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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-25-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By niceguymr
Thanks, gents! I'm wanting to learn about...

Thanks, gents!

I'm wanting to learn about the 911 series. Maybe pick up a pre-996 one day. Any thoughts on which forum would be best to learn from?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-25-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By niceguymr
Not a BMW related question but...

Just curious what is the Porsche equivalent to Bimmerfest?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-10-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By niceguymr
Out of curiosity... What should a coolant flush...

Out of curiosity... What should a coolant flush and fuel filter replacement cost from an indy mechanic?

Would hoses or belts be covered under the CPO Warranty?

I was thinking of waiting to do...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-10-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By niceguymr
75k Service

I'm about to bring my car into the indi-mechanic for a basic oil service and PRE-6 Year CPO Warranty expiration check up. Ordinarily, I do the oil changes myself, but I really want them to take a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-19-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By niceguymr
Thanks for that review. My biggest hope is that...

Thanks for that review. My biggest hope is that they last as long as the OEM Pirelli Scorpion STRs that are still on the vehicle after 70k miles (they are about 1/32" away from the wear bars). I'll...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By niceguymr
Wheel Alignment - Git er done?

So I'm about to purchase new tires for my wife's 2008 X3. The shop offers a wheel alignment for $89 or $150 for the life of the tires (purchased and installed by them).

Here's the question... The...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By niceguymr
Anyone have Bridgestone Turanza Serenity PLUS or Continental Pure Contact tires?

I'm thinking about putting Bridgestone Turanza Serenity PLUS or Continental Pure Contact tires on my wife's 2008 X3. Both tires are rated very high - #2 & #3 spot on Tire Rack for Grand Touring All...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-24-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 983
Posted By niceguymr
Well, I finally did my brakes. Somewhat of a bad experience

Well, I finally got around to doing my wife's brakes. I'm a novice with little experience beyond changing the oil & filters.

So I'll start out by saying that I spent about as much as I saved by...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-11-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By niceguymr
Thank you all. Got both rear wheels off no...

Thank you all. Got both rear wheels off no problem. I squirted a little pb blaster in the lug holes, waited a few minutes and the wheels popped right off. I think I'll call it a night and start...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-11-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By niceguymr
HELP!!! Removed the 5 lug bolts and wheel wont come off

I can't get the wheel off!!! What am I doing wrong? I've got the car jacked up, removed the 5 lug bots, Emergency brake is off too. I feel like an idiot :(
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By niceguymr
Thanks for this. Let me try to add my responses...

Thanks for this. Let me try to add my responses inside...

:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-05-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By niceguymr
Thanks everyone for all the replies so far. it...

Thanks everyone for all the replies so far. it seems pretty straightforward and I'm not really worried about screwing anything up. I just like to know all the itty bitty details before I get...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By niceguymr
So the consensus is??? Remove the cap off...

So the consensus is???

Remove the cap off the brake fluid reservoir (master cylinder)?

Or not even necessary?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-05-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By niceguymr
Need HELP!!! About to do my first complete brake job

So as I'm preparing to do my first brake job ever on my wife's car, a good and trusted friend who is mechanically inclined tells me that in order to compress the caliper, that I will need to open...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-05-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By niceguymr
HELP!!! Do you need to bleed brake fluid when putting on new brake pads?

So as I'm preparing to do my first brake job ever on my wife's 2008 X3, a good and trusted friend who is mechanically inclined tells me that in order to compress the caliper, that I will need to open...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,751
Posted By niceguymr
Sorry, but I'm still confused as to the precise...

Sorry, but I'm still confused as to the precise central jacking point for the rear side of the X3. :confused:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-02-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By niceguymr
Considering a late model 335 sedan

My dad is considering replacing his 10 year old C300 with a 335 sedan. So it should be know he likes to keep his cars well into the 10 year/100k mile mark. He's also strongly considering a new benz...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By niceguymr
Anyone? I know this is a silly amateur...

Anyone?

I know this is a silly amateur question, but I'm sure someone's gotta have the 'right' answer for this.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By niceguymr
Yet another amateur Jack / Jackstand question

I will be doing my brakes soon and will be putting my x3 on jackstands. My question is if I use the jack at the jack pads located by each of the wheels, then where do I put the jack stand once the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By niceguymr
Not much of a mechanic here either, but I've...

Not much of a mechanic here either, but I've learned a lot since joining this forum. I do all my oil changes now and am getting ready to do my first brake job.

I usually buy an oil change 'kit'...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By niceguymr
This is correct. If your car's shark fin is...

This is correct. If your car's shark fin is pre-wired for Sirius, this is where you'll find the lead.

The instructions (which show you which cable is the antenna lead can be found at the bottom...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By niceguymr
That depends on a lot of things. Is the seller...

That depends on a lot of things.
Is the seller the original owner?
Does he have all service records, and if so, how well did he maintain it?
What are the condition of the brakes and tires? You...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By niceguymr
Your kindness and generosity are most...

Your kindness and generosity are most appreciated. PM Sent :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By niceguymr
I would like to get this, but I'm hoping to do my...

I would like to get this, but I'm hoping to do my brakes this weekend and it takes me almost a week to get anything from these places unless I want to spend a small fortune on express shipping.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By niceguymr
I'm in the market to replace my original Scorpion...

I'm in the market to replace my original Scorpion STRs with 70k miles on them. I was actually considering the Continental PURE Contact (Not the PRO Contact) based on the TireRack reviews. The...
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