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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-12-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By Gouda
We had mouse damage on one of the main wire...

We had mouse damage on one of the main wire harnesses. $900 to replace it, labor and parts. Our insurance paid for it, less the deductible of course.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-21-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By Gouda
The ones on EBay are ABS plastic you glue on with...

The ones on EBay are ABS plastic you glue on with silicon adhesive I had a quick look and did not see any made of any type of metal. $15 USD.

3D Red Brembo Style Universal Disc Brake Caliper Cover...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-21-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By Gouda
Engine temp would not be a issue IMHO, but how...

Engine temp would not be a issue IMHO, but how would those plastic covers melt under hard braking? I would be concerned about that likely cheap China material. Melting. Might make a real mess.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-14-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,557
Posted By Gouda
As previously noted, get real familiar with your...

As previously noted, get real familiar with your owners manual. I would even suggest getting a soft copy on a PC or IPad just to have handily. They are complex machines with many options. Note that...
Forum: General BMW 03-01-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By Gouda
Touchless means the wash only uses high pressure...

Touchless means the wash only uses high pressure water. No brushes or other things touch the finish. Usually they do a rinse, then apply some sort of soap and then rinse. Some rinse the undercarriage...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-13-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By Gouda
We are able to play music off either a IPad or...

We are able to play music off either a IPad or IPhone using the 3.5 mm jack. I do not recall having to switch any thing off or on.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-09-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By Gouda
No point.

No point.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-08-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,777
Posted By Gouda
I do the same thing with the same Deltran. Our X3...

I do the same thing with the same Deltran. Our X3 often sits for 3~ 5 days without being used. That coupled with extreme temps we have been having lately makes it just seem like a wise decision....
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-04-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,188
Posted By Gouda
33 months, 40k miles. No rattles, solid as a...

33 months, 40k miles. No rattles, solid as a rock. Lots of back roads and cold weather.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-31-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By Gouda
The fog light assemblies come in two variations,...

The fog light assemblies come in two variations, with and without adaptive head lights. There is a significant difference in price. Bu t I do not know the deference in how they are installed or what...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-31-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By Gouda
Replacing fog lights

I recently noticed that both fog light lenses are cracked. Apparently the entire assembly has to be replaced. Has anyone done this, if so, is it difficult? According to the owners manual, the whole...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-29-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,671
Posted By Gouda
I agree, that is why we have the Jeep. Only...

I agree, that is why we have the Jeep. Only advantage to a trailer is that you can back up. But that has yet to ba issue for us.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-28-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,671
Posted By Gouda
Jeeps are the best as a toad. We have pulled our...

Jeeps are the best as a toad. We have pulled our Wrangler Unlimited Sahara almost 25,000 miles with no problems. If a Wrangler doesn't fit her wants, a Grand Cherkoee might. Either way, they are...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-28-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,671
Posted By Gouda
We recently went from the Goodyear run flats to...

We recently went from the Goodyear run flats to Michelin MXM4's. The difference in ride is amazing, it as good and likely better than we have experienced on any other similar class of SUV. Plus it...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-26-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Gouda
What web site etc. did you go to to see about...

What web site etc. did you go to to see about updates?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-23-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,777
Posted By Gouda
http://kogodnow.com/images/2013-03/allocation-comp...

http://kogodnow.com/images/2013-03/allocation-comparison-chart.gif

Built as in assembled, but only 30% is sourced in the USA. See info in link.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-19-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,372
Posted By Gouda
Same here, but one of the pipes is dis colored. I...

Same here, but one of the pipes is dis colored. I would like to replace the tip if possible. I am going to the dealer tomorrow, I will ask about a replacement.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-15-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
Posted By Gouda
We own as well, however our 2011 owners manual...

We own as well, however our 2011 owners manual requires 89 octane minimum. Most stations around here have 87, 89 and 91. 89 is significantly (30-40 ) cents less than 91. And about 12 a 13 cents more...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-11-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By Gouda
I guess I misunderstood. It is easy. Here: ...

I guess I misunderstood. It is easy. Here:

http://youtu.be/nMy_38y5_fM
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-11-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By Gouda
You can find a few videos on YouTube that will...

You can find a few videos on YouTube that will tell you how. But, why not get it serviced? Two years is a long time regardless of the mileage. It doesn't cost anything assuming warranty is still in...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-08-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By Gouda
Extended warranty contracts

I am curious, has anyone ever gotten pricing from BMW for extended warranty contracts. They do offer them directly from BMW and not through a third party. Note that I am talking about warranty...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-08-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Gouda
Depends

Depends, is it set to open in your Idrive"settings'? It can be turned off, or the amount it opens can also be controlled. Check it out, might be a simple change.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-03-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By Gouda
On line parts supplier

Just curious who everyone uses to buy online parts from. There are many options when you do a search. And some do not list the F25 when picking the year, model, etc. I want it correct the first time....
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-27-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By Gouda
Welcome...very helpful site and a great ride.

Welcome...very helpful site and a great ride.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-25-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By Gouda
Same to you, Thank You!

Same to you, Thank You!
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