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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 274,290
Posted By timfitz63
No worries, Al. Hopefully I'm pushing you in a...

No worries, Al. Hopefully I'm pushing you in a good direction.

As a rule it's not necessary to disconnect the battery when using a trickle charger. However, in this case it might not be a bad...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 274,290
Posted By timfitz63
Hmm. Not really sure what to tell you at this...

Hmm. Not really sure what to tell you at this point. Typically one doesn't see this combination of warning lights; so to get all of them together may be an indication of multiple issue with the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 274,290
Posted By timfitz63
That's a bummer. When you say the lights are...

That's a bummer. When you say the lights are still on, is it only the 'unholy triad' associated with the transfer case problems; or those with the others you said were illuminated (airbag, "check...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 274,290
Posted By timfitz63
No worries. Hope a new battery fixes the...

No worries. Hope a new battery fixes the problem!

No, you don't necessarily need a BMW-branded battery; just be sure to get one that satisfies all of the voltage/current requirements of the X3,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 274,290
Posted By timfitz63
The myriad of seemingly unassociated dashboard...

The myriad of seemingly unassociated dashboard lights (i.e., getting the airbag & "check engine" lights in addition to the others) makes me wonder whether your battery is giving out. Many late-model...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By timfitz63
The drains on the panorama roof have been known...

The drains on the panorama roof have been known to clog up with debris (especially this time of year, then the leaves start falling) and that causes rainwater to leak into the interior. A quick...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 09-16-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,802
Posted By timfitz63
That's not bad. But my original point was that...

That's not bad. But my original point was that one can easily get 28-30 mpg highway in a C5 equipped with the six-speed manual. That's moving at 70-75 mph and without resorting to any special...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 09-14-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,802
Posted By timfitz63
One would have to examine the values of drag...

One would have to examine the values of drag coefficient (CD) for the respective vehicles to support this generalized statement.

The best CD number I could produce from the interweb for a C5...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-16-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,253
Posted By timfitz63
I'm going to qualify my response by saying that...

I'm going to qualify my response by saying that the following is purely speculative: if the oil the dealer mistakenly gave you is specifically for diesel engines, I would have to guess there's a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By timfitz63
Today on the cleaning. I routinely clean out the...

Today on the cleaning. I routinely clean out the tracks and wipe down the edges of the roof panels when I wash the car. It was a few years back, but I had the dealer lube down everything in the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 274,290
Posted By timfitz63
Hopefully you can sort it out on your own. But...

Hopefully you can sort it out on your own. But if you get to a point where you might need to take it to a good independent BMW mechanic in the Pittsburgh area, check out Bill Ballon Automotive...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By timfitz63
Son of a bump...

I still have everybody stumped on this...?

The sound seems to happen more readily if the vehicle has sat for a lengthy period with the roof and shade in the fully closed positions. The sound also...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By timfitz63
Bump...

Apparently mine is the only vehicle that experiences this...? :dunno:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By timfitz63
"Popping" Sound From Panorama Roof Liner

I did a quick search but came up empty. Occasionally, usually after my vehicle ('07 X3) sits for a while, I get a sharp "popping" noise from the panorama roof liner when I 'vent' the roof with the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 274,290
Posted By timfitz63
This would tend to support the previous...

This would tend to support the previous suggestion that your battery may be the culprit. Later model vehicles like your X3 are more temperamental about battery power. If the battery is older, and...
Forum: The MINI Board 03-05-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By timfitz63
Hello and welcome! Not trying to discourage...

Hello and welcome!

Not trying to discourage you from remaining an active member of this forum; but the MINI sub-forum here at Bimmerfest isn't a particularly active forum. You might find better...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 274,290
Posted By timfitz63
I've been making that case for a while now. ...

I've been making that case for a while now. While metal replacement gears are undoubtedly more durable, the reason for the plastic gear is to protect more expensive parts by creating what's referred...
Forum: The MINI Board 01-03-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,283
Posted By timfitz63
Prior to 2009, there were no factory-produced JCW...

Prior to 2009, there were no factory-produced JCW MINI's; there was a kit, usually dealer-installed (but no necessarily), that boosted engine output. There was also various trim kits attributed to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-28-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By timfitz63
Well, I was thinking about general road...

Well, I was thinking about general road conditions (potholes, etc.), but yeah, your story sounds like something PennDOT would pull... Just be thankful you weren't trying to navigate the western side...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-28-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By timfitz63
Yeah, I hear ya. I'm not generally going more...

Yeah, I hear ya. I'm not generally going more than ~5 mph over either.

What frosts me, though, is -- like seemingly many other aspects of life in our country -- one effectively gets penalized for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-28-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By timfitz63
You're the third person in a week that's asked...

You're the third person in a week that's asked about this. See this earlier thread (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=804638) for more information.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-28-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By timfitz63
Well, at least now no one can use this excuse...

Well, at least now no one can use this excuse (always hitting red lights) as evidence of my alleged lack of sanity... ;)



That's just plausible enough to be the case. At least I can see some...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By timfitz63
I see similar decreases in mileage during the...

I see similar decreases in mileage during the winter months; I've always attributed it to the winter blends of fuel, increased engine warm-up times, and generally richer fuel mixtures in colder...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-26-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By timfitz63
Well, I'm kind-of glad to hear I'm not the only...

Well, I'm kind-of glad to hear I'm not the only one! I was beginning to develop a persecution complex, thinking the State of Texas was trying to frustrate only me...! ;)

Frankly, I think a lot of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-25-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By timfitz63
I typically see between 24-26 mpg on the highway,...

I typically see between 24-26 mpg on the highway, and sometimes as high as you were observing. Once I got 32-33 mpg drafting behind the Penske moving truck my brother was driving when I came back to...
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