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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-29-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By RhoXS
A few other questions. How long after the...

A few other questions.

How long after the dealer restores the A/C system to proper working condition do you notice a problem?

Is there a gradual degradation in performance over weeks or months...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-29-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By RhoXS
Is there an oil stain where you see the...

Is there an oil stain where you see the refrigerant blow out from the right front corner of the car?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-29-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By RhoXS
I did buy the device and it works but only allows...

I did buy the device and it works but only allows very awkward and limited access to it. In my opinion it is mostly worthless. Also, while the device is activated, the GPS is apparently not keeping...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-28-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By RhoXS
That has been exactly my observation. Although I...

That has been exactly my observation. Although I have not see the error again, I feel confidendent following the map rather than the pictorial graphic. I am leaving on a 360 mile road trip in a few...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-26-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By RhoXS
I have the sport seats and think they are...

I have the sport seats and think they are excellent. They are slightly snug but that is the way they should be because I believe they are designed to hold you in place. I also like the feeling of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-25-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By RhoXS
Going back 25 or 30 years, there have been a few...

Going back 25 or 30 years, there have been a few occassions where I replaced only two tires (front or rear) with a different brand or even the same brand but a different tread. In all cases, without...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-21-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By RhoXS
It would be nice if this technology provided an...

It would be nice if this technology provided an "Anchor Watch" function for which it is fully capable. For example, a few weeks ago my X3 sat unattended in an airport parking lot for 11 days. If it...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 08-18-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,194
Posted By RhoXS
Serg, thank you for your response. Although...

Serg, thank you for your response.

Although I do not completely agree with your opinion, I appreciate hearing your thoughts.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-17-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,162
Posted By RhoXS
Because basic thermodynamics demands that to get...

Because basic thermodynamics demands that to get efficiency and power from an internal combustion engine higher compression ratios are needed. High compression ratios, for a given set of conditions,...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 08-17-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,194
Posted By RhoXS
Let me understand this. ASD is an electronic...

Let me understand this. ASD is an electronic module that uses prerecorded engine sounds to make your engine sound like something it isn't? I can understand something like this for a BMW wannabe (like...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-08-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By RhoXS
How Notified if My BMW Changes Location?

Right now my X3 has been sitting in an airport long term parking lot for over a week. It would be nice to at least receive a text or email notification if it changes location so I can instantly be...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-04-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,715
Posted By RhoXS
Agree completely. My wife and I run into the same...

Agree completely. My wife and I run into the same issue. The presence of a second key fob in the car means nothing except with respect to starting. An active radio signal is transmitted when the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-27-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By RhoXS
DS mode still no way no how can be made to...

DS mode still no way no how can be made to operate and feel like a real manual transmission and in my opinion is false marketing when salesmen say otherwise. In fact, in my opinion, manually forcing...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-26-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,383
Posted By RhoXS
Being a fully left brained engineer I almost...

Being a fully left brained engineer I almost continuously (and subtly so as not to crap up the interior appearance) monitor various parameters including voltage and A/C supply temp. My original gut...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-26-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By RhoXS
It also seems to maintain a lower gear for a any...

It also seems to maintain a lower gear for a any given set of conditions as I notice when going into DS mode the RPM always increases by about 300-400 RPM. In addition, during high speed steady state...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-18-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,393
Posted By RhoXS
With respect to the engine, that decision has to...

With respect to the engine, that decision has to be a balance of what your willing to spend, the performance you want, and what makes you just enjoy driving the vehicle. Others opinions are good to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-14-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,177
Posted By RhoXS
In 1988 I had a similar experience with a broker...

In 1988 I had a similar experience with a broker recommended by a very good friend. Over the phone, with no haggling, a local new car broker offered me about 28,000 or so for a new bright red 1988...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-14-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By RhoXS
I purchased a CPO about a year ago. I had...

I purchased a CPO about a year ago. I had specific options, accessories, mileage limits, and colors I wanted. I monitored the CPO finder on the BMW web site for three or four months until one popped...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-11-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 849
Posted By RhoXS
I guess there is big difference in the capability...

I guess there is big difference in the capability of the fuel injection electronics now in 2014 compared to 1988 when I had a brand new E30 M3. Minimum 91 octane was specified for the E30 M3. As a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-10-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By RhoXS
Because I think it is so important I want to...

Because I think it is so important I want to emphasize what I said above about my X3 with the Goodyears and the really crappy stopping ability in snow and ice. I had no problem getting underway and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-10-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By RhoXS
For whatever its worth, I have a 2011 28i with...

For whatever its worth, I have a 2011 28i with the M package and the factory Goodyear Eagle LS2 run flats. I keep it in Oswego, NY and had a lot of lake effect snow to deal with this past winter....
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-08-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By RhoXS
Has Your Nav System Done This?

I have generally defended the nav system and even like it, a lot. Yet yesterday it let me down twice in a really unexpected way.

In two separate areas of Syracuse the graphic (with the picture...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-03-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,550
Posted By RhoXS
$1000 vs. a 100 mile round trip? If...

$1000 vs. a 100 mile round trip?

If everything else was truly equal except for the $1K it would be a coin flip for me. However, in the real world everything is almost never truly equal so I am...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-02-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By RhoXS
I bought a third key fob last fall and it cost...

I bought a third key fob last fall and it cost $325.60. No way no how will any normal person test that for submergibility.

I would suggest getting a small metal can with a lid and putting the fob...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-01-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 849
Posted By RhoXS
I suspect, with reasonably street driving habits,...

I suspect, with reasonably street driving habits, using lower than recommended octane will mostly not be noticeable at any altitude because the computer will sense on the onset of detonation and...
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