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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By sjladopoulos
Lucky next owner!

Lucky next owner!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,002
Posted By sjladopoulos
This week I am reviewing the 2014 Infiniti Q50...

This week I am reviewing the 2014 Infiniti Q50 AWD and the steer-by-wire system is terrifying. Went on their forum and under "problems" they have 100+ threads with 2,150 posts, mostly concerning...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By sjladopoulos
Our X3 has no symptoms when braking, at all. So...

Our X3 has no symptoms when braking, at all. So no, nothing is normal.

Our Honda Accord on the other hand had a terrible case of rumbling/shaking/vibrations when braking. I changed pads and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By sjladopoulos
Our X3 has no symptoms when braking, at all. So...

Our X3 has no symptoms when braking, at all. So no, nothing is normal.

Our Honda Accord on the other hand had a terrible case of rumbling/shaking/vibrations when braking. I changed pads and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By sjladopoulos
Have them check the control arms for any give and...

Have them check the control arms for any give and bushings. bearings too. Remember, when you apply the brakes, the whole suspension geometry changes as the weight falls forward and the wheels push...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,002
Posted By sjladopoulos
With the new SKYACTIV 2.5L engine the CX-5 is a...

With the new SKYACTIV 2.5L engine the CX-5 is a great CUV! Handles like mo^&3#f*(#3r!

I reviewed it in January, if you wait about a week, the review and video should be published... just stuck in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,002
Posted By sjladopoulos
Obviously a used cx-7 since they dont make them...

Obviously a used cx-7 since they dont make them anymore right? I have to agree with you on the E30, I started my driving life in one and it was the best car I've owned. Moving to a Rav4 will be quite...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By sjladopoulos
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: :thumbup:

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

:thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By sjladopoulos
is the noise coming from front or back axle? I m...

is the noise coming from front or back axle? I m confused now...

A knock on full lock usually means CV joint as mentioned or lower control arm. (front axle noise)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By sjladopoulos
could it be cold weather related? is the engine...

could it be cold weather related? is the engine temp up to normal running temp when that happens? what if you go on the highway and go too fast for 3rd gear, will it eventually shift up?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,002
Posted By sjladopoulos
Used X5 diesel when the good ones drop around...

Used X5 diesel when the good ones drop around $25k with +/- 60K miles.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,002
Posted By sjladopoulos
I reviewed the 2014 Mazda 3 GT sedan and lost it!...

I reviewed the 2014 Mazda 3 GT sedan and lost it! Never in my automotive journalist career have I been impressed by a mainstream sedan that much! The car is bloody spectacular!:thumbup:
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By sjladopoulos
I say get a complete engine from the scrap yard...

I say get a complete engine from the scrap yard and get it going again!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-18-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By sjladopoulos
Also, do not forget that year to year the IIHS...

Also, do not forget that year to year the IIHS board sets new standards (like this year with the collision prevention systems).

That said, a car that scores Top Safety Pick + one year might score...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By sjladopoulos
Never in my life have I heard such BS. Call...

Never in my life have I heard such BS.

Call BMW NA and tell them about that. They will be happy to hear what a loser your dealer's shop is.

As for the roof liner, did you try to manually pull...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By sjladopoulos
+1 to all the above, but I got the Michelin...

+1 to all the above, but I got the Michelin Stealth wipers from Costco and love them beyond belief!

Best wiper I've ever owned!

(Armorall, RainX, Champion, etc, all crap!)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By sjladopoulos
It will cost you a lot more than trading in your...

It will cost you a lot more than trading in your AT for an MT. In, fact there are too many things you ll need to change to make it work 100%.

ECU, Ingition sensor for gear in P, transmission its...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By sjladopoulos
I regret buying an auto. Seeing that GM plate...

I regret buying an auto. Seeing that GM plate under the trans makes me wanna puke. It was the only thing I didn't know when buying. MT all the way my friend!
In all fairness, the F25 X3 Autos have a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By sjladopoulos
I had to do mine too, at the exact same mileage....

I had to do mine too, at the exact same mileage. You are not alone :cry:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By sjladopoulos
-7 F (-22C) in Toronto today, no problems firing...

-7 F (-22C) in Toronto today, no problems firing up
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,591
Posted By sjladopoulos
Nexen tires are... let me find a polite word...

Nexen tires are... let me find a polite word here.... hmm.... not good at all! :)

Any Michelin will be far better. Just to throw another idea out there, I went for the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By sjladopoulos
Did you power wash it lately? Mine got busted...

Did you power wash it lately? Mine got busted after a power wash, some water went in and damaged the actuator.

I went to a salvage yard, bought a used mirror and transplanted the actuator.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-24-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By sjladopoulos
I don't think you will need any special tools,...

I don't think you will need any special tools, meaning that the usual tools will be required. I might be wrong.

Usually, 1 rotor will outlive 2 sets of brake pads. So it is absolutely fine to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-20-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By sjladopoulos
The best line :) Yes, the X3 is much...

The best line :)

Yes, the X3 is much sport-ier than a CRV or minivan, but there is science behind picking tires.

High performance tires (high speed rating) need power to warm up and work. So if...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-20-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By sjladopoulos
Dear Mark, Please read the responses a bit...

Dear Mark,

Please read the responses a bit more carefully :)

I have the Bridgestones on my X3, the Continental pure contacts were on a CRV.

The X3 does not need high performance tires, it is...
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