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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) Today, 03:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By RhoXS
How Use Odometer Reset to Show Miles to Service?

Last week BMW did an oil change. It was done at 12 months because I only put about 10K miles on the car a year. When I retrieved the car and started it, the display still indicated the next service...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By RhoXS
Spoke to the dealer today. My appointment to fix...

Spoke to the dealer today. My appointment to fix the LED tail is in two days so they will look at it again then. Since this is the second alarm in 5 weeks they asked I not put any coolant in. I...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By RhoXS
I dont know. I will have to look when I...

I dont know.

I will have to look when I leave work but even here in Oswego, NY the temperatures are only getting down to at worst, 40 or so in early morning now and the high today is forecast at...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) Yesterday, 03:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By RhoXS
This is an old post but still applicable. ...

This is an old post but still applicable.

Exactly 5 weeks ago, two days before a scheduled appointment for a repair of a leaking windshield washer pump at the local BMW dealer, I received an low...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-19-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,147
Posted By RhoXS
Has the lack of a good front hood weather seal...

Has the lack of a good front hood weather seal been addressed on the new revised 2015 models?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-17-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By RhoXS
Aside from mechanical wear, battery...

Aside from mechanical wear, battery considerations etc. I found the feature just plain annoying as hell when it was on a loaner (my 2011 thankfully does not have it). In any case, I cannot imagine it...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-16-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By RhoXS
Your are correct. Checked it earlier. The tail...

Your are correct. Checked it earlier. The tail lights are not a bulb but a couple of horizontal LED strips integrated onto the inside surface of the lens (at least it appears that way). BMW was very...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-16-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By RhoXS
Comparing the two sides, the section that is lit...

Comparing the two sides, the section that is lit in your picture serves two purposes. It serves as the brake light and the tail light (or parking light). The brake lights light symetrically so no...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-16-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By RhoXS
With the A/C on I cocnsistently get 24.x mpg...

With the A/C on I cocnsistently get 24.x mpg highway (using cruise control and invariably about 8 mph above whatever is the posted limit). Off highway varies from 18 something to 20. I do not have...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-16-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By RhoXS
First, thanks for the responses above. They are...

First, thanks for the responses above. They are appreciated. Here is an update.

I do have HID headlamps. Iam not 100% sure but I think the rear lighing on my 2011 is all incadescent. I think it is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-15-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By RhoXS
Burned Out Bulb Monitor - Maybe Not

While walking to my car tonight I unlocked it from a point where I was facing the rear of the car. To my surprise, the lower half of the right taillight (the section on the fender - not the rear lid)...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-14-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By RhoXS
For whatever its worth I use the Bosch Icon...

For whatever its worth I use the Bosch Icon wipers. They are expensive but they do a very good job and appear to be especially durable. Had I not been impulsive I would have realized the blades were...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-10-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By RhoXS
BMW have an electric oil pump too (in addition to...

BMW have an electric oil pump too (in addition to the variable speed water pump)?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-09-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By RhoXS
Back in 1985 as soon as the engine stopped oil...

Back in 1985 as soon as the engine stopped oil flow stopped and that is why turbo bearings regularly failed.

I have heard some cars have a small electric oil pump to maintain cooling oil flow for...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-09-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By RhoXS
I have not had a turbo since a 1985 Nissan 300ZX...

I have not had a turbo since a 1985 Nissan 300ZX Turbo (that I intercooled and doubled the boost from 6 to 12 psig). To protect the bearing (even before I installed the intercooler) I always idled...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-29-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By RhoXS
Corvette "Nanny Cam" - I Want It In My BMWs

Saw this on CNN this morning. Sure wish BMW had a "Nanny Cam". It would be a must have option for me because sometimes there is no choice but to use valet parking. I would love to see someone prevent...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-26-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By RhoXS
I also have had my X3 a little over a year and I...

I also have had my X3 a little over a year and I just started to use Google to send it a location. Now that I know its there I am sure I will be using it a lot because I typically check out...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-25-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By RhoXS
Google Maps - Great Feature - Really Works

Although I always was aware there is a way of sending a derstination to the car, I never really gave it any thought and never used it until it this week. Earlier this week I looked up an address...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-19-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,486
Posted By RhoXS
The key has nothing to do with it in our Lexus....

The key has nothing to do with it in our Lexus. Only one thing matters; which one of two buttons your finger momentarily pushes.

Its so simple, effective, and easy to use. But, obviously, there...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-18-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,486
Posted By RhoXS
Bimmerbuff, thanks, good explanation. ...

Bimmerbuff, thanks, good explanation.

Usually when I know someone else will be driving the car, like valet parking or when left for service, I preselect the "Guest" profile so they are free to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-18-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By RhoXS
Sport vs. Standard Seats - Sport Clear Winner (IMO)

My X3 has sport seats. I have a 2014 loaner today with standard seats. IMO, in comparison, the standard seats suck. Not only are the sport seats much more comfortable, they give they give the sense...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-15-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By RhoXS
For over thirty years I bought Windex (or the...

For over thirty years I bought Windex (or the cheaper super market brand) in the big bottles and use it straight up. Never once had a problem with it and it has not stained the light tan top on my...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-09-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By RhoXS
Agree. I have a little digital thermometer...

Agree.

I have a little digital thermometer that I have tucked away in a nook on the dash so I constant monitor center vent air supply temp. Once the interior is at a reasonable steady state...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-09-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By RhoXS
For many years, starting with a Fuzz Buster in...

For many years, starting with a Fuzz Buster in 1977 or so, the best available radar detector was like the Amx card, I would never leave home without it. Today, I have a Valentine 1 sitting in the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-08-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By RhoXS
Thanks. A lot of truth to everything you said. ...

Thanks. A lot of truth to everything you said.

Already made the appointment for next week with a loaner.

I am just very OCD about a clean windshield so want to get it fixed sooner than later.
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