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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-06-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By bimmernut1
:thumbup: I'll be sure to PM you first if I ever...

:thumbup: I'll be sure to PM you first if I ever decide to sell.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-05-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,901
Posted By bimmernut1
What jumps out in the article you linked is that...

What jumps out in the article you linked is that in addition to having 55 more HP than the 3.5 liter, it will be 220 lbs lighter. 220 lbs is a lot. If the 4.0 Msport is available in 2017, I may...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-05-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By bimmernut1
Yes I still have it. I hated the Bangle look as...

Yes I still have it. I hated the Bangle look as well. I completely wrote off the e60 body style. The e39 is still my favorite design. I'll probably keep it. It's still running good and I can...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-04-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By bimmernut1
If you have an M-sport and/or M aftermarket...

If you have an M-sport and/or M aftermarket parts, then have at it. Place a sticker on the side in a tasteful manner. Just don't paste M stickers on every available space. The issue is when people...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-14-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,901
Posted By bimmernut1
Totally legit if you follow instructions to the...

Totally legit if you follow instructions to the letter. I've received four rebates over the years. I missed out on the fifth because I submitted 2 or 3 days late.

Other benefits; some dealers...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-04-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,901
Posted By bimmernut1
If you're not a BMWCCA member, join now so you...

If you're not a BMWCCA member, join now so you can get the $500 rebate for buying a new X3. The only caveat is you have to have been a member for 1 year. If you are a year out on the purchase, now...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-30-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By bimmernut1
You are absolutely correct. You don't have to...

You are absolutely correct. You don't have to leave your foot on the brake and it won't move when it restarts. I rest my leg when auto start is on. Just before light turns green, I'll restart the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-13-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By bimmernut1
As the others have said, sounds like a belt or...

As the others have said, sounds like a belt or bearing. As follow up to Missedbass's comment, turn off the AC and any blower fans. I've seen (and heard) fans rubbing against their housing cause a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-13-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Posted By bimmernut1
We're in the same situation. I'll hit 50k miles...

We're in the same situation. I'll hit 50k miles in about 3 years of ownership. I'm at 47k now so I've got 3k more to decide whether to get CPO and Maintenance extended warranty, just CPO, or...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-13-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By bimmernut1
I was under warranty at the time. Mine...

I was under warranty at the time.

Mine worked fine as well, then my teenager paired his phone one day and mistakenly removed mine. The next day mine would not pair again.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-13-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By bimmernut1
I had a similar problem with my 2013 X3 early on....

I had a similar problem with my 2013 X3 early on. I thought it was something I was doing wrong. The dealer ended up replacing (what I seem to recall) the communication module. It's worked perfectly...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-24-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By bimmernut1
Discussion here. ...

Discussion here.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=871056
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-29-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By bimmernut1
In my area $750 - $1000 depending on how much you...

In my area $750 - $1000 depending on how much you do. I had the hood, entire front bumper and wrap around, mirrors, and the area inside the door latches that catch the fingernail scratches done. They...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-20-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By bimmernut1
That's it, rub it in. I have to let my other...

That's it, rub it in. I have to let my other turbo cool for two minutes after being hard on boost. I wish it had dedicated coolers for the turbos like the X3. Seems like I'm always on boost so I'm...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 10-18-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,305
Posted By bimmernut1
I've seen people fake the bumpers, quad exhaust,...

I've seen people fake the bumpers, quad exhaust, even the exterior mirrors, but never the engine, instrumentation, and alcantara head liner. I'd say it's real. My understanding is NAV was standard...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-18-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,836
Posted By bimmernut1
I have the problem slightly on my 2013. It has...

I have the problem slightly on my 2013. It has to be a manufacturer defect with some of the glossy trim. The mottled appearance is only on one window, the driver side rear. And it's only on the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-14-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,417
Posted By bimmernut1
I believe the owner's manual says not to rotate...

I believe the owner's manual says not to rotate the X3 tires as you say. That's why I find this advertisement funny. Somebody didn't get the email.
...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-14-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,895
Posted By bimmernut1
There is a point of diminishing returns where the...

There is a point of diminishing returns where the benefits of the narrower snow tires is offset by the loss of grip in the dry. If I lived in a place where snow was on the ground constantly, maybe...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-13-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,895
Posted By bimmernut1
Mine are 225/60/17. If you calculate the...

Mine are 225/60/17. If you calculate the diameter for the three you show and for the one I describe, they are all 27.61 to 27.62 inches; except for the Minus 1 case which is 27.65 inches and is...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 10-12-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By bimmernut1
I don't understand why you say you don't have...

I don't understand why you say you don't have seat twist issue. Explain, I'm missing something.

Just because the motor runs doesn't mean the cable is connected on both ends (e.g. to the motor and...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 10-10-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By bimmernut1
This. Common problem. One of the cables has...

This.

Common problem. One of the cables has shortened with age and backed out. There are a couple methods to fix it. It involves removing some of the cable insulation so the actual cable extends...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-10-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,895
Posted By bimmernut1
I have been very happy with these rims. Balance...

I have been very happy with these rims. Balance well and have stayed in balance. Inexpensive but perfectly functional for winter service. I was hesitant to go two sizes down but no problems at...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-10-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,895
Posted By bimmernut1
I have the same size Msport rims on my X3. I...

I have the same size Msport rims on my X3. I decided to go with a dedicated setup in 17". Narrower tires do better in snow. Also I wanted the flexibility of changing them myself at home without...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-07-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,912
Posted By bimmernut1
Thanks for suggestions FormerZ3. I haven't...

Thanks for suggestions FormerZ3. I haven't decided yet. Still a few months.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-07-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,475
Posted By bimmernut1
A key is also a three position device but you...

A key is also a three position device but you don't think about it. One of those positions is for accessories. As you turn it to remove it, you go through those positions. You go through those...
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