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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-20-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By UncleJ
Michael, now you can get it at the Jeep and RAM...

Michael, now you can get it at the Jeep and RAM parts counter as well!:D
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By UncleJ
Vern is right -- there is an on going "recall"...

Vern is right -- there is an on going "recall" for the pax airbag sensor that is known to go bad. I had mine replaced free at 101K miles and they didn't bat an eye, just fixed it. I did have to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-15-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By UncleJ
In CA (as stated) you do see them from time to...

In CA (as stated) you do see them from time to time -- but not for long as the local constabulary and the Chippies will quickly ticket you for not having a front plate. Time was there was not a lot...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By UncleJ
all of the above. Also don't forget that the...

all of the above. Also don't forget that the windshield washer tank, and the coolant expansion tank will degrade and self destruct about 100K miles or before! Part of BMW's effort to look good with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By UncleJ
I had never heard they needed to be...

I had never heard they needed to be inspected/replaced every five years either. Seems a bit premature -- not that it is relevant but the steel braided water lines on my toilet water supply lines...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,331
Posted By UncleJ
Good luck with that on an old car! Probably...

Good luck with that on an old car! Probably increased the value with the new paint and work done.......:rofl: Seriously though, you should get something -- of only for "loss of use" and agro with...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-05-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By UncleJ
Well, there is that....:rofl:

Well, there is that....:rofl:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,331
Posted By UncleJ
Thanks JD! Hope they fixed everything and you...

Thanks JD! Hope they fixed everything and you get lots of trouble free mileage from now on.:thumbup:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-04-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By UncleJ
^2! Well said. Across the board here it seems...

^2! Well said. Across the board here it seems like interesting, well reasoned, and informative comments/suggestions seem the rule -- and that (to quote a famous felon) is "A Good Thing". Kudos to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By UncleJ
+1^! At least $4K and that's if you can do a lot...

+1^! At least $4K and that's if you can do a lot of it yourself. Aside from the BMW feeling that "lifetime" is 100K miles (fluids etc.) this is the time when all the big ticket maintenance and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,331
Posted By UncleJ
jd - What did the final cost (before radio fix)...

jd - What did the final cost (before radio fix) turn out to be?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By UncleJ
As far as mundane stuff goes, I would change the...

As far as mundane stuff goes, I would change the coolant, make sure the brake fluid has been replaced (every two years, not depending on mileage), power steering fluid replacement, and of course the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-26-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,085
Posted By UncleJ
Great books - there is even a compendium of them...

Great books - there is even a compendium of them all in a boxed 5 volume set "The complete Aubrey/Maturin Novels" by Patrick O'Brian published by W. W. Norton Co. Failing to get that one -- try to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-23-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,085
Posted By UncleJ
Actually China is the third largest producer. ...

Actually China is the third largest producer. The largest producer by far is Chile followed by Australia then China. It is a common metal found virtually everywhere and can even be obtained from...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 07-22-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By UncleJ
Buy it! The dealer's F&I guy needs a good...

Buy it! The dealer's F&I guy needs a good vacation. Think about how many wheels you have bent or destroyed? How many tires have been damaged that were not covered by the tire manufacturer's...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By UncleJ
If you do your own work, have a good well...

If you do your own work, have a good well equipped shop -- or access to one, then low ball him and you might get a gem. Otherwise it could well turn into a money pit. The first question I would...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By UncleJ
The thing that any drivetrain is sensitive to is...

The thing that any drivetrain is sensitive to is the size. The tire brand IMHO is not a consideration as long as the size meets specifications. I would also change all four tires at once too. Check...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By UncleJ
I would replace all four -- unless I had just...

I would replace all four -- unless I had just done that up to about a thousand miles before, and had a road damaged tire, then I would just replace that one -- but only after carefully inspecting the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,674
Posted By UncleJ
KS, you have a 9 year old car there -- with how...

KS, you have a 9 year old car there -- with how many miles? I am sure the dealer wants you to buy his (expensive) tires. Check with Tirerack (a bimmerfest sponsor) found here on "best of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By UncleJ
A four year unlimited bumper to bumper warranty...

A four year unlimited bumper to bumper warranty on a 6 year old car with over 75K miles on it is a wonder to behold!:yikes: I hope it works out for you!:angel:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,087
Posted By UncleJ
The dealer probably had some run flat take offs...

The dealer probably had some run flat take offs that he wanted to get rid of after a new car buyer refused to have them on the car and wanted "normal" tires.:rofl: The horrid ride over rough roads...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,087
Posted By UncleJ
zeph - what did you finally pay? Be sure to come...

zeph - what did you finally pay? Be sure to come back and let us know how it has worked out for you too. Enjoy the new ride!:angel:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-17-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By UncleJ
There was also a concept car, a Mercury version...

There was also a concept car, a Mercury version of a Ford Freestyle Station Wagon/SUV thing with a 3 cyl diesel and a hybrid drive. I believe emissions killed any chance for it. The concept was...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-15-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By UncleJ
Or for someone who sits in traffic every day on...

Or for someone who sits in traffic every day on the 405 wondering when the nightmare will end and the cars start moving again. Hard to wring out the full potential of a BMW/Audi/anything under those...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,087
Posted By UncleJ
The A/C goes on when you turn on the defroster,...

The A/C goes on when you turn on the defroster, so it is "used" more frequently in winter than you would expect. As to the rest, all good advice from Super (as usual!) but I question the drive dogs...
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