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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 05-27-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,308
Posted By pbodifee
+3 On top of that: following break in...

+3

On top of that: following break in guidelines extending engine life beyond warranty period? Come on. Your engine life will be determined by your usage ALL the time, not only during break in.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 05-03-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,831
Posted By pbodifee
I have the same moonroof on my X3. The best...

I have the same moonroof on my X3. The best moonroof I ever had! Can't imagine driving without it.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 05-01-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,941
Posted By pbodifee
Ok guys stop it. The original comment was left...

Ok guys stop it. The original comment was left out in the quote. It is about rich Asians spending lots on cars here in Vancouver. The BMWs are actually owned by the least rich millionaires :)
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 05-01-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,941
Posted By pbodifee
Spend a week on Metro Vancouver streets and you...

Spend a week on Metro Vancouver streets and you will understand what I wrote.
Then go visit a BMW dealer here and find out there is hardly a willingness to haggle. That was my point.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 05-01-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,941
Posted By pbodifee
This has nothing to do with racial profiling. It...

This has nothing to do with racial profiling. It is a fact of life here in Vancouver: they 'park' their money here.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-30-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,941
Posted By pbodifee
Ok, that makes sense. In the metro area where I...

Ok, that makes sense. In the metro area where I live we have 5 dealers, but we have also lots of buyers with cash to burn (Asian millionaires) and driving around with a X5 or X6 with every imaginable...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-29-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,941
Posted By pbodifee
UNDER invoice? How did you manage to have them...

UNDER invoice? How did you manage to have them sell it to you at a loss?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,208
Posted By pbodifee
An update

As promised an update: the BMW dealer couldn't find any problems with my car other then that tire pressure was lower then recommended and I wasn't using AKI 91 gas as recommended (but not required)....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,208
Posted By pbodifee
Yesterday I got the BMW Canada January newsletter...

Yesterday I got the BMW Canada January newsletter by email. It starts with

Feel like a sucker now :bawling:
Well, maybe if the dealer can't get my fuel consumption as expected, I push them to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,208
Posted By pbodifee
That is pretty much my city driving cycle. I do...

That is pretty much my city driving cycle. I do occasionally have top speed of about 60km/h, my average is around 20km/h.

According to BMW's brochure the 2010 xDrive28i has the same fuel...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,208
Posted By pbodifee
Interesting. Are other experiencing the same? ...

Interesting. Are other experiencing the same?
Would like to know why the predicted fuel consumption for the highway cycle is much in line what people are really getting, while the city cycle is not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,208
Posted By pbodifee
@enamoured I am very familiar with all...

@enamoured

I am very familiar with all aspects of making sure fuel consumption is optimized. Indeed poor tire pressure and use of additional electrical equipment and use of A/C does increase...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,208
Posted By pbodifee
I believe (but have no evidence) it is the N52B30...

I believe (but have no evidence) it is the N52B30 in the same configuration as used in the 325xi and Z4 3.0i.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,208
Posted By pbodifee
I am not sure what I have got. This is my car:...

I am not sure what I have got.
This is my car: http://www.bmwautohaus.ca/en/info/news/index,view.spy?artid=109652

I have the executive edition: the panaroma sunroof is awesome. Gives me the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,208
Posted By pbodifee
I agree that the Vancouver traffic is sometimes a...

I agree that the Vancouver traffic is sometimes a mayor pain in the *ss. However I found some routes where I can maintain speeds and the fuel consumption doesn't get much better. It has actually...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,208
Posted By pbodifee
Appointment is booked with the dealer for Jan 27....

Appointment is booked with the dealer for Jan 27. Will post an update on the outcome.
Thanks for the replies, this forum rocks! :thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,208
Posted By pbodifee
FYI we pay about $4.50 per gallon in Vancouver....

FYI we pay about $4.50 per gallon in Vancouver. But I am more concerned about wasting unnecessary fuel and potentially more polluting then necessary.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,208
Posted By pbodifee
@x3brian: I reset my AT within a week after I got...

@x3brian: I reset my AT within a week after I got the car, using the procedure I found here on this forum :D. It had been driven for 4 month on mostly flat roads and was shifting mostly beyond 3000...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,208
Posted By pbodifee
As you may guess I lived quite some years in...

As you may guess I lived quite some years in Europe where diesels are much more common despite a higher price for the diesel version of car. The lower price for diesel and the better fuel economy...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,208
Posted By pbodifee
It is too bad we can't get a diesel for the X3...

It is too bad we can't get a diesel for the X3 here in North America. I would love to have the 3L 6cyl BMW diesel (with or without turbo). Same power and double the torque with approx. 30% better...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,208
Posted By pbodifee
Do you base this on what RPM the gearbox shifts...

Do you base this on what RPM the gearbox shifts to higher gears in automatic mode?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,208
Posted By pbodifee
I did some highway driving in the Fraser valley...

I did some highway driving in the Fraser valley (flat road) and I was getting around 8-9l /100 km when driving 100-120 km/h. As expected. Also trips in other flat parts of the Lower Mainland got me...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,208
Posted By pbodifee
What drive style should give better fuel consumption?

In my past I had many different cars (see below) in various places around the world and always figured out what level of throttle and shifting was required to get the best fuel consumption possible...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,781
Posted By pbodifee
Brought my X3 back to the shop because of the...

Brought my X3 back to the shop because of the ever increasing whining noises: differential or bearing problems. Not good. Has nothing to do with the ATC reprogramming.

The mechanic was amazed how...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,781
Posted By pbodifee
Since I did the reset I have noticed also a new...

Since I did the reset I have noticed also a new whining noise. It's frequency is related to speed, so my first thought was the tires. I have Pirelli Scorpions and they are very quiet. The only other...
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