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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-29-2005, 06:50 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,677
Posted By bluegarvis
Whomever found this thread again... :bow: Made...

Whomever found this thread again... :bow: Made my late evening at work worth it!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2005, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By bluegarvis
We have an '04 2.5. I recently spent several...

We have an '04 2.5. I recently spent several weeks with an '05 3.0 loaner with very similar options to my car.
1. Sunroof wind noise was noticably less in the '05 than my '04. I do not know the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-22-2005, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,451
Posted By bluegarvis
Okay now... Here it is, 5 weeks after I took my...

Okay now... Here it is, 5 weeks after I took my car in for the suspension noise... FINALLY retrieved it Thursday, 3/17. The good news is that the problem was with the front sway bar end links. The...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-04-2005, 09:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,894
Posted By bluegarvis
Well then, since we already own an EOS rebel with...

Well then, since we already own an EOS rebel with some big lenses... my choice is already made. Now, 6.3 or 8 MP????? :cry:
Forum: Automotive / Photography 03-03-2005, 03:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,894
Posted By bluegarvis
How does this compare to the Canon Digital Rebel?...

How does this compare to the Canon Digital Rebel? I realize it is like asking which is better a 911 or an M5... different cars for different purposes but still....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2005, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,451
Posted By bluegarvis
Sorry for jumping in here Andrew, but I thought...

Sorry for jumping in here Andrew, but I thought this might aid in the discussion. After another conversation with my SA last night, the techs at Bob Smith are still centering their efforts on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-24-2005, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,312
Posted By bluegarvis
Fo sho... seriously, they are cooling fins for...

Fo sho... seriously, they are cooling fins for your differental... the other poster probably does not have a ZHP, hence no cooling fins... BTW before the flames start... I do not know if this is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-24-2005, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By bluegarvis
There is a TSB for this as I am told... call your...

There is a TSB for this as I am told... call your service department and ask them. Mine was better after the software upgrade but still not perfect. Good Luck!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2005, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By bluegarvis
Thanks for the info Creed. There are not many of...

Thanks for the info Creed. There are not many of us 325/SMG's out there. :p

Do you have an issue when you are applying light throttle as if trying feather the throttle when pulling uphill into...
Forum: M Series 02-23-2005, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,020
Posted By bluegarvis
I drove home from the Staples center to Palmdale...

I drove home from the Staples center to Palmdale Sunday night in a total downpour. Took side streets to the 2 then 210 to 5/14 home (for you locals...). The wipers never paused the whole trip home...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2005, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,451
Posted By bluegarvis
Updated info...

Okay all, here is the latest... picked up the car, powered down the drivers window, powered back all is grreat, right? WRONG :confused: Seems the tech did not put all the pieces back together...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2005, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,002
Posted By bluegarvis
In my opinion, as crazy as this sounds, there may...

In my opinion, as crazy as this sounds, there may be some for of RF (radio frquency) interference. As noted above, it happens when he enters a parking garage with some form of electronic gate. As...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2005, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By bluegarvis
I drive an average of 130 miles a day. When I...

I drive an average of 130 miles a day. When I have had loaners for an extended time, not a word has ever been said. :thumbup: And that's the way it should too ;)

Most (if not all) loaner...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2005, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,291
Posted By bluegarvis
Most dealer loaner policies hinge on if you...

Most dealer loaner policies hinge on if you bought the car from them and if you make an appointment. Bob Smith has been very good to me (sounds like the old SNL skit)... I have bought 3 cars from...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2005, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,006
Posted By bluegarvis
Hi Jeff, What retro-fit are you speaking of...

Hi Jeff,

What retro-fit are you speaking of here? Is there a retro-fit to enable the '04 TCU's to accept bluetooth connections with assist? If so, what is the TSB number... I have 2 04's I'd...
Forum: General BMW 02-09-2005, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,758
Posted By bluegarvis
One of my clients has one with the AMG body kit...

One of my clients has one with the AMG body kit and wheels... in person, the car looks like a true piece of rolling art... Have not sat in it yet, so I cannot comment on interior sight lines, etc......
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2005, 12:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,451
Posted By bluegarvis
Thanks for the update regarding the FM reception,...

Thanks for the update regarding the FM reception, dikkius. I have been told another part is on order (backordered nationally) for mine.

Further, my dealership claims the sound I am hearing in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2005, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,082
Posted By bluegarvis
Sport for me... regular for my wife. She thinks...

Sport for me... regular for my wife. She thinks she gets better gas mileage that way. And she probably does because she drives it easier than I do :D
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2005, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,451
Posted By bluegarvis
What did I do????

Sounds like we all have some similar problems errr CONCERNS Should we start a classic, what are your issues with your new car thread? I think all the early X3's had the squeaking door seal issue...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2005, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,451
Posted By bluegarvis
X3 Suspension Issue

My wife noticed an unusual sound coming from the front end of her 2004 X3 2.5 when she drove over sharp speed bumps. I drove it and heard what sounded like a bad shock absorber, difficult to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-17-2004, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,756
Posted By bluegarvis
Another option Fly X5 would be to install an '05...

Another option Fly X5 would be to install an '05 TCU. That way you will keep the assist functionality as well as having use of Bluetooth. Board member Wassy had this done for a little less money...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2004, 09:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,331
Posted By bluegarvis
Hey Wassy, So it sounds like bad programming...

Hey Wassy,

So it sounds like bad programming was the culprit... good for you. Inquiring minds do want to know though... the cost of the '05 TCU?

[edit] I just found the other thread where you...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2004, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,870
Posted By bluegarvis
Just curious Wassy... what was the cost of the...

Just curious Wassy... what was the cost of the '05 ULF? I am considering doing same pending final, final word from BMW on retro'ing '04's.

Thanks!
Garth
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-18-2004, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By bluegarvis
I absolutely understand. My comments were...

I absolutely understand. My comments were directed at the topic of this thread, to start or not start a petition. I was bringing up the point that this issue is equivical. While I personally am...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-18-2004, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By bluegarvis
I am in this issue twice as I have an '04 X3 and...

I am in this issue twice as I have an '04 X3 and an '04 e46, both with Assist. Production dates are within the spec above. Both vehicles came with BT passkeys. I am not sure where to stand on the...
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