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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By UncleJ
.....and used extensively in GA engines from...

.....and used extensively in GA engines from Continental, Lycoming, Rotax, etc. as well as car makers as disparate as Tatra and Ferrari not to mention the opposed BMW bike engines. The boxer is an...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 284
Posted By UncleJ
Sounds about right for what a dealer would...

Sounds about right for what a dealer would charge. If you are not DIY inclined I would not do the plugs yourself -- air filters and cabin filters are about the extent of what I do these days! You...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By UncleJ
Good luck and fair winds! The '15 Subie has some...

Good luck and fair winds! The '15 Subie has some pretty impressive safety features that BMW would do well to emulate. Unfortunately at Subie at this time some are options -- but I suspect that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-15-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By UncleJ
Maybe they should run on those metal tracks the...

Maybe they should run on those metal tracks the bumper cars used at the Fair -- unlimited range, at least whilst on the track!:rofl:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By UncleJ
Sorry to offend Joy -- but I am what I am and not...

Sorry to offend Joy -- but I am what I am and not (as you can imagine) a fan boy of the marque, despite owning 10 of them over the years. In the meantime the major thing is to get Patty off on the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By UncleJ
Patty, keep it nice and you will do better when...

Patty, keep it nice and you will do better when you trade it in! Not from a dealer of course, they will try to lo ball you and get it as cheap as they can -- put a private party is the way to go to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By UncleJ
I kind of agree with Tim on this one Joy -- we...

I kind of agree with Tim on this one Joy -- we don't know what Patty's mileage is and this is a 7 year old car we are talking about. At best, I don't see her driving it much beyond a couple or three...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By UncleJ
Patty check on the regional forums board for some...

Patty check on the regional forums board for some recommendations.:thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By UncleJ
Patty I checked on the Regional Forums here and...

Patty I checked on the Regional Forums here and found Mike John's Imports which are located in Jeffersonville Ind. right across the bridge from Louisville if you are near there. Mike John's had a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By UncleJ
I used my rear windows all the time and one still...

I used my rear windows all the time and one still stripped!:mad: The sunroof OTOH has been closed since I bought the car and will remain so until I sell it! Its just not worth the huge $3K hit it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By UncleJ
Super thanks for the photo! I have been...

Super thanks for the photo! I have been salivating over a Cayenne:D so I may just dump the X3 sooner than later and after fixing the window move it out. Thanks for the info!:angel:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By UncleJ
Oh Patty, if ever a second opinion was called for...

Oh Patty, if ever a second opinion was called for this is it! Go quickly to your friendly neighborhood BMW specialist indy wrench and have them check this out. Virtually everyone here will tell you...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-07-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,126
Posted By UncleJ
Where are the Chippies when you really need...

Where are the Chippies when you really need one?:tsk:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By UncleJ
Thanks Super! I have not decided to repair the...

Thanks Super! I have not decided to repair the seat -- as you say the repair will be noticeable -- or just leave it for the next guy. I am getting the "new car twitch" lately so that will probably...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By UncleJ
Joy - Yes, you could safely say that I am not a...

Joy - Yes, you could safely say that I am not a fan boy. However I do have an '06 X3 bought new from the showroom floor and have now driven it 107K miles. I figure that does allow me to share my...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By UncleJ
...and all the windows to make sure the cheap...

...and all the windows to make sure the cheap plastic regulator drive dogs are not stripped!:angel:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-05-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,126
Posted By UncleJ
...and then of course there was that spotty kid...

...and then of course there was that spotty kid with the jacked up K5 Blazer, a shaker hood and a funny smelling exhaust and the really big grin!:rofl:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By UncleJ
My wife HATES my X3 -- she has never forgiven me...

My wife HATES my X3 -- she has never forgiven me for buying "this horrible riding little thing" (over rough roads but she does not differentiate) so it is not "the wife's car" -- that is an A4. That...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By UncleJ
Super - I am properly chastised.:cry: However,...

Super - I am properly chastised.:cry: However, and IMHO this is important -- buy a used X3 of this vintage with your eyes open and prepare to develop a long term relationship with your wrench. If...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-02-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By UncleJ
Hi Wally! Yes, that does indeed look like a...

Hi Wally! Yes, that does indeed look like a bubble. Time to "retire" (as the old Fisk Tire commercial used to say). Looks like you have pretty low aspect tires too -- are they stock? If not and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By UncleJ
Safety of course is a given -- however it is hard...

Safety of course is a given -- however it is hard to believe that a 8 year old car will be "safer" than a brand new virtually anything (save the micro cars etc.) given the strides made with safety...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-31-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,289
Posted By UncleJ
Audi also seems to be selling everything they get...

Audi also seems to be selling everything they get their grubby little hooks on too! I suspect that may have a big reason for their discounting attitude. Full disclosure -- now shopping for an A3...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-30-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,289
Posted By UncleJ
...and its not just San Fran either for the rest...

...and its not just San Fran either for the rest of you folks who live out there in the rational world.:rofl:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-30-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By UncleJ
Neither one! A brand new Jeep Compass/Liberty...

Neither one! A brand new Jeep Compass/Liberty can be had for around $15K that would be a much more practical (and cheaper to insure for a kid) school vehicle -- especially to haul stuff around which...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-29-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By UncleJ
Easy fix -- don't go 90 mph!:rofl:

Easy fix -- don't go 90 mph!:rofl:
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