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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-26-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,218
Posted By erkbiz
I did some coding and had problems

I own a 2013 X3 28i. A couple of months after taking delivery I did some coding. Everything was going great until I attempted to code the tail gate so I could close it using the fob or the button in...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-06-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 897
Posted By erkbiz
DO you use ECO Pro mode

We can beat this horse some more comparing the 28i and 35i but this thread doesn't concern that it is discussing ECO Pro Mode.

Have you, Plainee and Indydog, used ECO Pro Mode? What benefits, if...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-06-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 897
Posted By erkbiz
My experience with ECO Pro

Only did this once.

Drove my 2013 X3 28i in ECO mode for one tank of gas, (not a fun way to drive a 28i). Ended up with worse gas mileage than when driving in Comfort mode.

Like I said, I only...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-18-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,377
Posted By erkbiz
Passing on the freeway

This is the one area where my 28i disappoints me, accelerating quickly from 65 to 80 is not possible when driving in Comfort mode. I find once the RPMs get above 2800 then the vehicle picks up speed...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-15-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,377
Posted By erkbiz
Be Prepared for lots of Different Opinions

I purchased the 28i and was initially disappointed that I didn't get the 35i but after 18 months and 17,000 miles I find I am quite satisfied with my decision.

As far a mileage goes my 28i...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-16-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By erkbiz
JHoward, Yep, I did add one quart but I...

JHoward,

Yep, I did add one quart but I didn't need to. Like you said you have driven less than 3k miles since your oil change so it is doubtful that you have burned a quart, (RE: Doug's comment...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-16-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By erkbiz
This Happened to Me

On a trip from NC to MI I started getting the low oil message, (occurred about every 50 miles), and the oil level indicator was only indicating half full.
Of course I was not burning a quart of oil...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-15-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By erkbiz
Low Battery

Awhile back I started getting an intermittent red screen display and often the system would take minutes to boot up.

Took it in, diagnostics run, no problem found other than low battery. Was told...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-23-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,078
Posted By erkbiz
Scheduled Service Approaching

My 2013 X3 is within 250 miles of the scheduled maintenance as broadcast when I start the vehicle. Does anyone know what the dealer considers to be, "scheduled maintenance"?

I picture the dealer...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-13-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By erkbiz
How Often Do You Get Wheel Alignments?

My 2013 X3 has 15k miles on it and I am wondering if its time to get a wheel alignment. Of course the dealer will do whatever I ask and they haven't been real forthcoming on whether its a good idea...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-07-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,306
Posted By erkbiz
2013 28i mileage

Generally around 24mpg in town. Did average 34mpg, (this surprised me), on a recent road trip, speed around 65 mph.

14,500 mi on odometer. Driving in Comfort mode.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-05-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,437
Views: 77,874
Posted By erkbiz
I own a 2013 X3 purchased in February 2013 which...

I own a 2013 X3 purchased in February 2013 which head unit do I have? I assume it's probably the newer unit but I want to make sure I get the correct update.

Thanks.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-05-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,437
Views: 77,874
Posted By erkbiz
Hello, Can someone please tell me the...

Hello,

Can someone please tell me the difference between the PREMIUM Map Update and the NEXT Map Update?

Thanks,
ERK
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-05-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1,437
Views: 77,874
Posted By erkbiz
Shawn, Please send me info for updating the...

Shawn,

Please send me info for updating the nav in my 2013 X3

Thanks.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-05-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,613
Posted By erkbiz
2014 nav update

Shawn,

Please send me info to update nav on my 2013 X3

Thanks
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-24-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By erkbiz
UPDATE: Vehicle With No Dipstick

Took my X3 to the dealer and here is what they did:

1. Ran onboard oil level application indicating that oil level in middle of OK area
2. Checked for fault code; No fault code found
3. Ran test...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-19-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By erkbiz
A Vehicle With No Dipstick

The Situation: Cruising down the hiway a warning message appears telling me I need a quart of oil. I pull into a gas station run the check oil diagnostic it comes back telling me the oil level is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-08-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By erkbiz
ironfan, Thanks! I guess that's why BMW...

ironfan,

Thanks! I guess that's why BMW includes an owner's manual for questions like mine. I just always assumed this would be an automatic feature similar to the warnings provided in reverse.
...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-07-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By erkbiz
Parking warning signals

Warning signals that sound when approaching an object work well when backing up but I have noticed there is also a warning sensor positioned on the front of the vehicle but it does not sound, for...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-04-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,900
Posted By erkbiz
BMWX328i, I will say that if you would've...

BMWX328i,

I will say that if you would've asked me at the time what I was thinking about the car it sure wouldn't be, "Boy, what a great car this is!", but time heals all complaints, I guess.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-04-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,900
Posted By erkbiz
RhoXS, As you said there are lemons out...

RhoXS,

As you said there are lemons out there and I see that your Skylark may fit into that bucket. I owned a 1995 Buick Riviera for 18 years and it was a great running car of course there was...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-03-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By erkbiz
XRIDE I can't really quantify the distance...

XRIDE

I can't really quantify the distance that the lamps now light up but it is what I would call, "normal", maybe 40 feet? I wish I would've seen the part on the vehicle that the mechanic...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-13-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By erkbiz
Took my X3 to the dealer. Turns out there was...

Took my X3 to the dealer. Turns out there was something needing adjustment. There is a mechanical interface to the front suspension that senses the position of the vehicle allowing the headlights to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-11-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By erkbiz
Headlamp Aiming

I do most of my driving in urban America where one doesn't even need headlights to see and be seen but with the days getting shorter and me now driving on darker roads I have noticed that my...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-18-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,470
Posted By erkbiz
I find that what "The X Men" quotes from the...

I find that what "The X Men" quotes from the manual discomforting. As someone stated there is always the possibility that our X3 may be towed without permission or knowledge.

In this event I...
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