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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By sjladopoulos
Oh crap.. I dont have an iPhone but on my...

Oh crap..

I dont have an iPhone but on my iPad Mini it was pretty good.

I will source an iPhone ASAP to check.

THANKS!!!!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By sjladopoulos
Thanks for the feedback! Lots of hard work...

Thanks for the feedback!

Lots of hard work has gone into making the site scale properly, from fullHD res to mobile tiny screens.

Is it only the home page that has the problem or any page?
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,403
Posted By sjladopoulos
Star approved is supposed to be "the tire the...

Star approved is supposed to be "the tire the manufacturer has tested and fulfils all vehicle dynamic requirements" but in reality it is the marketing agreement between manufacturers to promote...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By sjladopoulos
Thanks mtbrdad, Did you use a desktop...

Thanks mtbrdad,

Did you use a desktop (laptop) browser or mobile (tablet)?

Scaling is a major concern, so glad you found a scenario that stuff seem too big.

Thanks again!!!

Jason
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By sjladopoulos
You alone said "it doesn't want to go", so I...

You alone said "it doesn't want to go", so I would avoid driving it. Any "obstacles" against natural movement increases strain on parts like transmission, axles, diffs...

I say park it till you...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By sjladopoulos
Opinions Needed - Off Topic

Hey fellow X3ers,

As many of you know, I am an automotive journalist and for those who didn't know, well, now you do.

I very recently launched my new website and I would love if you could spare...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 853
Posted By sjladopoulos
Lucky next owner!

Lucky next owner!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,318
Posted By sjladopoulos
This week I am reviewing the 2014 Infiniti Q50...

This week I am reviewing the 2014 Infiniti Q50 AWD and the steer-by-wire system is terrifying. Went on their forum and under "problems" they have 100+ threads with 2,150 posts, mostly concerning...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 853
Posted By sjladopoulos
Our X3 has no symptoms when braking, at all. So...

Our X3 has no symptoms when braking, at all. So no, nothing is normal.

Our Honda Accord on the other hand had a terrible case of rumbling/shaking/vibrations when braking. I changed pads and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 853
Posted By sjladopoulos
Our X3 has no symptoms when braking, at all. So...

Our X3 has no symptoms when braking, at all. So no, nothing is normal.

Our Honda Accord on the other hand had a terrible case of rumbling/shaking/vibrations when braking. I changed pads and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 853
Posted By sjladopoulos
Have them check the control arms for any give and...

Have them check the control arms for any give and bushings. bearings too. Remember, when you apply the brakes, the whole suspension geometry changes as the weight falls forward and the wheels push...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,318
Posted By sjladopoulos
With the new SKYACTIV 2.5L engine the CX-5 is a...

With the new SKYACTIV 2.5L engine the CX-5 is a great CUV! Handles like mo^&3#f*(#3r!

I reviewed it in January, if you wait about a week, the review and video should be published... just stuck in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,318
Posted By sjladopoulos
Obviously a used cx-7 since they dont make them...

Obviously a used cx-7 since they dont make them anymore right? I have to agree with you on the E30, I started my driving life in one and it was the best car I've owned. Moving to a Rav4 will be quite...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By sjladopoulos
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: :thumbup:

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

:thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By sjladopoulos
is the noise coming from front or back axle? I m...

is the noise coming from front or back axle? I m confused now...

A knock on full lock usually means CV joint as mentioned or lower control arm. (front axle noise)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By sjladopoulos
could it be cold weather related? is the engine...

could it be cold weather related? is the engine temp up to normal running temp when that happens? what if you go on the highway and go too fast for 3rd gear, will it eventually shift up?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,318
Posted By sjladopoulos
Used X5 diesel when the good ones drop around...

Used X5 diesel when the good ones drop around $25k with +/- 60K miles.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,318
Posted By sjladopoulos
I reviewed the 2014 Mazda 3 GT sedan and lost it!...

I reviewed the 2014 Mazda 3 GT sedan and lost it! Never in my automotive journalist career have I been impressed by a mainstream sedan that much! The car is bloody spectacular!:thumbup:
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By sjladopoulos
I say get a complete engine from the scrap yard...

I say get a complete engine from the scrap yard and get it going again!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By sjladopoulos
Also, do not forget that year to year the IIHS...

Also, do not forget that year to year the IIHS board sets new standards (like this year with the collision prevention systems).

That said, a car that scores Top Safety Pick + one year might score...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By sjladopoulos
Never in my life have I heard such BS. Call...

Never in my life have I heard such BS.

Call BMW NA and tell them about that. They will be happy to hear what a loser your dealer's shop is.

As for the roof liner, did you try to manually pull...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By sjladopoulos
+1 to all the above, but I got the Michelin...

+1 to all the above, but I got the Michelin Stealth wipers from Costco and love them beyond belief!

Best wiper I've ever owned!

(Armorall, RainX, Champion, etc, all crap!)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By sjladopoulos
It will cost you a lot more than trading in your...

It will cost you a lot more than trading in your AT for an MT. In, fact there are too many things you ll need to change to make it work 100%.

ECU, Ingition sensor for gear in P, transmission its...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By sjladopoulos
I regret buying an auto. Seeing that GM plate...

I regret buying an auto. Seeing that GM plate under the trans makes me wanna puke. It was the only thing I didn't know when buying. MT all the way my friend!
In all fairness, the F25 X3 Autos have a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By sjladopoulos
I had to do mine too, at the exact same mileage....

I had to do mine too, at the exact same mileage. You are not alone :cry:
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