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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By UncleJ
Joke - If this is a BMW store before you buy...

Joke - If this is a BMW store before you buy wander over to the service center and have them pull the maintenance/repair history to see if there are any recurring issues that may return to bite you. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-08-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By UncleJ
I asked the same question a number of years ago...

I asked the same question a number of years ago and got no solutions. I did believe that the halogen bulbs might generate too much heat (I used those to good effect in a Tahoe) for the X3 rear light...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By UncleJ
My '06 came with the rectangular one -- worthless...

My '06 came with the rectangular one -- worthless and difficult to get out and to plug in. I got a free one from Harbor Tools that uses three AAA batteries and is very bright (similar to the ones...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By UncleJ
As an early X5 alumnus you of course will be...

As an early X5 alumnus you of course will be familiar with most of the little peccadillos found in the X3 in the early years. One that you probably have not encountered is the problem with spring...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 10-02-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By UncleJ
All great advice. Around here (and perhaps...

All great advice. Around here (and perhaps elsewhere) the dealers and large indy's offer coupons for $69 oil service with some regularity. If I am close or just over 5K I usually do that --...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-28-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By UncleJ
Wife's '01 A4 also does this.:angel:

Wife's '01 A4 also does this.:angel:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By UncleJ
Wow! What a deal. My biggest mistake was to not...

Wow! What a deal. My biggest mistake was to not get the BMW extended warranty -- I saved about $3K and wound up spending over $6K in repairs to date after the 50K mile OEM warranty expired. I have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-20-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By UncleJ
I replaced the whole thing on both sides after...

I replaced the whole thing on both sides after coming out one morning and finding a pool of oil on the driveway. The total cost for both assemblies at a good indy (Dinan) was $2100 as I recall. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By UncleJ
.....and used extensively in GA engines from...

.....and used extensively in GA engines from Continental, Lycoming, Rotax, etc. as well as car makers as disparate as Tatra and Ferrari not to mention the opposed BMW bike engines. The boxer is an...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-17-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By UncleJ
Sounds about right for what a dealer would...

Sounds about right for what a dealer would charge. If you are not DIY inclined I would not do the plugs yourself -- air filters and cabin filters are about the extent of what I do these days! You...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-17-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By UncleJ
Good luck and fair winds! The '15 Subie has some...

Good luck and fair winds! The '15 Subie has some pretty impressive safety features that BMW would do well to emulate. Unfortunately at Subie at this time some are options -- but I suspect that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-15-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By UncleJ
Maybe they should run on those metal tracks the...

Maybe they should run on those metal tracks the bumper cars used at the Fair -- unlimited range, at least whilst on the track!:rofl:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 734
Posted By UncleJ
Sorry to offend Joy -- but I am what I am and not...

Sorry to offend Joy -- but I am what I am and not (as you can imagine) a fan boy of the marque, despite owning 10 of them over the years. In the meantime the major thing is to get Patty off on the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 734
Posted By UncleJ
Patty, keep it nice and you will do better when...

Patty, keep it nice and you will do better when you trade it in! Not from a dealer of course, they will try to lo ball you and get it as cheap as they can -- put a private party is the way to go to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 734
Posted By UncleJ
I kind of agree with Tim on this one Joy -- we...

I kind of agree with Tim on this one Joy -- we don't know what Patty's mileage is and this is a 7 year old car we are talking about. At best, I don't see her driving it much beyond a couple or three...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 734
Posted By UncleJ
Patty check on the regional forums board for some...

Patty check on the regional forums board for some recommendations.:thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 734
Posted By UncleJ
Patty I checked on the Regional Forums here and...

Patty I checked on the Regional Forums here and found Mike John's Imports which are located in Jeffersonville Ind. right across the bridge from Louisville if you are near there. Mike John's had a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By UncleJ
I used my rear windows all the time and one still...

I used my rear windows all the time and one still stripped!:mad: The sunroof OTOH has been closed since I bought the car and will remain so until I sell it! Its just not worth the huge $3K hit it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By UncleJ
Super thanks for the photo! I have been...

Super thanks for the photo! I have been salivating over a Cayenne:D so I may just dump the X3 sooner than later and after fixing the window move it out. Thanks for the info!:angel:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 734
Posted By UncleJ
Oh Patty, if ever a second opinion was called for...

Oh Patty, if ever a second opinion was called for this is it! Go quickly to your friendly neighborhood BMW specialist indy wrench and have them check this out. Virtually everyone here will tell you...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-07-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,415
Posted By UncleJ
Where are the Chippies when you really need...

Where are the Chippies when you really need one?:tsk:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By UncleJ
Thanks Super! I have not decided to repair the...

Thanks Super! I have not decided to repair the seat -- as you say the repair will be noticeable -- or just leave it for the next guy. I am getting the "new car twitch" lately so that will probably...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By UncleJ
Joy - Yes, you could safely say that I am not a...

Joy - Yes, you could safely say that I am not a fan boy. However I do have an '06 X3 bought new from the showroom floor and have now driven it 107K miles. I figure that does allow me to share my...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By UncleJ
...and all the windows to make sure the cheap...

...and all the windows to make sure the cheap plastic regulator drive dogs are not stripped!:angel:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-05-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,415
Posted By UncleJ
...and then of course there was that spotty kid...

...and then of course there was that spotty kid with the jacked up K5 Blazer, a shaker hood and a funny smelling exhaust and the really big grin!:rofl:
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