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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 131,941
Posted By ioannis214
Don't buy into this BMW star rated tyre story....

Don't buy into this BMW star rated tyre story. Those tires might be BMW approved but they are not the only way to go. You can buy any tire you like as long as it is the correct dimension. You will to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 887
Posted By ioannis214
Check for wet carpets on foot wells...you could...

Check for wet carpets on foot wells...you could have a leak in your heater exchange matrix (I am not sure this is the correct teen) inside the cabin behind the dashboard. It's the same system with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By ioannis214
why not get the 215/60-17 snow tires that is the...

why not get the 215/60-17 snow tires that is the suggested size from BMW? It drives very nicely and is better suited for snow packed roads!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-25-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,789
Posted By ioannis214
I would also agree that although all season tires...

I would also agree that although all season tires can keep you moving on most conditions, dedicates snow tires make a huge difference in winter, on s ow and ice. I have used snow tires for several...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,285
Posted By ioannis214
To answer your question, i've ordered my winter...

To answer your question, i've ordered my winter tyres at the size of 215/65/17 as also indicated from bmw for the car. Car will drive finely and on snow and ice marrower tyres are what you need in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-17-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,285
Posted By ioannis214
Whatever you do, winter tires are the best option...

Whatever you do, winter tires are the best option if someone wants to drive around hars winter conditions where there might be frequent ice, snow and temperatures lower of 7 celcius. I have used snow...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-11-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 131,941
Posted By ioannis214
Alance, how many milew have you had it on for?...

Alance, how many milew have you had it on for? Before you installed the new did you compare the quality of the old one from your trasnfer case and the new one? Were there any visual differences or...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By ioannis214
From the looks of the car in the photo, it is not...

From the looks of the car in the photo, it is not clear how much damage has been doe. To my opinion it looks bad, but it's not that bad. Don't forget, the front end is made to a sorb a lot of energy...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By ioannis214
I have installed a much older alpine headunitin...

I have installed a much older alpine headunitin my 06 car so i can help you with 2 out of 3 questions.

1. Can't answer, my car disn't have an amplifier
2. Backing sensorw work fine, the beeping...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-12-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,079
Posted By ioannis214
Having had a worn drive shaft coupling on an e30,...

Having had a worn drive shaft coupling on an e30, i know that it doesn't just click.... It clonks rather loud. It's like someone with a hammer is hitting the undercarriage, so you would definitely...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By ioannis214
I think that a brand new car, since it's brand...

I think that a brand new car, since it's brand new, has all suspension components in perfect condition. Over the years and as miles accumuate and suspension takes pounding and abuse etc etc some...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By ioannis214
You definitel need an adapter for the iso...

You definitel need an adapter for the iso connections and You will need an adapter for the steering wheel controls. As for the bluettoth, i a, not sure how the bmw unit works, so i can't help you...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-07-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By ioannis214
Don't blame our tyre installer...unless he did...

Don't blame our tyre installer...unless he did wheel alignment at the same time. Tyre changing, wheel rotation etc don't mess the alignment at all. Bu potholes, pavement curbing and normal tear and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By ioannis214
Interesting stuff! Tell us more about equipment...

Interesting stuff! Tell us more about equipment needed, costs, sellers etc etc
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By ioannis214
In the past on an E30, incarried out a fuel...

In the past on an E30, incarried out a fuel injector clean up using a liquiq sonification system. Basically its a piece of equipment where they remove the injectors from your car, plug them into that...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-08-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,454
Posted By ioannis214
Shouldn't be a problem based on speed. However,...

Shouldn't be a problem based on speed. However, due to the cars weight, it might be worth having a wheel alignment check, if something went out of place it will show up and you can have it corrected.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,165
Posted By ioannis214
It sucks...to answer your question as simply as...

It sucks...to answer your question as simply as possible, but being part of the EU all products get the quality checks from the EU. However, there are always a few big scams going on!!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,165
Posted By ioannis214
I respect everyones opinion.....everybody is...

I respect everyones opinion.....everybody is right, from their perspective and for their needs.


however people are willing to pay hundreds of dollars for a 100% made chinese product...but...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,165
Posted By ioannis214
I haven't been told a brand as yet, only that...

I haven't been told a brand as yet, only that it's chinese. I will have to go back and do a better investigation, but i wanted to see if there is any prior experience, so as to avoid wasting my time.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,165
Posted By ioannis214
All points are correct. However i really want to...

All points are correct. However i really want to know if anyone has had experience. I know that reputable firms make expensive tyres under their brand and on the same plant they make a cheaper older...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,165
Posted By ioannis214
Opinions...chinese tyres

Winter is coming upon us soon and I'm starting to investigate my options for winter tyres. I have a good experience with snow tyres from well known brands, but my local tyre shop recommended some...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-20-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,408
Posted By ioannis214
From the things you mention your car is fine and...

From the things you mention your car is fine and is worth keeping. Tires are the expensive bit for sure and then the springs. Allignment costs almost the same irrespective of the car, the belt should...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-17-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By ioannis214
There is software that you can use along with a...

There is software that you can use along with a proper OBDII cablem however the smaller sized software the triad of INPA, EDIABAS & NCSEXPRT, but are a bit complicated to learn to use and the other...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,193
Posted By ioannis214
White smoke from the exhaust usually means head...

White smoke from the exhaust usually means head gasket faiure and coolant leaks in the combustion chamber producing the white smoke. Check your coolant level to make sure it's ok and keep an eye on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,732
Posted By ioannis214
Pretty sure you are right, my clutch has had...

Pretty sure you are right, my clutch has had 157000km on it, so pretty worn out, considering driving conditions in the country in most cars it would have given up already. Also, by the time it...
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