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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-25-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,460
Posted By PPXYZ
P13b4

Thanks for the info. I have an OBD reader since the SES light kept coming on and then going off. Now I have something to go on.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-06-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,711
Posted By PPXYZ
Recap

After several more weeks of on again off again with the dang SES light and the new gas cap, it finally went off and has stayed off knock on wood.

So it was worth trying the gas cap thing.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,711
Posted By PPXYZ
SES off for now

After jiggling the the gas cap the SES light went off, stayed off for awhile and then came on again and then went off again. Bought a new gas cap ($40) at the dealer who said that without the light...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,711
Posted By PPXYZ
X3 2009 - I have not been here for ages! ...

X3 2009 - I have not been here for ages!

Around 23K miles, last year, the SES light started to come on intermittently. Screwed the gas cap on more tightly. SES went off. Came on a few months...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-04-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 82,480
Posted By PPXYZ
I have decided that this is just what the X3 is...

I have decided that this is just what the X3 is so, no.

Short commute, lots of other forms of transportion including a new bike so the car is likely to die of old age before succumbing to high...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-26-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By PPXYZ
http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Owner/dgh.a...

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Owner/dgh.aspx

This may help. Owner's Manuals as PDF files. You can download one to your phone. The 09 is about 150 pages/5MB.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-25-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 82,480
Posted By PPXYZ
That just means you are getting more benefit out...

That just means you are getting more benefit out of your car than I do mine.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By PPXYZ
In my experience of cars in general things start...

In my experience of cars in general things start to go awry after 100K miles but unless your maintenance/repair costs are significant it is still less expensive than buying a new car.

The oldest...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 82,480
Posted By PPXYZ
My 09 finally made it over 17,000 miles and had 1...

My 09 finally made it over 17,000 miles and had 1 repair under warranty. It needs its annual oil change next month.

I could use an electric car.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,009
Posted By PPXYZ
Actually in the US. The bike is made in the UK...

Actually in the US. The bike is made in the UK hence the link.

There is a Dahon folding version for sailors (used to sail once in awhile, have not in a long time) that has a better paint job for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-20-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,009
Posted By PPXYZ
Dealer Schmealer quoted $1200 and change to...

Dealer Schmealer quoted $1200 and change to install the hitch. Insane. I don't care how many loaners and cups of coffee they offer in exchange.

Thought about the roof rack although more for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,850
Posted By PPXYZ
True. Probably best to remember to switch to SD...

True. Probably best to remember to switch to SD which, IIRC, starts up in first.

I use SD for hills and it does a very good job there.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,850
Posted By PPXYZ
The dealership originally thought the packing...

The dealership originally thought the packing blocks were left in the car. Nope. The hard ride really is just the car. Those whose other car is a truck cannot figure out what people are...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 20,939
Posted By PPXYZ
The PAC 3.5MM ground loop isolator works. S3 =>...

The PAC 3.5MM ground loop isolator works. S3 => long 3.5mm cable to reach the back of the armrest => PAC GLI => AUX port. Plugged in, played music, recognized it in AUX mode on the radio.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,850
Posted By PPXYZ
Your suspension suspicions are correct. If your...

Your suspension suspicions are correct. If your minivan drives like a car the X3 will feel like a truck.

There are many reports of a hard ride. Some people do not feel it and others are still...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,793
Posted By PPXYZ
THX for the info. I am going with a ramp for the...

THX for the info. I am going with a ramp for the dogs. They probably will not use that either. Last try with portable stairs had them vaulting over the stairs.

Bikes are folders. They fit...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,867
Posted By PPXYZ
THX for the info. It looked too good to be true!

THX for the info. It looked too good to be true!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,867
Posted By PPXYZ
:yikes: as to installing the hitch. Just...

:yikes: as to installing the hitch.

Just kidding. I don't actually want to tow anything, I just need the receiver for this step:

http://www.amazon.com/Otto-Step-Pet-Ramp/dp/B000WQ823E

I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 20,939
Posted By PPXYZ
http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Bluetooth-Hands-Free-...

http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Bluetooth-Hands-Free-BlackBerry-Smartphones/dp/B004CLYJ2I


http://www.amazon.com/PAC-SNI-1-3-5mm-Ground-Isolator/dp/B004E8YRS0

Seems as if both may be required for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,723
Posted By PPXYZ
Are they coming loose during driving? :yikes:

Are they coming loose during driving? :yikes:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,793
Posted By PPXYZ
That's interesting. Is that 20% off...

That's interesting. Is that 20% off retail-priced parts?

I am considering that $400 hitch that comes, from the dealer, with an estimated $1000 labor install. I will ask the independent what it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,793
Posted By PPXYZ
Actually my warranty is still in effect. ...

Actually my warranty is still in effect.

They just refused to do the oil change although they did not bother to tell me that until I showed up there. They simply will not do it for a few weeks....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,793
Posted By PPXYZ
Well, that's interesting. I was told they will...

Well, that's interesting. I was told they will do an annual oil change and, if I had just taken my car in last year a week earlier none of this would be happening. If they had provided a simple...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,867
Posted By PPXYZ
Where do you get a BMW labor rate of $120? I...

Where do you get a BMW labor rate of $120?

I was quoted $1200 to install a hitch. I was also quoted, by the same dealer (hereafter known as the schmealer), a hitch kit price of around $400. I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,793
Posted By PPXYZ
LOL. I thought you were being serious!

LOL. I thought you were being serious!
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