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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 05-17-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,243
Posted By jgroarke
I'm no expert, but to weigh in - I did see a lot...

I'm no expert, but to weigh in - I did see a lot of angst around 28i reliability - in particular the timing chains (?) appear to be poorly designed. When they go you are talking cheaper to ditch the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 04-08-2017, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By jgroarke
Nice - good choice getting the roof :-)

Nice - good choice getting the roof :-)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 04-02-2017, 06:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,230
Posted By jgroarke
I get that many of ya'll have issues with RFT. ...

I get that many of ya'll have issues with RFT. How many have actually had a blowout on a motorway/freeway at ~ 70mph? It's really not the best experience I had in my life (years ago). I'd gladly...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-27-2017, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By jgroarke
You know your stuff man - appreciated. BTW I...

You know your stuff man - appreciated.

BTW I did negate the possibility of me being the earthing rod by suspending the key (wrapped in one layer tin foil) from a non-conducting material. String...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-26-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By jgroarke
Cool thanks - that prompted me to do some quick...

Cool thanks - that prompted me to do some quick home grown research. Tin box - works to a point, but if you put the tin box REALLY closed to the handle it will open. Here's the cool one - tin foil....
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-26-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By jgroarke
BMW keyless entry hack

Sooooo, I woke up one morning last week to find my X3 had been ransacked. I *always* lock the door, but thought this time I may have been stupid and left it open. Calling the police, and explaining...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-23-2017, 01:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By jgroarke
That's exactly what I said to BMW, why don't they...

That's exactly what I said to BMW, why don't they use screen protector. Why? Because I bought some BMW dash polish and polished the dash. Also did the ledge next to the screen but a bit of the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-21-2017, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By jgroarke
I couldn't have said it better. HOw about you go...

I couldn't have said it better. HOw about you go to a software company and say "Hey guys, you know all that effort you put in coding that stuff - can I have it for free?".

LOL
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) 03-12-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,814
Posted By jgroarke
Nice post - that engine sound sure sounds like a...

Nice post - that engine sound sure sounds like a "proper" M is coming?

Unless (as previous poster intimated) the 40i sounds like that?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-02-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,013
Posted By jgroarke
Sorry I meant the latest steering rack from BMW...

Sorry I meant the latest steering rack from BMW is the fix worked for me - I'm afraid I can't determine if that aligns with the first post.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-02-2017, 02:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,013
Posted By jgroarke
Worked for me. I have current LCI model, and had...

Worked for me. I have current LCI model, and had previous model. It took four attempts (which I presume each one a new incarnation of the unit) and it's cool now.

Fixed about 3 months ago -...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-28-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By jgroarke
That made me laugh - it's almost python-esque. ...

That made me laugh - it's almost python-esque. Washing the car, this nice lady (or gentleman if that way inclined ;-) walks past. One is looking cool washing one's X3, lean under to wash under the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-28-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By jgroarke
Thanks - you just destroyed the illusion for me...

Thanks - you just destroyed the illusion for me :-)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-28-2017, 02:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By jgroarke
Mine is M Sport late 2014 (LCI) model 35d Msport....

Mine is M Sport late 2014 (LCI) model 35d Msport.

I was miffed when, after furiously waving my foot in several places to find the sensor, it did not open. Took it to BMW who (at the time) were...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-28-2017, 02:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By jgroarke
Yikes - I thought it all was :-)

Yikes - I thought it all was :-)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-26-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By jgroarke
That made me laugh. Curious, how do you get on...

That made me laugh. Curious, how do you get on with the LED auto-dipping thingy? I find myself bloody hypnotised by it driving in the sticks. I find sometims it keeps the beam on just a littttle...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-25-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By jgroarke
Yup - I hope they have some of that groovy tech...

Yup - I hope they have some of that groovy tech from the 7 / 5 series. I really want to park my car in a straight line with a remote. Cynicism aside, I'd like some new toys at least, and I don't...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-24-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By jgroarke
It;s almost apple-esque. You see some shrouds...

It;s almost apple-esque. You see some shrouds taken off the mules recently but still not much info :-/

Europe gets before US (yayyyy) but does that mean UK with our passion for having the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-23-2017, 03:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,172
Posted By jgroarke
I would hope so. A friend of mine had an X5 a...

I would hope so. A friend of mine had an X5 a year ago or so. Was new at the time (well < 6months old). He was driving on the M40 in UK about 80mph and he told me a deer ran out in front and he...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-22-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,172
Posted By jgroarke
Timely response. Aside from the above it never...

Timely response. Aside from the above it never happened to me again. UNTIL yesterday!!!

This time, on the motorway, doing about 80mph. Some jerk cut in front of me and whilst my anchors didn't...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-21-2017, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By jgroarke
Second that - change the car :-) Unless you're...

Second that - change the car :-) Unless you're an absolute expert (or know one) and can afford the downtime it will inevitably bring ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-19-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,172
Posted By jgroarke
I got it December 2014, so probably built in...

I got it December 2014, so probably built in May/June. That may explain.

So, i'm confident you have the auto braking collision avoidance thingy. You'll know when it happens, first tone, them...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-19-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,172
Posted By jgroarke
A picture paints a thousand words - nice job :-) ...

A picture paints a thousand words - nice job :-)

Yes - that looks like the ticket - but i'm perplexed. Surely you don't have an X3 right? That looks nothing like mine :-/ Perhaps that's what...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-17-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,172
Posted By jgroarke
IMHO - you should have the auto braking function....

IMHO - you should have the auto braking function. If you check out the menu system in iDrive you should have option "collision warning" in main screen of iDrive I think, under there you can select...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-17-2017, 03:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,172
Posted By jgroarke
ahhh right - the actual package I believe is...

ahhh right - the actual package I believe is called "driving assistant", the one that avoids crashes and pedestrians.

I was talking about my specific, since I have the ACC and the driving...
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