6 cylinder. 15-16 mpg is not too bad, given all the conditions. My old big-block Bronco can easily dip...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-04-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,338
Posted By Coder
My 25 cents worth: I think that you have every...

My 25 cents worth: I think that you have every right to question/distrust the dealer. 70 miles of wear and tear is not acceptable. They should do reimburse you for the mileage and tire without...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-20-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,237
Posted By Coder
Probably not helpful but our really old android...

Probably not helpful but our really old android phones and our new iphones (6) pair just fine with our 2011. Have never performed any software updates.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-05-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,086
Posted By Coder
Sounds like a pretty high price to me. We had our...

Sounds like a pretty high price to me. We had our 18 inch P7 RFTs replaced by the dealer (Schomp in Denver) last year and it was about $1400. They added another $130 or so to do the alignment....
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-28-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,480
Posted By Coder
We went back to the dealer. They did a great job....

We went back to the dealer. They did a great job. There are a number of different windshields for the X3, depending on the specific options. Like everything else, windshields have gotten more...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-26-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,216
Posted By Coder
Ziano and Meguiar make fine products, as do...

Ziano and Meguiar make fine products, as do others. I use Griot's products and highly recommend them. Recommend perusal of their website, www.griotsgarage.com, for some good general info on paint...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-19-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By Coder
Not a lot of X3s out there with manual...

Not a lot of X3s out there with manual transmissions, so the sample size is pretty small.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-18-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By Coder
I've run my 2011 X3 pretty low on fuel and have...

I've run my 2011 X3 pretty low on fuel and have never seen a check engine light. May be another issue? Dealer should resolve at no cost to you.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-13-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By Coder
I don't drive my wife's X3 enough to make it a...

I don't drive my wife's X3 enough to make it a habit, but you can just hold your foot on the brake and press the stop button once. This places the transmission in park. Then exit and lock turns off...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-01-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By Coder
We got the OEM all-weather mats. They fit and...

We got the OEM all-weather mats. They fit and work great and seem to be wearing very well. I like that fact that they are not so deeply grooved as some, making cleaning easier.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-24-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By Coder
Brake Breakage

Yeah, at our PDC delivery, we learned about the ABS and were told to brake as hard as we could while negotiating a corner. Sounds simple but goes against what most of us were taught when learning to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-18-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,648
Posted By Coder
I rotated my first set of tires. While this may...

I rotated my first set of tires. While this may have resulted in slightly longer tire life, the tire wear was pretty even. I am not rotating the second set.

In the past, with other vehicles, I...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-13-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,648
Posted By Coder
My total cost at the dealer for 4 Pirelli P7...

My total cost at the dealer for 4 Pirelli P7 All-Season RFT (OEM) 18 inch tires with an alignment was something like $1500. That was a bit higher than I could have gotten from Tire Rack (including...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-13-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By Coder
Not normal. Rears may wear faster than fronts but...

Not normal. Rears may wear faster than fronts but what you describe certainly sounds like an alignment problem.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-12-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,648
Posted By Coder
First of all, congratulations! You've done very...

First of all, congratulations! You've done very well to get 43,000 miles on a set of tires.

No, there is no computer warning for worn tires. It requires a visual inspection to determine how much...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-10-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By Coder
We have the Oyster leather in our 2011. I've used...

We have the Oyster leather in our 2011. I've used Griot's leather care products to clean/protect and, despite my original concerns, it looks new. And I am not obsessive about it, just cleaning when...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-06-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By Coder
Don't know about the sound but do know that the...

Don't know about the sound but do know that the wipers are programmed to move on vehicle shutdown every so often to keep them from sticking to the windshield. This is normal behavior.
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