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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,604
Posted By DrummerMan
Ditto above, I round this off and shoot for every...

Ditto above, I round this off and shoot for every 8k, give or take. I use the BMW 5W30 and DIY those oil changes outside of my maintenance plan (which expired last Feb13). Bought my 07 X3 CPO in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,153
Posted By DrummerMan
Same thing happened to me yesterday. I stopped...

Same thing happened to me yesterday. I stopped on my way home from work to pick up some dinner, started her back up and cringed when I saw the yellow Brake and 4x4 lights. I immediately shut it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By DrummerMan
Supecourse, you called it earlier (as did my SA)...

Supecourse, you called it earlier (as did my SA) -- it was a coincidence! I had a bad ignition coil, cyl #5. With my CPO, towing was covered and the repair cost me the deductible, $50. All is well...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By DrummerMan
I checked the voltage on the new battery and it...

I checked the voltage on the new battery and it is ok, 12.15 volts. Calling my SA now... OK, we're using BMW Roadside Assistance (I have about 3 weeks left on my CPO!) and towing it in. He seems...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By DrummerMan
Vladko -- thanks! From everything I have been...

Vladko -- thanks! From everything I have been able to find, the E83 X3 does not require battery registration, so I don't believe this applies to me. But thanks, again!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By DrummerMan
Thanks, Supercourse! I didn't think about the...

Thanks, Supercourse! I didn't think about the new battery having less than a full charge -- never had any problems with that before, having changed many a battery (albeit non-Bimmers) with no...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By DrummerMan
Thanks, can0n4! I did double check connections...

Thanks, can0n4! I did double check connections -- all secure. I do have a multi-meter and will check the new battery's voltage in the morning.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By DrummerMan
Does anyone have any suggestions out there???

Does anyone have any suggestions out there???
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By DrummerMan
HELP! - X3 battery replaced - engine light on

After a few "slow" cranked starts in this recent cold weather, I thought it was time to replace the 6-year-old battery in my 07 X3. I picked up a Group Size 48 with 730 CCA at Sams Club (my original...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-30-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,295
Posted By DrummerMan
I'm averaging 21.1 mpg, with a mix of city and...

I'm averaging 21.1 mpg, with a mix of city and highway -- to give you an idea, my typical "average mph" is in the low 40's. Manual tranny... I stay close to the speed limit in town, but cruise...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,155
Posted By DrummerMan
Very Cool!!! Thanks for posting! Charlie ...

Very Cool!!! Thanks for posting!

Charlie
07 X3 6MT silver-gray/black-sand sport/premium/xenon/heated/privacy
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,242
Posted By DrummerMan
I've have had the Michelins on my 07 X3 6MT with...

I've have had the Michelins on my 07 X3 6MT with sport package (18") for about 24k miles now. I'm very pleased as compared to the OEM Pirellis -- much better ride and impact harshness, and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-29-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,708
Posted By DrummerMan
Like UncleJ, I also replaced my OEM 18" Scorpions...

Like UncleJ, I also replaced my OEM 18" Scorpions with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus tires, now with about 23k miles on them. They seem to be wearing about as well as the Scorpions -- I should...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,241
Posted By DrummerMan
Randy! I just wanted to wish you luck with the...

Randy! I just wanted to wish you luck with the repair. I'm figuring that you had the head gasket problem back when it was under warranty. I'm not sure why the dealer wouldn't have wanted to fix...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-02-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,397
Posted By DrummerMan
NYG010 -- I'm averaging 21.2 mpg for over 50k...

NYG010 -- I'm averaging 21.2 mpg for over 50k miles (I bought my '07 CPO X3 6MT with 20k miles on it and have almost 72k now). I would guess I do about 50-50 city and highway. I don't keep records...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-16-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,093
Posted By DrummerMan
I'm amazed at the author's comment to "go make...

I'm amazed at the author's comment to "go make some noise" regarding the 6-speed manual (as well as the diesel). How much more noise is needed? It seems maybe they just are not listening! I guess...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By DrummerMan
ubermax, I'm in a very similar boat, and...

ubermax,

I'm in a very similar boat, and have just started thinking about it, too. When I purchased my '07 as a CPO, I paid for the extended maintenance plan and figured that the brake job alone...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,446
Posted By DrummerMan
For me, comparing my 07 LCI X3 to my colleague's...

For me, comparing my 07 LCI X3 to my colleague's 06 X5, there seemed to be a few more bells & whistles in the X5, such as the HVAC controls and display. I did not sense any differences in the leather...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,446
Posted By DrummerMan
FYI, Gents -- While very rare indeed, the early...

FYI, Gents -- While very rare indeed, the early X5 (E53) offered a manual with the sixers only, up through '06. My colleague has an '06 manual, and had an '05 manual before that. She wanted an '07,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,456
Posted By DrummerMan
Alexdfw, I can also tell you that I had one...

Alexdfw,

I can also tell you that I had one other estimate, from the BMW dealership, for just over $1k, so your estimate of $1600 does seem to me like they are trying to milk it. My paint is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By DrummerMan
I have about 18k miles on my Pilot Sport A/S...

I have about 18k miles on my Pilot Sport A/S Plus', and I am very happy!!!

Charlie
07 X3 6MT silver-gray/sand-black sport/premium/xenon/heated/privacy
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,695
Posted By DrummerMan
Wongway, I've had the Pilot Sport A/S Plus's for...

Wongway, I've had the Pilot Sport A/S Plus's for over a year now and am very happy with them -- I heartily recommend!!!

I had the Scorpions as OEM before that and was on track to get 55-60k out...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-08-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,456
Posted By DrummerMan
Alexdfw, I had almost the exact same ding in...

Alexdfw,

I had almost the exact same ding in the exact same place. Someone had swung open a chain-link gate (in front of a trash bin) and let it slam into my car. I didn't notice until...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 02-15-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,662
Posted By DrummerMan
I'd be very interested, but ONLY if it came in a...

I'd be very interested, but ONLY if it came in a manual!!!!

Charlie
07 X3 6MT silver-gray/sand-black sport/premium/xenon/privacy
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-13-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,307
Posted By DrummerMan
Like spokelizard, I maintain a spreadsheet and do...

Like spokelizard, I maintain a spreadsheet and do the actual calculations at each fill-up. I also compare my calculations to the computer and have found that, ON AVERAGE, the computer is 0.1 mpg...
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