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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-16-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,575
Posted By pyratio
--Thanks X3Brian. does the oil filter require a...

--Thanks X3Brian. does the oil filter require a special socket wrench? Or rather to the point what do you use? My MINI cooper requires a special 36mm socket or bmw specialty socket.

I think...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-16-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,575
Posted By pyratio
please stay on topic

--thanks leighton, please take this discussion to the threads discussing this. the simple fact is I like my oil to be changed at break in, and every 2500 to 4500 miles. BMW won't do this for me,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-16-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,575
Posted By pyratio
gracias

--Thanks X3Brian.

I worked on jet engines previously and have worked on cars all my life so I know a thing or two about wrenching. I've done head removals, engine transplants, performance...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-15-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,575
Posted By pyratio
Thanks Colson I appreciate your opinion as well. ...

Thanks Colson I appreciate your opinion as well. I have asked that these discussions be moved to the threads specifically asking that question.

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In there interest of keeping this discussion...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-15-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,575
Posted By pyratio
please keep on topic.

--Again, it's your investment, your vehicle do with it as you please.

Let's keep this on topic as this isn't the question.

Thanks.

~p
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-15-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,575
Posted By pyratio
Oh yes I am very familiar with BMW and MINI's oil...

Oh yes I am very familiar with BMW and MINI's oil change policy. Make no mistake this advice is due to the fact that they have to provide the oil change to you for free. If you intend on keeping...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-14-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,575
Posted By pyratio
saw that one..

--Hi there yes I saw that one too and that is for a 2011 2.8 liter X3 (the old inline six?) where as ours is the new N20 engine which came out in 2012 for the 2013 model year X3's. While ours is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-14-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,575
Posted By pyratio
Guidance for oil change on X3 2.8i with N20 engine

--I tried to search for an oil change guide on a 2013 X3 2.8i with the N20 engine but didn't find anything.

If you've done it I'd appreciate any guidance on the following:

oil filter socket...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-08-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,361
Posted By pyratio
mud flaps will keep your x3 cleaner especially in...

mud flaps will keep your x3 cleaner especially in rainy/snowy seasons. I was looking at a set on Amazon but some ppl complain about how those although labeled as OEM start to wear out and get beat...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-08-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,970
Posted By pyratio
Pirelli tires

--Yeah us too. These are their new eco conscious all season tires. Looks promising. No survey information yet about how they do in the snow or ice but that may be because it's brand new.
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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-30-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,970
Posted By pyratio
my SA said that they were running out of stock of...

my SA said that they were running out of stock of the 307 wheels that the 28i normally comes with so they substituted the 308's from the 35i models. But yes in real life those wheels look great. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-30-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,497
Posted By pyratio
You're gonna love it bolaber. We recently took...

You're gonna love it bolaber. We recently took delivery of an X3 very similar in setup to yours
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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-29-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By pyratio
thanks dandanio!

thanks dandanio!
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-29-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By pyratio
nope, we just bought an X3 2.8i and were curious...

nope, we just bought an X3 2.8i and were curious as a Volkswagen fan claimed that bmw uses the same plastic parts that their cars do.

~p
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-29-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By pyratio
water pump for N20 engine

--So is the water pump impeller for the n20 engine metal or composite? Just wondering. Thanks!

~p
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