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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By bimmernut1
I used the 540 spring pad on my M5 when I added...

I used the 540 spring pad on my M5 when I added the PSS kit. I think it has to do with the spring diameter and fit at the top. There are some photos of the mounts in this link below. I'm not sure...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-18-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,576
Posted By bimmernut1
Nice job.

Nice job.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-18-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By bimmernut1
I get nothing but compliments on the sound of X3...

I get nothing but compliments on the sound of X3 35i. Several in my parking garage have turned around and been surprised to see a SUV and not a sports car. Actually an entire group in front of me...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-18-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By bimmernut1
My iPhone 5 initially synced when I bought the...

My iPhone 5 initially synced when I bought the car. My son accidentally removed it from the memory and when I tried to resync it would not. The phone would appear to sync because I could make calls...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-09-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,576
Posted By bimmernut1
I was a bit concerned about how you would get two...

I was a bit concerned about how you would get two pieces to align. I am not getting any spray in the engine with the seal on the bottom only.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-08-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By bimmernut1
I think he is saying the proximity of the ASS...

I think he is saying the proximity of the ASS button to the start/stop button means it could accidentally be pressed.

I've always wondered what would happen if the start/stop was accidentally...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-07-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,576
Posted By bimmernut1
The tip of mine came up slightly. That's the...

The tip of mine came up slightly. That's the only spot I had to use any glue. Everything is still in place.

Gfeiner I'll be interested in how your double seal works out. I'm on the bottom only...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-07-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,576
Posted By bimmernut1
I agree that the serrated design contributes to...

I agree that the serrated design contributes to the sealing. It's as if everything from the width, to the thickness, to the serrations were designed for this application. It's nice to find an off...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-06-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,576
Posted By bimmernut1
I've had a chance over the last few weeks to do...

I've had a chance over the last few weeks to do lots of freeway driving in heavy spray conditions. This additional seal has virtually eliminated the issue. Primarily just dust and a few specs is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-06-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,576
Posted By bimmernut1
I'm pretty sure it is. The dimensions are...

I'm pretty sure it is. The dimensions are identical.
5/16" x 19/32. I don't see the model on the package I photo'd but the dimensions in the upper right match exactly.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-06-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,576
Posted By bimmernut1
Yes. A photo of the product is in post #25 of...

Yes. A photo of the product is in post #25 of this thread.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-30-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By bimmernut1
I agree with the recommendation for 4 new tires. ...

I agree with the recommendation for 4 new tires. I tend to change out at 5mm rather than the often quoted 4mm anyway. I find 4mm doesn't do that well preventing hydroplaning or handling winter...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-22-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,576
Posted By bimmernut1
aargh! I meant can. Not sure I can edit but...

aargh! I meant can. Not sure I can edit but I'll try. thanks.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-22-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By bimmernut1
Wow. I wonder if Brembo actually produces these...

Wow. I wonder if Brembo actually produces these fakes?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-22-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,576
Posted By bimmernut1
I understand. Everyone has to do what makes them...

I understand. Everyone has to do what makes them feel comfortable or in this case not do what makes them feel uncomfortable.

I don't see BMW denying coverage when they already established the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-21-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By bimmernut1
The ones in the center look like some type of...

The ones in the center look like some type of painted pot metal (from looking at the back) rather than plastic. I'm not sure what plastic can withstand the temperatures that calipers reach. I bet...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-21-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,576
Posted By bimmernut1
I feel I can confidently say the new seal...

I feel I can confidently say the new seal performs as intended.

1) It has removed the front end spray from getting on the engine.
2) It looks factory, not like some kluge
3) It doesn't interfere...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-17-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,576
Posted By bimmernut1
Thanks. As you stated I was experimenting so no...

Thanks. As you stated I was experimenting so no one else has to use glue and adhesive on their car unnecessarily. So far so good with the install. The engineer in me wants to drive through one...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-17-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,576
Posted By bimmernut1
The surface near the front of the headlight is...

The surface near the front of the headlight is flat. The surface near the rear has imperfections and raised areas making the adhesive difficult to stick. I considered the rear first then moved it...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-13-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,576
Posted By bimmernut1
That's a good question. I meant engine...

That's a good question. I meant engine temperature; purely based on temperature gauge on the dash. I went back and edited that statement. Thanks.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-12-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,576
Posted By bimmernut1
Glad to help. I did end up having to put a spot...

Glad to help. I did end up having to put a spot of superglue under the seals in two locations. It's now secure. I used as little glue as possible just in case I have to reverse the installation...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-12-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,576
Posted By bimmernut1
It's probably a waste of your time to contact...

It's probably a waste of your time to contact other dealers, since admitting there is a problem means admitting they need to resolve it. I'm afraid to BMW "guaranteed not to have a problem" means...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-09-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,576
Posted By bimmernut1
I purchased the seal at Westlake Ace hardware. ...

I purchased the seal at Westlake Ace hardware. See post 25 in this thread. I show a photo of the product.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-09-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,576
Posted By bimmernut1
follow up

Since others are thinking about this mod I'm posting observations I made today. When I opened the engine compartment today to check, I noticed that the backing tape had loosened slightly in one...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-08-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,576
Posted By bimmernut1
No problem. I think this is going to work. I...

No problem. I think this is going to work. I took an extended drive at speed and noticed no change in engine temperature but I'll continue to watch.

The only things I would add are:

The two...
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