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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-10-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,630
Posted By SWMc
That was precisely my point but look where it...

That was precisely my point but look where it ended up.

From now on I'll try to keep my uneducated, blissfully stupid, point of view to myself.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-09-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,630
Posted By SWMc
I really do pity your cynical, disconsolate,...

I really do pity your cynical, disconsolate, attitude. You seem like the kind of guy that would rip his otherwise perfectly fine engine apart to find a minor tic. I really do hope you can find...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,204
Posted By SWMc
I think you're right on. With that many miles I...

I think you're right on. With that many miles I would replace it all. I consider stuff like that as routine as spark plugs. It's best not to have any of it fail.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-09-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,630
Posted By SWMc
First of all only the base speakers have paper...

First of all only the base speakers have paper cones (as do most base car stereo's). Second, the HU is made in the Czech Republic to the exact specifications that BMW dictates. All car companies...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-09-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,630
Posted By SWMc
Virtually Invisible® cube speakers—each only 3"...

Virtually Invisible® cube speakers—each only 3" high—deliver high-fidelity sound for music and movies. Enjoy premium performance from speakers so small you can place them nearly anywhere and they...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-09-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,630
Posted By SWMc
Are you an acoustical engineer?

Are you an acoustical engineer?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,721
Posted By SWMc
I suggest wet vacuumng the spot with hot water...

I suggest wet vacuumng the spot with hot water and just a drop of baby shampoo (any more than a drop will cause the vac to fill full of foam). This job is best done with two people, one to pour and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-09-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,630
Posted By SWMc
The premium sound system in my E83 X3 is...

The premium sound system in my E83 X3 is considerably better than the base system.

The only other alternative is to "frankenstein" your car which I'm not a fan of doing to a BMW.

I suggest you...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,274
Posted By SWMc
Me neither. The sport seats were horrible for me...

Me neither. The sport seats were horrible for me while the base seats are exquisite and provide all day comfort. I also think a swap is the way to go.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,488
Posted By SWMc
http://www.diceelectronics.com/

http://www.diceelectronics.com/
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,616
Posted By SWMc
I've disconnected my battery several times while...

I've disconnected my battery several times while adding electrical stuff.

Once you get the new battery in:

Press up and HOLD on the center of the roof button until it goes through ALL positions...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,506
Posted By SWMc
I don't think there is sufficient clearance...

I don't think there is sufficient clearance between the tire and steering/suspension components on the front of our cars to run chains up front.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,506
Posted By SWMc
The diamond pattern are what BMW recommends. I...

The diamond pattern are what BMW recommends. I carry a set with me (not BMW) whenever I go anywhere they might be needed. I haven't had to use them yet but I've used them extensively in the past....
Forum: General BMW 12-07-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By SWMc
I think more of us would agree with you as I...

I think more of us would agree with you as I followed mine the same way. I even did screen prints of the progress and saved them. It was deliverd by W&W's ship the Undine. It departed Bremerhaven on...
Forum: General BMW 12-07-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,716
Posted By SWMc
First... You have a great wife. Second......

First... You have a great wife.

Second... You need to let her do what she wants. :thumbup:

I haven't gone yet but the PDS and a ride with Sabine around the "Ring" are both on my bucket list.
...
Forum: General BMW 12-07-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,901
Posted By SWMc
Don't you mean an AMC Gremlin?

Don't you mean an AMC Gremlin?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-06-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,603
Posted By SWMc
This one has always been one of my favorites: ...

This one has always been one of my favorites:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyfjZlOSq2A
Forum: General BMW 12-06-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By SWMc
Yes I do. My X3 has everything I wanted and...

Yes I do.

My X3 has everything I wanted and nothing I didn't. The plus side of not compromising on what somebody else thought was a good set of options and color is that even with 57,000 miles on...
Forum: General BMW 12-06-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,901
Posted By SWMc
Nothing wrong with buying lease returns as long...

Nothing wrong with buying lease returns as long as the buyer is aware that they've had the living daylights driven out of them.

The three fastest cars in the world are:

1. stolen
2. rented
3....
Forum: General BMW 12-06-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,901
Posted By SWMc
The only problem with buying American is that...

The only problem with buying American is that many of them are no longer made in America. These days buying American oftentimes pumps money into the Mexican economy.
Forum: General BMW 12-05-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,545
Posted By SWMc
Another nice engine. I would be more...

Another nice engine.

I would be more impressed with GM if they had built on this:

http://www.zorly.com/images_corvette/09-06-08/5.7%20L%20LT5%20V8%20in%20a%20C4%20ZR-1%20-%20by%20Drdisque.jpg
Forum: General BMW 12-05-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,545
Posted By SWMc
The new Mustang engine intake..... ...

The new Mustang engine intake.....

http://www.bmwpugetsound.com/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=5106&d=1279165977

Resembles the old SHO engines.
...
Forum: General BMW 12-05-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,901
Posted By SWMc
I couln't agree more!

I couln't agree more!
Forum: General BMW 12-05-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,901
Posted By SWMc
I make much less than $500K. But I am...

I make much less than $500K.

But I am retired, healthy, can meet all my financial obligations, have a little money in the bank and have three great kids and two wonderful grandkids..... And quiet...
Forum: General BMW 12-01-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 458
Posted By SWMc
I did that to a 5 series seatback almost 15 years...

I did that to a 5 series seatback almost 15 years ago. The best way is to remove the whole cable, pull the center, cut a section out of the housing and then do the fuel line splice. Any other way and...
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