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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-27-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By MajorTranq
Leaky valve cover gasket. It was replaced during...

Leaky valve cover gasket. It was replaced during last repair. No charge ***x1f642;
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-27-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By MajorTranq
Not sure. They're diagnosing the problem...

Not sure. They're diagnosing the problem now. It is suspicious that every repair done by these people has resulted in another issue. I am done with these people, but since I also suspect...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-26-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By MajorTranq
Burning plastic

More bad luck, I'm afraid. Thought I smelled a hint of burning plastic since last repair, two months ago. Haven't really driven but a few miles to work since then. Went across town...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-10-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By MajorTranq
Sounds like the shaft is the correct diagnosis. ...

Sounds like the shaft is the correct diagnosis. The symptoms in this link match mine.

http://www.fluidmotorunion.com/bmw-valvetronic-eccentric-shaft-failure/
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-10-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By MajorTranq
It does sound fishy, huh? I've had great luck...

It does sound fishy, huh? I've had great luck with the dealer, so we'll see.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-10-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By MajorTranq
Haven't paid for anything yet. The replacement...

Haven't paid for anything yet. The replacement valvetronic motor was covered, supposedly. Now they want to replace the valvetronic shaft and oil spray nozzle, which are separate parts (?) for...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-10-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By MajorTranq
Eccentric Shaft/Valvetronic Motor failure

The dreaded day has come. Car's been in the shop for a week with no resolution. '13 x1 35i with like 57k mi. Owned it 4 years and absolutely love it.

CEL came on. Dealer tried replacing the...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 05-10-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By MajorTranq
Iíve seen instructions posted for removing the...

Iíve seen instructions posted for removing the cradle. Canít find that post at the moment. Keep searching...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-27-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,817
Posted By MajorTranq
Just the reservoir tank. 50k mi. One year out...

Just the reservoir tank. 50k mi. One year out of warranty.

The water pump had likely been failing for a while, putting undue stress on the cooling system with increased pressure and...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-26-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,817
Posted By MajorTranq
Now itís a leaking coolant tank. Boo.

Now itís a leaking coolant tank. Boo.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-21-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,817
Posted By MajorTranq
A little update, just because... Had the...

A little update, just because...

Had the water pump replaced. Yeah, it was too expensive, but DIY looked like a complete PITA, especially without a lift.

Today the low coolant level light came...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-20-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,495
Posted By MajorTranq
Fwiw, I have a Ď13 35i m-sport with just over 50k...

Fwiw, I have a Ď13 35i m-sport with just over 50k miles. Replaced the water pump last month. No other issues. Iíve done several long trips, 12-14 hours, and found the car to be more comfortable...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 03-15-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,817
Posted By MajorTranq
Water pump :(

Water pump :(
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-21-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,817
Posted By MajorTranq
Overheating

48k mi. Oil temp seemed normal according to the gauge,
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-21-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,817
Posted By MajorTranq
Thatís what I thought, but was expecting a check...

Thatís what I thought, but was expecting a check engine light. Hopefully, if itís the thermostat, I can talk Bmw into covering it under the extended warranty offered to other owners. I got no...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-21-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,817
Posted By MajorTranq
Overheating

Ď13 35i. Overheated yesterday. Ambient temp 55f. Normal driving around town. Got the idrive message to drive moderately and take to service if it happens again. Drove home after an hour and it...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 09-22-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,821
Posted By MajorTranq
Just got a letter from BMW NA stating the parts...

Just got a letter from BMW NA stating the parts were ready and I should make an appointment ASAP. Whether or not my dealer actually has the parts available is yet to be seen. I won't bother with...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-26-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By MajorTranq
Still waiting as well.

Still waiting as well.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-26-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By MajorTranq
Do it! I've had my '13 n55 Msport for two...

Do it!

I've had my '13 n55 Msport for two years/20k mi. and loved most every minute. It's super fun and very comfortable. No issues (knock wood) so far.

The only complaints I have are...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 07-15-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 363
Posted By MajorTranq
X1 radio forgets last station and seat belt doesn't want to unlock

The warranty recently expired on my '13 X1. Of course, I've developed a couple irritating problems since then. Searching for solutions hasn't helped.

I don't listen to much fm, but have been...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-23-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By MajorTranq
I was just surprised by how much colder the a/c...

I was just surprised by how much colder the a/c is after replacing the cabin filter. It was adequate before. Now it's cold.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 05-08-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,899
Posted By MajorTranq
Interesting. I tried eco mode on a trip two...

Interesting. I tried eco mode on a trip two years ago and thought all it did was ruin the a/c. Had the dog panting in the back and needed to keep him cool.

I also have the 35i and barely notice...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 05-08-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,932
Posted By MajorTranq
Looking back, the runflat did its job and I'm...

Looking back, the runflat did its job and I'm glad to have had it. Was a hassle to get it repaired and very frustrating the first tire shop wouldn't even look at it before trucking me off to a BMW...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 05-08-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,932
Posted By MajorTranq
That's probably true. Was thinking the sos...

That's probably true. Was thinking the sos button operated via satellite for some reason.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 05-06-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,113
Posted By MajorTranq
Cool shots. Looking pretty stuck, no.

Cool shots. Looking pretty stuck, no.
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