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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-17-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,889
Posted By dooferorg
Interestingly a local shop that specializes in...

Interestingly a local shop that specializes in BMWs and Mercedes told me it'd be $375 ($210 for the fluid) using the ZF fluid like the stuff found here:...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-16-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By dooferorg
Yes, bridgestone driveguards on the X1 I have...

Yes, bridgestone driveguards on the X1 I have since I bought it. They're in good shape and while the ride is 'harder' than some other cars, I'm ok with them.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-15-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By dooferorg
If it's anything like a 2012 Mercedes GLK I test...

If it's anything like a 2012 Mercedes GLK I test drove once, Bluetooth doesn't necessarily mean phone AND media connection - sometimes just phone. That's all that Mercedes supported. Since it's a...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-15-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By dooferorg
Geez.. and I thought 6F in Chicago was bad...

Geez.. and I thought 6F in Chicago was bad enough. Amusingly, -40F is the same temperature as -40C ..
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-15-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,889
Posted By dooferorg
https://i.ibb.co/p1KFncW/bmw.jpg As an...

https://i.ibb.co/p1KFncW/bmw.jpg

As an update and close this 'chapter', I will report that the car is back in my possession. Drove it back from Chicago to Indy. My part was $2000, on a $5000...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-30-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,889
Posted By dooferorg
I am wondering about that too. Very good things...

I am wondering about that too. Very good things to think about. Thank you for responding. :)
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-30-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,889
Posted By dooferorg
Thanks for the good luck wish :D No, there...

Thanks for the good luck wish :D

No, there was nothing. I had tried listening to the engine while idling with the hood up. There were recordings somewhere of what the timing chain 'going out'...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-30-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,889
Posted By dooferorg
Welp.. sorry to 'necro' my own thread but I have...

Welp.. sorry to 'necro' my own thread but I have updates.

Very impressed by others that have had good luck with things, that's great. Typical Yukoner is dogging on me as usual I see :rolleyes:
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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,413
Posted By dooferorg
This post was highlighted in my email so I...

This post was highlighted in my email so I couldn't resist reading. Having failed at the whole 'let's buy an inexpensive used BMW' test in getting a 2013 X1 and having it blow up, you certainly don't...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 12-05-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By dooferorg
I say, don't do it. You'd likely be buying a...

I say, don't do it. You'd likely be buying a nightmare. Mine just blew up and needs a new engine.

But hey, at least it has nav and backup camera so it can tell me precisely where my garage is and...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 12-05-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By dooferorg
Good job getting out while you can!

Good job getting out while you can!
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 12-05-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,889
Posted By dooferorg
Yea, absolutely no help from BMW North America....

Yea, absolutely no help from BMW North America. They just shrugged their shoulders and are not going to help at all. Wouldn't even help with the diagnostic fee I incurred from the dealer since they...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-22-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,889
Posted By dooferorg
that's a used engine (with it's own nightmare...

that's a used engine (with it's own nightmare problems I'm sure) and the labor to do it. I have not yet contacted BMW but I plan to and see what they say. Mechanic thinks they'll likely wash their...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-22-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,889
Posted By dooferorg
Yea, engine is dead. Around $6,000 to fix. Not...

Yea, engine is dead. Around $6,000 to fix. Not sure if I'm going to bother since the price of the car was $11,000
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-21-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,889
Posted By dooferorg
Spotify know's what up... Coldplay Up and...

Spotify know's what up...

Coldplay Up and Up:

"fixing up a car to drive in it again
when you're in pain
when you think you've had enough
don't ever give up
don't...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-21-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,889
Posted By dooferorg
Yea, that was the thread that I found and read...

Yea, that was the thread that I found and read yesterday. It didn't work this morning. Have you done it yourself?

I know you're kind of an apologist for BMW on these forums but the whole things is...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-21-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,706
Posted By dooferorg
I never did follow up on this but I coded it to...

I never did follow up on this but I coded it to remember the setting of auto start/stop by using the Carly app.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-21-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By dooferorg
Congrats! I hope it lasts! 'New to me' was...

Congrats! I hope it lasts!

'New to me' was me 3/4 months ago now it's turning into an expensive hobby owning a BMW X1.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-21-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By dooferorg
Yea, it's clips around it but you'll likely want...

Yea, it's clips around it but you'll likely want to undo the bolts of the part that holds it to the chassis so you can manipulate it to get the housing/shroud apart. Good time to check to see if...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-21-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,889
Posted By dooferorg
Well, sh*t..

So, not 4 months of ownership of a 2013 BMW X1 I get a dreaded 'Engine Malfunction' come on when coming home.

Pulled off immediately but as I'm doing so I see a RED 'Oil level low' light. Very...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 07-25-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By dooferorg
Wise words. Very appreciated. I know it's easy...

Wise words. Very appreciated. I know it's easy for me to get fretting about it all. It's a good point to just step back and think through the chances and also the possibilities of what to do to...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 07-25-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By dooferorg
Ceratec thoughts?

Thinking of trying ceratec additive on the next oil change. Has anyone here used that in their X1s? If so, what were your results?

I've gathered that the timing chain can be the X1s Achilles's...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 07-18-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,504
Posted By dooferorg
Noticing that the Castrol Edge is a 5w40 and I...

Noticing that the Castrol Edge is a 5w40 and I had been looking at a 5w30 made me want to look at the differences.

I saw this, in case it helps anyone: https://procarreviews.com/5w30-vs-5w40/
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Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 07-12-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14,211
Views: 1,247,455
Posted By dooferorg
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Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 07-12-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14,211
Views: 1,247,455
Posted By dooferorg
E84 here. Interested in the software. Looking at...

E84 here. Interested in the software. Looking at this for a USB / DCAN cable: https://www.amazon.com/Diagnostic-Connector-Cable-OBD2-Ediabas-Interface/dp/B07D114MD5

Thoughts?
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