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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-16-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By wavewuver
As long as there is an anti-freeze additive, I've...

As long as there is an anti-freeze additive, I've never had my lines freeze up. But here is an interesting tidbit about rainex washer fluid. VW washer pumps don't like it. After using it for a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-15-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By wavewuver
The reason toothpaste works great is that it has...

The reason toothpaste works great is that it has an abrasive in it. My experience with any abrasive is that once you start using it, you must continue. Avoid abrasives as long as possible.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-14-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By wavewuver
Try using some straight ammonia on a soft towel. ...

Try using some straight ammonia on a soft towel.

Avoid using any abrasive cleaners........
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-13-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By wavewuver
$120......opted to get parts direct from...

$120......opted to get parts direct from dealer......
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-13-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By wavewuver
Problem fixed. Bought a new pair of shocks and...

Problem fixed. Bought a new pair of shocks and the tailgate can now be closed nicely. Removal of the old shocks was simple. Each end has a small clip than can be slid up with a screwdriver, and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-05-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By wavewuver
2011 X3 (N52N) Inline 6..........have about...

2011 X3 (N52N) Inline 6..........have about 108,000 miles and I just replaced the plugs for the second time. The first time was at 60,000 miles. Still using the original coil packs. In fact, I have...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-03-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By wavewuver
Ordered up a pair of new shocks. I'll let you...

Ordered up a pair of new shocks. I'll let you know if they fix the problem......

Thanks for the input everyone......
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-02-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By wavewuver
I don't need any extra force to close it. I can...

I don't need any extra force to close it. I can simply drop it from 6" and it closes fine. If I drop it from higher it sounds like I'm slamming it shut. It shuts too easy.........that's the issue.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-02-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By wavewuver
Is it possible for the shock to function normally...

Is it possible for the shock to function normally when the tailgate is opened, but not work at all when the tailgate is closed?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-29-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By wavewuver
Manual tailgate closes too easy?

My 2011 X3 has a manual tailgate........no auto open or close.

To close the tailgate, I must let it drop no more than the last 6". Otherwise it's like slamming the lift gate closed. The shocks...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-19-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By wavewuver
Every rotor has a minimum thickness stamped on...

Every rotor has a minimum thickness stamped on them. The ones on my X3 are very hard to find and read. Anyway, if the thickness of the rotor exceeds the minimum, they don't need replacement if you...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-19-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,388
Posted By wavewuver
When accelerating onto a freeway, I almost always...

When accelerating onto a freeway, I almost always open her up. I want to be at highway speed as quick as I can and the more power the better. So at least once a day is my answer. I have the 2.8...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-23-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,479
Posted By wavewuver
You are right. I was extracting the files and...

You are right. I was extracting the files and didn't need to. I just copied the bin file to my USB stick and did the software update in 5 minutes..........thanks for the advice. As it turned out,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-22-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,479
Posted By wavewuver
Software Update - Multimedia & Phone

Downloaded the new software using my VIN. Transferred the files to a USB memory stick and inserted the USB into the audio interface (center console). Clicked on "Update Software" and the X3 says...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-28-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By wavewuver
If the folks at ECS said it works it should be...

If the folks at ECS said it works it should be fine. Always good to speak with a real person. I just ordered all new front brakes from them and everything came quickly and fit perfectly. I ordered...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-28-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By wavewuver
It might make a difference.......best to be sure...

It might make a difference.......best to be sure before your order.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-28-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By wavewuver
I feel more comfortable with genuine BMW parts....

I feel more comfortable with genuine BMW parts. Try ECS, they have fair prices and they can provide genuine BMW parts at a discount.

Go to Sears for the spark plug socket. My socket has an outside...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-28-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By wavewuver
Here is a link to my spark plug replacement DIY: ...

Here is a link to my spark plug replacement DIY:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=723442&highlight=

It's really a pretty easy job. Should take you about one hour. Your price...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-12-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,130
Posted By wavewuver
My 2011 X3 has 95,000 miles on it. Under...

My 2011 X3 has 95,000 miles on it. Under warranty, major steering repairs were done. When the car was parked and off, if I turned the steering wheel back and forth this clunking sound could be...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-12-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By wavewuver
Except MAYBE for oil changes, CBS is not very...

Except MAYBE for oil changes, CBS is not very good. I would keep resetting the CBS for your brake pads until the sensor activates the brake pad warning. As far as using non OEM sensors, why not!!! ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-18-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,371
Posted By wavewuver
I wouldn't know where to begin. Did you happen to...

I wouldn't know where to begin. Did you happen to take any pics of what you did?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-24-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,371
Posted By wavewuver
Don't know why you have an intermittent problem,...

Don't know why you have an intermittent problem, but both of my LED tailgate lights have been replaced in my 2011 X3 with 90,000 miles. They failed about 6 months apart. I happened to notice that...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-24-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,864
Posted By wavewuver
The panel for my 2011 is very small.....maybe 6"...

The panel for my 2011 is very small.....maybe 6" by 3" and held in place with two 8mm screws. Take another look. I posted a DIY for my 2011 X3, but the 2.8 then was an inline 6, not the current 4...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-22-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By wavewuver
Try deleting the app from your phone and then...

Try deleting the app from your phone and then download it again. That has helped me to get my app working a few times.....
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-20-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By wavewuver
A good floor jack, 17mm socket and breaker bar is...

A good floor jack, 17mm socket and breaker bar is all you need. If you want to be sure you don't over tighten the wheel bolts, get a torque wrench.
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