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Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 04-04-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,898
Posted By erkbiz
No mention of coding is advised

You are probably aware of this but do not say anything about the coding.
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 04-01-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,898
Posted By erkbiz
My TG resolution

My last attempt to fix this myself was to recode everything back to the default settings this, however, did not solve the problem.

The dealer finally fixed it, they replaced a module under...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-09-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By erkbiz
BMW Assist Convenience Plan

After reading your post I did some more research. Something called the, "Convenience Package", is an option to Assist. It costs 199.00US.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-09-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By erkbiz
BMW Assist

BMW Assist. This is an expensive service. Is it worth it? I guess it depends on how much time you are in your X3 so any answers are going to be subjective.

But, I am curious, do you subscribe to,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-13-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,341
Posted By erkbiz
I've looked at some of these upgrades but have...

I've looked at some of these upgrades but have shied away from doing anything because I am concerned any mods like this will void the vehicle's warranty. Does anyone know if this is true?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-29-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By erkbiz
This happened to me when I coded my 2013 X3 to...

This happened to me when I coded my 2013 X3 to close the hatch. I tried to restore back to original setting but the damage was done. The hatch continued to function as you describe. I took it to the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-21-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By erkbiz
Resolution/Accuracy of Tire Pressure Monitor

Does anyone know if the tire pressure monitor is accurate and if it will trigger when a tire is down 1 or 2 lbs of pressure?

Thanks
ERK
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-26-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,398
Posted By erkbiz
I did some coding and had problems

I own a 2013 X3 28i. A couple of months after taking delivery I did some coding. Everything was going great until I attempted to code the tail gate so I could close it using the fob or the button in...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-06-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,182
Posted By erkbiz
DO you use ECO Pro mode

We can beat this horse some more comparing the 28i and 35i but this thread doesn't concern that it is discussing ECO Pro Mode.

Have you, Plainee and Indydog, used ECO Pro Mode? What benefits, if...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-06-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,182
Posted By erkbiz
My experience with ECO Pro

Only did this once.

Drove my 2013 X3 28i in ECO mode for one tank of gas, (not a fun way to drive a 28i). Ended up with worse gas mileage than when driving in Comfort mode.

Like I said, I only...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-18-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,940
Posted By erkbiz
Passing on the freeway

This is the one area where my 28i disappoints me, accelerating quickly from 65 to 80 is not possible when driving in Comfort mode. I find once the RPMs get above 2800 then the vehicle picks up speed...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-15-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,940
Posted By erkbiz
Be Prepared for lots of Different Opinions

I purchased the 28i and was initially disappointed that I didn't get the 35i but after 18 months and 17,000 miles I find I am quite satisfied with my decision.

As far a mileage goes my 28i...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-16-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By erkbiz
JHoward, Yep, I did add one quart but I...

JHoward,

Yep, I did add one quart but I didn't need to. Like you said you have driven less than 3k miles since your oil change so it is doubtful that you have burned a quart, (RE: Doug's comment...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-16-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By erkbiz
This Happened to Me

On a trip from NC to MI I started getting the low oil message, (occurred about every 50 miles), and the oil level indicator was only indicating half full.
Of course I was not burning a quart of oil...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-15-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By erkbiz
Low Battery

Awhile back I started getting an intermittent red screen display and often the system would take minutes to boot up.

Took it in, diagnostics run, no problem found other than low battery. Was told...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-23-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,238
Posted By erkbiz
Scheduled Service Approaching

My 2013 X3 is within 250 miles of the scheduled maintenance as broadcast when I start the vehicle. Does anyone know what the dealer considers to be, "scheduled maintenance"?

I picture the dealer...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-13-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By erkbiz
How Often Do You Get Wheel Alignments?

My 2013 X3 has 15k miles on it and I am wondering if its time to get a wheel alignment. Of course the dealer will do whatever I ask and they haven't been real forthcoming on whether its a good idea...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-07-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,764
Posted By erkbiz
2013 28i mileage

Generally around 24mpg in town. Did average 34mpg, (this surprised me), on a recent road trip, speed around 65 mph.

14,500 mi on odometer. Driving in Comfort mode.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-05-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,607
Views: 97,063
Posted By erkbiz
I own a 2013 X3 purchased in February 2013 which...

I own a 2013 X3 purchased in February 2013 which head unit do I have? I assume it's probably the newer unit but I want to make sure I get the correct update.

Thanks.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-05-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,607
Views: 97,063
Posted By erkbiz
Hello, Can someone please tell me the...

Hello,

Can someone please tell me the difference between the PREMIUM Map Update and the NEXT Map Update?

Thanks,
ERK
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-05-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1,607
Views: 97,063
Posted By erkbiz
Shawn, Please send me info for updating the...

Shawn,

Please send me info for updating the nav in my 2013 X3

Thanks.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-05-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,969
Posted By erkbiz
2014 nav update

Shawn,

Please send me info to update nav on my 2013 X3

Thanks
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-24-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,564
Posted By erkbiz
UPDATE: Vehicle With No Dipstick

Took my X3 to the dealer and here is what they did:

1. Ran onboard oil level application indicating that oil level in middle of OK area
2. Checked for fault code; No fault code found
3. Ran test...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-19-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,564
Posted By erkbiz
A Vehicle With No Dipstick

The Situation: Cruising down the hiway a warning message appears telling me I need a quart of oil. I pull into a gas station run the check oil diagnostic it comes back telling me the oil level is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-08-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By erkbiz
ironfan, Thanks! I guess that's why BMW...

ironfan,

Thanks! I guess that's why BMW includes an owner's manual for questions like mine. I just always assumed this would be an automatic feature similar to the warnings provided in reverse.
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