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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By ghpup
I use the BMW OEM windblock, but I don't believe...

I use the BMW OEM windblock, but I don't believe their available any longer. I like it the best as it is mesh with zippers for when you put the top up to drive so it doesn't impede the view. If...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-19-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By ghpup
We purchased our '14 535xD New Years Eve Day in...

We purchased our '14 535xD New Years Eve Day in Portland, OR and then drove it back to SW Idaho ~450 miles. Bought it over the phone without a test drive. I wasn't sure what to expect and had a bit...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-22-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By ghpup
As I am accustomed to my ///MRoadster, my...

As I am accustomed to my ///MRoadster, my reference to 3800 RPM is the press you back in your seat response. For my driving in the 'traffic' I have here, sport mode is more than adequate. Meaning I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-21-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By ghpup
Robert, I've actually been pretty impressed with...

Robert, I've actually been pretty impressed with throttle response in 'sport mode' given my experience with bimmers. That said it has to get to around 3800 RPM.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-21-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By ghpup
I'm 6'4, though not quite as heavy and I fit in...

I'm 6'4, though not quite as heavy and I fit in both cars very comfortably. Note my X3 is an '07. While I haven't driven one I have looked at and actually think the '12 X3 is a bigger vehicle. I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-21-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,683
Posted By ghpup
Hello All, For those with issues and those...

Hello All,

For those with issues and those who find it hard to believe that the app is useful, please note I would love to be able to find out how useful it might be. My issue is that the app is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By ghpup
You may have a local independent shop...

You may have a local independent shop specializing in BMWs who will scan it for free. Mine does, though not at the end of the work day as they are tremendously busy from 3:00 - 6:00 PM. If you're a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By ghpup
As mentioned by the previous poster, this can be...

As mentioned by the previous poster, this can be the ABS unit. Our '00 528 had this occur and we needed a new ABS unit. Sometimes the unit can be rebuilt, but sometimes not. The car can be driven...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-21-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By ghpup
While I'm not in Canada, I am in snow country USA...

While I'm not in Canada, I am in snow country USA (though many might argue that SW Idaho doesn't get that much snow). I have a '07 that does not have the trany issue and I like the way it drives in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,128
Posted By ghpup
I also currently have the Conti DWS and like...

I also currently have the Conti DWS and like them. I liked the original Pirelli Scorpions too, but they only lasted 16K miles and were priced higher than the Contis when it was time to replace.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-03-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By ghpup
+1. Don't try to fix something you aren't...

+1. Don't try to fix something you aren't certain is broken. Find the cause, then fix it.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-03-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By ghpup
At nearly 6'4" I just barely fit with my hair...

At nearly 6'4" I just barely fit with my hair pushing on the top when it is up. Fortunately, the top isn't up very often. Mine is a good weather car, I drive an X3 for bad weather.

That said, if...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,076
Posted By ghpup
madurodave, My wife's e39 just took $3k in...

madurodave,

My wife's e39 just took $3k in repairs at an indi. It only has about 80k on it as a 13 year old car. Our thinking process was: "where can we find a car for $3k that we believe we can...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-22-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,751
Views: 366,833
Posted By ghpup
Unless you have complete service records showing...

Unless you have complete service records showing the last reprogram it would have to be read by a BMW service computer.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By ghpup
The passenger seat warning will go off in my '07...

The passenger seat warning will go off in my '07 if I place my PC bag on it (~9 lbs). SA and others have said this is normal operations so I just pull the seat belt over and latch it. Seams silly...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) how to price a 2001 z3 roadster
Views: 709
Posted By ghpup
terracom, The only strong recommendation I...

terracom,

The only strong recommendation I have is that you re-look at the engine type. It may be the 3L, but it is highly unlikely that the engine is the original BMW if it is as you indicate a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By ghpup
+1:bigpimp:

+1:bigpimp:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-01-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By ghpup
Wouldn't this just make an SAV into a...

Wouldn't this just make an SAV into a stationwagon with a high center of gravity? What would the point be? Perhaps that is your point, it makes no sense to push performance...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-20-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Intermittent DSC / ABS issue
Views: 1,119
Posted By ghpup
Have you made sure your tires are all inflated...

Have you made sure your tires are all inflated appropriately. I've found, particular for the rear that my DSC flashes a lot on hard corners if the tires are under inflated.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-13-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By ghpup
While I can speculate as to why a dealer might...

While I can speculate as to why a dealer might want to mislead you, or perhaps be ignorant enough not to know differenly, I would trust a company whose business is to sell tires more than I would...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-10-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By ghpup
For me there are several sites, including this...

For me there are several sites, including this one. Take a parouse of this site, especially the discussion around the transmission if you are truly looking for the '07 X3. While mine if fine, there...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,292
Posted By ghpup
X - while it has been started and stopped several...

X - while it has been started and stopped several times over the last couple of days it still could be your battery level. I was driving daily a year after purchasing the vehicle, but only in short...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-03-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By ghpup
+1 here. If I'm over 50mph the noise is...

+1 here. If I'm over 50mph the noise is noticeable, but not unbearable without the liner closed too. It is representative of other vehicles I've owned with a sunroof.

I get a lot more noise...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-26-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By ghpup
It is always smart to get a used car checked by a...

It is always smart to get a used car checked by a certified mechanic. I'm sure you can find an independent BMW shop to help you out.

I don't know what to say about the CarFax descrepancy. Seems...
Forum: General BMW 03-19-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By ghpup
My personal experience is for good reliability. ...

My personal experience is for good reliability. There are some things I read about that might be unusual to consider 'normal', but overall performance of the vehicles allows for harder driving than...
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