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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-11-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By jgroarke
Oh, I see you're in Germany. Certainly in UK I...

Oh, I see you're in Germany. Certainly in UK I could not beat the prices from Oponeo (no, I don't work for them OR get any commission :-) They have a ".de" site and courier from Poland (yes -...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-11-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By jgroarke
Jeeeez - talkin' of winter already!!! Yikes. ...

Jeeeez - talkin' of winter already!!! Yikes.

I have the staggered set up something like 245/50 at the front and 275/55 at the back. It took me bloody ages to find a good brand economical(ish!)...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-22-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By jgroarke
That sums it up to perfection. I hated the...

That sums it up to perfection.

I hated the fact I got the vibration and paddles but lost my heated paws :-/
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-13-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By jgroarke
Awesome, you should all buy Prius next time ;-) ...

Awesome, you should all buy Prius next time ;-)

Excepting of course Farg, nice!
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-13-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By jgroarke
Yayyyy - collision avoidance proven

Further to my previous thread on my mighty X3 3.5dMsport avoiding mowing a pedestrian down (even though the stupid bleeder stepped right into my path) and proving that the car does indeed brake...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-01-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By jgroarke
That engine, with correct servicing/attention,...

That engine, with correct servicing/attention, will last you forever :-)

If you like the car I'd say keep it and spend the money you save on a sweet new hockey stick :-)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-01-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,471
Posted By jgroarke
Yeah - me, driving me crazy. Whilst it's very...

Yeah - me, driving me crazy. Whilst it's very discreet, when the car is so quiet it's annoying. Mine seems to be coming from where the dash meets the window. I hate explaining stuff like this to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-26-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By jgroarke
When I change mine, it switches between a red-ish...

When I change mine, it switches between a red-ish colour and a yellowy white colour.

Modern -> Classic or whatever. I believe this only affects the lights in the door handles and over the cup...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-13-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By jgroarke
Have a search on this X3 forum, there are other...

Have a search on this X3 forum, there are other threads with similar questions (and answers!).
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-11-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,782
Posted By jgroarke
I think I've said this before on a similar...

I think I've said this before on a similar discussion, but I just went for pretty much all the toys, LED included.

I don't regret it. I had xenon on previous vehicle, and love the LED upgrade. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-28-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By jgroarke
If you wanted to retrofit anything complex like...

If you wanted to retrofit anything complex like ACC you'd be better of getting a new vehicle with it on.

Sound is a different story, as the other poster said you'd be wise to seek the counsel of a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-05-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,735
Posted By jgroarke
I think the salient point to this thread (please...

I think the salient point to this thread (please correct me if wrong) is what makes a comfortable ride. My two cents:


Comfortable ride: standard build, you just get it

Sporty ride, nail that...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-01-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By jgroarke
Sometimes a comment from a stranger can promote a...

Sometimes a comment from a stranger can promote a smile ... that made me smile :-) Thanks for cheering up what was otherwise a really sh1tty day (work huh?).
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-20-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,288
Posted By jgroarke
I used to question that on my old X3 until some...

I used to question that on my old X3 until some put me right, it's just the way it is. My new LED have no such affliction, lurrrrve those babies.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-15-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By jgroarke
Yup with the sports seats, and (in UK) having to...

Yup with the sports seats, and (in UK) having to get out over that bolster you can tell it will wear more on the bolster nearest the door. Such is life.

My last X3 had 70k on the clock when I...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-15-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By jgroarke
I'll have to check mine. It's not when you're...

I'll have to check mine. It's not when you're doing < 40mph is it? I think that's the point it activates.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-15-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,346
Posted By jgroarke
Mine thumps if you whack up the volume. You can...

Mine thumps if you whack up the volume. You can even see the rear view mirror vibrating (although I do like house music ;-)

Can you actually feel it with your hand? THey did install the darn...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-10-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,251
Posted By jgroarke
THat's funny. Are you sure your circle on the...

THat's funny. Are you sure your circle on the dash is green (i.e. all on?)

Mine is set to early and I'm constantly getting an icon in the HUD to note I am close, I'm not sure if this is speed...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-08-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By jgroarke
The light should not leak - in fact it should cut...

The light should not leak - in fact it should cut out when you close it, meaning than you may have a faulty switch?

Indeed my 2011 X3 had a USB in glove box, however my new 2015 model does not.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-07-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By jgroarke
Darn it - you can't turn it off :-/ Happens...

Darn it - you can't turn it off :-/

Happens at all times, not just when having just started up!
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-02-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By jgroarke
Lifetime FSC code, how did you get that? Thx...

Lifetime FSC code, how did you get that?

Thx :-)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-01-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By jgroarke
Map animation

Is there any way to turn that thing off? By animation, I mean when you type in a route and hit start guidance. It starts off with a high level view of the route and then "zooms" in to the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-20-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,861
Posted By jgroarke
I had this issue. I'm not sure it's the MSport...

I had this issue. I'm not sure it's the MSport per se, rather it's that vibrating "lane change" thing in the steering wheel that comes with driver assistance plus. The heated wheel and the PS3 like...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-16-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,251
Posted By jgroarke
See my other thread about pedestrian avoidance: ...

See my other thread about pedestrian avoidance:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=827572

I had some idiot test it for me, not by choice. But it works :-) Last millisecond as...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-14-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,713
Posted By jgroarke
Hmmmm - looks like a pumped up X1 :-/ Liking...

Hmmmm - looks like a pumped up X1 :-/

Liking the dual exhausts though (both sides). I always wanted a car with an exhaust on either side. It's a symmetry thing :-)
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