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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-17-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,608
Posted By Zoltar
Amen brother. Also, the NA I6 is going to...

Amen brother.

Also, the NA I6 is going to change to a turbo 4 by the end of the year. More bummer.
They probably don't have a choice due to CAFE though.

I'm still curious to test out an X3 35.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-17-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,608
Posted By Zoltar
You can blame the soft ride on all the people who...

You can blame the soft ride on all the people who complained about the "bone jarring ride".
The DHP may be the answer but the jury is still out on that.

I am puzzled by the lack of MT option...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-02-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,734
Posted By Zoltar
Actually, the number one complaint ('07+) has...

Actually, the number one complaint ('07+) has been the auto trans IMHO.
I hope the new ZF 8 speed auto is a winner.
I haven't heard any negatives about it.

You guys are making me itch to test...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-02-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,734
Posted By Zoltar
I am more than willing to keep an open mind until...

I am more than willing to keep an open mind until I get to test drive one.
I am just responding to early feedback.
I notice that those coming to the defense of the new X3 are referring to the 35i...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-02-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,734
Posted By Zoltar
Thank you very much for the review and pics. ...

Thank you very much for the review and pics.

I was afraid this was going to happen with some who bought the wrong vehicle complaining about the ride.
A huge benefit of the E83 was that it didn't...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-21-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,425
Posted By Zoltar
Sorry about your problem. You definitely need a...

Sorry about your problem.
You definitely need a good indy.

I can't help but wonder two things:
1. Would fluid changes shorter than crazy long "free" maintenance interval have saved the xfer...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,799
Posted By Zoltar
That noise is the lifters. Very common problem...

That noise is the lifters.
Very common problem for the N52 from '06 to '08.

Short trips at low rpms will make it worse.
Long trips, driving it hard, winding out rpms in manual mode will make it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By Zoltar
I agree that stinks cubed. Personally, I...

I agree that stinks cubed.

Personally, I would like to see them lower the vehicle price and go back to old school maintenance.
Obviously, that won't happen for marketing reasons.

Would it be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-22-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,751
Views: 358,905
Posted By Zoltar
Indeed this is true. The 2011 328 changed the...

Indeed this is true. The 2011 328 changed the country of origin of the transmission from France to Germany.
Also, the German parts content changed from 70% to 75%.

Maybe a silent fix to the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,747
Posted By Zoltar
Hey, mine says that! :D

Hey, mine says that! :D
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-17-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,573
Posted By Zoltar
We may not be talking about the same noise. ...

We may not be talking about the same noise.

Car in neutral, foot completely off of clutch pedal, there is a slight rattle/noise.
Goes away if you press the clutch pedal.
Often, I can only hear...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-16-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,573
Posted By Zoltar
Yup, I get this sound also. Goes away when...

Yup, I get this sound also.
Goes away when clutch pedal is pressed.
Normal.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,610
Posted By Zoltar
Set your air recirc button to use outside air...

Set your air recirc button to use outside air only for about a week.
Preferably during a dry sunny week.
It will clear it up.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,604
Posted By Zoltar
My dealer charges $86 for a mid-cycle oil and...

My dealer charges $86 for a mid-cycle oil and filter change.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Gas
Views: 1,091
Posted By Zoltar
Interesting discussion. Apparently, the BMW...

Interesting discussion.

Apparently, the BMW kit does not just dump additive in the tank.
They connect to the fuel line and flow through the system somehow.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Gas
Views: 1,091
Posted By Zoltar
I am definitely aware of and only use top tier. ...

I am definitely aware of and only use top tier.
Normally I would think it was a dealer profit attempt (and probably was to a point) but he was telling me kinda matter of fact that they have seen...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Gas
Views: 1,091
Posted By Zoltar
Gas

I was in for annual inspection today.

My SA said they have been seeing a lot of injector issues over the past year.
Apparenly gas companies have stopped putting detergent in gas to cut costs over...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 902
Posted By Zoltar
Yes, happened once in 2 years with my '07. ...

Yes, happened once in 2 years with my '07.
Happened once in 1 year with my '09.

Unless it becomes a recurring problem I wouldn't worry about it.
Forum: General BMW 02-14-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,417
Posted By Zoltar
Ah yes, indeed they do! For the X3 at least and...

Ah yes, indeed they do!
For the X3 at least and it rocks.

I had a cherokee in the past, no contest.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,693
Posted By Zoltar
Check this out: ...

Check this out:
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-10-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,892
Posted By Zoltar
There was a poll performed a long time ago. You...

There was a poll performed a long time ago. You might find it with a search.

My '07 was an 01/07 build and was affected.
I had two updates performed. It was better but still problematic....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By Zoltar
Dang, you really got a lemon alright. What...

Dang, you really got a lemon alright.

What was the symptom with the rear diff, was it the whine some have had?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By Zoltar
Wow 10K in warranty work. What were some of the...

Wow 10K in warranty work.
What were some of the big ticket problems that got you to that number?
I am sorry about your bad experience.

I had an '07 and other than the trans issue and lifter...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-17-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,835
Posted By Zoltar
Try finding an MT X3 in stock! Yup, had to...

Try finding an MT X3 in stock!
Yup, had to order, deposit, sign paper, no problem.

My local dealer usually keeps 1 or 2 MT's in stock at all times.
I test drove a 128 and 328 to try the 6-speed...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,935
Posted By Zoltar
Wow, by the time this thing comes out it will be...

Wow, by the time this thing comes out it will be time for a face lift!
So much for the articles in Roundel saying they were bumping up production.
I'll bet these delays are due to the huge...
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