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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 07-03-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By russwright
No problems with my 2017 N20 X3 with 95,000 miles.

No problems with my 2017 N20 X3 with 95,000 miles.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-04-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By russwright
trans and differential oil change

2000 Z3 2.8L just appproaching 50k miles. 5 speed manual transmission. One previous owner, no maintenance records, but car was well maintained. I've had it since 2017 and driven it 17k miles. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 04-15-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 829
Posted By russwright
I'm just curious as to why anyone would want to...

I'm just curious as to why anyone would want to re-program the auto stop-start function? I keep it in the off position, meaning that it is not in auto stop-start mode, using the switch on the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 04-09-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By russwright
Had great success with Pirelli P7s on 2017 X3. ...

Had great success with Pirelli P7s on 2017 X3. 48000 miles on factory RFT and now 45000 miles on non-RFT. Have been a fan of Pirelli tires for 40 years and yet to be disappointed.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-16-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,863
Posted By russwright
I have a 2017 X28i - not the 35i - with 93,000...

I have a 2017 X28i - not the 35i - with 93,000 miles (75%) highway mileage. The only issue has been a back up light bulb failure, which I repaired in five minutes and $5.80 for two bulbs at NAPA. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-12-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 935
Posted By russwright
Squeaky brake pedal 2017 X3

I've noticed a squeaky break pedal (coming from inside the car). Car has 93k miles. My indy mechanic said it was from the inside break cylinder and it is a "BMW thing". He said to repair it would...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-05-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,572
Posted By russwright
I bought a 2017 X3 in October 2016 at 2016...

I bought a 2017 X3 in October 2016 at 2016 pricing. First BMW for me. I obsessed over rock chips to the front but finally came to the conclusion that stuff happens. Also had to replace...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-05-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,977
Posted By russwright
My 2017 X3 has 93k miles. I am now wondering...

My 2017 X3 has 93k miles. I am now wondering what the battery life will be? I assume that $400 or so for a battery is the price of ownership. What are the warning signs the battery is failing? Is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-29-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By russwright
Congrats on new purchase. My 2017 X3 N20 engine...

Congrats on new purchase. My 2017 X3 N20 engine (purchased in Oct 2016) has 91k miles , no problems, and drives like it's new. Switched to non-run flats and ride greatly improved. Have a bottle...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-05-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By russwright
I've searched for indy mechanics in the Chicago...

I've searched for indy mechanics in the Chicago area and the Phoenix area for my X3 and Z3. It sounds minor, but my first question is what brand of motor oil they use? I'm partial to Liqui Moly...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-04-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,756
Posted By russwright
I've had good service from Discount Tire. ...

I've had good service from Discount Tire. Purchased some cheap tires (Barium) through them at $75 per tire for my Z3. After 2 years and 13k miles, the tires would not stay balanced at highway...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 01-14-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,438
Posted By russwright
Would your insurance cover the cost?

Would your insurance cover the cost?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-30-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,610
Posted By russwright
Is there any performance benefit to making this...

Is there any performance benefit to making this mod?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-06-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By russwright
After reading the Amazon reviews, I canceled the...

After reading the Amazon reviews, I canceled the order and ordered the CTEK 5PK748190 . It appears to be the same one BMW re-branded.

Anyone have experience with this tender? I assume it is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-06-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By russwright
Just ordered the battery tender suggested by...

Just ordered the battery tender suggested by Inconspicious.

Thanks to all for the advice.

$49 on Amazon
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-05-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,463
Posted By russwright
X3 2017 spark plug life

My dealer recommended spark plug change at 45,000 miles, citing the recommended BMW schedule. I thought it a bit soon, but went with it anyhow. I am now at 88,000 miles, car is running great. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-04-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,583
Posted By russwright
Nothing to do with the engine issue, but how was...

Nothing to do with the engine issue, but how was your experience with Ameri-Plus? My 2017 X3 is pushing 88,000 miles (purchased in October 2016) and I purchased a platinum BMW extended warranty...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-16-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,721
Posted By russwright
My seats (2000 Z3 44 k miles) seats were ok, but...

My seats (2000 Z3 44 k miles) seats were ok, but I tended to sweat a lot on my back. I installed some custom fitted lambswool seat covers which eliminated the sweat issue and made the seats more...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 11-11-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By russwright
Battery tender

I'm out of town for 6 weeks Jan-Feb and think I should get a battery tender. I park my 2017 X-3 in an attached but not heated garage and it gets below zero in extreme cold. I have a 12v 750...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 11-11-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,561
Posted By russwright
Just switched from dealer installed oil - no clue...

Just switched from dealer installed oil - no clue what it was - to Liqui Moly 0w20 which was preferred by my Indy mechanic. Car seems to run better and cooler with that brand. 84k miles on my...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-14-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By russwright
My 2000 Z3 purchased in 2017 had 33k miles with...

My 2000 Z3 purchased in 2017 had 33k miles with no apparent rust. I stored it from end of November until I was sure it would not snow again (Chicago winters) and that we had a good rain to wash...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-03-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By russwright
I'm in the RogerEH camp regarding "how much". My...

I'm in the RogerEH camp regarding "how much". My mantra is that it usually cost twice as much when I do it my self.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-03-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,131
Posted By russwright
I got the AutoZone AGM battery and had to get a...

I got the AutoZone AGM battery and had to get a vent tube kit. Easy drop in replacement.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 10-03-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,148
Posted By russwright
2017 X3 GPS display goes dark

My '17 X3 GPS and radio display went completely dark for about two minutes today. Radio would stopped (using XM at the time). Radio would not work while the screen was black. It came back with...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 10-03-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,506
Posted By russwright
Dealer recommended spark plug replacement on my...

Dealer recommended spark plug replacement on my '17 X3 at the 45k mileage, which I did. Thought this was a bit soon, but my indy mechanic (who I trust more than the dealer) confirmed it.
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