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#1749 of 4187 2005 BMW X3 in the snow
Mar 08, 2005 (6:58 pm)
Looking at buying a 3.0l X3 and wondering if anyone knows how the 4 wheel drive handles deep snow? Do the four wheels all drive at the same time when a wheel starts to spin? I was parked next to an X5 a couple of years ago in deep snow and it could not get out of the 18 inch new snow as the drive seemed to just spin the loose wheel. Didn't inspire a lot of confidence in BMW 4 four wheel drive.
#1750 of 4187 brake dust & BMW wheels
Mar 09, 2005 (6:42 pm)
one of the best ways to help ease the pain of cleaning brake dust from your wheels on a weekly basis is to wax your wheels upon taking delivery of the car (truck, suv, sav, whatever they call it). It will make washing the wheels easier and the brake dust will eat away at the wax instead of your wheels' finish.
#1751 of 4187 Re: 2005 BMW X3 in the snow [bhitchcock]
Mar 09, 2005 (10:14 pm)
You might be interested in this discussion: Snow driving!
#1752 of 4187 Re: brake dust & BMW wheels [nyccarguy]
Mar 10, 2005 (8:40 am)
Good idea, but after the fact can this "wax" treatment be done?
#1753 of 4187 Re: brake dust & BMW wheels [beemcity]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 10, 2005 (10:02 am)
Sure, but the wheels need to be cleaned first... Really, really clean.. Just like you would clean a car before you waxed it...
They even have a special product for it.. called, Wheel Wax... believe it or not...
#1754 of 4187 Re: brake dust & BMW wheels [kyfdx]
Mar 10, 2005 (10:37 am)
So here's the cycle I would follow:
1. Wash car thoroughly
2. Use wheel cleaner to completely clean the wheels
3. Then use wheel wax..
Would you do the wheel wax each time or every other time?
#1755 of 4187 Re: brake dust & BMW wheels [beemcity]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 10, 2005 (12:20 pm)
Only as often as you would wax your whole car... For me.. that would be semi-annually, at most..
The idea is for less work, not more...
I think.. once you do it... you'll have to lay off of the wheel cleaner.. Otherwise, it will remove the wax.. After it is waxed, just use soap and water, like with the rest of the car..
#1756 of 4187 Re: brake dust & BMW wheels [kyfdx]
Mar 10, 2005 (12:46 pm)
Yea, duh, less work is the goal in all this.. Getting my hands all black and grimy each week isn't fun.. thanks for the tips.
#1757 of 4187 Re: brake dust & BMW wheels [beemcity]
Mar 10, 2005 (1:40 pm)
Getting my hands all black and grimy each week isn't fun.. thanks for the tips.
Getting them all black and grimy is fun! Trying to get them clean is the part that's not fun.
Mar 10, 2005 (9:01 pm)
Getting the car soon but I think the worst part to clean is the factory 17" wheels(gaps in between spokes). Love cleaning own car but wheels........ They are all the way on the ground!
Clean them often is a good point.