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Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) Today, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By cubed
the numbers reported for the new 2017 M240i are...

the numbers reported for the new 2017 M240i are 335/369

this from autoguide.com
http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2016/05/2017-bmw-2-series-lineup-updated-with-latest-engines.html

"Starting...
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) Today, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By cubed
I agree that the M2 harkens back to the perfectly...

I agree that the M2 harkens back to the perfectly balanced sports coupe/sedan formula that originally made BMWs the "ultimate driving machine." I love that they removed alot of the electronic...
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) Yesterday, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By cubed
M2 in 2017

Hi all -- long time lurker with plans to take deliv of M2 in Feb of 2017. (works out for me with other cars I can trade in with kids in college, etc...) Anyway - so I read that the new turbo sixes...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By cubed
Duke I admire you and wish I could do those jobs....

Duke I admire you and wish I could do those jobs. But I wouldn't trust a car that I worked on. Much less let my daughter drive it. So I pay... It's OK. Someone has to support the industry.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By cubed
Not entirely sure that is working out for me. I...

Not entirely sure that is working out for me. I spent $2500 on my little X3 2 yrs ago - at around 49k miles - new battery and new brakes - rotors were shot (again according to dealer) didnt want to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By cubed
Thats great info Duke -- thanks -- I will look...

Thats great info Duke -- thanks -- I will look for that leak. If I can see it at least I can monitor it. And -- deep breath -- maybe actually fix it myself!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By cubed
Im doing the steering sensor and the belt...

Im doing the steering sensor and the belt tensioner. Service did a draw down test and concluded the steering sensor was not "going to sleep." whether this is all real or total BS is a good...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2016, 02:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By cubed
Here we go. Dangers of leaving the car at the...

Here we go. Dangers of leaving the car at the dealer. Was presented with an estimate of $3800. Seriously! Oil filter housing gasket is leaking (never evervsaw any oil under car or in engine...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By cubed
some follow up - could not charge the battery...

some follow up - could not charge the battery using the lighter charger. I charged the unit for a day - full charged lithium battery indicated. Plugged it into the lighter socket. Put the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By cubed
thanks a lot guys -- love this forum. I will...

thanks a lot guys -- love this forum. I will give follow up when all is resolved.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By cubed
Thanks guys - good advice and info as always - I...

Thanks guys - good advice and info as always - I am taking the car to the dealer since they fleeced me for the battery. (Was mortified at the cost in 2014 - but then they gave me the "battery needs...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By cubed
OK - thanks -- But back to my original question -...

OK - thanks -- But back to my original question - Still interested in knowing whether anyone has experience charging the battery thru the lighter and then going from there. Thx

Ha - it turns out...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By cubed
how do I do that? from what I just googled - I...

how do I do that? from what I just googled - I need a voltmeter, correct? - so thats the reason. I dont have one.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By cubed
lighter socket battery charger

Hi all - been awhile since last post here - My 2010 X3 which has seen very little duty this winter is not starting -- makes clicking sound after one or two turns of the motor when trying to start. ...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 11-20-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By cubed
with that kind of savings you could afford the...

with that kind of savings you could afford the hookers and BJs. Being Green is fun!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By cubed
she will know. She is not at all mechanically...

she will know. She is not at all mechanically savvy. Even so if she unplugs it, it will go dead and I'll know something is up. Still debating using it. But my gut tells me I should. If she uses...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By cubed
interesting ... am I correct in assuming that it...

interesting ... am I correct in assuming that it does not connect to your OBD II port? or does it?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By cubed
gotta love the internet. Joylove are you...

gotta love the internet. Joylove are you seriously asking me why would anyone steal my car? Cause there are criminals in the world perhaps? Anyway it is not as an antitheft/retrieval of the car...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By cubed
anybody install a tracking device?

daughter is taking the 2010 X3 to college this semester and for a variety of reasons I want to be able to determine where the vehicle is. Bought a tracking device which plugs into the OBD port and...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 07-22-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,389
Posted By cubed
Its a shame imo. The 2 series seems to embody...

Its a shame imo. The 2 series seems to embody all those "small car" BMW characterstics of old -- like the old 2002. Small, nimble, perfect driving balance. Slushbox just doesnt fit to me. I...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 07-22-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,389
Posted By cubed
--well the biggest problem for me is that the...

--well the biggest problem for me is that the xdrive versions of the 2 series dont seem to be available with manual transmissions. Any one know if thats gona change?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 35,631
Posted By cubed
a little follow up -- I gave some push back and...

a little follow up -- I gave some push back and told Jason my service rep his price was higher than anything else I could find at any other dealer or find anywhere on the internet. He is cutting 140...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 35,631
Posted By cubed
Conversation yesterday with dealer (4x4 light and...

Conversation yesterday with dealer (4x4 light and brake check light came on in my 2010): Dealer cleared codes, did not check the brakes, and forgot to change the oil. He did tell me it will...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By cubed
Thanks -- it is kind of an any anti-BMW: not...

Thanks -- it is kind of an any anti-BMW: not refined for sure. Just brutal in some ways. But it is also very fast! It has a stage 2 tune on it which includes altered intake and exhaust hardware,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By cubed
moderators please forgive me. There is a BMW in...

moderators please forgive me. There is a BMW in the same driveway (just slightly out of the frame)

http://i58.tinypic.com/205r3t0.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/2cpw6yb.jpg
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