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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-19-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,971
Posted By mama_jo's
I ran 60 on the flat tire because i knew i was...

I ran 60 on the flat tire because i knew i was replacing it. I really didn't care if i trashed it. My experience has been mostly with Michelin tires. My Toyota Sequoia has 57,xxx miles on its...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-19-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,971
Posted By mama_jo's
Lucky for me i got a nail in one of my Pirelli P7...

Lucky for me i got a nail in one of my Pirelli P7 Cinturatos. at 16000miles i decided to not go for a simple repair but to replace the front tires. the dealer has the Pirelli OEM tires at $389 each...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-19-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,320
Posted By mama_jo's
I just got a pair of Bridgestone Turanza EL42...

I just got a pair of Bridgestone Turanza EL42 tires on the front of my 12 X-3 35. Man! what a difference from those Pirelli P7 Cinturatos. At 10,000 miles the Pirellis started to show cupping on...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-19-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By mama_jo's
X-5's have plastic covers for the back of the...

X-5's have plastic covers for the back of the front seat tracks. I have had to replace one that got damaged with an errant shoe. not expensive. i wonder if they would fit the X-3. doubt it.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-09-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,417
Posted By mama_jo's
Just drove St Louis to Little Rock on US 67. ...

Just drove St Louis to Little Rock on US 67. Mostly 4 lane divided, relatively flat. with the 2012 35 XDrive, I got 28.5mpg. Around town with short trips and cold weather, I get 22-23. I'm totally...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-09-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By mama_jo's
Note also that if you are raising the window on...

Note also that if you are raising the window on the door and you open the door, the window will stop raising. Small item, not sure of the logic there but obviously its a built in safety feature.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-22-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,968
Posted By mama_jo's
My '12 X-3 35 got 27.3mpg last weekend on a...

My '12 X-3 35 got 27.3mpg last weekend on a suburban highway/artery road trip of about 32 miles. Starts and stops with short trips make the mpg go down as low as 21. the 8-spd transmission keeps...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-12-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,971
Posted By mama_jo's
I'm feeling very stupid. After two trips to the...

I'm feeling very stupid. After two trips to the dealer, one for alignment and rotation, one for an electronic "re-learning" of the electric steering system, i decided to check tire pressure at home....
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-08-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,971
Posted By mama_jo's
My favorite service advisor is Linda at Autohaus...

My favorite service advisor is Linda at Autohaus BMW in St Louis. Check your tire pressure often! my car was just 3-4 psi low and it handled very poorly. I wish the TPM would tell exact pressures...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,649
Posted By mama_jo's
This is only my theory so don't blast me if I'm...

This is only my theory so don't blast me if I'm wrong. i could be totally wrong, but from my experience, US version cars have brake lights that are old-fashioned incandescent. only the indicator...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-06-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,971
Posted By mama_jo's
Highway stability fixed?

Boy, do i feel stupid. After having the tires rotated and aligned, and back again to have the electric steering stops reset, steering aligned, and software re-learned, and still not getting any...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,649
Posted By mama_jo's
I had a brake light failure and got into this...

I had a brake light failure and got into this issue a bit with the dealer. i asked him how i could check the "adaptive" brake lights. he said it is impossible to check by yourself. they only come...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-02-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,971
Posted By mama_jo's
Steering still sucks

Still not happy with this elecric steering. Car still wants to follow seams in the road. it feels like there is an axle with threaded ends, the wheels are on the axle, but the nuts are loose! ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-28-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,971
Posted By mama_jo's
highway steering stability

Took my '12 X-3 35XDrive in today for its first oil change, exactly one year after purchase. also complained a second time about steering being very much out of control. of course, it actually felt...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,890
Posted By mama_jo's
My '08 with pano roof developed a nasty glass on...

My '08 with pano roof developed a nasty glass on metal rattle during cold weather and certain rough road areas. very noisy. had it adjusted under warranty. has been fine for 2-3 years now and has...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By mama_jo's
i had low coolant light coming on occasionally...

i had low coolant light coming on occasionally with an '08 X-3 and finally saw signs of a small leak on the garage floor. took it in and ended up with an $800 radiator! at about 53,xxx miles. Very...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-25-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,971
Posted By mama_jo's
I forgot to mention the front tires were getting...

I forgot to mention the front tires were getting significantly cupped on the outside treads of both tires. With the rear tires now on the front, the steering problem still exists. The car did not...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-24-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,971
Posted By mama_jo's
2012 x3 35

bdaj, I am feeling your pain. My 35 is just now a year old with 12,xxx miles. in the last couple of thousand, it seems to have gained a mind of its own in the steering department. it reacts very...
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