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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2008, 06:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,752
Posted By clarky
As for the Auto Gearbox on our 06 3L D it over...

As for the Auto Gearbox on our 06 3L D it over revs to the point that it makes you look like a crap driver because if anyone overheard they would think why are they driving in that gear. That's as...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2008, 06:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,752
Posted By clarky
A fine point well made. ;) You'd have...

A fine point well made. ;)

You'd have thought we'd have changed dealer after they left te sump cap off of the 318 at a service or the times they serviced it and missed basic faults, misaligned the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2008, 02:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,752
Posted By clarky
Drive an 06 X3 3L Diesel Auto and the gearbox is...

Drive an 06 X3 3L Diesel Auto and the gearbox is quite poor. The Stealer (dealer) tries to blame it on the difficulty the gearbox has in adapting to two different people driving the car with varying...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2006, 02:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,581
Posted By clarky
Here in the UK have a 3.0 Diesel. Diesel is $1.9...

Here in the UK have a 3.0 Diesel. Diesel is $1.9 a litre. I currently get about 26mpg (average). Local driving due to it being hilly and slower is far from cost effective though.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2006, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By clarky
In the UK they came as astandard on a 3L Diesel...

In the UK they came as astandard on a 3L Diesel '06. The tyres cost more but it means you can still get home safely as the tyre doesn't fully defalte but simply loses some pressure. A sensor on the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2006, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By clarky
As an extra I found that at times it has held in...

As an extra I found that at times it has held in too low a gear on what could barely be even classed as a slope. Engine holds at about 3000rpm before I intervene.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2006, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By clarky
It's a bit of a puzzler and I put it mostly down...

It's a bit of a puzzler and I put it mostly down to the Adaptive gearbox. There are two people driving this one with differing driving styles and I think that it was foxing the gearbox. Have now done...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2006, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,590
Posted By clarky
I did mine the other day and was wrongly looking...

I did mine the other day and was wrongly looking at the time on the radio !! It is the time in the middle of the speed dial that will change if you keep the button pressed for a few seconds.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2006, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By clarky
Dealer suggested it was some element of the...

Dealer suggested it was some element of the automatic hill control cutting in keeping it in a low gear. Hmm... It was barely an incline and a little too over protective if that's the case. Mentioned...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2006, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By clarky
3 L Diesel Automatic Question ?

Calling the dealer tomorrow because Ihave noticed an oddity with the Diesel Automatic and was wondering if anyone had come across it. When going down hill occasionally doing no more than 20-30mph and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2006, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,138
Posted By clarky
I think in the UK it's an option we have to pay...

I think in the UK it's an option we have to pay an extra $450 for. Oh well.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2006, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,138
Posted By clarky
I think in the UK it's an option we have to pay...

I think in the UK it's an option we have to pay an extra $450 for. Oh well.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2006, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,138
Posted By clarky
Is the Voice Command option an additional option...

Is the Voice Command option an additional option or is it part of the BMW Bluetooth package. I pressed and held my person speaking button and jack happened. :(

Amusement came from the quick...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2006, 09:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 555
Posted By clarky
The Pop Up Monitor

Apart from the TV function which you need a tuner, DVD and Sat Nav is their any other functionality provided by the TV ? I was offered just the Screen and cabling and was wondering whether that alone...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2006, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,232
Posted By clarky
What bugs me is that there is no visual or sound...

What bugs me is that there is no visual or sound notification that the car has been unlocked by the remote. I know the lights come on inside but surely a beep or a flash of the lights would be easy....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2006, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By clarky
They look very nice and add some well needed...

They look very nice and add some well needed Chrome inbetween the wheels. They are only their for looks though as they serve no purpose at all unless you are seriously vertically challenged. Also...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2006, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By clarky
Rear PDC Volume Adjustment ?

Is there any way to turn down this bloody noise ? Aggghhhhh !:bawling:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2006, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,375
Posted By clarky
Fuel Consumption ?

What are people getting on which models ?

A big buy in for the 3l Diesel was the Fuel Consumption. Currently hitting about 22mpg Average. Although most driving is Rural with little traffic. Would...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,582
Posted By clarky
3 Weeks 157 Miles..

3 Weeks 157 Miles..
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2006, 06:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 552
Posted By clarky
3L Diesel - Acceleration ?

Have just bought a 3L X3 Diesel Sport and am just getting used to driving it. Drove a petrol 318ti before. I have noticed that at times the acceleration can be a little 'jumpy'. The peddle is quite...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2006, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,742
Posted By clarky
Do the mudflaps make a big difference to keeping...

Do the mudflaps make a big difference to keeping the car any cleaner ? I have an X3 3L Diesel Sport and I've noticed in the first week how much muck gets thrown up. Are they functional or just...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-11-2005, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,843
Posted By clarky
Surely better and fairer to leave the mileage as...

Surely better and fairer to leave the mileage as is and inlcude the receipt for the new motor with the details when you sell the car ?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-11-2005, 07:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 763
Posted By clarky
Mobile / Cell Phone stuck in heating Ducts !!!

Yeah. Bad one. Phone fell off the seat as it always does and ended up under the front passenger seat. I could hear it but couldn't see it. Then I twigged it had enetered those heating ducts under the...
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