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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,452
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
I would assume that BMW would not make it easy to...

I would assume that BMW would not make it easy to reset the service indicator yourself - after all, you could then "cheat" and get your free oil changes more often! (although I'm sure that the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2007, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
Thanks for the advice everyone - I talked to my...

Thanks for the advice everyone - I talked to my dealer, and they have no problem with me going over a bit (as I would have expected). And, in the spirit of killing two birds with one stone, plan to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,435
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
Back in Black

I add my vote for black bumpers to the list - I have a 2005, and am so glad I didn't want for the 06s! Just this past weekend I returned to my car parked at Home Depot, and sure enough there was a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-02-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
Service Countdown "Below Zero"

I had a question about how dealers treat the service/oil change mileage "countdown" clock - I'm at about 400 miles from zero, and have a 600 mile weekend trip coming up. My question is this - will...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,627
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
Really! What did he have to do to disable it? ...

Really! What did he have to do to disable it? My dealer says it cant be done, and I talked to BMW corporate who said it could not be done either. Annoys the heck out of me - when there is a foot...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2007, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,314
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
The rear bar should be AHEAD of the middle...

The rear bar should be AHEAD of the middle support. In fact, you might notice that the two crossbars are two different lengths since there is a slight taper from the front to the rear of the car -...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2007, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
I would pay good money to convert my heated ...

I would pay good money to convert my heated seats into heated seats that actually WORK. Now that temps are in the single digits, I'm more frustrated then ever by the enemic performance of the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2007, 05:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,520
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
I can barely feel anything even on the max...

I can barely feel anything even on the max setting in my 2005 X3. I had the dealer look at it, and they said it was working properly. The heated seats on my old Subaru Forrester were MUCH stronger...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,386
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
Just to be clear though - you CAN adjust the...

Just to be clear though - you CAN adjust the volume when using the aux jack.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,780
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
Personally I think you are all nuts - everyone...

Personally I think you are all nuts - everyone who has ridden in my X3 has commented on how nice the interior was. It is worlds better than my previous car, a Subaru Forrester. Then again, most of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-26-2006, 09:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,518
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
I'm happy with my iPod Nano (previously shuffle)...

I'm happy with my iPod Nano (previously shuffle) hooked to the aux jack - great for long trrips on random mode, which is pretty much all I use it for. Quick and cheap solution.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-26-2006, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
An appointment at the body shop to fix my broken...

An appointment at the body shop to fix my broken sideview mirror (vandalized or sideswiped) and the long scratch running down the hatchback, caused by me when I accidentally opened my electric garage...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-24-2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,903
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
When I took delivery of my BMW, the heatest...

When I took delivery of my BMW, the heatest steering wheel was the one option included that I did not want - I figured, if its winter I will have gloves, whats the point of a heated steering wheel? ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2006, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,408
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
About 50 miles on mine, although the dealer...

About 50 miles on mine, although the dealer marked it on the paperwork as 250 so I would get 200 miles "free" added on to my lease!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2006, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
Dark looking oil isn't a bad thing - oil starts...

Dark looking oil isn't a bad thing - oil starts looking black almost as soon as you change it. At 1300 miles, the viscosity, etc. and the things that really count are still going strong - no need to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2006, 03:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,726
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
Turn off the cold weather warning. Winter is...

Turn off the cold weather warning. Winter is back, and its driving me (and my passangers) crazy when the car starts beeping 5 minutes after I leave the warm garage when the temperature sensor...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2006, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,838
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
I'm a 42 year old male and have no qualms about...

I'm a 42 year old male and have no qualms about my X3 at all. "Cute Utes" that seem more feminine (to me, anyway) are the RAV-4 and Lexus, which has a very cushy ride as opposed to the more sporty...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,490
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
You can get the warning light if you fill up your...

You can get the warning light if you fill up your tires and don't reset the warning with the button above the ashtray. Assuming you dont have a flat, try pushing and holding the button in to reset. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-29-2006, 01:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,427
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
The X3 is less likely to roll over than the big...

The X3 is less likely to roll over than the big honking Truck-like SUVs - that makes it safer. Not to mention the fact the better fuel efficiency might mean here kids won't be shipped off to Iraq...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-21-2006, 09:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,761
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
I beleive you are correct - but it was at very...

I beleive you are correct - but it was at very low speeds in traffic in the winter where I experienced the slippage, so I very well could have been going 5 mph.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-18-2006, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,215
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
I'm guessing most other steptronic owners are not...

I'm guessing most other steptronic owners are not trying to pass someone doing 80 MPH :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-18-2006, 05:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,761
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
Being primarily a rear-wheel drive vehicle (with...

Being primarily a rear-wheel drive vehicle (with AWD kicking in as necessary), I've experienced some minor fishtailing on ice in the X3 at low speeds - nothing too serious. The Forrester is AWD all...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-15-2006, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,394
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
I'm confused too. Center console? I bought the...

I'm confused too. Center console? I bought the Aux adapter and had the dealer install it - it was installed in the glove box. Also not convenient for access when driving, but I mainly plug my ipod...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-15-2006, 04:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,761
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
Traded in my Subaru Forrester - lacked the...

Traded in my Subaru Forrester - lacked the performance and handling of the X3 (and of course the style and panache!) but I hate to say seemed to deal with winter driving better. And was less likley...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-20-2006, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,224
Posted By ChiefCrazyTalk
'05 with 11000 miles, not a single problem -...

'05 with 11000 miles, not a single problem - just a few annoyances (lack of storage, freeze warning buzzer, brake dust, enemic heated seats). The drive more than makes up for it though!
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