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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 06-04-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By GreenPenguin
Well, my insurance surprised me and had Safelite...

Well, my insurance surprised me and had Safelite install OEM glass when they previously denied it! I'd say the Safelite tech did a good job aside from getting some dirt/grease on my A pillars. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 06-04-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By GreenPenguin
Did you have any extra insurance for OE parts or...

Did you have any extra insurance for OE parts or the windshield itself? I'm definitely going to look into what Doug suggested especially if the increase in my premium is negligible.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 06-03-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By GreenPenguin
Thanks- thats reassuring. Do you know if they...

Thanks- thats reassuring. Do you know if they used afternarket or OEM for your install?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 06-02-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By GreenPenguin
X3 Windshield Replacement

Driving down the highway the other day, a walnut sized rock flew in from the opposite side of traffic and smacked into my windshield leaving a star-shaped impact crater. I took the next exit and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 05-06-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By GreenPenguin
If its the charge pipe you're referring to, I...

If its the charge pipe you're referring to, I have heard of at least a few people having their's blow...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 10-17-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,586
Posted By GreenPenguin
Thanks. I can find 0W40 readily available in my...

Thanks. I can find 0W40 readily available in my area when compared to 0W30. I hope 0W40 should equally work well?[/QUOTE]

It most definitely will. I agree that it is hard to find (only store Ive...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 10-16-2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,121
Posted By GreenPenguin
I changed the oil the next day after I purchased...

I changed the oil the next day after I purchased the car just for peace of mind and changed again 6500k miles later. For longevity, I would never follow the 15k interval recommended by BMW.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 10-16-2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,586
Posted By GreenPenguin
0w30 Castrol Edge Euro and Mann HU816x filter...

0w30 Castrol Edge Euro and Mann HU816x filter here. The 4 cylinder will read full anywhere between 5.3 to 6 quarts. There are DIY's on youtube that are helpful.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 10-10-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,121
Posted By GreenPenguin
Wish me luck...

Just hit 50k this morning meaning the warranty has officially expired. I bought her with 43k and have changed the oil twice already. Cars been solid so far, although I had the thermostat fail maybe...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 06-05-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,682
Posted By GreenPenguin
Proper functionality and a non-issue. Bigger...

Proper functionality and a non-issue. Bigger concern is the timing chain tensioner blowing up on 2013 model years. Make sure you do some research on that before you buy.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 05-29-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,970
Posted By GreenPenguin
+1.....I've been driving E39 sedans (98 and 00...

+1.....I've been driving E39 sedans (98 and 00 model year cars) for the past 10 years; I happen to DIY a lot of my service/repair work - saves $$$. On my car's it's standard faire to basically...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 05-28-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,970
Posted By GreenPenguin
2015 X3 Thermostat Failure at 45k

Early this morning, after driving for about two miles, I stopped at a red light and heard my fans kick on (sounded like a jet engine it was so loud). As theres no temp gauge on the instrument...
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