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Forum: European Delivery 07-11-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,090
Posted By dspeed
Jon, Can you get me a m235i for a Dec 12 ED?...

Jon,

Can you get me a m235i for a Dec 12 ED?

I do live in WA.

Great forum, btw.

Dave
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-03-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,237
Posted By dspeed
Fluid change

Ge - I was quoted in the $300 range from the dealer a few months back.

Dave
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By dspeed
High Beam Indicator Light

Does anybody else think the high beam indicator is distractingly bright?

One of the benefits of living in the middle of nowhere is the ability to USE those wonderful xenon flamethrowers. But I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,458
Posted By dspeed
At 23k in my 2008 (3.0l si engine) I have a...

At 23k in my 2008 (3.0l si engine) I have a lifetime average of 22.6 mpg and an average speed of 44.3 mph. This is on a manual with ac approx 65% of the year. When in town, I tend to drive...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-25-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,293
Posted By dspeed
Vodka G - I'm running the manual tranny or...

Vodka G -

I'm running the manual tranny or I'd talk about splitting container of trans fluid.

Az -

I'd do the transfer case first. My reasoning is that there is more 'slippage' going on in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-24-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,293
Posted By dspeed
Outstandnig Post ! Thanks

I've been watching for this to be posted. I am strongly considering doing mine (or having it done) at the 1 yr service. This stuff has to age better if you get the initial break-in goo out of the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By dspeed
Actually, I'm looking at the 535 wagons.......

Actually, I'm looking at the 535 wagons.... <bseg>
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 28,417
Posted By dspeed
Recommended oil

Thanks for sharing this information. I changed mine early (2500 mi) but didn't have a way to take a clean sample for analysis. From the crud I saw, was glad I did the change. Still have a little...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2008, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By dspeed
"not worth the effort" Its a trade-off, and...

"not worth the effort"

Its a trade-off, and I think BMW made the right decision.

I think this sums it up nicely:

"Fortunately, a Duramax owner tired of the lack of scientific evidence...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2008, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By dspeed
FWIW, I picked up some heavy duty 3M double sided...

FWIW, I picked up some heavy duty 3M double sided tape to reattach our Zoll plate. (November 07 ED - no holes drilled).

No issues so far - holding nicely.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-08-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,770
Posted By dspeed
Sounds more like a simple mugging than a...

Sounds more like a simple mugging than a carjacking, but thankfully, I'm pretty ignorant about such. Sadly, I suspect we'll see worse before it gets better.

Is there a particular reason you don't...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2008, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,385
Posted By dspeed
We were close to 1000 pounds - at least 800 w a...

We were close to 1000 pounds - at least 800 w a full tank of fuel.

I think the big difference is no stop-and-go; accelerating 2000 kg again and again uses gas.

What are you guys running for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,385
Posted By dspeed
X3 mileage

Finally got a chance to do a decent check on the BMW. 3500 miles on the clock. 17" rims and stock tires. 6 speed manual trans.

175 miles from El Paso to Carlsbad. 3900' start, over 2 passes...
Forum: General BMW 02-25-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By dspeed
Hmmmm. No front plates in New Mexico, so I...

Hmmmm.

No front plates in New Mexico, so I reattached my front Zoll plate. No issues here in town, and I've seen the local constabulary eyeing the car (small town - 5 X3's). No grief driving...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2008, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,823
Posted By dspeed
Does anybody have a wiring diagram for the...

Does anybody have a wiring diagram for the cluster of wires that are in the black plastic housing behind the rearview mirror?

I was hoping to pull a switched 12vdc line out of there for a radar...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2008, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By dspeed
I had a set on a Saab Aero and they worked well...

I had a set on a Saab Aero and they worked well for me, fairly sticky, decent ride, seemed a little noiser than Michelin Pilots, but nothing objectionable. Never used them in the snow...
Forum: General BMW 02-22-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By dspeed
Spend some time over at Bob Is The Oil Guy forums...

Spend some time over at Bob Is The Oil Guy forums (seriously - that's the name).

Oil changes should be based on your engine, the oil you use and how you run it. For the proper synthetic oil in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,193
Posted By dspeed
After the first 500,000 miles or so, the manual...

After the first 500,000 miles or so, the manual trans is pretty much automatic, I've found.

The people whom I know who *live* in San Francisco drive motorcycles in The City if they don't take...
Forum: General BMW 02-19-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By dspeed
Changing oil more often than 15k is a niceity -...

Changing oil more often than 15k is a niceity - long change intervals don't matter much in 100k of engine life if not highly stressed. But routine maintenance is a good thing, and getting the hood...
Forum: General BMW 02-13-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 19,041
Posted By dspeed
Thanks ! I used this when I did my 'early'...

Thanks !

I used this when I did my 'early' (2500 mile) oil change. Really glad I got that out of the system.

With AutoZone carrying the German Castrol again (0W30 full Synthetic) its easy to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,851
Posted By dspeed
Nice ride. The shopn' is supposed to be...

Nice ride.

The shopn' is supposed to be artistic. Not what I'd do myself, but who's to say. It ususally takes a few years to learn less is more, but there's always differing tastes.

Yeah -...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2008, 05:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,536
Posted By dspeed
The long throw, late engagement and low-end...

The long throw, late engagement and low-end torque take some getting used to. The 1 to 2 shift seems to be my nemesis for a smooth shift. I'm still in the adaptation process 10 days after...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,216
Posted By dspeed
I've noticed that a lot of people are are not...

I've noticed that a lot of people are are not secure with their sexuality.

If you have to ask the question, I *strongly* suggest you buy a Corvette.

Maybe two....

[BSEG]

Dave
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By dspeed
Sprint Phones for X3 Bluetooth

Greetings!

Today I'm going to take a second run at getting my LG PM-325 cell phone to work with the X3.

I got it paired the other day with little problems, but it would not do a phonebook...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2008, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By dspeed
Sprint Phones for X3 Bluetooth

Greets!

Today I'm going to take a second run at getting my LG PM-325 to work with the X3.

I got it paired the other day, but it would not do a phonebook download (no big deal to me), and then I...
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