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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By UncleJ
+1! - Airbags are a very sensitive topic these...

+1! - Airbags are a very sensitive topic these days so I suspect there will be less inclination to gaff you off when there are problems with the system.:angel:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-28-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By UncleJ
The X3 is of course smaller than your Lexus and...

The X3 is of course smaller than your Lexus and does not have the same "off road" capabilities -- if you need that sort of thing. There will also be a significant trade off in ride comfort between...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By UncleJ
All of the above plus start watching out for the...

All of the above plus start watching out for the failure of the expansion tank -- which seems to degrade and self destruct around the century mark. There is a substantial amount of maintenance...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By UncleJ
Sounds like it might be time to move on. The...

Sounds like it might be time to move on. The Subie has some interesting innovations that have yet to reach far into BMW land -- mainly the adaptive cruise, cross traffic alert, etc, etc. that are...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-13-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By UncleJ
I suspect that the unevolved are just following...

I suspect that the unevolved are just following their instructions and have little or no leeway in the execution of those dictates, given no doubt by some sort of self important administrator who...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By UncleJ
I use 89 all the time and have never noted any...

I use 89 all the time and have never noted any problem -- or any lessening of performance or mileage for that matter. I suspect you have another problem (as mentioned above) or jut got some bad gas...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-07-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By UncleJ
erv - Bimmerfest is your friend. Do some serious...

erv - Bimmerfest is your friend. Do some serious searching on the E83 board here (past posts especially) and you will get a pretty comprehensive picture of the pitfalls and joys of owning one of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By UncleJ
So how did it go? I am assuming the colleague...

So how did it go? I am assuming the colleague went right down and got a new battery!:angel:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By UncleJ
Personally I would not do it, but if you decide...

Personally I would not do it, but if you decide to then you should go to a public scale and get a certified weight slip giving the actual weight of the Z3 and trailer as ready to be towed. This is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By UncleJ
Bev, the coolant light might come on when you...

Bev, the coolant light might come on when you turn on the engine and the coolant begins to circulate through the heater grids - usually it goes off in a short time as the car warms up. It also might...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By UncleJ
MTBR - Automatic, A/C off, speed between 60-75...

MTBR - Automatic, A/C off, speed between 60-75 depending on traffic, avg. about 65 I suspect. Oh yes, 89 octane gas too.:angel:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-30-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,268
Posted By UncleJ
I still see many older M-B 300/190 diesels on the...

I still see many older M-B 300/190 diesels on the road here (no salt, mild winters, cars last longer) that look like they just came off a car lot. The "smoke screen" I used to lay down in my old...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By UncleJ
While I agree that a manual box is the best for...

While I agree that a manual box is the best for the X3 it is not really the best choice for driving in the city and holding on the steep hills. The auto box shines in that kind of driving keeping...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-28-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,268
Posted By UncleJ
I suspect that it will be what CA (thanks to the...

I suspect that it will be what CA (thanks to the beloved, omnipotent, unelected and unaccountable CARB) is experiencing now -- gas prices about 80+cents higher than everyone else and diesel fuel...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-28-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By UncleJ
Go on cars.com and check out what they have on...

Go on cars.com and check out what they have on offer there. Lots of E83's for sale. For $25K you might want to move up as Joy mentioned. If I were driving much in the City I would want something...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-28-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By UncleJ
Just finished a 900 mile round trip from the Bay...

Just finished a 900 mile round trip from the Bay Area to LaLa land via 101 which included two days of driving while down there. Set my gas mileage computer at --- before I left and when I returned...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By UncleJ
Joke - If this is a BMW store before you buy...

Joke - If this is a BMW store before you buy wander over to the service center and have them pull the maintenance/repair history to see if there are any recurring issues that may return to bite you. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By UncleJ
I asked the same question a number of years ago...

I asked the same question a number of years ago and got no solutions. I did believe that the halogen bulbs might generate too much heat (I used those to good effect in a Tahoe) for the X3 rear light...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By UncleJ
My '06 came with the rectangular one -- worthless...

My '06 came with the rectangular one -- worthless and difficult to get out and to plug in. I got a free one from Harbor Tools that uses three AAA batteries and is very bright (similar to the ones...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By UncleJ
As an early X5 alumnus you of course will be...

As an early X5 alumnus you of course will be familiar with most of the little peccadillos found in the X3 in the early years. One that you probably have not encountered is the problem with spring...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 10-02-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,609
Posted By UncleJ
All great advice. Around here (and perhaps...

All great advice. Around here (and perhaps elsewhere) the dealers and large indy's offer coupons for $69 oil service with some regularity. If I am close or just over 5K I usually do that --...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-28-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By UncleJ
Wife's '01 A4 also does this.:angel:

Wife's '01 A4 also does this.:angel:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By UncleJ
Wow! What a deal. My biggest mistake was to not...

Wow! What a deal. My biggest mistake was to not get the BMW extended warranty -- I saved about $3K and wound up spending over $6K in repairs to date after the 50K mile OEM warranty expired. I have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-20-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By UncleJ
I replaced the whole thing on both sides after...

I replaced the whole thing on both sides after coming out one morning and finding a pool of oil on the driveway. The total cost for both assemblies at a good indy (Dinan) was $2100 as I recall. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By UncleJ
.....and used extensively in GA engines from...

.....and used extensively in GA engines from Continental, Lycoming, Rotax, etc. as well as car makers as disparate as Tatra and Ferrari not to mention the opposed BMW bike engines. The boxer is an...
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