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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-11-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
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, 11:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,373
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, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
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, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 913
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, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
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, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
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, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
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.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-29-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By Coder
No X3s are assembled in Europe. I believe there...

No X3s are assembled in Europe. I believe there is some production in India and Russia but the Spartanburg plant builds and ships X3s to the rest of the world.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-28-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Coder
The explanation from your dealer sounds good. The...

The explanation from your dealer sounds good. The ZF8HP transmission is pretty sophisticated and smart about shutting down to prevent damage (just like the engine electronics). It is not cheap! The...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-28-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By Coder
I don't know. After several visits to the SC...

I don't know. After several visits to the SC plant, it seems like most of the "quality" comes from the assembly process which is nearly all done by robot. The workforce seems happy and motivated and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-10-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Coder
Great story! Still laughing. Thanks for sharing.

Great story! Still laughing. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-10-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By Coder
We've had the Oyster for 3+ years now and it...

We've had the Oyster for 3+ years now and it still looks new. Only occasional cleaning with Griot's leather care products. The white may show dirt earlier but don't know why it wouldn't clean up just...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-10-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By Coder
And don't forget the rear outlet setting too,...

And don't forget the rear outlet setting too, else you will be pumping warmer air into the backseat.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-01-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By Coder
We're at 6500 ft here in Colorado and, by...

We're at 6500 ft here in Colorado and, by mistake, I once filled with regular (87 octane). No perceptible effect, no pinging or any other problems. Perhaps down on power but the engine management...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-27-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,114
Posted By Coder
Sounds like alignment prices are all over the...

Sounds like alignment prices are all over the place. Our Denver dealer (Schomp) charged $137 and they did a good job. Not sure why some are pushing $300 and others are near $100.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-25-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Coder
Warning Distance

Well, depends on where you live. Out here in the wilds of Colorado, the nearest fuel might be more than 100 km away.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-18-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Coder
One of the few things I don't like in the X3 is...

One of the few things I don't like in the X3 is the horn controls. It's my wife's car and I don't drive it much but I always have to look down to find the horn location, not a good thing if you're...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-17-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By Coder
Factory Shades

Yes, they do a fine job of keeping the sun off while still providing some outward visibility. And, they are invisible when not in use.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-16-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By Coder
Respectively disagree on the "horrible look"...

Respectively disagree on the "horrible look" comments. We have the factory curtains/shades and I think they look fine. And, unlike heavier tinting, they can be used when needed and not used when not...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-10-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By Coder
Our 2011 with the N55 engine has 38K miles on it...

Our 2011 with the N55 engine has 38K miles on it with no sign of the problem. I think that the notice we received is typical. The manufacturer acknowledges the problem per NHTSA safety regs and then...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-04-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,183
Posted By Coder
Our blue water metallic with oyster leather...

Our blue water metallic with oyster leather interior and normal factory tinting is much cooler than any other vehicle we have owned. I like the looks of the black interior but will have to reconsider...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-21-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By Coder
Yeah, I noticed that restriction too. I'd really...

Yeah, I noticed that restriction too. I'd really like to have both. Hopefully this is something that BMW will remedy soon.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-19-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By Coder
My understanding (based on 2011 purchase) is that...

My understanding (based on 2011 purchase) is that each dealer is allotted a certain number of production slots covering the model year. Presumably, this is based on sales history. Each slot has a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-24-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By Coder
US-Spec X3 Export to Europe

Unless you live in Europe and take delivery of a Euro-spec X3 there. I believe something like 70% of the vehicles produced at Spartanburg (X3, X4, X5, and X6) are exported and Spartanburg is the ONLY...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-24-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By Coder
I am not into the coding thing (despite my...

I am not into the coding thing (despite my moniker) but I think your questions were very reasonable. There might well be a way to recode the number of blinks or extend the cancel time on the turn...
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