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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By ghpup
You may have a local independent shop...

You may have a local independent shop specializing in BMWs who will scan it for free. Mine does, though not at the end of the work day as they are tremendously busy from 3:00 - 6:00 PM. If you're a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By ghpup
As mentioned by the previous poster, this can be...

As mentioned by the previous poster, this can be the ABS unit. Our '00 528 had this occur and we needed a new ABS unit. Sometimes the unit can be rebuilt, but sometimes not. The car can be driven...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By ghpup
While I'm not in Canada, I am in snow country USA...

While I'm not in Canada, I am in snow country USA (though many might argue that SW Idaho doesn't get that much snow). I have a '07 that does not have the trany issue and I like the way it drives in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By ghpup
I also currently have the Conti DWS and like...

I also currently have the Conti DWS and like them. I liked the original Pirelli Scorpions too, but they only lasted 16K miles and were priced higher than the Contis when it was time to replace.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-03-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By ghpup
+1. Don't try to fix something you aren't...

+1. Don't try to fix something you aren't certain is broken. Find the cause, then fix it.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-03-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By ghpup
At nearly 6'4" I just barely fit with my hair...

At nearly 6'4" I just barely fit with my hair pushing on the top when it is up. Fortunately, the top isn't up very often. Mine is a good weather car, I drive an X3 for bad weather.

That said, if...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,893
Posted By ghpup
madurodave, My wife's e39 just took $3k in...

madurodave,

My wife's e39 just took $3k in repairs at an indi. It only has about 80k on it as a 13 year old car. Our thinking process was: "where can we find a car for $3k that we believe we can...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-22-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 345,434
Posted By ghpup
Unless you have complete service records showing...

Unless you have complete service records showing the last reprogram it would have to be read by a BMW service computer.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By ghpup
The passenger seat warning will go off in my '07...

The passenger seat warning will go off in my '07 if I place my PC bag on it (~9 lbs). SA and others have said this is normal operations so I just pull the seat belt over and latch it. Seams silly...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) how to price a 2001 z3 roadster
Views: 669
Posted By ghpup
terracom, The only strong recommendation I...

terracom,

The only strong recommendation I have is that you re-look at the engine type. It may be the 3L, but it is highly unlikely that the engine is the original BMW if it is as you indicate a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
Posted By ghpup
+1:bigpimp:

+1:bigpimp:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-01-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By ghpup
Wouldn't this just make an SAV into a...

Wouldn't this just make an SAV into a stationwagon with a high center of gravity? What would the point be? Perhaps that is your point, it makes no sense to push performance...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-20-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Intermittent DSC / ABS issue
Views: 896
Posted By ghpup
Have you made sure your tires are all inflated...

Have you made sure your tires are all inflated appropriately. I've found, particular for the rear that my DSC flashes a lot on hard corners if the tires are under inflated.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-13-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By ghpup
While I can speculate as to why a dealer might...

While I can speculate as to why a dealer might want to mislead you, or perhaps be ignorant enough not to know differenly, I would trust a company whose business is to sell tires more than I would...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-10-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By ghpup
For me there are several sites, including this...

For me there are several sites, including this one. Take a parouse of this site, especially the discussion around the transmission if you are truly looking for the '07 X3. While mine if fine, there...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,398
Posted By ghpup
X - while it has been started and stopped several...

X - while it has been started and stopped several times over the last couple of days it still could be your battery level. I was driving daily a year after purchasing the vehicle, but only in short...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-03-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By ghpup
+1 here. If I'm over 50mph the noise is...

+1 here. If I'm over 50mph the noise is noticeable, but not unbearable without the liner closed too. It is representative of other vehicles I've owned with a sunroof.

I get a lot more noise...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-26-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By ghpup
It is always smart to get a used car checked by a...

It is always smart to get a used car checked by a certified mechanic. I'm sure you can find an independent BMW shop to help you out.

I don't know what to say about the CarFax descrepancy. Seems...
Forum: General BMW 03-19-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By ghpup
My personal experience is for good reliability. ...

My personal experience is for good reliability. There are some things I read about that might be unusual to consider 'normal', but overall performance of the vehicles allows for harder driving than...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-01-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,301
Posted By ghpup
While I can't speak much about the Z4, I can say...

While I can't speak much about the Z4, I can say it is actually a much larger vehicle than the Z3. As a tall person, just under 6'4", I barely sit in my car with the top up. I had two priorites...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-28-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By ghpup
This is becoming a consideration for me lately,...

This is becoming a consideration for me lately, but my solution may be different than those who live in climates that get more moisture than mine. We get snow and the cold, but we also only get 12...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By ghpup
I believe this is normal vehicle operation. Mine...

I believe this is normal vehicle operation. Mine also lights up upon locking and unlocking. Once the vehicle is in 'sleep' mode it shuts off. I agree that this doesn't seem like a function that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-12-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,898
Posted By ghpup
This is a very interesting thread. Personally, I...

This is a very interesting thread. Personally, I have now had 3 flats on my ///M. As most of you know, the Z3M did not come with a spare just as alll Z4s and this is by design. While I have the M...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,567
Posted By ghpup
My personal experience, especially true when the...

My personal experience, especially true when the weather turns REALLY cold, is that there is a constant parasitic drain that will take the vehicle down eventually if you only have short trip driving...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-08-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By ghpup
I'm very sorry to hear this sad story. It is...

I'm very sorry to hear this sad story. It is what I fear could happen to my toy.

The Rdstr has been on the tender in the garage since the middle of December. Usually the snow and ice doesn't...
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