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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-30-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By PeteC
Did you have stock 17" or 18" wheels? If you...

Did you have stock 17" or 18" wheels? If you went with 18" did you go to the 60 tire size of the Primacy MXV4?

I just noticed the other tire thread; its kind of confusing though.

I also see...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-30-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 64,110
Posted By PeteC
I'm reading the thread and noticed the push for...

I'm reading the thread and noticed the push for the Primacy MXV4's. My current stock rims are 18" and all I see listed are the 235/60R18's for the Michelin Primacy's. Looks that I also have direct...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-30-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By PeteC
2006 X3 New Tires

Looking for recommendations on a 60K tire for my X3.

I currently have the metal valve stems (direct TPMS).

The current stock tires are 235/50 R18's (they have about 45K miles and need to be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,605
Posted By PeteC
Quick summary for those looking for the BMW...

Quick summary for those looking for the BMW driving experience - X3 ran well (as around Christmas) - still prefer to fly (a few times to FL between these two road trips)


1 - Very courteous...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,605
Posted By PeteC
Did a short (2K) summer trip from the MW to FL. ...

Did a short (2K) summer trip from the MW to FL.

About 2K miles or so round trip.

I noticed that following recommended procedures relating to filling vehicle with petrol that the gas cap light...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,992
Posted By PeteC
The initial entry was related to the extended...

The initial entry was related to the extended maintenance contract and why its probably not worth purchasing.

I added that the extended warranty isn't probably worth the money either...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,992
Posted By PeteC
Thanks X3-po Personally I don't see the...

Thanks X3-po

Personally I don't see the extended warranty (new) worth any more than the paper its written on considering what "wasn't" fixed on my vehicle when it was still under the standard...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,992
Posted By PeteC
I am looking a the purchased new documentation...

I am looking a the purchased new documentation that I have.

Just shows Type: MP
Program Code / Desc: 0000000150 MP 72 MO/100K MLS
Contract number: XXXX
Effective date: 04/05/2006
No...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,992
Posted By PeteC
So I haven't read my documentation; but what is...

So I haven't read my documentation; but what is covered under my extended maintenance plan?

Just curious whether it was a total waste of money.

BTW always mentioned the sun roof noise, gas...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,992
Posted By PeteC
Interesting and wondering what the extended...

Interesting and wondering what the extended warranty covers.

I called local BMW dealer for service on my sunroof (just noisy) and SR stated that my warranty was up? The standard warranty was up...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,605
Posted By PeteC
Today decided to pay attention after filling up...

Today decided to pay attention after filling up the X3 (it was low on gas - low fuel lamp was on). I believe the following is the "proper" and documented methodology relating to putting gasoline in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,502
Posted By PeteC
Recently drove my E46. Its not been driven in a...

Recently drove my E46. Its not been driven in a few weeks. Its still at about 39k miles. It is garage kept. The drivers side window just quit working with my last drive. Its just making the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,605
Posted By PeteC
I am currently out of warranty with my 2006 and...

I am currently out of warranty with my 2006 and at about 39k with my vehicle (this year). I've seen the problem intermittently since day 1. I also reported the problem to the dealer from day 1 and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,820
Posted By PeteC
You can also put a BT audio reciever in the glove...

You can also put a BT audio reciever in the glove compartment and plug the output of it to your AUX port and go wireless. I tested this to work with my X3 but instead went with the hardwire...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-10-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,593
Posted By PeteC
I read that removing the light housing was...

I read that removing the light housing was relatively simple. I also read that all pieces attached to housing should be removed prior to baking. (fittings etc).

I'd buy the LEDs over the CCFL's...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-09-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,593
Posted By PeteC
What's involved in installation of the LED Angel...

What's involved in installation of the LED Angel Eyes on an 2006 X3 with Xenon / washers?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By PeteC
Its a buffetting sound when closed. It goes away...

Its a buffetting sound when closed. It goes away if you crack a window. Doesn't sound like te wind is leaking in - just a non areodynamic sound.

There are two fixes.

1 - just some felt...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,564
Posted By PeteC
The vacumn line had a very small crack it it near...

The vacumn line had a very small crack it it near the end that plugs into the flapper valve. Its a common rubber hose easy to purchase. It runs from the flapper valve to the switch right behind the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By PeteC
My 4 yr warranty just expired on my X-3. I...

My 4 yr warranty just expired on my X-3. I mentioned two concerns which were mentioned with each visit on a recent call:

1 - sunroof noise - everytime with every visit I was told it was normal -...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,237
Posted By PeteC
Thanks for the great writeup! I've not done...

Thanks for the great writeup!

I've not done it for the BMW's (both have less than 40 K right now) but for another vehicle of mine. Most of the time I spent was removing the rotors. This vehicle...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,564
Posted By PeteC
Remove the rear drivers' side panel where the...

Remove the rear drivers' side panel where the flapper valve switch is at.

Have someone put the key in the "on" position and listen there. It sits in front of the drivers side rear tail lights. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,194
Posted By PeteC
I remember driving on the Autobahn in Germany...

I remember driving on the Autobahn in Germany along with the Autostrada in Italy years ago. Statement above it true relating to accidents. The accidents I noticed there was typically nothing left...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,918
Posted By PeteC
I just called my SA and they went thru my records...

I just called my SA and they went thru my records and said that the "rattle" was never documented.

I stated that I mentioned the rattle almost every visit and was told that it was normal and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,593
Posted By PeteC
Last I looked the LED styles were still not...

Last I looked the LED styles were still not really that bright. Are new brighter LED angel eyes available? This would be closer to OEM and new technology has created very bright LED's now. I have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,918
Posted By PeteC
Vern, So the "felt" fix is a temporary...

Vern,

So the "felt" fix is a temporary measure and I should take it to the dealer for a more permanent fix?

My X3 is still under warranty (extended)? Historically I've stated the sunroof...
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