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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,124
Posted By JBasham
OP, if it's any consolation, we have a 325xi with...

OP, if it's any consolation, we have a 325xi with the N52 motor, the successor to the M54 in your 2006, and we had all those same repairs done to it at around the same mileage.

If you are in the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By JBasham
I'll mention this because it's not obvious to...

I'll mention this because it's not obvious to some owners. If your coolant light is coming on when you start the car sometimes, and then going away after a short bit of driving, your sensor is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 112,507
Posted By JBasham
The fun thing is, Passport charges $79.95 to do...

The fun thing is, Passport charges $79.95 to do the oil change for you, usually while-you-wait. But you do have to find the time to get over there.

Bavauto will sell you Lubri-Moly 5W-30 (7...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By JBasham
If you're keeping the K&N filter, Bavauto sells a...

If you're keeping the K&N filter, Bavauto sells a good MAF sensor cleaner that you spray on from time to time & avoid sensor destruction.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By JBasham
I have a 2009, which came with the updated...

I have a 2009, which came with the updated software. It's good; not at all a slushbox. Very manual-ish "engaged," similar to the DCT in my M3 (but obviously, not as fast with the shifts or as even...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,425
Posted By JBasham
Wire transfer is really easy, even though most...

Wire transfer is really easy, even though most buyers have never done one and can be put off by it. These days, scam artists commonly forge "certified" forms of payment, like cashiers' checks and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,109
Posted By JBasham
Hi Murp, For dust issues, I have to agree...

Hi Murp,

For dust issues, I have to agree that changing to a lower-dust pad is the way to go. I still use stock pads on all my bmw's but there are tons of guys who don't, and they have posted a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,963
Posted By JBasham
[QUOTE=Evlengr;7054152] So I took advantage of...

[QUOTE=Evlengr;7054152]
So I took advantage of low interest rates and aggressive pricing and treated myself to a new car ( Sorry BMW you lost me with the RFT's, no MT to offset the screwy...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,441
Posted By JBasham
Hey man, I also have one of each - an '09 X3 and...

Hey man, I also have one of each - an '09 X3 and a 2013 M3 E92. (and a '79 Eurochassis 323i E21, and an '06 E90)

Whenever I get the urge to try to mod the X3 and get more out of it, I just go...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,647
Posted By JBasham
I've heard of evaps conking out on the current...

I've heard of evaps conking out on the current design M3s as well. I wonder how common this is accross brands and models?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,104
Posted By JBasham
Welllllll . . . at the time, you didn't describe...

Welllllll . . . at the time, you didn't describe that manual shift, even though some (rather uncool) people gave you a hard time for not doing it, in spite of your racing experience (not just track,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,104
Posted By JBasham
Thumbs down You're selling your X3 because you can't modify...

You're selling your X3 because you can't modify it? Fine, makes sense to me.

Aren't you the guy who got into the median with sobbing wife in a laggy X3 AT, because he couldn't reach down during...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,104
Posted By JBasham
Performance beats most of what's out there in the...

Performance beats most of what's out there in the daily driver-family truckster segment. More performance is available with a regular 3-series X drive, for the same money, but space is less. I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-29-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 36,831
Posted By JBasham
So this isn't like an E9X, where you have to...

So this isn't like an E9X, where you have to "register" the battery through the diagnostic system or the alternator won't charge it?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-29-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,614
Posted By JBasham
I have the DWS but they're barely broken in. So...

I have the DWS but they're barely broken in. So far, nothing about them calls much attention to themselves, or seems that different from the Scorpions.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,637
Posted By JBasham
What a dick.

What a dick.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 05-14-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,646
Posted By JBasham
Now that 2013 MY pricing has been released, any...

Now that 2013 MY pricing has been released, any chance we could get the 2013 dealer invoice prices?
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 05-03-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,727
Posted By JBasham
My experience with Passport detectors in general...

My experience with Passport detectors in general has been that they're great units, but I've needed warranty work on them more than pretty much any kind of electronics I've ever bought. And if you...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-13-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,135
Posted By JBasham
I wanted a pair of ramps, but one of my cars...

I wanted a pair of ramps, but one of my cars (Eurochassis '79 323i) has a REALLY low suspension set up and front spoiler, which prevents the use of regular ramps, which are too steep.

So I made...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,320
Posted By JBasham
I remember not too long ago when it was the...

I remember not too long ago when it was the equivalent of $10 USD/Gal in London.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,536
Posted By JBasham
Try Bavarian Auto on-line. They can set you up...

Try Bavarian Auto on-line. They can set you up with 6 quarts of Lubro-Moly (I usually order 7 quarts so I have more to add between oil changes), a filter, and the correct filter wrench. Then you...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,468
Posted By JBasham
Okay, I went ahead and got the black interior...

Okay, I went ahead and got the black interior after all. I've had it for 12 months now. I like it better than the previous grey one. It shows dust a little more, but it hides true crud completely...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 07-20-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,193
Posted By JBasham
Thanks, and right you are! I telephoned them and...

Thanks, and right you are! I telephoned them and they scheduled me for an appointment, next day, with a loaner. What's not to like?
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 07-07-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,193
Posted By JBasham
What's up with loaners at Passport's service dept?

Time to get a scheduled oil change (12 months) under warranty. I went to Passport's website to schedule an appointment, and there's no loaners. Anybody know what's up with that? They used to have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-07-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,393
Posted By JBasham
I hated that feature so much in my 2006 that I...

I hated that feature so much in my 2006 that I made sure I ordered my 2009 without them.
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