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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) Yesterday, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Doug in NC
Thanks for the reply. I was afraid to pull to...

Thanks for the reply. I was afraid to pull to hard on the hose. Worried about breaking the plastic radiator inlet. I think it's ridiculous that BMW has manufactured these vehicles so that owners...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-22-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Doug in NC
No drain plug in the radiator?

I went to change the coolant today on my 2011 F25 28i. Removed the underbelly pan, and assumed I'd find a radiator drain plug on the drivers side of the radiator like all of my past BMW's. But no,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-13-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Doug in NC
Every car I've owned does this. If you turn on...

Every car I've owned does this. If you turn on the AC for a few minutes, then back off, the air will cool down, and usually stay cooler or near the outside temp.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-13-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By Doug in NC
I paid around $1,000. The price you were quoted...

I paid around $1,000. The price you were quoted sounds good.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-13-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By Doug in NC
I've bought several used BMWs from non BMW...

I've bought several used BMWs from non BMW dealers. I've bought them while still in the manufactures warrany period, and having warranty work done at the BMW dealer was not an issue. Many of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-11-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Doug in NC
I've used Dr Colorchip. It's easy to use and does...

I've used Dr Colorchip. It's easy to use and does a good job.
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 09-02-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Doug in NC
Thumbs down Irritating when oil drain plug access panel is not replaced

It's irritating to learn that a qualified BMW service center did not replace the oil drain plug excess panel on my 2011 F25 after servicing the oil. My most recent oil change was performed at...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-02-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Doug in NC
Fantastic. Very interesting reading. Thank you!

Fantastic. Very interesting reading. Thank you!
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-01-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Doug in NC
That manual is handy. Thanks.

That manual is handy. Thanks.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-01-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Doug in NC
Has anyone replaced their coolant yet?

Has anyone replaced the coolant in their F25 X3 yet, if so are there any 'gotcha's' or is it pretty straight forward? I know to use a 50/50 mix of BMW coolant and distiller water. I'm guessing the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-18-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,321
Posted By Doug in NC
Agreed. I always buy Top Tier gas, and only...

Agreed. I always buy Top Tier gas, and only Premium. Don't buy from the cheap gas stations. http://www.toptiergas.com/retailers.html
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-18-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By Doug in NC
My X3 does not have all of those features. ...

My X3 does not have all of those features. However I don't have to disable anything. The car is probably smart enough to disable selected features once the trailer is plugged into the harness. I...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-17-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By Doug in NC
I have a 5 x 8 trailer I've pulled many times...

I have a 5 x 8 trailer I've pulled many times with my 2011 X3. Not much to it really. Allow for longer stopping distance. If they programmed it correctly you should be able to use the backup camera...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-10-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By Doug in NC
I we run 32 front and 35 rear like my door panel...

I we run 32 front and 35 rear like my door panel says for 43,000 miles. That works for me.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-10-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Doug in NC
All I have to do is select an FM or Sirius...

All I have to do is select an FM or Sirius station to stop the phone. The phone won't start playing again until I push the mode button reselecting the phone . Also when you plug the phone into the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-10-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By Doug in NC
I use it the same way. Sometimes it's nice to...

I use it the same way. Sometimes it's nice to have a cool breeze in your face when the heater is keeping your feet warm.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-06-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,597
Posted By Doug in NC
Agreed. Mine doesn't go completely flat or...

Agreed. Mine doesn't go completely flat or level, but it's now flatter than it was.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-05-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Doug in NC
Do you have the maps set to traffic mode? The...

Do you have the maps set to traffic mode? The background is grey in that mode. On mine, in the normal mode, highlighted roads are the route to the destination I selected.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-05-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,597
Posted By Doug in NC
Thanks for the idea. I've leveled the seat as...

Thanks for the idea. I've leveled the seat as flat as it will go. Hopefully that will help. The next long trip will tell.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-01-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,597
Posted By Doug in NC
I'm tall and have sport seats, and the seat...

I'm tall and have sport seats, and the seat cushion kills my right hip. I've not found an adjustment to correct this.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-31-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,683
Posted By Doug in NC
I had a AAA warranty once on a 528 and I was left...

I had a AAA warranty once on a 528 and I was left paying a large portion of a water pump and thermostat replacement cost. The AAA warranty did not cover the difference between what they considered...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-31-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Doug in NC
Mine doesn't make the lifter noise, but I did own...

Mine doesn't make the lifter noise, but I did own a 128 that did. It would go away after an oil change and be gone for several thousand miles. It would come back on short trips, but a run down the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-21-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By Doug in NC
The 2011 35. I've only driven the new 4 banger...

The 2011 35. I've only driven the new 4 banger in a three series; it clattered worse than my TDI and wasn't nearly as smooth as the traditional BMW 6 cylenders. To be fair, it was pretty quick.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-18-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By Doug in NC
I have a 2011 28 with 41,000 miles. No...

I have a 2011 28 with 41,000 miles. No reliability problems. Averages 25+ mpg (I can get close to 30 mpg on the interstate). Plenty of power. Very comfortable and quiet. Fitted with a trailer...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-13-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,824
Posted By Doug in NC
I've got the same tires in 18 inch size. ...

I've got the same tires in 18 inch size. Fantastic tires. Much much quieter than the OEM Pirelle run flats that came on my x3. After 10,000 miles they are wearing normally, and slowly. Ride and...
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