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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-12-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By elfhearse
I got ~ 32 MPG on a two hour interstate run. ...

I got ~ 32 MPG on a two hour interstate run. Daily rural commute with many start-stops = 26 MPG. I've noticed a 2-4 MPG DECREASE in mileage with the crappy "Winter Blend" gasoline changeover...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-24-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By elfhearse
I've used my CTEK 7200 on the "under hood"...

I've used my CTEK 7200 on the "under hood" terminals on my 2010 328iT for over one year continuous while I was deployed....same with the Z3M with no issues. The garaged cars.
I also pull the RV...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-24-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By elfhearse
Use under the hood posts....(at work so no pix...

Use under the hood posts....(at work so no pix but..)
Open the hood, look in the left rear area inside the curved partition you should see a plastic rectangle cover with red "+" sign on it. ...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-15-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,518
Posted By elfhearse
Update at 10,000 miles. 26.4 MPG combined...

Update at 10,000 miles. 26.4 MPG combined running either Shell 93 V Power or 91 octane NO ETHANOL (oil change @ 3K with Castrol 0W/30 and added K&N drop in filter)
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-25-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By elfhearse
I installed rear mudflaps on my X28 with M...

I installed rear mudflaps on my X28 with M Package. You need to trim the inside curve on the mudflaps to fit the squared edge of the rear fender area. Put an 1/8" notch in the flap with a razor...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 12-25-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,582
Posted By elfhearse
That's an excellent deal IMO. Probably better...

That's an excellent deal IMO. Probably better than the Military Sales pricing I got this summer.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 12-24-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By elfhearse
Looks like a similar TireRack setup that I got. ...

Looks like a similar TireRack setup that I got. Axis Sport XMX wheels with General Artic snow tires....excellent traction in snow etc... about $1200 with shipping IIRC.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-30-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,990
Posted By elfhearse
The lower storage compartment on both front...

The lower storage compartment on both front doors, forward space has a 45 degree slot to store water bottles.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-26-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,518
Posted By elfhearse
Im still in break-in with 800 miles, 3rd week of...

Im still in break-in with 800 miles, 3rd week of driving: ASS - Off, Eco Mode - Off, most of it has been in DS because I can't stand how the engine lugs along in D...feels like a rolling turd. ...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-23-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By elfhearse
Tire pressure drops approx. 1 psi for every 10...

Tire pressure drops approx. 1 psi for every 10 degrees air temperature drop.... so first Arctic cold front can set of the TP warning.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-17-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By elfhearse
Just the aerodynamics of a hatch/wagon. Air...

Just the aerodynamics of a hatch/wagon. Air blows along the car and particles drop out in the "dead zone" at the rear. Same thing happens on my e91.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-17-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By elfhearse
Scott, DS mode is the cure....revs don't drop...

Scott,
DS mode is the cure....revs don't drop below 2K and winds out higher. No more engine lugging along at 1500 RPM. MPG is at 25.2 with 240 miles on the engine, so not really complaining...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-16-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By elfhearse
he he....guess I should RTFM! That explains...

he he....guess I should RTFM! That explains several sightings but the one time I was sitting at a traffic light, no turn signals or reverse and could see both fogs reflecting off the pickup in...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-16-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By elfhearse
New X electrical gremlins

Driving the X1 for several days:

*Noticed while in auto headlight mode (fogs off) that the driver side fog light was on...then next day both fogs where on, even though the fogs were turned off. ...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-16-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By elfhearse
I never had an update as to what shipping line...

I never had an update as to what shipping line (another negative for this purchase vs. 2009 purchase) I eventually got an email from Military Sales that my X1 was arriving on 3 OCT on the DON JUAN. ...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-15-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By elfhearse
I used Pentagon Car Sales in GE, same for my...

I used Pentagon Car Sales in GE, same for my other Mil Sales purchase in 2009 while in Iraq.

Other update: The battery has been on charge for six hours now, (CTEK 7002) must have been sitting out...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-14-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By elfhearse
Better news.....Military Sales got back to me...

Better news.....Military Sales got back to me after last weeks email and advised it would be at the dealer today or tomorrow. Dealer just called to say it arrived at 1530 and I can pick it up after...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-13-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By elfhearse
X! - 6 weeks in the VPC "Schwarzes Loch"

so....my X1 arrived at the NJ VPC on 3 OCT and is still there. Biggest gripe is there is zero information provided as to the delay. It was built the first week of SEP but I "assume" it might fall...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-07-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By elfhearse
Five weeks since arrival and still...

Five weeks since arrival and still nothing....dealer "will call when it gets in", no response from Mil. Sales on status. kqf30: did your X1 show up?
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-02-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,606
Posted By elfhearse
aside from the two recent brake system recalls....

aside from the two recent brake system recalls....
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 10-31-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,045
Posted By elfhearse
Affected Models 2012-14 320i/328i, 320i/328i...

Affected Models
2012-14 320i/328i, 320i/328i xDrive Sedan manufactured between May 2012 August 2013
2014 328i xDrive Sports Wagon manufactured between March 2013 May 2013
2012-13...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 10-30-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By elfhearse
skyslug: I placed my order late July while in...

skyslug: I placed my order late July while in AFG, received production slot early August and got the VIN in late AUG...mailed my bank check early SEP....etc. The original acknowledgement from BMW...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 10-29-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By elfhearse
My X1 arrived at NJ VPC around 3 OCT, still...

My X1 arrived at NJ VPC around 3 OCT, still waiting for it to arrive @ local dealer. My Military sales purchase has to clear US Customs and Dept of Agriculture inspections (assume all vehicles do?)...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-12-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,345
Posted By elfhearse
Any delay at port due to Govt shutdown ( Customs...

Any delay at port due to Govt shutdown ( Customs And Dept. Of Agriculture ). ?? Mine arrived on the Don Juan 3 OCT and still waiting for any news.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-04-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,265
Posted By elfhearse
Made a few between '02 and 06-07'....highlight...

Made a few between '02 and 06-07'....highlight was Chris Bangle hanging out with the Coupe peeple for the evening dinner (06?)
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