Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 31
Search took 0.58 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: vptrails
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-15-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,787
Posted By vptrails
I have a 2011 X3 35i. I believe the 35i...

I have a 2011 X3 35i. I believe the 35i alternator generates more charging amperage that the 28i does from the product brochure I have. However, I drive relatively short trips (5 miles or so each...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-15-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,369
Posted By vptrails
For what its worth, after driving around for...

For what its worth, after driving around for several weeks now and taking a several hundred mile trip through a series of highways, curvy roads, bumpy roads, etc., I'm really glad I switched to the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-09-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,369
Posted By vptrails
Glad to hear your experience was like mine. I...

Glad to hear your experience was like mine. I won't hesitate to put these tires on again.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-09-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,369
Posted By vptrails
I do have TPM. But I was told that generally it...

I do have TPM. But I was told that generally it is ok to use as the latex peels off. it was suggested that once you put latex in the tire it as a good idea to just blow air only for a few seconds...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-08-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,369
Posted By vptrails
Switched to Non-Runflat Tires

I have a 2011 x3 35i with 18" Pirelli all season tires. I needed new tires at 19,500 miles due to tire feathering, even though there was still another 10k in tread life on the tires. I shop around...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-29-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By vptrails
I had the same problem with tire feathering,...

I had the same problem with tire feathering, mostly with the front tires. I have the X3 35i with Pirelli P7s on them. At 19,800 miles an alignment was done as part of a steering rack replacement. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-14-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By vptrails
My bad. The arm rest must have been in the...

My bad. The arm rest must have been in the forward position covering up the upholder. I didn't even realize that.

Regarding price points, your right. I got curious and built the M-Sport model...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-14-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By vptrails
Not sure about that. The loaner only had the...

Not sure about that. The loaner only had the M-Sport package and heated seats. I didn't even have the premium package. Based on the fact that the xDrive models are the ones with hydraulic...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-14-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By vptrails
Observations - X3 vs X1 vs 328xi

Brought my 2011 X3 35i in for service last week and received an X1 28i M-Sport model. Additionally, I drove a 328xi. My observations are these:

1) Steering - The X1 had the best steering, it...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-17-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By vptrails
Thanks for the responses. I'm with you...

Thanks for the responses.

I'm with you Pat_X5 regarding option 2. I do a lot of mixed highway and city driving so I think the Michelins may hold up better. I'll just plan on rotating the tires...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-17-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By vptrails
I just came from the dealer yesterday. I had...

I just came from the dealer yesterday. I had what sounded like a muted drum role when the car was in motion. It turned out the front tires were "feathered" and were wearing out faster on the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-21-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By vptrails
Thanks for pointing out the actual bulletin. The...

Thanks for pointing out the actual bulletin. The other thread also hits the nail on head as far as what I experienced as well.

Are you aware of any further updates?

Each software update...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-18-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By vptrails
Rotational Thumping Sound

Lately, I've been noticing a rotational thumping kind of sound heard mostly between 25 - 30 mph coming from under the vehicle. It sounds like its coming from below the accelerator pedal. It doesn't...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-18-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By vptrails
Throttle lag improvement

Ever since I bough my 2011 X3 35i in September of the same year, there has always been a throttle lag. Well now, I think it there has been a major improvement and I figured I would share that.
...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-04-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,861
Posted By vptrails
I thought that's the point of daytime running...

I thought that's the point of daytime running lights - to run during the day. That's different than headlights that turn on when its dark out. If BMW engineered the headlights to come too early and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-03-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By vptrails
Intermittent rattle around radio - Wood prying tips

I have a dashboard/center console rattle that is intermittent. It happens during certain temperatures, not too cold, not to hot but somewhere in between. The rattle comes from either behind the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-03-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,861
Posted By vptrails
Has anyone found a solution to the auto headlight...

Has anyone found a solution to the auto headlight problem? It's insane that these lights come on when the sun is bright and don't shut off. It doesn't do this all time but it does it most of the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-30-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,931
Posted By vptrails
Not sure. It's a possibility. I does sound like...

Not sure. It's a possibility. I does sound like a steering component though based on the closeness of the knock to the steering column itself. It sounds like its right behind the dash and that...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-29-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,931
Posted By vptrails
Has anyone else experienced a knocking noise from...

Has anyone else experienced a knocking noise from the front of their x3? Mine is a 2011 and its been making this noise lately, particularly when the wheel is turned to the right and I drive over a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-04-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,683
Posted By vptrails
That's agains needsdecaf. I thought the delay in...

That's agains needsdecaf. I thought the delay in engine response when slowing down was just a function of the turbo engine. Now I can both of these issues fixed together.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-03-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,683
Posted By vptrails
Needsdecaf, do you have a copy of the actual pdf...

Needsdecaf, do you have a copy of the actual pdf of the SIB by any chance?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-03-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By vptrails
Thanks for the link. I was hoping there would be...

Thanks for the link. I was hoping there would be a software fix for this. I'll let the dealership know when I bring the X3 in for service.

Thanks snowboardjoe for you comments as well.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-01-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By vptrails
Idle Fluctuation?

I have an X3 35i and absolutely love the vehicle. Its unbelievable solid and well constructed and its been a pleasure to drive from day one. Its also my first BMW.

One question I have whether or...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-10-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,263
Posted By vptrails
Being a first time BMW owner, I might be getting...

Being a first time BMW owner, I might be getting a little too exited too soon. I was nervous about buying the X3 initially because I could always trust an Acura product. I've heard of some BMW...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-08-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,263
Posted By vptrails
Quattro is marketing ploy for Audi fans. Both...

Quattro is marketing ploy for Audi fans. Both Xdrive and SH-AWD video comparison tests speak for themselves. As far as the reliability of SH-AWD, people have gotten over 120,000 miles so far on...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 31

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms