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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-20-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,101
Posted By Lotus7
Not maybe...The X3 (F25)'s don't (unless they're...

Not maybe...The X3 (F25)'s don't (unless they're not functioning correctly).
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-29-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,101
Posted By Lotus7
Sorry....The X3 dials DO NOT go through a...

Sorry....The X3 dials DO NOT go through a full-scale test "They peak out at every start up" is incorrect. Theyjust move to their normal reading. This car has a serious defect and is already at the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-19-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,757
Posted By Lotus7
XPel Paint Protection film is available directly...

XPel Paint Protection film is available directly from the manufacturer.

The top surface of the X3's bumper is 3 -1/4 inches (8.5 cm) deep and can be covered by a strip 48 inches (122 cm) long.
...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-19-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By Lotus7
Best source for package contents, individual...

Best source for package contents, individual options and prices for them is the BMW USA website. The build tool will guide you through the options.

Don't believe the M-Sport is shipping yet -...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-17-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,433
Posted By Lotus7
Yep, low charge seems to be an issue for some...

Yep, low charge seems to be an issue for some cars. The BER program is supposed to address that by NOT switching the alternator to standby mode when the charge drops to between 70 and 80% of maximum...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-16-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,433
Posted By Lotus7
"X3 has a mind of it's own" is actually a very...

"X3 has a mind of it's own" is actually a very accurate assessment of the situation. As AzNMpower32 mentioned, it's the transmission downshifting as revs drop (it will usually downshift around 1000...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-16-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By Lotus7
You're right, it's not a watering can, it's...

You're right, it's not a watering can, it's actually a symbol for a magic genie lamp. If the gauge reaches full scale (340 deg. F.) a genie appears and grants you three choices of where you want the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-14-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,151
Posted By Lotus7
Except during Octoberfest when half the plant is...

Except during Octoberfest when half the plant is off drinking beer, and the other half is at home with a hangover.:yikes:
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-14-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,151
Posted By Lotus7
Mine took (6) weeks from signing the order to...

Mine took (6) weeks from signing the order to driving away from the dealer's lot.
Actual, physical production took (32) hours according to the production video time stamps.

Almost through the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-14-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,518
Posted By Lotus7
X3 OBDII Port Readout

Has anyone had any experience trying to read engine or vehicle data from the X3's OBDII port?

I want to add a constant readout of the turbo boost pressure and thought the "ScanGaugeII"...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-13-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,389
Posted By Lotus7
I've heard that the Peruvian Naugas raised at...

I've heard that the Peruvian Naugas raised at altitudes above 3000 meters make the most supple hides. However now that X3's are made exclusively in the States, who knows where the hides come from -...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-13-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,757
Posted By Lotus7
BMW's "solution" to the problem of scratching the...

BMW's "solution" to the problem of scratching the top of your bumper cover is to use one of their "Load Sill Protectors". I have the cargo mat with the fold out bumper cover, cover. It's very light...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-13-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,932
Posted By Lotus7
Execuhitch is supposed to be working on a hidden...

Execuhitch is supposed to be working on a hidden design similar to the European BMW hitch. Their hitches for other vehicles are in the range of $700 to $900. They make both manual and electrically...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-12-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,398
Posted By Lotus7
Agreed! Like all options in life, it's only...

Agreed! Like all options in life, it's only worth what it's worth to YOU.
"you pays yer money, and you makes yer choice."
For me it's $200 well spent, for someone else it's money wasted. At...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-12-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,420
Posted By Lotus7
Actually it's a tie between the Ariel Atom,...

Actually it's a tie between the Ariel Atom, Superformance S1 and the Donkervoort, but only on a dry, sunny day. :)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-11-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,398
Posted By Lotus7
Have it. Love it. The advantage of the...

Have it.
Love it.
The advantage of the 40/20/60 is that you can still have two comfortable rear seat occupants and carry long, thin items if you need to. With the 60/40 seat, you loose one of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-06-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,420
Posted By Lotus7
chacun à son propre goût:rolleyes:

chacun à son propre goût:rolleyes:
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-04-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,238
Posted By Lotus7
My X3 35i was finished on Feb. 1 (7-weeks after...

My X3 35i was finished on Feb. 1 (7-weeks after order placement). Just got the email notice that the video was ready for viewing. The video is mostly the "stock" footage that has been on line since...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-30-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,834
Posted By Lotus7
Some manufacturers would have you believe that we...

Some manufacturers would have you believe that we are already there.

CVT's are available from many makers and most of them are using wide ratio spreads to boost low range acceleration as well as...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-29-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,370
Posted By Lotus7
Obviously, you missed my pathetic attempt at...

Obviously, you missed my pathetic attempt at humor ie: Diesels being slower as in "0 to 60 mph"). :cry: Nothing to do with the time it takes to drag them across the pond.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-28-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,370
Posted By Lotus7
That's because Diesels are always "slower" than...

That's because Diesels are always "slower" than petrol cars (unless the Diesel is an Audi R15 TDI).:)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-28-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,834
Posted By Lotus7
For anyone who's interested, here are the "Speed...

For anyone who's interested, here are the "Speed in Gears" charts for a 35i (with Sport Activity Package) and a 28i with the same size wheels & tires. The 8-speed transmission ratios are the same,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-25-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,370
Posted By Lotus7
Not to mention that a X3 20d in Europe equipped...

Not to mention that a X3 20d in Europe equipped the same as a base 35i here costs approximately US$10K more. Of course, they can buy a M3 for less and get it much faster.
Such is the global...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-25-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,370
Posted By Lotus7
It's a brand new plant and a new system of...

It's a brand new plant and a new system of ordering. Even the dealers don't know what's really going on. I received a phone call from my CA today (Jan. 25) who said they expected to have a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-24-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,468
Posted By Lotus7
We know that BMW claims the X3 includes cutting...

We know that BMW claims the X3 includes cutting edge technology, but getting an internal combustion engine to run at 10 to the -14th Torr and -153 Deg. C. is really an accomplishment. Hope that BMW...
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