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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-28-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By al_macaroni
Very true, and understandable when the sun shade...

Very true, and understandable when the sun shade is used or the tint is very dark.

But, it was an issue on my car before the 80% tint was installed. You can't tell that the car is tinted with...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-28-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By al_macaroni
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=729023&highlight=dim
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By al_macaroni
If you are buying a hydraulic floor jack, you can...

If you are buying a hydraulic floor jack, you can get a jack pad adapter to use with this type of jack.

I use one of these with my rolling floor jack.
http://www.ecstuning.com/ES251251/
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By al_macaroni
We had a 2006 330i (e90) before getting our 2008...

We had a 2006 330i (e90) before getting our 2008 X3. I think our X3 with 18" wheels rides and handles very similar to how the e90 with 17" run flats handled. But, you definetely sit higher and there...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-16-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By al_macaroni
It is definetely a warranty item. I also thought...

It is definetely a warranty item. I also thought I had a blown speaker, but it turned out to be an issue with the head unit. A new unit was ordered and installed all under warranty.

Good luck
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-20-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By al_macaroni
Brakes

Regarding special tools, you will need a 7mm and 8mm Allen sockets. They are not special, but you might not have them in your toolbox.

If you have not worked on BMW brakes , look for a brake DIY...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-13-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By al_macaroni
I would add the Multi-Contour Seats.

I would add the Multi-Contour Seats.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-18-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,674
Posted By al_macaroni
Hey Al, I totally hear you. I do have my...

Hey Al,

I totally hear you. I do have my mirrors adjusted as you recommend. 99% of the time glare is not an issue.

The point that I'm trying make is there is a distinct change in the way BMW's...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-17-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By al_macaroni
It sounds like you are over torqueing. Check out...

It sounds like you are over torqueing. Check out this thread for torque values others have used.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=524216
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-16-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,674
Posted By al_macaroni
Auto Dimming Rear View Mirrors

Four lanes of DC Beltway traffic at 6 AM in the fall and winter months - It doesn't matter where your mirrors are aimed. There is a wall of lights behind you.


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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-15-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,674
Posted By al_macaroni
I've also experienced the non-dimming behavior of...

I've also experienced the non-dimming behavior of the exterior mirrors on my 2013 535i. I have noticed they dim occasionally, but not all that often. At least compared to my 2008 X3, on which the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By al_macaroni
Try a search for bluetooth module battery drain. ...

Try a search for bluetooth module battery drain.

Sometimes the bluetooth module keeps trying to search/pair with a phone when the car is turned off and this drains the battery. I believe the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By al_macaroni
Looking at buying a 2007 x3...

The Sport package has M trim elements. The steering wheel, door frame trim and the wheels will have M emblems. This is not M-Sport package, but just the Sport package.


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Forum: European Delivery 09-06-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,850
Posted By al_macaroni
10/17/2012 , m 3029 z

10/17/2012 , m 3029 z
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-30-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By al_macaroni
Water on carpet

It could be a leaky vapor barrier on the rear door. This is between the inner and outer door panel, so when it leaks, the rubber seal around the door frame keeps the water in side. Try a search on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By al_macaroni
I got a Gold-AGM H8 battery from Advance Auto...

I got a Gold-AGM H8 battery from Advance Auto Parts. It is the exact same physical size as the OEM battery that it replaced. I think it has slightly more cranking power. I also re-used the original...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-21-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By al_macaroni
I had the Sirius added after the fact. We did not...

I had the Sirius added after the fact. We did not deem the other elements of the premium package as necessary. Our dealer quoted us an installation price close to $500. I believe there is a promotion...
Forum: European Delivery 08-13-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By al_macaroni
I used a chip and sign card. The attendant...

I used a chip and sign card. The attendant performed the transaction without any issues. The transaction appeared to be the same as a non-chip card transaction with an attendant in the US.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-11-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By al_macaroni
+1

+1
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By al_macaroni
I have purchased Centric solid rotors, Cool...

I have purchased Centric solid rotors, Cool Carbon pads and new BMW sensors. They are in my garage and ready to be installed. I am waiting for the brake wear sensor to trip.

So, I cannot comment...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-05-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 20,013
Posted By al_macaroni
I have FormulaOne Pinnacle on the front door...

I have FormulaOne Pinnacle on the front door windows of my X3 and I really like it. I went with the 50% to match the factory privacy glass in the rear. The reduced amount of heat transmitted through...
Forum: European Delivery 08-04-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By al_macaroni
ED cople questions

It should not be a problem. Me, my wife and her parents picked up our car via ED last fall. The four of us were well accommodated by the Welt and all four went on the factory tour. I think there is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,197
Posted By al_macaroni
How to wire new Alpine SPS-400 / SPS-410 speakers?

The brown stripe wires are negative.


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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-31-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,482
Posted By al_macaroni
The LCI M-sport fog lamps now appear to be...

The LCI M-sport fog lamps now appear to be centered and they look much more prominent.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By al_macaroni
This is a part of the Adaptive Light Control....

This is a part of the Adaptive Light Control. Your fog lamps also act as cornering lamps. When your headlights are on and your steering wheel is turned one direction or the other, the fog lamp will...
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