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Forum: Classic Bimmers 07-07-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By Forteatwo
Yes, in retrospect "classic " would have been a...

Yes, in retrospect "classic " would have been a better choice. Too late to edit.
Forum: Classic Bimmers 07-05-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By Forteatwo
Vintage BMW Sales Brochures for the Collector Free

I have a number of vintage BMW sales brochures for give-away, these include:
1996 BMW 3-series convertibles
1995 5-series
1995 7-series
1997 7-series
1997 8-series
I can send photos if you PM...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-24-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By Forteatwo
Footwell Module Warranty Extension

A letter came recently extending the warranty of the Footwell Module for my 2014 s-Drive X1. The warranty is for 10 years or 156,000 miles.

I did not know what this is and looked it up:
The...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-24-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,191
Posted By Forteatwo
I was packing for a road trip out west when the...

I was packing for a road trip out west when the battery in my 2014 X1 sDrive went dead, this was in 2017. I went to the local battery store and they replaced the battery with a non-AGM, which I did...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-08-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,931
Posted By Forteatwo
Assuming the repair is complete, I am curious as...

Assuming the repair is complete, I am curious as to the final outcome, assuming you are free to disclose that. Did BMW cover some of the cost of the engine replacement? Was there ever an...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 10-07-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,931
Posted By Forteatwo
Any update on your engine replacement? I am...

Any update on your engine replacement? I am especially curious if BMW defrayed some of the cost despite being out of warranty.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 09-04-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,931
Posted By Forteatwo
Have you gotten any follow up in what caused your...

Have you gotten any follow up in what caused your engine failure? I am assuming by now they have replaced the engine.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 07-04-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,903
Posted By Forteatwo
mcdaniel makes a good point about the plastic...

mcdaniel makes a good point about the plastic coil pack housing. It takes a bit of effort to break the coil pack housing assembly free to access the spark plug. If you lift from the plastic housing...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 07-03-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,903
Posted By Forteatwo
If you are about to do it for the first time...

If you are about to do it for the first time follow the sequence Sgop noted above, to which I might add:
1 Remove the cowl/cabin filter.
2. Go to youtube and watch how to remove the cowl...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 07-03-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,903
Posted By Forteatwo
I agree, I did finish the job OK but it was not...

I agree, I did finish the job OK but it was not easy, and it took me about two hours. If there was a video it could easily be done in an hour.

Were I to do it all over again I would just take it...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 07-02-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,903
Posted By Forteatwo
Never mind, I was able to pop them off, plastic...

Never mind, I was able to pop them off, plastic compression fitting.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-28-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,903
Posted By Forteatwo
Thanks for posting this information. I...

Thanks for posting this information.

I started to do this job but was unable to figure out how to get the two electrical hoses located at the back of the cowl detached from the cowl. The hoses...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 05-07-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By Forteatwo
OK, thanks!

OK, thanks!
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 05-06-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By Forteatwo
I would not mind manually accessing the test mode...

I would not mind manually accessing the test mode if it would give me coolant temperature. Could you be a little more specific on how to do this. I could find nothing in the manual that addressed...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 05-03-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By Forteatwo
Thank you for posting this. I see some type of...

Thank you for posting this. I see some type of device to monitor coolant temperature in my future.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-05-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By Forteatwo
Snow Tire Study

For the benefit of those living in the snow corridor this is an interesting study on Snow Tire performance in winter Vs M&S tires Vs All Wheel Drive: http://umich.edu/~umtriswt/PDF/SWT-2016-10.pdf
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-03-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,904
Posted By Forteatwo
Does that mean the car is warranted for 75K...

Does that mean the car is warranted for 75K additional miles or when your car shows 75K on the odometer?
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-25-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,238
Posted By Forteatwo
I know we are getting a little off topic here but...

I know we are getting a little off topic here but does anyone know how the Eco-Pro increases efficiency with the climate control. I assume it has something to do with the AC, perhaps not preheating...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-24-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,238
Posted By Forteatwo
I hooked up an ultragage device this summer when...

I hooked up an ultragage device this summer when I drove out west on a backpacking trip, primarily to monitor alternator output as I was having battery charge problems (which turned out to be two bad...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-24-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,238
Posted By Forteatwo
A question for the mechanics among us. Assuming...

A question for the mechanics among us. Assuming as others have said, that the guides break down causing the chain to malfunction, is it possible to visually inspect the guide assembly for damage...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-21-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,407
Posted By Forteatwo
There is a Yakima bike rack for sale in the...

There is a Yakima bike rack for sale in the classifieds that holds three bikes for those interested in a non-hitch mounted bike rack.
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 11-20-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 351
Posted By Forteatwo
Yakima Bike Rack for X1

I have a Yakima King Joe 3 bike rack which I purchased 2 years ago and never used. Have all original packing and instructions. It comes with instructions specifically for the X1. Asking $75, split...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 10-27-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By Forteatwo
6. I adjust the pressures for the next tire...

6. I adjust the pressures for the next tire rotation stint, based on the wear patterns measured in Step 5.

Doing this, I get exceptional tire life and even wear. I've had four sets of tires go...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 09-23-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By Forteatwo
I replaced my original battery, after almost 5...

I replaced my original battery, after almost 5 years of use, with a new one three months ago, and it died about a week ago. I assumed something was wrong either with the recharging system or to...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 09-19-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By Forteatwo
I am having the same problem, my 2014 X1 is...

I am having the same problem, my 2014 X1 is sitting in the garage with a dead battery. It started with a warning "electronics failure". I recharged the battery and it immediately went dead again. ...
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