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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Coder
Not a lot of X3s out there with manual...

Not a lot of X3s out there with manual transmissions, so the sample size is pretty small.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-18-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By Coder
I've run my 2011 X3 pretty low on fuel and have...

I've run my 2011 X3 pretty low on fuel and have never seen a check engine light. May be another issue? Dealer should resolve at no cost to you.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-13-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 931
Posted By Coder
I don't drive my wife's X3 enough to make it a...

I don't drive my wife's X3 enough to make it a habit, but you can just hold your foot on the brake and press the stop button once. This places the transmission in park. Then exit and lock turns off...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-01-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Coder
We got the OEM all-weather mats. They fit and...

We got the OEM all-weather mats. They fit and work great and seem to be wearing very well. I like that fact that they are not so deeply grooved as some, making cleaning easier.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-24-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Coder
Brake Breakage

Yeah, at our PDC delivery, we learned about the ABS and were told to brake as hard as we could while negotiating a corner. Sounds simple but goes against what most of us were taught when learning to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-18-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By Coder
I rotated my first set of tires. While this may...

I rotated my first set of tires. While this may have resulted in slightly longer tire life, the tire wear was pretty even. I am not rotating the second set.

In the past, with other vehicles, I...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-13-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By Coder
My total cost at the dealer for 4 Pirelli P7...

My total cost at the dealer for 4 Pirelli P7 All-Season RFT (OEM) 18 inch tires with an alignment was something like $1500. That was a bit higher than I could have gotten from Tire Rack (including...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-13-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By Coder
Not normal. Rears may wear faster than fronts but...

Not normal. Rears may wear faster than fronts but what you describe certainly sounds like an alignment problem.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-12-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By Coder
First of all, congratulations! You've done very...

First of all, congratulations! You've done very well to get 43,000 miles on a set of tires.

No, there is no computer warning for worn tires. It requires a visual inspection to determine how much...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-10-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By Coder
We have the Oyster leather in our 2011. I've used...

We have the Oyster leather in our 2011. I've used Griot's leather care products to clean/protect and, despite my original concerns, it looks new. And I am not obsessive about it, just cleaning when...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-06-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Coder
Don't know about the sound but do know that the...

Don't know about the sound but do know that the wipers are programmed to move on vehicle shutdown every so often to keep them from sticking to the windshield. This is normal behavior.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-31-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By Coder
Hey, I think it's a great idea! Thanks for the...

Hey, I think it's a great idea! Thanks for the link, I ordered one. It's really easy to scratch the screen when cleaning, even with a microfiber cloth. I love BMW's non-touch screen approach because...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-31-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Coder
I found some silver wheel paint from one of the...

I found some silver wheel paint from one of the after-market suppliers. The color matched perfectly but, once again, I proved my ineptitude in fixing chips. The results were not great and, in a move...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-20-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By Coder
Based on my experience and what has been posted...

Based on my experience and what has been posted numerous time in this Forum, it is very common to see a low coolant warning at some point in the first 15K miles. In MOST cases, topping off the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-03-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By Coder
The dealers also have access to BMW tech support;...

The dealers also have access to BMW tech support; one is located here in the States and one is in Germany. If they can't solve it, they will (eventually) give you a new vehicle. Keep really good...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-22-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 34,770
Posted By Coder
LOL!!! What a great idea. There may be some...

LOL!!! What a great idea. There may be some privacy issues, however.

I actually like the BMW system; just put the key in my pocket and forget about it. I suspect most people find it trouble free,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-18-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,786
Posted By Coder
Our 2011 35 with a bit over 40K miles has had no...

Our 2011 35 with a bit over 40K miles has had no reliability problems. We average 27-28 mpg on trips and 23-24 mpg in mixed city/highway at home.

IMHO, the turbo 6 is the engine of choice if it...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-16-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Coder
16 mpg seems mighty low to me, although I suppose...

16 mpg seems mighty low to me, although I suppose it's possible if you drive hard. Oh, I just checked and noted your Charlotte location. Ha! Yes, in Charlotte, 16 mpg is definitely understandable!
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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-11-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By Coder
Don't be surprised if the remaining 4.9K mile...

Don't be surprised if the remaining 4.9K mile value changes more slowly than you expect, leading to an interval even greater than the 10K value. I believe that most dealers will happily change the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-04-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 34,770
Posted By Coder
We have this situation every time I drive. It is...

We have this situation every time I drive. It is her car, so she always has her FOB. I usually only have mine if I am driving. As long as I am the one unlocking the driver's side door, my profile is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-01-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,691
Posted By Coder
Glad you finally got it. When we took delivery of...

Glad you finally got it. When we took delivery of our car at the performance center, they set up profiles for both of our key fobs. It took me the longest time to understand that the assignment of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-01-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,160
Posted By Coder
Not sure "normal" and California should be used...

Not sure "normal" and California should be used in the same sentence. Ha. Yes, I'm from Cali.

No experience with the coatings but I can certainly testify to the damage incurred without one. We get...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-31-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By Coder
No way. Lifter noise is not normal and an oil...

No way. Lifter noise is not normal and an oil change is not the solution. Definitely get another opinion.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-31-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Coder
Can't believe it is not covered under warranty....

Can't believe it is not covered under warranty. I'd be raising a big stink with BMW.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-29-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Coder
Saw the same fluctuation on our 2011. Was low...

Saw the same fluctuation on our 2011. Was low then climbed over time. Would be interesting to know the algorithm and inputs used. The big changes make it less useful, IMHO.
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