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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-10-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By ngcreese
Thanx! New to the Fxx family, just purchased as a...

Thanx! New to the Fxx family, just purchased as a CPO, in August. All stock, couldn't pass on the setup. :thumbup:
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-10-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By ngcreese
Instead of a radar detector, you might consider...

Instead of a radar detector, you might consider an app for your phone that has real time access to speed trap data, like Trapster.

Before my F25 I had a E83 with a Garmin integrated into the dash...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-09-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By ngcreese
I bought my 2007 E83 X3 from a non-BMW dealer....

I bought my 2007 E83 X3 from a non-BMW dealer. Yes it cost me a little less. However, when it came time to deal with issues... the savings was a wash.

This time around, my 2011 F25 X3 was...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-04-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By ngcreese
Thanks! Recently purchased as a CPO. Checked...

Thanks!
Recently purchased as a CPO. Checked the last seven digits of VIN at BMW Archive VIN decoder (http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html), no DHP. I do have the sports...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-03-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By ngcreese
I hear you. I wasn't considering that the...

I hear you. I wasn't considering that the (soft-ish) suspension is operating as intended given that my X3 has low profile run-flat tires. Putting in stiffer shocks could actually result in rim...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-03-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By ngcreese
Lol! Yep, the hitch install was cat approved! :) ...

Lol! Yep, the hitch install was cat approved! :)
The biggest lesson learned from my first time installing an X3 hitch vs the second time:

Put something soft like a rug or blanket under the bumper...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-02-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By ngcreese
F25 Suspension DIY Questions

Recently purchased a 2011 F25 X3 35i w/ about 37K miles on it. Love the way this thing takes off.

Was considering changing the suspension to Bilstien HDs. Has anyone done this recently? I'm...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-02-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By ngcreese
If the Invisihitch does not have a receiver then,...

If the Invisihitch does not have a receiver then, it probably won't work for what you want. Since most trailer hitch bike carriers mount to the square reciever.

I've recently upgraded from an E83...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 08-22-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 972
Views: 132,092
Posted By ngcreese
Hey Shawn, thanks(!) so much for pointing me...

Hey Shawn, thanks(!) so much for pointing me towards the latest psdzdata set. Now all .ncd files are identified and saved to the CAF directory.
Since it was compatible with my currently level of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-21-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By ngcreese
I just coded--on TPMS pressure and temperature. ...

I just coded--on TPMS pressure and temperature. It's pretty cool & useful. Ironically, I just had one of the sensors replaced because the system kept warning me of a malfunction. Now I can see, on...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 08-20-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3,497
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Views: 185,602
Posted By ngcreese
Lol! Thank for that! Copying that folder was a...

Lol! Thank for that! Copying that folder was a time/space killer, pita.
Still finding my way around this Fxx coding stuff.
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 08-20-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 3,497
Sticky: All BMWs Download Links to Softwares
Views: 185,602
Posted By ngcreese
Thx! Still downloading the new stuff. In the...

Thx! Still downloading the new stuff.
In the meantime, was able to get 3.23.4 working. My ride is in the shop, for the vanos bolt recall. But, was able to do some quick coding on the loaner 2014 X3,...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 08-19-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3,497
Sticky: All BMWs Download Links to Softwares
Views: 185,602
Posted By ngcreese
Hi Shawn, I've done coding on my E83 in the past....

Hi Shawn, I've done coding on my E83 in the past.
I've traded into an 2011 F25. Had it in the shop for trailer hitch coding, where my service guy let me know that they put in the latest software.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By ngcreese
Yeah. Check bavauto. When they have parts or...

Yeah. Check bavauto. When they have parts or gift. Certificate sale, it's pretty good.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By ngcreese
Yep time for a set of Bilstien HD shocks and...

Yep time for a set of Bilstien HD shocks and possibly rear springs ( the ends tend to snap). Or you might consider trading it in for a newer model.

I did the auspension sawp. It felt great!

But...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 61,055
Posted By ngcreese
Well, with a very large maintenance bill looming...

Well, with a very large maintenance bill looming and 152k onthe odo... i decided to trade the old X3 for a newer one...

...CPO 35k on odo xdrive35i.
Looking forward to many more great road trips!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-01-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 107,907
Posted By ngcreese
Try looking up your X3's engine/parts blueprints...

Try looking up your X3's engine/parts blueprints on www.realoem.com
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-26-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By ngcreese
Thanks! I posted this message way before I got...

Thanks!
I posted this message way before I got the Avant Garde rims in my signature.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-18-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,815
Posted By ngcreese
Good stuff!!

Excellent work on this. Sounds like bank 1 pre cat is giving a bad reading, causing poor gas/air mix. I would recommend changing both pre cat O2 sensors, simply because when one fails, the other is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-12-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,815
Posted By ngcreese
I share your frustation. Unfortunately diagnosing...

I share your frustation. Unfortunately diagnosing a faulty O2 sensor seems to be one of the mirkier tasks out there. When i considered the level of frustration at getting at the pre cat sensor...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,815
Posted By ngcreese
This is very true particularly on the pre-LCI...

This is very true particularly on the pre-LCI models. I think they fixed that problem, on the LCI models.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-07-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,815
Posted By ngcreese
You could try disconnecting them from their wire...

You could try disconnecting them from their wire harnesses and see if your engine's behavior gets any worse when it switches from open loop to closed loop, after warmong up . Aside from that there...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-04-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,815
Posted By ngcreese
+1 :thumbup:

+1 :thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-01-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,815
Posted By ngcreese
Hi guys, I had a stutter/misfire/hesitation issue...

Hi guys, I had a stutter/misfire/hesitation issue with my 2007 LCI X3. I ended up changing the spark plugs and both pre-cat O2 sensors. And the problem went away completely.

The culprit in my...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 61,055
Posted By ngcreese
147K Had the dealer change my sunroof seal.......

147K Had the dealer change my sunroof seal.... WHAT a difference... so much more quiet!!! :thumbup:
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