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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-05-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,627
Posted By Tangsta
I find in-car navigation to be highly highly...

I find in-car navigation to be highly highly overrated.

Most of the time, I'll just use navigation on my smartphone and place my phone right over top of my Nav screen... It's just so much easier...
Forum: BC, AB, Sask, Man 02-06-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,858
Posted By Tangsta
These guys do http://www.ecuprogram.com/ ...

These guys do
http://www.ecuprogram.com/

I've heard pretty good things about them
Forum: BC, AB, Sask, Man 02-06-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,858
Posted By Tangsta
Ended up taking it to Calgary BMW. It's been in...

Ended up taking it to Calgary BMW.
It's been in for service twice, no complaints so far.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-24-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By Tangsta
Car went in this morning - 21000km 7.5mm left...

Car went in this morning - 21000km
7.5mm left on the rear pads.
Reset CBS to 24000km
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Tangsta
Thanks. By that description, I did deactivate...

Thanks. By that description, I did deactivate DSC... I pushed the button and the indicator came on.

On my X3, there's DSC -> DTC -> e-nannies off. Didn't know if there was a third setting on her...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Tangsta
I did push the DSC button and tried holding it,...

I did push the DSC button and tried holding it, but since it's not my car, I wasn't familiar enough with it to know whether I disabled DTC.

But if anything, shouldn't DSC have applied brakes only...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Tangsta
330xi stuck in snow, front wheels not spinning... normal?

My sister highcentred her 330xi on snow in a back alley and when I went to help her out, I noticed only the rear wheels were spinning... is this normal?

I'm not too familiar with the pre x-drive...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-10-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By Tangsta
When did you actually change your rear brake pads for the first time?

I'm due for service soon, and the CBS indicates that I need rear brake pads serviced in 4000km (so at 24,400km = 15,250mi)

I've read a few anecdotes about the CBS being calibrated incorrectly, so...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-15-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,317
Posted By Tangsta
If you spend a bit of time and poke around the...

If you spend a bit of time and poke around the boards, you'll see that a lot of people experience this.

This is my second winter with my X3, and I drive roughly 5km each way to work every day. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-15-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,947
Posted By Tangsta
Definitely throw the Q5 into the mix... it's...

Definitely throw the Q5 into the mix... it's probably the middle ground between the RX350 and X3

It sounds like comfort is your main priority and when cross shopping the two, I found the Audi was...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-12-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By Tangsta
If I'm not mistaken, the BMW battery tender is a...

If I'm not mistaken, the BMW battery tender is a rebranded version of the CTEK charger in this pic, which comes with both clamps and ring terminals which can be disconnected from the charger (as...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-11-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By Tangsta
Yes, connect under the hood. Not sure about the...

Yes, connect under the hood.
Not sure about the ring terminal on the ground point though, there's nothing to keep it on.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-11-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,384
Posted By Tangsta
I realized that... still, cute. -22F here...

I realized that... still, cute.

-22F here last week (before wind chill)

Toughen up :p
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-11-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By Tangsta
o.m.g. :jawdrop: single digit highs? Wow, that is...

o.m.g. :jawdrop: single digit highs? Wow, that is "real cold"... you poor WI folks:cry:

My X3 has been fine in our -30C temps last week (that's -22F for the imperial folk).

Definitely second...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-11-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,384
Posted By Tangsta
3 degrees = severe climate? :rofl: That's cute.

3 degrees = severe climate? :rofl:
That's cute.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-28-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,262
Posted By Tangsta
Can't say I've had the pleasure of owning or...

Can't say I've had the pleasure of owning or driving a CLS or higher end Benz, but in terms of interior quality the X3 measures up quite well against the competition in the same class.

We cross...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-17-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,500
Posted By Tangsta
Agreed... Maybe the towing company used a dolly...

Agreed...
Maybe the towing company used a dolly on the front wheels..? It seems to be common practice where I'm from.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-16-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By Tangsta
Your post reads with a staggering amount of bias....

Your post reads with a staggering amount of bias. I'm glad you're happy with your 2011, but your comparison of "2011 vs 2013" is incredibly misleading.

- Handling and steering wheel is definitely...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-05-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By Tangsta
It always seems to be the E series converts that...

It always seems to be the E series converts that complain about the X3 brakes.

For me, the X3 is my first BMW and I feel the brakes are more than adequate... I've also driven a few E46s before,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-03-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By Tangsta
Check out the Photo Gallery on the other X3...

Check out the Photo Gallery on the other X3 forum... there's a whole thread dedicated to X3s with aftermarket wheels.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-03-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,754
Posted By Tangsta
The "surge" I've experienced has only ever...

The "surge" I've experienced has only ever happened in D.

When I do manually downshift (which is very rare), I know exactly what to expect ... an increase in RPM and engine braking. In any case,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-29-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,754
Posted By Tangsta
I've felt mild surges in my F25, but nothing near...

I've felt mild surges in my F25, but nothing near as dramatic as others are experiencing, which leads me to believe mine is unrelated.

Mine always happens towards the very end of a stop, probably...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-16-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By Tangsta
You can usually tell by the wheels (unless it's...

You can usually tell by the wheels (unless it's an M-sport)

In Canada, the 28i used to get style 308, and the 35i got style 307. But it appears for 2014 they all get the 308's?
In the US, it...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-16-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By Tangsta
Press the start/stop button twice (foot off the...

Press the start/stop button twice (foot off the brake) to shut off the car.

The first press only shuts off the engine (akin to having a conventional key turned to "on" but not start).
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-02-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,076
Posted By Tangsta
Stop and go is a real killer of mpg, it uses a...

Stop and go is a real killer of mpg, it uses a lot of energy to get 4,000 lbs rolling.

On my weekday commute in my 35i, it's not unusual for me to get down to around 14mpg going 5km to work and...
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