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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 06-23-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By arocarty
2014 x3 3.5i bought a few years ago with 35K on...

2014 x3 3.5i bought a few years ago with 35K on it, now 88.5 K. Been very reliable, but you do need to be prepared for a couple common issues. I had the spark plugs done under the factory...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 05-15-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,384
Posted By arocarty
My '14 35i has held up well - no issues at all,...

My '14 35i has held up well - no issues at all, at 89,000 miles, other than some possible bushings to replace down the road that I was told look a little 'dry.'
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-21-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,337
Posted By arocarty
DWS 06 Extreme Contacts - installed 2 yrs ago...

DWS 06 Extreme Contacts - installed 2 yrs ago -have been very happy with them - work very well on the F25 -
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-15-2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,935
Posted By arocarty
You may want to try a 2018 or newer X3; The...

You may want to try a 2018 or newer X3; The feel is different. My 2014 X3 has the dynamic handling package, so that is my sense of comparison. The 2020 X3 I recently had as a loaner felt...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-28-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,029
Posted By arocarty
Recently took my X3 to the dealer for $89 oil...

Recently took my X3 to the dealer for $89 oil change, tire rotation, battery test, 21-pt. inspection (had coupon). They notified me the battery was showing signs of being on its way out (6 yrs...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-21-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,758
Posted By arocarty
Mine was not CPO'd, but because it had time...

Mine was not CPO'd, but because it had time remaining on the factory warranty, I chose to take the risk. A certified BMW is covered for 1 year with unlimited mileage after the 4 yr / 50,000 new...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-20-2020, 02:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,758
Posted By arocarty
I paid 27K for my '14 X3 - it had 36K miles on...

I paid 27K for my '14 X3 - it had 36K miles on it at the time, off a 2-year lease. Original sticker price was 57K. Still had about a year of original factory warranty on it. Had been in one...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 01-26-2020, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,576
Posted By arocarty
For the roof rail installation, see this thread: ...

For the roof rail installation, see this thread:

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=879518

Scroll down to the post by neelkc12 - he posted a video . That will give you a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 01-18-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,475
Posted By arocarty
I'm at 85,000 miles, and have had no problems...

I'm at 85,000 miles, and have had no problems with my '14 35i. (other than the oil filter housing gasket). Everything has been basic maintenance - tires, brakes, oil and filter changes.
...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 11-14-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,304
Posted By arocarty
Oh, maybe because I have the dynamic handling...

Oh, maybe because I have the dynamic handling package, I can customize the modes -
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 11-13-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,304
Posted By arocarty
You can alter what sport mode does; I have it...

You can alter what sport mode does; I have it set to only tighten up suspension and steering - for faster highway driving - when I go to Sport + it also alters transmission and throttle...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 11-11-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,304
Posted By arocarty
Tomahawk674 - I think I get what you are saying;...

Tomahawk674 - I think I get what you are saying; my wife's '13 C300 has the 3.5 V6 with 245HP, and from a stop feels smoother and peppier without much effort. My X3 definitely feels more...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 09-28-2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,009
Posted By arocarty
When in Sport mode the throttle seems a lot more...

When in Sport mode the throttle seems a lot more sensitive and powerful, irrespective of the rpm or gear I am in. It sure seems like there is more going on - that power effect is not there, even...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 09-24-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,449
Posted By arocarty
My brake light has been on for the front brakes...

My brake light has been on for the front brakes for awhile..... and my rear brakes say they will also be due in around 2000 miles. Probably will just do them all, and have original rotors & 80K...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 09-09-2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,804
Posted By arocarty
Isn't there an simple test to determine if the...

Isn't there an simple test to determine if the transfer case is at fault - by unplugging the actuator on the transfer case? The dealership did this on my '07 X3 to determine the problem was with...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 05-16-2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,714
Posted By arocarty
I've owned a few X3s, w/ standard seats, and it...

I've owned a few X3s, w/ standard seats, and it is one of the reasons that kept me coming back to the X3 - for very supportive, very adjustable seats (driver AND passenger seat), as I have had a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 04-20-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,970
Posted By arocarty
100K kilometers is about 62137 miles. I'm at...

100K kilometers is about 62137 miles. I'm at 72,000 miles (about 116K kilometers), and have not had any issues yet with the coolant pump. So saying 100k max is certainly not set in stone. Be...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 01-11-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,623
Posted By arocarty
Bought my X3 35i with about 35k on it, now up to...

Bought my X3 35i with about 35k on it, now up to 67k; it's my daily commuter, occasional trips, and weekend runaround car. I put about 17k on a year. When I purchased it, I did not buy any...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 01-06-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,242
Posted By arocarty
Sounds like a pretty honest dealership; would...

Sounds like a pretty honest dealership; would you want them to be dishonest on your behalf, and report the wear as 4 instead of 6mm? They cannot get reimbursed for warranty work if the computer...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-28-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,608
Posted By arocarty
Smart move, you don't want to start out with a...

Smart move, you don't want to start out with a major issue.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-28-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,608
Posted By arocarty
Could be bad transfer case, too. I had a...

Could be bad transfer case, too. I had a similar vibration/noise in my 2007 X3 years ago, and it only exhibited it under moderate to harder acceleration. Dealership can easily rule it out - ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-27-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,062
Posted By arocarty
Got in my car after work, and after turning it to...

Got in my car after work, and after turning it to radio, (FM), that back to Satellite - channel 184, it immediately started to update the channels. Took couple minutes, then working again:) ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-27-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,062
Posted By arocarty
Must be Sirius. Got in my car this morning and I...

Must be Sirius. Got in my car this morning and I have 'no signal' too. Haven't driven it for 4 days, so not sure when it might have started. Called Sirius, and they are sending a refresh signal...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-15-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,437
Posted By arocarty
I also agree Meguiars is a good product, separate...

I also agree Meguiars is a good product, separate cleaner and conditioners. Some come as a cleaner and conditioner in one - I've used Lexol, Leather Deep Cleaner, and even the Turtle Wax Power Out...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-05-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,875
Posted By arocarty
Will let you know how the Conti DWS 06s do this...

Will let you know how the Conti DWS 06s do this winter - decided to picked up a set to replace current tires ($189 ea w/ free shipping). While my current set has decent tread left after about 30K...
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