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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-17-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,697
Posted By hoopla
Yeah, that was an odd realization. Since it was...

Yeah, that was an odd realization. Since it was in original maintenance coverage, I hadn't actually bothered to check the oil. After what my wife saw, I went to check it and couldn't find the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-17-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,697
Posted By hoopla
do all 335/n5x's do this?

The SA just said "this is normal". I see discussions here suggesting that it can be an injector (but I don't have any problems with how it is running), the valve cover gasket, the turbos, and other...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-17-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,697
Posted By hoopla
335i disappearing oil - normal?

Late last week, my wife saw some some (probably blue) coming from the back of our 2009 335i while idling at a light, then the oil warning light came on. As soon as she started up again, the smoke...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By hoopla
Thanks for this. Update?

Thanks for the great review.

I've got two cars needing tires, so budget is a big issue right now. Based on price, CR and TR reviews, these are looking very attractive right now. I don't need...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-17-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By hoopla
I'm not sure that anything has the feel of of a...

I'm not sure that anything has the feel of of a BMW. The other car that I really liked in my recent search was the Acura TL. I'd take that over a C-class or an A4. In the end, though, I went with...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By hoopla
I was browsing the manual the other day and it...

I was browsing the manual the other day and it said that the bag/pass-through could accomodate up to 210cm
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By hoopla
Carfax is saying one owner, but it does seem odd...

Carfax is saying one owner, but it does seem odd that there were multiple registrations within the same state; I thought those usually occurred when the car was sold. Might have been refinanced.
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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,792
Posted By hoopla
After reading this, I'll stick with the smaller...

After reading this, I'll stick with the smaller options:

http://www.caranddriver.com/features/effects-of-upsized-wheels-and-tires-tested

Our roads are bad enough around here, and I'm more...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 342,241
Posted By hoopla
Piecing a spare kit together - alternate tire sizes

Looking at the diameter calculations, it does look like a 125/80 would be a much closer fit for my non-sport with 225/45 17's. A 145/70 would also be a near perfect fit.

Both the 125/80 and the...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Region - AK, HI, ID, OR, and WA 01-07-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 709
Posted By hoopla
Recommended route from Las Vegas to Portland?

I'm going to be driving from LV to Portland later this week and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a route to take. I'd prefer rural highways to I-5, but I'm concerned about running...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-07-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By hoopla
The X3 is really a great car, especially with the...

The X3 is really a great car, especially with the manual transmission. The body style seemed a little odd at first, but it really grew on me. We sold ours as we wanted something newer and didn't...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-07-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By hoopla
My local dealer fudged it and did that service...

My local dealer fudged it and did that service early on my last car (X3). You can always ask.

I'm about to buy a 335i with 44k+; I'm hoping to get it in for something before the full plan ends...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-14-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,091
Posted By hoopla
Wouldn't the battery only affect the actual...

Wouldn't the battery only affect the actual initial ignition? After that, it is just being charged back up, but has no role in how it runs (unless you have an electric supercharger). Varying...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-14-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By hoopla
SCC Super Z6

I used SCC Super Z6 cable chains on my X3. They seemed to work quite well in the bare pavement-ice-snow mixed conditions that we'd get around the ski areas here. Never had any problems with them...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-23-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,472
Posted By hoopla
I did the same thing; I wanted to still have some...

I did the same thing; I wanted to still have some warranty left, so that any nasty surprises would be covered. Our 05 X3 turned out to have some significant issues, mostly related to sitting on a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,121
Posted By hoopla
Thanks for the link. There was another to a...

Thanks for the link. There was another to a similar thread linked from that one and saw a couple of mentions of the blower motor. Ours just started making noise when the fan was on, so I was going...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,121
Posted By hoopla
Question Things to have done before warranty is up?

The warranty on my '05 is up at the end of next month. We're just going to get enough driving (apparently not strictly mileage based) for the next service at around 32k so it will be in at the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By hoopla
I'd like to see a hybrid, or at least a more...

I'd like to see a hybrid, or at least a more efficient turbo-diesel, in my next X. They have the latter in Europe now and had a prototype of an X3 hybrid years ago. Even a more efficient gas engine...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,156
Posted By hoopla
I was having the same problem on the other side. ...

I was having the same problem on the other side. I took it in and they immediately found that the door seal was leaking. It took two attempts, but they have now fixed it (under warranty).
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-27-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,922
Posted By hoopla
Certainly didn't splice anything. There are a...

Certainly didn't splice anything. There are a few other wires in there that might have been pulled some, but nothing obvious.

Bluetooth hasn't caused problems in the past. Is there anything...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,922
Posted By hoopla
Question Battery drain after Dice install - help!

After installing a Dice adapter on Thursday, the battery in my 05 X3 died. After jumping it and it dying again, I had AAA do some testing, and they found that something was drawing 2 amps. I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,428
Posted By hoopla
Thanks for posting this, I've been meaning to...

Thanks for posting this, I've been meaning to look up the problem, and it is good to know I can get the dealer to do something about it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,354
Posted By hoopla
I'm having the same (mirrors move, seats don't)...

I'm having the same (mirrors move, seats don't) problem. Anyone come across a solution that doesn't require going to the dealer?
Forum: Wheels and Tires 02-12-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,046
Posted By hoopla
X3 OEM Wheels

I'm auctioning a full set of wheels, with stems and caps from an X3. They have 29k miles on them and look almost perfect. A full set of pictures is up on the ebay page:...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,710
Posted By hoopla
My wife wanted the more practical size and better...

My wife wanted the more practical size and better gas mileage in the RAV4, but the lack of a manual transmission made it a no-go for me. We've now had the X3 for a couple months and she keeps...
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