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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-21-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By Coder
I have been reading this forum as well as the...

I have been reading this forum as well as the "other" forum for over 4 years now and don't recall many, if any, O2 sensor problems. I wouldn't be so quick to gripe about BMW reliability. Do you know...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-29-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By Coder
We did it back in 2011. Had a fabulous time and...

We did it back in 2011. Had a fabulous time and would do it again in a heartbeat.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-14-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By Coder
Brake Pad Replacement

Has anyone tried alternative brake pads?

It's getting close to pad replacement time on our 2011 with 43K miles. I'd really like to reduce or eliminate the brake dust problem. Seems like half of my...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-27-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By Coder
To pair a key fob with a profile: 1. Select...

To pair a key fob with a profile:

1. Select the desired profile in Vehicle Settings. If necessary, create a new profile and make it the active profile.
2. Exit vehicle and press the lock button...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-06-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,712
Posted By Coder
LOL. Sounds right to me. The X3 is a 4,000+ lb....

LOL. Sounds right to me. The X3 is a 4,000+ lb. SUV. Accelerating quickly will eat fuel, 4 or 6 cylinder. 15-16 mpg is not too bad, given all the conditions. My old big-block Bronco can easily dip...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-04-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,998
Posted By Coder
My 25 cents worth: I think that you have every...

My 25 cents worth: I think that you have every right to question/distrust the dealer. 70 miles of wear and tear is not acceptable. They should do reimburse you for the mileage and tire without...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-20-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By Coder
Probably not helpful but our really old android...

Probably not helpful but our really old android phones and our new iphones (6) pair just fine with our 2011. Have never performed any software updates.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-05-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,509
Posted By Coder
Sounds like a pretty high price to me. We had our...

Sounds like a pretty high price to me. We had our 18 inch P7 RFTs replaced by the dealer (Schomp in Denver) last year and it was about $1400. They added another $130 or so to do the alignment....
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-28-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Coder
We went back to the dealer. They did a great job....

We went back to the dealer. They did a great job. There are a number of different windshields for the X3, depending on the specific options. Like everything else, windshields have gotten more...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-26-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By Coder
Ziano and Meguiar make fine products, as do...

Ziano and Meguiar make fine products, as do others. I use Griot's products and highly recommend them. Recommend perusal of their website, www.griotsgarage.com, for some good general info on paint...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-19-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Coder
Not a lot of X3s out there with manual...

Not a lot of X3s out there with manual transmissions, so the sample size is pretty small.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-18-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By Coder
I've run my 2011 X3 pretty low on fuel and have...

I've run my 2011 X3 pretty low on fuel and have never seen a check engine light. May be another issue? Dealer should resolve at no cost to you.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-13-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,278
Posted By Coder
I don't drive my wife's X3 enough to make it a...

I don't drive my wife's X3 enough to make it a habit, but you can just hold your foot on the brake and press the stop button once. This places the transmission in park. Then exit and lock turns off...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-01-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By Coder
We got the OEM all-weather mats. They fit and...

We got the OEM all-weather mats. They fit and work great and seem to be wearing very well. I like that fact that they are not so deeply grooved as some, making cleaning easier.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-24-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Coder
Brake Breakage

Yeah, at our PDC delivery, we learned about the ABS and were told to brake as hard as we could while negotiating a corner. Sounds simple but goes against what most of us were taught when learning to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-18-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By Coder
I rotated my first set of tires. While this may...

I rotated my first set of tires. While this may have resulted in slightly longer tire life, the tire wear was pretty even. I am not rotating the second set.

In the past, with other vehicles, I...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-13-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By Coder
My total cost at the dealer for 4 Pirelli P7...

My total cost at the dealer for 4 Pirelli P7 All-Season RFT (OEM) 18 inch tires with an alignment was something like $1500. That was a bit higher than I could have gotten from Tire Rack (including...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-13-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By Coder
Not normal. Rears may wear faster than fronts but...

Not normal. Rears may wear faster than fronts but what you describe certainly sounds like an alignment problem.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-12-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By Coder
First of all, congratulations! You've done very...

First of all, congratulations! You've done very well to get 43,000 miles on a set of tires.

No, there is no computer warning for worn tires. It requires a visual inspection to determine how much...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-10-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Coder
We have the Oyster leather in our 2011. I've used...

We have the Oyster leather in our 2011. I've used Griot's leather care products to clean/protect and, despite my original concerns, it looks new. And I am not obsessive about it, just cleaning when...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-06-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Coder
Don't know about the sound but do know that the...

Don't know about the sound but do know that the wipers are programmed to move on vehicle shutdown every so often to keep them from sticking to the windshield. This is normal behavior.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-31-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By Coder
Hey, I think it's a great idea! Thanks for the...

Hey, I think it's a great idea! Thanks for the link, I ordered one. It's really easy to scratch the screen when cleaning, even with a microfiber cloth. I love BMW's non-touch screen approach because...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-31-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Coder
I found some silver wheel paint from one of the...

I found some silver wheel paint from one of the after-market suppliers. The color matched perfectly but, once again, I proved my ineptitude in fixing chips. The results were not great and, in a move...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-20-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By Coder
Based on my experience and what has been posted...

Based on my experience and what has been posted numerous time in this Forum, it is very common to see a low coolant warning at some point in the first 15K miles. In MOST cases, topping off the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-03-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By Coder
The dealers also have access to BMW tech support;...

The dealers also have access to BMW tech support; one is located here in the States and one is in Germany. If they can't solve it, they will (eventually) give you a new vehicle. Keep really good...
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