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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Today, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By UncleJ
jd - What did the final cost (before radio fix)...

jd - What did the final cost (before radio fix) turn out to be?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By UncleJ
As far as mundane stuff goes, I would change the...

As far as mundane stuff goes, I would change the coolant, make sure the brake fluid has been replaced (every two years, not depending on mileage), power steering fluid replacement, and of course the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-26-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By UncleJ
Great books - there is even a compendium of them...

Great books - there is even a compendium of them all in a boxed 5 volume set "The complete Aubrey/Maturin Novels" by Patrick O'Brian published by W. W. Norton Co. Failing to get that one -- try to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-23-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By UncleJ
Actually China is the third largest producer. ...

Actually China is the third largest producer. The largest producer by far is Chile followed by Australia then China. It is a common metal found virtually everywhere and can even be obtained from...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 07-22-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By UncleJ
Buy it! The dealer's F&I guy needs a good...

Buy it! The dealer's F&I guy needs a good vacation. Think about how many wheels you have bent or destroyed? How many tires have been damaged that were not covered by the tire manufacturer's...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By UncleJ
If you do your own work, have a good well...

If you do your own work, have a good well equipped shop -- or access to one, then low ball him and you might get a gem. Otherwise it could well turn into a money pit. The first question I would...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By UncleJ
The thing that any drivetrain is sensitive to is...

The thing that any drivetrain is sensitive to is the size. The tire brand IMHO is not a consideration as long as the size meets specifications. I would also change all four tires at once too. Check...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By UncleJ
I would replace all four -- unless I had just...

I would replace all four -- unless I had just done that up to about a thousand miles before, and had a road damaged tire, then I would just replace that one -- but only after carefully inspecting the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,394
Posted By UncleJ
KS, you have a 9 year old car there -- with how...

KS, you have a 9 year old car there -- with how many miles? I am sure the dealer wants you to buy his (expensive) tires. Check with Tirerack (a bimmerfest sponsor) found here on "best of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By UncleJ
A four year unlimited bumper to bumper warranty...

A four year unlimited bumper to bumper warranty on a 6 year old car with over 75K miles on it is a wonder to behold!:yikes: I hope it works out for you!:angel:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By UncleJ
The dealer probably had some run flat take offs...

The dealer probably had some run flat take offs that he wanted to get rid of after a new car buyer refused to have them on the car and wanted "normal" tires.:rofl: The horrid ride over rough roads...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By UncleJ
zeph - what did you finally pay? Be sure to come...

zeph - what did you finally pay? Be sure to come back and let us know how it has worked out for you too. Enjoy the new ride!:angel:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-17-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By UncleJ
There was also a concept car, a Mercury version...

There was also a concept car, a Mercury version of a Ford Freestyle Station Wagon/SUV thing with a 3 cyl diesel and a hybrid drive. I believe emissions killed any chance for it. The concept was...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-15-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By UncleJ
Or for someone who sits in traffic every day on...

Or for someone who sits in traffic every day on the 405 wondering when the nightmare will end and the cars start moving again. Hard to wring out the full potential of a BMW/Audi/anything under those...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By UncleJ
The A/C goes on when you turn on the defroster,...

The A/C goes on when you turn on the defroster, so it is "used" more frequently in winter than you would expect. As to the rest, all good advice from Super (as usual!) but I question the drive dogs...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By UncleJ
Wh - be careful when you are modding your new...

Wh - be careful when you are modding your new ride! You are still under the OEM warranty and you do not want to do ANYTHING to give BMW an excuse to void that.:tsk:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By UncleJ
abs, don't be too hard on the learning driver. ...

abs, don't be too hard on the learning driver. The early X3's were not noted for their robust suspension! Broken spring pigtails are not at all uncommon -- and frequently not even noted until...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-09-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 963
Posted By UncleJ
Who won the 7th?:dunno:

Who won the 7th?:dunno:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By UncleJ
Its high for an '05 by about $2-3K the low miles...

Its high for an '05 by about $2-3K the low miles make up for some of that but it is still too high. If they are prepping this one for sale make sure the 60K mile service (a big one) was done, as...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-03-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By UncleJ
Jon, any word on a Avant/Sportwagon version of...

Jon, any word on a Avant/Sportwagon version of the Cruze? I would be seriously interested in that -- or the crew cab diesel Colorado that is supposed to be showing up in a year.:angel:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By UncleJ
"every car has maintenance" -- true dat! ...

"every car has maintenance" -- true dat! However, BMW seems to carry that to new levels. Never in my (too many) years of car ownership have I had to replace window regulator drive dogs! Never have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-01-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By UncleJ
12-14% of the volume is alcohol, depending on the...

12-14% of the volume is alcohol, depending on the wine for non-fortified varieties. The rest is going to smell for a time, but with luck you won't be stopped by the police who have attuned sniffers...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-30-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By UncleJ
Looks like water injection similar to that used...

Looks like water injection similar to that used for increased performance in WWI & II aero engines -- sort of. Had a similar set up way back in the day with a turbo F-85 Jetfire 215 hp Oldsmobile --...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-30-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By UncleJ
The back seat does pull out -- not that hard, but...

The back seat does pull out -- not that hard, but it takes a firm pull. The wine will evaporate eventually -- and in the mean time you can be happy that it was white wine and not a serious Cab or...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-28-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By UncleJ
That warranty deal sounds incredible! I hope...

That warranty deal sounds incredible! I hope that it is as good as it sounds.:tsk: You will be facing some significant maintenance issues down the road however. The BIG 100K service is not that...
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