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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-08-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By 96_Impreza
OEM 245/50-18 Pirelli Cinturato wore out in 23K...

OEM 245/50-18 Pirelli Cinturato wore out in 23K miles. Replacement Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS RFT are now at 40K miles and will probably make 46K. No difference in handling or noise.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-07-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,193
Posted By 96_Impreza
My wife has a 2011 X3 35i bought new and now at...

My wife has a 2011 X3 35i bought new and now at 63K miles. She's a motorhead and enjoys the ZOOM ZOOM of the 35i. If your wife isn't a motorhead check out the X1 and load it up with all the options....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-01-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By 96_Impreza
HF's procedure above just worked perfectly on our...

HF's procedure above just worked perfectly on our 2011 X3 35i. I read directions as wife pushed & pulled buttons. Thank you, HF!
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-02-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By 96_Impreza
Yikes! I didn't know that - and it's old news -...

Yikes! I didn't know that - and it's old news - and my head just exploded.

http://jalopnik.com/bmw-plans-at-least-5-front-wheel-drive-models-1522164557
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-01-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By 96_Impreza
I think the X1 is a "crossover" begat from the...

I think the X1 is a "crossover" begat from the 3-series sedan chassis platform while the X3 is an SUV/SAV from birth.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-31-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,190
Posted By 96_Impreza
Take it to the dealer. Hope it...

Take it to the dealer. Hope it backfires/kicksback for the tech. Does the CHECK-ENGINE-LIGHT come on? The onboard computer should have malfunction codes stored.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-31-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,190
Posted By 96_Impreza
By "kickback" are you talking about what I call...

By "kickback" are you talking about what I call backfire, combustion of fuel (BOOM! BANG!) in the exhaust system? If so, that's very bad for catalytic convertor innards.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-23-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By 96_Impreza
We got the same message westbound to Albuquerque...

We got the same message westbound to Albuquerque on I-40 somewhere around Oklahoma City. Stopped for gas in Amarillo and the message went away a short time down the road. Had a 60K mile service...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-06-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,481
Posted By 96_Impreza
It seems to me that in time the problem would...

It seems to me that in time the problem would take care of itself by natural selecton, survival of the fittest motor vehicle operators and their progeny.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-14-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By 96_Impreza
We had a new 328i for a week during X3 warranty...

We had a new 328i for a week during X3 warranty work. A few times while my wife was cruising the boulevards in the 328i I closed my eyes and realized I felt nothing different from being in my '96...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-31-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,880
Posted By 96_Impreza
OEM 245/50-R18 Pirelli Cinturatos lasted 23K...

OEM 245/50-R18 Pirelli Cinturatos lasted 23K miles and were replaced with Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS Pole Position Run Flats which will probably make 40K miles shortly.
...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-19-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,767
Posted By 96_Impreza
"The Ultimate Self-Driving Machine?"

"The Ultimate Self-Driving Machine?"
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-19-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,158
Posted By 96_Impreza
"The Ultimate Self-Driving Machine?"

"The Ultimate Self-Driving Machine?"
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-07-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By 96_Impreza
BMW OEM 5W-30 full-synth motor oil is dark brown...

BMW OEM 5W-30 full-synth motor oil is dark brown almost black out of the bottle. What's the color of BMW OEM trans fluid out of the bottle?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-07-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By 96_Impreza
".....6) This car has Nevada leather in Oyster....

".....6) This car has Nevada leather in Oyster. I've hear pros and cons about Oyster in terms of care and cleaning. Do any of you have Oyster and regret it?...."

Our 2011 X3 35i, bought new,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-11-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By 96_Impreza
Don't "top off" if I-Drive oil level gauge is at...

Don't "top off" if I-Drive oil level gauge is at MAX. Too much oil can cause problems.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-10-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By 96_Impreza
What does your I-Drive oil level gauge indicate? ...

What does your I-Drive oil level gauge indicate?
I've found that at half-way between MIN and MAX adding 16 fluid ounces will bring it up to MAX.
2011 X3 35i now at 51K miles.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-25-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By 96_Impreza
Dealer discovered a leak at the oil filter...

Dealer discovered a leak at the oil filter housing on our 2011 X3 during a scheduled maintenance visit. Repaired under warranty, although it took a week to ship the parts during east coast snow storm...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-25-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,478
Posted By 96_Impreza
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=815742&highlight=

Post #7:

"And here's an oddity. Over the past year, at four different times, all the rear lamps have failed except for the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-10-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,713
Posted By 96_Impreza
The $1600 quote probably includes a washing of...

The $1600 quote probably includes a washing of one's wallet and a vacuuming of one's credit card limit.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-07-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,154
Posted By 96_Impreza
In 2011 we were making a list, checking it twice,...

In 2011 we were making a list, checking it twice, everything from the Forester/RAV4/CRV to Range Rover/Benz/AUDI when I mentioned our search to my sister. She had just bought an X3 28i. She said get...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-06-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,422
Posted By 96_Impreza
Good news, it's not a V16.

Good news, it's not a V16.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-23-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,227
Posted By 96_Impreza
And here's an oddity. Over the past year, at four...

And here's an oddity. Over the past year, at four different times, all the rear lamps have failed except for the high-center brake lamp on the tailgate. The left outboard, right outboard, left...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-21-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,227
Posted By 96_Impreza
VANOS recall, variable valve timing assembly...

VANOS recall, variable valve timing assembly bolts.

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/04/11/bmw-broadens-engine-bolt-recall-nearly-half-million-cars-worldwide/

"...The recall affects vehicles...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-21-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,174
Posted By 96_Impreza
We've had three warranty visits with our 2011 X3...

We've had three warranty visits with our 2011 X3 35i, now at 40K miles:

VANOS variable valve timing bolts recall. All day overnight job. Fixed, no charge.

Right side outboard tail light out....
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