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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-11-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By RhoXS
Last winter in very cold weather had same...

Last winter in very cold weather had same problem. Occured twice a few weeks apart, alarm came in and had barely enough power to pull over to side of road. Shutting down and restarting cleared alarm...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-06-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By RhoXS
RainX does an amazingly good job in the rain. In...

RainX does an amazingly good job in the rain. In heavy rain it will provide almost perfectly clear vision through the windshield without the wipers running. Big rain drops hit the windshield and seem...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-28-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By RhoXS
Not at all harsh but a reality. The car is well...

Not at all harsh but a reality. The car is well built and reliable but there is a lot more to a car than that. Its reliability does not begin to compensate for things like how bad it handles. It is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-28-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By RhoXS
Can only answer question #1 - Yes - It defaults...

Can only answer question #1 - Yes - It defaults to off every time you shut down the car.

This is actually a good thing. For example, our POS Lexus RX350 uses a stalk position to turn on auto...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-27-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By RhoXS
I am in Oswego, NY and I am really glad to have...

I am in Oswego, NY and I am really glad to have heated seats. They don't instantly get warm but on very cold mornings you should start feeling the heat after a few minutes. I have about a 20 minute...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-27-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By RhoXS
Put the HVAC system on recirc before you wash the...

Put the HVAC system on recirc before you wash the windows and you will significantly reduce if not eliminate the smell.

All glass cleaners, I assume for marketing purposes, have a disgustingly...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-25-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By RhoXS
Ive posted these thoughts before but, in my...

Ive posted these thoughts before but, in my opinion, its a bunch of crap when there is a low battery issue and the dealer attributes the reason to not driving the car enough. I am posting this again...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-24-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,613
Posted By RhoXS
I dont think a picture comparing HID & LED...

I dont think a picture comparing HID & LED headlights will prove very much. I think the only way to determinbe the meritis of HID vs. LED headlights is to see some numbers (Lumens, etc.) with respect...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-23-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By RhoXS
I have a Lexus RX350 and it is indeed a very well...

I have a Lexus RX350 and it is indeed a very well built and well refined luxury car. I also currently have a BMW X3. Although the X3 is not as refined or as incredibly reliable as the Lexus, I...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-23-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By RhoXS
Just curious, who are you protecting it from? The...

Just curious, who are you protecting it from? The guy that buys the car after you trade it? You paid for the nice leather - why not enjoy it instead of looking out for someone you don't even know?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-19-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By RhoXS
My point eactly. When I am ready to trade...

My point eactly.

When I am ready to trade in a couple of years it will force me to spend an additional $5K for the bigger six cylinder turbo-charged engine and I probably will not do that. As...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-17-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By RhoXS
Can an optician, when making the polarizing lens,...

Can an optician, when making the polarizing lens, get lens for which the polarization plane is rotated 90 degrees from what they supply as default? That might solve the problem but the blank lenses...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-11-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By RhoXS
Sport - Normal - Eco Pro settings?

I just had a 2014 loaner while my X3 was at the dealer. It would always default to "normal" mode when starting. I just did not like the performance in normal mode so it was always necessary to push...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-11-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By RhoXS
How does the TPM system know which tire is which?...

How does the TPM system know which tire is which? Is there a near field type antenna in or adjacent to each wheel well?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-11-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By RhoXS
UPDATE: Just got my X3 back from the dealer....

UPDATE:

Just got my X3 back from the dealer. Since this was their third attempt to fix a very slow but consistent leak we had a number of very polite but candid discussions prior to this third...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-08-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,498
Posted By RhoXS
I suggest being careful about using Waze. I just...

I suggest being careful about using Waze. I just checked it out based on the comments above and it does indeed appear to be an excellent program. However, after downloading it, I discovered it is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-07-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By RhoXS
Thanks, that's good information I did not...

Thanks, that's good information I did not previously know.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-06-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By RhoXS
I bought a quality plug kit and 12 VDC air...

I bought a quality plug kit and 12 VDC air compressor - just in case. The scenario I am protecting against is nail or screw hole a relatively long distance away from a tire store I have an...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-06-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,498
Posted By RhoXS
First, with respect to the question if it is...

First, with respect to the question if it is worthwhile to have a radar detector, IMO the answer is a clear yes. That being said, a radar detector is very far from even being close to 100% protection...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-05-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By RhoXS
My X3 goes back to the dealer Monday to address...

My X3 goes back to the dealer Monday to address the problem of adding about 1/4 gallon coolant every three or four weeks.

I do not at all understand why anyone even remotely accepts a cap that...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-02-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By RhoXS
Expansion Tank Cap Leak / Click Closed Issue

I receive a low coolant level warning about every three or four weeks due to a valid low coolant level. About a 1/4 gallon antifreeze gets it back to the proper level. Burdick BMW in Syracuse has had...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-31-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By RhoXS
Why? Its not a touch screen so why would there be...

Why? Its not a touch screen so why would there be any reason for it to get scratched unless your not using a clean micro fiber cloth to gently wipe the dust off.

At one time I used screen...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-28-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By RhoXS
Excellent point. HID lighting is certainly better...

Excellent point. HID lighting is certainly better but good quartz halogen lighting is also very good. So, is the improvement in lighting worth that much money?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-27-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By RhoXS
While waiting for my X3 to be serviced last week...

While waiting for my X3 to be serviced last week I was looking at a new X5 on the showroom floor. The car was beautiful and both the exterior and interior had certainly transcended well beyond the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-27-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By RhoXS
Unfortunately that is true for most dealers and...

Unfortunately that is true for most dealers and BMW certainly does not have a monopoly on bad dealerships being the norm. I would suggest that changing brands or dealers will not necessarily solve...
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