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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 449
Posted By UncleJ
MTBR - Automatic, A/C off, speed between 60-75...

MTBR - Automatic, A/C off, speed between 60-75 depending on traffic, avg. about 65 I suspect. Oh yes, 89 octane gas too.:angel:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-30-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,137
Posted By UncleJ
I still see many older M-B 300/190 diesels on the...

I still see many older M-B 300/190 diesels on the road here (no salt, mild winters, cars last longer) that look like they just came off a car lot. The "smoke screen" I used to lay down in my old...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By UncleJ
While I agree that a manual box is the best for...

While I agree that a manual box is the best for the X3 it is not really the best choice for driving in the city and holding on the steep hills. The auto box shines in that kind of driving keeping...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-28-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,137
Posted By UncleJ
I suspect that it will be what CA (thanks to the...

I suspect that it will be what CA (thanks to the beloved, omnipotent, unelected and unaccountable CARB) is experiencing now -- gas prices about 80+cents higher than everyone else and diesel fuel...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-28-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By UncleJ
Go on cars.com and check out what they have on...

Go on cars.com and check out what they have on offer there. Lots of E83's for sale. For $25K you might want to move up as Joy mentioned. If I were driving much in the City I would want something...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-28-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 449
Posted By UncleJ
Just finished a 900 mile round trip from the Bay...

Just finished a 900 mile round trip from the Bay Area to LaLa land via 101 which included two days of driving while down there. Set my gas mileage computer at --- before I left and when I returned...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By UncleJ
Joke - If this is a BMW store before you buy...

Joke - If this is a BMW store before you buy wander over to the service center and have them pull the maintenance/repair history to see if there are any recurring issues that may return to bite you. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By UncleJ
I asked the same question a number of years ago...

I asked the same question a number of years ago and got no solutions. I did believe that the halogen bulbs might generate too much heat (I used those to good effect in a Tahoe) for the X3 rear light...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By UncleJ
My '06 came with the rectangular one -- worthless...

My '06 came with the rectangular one -- worthless and difficult to get out and to plug in. I got a free one from Harbor Tools that uses three AAA batteries and is very bright (similar to the ones...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By UncleJ
As an early X5 alumnus you of course will be...

As an early X5 alumnus you of course will be familiar with most of the little peccadillos found in the X3 in the early years. One that you probably have not encountered is the problem with spring...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 10-02-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By UncleJ
All great advice. Around here (and perhaps...

All great advice. Around here (and perhaps elsewhere) the dealers and large indy's offer coupons for $69 oil service with some regularity. If I am close or just over 5K I usually do that --...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-28-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By UncleJ
Wife's '01 A4 also does this.:angel:

Wife's '01 A4 also does this.:angel:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By UncleJ
Wow! What a deal. My biggest mistake was to not...

Wow! What a deal. My biggest mistake was to not get the BMW extended warranty -- I saved about $3K and wound up spending over $6K in repairs to date after the 50K mile OEM warranty expired. I have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-20-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By UncleJ
I replaced the whole thing on both sides after...

I replaced the whole thing on both sides after coming out one morning and finding a pool of oil on the driveway. The total cost for both assemblies at a good indy (Dinan) was $2100 as I recall. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
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) 09-17-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
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) 09-17-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
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: 410
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: 738
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: 738
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: 738
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: 738
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: 738
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: 356
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: 594
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:
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