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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,499
Posted By vrooom3440
This problem has never recurred since that one...

This problem has never recurred since that one time. <fingers crossed>
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,499
Posted By vrooom3440
Nothing on the dash. I am thinking it was a...

Nothing on the dash. I am thinking it was a electronic issue and next time I will try the basic reboot and see if it comes back. It was completely up to operating temperature when it failed...

I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,794
Posted By vrooom3440
Ah yes you have the 2004 edition of the...

Ah yes you have the 2004 edition of the instructions :D
I have the 2007 edition :thumbup:

I have attempted to attach a copy of the more recent instructions to this post. I believe the BMW part...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By vrooom3440
Yup it depends on the vehicle. X3 does it. ...

Yup it depends on the vehicle. X3 does it. Honda Odyssey van did it too. X3 can also do it with the sunroof open too far at speed. This is definitely in the category of "they are supposed to do...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,499
Posted By vrooom3440
A/T reverse on walk-about

Curious if this has happened to anyone else...

'07 A/T (yeah I know I am doomed) towing a trailer. Backed it up and shut it off. Unhitched the trailer, started it up, pulled forward a few feet,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,794
Posted By vrooom3440
As with many things YMMV :) The BMW...

As with many things YMMV :)

The BMW instructions I got did suggest additional parts but the specifics vary depending on year of vehicle. And no doubt you can install it without the alternate...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,056
Posted By vrooom3440
I have regular experience with both the X3 and a...

I have regular experience with both the X3 and a 2006 330i iDrive. I notice really two standout differences between them:

1. The iDrive seems very slow. Sometimes you push/select something and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,794
Posted By vrooom3440
I installed mine myself on my '07 sport. Rather...

I installed mine myself on my '07 sport. Rather than buy BMW trim pieces I just cut mine. That way I could tailer the opening just the way I wanted it. The OEM pieces make a larger centered...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,602
Posted By vrooom3440
The rub is that if there is throttle lag it is...

The rub is that if there is throttle lag it is NOT because of the input device but because of how the software interprets the input.

Personally I find the throttle control on the AT 2007+ X3 to be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,415
Posted By vrooom3440
Even German engineers can not change the laws of...

Even German engineers can not change the laws of physics.

Some years ago Lotus was developing computer controlled active suspension. Their setup would read the road surface and move the wheels to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,329
Posted By vrooom3440
WHY would you even think that? This is like all...

WHY would you even think that? This is like all the folks who bought Acura NSX cars and then crashed them because the tires wore out in less than 20k miles.

The 19" wheel/tire package is a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,125
Posted By vrooom3440
Don't get too excited... pay attention to the...

Don't get too excited... pay attention to the URLs and that interior shot is of a 335i. Not even sure personally why it was posted?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,177
Posted By vrooom3440
That is not what the following description you...

That is not what the following description you quoted says. It slips only to the front and the back is always locked. Therefore that clutch can only get you up to 50% to the front wheels.

...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,177
Posted By vrooom3440
Yes I have watched the video and yes they can and...

Yes I have watched the video and yes they can and very likely do use the brakes to do that. The last bit with the Quattro and Xdrive on the rollers is very telling. The Quattro does what I would...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,177
Posted By vrooom3440
I have always wondered at that 40:60 ratio. It...

I have always wondered at that 40:60 ratio. It sounds good but just how does it do that?

Looking at the hardware, the system is locked up or not. There are no fluid couplings or anything like...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,320
Posted By vrooom3440
Last I heard Kenza had everything installed and...

Last I heard Kenza had everything installed and functioning as expected. He ended up with a US-spec BMW hitch and aftermarket wiring harness. Got it all in just before Thanksgiving when he needed...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By vrooom3440
I had an issue with the passenger seat sensor on...

I had an issue with the passenger seat sensor on my 2007 thinking there was a butt in the seat when there wasn't. While driver side usually goes off after some time the passenger side chime...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By vrooom3440
Having a stagger tired X3 myself I can understand...

Having a stagger tired X3 myself I can understand you might want to simplify. I believe the rim sizes are also different, in which case you also need to consider how you keep things straight if the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By vrooom3440
You do not know heavy steering. These things...

You do not know heavy steering. These things steer great.

If you want lighter steering go buy an older GM product and you will have light steering.

I do rather wish my 2007 had a MT instead of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,616
Posted By vrooom3440
ABS should not affect handbrake system as it is...

ABS should not affect handbrake system as it is entirely mechanical.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,536
Posted By vrooom3440
Yeah should be a piece of cake then, just follow...

Yeah should be a piece of cake then, just follow the printed directions you have and the xoutpost write up. I think you still have to cut the bumper cover which means taking the diffuser off. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,536
Posted By vrooom3440
There are multiple layers to this issue... ...

There are multiple layers to this issue...

First there are differences in the Euro-spec and US-spec cars here. The towbar hardware is generally different and the electrical is TOTALLY different. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,616
Posted By vrooom3440
You just need to spend more time in the gym :rofl:

You just need to spend more time in the gym :rofl:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By vrooom3440
Interesting... I have a scrape *just* like that...

Interesting... I have a scrape *just* like that ;-)

Consider that GM had "hidden wipers" way back in the late 60's and deja vu'. Now those retracted as a seperate movement from the wipe cycle and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,779
Posted By vrooom3440
This is definitely a case of RTFM. This is a...

This is definitely a case of RTFM.

This is a feature that may vary between years for starters. In some versions of TPM they use the ABS brake sensors to compare subtle variations in rotational...
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