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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) Yesterday, 10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,915
Posted By RhoXS
The key has nothing to do with it in our Lexus....

The key has nothing to do with it in our Lexus. Only one thing matters; which one of two buttons your finger momentarily pushes.

Its so simple, effective, and easy to use. But, obviously, there...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-18-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,915
Posted By RhoXS
Bimmerbuff, thanks, good explanation. ...

Bimmerbuff, thanks, good explanation.

Usually when I know someone else will be driving the car, like valet parking or when left for service, I preselect the "Guest" profile so they are free to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-18-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By RhoXS
Sport vs. Standard Seats - Sport Clear Winner (IMO)

My X3 has sport seats. I have a 2014 loaner today with standard seats. IMO, in comparison, the standard seats suck. Not only are the sport seats much more comfortable, they give they give the sense...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-15-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By RhoXS
For over thirty years I bought Windex (or the...

For over thirty years I bought Windex (or the cheaper super market brand) in the big bottles and use it straight up. Never once had a problem with it and it has not stained the light tan top on my...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-09-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By RhoXS
Agree. I have a little digital thermometer...

Agree.

I have a little digital thermometer that I have tucked away in a nook on the dash so I constant monitor center vent air supply temp. Once the interior is at a reasonable steady state...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-09-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By RhoXS
For many years, starting with a Fuzz Buster in...

For many years, starting with a Fuzz Buster in 1977 or so, the best available radar detector was like the Amx card, I would never leave home without it. Today, I have a Valentine 1 sitting in the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-08-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By RhoXS
Thanks. A lot of truth to everything you said. ...

Thanks. A lot of truth to everything you said.

Already made the appointment for next week with a loaner.

I am just very OCD about a clean windshield so want to get it fixed sooner than later.
...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-08-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By RhoXS
Windshield Washer Reservoir Leak

My widshield washer reservoir has a major leak and it appears, from the water on the ground, it is originating at the rear of the reservoir where the pumps are. I am assuming it is a leaking pump...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-06-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By RhoXS
Its been my experience over the years too much...

Its been my experience over the years too much over inflation will cause the center of the tread to bulge and prematurely wear.

Like everything else, the optimum tire pressure is a compromise. Too...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-04-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By RhoXS
Never a problem with my X3 pump but my 2002 Z3...

Never a problem with my X3 pump but my 2002 Z3 pump has had to be replaced multiple times since I bought the car in 2002. The Z3 pump always runs but sometimes the seal fails and it continuously...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-29-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By RhoXS
A few other questions. How long after the...

A few other questions.

How long after the dealer restores the A/C system to proper working condition do you notice a problem?

Is there a gradual degradation in performance over weeks or months...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-29-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By RhoXS
Is there an oil stain where you see the...

Is there an oil stain where you see the refrigerant blow out from the right front corner of the car?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-29-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By RhoXS
I did buy the device and it works but only allows...

I did buy the device and it works but only allows very awkward and limited access to it. In my opinion it is mostly worthless. Also, while the device is activated, the GPS is apparently not keeping...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-28-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By RhoXS
That has been exactly my observation. Although I...

That has been exactly my observation. Although I have not see the error again, I feel confidendent following the map rather than the pictorial graphic. I am leaving on a 360 mile road trip in a few...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-26-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By RhoXS
I have the sport seats and think they are...

I have the sport seats and think they are excellent. They are slightly snug but that is the way they should be because I believe they are designed to hold you in place. I also like the feeling of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-25-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By RhoXS
Going back 25 or 30 years, there have been a few...

Going back 25 or 30 years, there have been a few occassions where I replaced only two tires (front or rear) with a different brand or even the same brand but a different tread. In all cases, without...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-21-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By RhoXS
It would be nice if this technology provided an...

It would be nice if this technology provided an "Anchor Watch" function for which it is fully capable. For example, a few weeks ago my X3 sat unattended in an airport parking lot for 11 days. If it...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 08-18-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,512
Posted By RhoXS
Serg, thank you for your response. Although...

Serg, thank you for your response.

Although I do not completely agree with your opinion, I appreciate hearing your thoughts.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-17-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By RhoXS
Because basic thermodynamics demands that to get...

Because basic thermodynamics demands that to get efficiency and power from an internal combustion engine higher compression ratios are needed. High compression ratios, for a given set of conditions,...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 08-17-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,512
Posted By RhoXS
Let me understand this. ASD is an electronic...

Let me understand this. ASD is an electronic module that uses prerecorded engine sounds to make your engine sound like something it isn't? I can understand something like this for a BMW wannabe (like...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-08-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By RhoXS
How Notified if My BMW Changes Location?

Right now my X3 has been sitting in an airport long term parking lot for over a week. It would be nice to at least receive a text or email notification if it changes location so I can instantly be...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-04-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,915
Posted By RhoXS
Agree completely. My wife and I run into the same...

Agree completely. My wife and I run into the same issue. The presence of a second key fob in the car means nothing except with respect to starting. An active radio signal is transmitted when the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-27-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By RhoXS
DS mode still no way no how can be made to...

DS mode still no way no how can be made to operate and feel like a real manual transmission and in my opinion is false marketing when salesmen say otherwise. In fact, in my opinion, manually forcing...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-26-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By RhoXS
Being a fully left brained engineer I almost...

Being a fully left brained engineer I almost continuously (and subtly so as not to crap up the interior appearance) monitor various parameters including voltage and A/C supply temp. My original gut...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-26-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By RhoXS
It also seems to maintain a lower gear for a any...

It also seems to maintain a lower gear for a any given set of conditions as I notice when going into DS mode the RPM always increases by about 300-400 RPM. In addition, during high speed steady state...
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