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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-07-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By jrapo
Whatever it comes with should be fine. In my...

Whatever it comes with should be fine. In my opinion, it would be a waste of money swapping them at delivery for the exact same size tire in a different brand. They will probably bend you over on...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-04-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By jrapo
There's probably a good supply of demos at your...

There's probably a good supply of demos at your local BMW store!

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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-25-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By jrapo
Now you have a nice spare tire you can keep in...

Now you have a nice spare tire you can keep in your garage! !

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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-25-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By jrapo
I understand your situation and you did the best...

I understand your situation and you did the best you could given the options. I also agree with the next post as well. I think your best option is to treat the 4th tire as a "spare" and get a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-24-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By jrapo
BMW is pretty clear in the owners manual that all...

BMW is pretty clear in the owners manual that all 4 tires need to be the same brand, model and thickness. What you have done no doubt is inconsistent with their requirements. BMW AWD vehicles can...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-18-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By jrapo
I suggest AWD. I have one and live in Atlanta and...

I suggest AWD. I have one and live in Atlanta and would never consider the 2 wheel drive version.

I find AWD to stick incredible in the rains here and I have had plenty of RWD cars that don't...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By jrapo
I got an indy quote for about $1,000 for both...

I got an indy quote for about $1,000 for both jobs and then only another $180 to change out all the spark plugs. Seems fair and much less than the $1,700 (oil leak repairs only) from the dealer. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By jrapo
I guess what I'm getting to is if these leaks...

I guess what I'm getting to is if these leaks just appeared in the last 6 months, can I continue driving the car for another 1-2 years (roughly 15K miles) not fixing the leaks without being overly...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By jrapo
Thanks guys. as a matter of normal maintenance,...

Thanks guys. as a matter of normal maintenance, should I be replacing plugs and coils at this stage (7 years old, 93K)? The car runs fine, no stumbles, no codes, etc.

Also, I have owned cars...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By jrapo
2007 X3 slight oil leak advice

I bought my 2007 X3 two and a half years ago with 58K miles. I have repair records since new and it never had any major repairs/failures. It now has 93K miles. My experience has been outstanding...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-05-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,298
Posted By jrapo
You have a $60,000 car, so don't totally cheap...

You have a $60,000 car, so don't totally cheap out on the rubber. It does make a difference in how the car handles and you have to live with the decision for years.

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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-05-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,298
Posted By jrapo
Good question. Honestly just out of experience...

Good question. Honestly just out of experience with the brands you listed, not with the specific tire you referenced. Don't totally cheap out on this decision to save $50 or $100. I just replaced...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-05-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,298
Posted By jrapo
You need to change all 4 to keep them identical...

You need to change all 4 to keep them identical in diameter. Don't just change 2. You should really aim higher in the tire brand/quality to maintain the handling characteristics of the car, but of...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 04-08-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,947
Posted By jrapo
Interested in your car and sent you a PM

Interested in your car and sent you a PM
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,088
Posted By jrapo
OP LeighL, curious as to how those Cooper Zeon...

OP LeighL, curious as to how those Cooper Zeon RS3-A are doing for you? I'm needing a new set of rubber shortly and Pep Boys has my 235/50/18 size priced at $127 less a 10% coupon less a $70 rebate...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,311
Posted By jrapo
there's a good chance the rear hatch noise you...

there's a good chance the rear hatch noise you think is there is actually the sunroof. These sunroofs are notorious for making noises over bumps. To rule out the sunroof as the culprit, pop the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-25-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By jrapo
I seriously doubt someone repainted this car and...

I seriously doubt someone repainted this car and likely its an error. Like the last post says, run the vin to determine the original color.

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-29-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By jrapo
Re: Transmission fluid flush

Thanks X3brian for the clarification. My transmission fluid flush was done at a BMW Indy shop and they have that piece of equipment which connects to the transmission lines and draw the old fluid...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By jrapo
Re: Transmission fluid flush

Why do you say that with so much conviction? Mine was done at a BMW indy shop and have had no issues. I'm not advocating either way, but you seem to have a very strong negative opinion. Care to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-27-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By jrapo
I did a power flush on my 2007 X3 (Auto) with no...

I did a power flush on my 2007 X3 (Auto) with no issues whatsoever. I did the power flush with Dexron VI at around 65K miles and I have 85K now. After I did the power flush I did read forums...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By jrapo
ya, if I could find them without crawling under...

ya, if I could find them without crawling under the car in my nice clothes
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By jrapo
I could, but then what excuse would I have to...

I could, but then what excuse would I have to peruse the parking lot and see all the nice new and CPO bimmers?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By jrapo
Oil Change??

So had my oil changed today at the local stealership. Everything went fine. Then it dawned on me what the best reason for me changing oil every 7,500 miles. In addition to extended engine life and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-27-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By jrapo
Re: Is BMW CPO warranty transferable?

Surprising that BMW NA has a different answer than the BMW dealers. It's pretty cut and dry if the car, based off the VIN, is still under CPO coverage. If you really like the car, you should get...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-27-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By jrapo
Re: Is BMW CPO warranty transferable?

I'm pretty sure that once a BMW is CPO it retains the CPO 6/100K warranty regardless if its re-sold person to person or re-sold person to dealer to person. You should get the VIN and call any BMW...
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