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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-14-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,007
Posted By RhoXS
That is true primarily for standard flooded lead...

That is true primarily for standard flooded lead acid batteries. The sulfate deposits resulting from the discharge process harden and can never be recovered. For this reason automotive batteries are...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-13-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,007
Posted By RhoXS
Don't agree. I agree that a trickle charger...

Don't agree.

I agree that a trickle charger is probably a good Band-Aid for a basic problem with the type of battery used but I certainly do not agree the problem is because of the ever present...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-13-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By RhoXS
Still have my E36 Z3 3.0i I purchased new in...

Still have my E36 Z3 3.0i I purchased new in 2002. It was my daily driver up until 2 years ago and it now has 148K miles. What a wonderful piece of machinery!
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-13-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By RhoXS
When I was having the problem with my reservoir...

When I was having the problem with my reservoir my research (posts in various forums for various models using similar constructed tanks) seemed to indicate tiny hairline cracks develop in the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-13-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By RhoXS
Roof Rail Clamps - Bungee Strap Anchors

Does anyone market clamps only (no rack or cross bars) for the flush X3 roof rails that will allow points for simply attaching bungee straps? Have searched for them but everything I found comes with...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-13-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,007
Posted By RhoXS
It is inescapable, based on the number of posts...

It is inescapable, based on the number of posts in the various forums, to come to the conclusion that something about the X3 electrical system is indeed causing electrical system reliability problems...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-10-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By RhoXS
A few months back I was getting a low coolant...

A few months back I was getting a low coolant alarm every two to three weeks or so. Dealer had it three times and finally found a very small hard to see leak on the bottom of it. They replaced it...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-09-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,007
Posted By RhoXS
I am not sure you want the battery charged to...

I am not sure you want the battery charged to 100% of its capacity. The X3 has that inane system for recovering a small amount of energy when braking and going down hills by using the 3KW alternator...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-11-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By RhoXS
Last winter in very cold weather had same...

Last winter in very cold weather had same problem. Occured twice a few weeks apart, alarm came in and had barely enough power to pull over to side of road. Shutting down and restarting cleared alarm...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-06-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By RhoXS
RainX does an amazingly good job in the rain. In...

RainX does an amazingly good job in the rain. In heavy rain it will provide almost perfectly clear vision through the windshield without the wipers running. Big rain drops hit the windshield and seem...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-28-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By RhoXS
Not at all harsh but a reality. The car is well...

Not at all harsh but a reality. The car is well built and reliable but there is a lot more to a car than that. Its reliability does not begin to compensate for things like how bad it handles. It is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-28-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By RhoXS
Can only answer question #1 - Yes - It defaults...

Can only answer question #1 - Yes - It defaults to off every time you shut down the car.

This is actually a good thing. For example, our POS Lexus RX350 uses a stalk position to turn on auto...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-27-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By RhoXS
I am in Oswego, NY and I am really glad to have...

I am in Oswego, NY and I am really glad to have heated seats. They don't instantly get warm but on very cold mornings you should start feeling the heat after a few minutes. I have about a 20 minute...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-27-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By RhoXS
Put the HVAC system on recirc before you wash the...

Put the HVAC system on recirc before you wash the windows and you will significantly reduce if not eliminate the smell.

All glass cleaners, I assume for marketing purposes, have a disgustingly...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-25-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,007
Posted By RhoXS
Ive posted these thoughts before but, in my...

Ive posted these thoughts before but, in my opinion, its a bunch of crap when there is a low battery issue and the dealer attributes the reason to not driving the car enough. I am posting this again...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-24-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,393
Posted By RhoXS
I dont think a picture comparing HID & LED...

I dont think a picture comparing HID & LED headlights will prove very much. I think the only way to determinbe the meritis of HID vs. LED headlights is to see some numbers (Lumens, etc.) with respect...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-23-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By RhoXS
I have a Lexus RX350 and it is indeed a very well...

I have a Lexus RX350 and it is indeed a very well built and well refined luxury car. I also currently have a BMW X3. Although the X3 is not as refined or as incredibly reliable as the Lexus, I...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-23-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By RhoXS
Just curious, who are you protecting it from? The...

Just curious, who are you protecting it from? The guy that buys the car after you trade it? You paid for the nice leather - why not enjoy it instead of looking out for someone you don't even know?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-19-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,208
Posted By RhoXS
My point eactly. When I am ready to trade...

My point eactly.

When I am ready to trade in a couple of years it will force me to spend an additional $5K for the bigger six cylinder turbo-charged engine and I probably will not do that. As...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-17-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By RhoXS
Can an optician, when making the polarizing lens,...

Can an optician, when making the polarizing lens, get lens for which the polarization plane is rotated 90 degrees from what they supply as default? That might solve the problem but the blank lenses...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-11-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,208
Posted By RhoXS
Sport - Normal - Eco Pro settings?

I just had a 2014 loaner while my X3 was at the dealer. It would always default to "normal" mode when starting. I just did not like the performance in normal mode so it was always necessary to push...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-11-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By RhoXS
How does the TPM system know which tire is which?...

How does the TPM system know which tire is which? Is there a near field type antenna in or adjacent to each wheel well?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-11-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By RhoXS
UPDATE: Just got my X3 back from the dealer....

UPDATE:

Just got my X3 back from the dealer. Since this was their third attempt to fix a very slow but consistent leak we had a number of very polite but candid discussions prior to this third...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-08-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,575
Posted By RhoXS
I suggest being careful about using Waze. I just...

I suggest being careful about using Waze. I just checked it out based on the comments above and it does indeed appear to be an excellent program. However, after downloading it, I discovered it is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-07-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By RhoXS
Thanks, that's good information I did not...

Thanks, that's good information I did not previously know.
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