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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-22-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By RhoXS
Thanks for your good wishes, they are especially...

Thanks for your good wishes, they are especially appreciated now. I am receptive to a 2015 or even a CPO but they would have to have very low mileage and the options I want. That is why I am thinking...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-22-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By RhoXS
What Reasonable to Expect Above Invoice?

My 2011 X3 was damaged a few days ago well beyond repair in a life changing accident. Although I am OK with trivial injuries, I do not want to discuss the specifics anymore now.

I have to replace...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-06-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By RhoXS
Thanks for the good advice. It is also...

Thanks for the good advice.

It is also necessary to first go to:

https://www.google.com/maps/sendtocar

and register the car. It then becomes immediately obvious what to do when you click on...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-06-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By RhoXS
It used to be obvious how to send a destination...

It used to be obvious how to send a destination to the car from Google maps. I even posted a message on this forum about how easy it was to do. Now I cannot figure out how to do it. Please help.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-05-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By RhoXS
I use Bosch ICON on my 2011 X3, my 2002 Z3, and...

I use Bosch ICON on my 2011 X3, my 2002 Z3, and my Lexus RX350. I replaced the original factory blades on the X3 myself because I forgot they are covered under the maintenance warranty. After this...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-05-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By RhoXS
On very cold mornings with a small amount of ice...

On very cold mornings with a small amount of ice on the windshield (just outside the driver's side wiper arc), I also experience interior fogging problems in the upper part of the windshield but it...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-04-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By RhoXS
Is this such a good idea with respect to the...

Is this such a good idea with respect to the naturally dismal performance of a lead acid type battery when very cold? I don't think I would want to run any big hitter electrical loads prior to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-03-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By RhoXS
Yes!!!! Couldn't agree more! These near zero or...

Yes!!!! Couldn't agree more! These near zero or sub zero F mornings in Oswego have gotten very old.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-30-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,173
Posted By RhoXS
Completely agree. Salesmen know that most...

Completely agree.


Salesmen know that most people are not willing to walk away. You not only have to be absolutely willing to walk away you must do it and not let your desire to have that new BMW...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-28-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By RhoXS
Three or four years ago I had to replace the...

Three or four years ago I had to replace the windshield on my 2002 3.0i Z3. State Farm used Safelight and, as usual, Safelight did an excellent job and used a non-OEM windshield. I was not concerned...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-14-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,580
Posted By RhoXS
That is true primarily for standard flooded lead...

That is true primarily for standard flooded lead acid batteries. The sulfate deposits resulting from the discharge process harden and can never be recovered. For this reason automotive batteries are...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-13-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,580
Posted By RhoXS
Don't agree. I agree that a trickle charger...

Don't agree.

I agree that a trickle charger is probably a good Band-Aid for a basic problem with the type of battery used but I certainly do not agree the problem is because of the ever present...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-13-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By RhoXS
Still have my E36 Z3 3.0i I purchased new in...

Still have my E36 Z3 3.0i I purchased new in 2002. It was my daily driver up until 2 years ago and it now has 148K miles. What a wonderful piece of machinery!
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-13-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By RhoXS
When I was having the problem with my reservoir...

When I was having the problem with my reservoir my research (posts in various forums for various models using similar constructed tanks) seemed to indicate tiny hairline cracks develop in the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-13-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 278
Posted By RhoXS
Roof Rail Clamps - Bungee Strap Anchors

Does anyone market clamps only (no rack or cross bars) for the flush X3 roof rails that will allow points for simply attaching bungee straps? Have searched for them but everything I found comes with...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-13-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,580
Posted By RhoXS
It is inescapable, based on the number of posts...

It is inescapable, based on the number of posts in the various forums, to come to the conclusion that something about the X3 electrical system is indeed causing electrical system reliability problems...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-10-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By RhoXS
A few months back I was getting a low coolant...

A few months back I was getting a low coolant alarm every two to three weeks or so. Dealer had it three times and finally found a very small hard to see leak on the bottom of it. They replaced it...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-09-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,580
Posted By RhoXS
I am not sure you want the battery charged to...

I am not sure you want the battery charged to 100% of its capacity. The X3 has that inane system for recovering a small amount of energy when braking and going down hills by using the 3KW alternator...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-11-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By RhoXS
Last winter in very cold weather had same...

Last winter in very cold weather had same problem. Occured twice a few weeks apart, alarm came in and had barely enough power to pull over to side of road. Shutting down and restarting cleared alarm...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-06-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By RhoXS
RainX does an amazingly good job in the rain. In...

RainX does an amazingly good job in the rain. In heavy rain it will provide almost perfectly clear vision through the windshield without the wipers running. Big rain drops hit the windshield and seem...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-28-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By RhoXS
Not at all harsh but a reality. The car is well...

Not at all harsh but a reality. The car is well built and reliable but there is a lot more to a car than that. Its reliability does not begin to compensate for things like how bad it handles. It is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-28-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By RhoXS
Can only answer question #1 - Yes - It defaults...

Can only answer question #1 - Yes - It defaults to off every time you shut down the car.

This is actually a good thing. For example, our POS Lexus RX350 uses a stalk position to turn on auto...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-27-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By RhoXS
I am in Oswego, NY and I am really glad to have...

I am in Oswego, NY and I am really glad to have heated seats. They don't instantly get warm but on very cold mornings you should start feeling the heat after a few minutes. I have about a 20 minute...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-27-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By RhoXS
Put the HVAC system on recirc before you wash the...

Put the HVAC system on recirc before you wash the windows and you will significantly reduce if not eliminate the smell.

All glass cleaners, I assume for marketing purposes, have a disgustingly...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-25-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,580
Posted By RhoXS
Ive posted these thoughts before but, in my...

Ive posted these thoughts before but, in my opinion, its a bunch of crap when there is a low battery issue and the dealer attributes the reason to not driving the car enough. I am posting this again...
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