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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-04-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By EarlyRider
Adding OEM/other Nav unit???

Has anyone had an OEM Navigation unit or similar (popup) aftermarket Nav unit added to a X3 that didn't come with NAV?? I know it not cheap but considering this for my wife's 2008 X3. Thanks for any...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 895
Posted By EarlyRider
BMW's wacky inspection mileage counter

I've read many posts about how the Inspection or Oil Service mileage counter works. Someone here said 2500 liters of gas - Senior Service tech says that nonsense. 2500 liters of gas at the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By EarlyRider
Thanks Supercourse

Supercourse, Thank you for the info. That makes sense and will be very helpful when I talk to the dealer. My very limited experience was with the Z4 which got the full "free" service inspection...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By EarlyRider
Inspection counter, Interval ??

What are the Inspection 1 and 2 approximate mileage intervals? I have some confusion with my wife's '08 X3. I realize the service indicator isn't sync'd to just mileage - in our Z4 and X3 it seems to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,181
Posted By EarlyRider
Well I cursed myself by stating in this thread...

Well I cursed myself by stating in this thread that I've not had this problem since using Techron. I spoke too soon - Filled up the X3 this morning and wouldn't you know, the gas gauge barely moved....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-30-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,181
Posted By EarlyRider
I'm not a fan of most additives but Techron and a...

I'm not a fan of most additives but Techron and a few oil additives are proven and well worth using. I have used Techron occasionally for many years in all my vehicles and have never had an injector...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-30-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,181
Posted By EarlyRider
I had the same issue on a new to us '08 X3 - took...

I had the same issue on a new to us '08 X3 - took over night to show full on first fill up. It almost has to be a mechanical issue with the float. The car I got had been inactive for several months...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By EarlyRider
Slow fuel gauge

I bought a '08 X3 recently, full tank from the dealer. Fuel gauge functioned correctly. First fillup yesterday and it took overnight for the gauge to show full. My first thought was that BMW designed...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By EarlyRider
Thanks Al Macaroni

Makes sense now - no Xenon, no carona rings, mystery solved.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By EarlyRider
Headlight confusion

New owner of '08 X3 with a few headlight questions. I know this car was imported from Germany if that matters - maybe all are? I don't see any Halo or Carona rings at all looking at the headlight...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-29-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 427
Posted By EarlyRider
X3 shopping, Trans issue??

Hello X3 owners,
I am selling my wife's 2007 Z4 and shopping for a 2007-2009 X3. I have read much about the Transmission/Shift issues with the 2007-2008... X3s. Can those with experience give me an...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-22-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,514
Posted By EarlyRider
Z4 Electronic Steering warning light

My wife's 2007 Z4 had a one time (so far) illumination of the Electronic Steering Failure warning light along with no power steering assist for her short drive home. This happened a few days ago and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-24-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By EarlyRider
Scotty D, thanks - that makes more sense. I must...

Scotty D, thanks - that makes more sense. I must be remembering another vehicle.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-24-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By EarlyRider
George, yeah I looked in the manual and saw...

George, yeah I looked in the manual and saw nothing about an indicator. I just thought I remembered seeing one??
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-23-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By EarlyRider
2007 Z4 Cruise Control indicator?

I don't drive my wife's 2007 Z4 3.0i very often but I thought I remembered it having an indicator light or symbol when the Cruise Control was engaged. I used her CC yesterday and didn't see any...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-17-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,813
Posted By EarlyRider
jsc, where is fuel measured

jsc, thanks again. Do you remember reading anything about how/where the 2500 litres of fuel is measured? I would assume it just uses the computed mileage range when fuel is added which is dependant...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-16-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,813
Posted By EarlyRider
jsc, thanks. I wasn't sure if the service counter...

jsc, thanks. I wasn't sure if the service counter was just a linear mileage counter or measuring some other way. I'll have to do the math but my avg mpg indicates 24.2 or so. How did you find or know...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-15-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,813
Posted By EarlyRider
Ken, Thanks - that a good point especially from a...

Ken, Thanks - that a good point especially from a safety standpoint. I will measure mine in the next few days.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-15-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,813
Posted By EarlyRider
Tom, When I take my wife's Z4 in, I'm telling...

Tom,
When I take my wife's Z4 in, I'm telling them the mileage counter is defective, not as bad as yours but still way wrong. I've checked the odometer and it is accurate. I have all the service...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-11-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,813
Posted By EarlyRider
Dealer Service mileage question - Z4

2007 Z4 3.0i - Bought as a CPO with about 26K miles. I'm getting close to the end of the "free" dealer service 4 year window and want to make sure I get what I can. Our mileage (about 31,+++) is very...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-05-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By EarlyRider
Z4 Pad/Rotor dealer replacement ??

2007 Z4 3.0i coming up on last free maintenance/service interval next month or two. I read about this here but can't find it now. What is the wear percentage of pads and or rotors that is enough for...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-18-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,062
Posted By EarlyRider
Z4 3.0i, Correct Tire Pressure?

2007 Z4 3.0i with sport package 17" wheels. My owners manual say 30psi front and 35 psi rear but the drivers door label say 32 front, 35 rear. Which is correct or what psi are others running, run...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-16-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,818
Posted By EarlyRider
Followup

I should have posted this follow up sooner since the thump has finally been eliminated (after 4 trips back to the dealer). The entire differential was replaced and did not change the thump - it did...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-07-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,836
Posted By EarlyRider
STIHLBOLTS, please see private message

I sent you a message about purchasing your set of splash guards.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-04-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,836
Posted By EarlyRider
[Z4] Splash guards / mud guards, whats good??

Is anyone using factory splash guards or something else that looks good, especially for the front. I'd appreciate any info on either the factory guards or any aftermarket that fit and worked well....
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