Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 920
Search took 3.61 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: usaret
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-10-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,633
Posted By usaret
Me too. :thumbup:

Me too. :thumbup:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-10-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,237
Posted By usaret
I'm at 119,000 on my 2009 E83 X3. No issues but...

I'm at 119,000 on my 2009 E83 X3. No issues but we're vacationing in the mountains during Christmas so it will be changed before we leave home. If it weren't for the trip I'd be tempted to see how...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-10-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,633
Posted By usaret
Excellent info and I couldn't agree more....

Excellent info and I couldn't agree more. :thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By usaret
I can't fault you there one bit. :thumbup:

I can't fault you there one bit. :thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,633
Posted By usaret
There may be something in (or absent from) the OE...

There may be something in (or absent from) the OE BMW coolant that makes it the requirement for the electric pumps but not necessary or harmful for belt driven pumps.


In the absence of credible...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 10-09-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By usaret
+1 On the BMW Performance Insurance from Liberty...

+1 On the BMW Performance Insurance from Liberty Mutual (http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/FinancialServices/Insurance.aspx).

We're old gummers with no tickets and no accidents and pay $122...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 10-09-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,140
Posted By usaret
The mental images I formed from your post were...

The mental images I formed from your post were awesome! You really made my day. :thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By usaret
+1 Ours is at 119,000 miles and so far so...

+1

Ours is at 119,000 miles and so far so good but we're spending the week of Christmas in the mountains and I don't want to risk it failing on the trip. Haven't done it yet because I'm willing to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,633
Posted By usaret
That makes no sense at all. Just because...

That makes no sense at all.

Just because it's OK for a non-electric water pump doesn't mean it's OK to be used to lubricate the electric motor of an electric pump.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,633
Posted By usaret
That's not proof. Proof is empirical evidence or...

That's not proof. Proof is empirical evidence or literature from BMW or the pump manufacturer that it's OK. Show me that and I'll say OK. What you're doing is just pulling this out of your...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-09-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,633
Posted By usaret
Not true. Check the attachment a few posts up.

Not true. Check the attachment a few posts up.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By usaret
Yes it is.

Yes it is.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,633
Posted By usaret
So I take it your answer is no. You have no proof...

So I take it your answer is no. You have no proof that using anything but BMW coolant in a BMW with an electric water pump is OK.

And you are not prepared to back up that statement with any kind...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,633
Posted By usaret
In writing, bonded? You have proof? Or is this...

In writing, bonded? You have proof? Or is this just your opinion?

I say this because you are telling people it's OK to go against the manufacturer. And a failed electric water pump is damn...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 10-04-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,140
Posted By usaret
I'm not impressed with shoehorning a 6.2L pushrod...

I'm not impressed with shoehorning a 6.2L pushrod engine in the CTS-V (too crude for my taste) but I do like the standard CTS.

If they'll stop rebadging trucks I'll like the marque even better.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,633
Posted By usaret
You guarantee that it will be OK running through...

You guarantee that it will be OK running through the windings and bearings of the electric water pump motor?
Forum: General BMW 10-03-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,227
Posted By usaret
If it were me I'd go for a well equipped 5...

If it were me I'd go for a well equipped 5 series. It's all the car you'll ever need, gets decent mileage, and projects the image you're looking for.
Forum: General BMW 10-03-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By usaret
+1

+1
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By usaret
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,633
Posted By usaret
Since you have the N52 engine you have an...

Since you have the N52 engine you have an electric water pump that uses coolant to cool and lubricate the motor I wouldn't use anything but BMW coolant. I have no idea if there is a problem with non...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By usaret
That's the way I understand it. The head unit is...

That's the way I understand it. The head unit is basically just a controller for all of the other functions like amp, phone, BT, satellite, CD or iPod integration. You only get the menu if the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By usaret
The head units look the same. The premium comes...

The head units look the same. The premium comes form the amp and the speakers.

The easist way to tell is to look at your amp. This is a premium amp.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By usaret
Yes. I was playing the stereo while...

Yes.

I was playing the stereo while changing my xDrive oil and was amazed how the bass speakers sound under the car. You can feel the floorboards vibrate even at normal levels.

Mine has the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By usaret
For the base system you have a tweeter and a mid...

For the base system you have a tweeter and a mid in each front door, a mid in each back door and a sub under each front seat which adds up to 8. Premium sound system adds a tweeter in each back door...
Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 10-02-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 18,131
Posted By usaret
The snap-in adapters I've dealt with (Motorola V3...

The snap-in adapters I've dealt with (Motorola V3 and iPhone's) have proximity antenna's in them. None of them had an actual antenna connection. I live in a very fringe area and only get one bar with...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 920

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms