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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-10-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By dominoaz
Lifter Noise

What my service rep told me is consistent with my experience. That is, lifter noise is the result of not driving the car frequently enough, or far enough. My '07 3.0si has only 18K miles on it. When...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 03-13-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By dominoaz
XI Experience

18 months in my XI 2.8 RWD, 8-spd., M-Sport Premium. Memory seats are difficult to master when more than one regular driver. Seats adjust to memory position, but mirrors often do not. It is a compact...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 03-05-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By dominoaz
Color Issues

In addition to ease of care, my color choice is primarily based upon how the color looks on the car and what you want to accentuate, or not accentuate. The charcoal rear valence and the black out...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-25-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By dominoaz
Me too

Yesterday, my wife accidentally left her fob inside the car. She then closed the door and locked the car at the door handle. The car locked without any warning. We were stuck. BMW Assist couldn't do...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-25-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,217
Posted By dominoaz
Some Considerations

As for installers, Tire Rack and Discount both have recommendation lists, but I found that prices can be exorbitant once you get into ultra low profiles, alloy wheels, wheels above 18" and Road Force...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-30-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By dominoaz
BMW Art

I have received a couple of these over the years. One for an X3 and one for a 5 series. Both after I had the associated cars for over a year. I received the yellow X1 art a few weeks ago. I have had...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-15-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By dominoaz
Pedal Placement

It seems that some German cars have unusual pedal placement.The X-1 may be one of them.
The issue goes back decades. Mike Wallace and 60 Minutes, along with a hoard of greedy lawyers, almost put...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-12-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By dominoaz
Exclamation Get narrower shoes

I have had this exact same problem and I ultimately determined that it was the right sole of my right shoe dragging on the accelerator pedal as I braked. Of course, the result is the engine racing...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 07-13-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,160
Posted By dominoaz
Hbwt +1

I'm with HBWT. Dealer wanted $636 to replace one RFT. Four bucks for a plug kit at the local auto parts store. Plugged the screw hole and used mini compressor to reinflate. For many years, Porsche...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-18-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By dominoaz
Tpms

Are you talking about the tire warning light in the center of the dash, or the tire light on the center console? If you do not, in fact, have TPMS in the rear, I doubt if the light will ever go out,...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 05-31-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By dominoaz
Stay away. These mythological products are just...

Stay away. These mythological products are just cash cows for dealers. $6.00 and 20 minutes of your time with a polymer wax will achieve the same result.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-16-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By dominoaz
New Age Polymers

There have been many advancements in car wax technology over the past few years. I find those waxes with a polymer base the easiest to apply and remove. I question their longevity, however, when...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 03-01-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,675
Posted By dominoaz
Smooth Rider

My X-I 2.8 S-Drive with M-Sport pkg. was two weeks old when I went on a three week driving vacation from Phoenix to Lake Tahoe and back. I was impressed by how well the car rode, especially with the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-09-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,395
Posted By dominoaz
Painting rotor/lug mounting area

In an effort to preserve originality, what about silver? Perhaps, engine paint for heat resistance? I've seen black and it can provide a good background for colored calipers.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-09-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By dominoaz
Zeroto60times.com

I don't know if the results conform to what you consider real world, but I find the web site zeroto60times.com to be the most comprehensive compilation. Unfortunately, 2014 times for the X-I are not...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-04-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,395
Posted By dominoaz
Roundel Blue

OK, I'll get a few pics. Haven't taken any that show the calipers that well. The 10 split spoke wheels cover a lot of the brake system.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-03-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,395
Posted By dominoaz
Calipers

I noticed that Ford Engine Blue is the same shade of blue as the BMW Roundel emblem. Bought a can of DupliColor at Autozone for six bucks. Masked and sprayed the calipers on the car. Heat resistent...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-03-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By dominoaz
MPG 2wd 2.0 I4

I'm getting about 24-25 mpg around town. On a recent trip to Flagstaff, loaded to capacity (the X-1, not me), I got 32 mpg. I suspect I could reach 34 or 36 without a full load on level ground.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 12-24-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By dominoaz
Cold air leak

I noticed a similar situation on my X1. Seems to be a leak where the brushed metal trim meets the dash, on the right side, directly above the glove box. Definitely not heated air. Cold, outside air....
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-13-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,458
Posted By dominoaz
Discount Won My Business For Life

Their policy of free flat repair earned my business for life. Unfortunately, many RFT's are "NOT repairable" according to the manufacturer. Depending on the damage, good old tire plugs can prove to...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-06-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,763
Posted By dominoaz
Agree With Consumer's Report

Based upon my X-I experience thus far, with no serious defects, I can only agree with the Consumer's Report conclusions. That is, the X-I is the best compact luxury SUV. But, the BMW brand, in...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-05-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,763
Posted By dominoaz
Good Model-Bad Brand?

That same publication that rated the X-I the best small luxury SUV rated the BMW brand 17th out of 32 (34?). The only Euro brand to make the cut was Audi. BMW has some 'splainin to do!
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 10-11-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,912
Posted By dominoaz
Tint Price Zero

To 328AL. I pulled my sales contract. Neither the tint nor the rear mat appear. I don't recall what they charge. I paid zero, my favorite price.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-10-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Looking For Battery Replacement
Views: 1,606
Posted By dominoaz
WalMart Option

Don't know about application and fit, but several of us Z-4 owners have found the WalMart batteries to be very good applications. Fit, orientation, venting were all perfect. In addition, price and...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 10-10-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,912
Posted By dominoaz
Choice of Installers

My dealer has its own, on site installers. Lots of advantages. No to and from travel; installers work exclusively with BMW and are familiar with the result of different brands in combination with the...
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