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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-19-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,866
Posted By F10ster
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-14-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 809
Posted By F10ster
Decaf

Many thanks, just as I suspected they are low balling me.

I don't know why they can't be straight forward and fair. They are going to make way more money selling our used 2011 than they ever...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-14-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 809
Posted By F10ster
Anyone here have access to Manheim valuations

BMW is trying to do a Trade Assist on my wife's 2011 528 due to continuous transmission problems. The formula for the value they give you is the Manheim wholesale price plus $8500 BMW NA gives them....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-09-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By F10ster
I knew about the engine

sorry I didn't mention I knew about the engine. Although we have the 4 banger in the new X3 and it does amazingly well I am not real hip on it long term. I was really looking for the subtle changes...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-09-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By F10ster
We may be getting a trade assist deal- question

Due to numerous and apparently unfixable transmission problems on our 2011 528 the dealer is running some numbers with BMW NA on a trade assist to get out of this vehicle. What are the changes to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-09-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,662
Posted By F10ster
There is a SIB

Our 11 had this issue and they had to a software upgrade that had something to do with the steering system. No problems since
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,451
Posted By F10ster
Have a professional bill of sale specific to your...

Have a professional bill of sale specific to your state. Make sure it indicates as is, no warranty implied or otherwise. The biggest thing is to get a cashiers check for a local bank and go with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By F10ster
reset?

I can find nothing in the manual of our new 2013 about resetting the monitor. Pointers?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,720
Posted By F10ster
Ask them to show you the option code then. ...

Ask them to show you the option code then. Perhaps it comes with a package? On our 06 the cargo net was a $150 option but with both sport and prem pkgs the cover is not listed anywhere on the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-03-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By F10ster
Torque spec for plugs?

Forgot to ask in my previous post, sorry. What is the torque spec for plugs in a 2006 E83?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-03-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 582
Posted By F10ster
Which Spark Plugs?

Due to poor gas mileage I am going to try replacing the plugs and possibly the intake boot. If anyone has had their plugs replaced lately by a dealer, which plugs did they use. Realoem.com shows...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,293
Posted By F10ster
I just put a set on an 06

My Scorpions were worn out and I was getting some funky clunking from the T-case. The dealer said this was due to worn tires. Put the Sport+'s on and ride is MUCH better and they are quiet. I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By F10ster
Actually you have discovered the quirk in the...

Actually you have discovered the quirk in the gear holding issue that there is a transmission update for.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,578
Posted By F10ster
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,516
Posted By F10ster
I thought you had to suck out the fluid via an...

I thought you had to suck out the fluid via an access hole on top? Maybe recalling this wrong however.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-04-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By F10ster
Heads Up- Tire Warranty- You May Have It And Not Know It

Nice BMW doesn't tell you about the tire warranty that comes with the vehicle. They sure spend enough time twisting your arm trying to sell you theirs though.

Wife got a screw in the edge of her...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-29-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,603
Posted By F10ster
There is no way they can diagnose the problem...

There is no way they can diagnose the problem over the phone and 2- I doubt you can fix anything related to the A/C system for $250.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-27-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,138
Posted By F10ster
thank you

Thank you- this is my point. Some can stick their heads in the sand and try and convince themselves there is not a problem but there is a problem and it isn't just in the 528. Thanks for the reset...
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 06-27-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,199
Posted By F10ster
How is the cabin drone

How is the cabin drone at cruising speed?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-26-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,138
Posted By F10ster
I get ticked off everytime I get in the 528

Yea, don't flame me too bad but I HATE this @#$@($_ transmission (2011 528). We paid how much for this car and it drives like a damn bumper car? Jerk, over accelerate, lurch, upshift, downshift...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,459
Posted By F10ster
Anyone have the Inspection II breakdown

Anyone have the items performed during an Inspection II service?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-20-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By F10ster
Upsifting slow- getting progressively worse

Anyone else with a 528 (ours in a 2011) have a problem with the transmission holding a gear and failing to up shift in a normal manner. I noticed this initially when going up a grade, when it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-22-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,022
Posted By F10ster
Let me hop right in on this

A BMW is not the Ultimate Driving Machine without the Sport Package. There I said it!! Well, it isn't, it just isn't. And for the ultimate in handling be sure not to skip the Dynamic Handling...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-24-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,323
Posted By F10ster
Ok, it is early and stupidly I came back to see...

Ok, it is early and stupidly I came back to see the developments in this thread. This is turning into a perfect example of what a forum is NOT supposed to be.

I have been a member of the E39...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-21-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,175
Posted By F10ster
Exclamation My example-

Why would you assuming that everyone who might do this does it while sitting inside a garage. Expand your thinking and use your imagination.

In the example of how my wife (and I) managed to do it...
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