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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By spencerb
The recall was performed on the car before I...

The recall was performed on the car before I bought it, but I don't know what they did (repair or replace). And of course this time they wouldn't touch it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By spencerb
The recall letter says that the affected...

The recall letter says that the affected condition will cause cracks in the mat and the airbag warning lamp to come on. Since my airbag light didn't come on, I assume that this must be a similar,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By spencerb
So yesterday I drove with my wife in the car for...

So yesterday I drove with my wife in the car for 10 minutes with the "airbag off" light on. If the dealer would have been open I would have driven straight there to show them. But I'm sure the guy...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By spencerb
This dealer is the only one in the Memphis area. ...

This dealer is the only one in the Memphis area. There's no competition, except for a really great indy shop I just discovered, but that doesn't help for warranty work.

The airbag warning light...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By spencerb
There wasn't anything to hide, even though it...

There wasn't anything to hide, even though it wouldn't have mattered to them since I already own the car and didn't buy it there. There wasn't anything exciting in the history. Stuck CD and loose...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By spencerb
We were traveling this past week and I stopped at...

We were traveling this past week and I stopped at a different BMW dealer. They were happy to give me a printout of all the warranty and recall work done on the car with full descriptions of the work...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By spencerb
You guessed right, it was him. The only reason...

You guessed right, it was him. The only reason I'm going is because it's a warranty issue. I'm just hoping now that they can replicate it - sometimes the airbag sensor works fine. I'm afraid they...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-26-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,477
Posted By spencerb
Brake fluid degrades based on time, not mileage. ...

Brake fluid degrades based on time, not mileage. I think it's every two years for changes. But I've never changed it that often.

I just had the transfer case and both diffs fluids changed at...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-26-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By spencerb
It was a service advisor.

It was a service advisor.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-26-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By spencerb
I know he didn't put the key inside any type of...

I know he didn't put the key inside any type of device. He just placed it on the desk when I gave it to him. Even if he read the key, how would that prove ownership? It might show the last known...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-26-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By spencerb
I'm pretty sure he didn't swipe it past a key...

I'm pretty sure he didn't swipe it past a key reader.

If they have the information, I wonder why he wouldn't tell me what work was done? He just told me a couple of mileages that "something" was...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-26-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By spencerb
I'll have to pull out the manual again. When I...

I'll have to pull out the manual again. When I looked at it last week I missed the part about coolant change.

Is there a way to do a simple drain and refill? On one of my other cars there was a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-26-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By spencerb
Service History?

This post turned into a rant so just bear with me...

The passenger airbag sensor is acting up, so I went to our local dealer to ask if the recall had already been done on our X3 (we bought it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-26-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By spencerb
FYI I got the oil, transfer case, front diff, and...

FYI I got the oil, transfer case, front diff, and rear diff fluids changed at an indy shop for $383. They recommend not doing coolant until something in the system needs repairing (expansion tank,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,573
Posted By spencerb
Compute your actual MPG and get back to us. ...

Compute your actual MPG and get back to us. Gauges are not very accurate, and miles per tank is not very precise.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-19-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,787
Posted By spencerb
It's not the electronics you have to worry about....

It's not the electronics you have to worry about. It's the physical breaking of the mechanical pieces. The electronics in the sunroof are very simple and rarely, if ever, fail.

If the sunroof...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-13-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,232
Posted By spencerb
I think the OP's complaint was that his loaner...

I think the OP's complaint was that his loaner car broke down. The theft of the radar detector was from a different shop.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-13-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,232
Posted By spencerb
Did you not like it parked outside? Was it...

Did you not like it parked outside? Was it raining?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-13-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,232
Posted By spencerb
I understand the bad service at the first place...

I understand the bad service at the first place with your 325i, but what was wrong with the service on your X3? The breakdown of the 335xi was due to poor product. It sounds like the service...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-10-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,550
Posted By spencerb
That's the problem I've always run into. The...

That's the problem I've always run into. The "proof" is always from a biased source, but then, what source isn't biased?

I also am interested in the end result: Show me a repair bill. Just...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-10-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 35,099
Posted By spencerb
You shouldn't wait very long. You don't have to...

You shouldn't wait very long. You don't have to change them tomorrow, but I'd do it in the next couple of weeks.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-10-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,550
Posted By spencerb
Do you have an example of a big repair that was...

Do you have an example of a big repair that was needed?

I've followed this discussion for other makes, and many people say that it's "bad" to wait and change the oil when the monitor says. But no...
Forum: Interior 09-24-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 462
Posted By spencerb
WTB: Retractable Cargo Cover for 2004 X3 (black)

I would like to buy a cargo cover. PM me.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,418
Posted By spencerb
Pics? That means I gotta wash it first. :D ...

Pics? That means I gotta wash it first. :D Don't look at it too close, though, you might see where the front bumper is held on with household air duct strapping (DIY body repair)!

Maintenance...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,929
Posted By spencerb
If they haven't tripped you can reuse them (as so...

If they haven't tripped you can reuse them (as so I've heard), but in my opinion I'd just replace them since they aren't that expensive.
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