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#3210 of 4185 The Next Generation
Jun 07, 2009 (7:29 pm)
We just picked up our 2007 X3 3.0si from the dealer after its "Inspection I" service (32K miles) and it got an oil & filter change, brake fluid flush, as well as front & rear brake pads. Not too shabby for the price. $0....zilch, nada, nothing.
While our lease isn't up until July 2010, time does fly by when you're having fun (with our 2 1/2 year old & 11 week old son). We're very happy with our Montego Blue X3. It hasn't given us any trouble & the few times we've brought the car in for service the dealer (Wide World BMW in Spring Valley, NY) has been nothing short of top notch.
I say to myself every now & again that we could very easily replace the X3 at the end of its lease with a loaded Accord EX-L V6 w/ NAV, but I love cars (and BMWs especially) too much to have something so... vanilla (before I get bashed by any Honda lovers, my daily driver is a 2001 Prelude Type SH).
I'm thinking maybe we'll BUY a 2010 (or 2011) X3 (new body) or maybe if I can swing a super-duper deal on a leftover E60 535 (or 550...YUMMY). Does anyone think BMW will bring the next gen X3 as a diesel. If not, then I'll just have to "suffer" with the brilliant N52 Twin Turbo Inline 6.
#3211 of 4185 Re: BMW X3 315MHZ Antenna Problems [iron_cider]
Jun 09, 2009 (9:36 am)
bring to the dealer (hopefully still under warranty, This is a known problem with the x3. I had the dealer perform the service bulletin on my 05 x3 and it works great now
#3212 of 4185 07 x3 tranny troubles
Jul 04, 2009 (7:29 pm)
whenever i drive my 07 x3 over slightly hilly roads i know im in for an adventure,lately when i slow for aleft turn i get ahead snapping downshift! Is there abulletin on this problem from bmw?
#3213 of 4185 08 X3 bluetooth connection code
Jul 11, 2009 (10:40 pm)
Just bought a 08 used X3, the car has bluetooth connection. the Phone & bluetooth manual says the pairing code is available from the "onboarding literature". I have the owner's manual but have no idea what the "onboarding literature" is. Anybody here has any idea on how I can get the pairing code?
#3214 of 4185 Re: 08 X3 bluetooth connection code [ddwzf]
Jul 12, 2009 (5:37 am)
I have a 2007 X3 and this worked for me.
Open up the back of your X3. on the left hand side of the cargo area is a compartment that you have to push a button to open it up. Once you do, then remove the cover and look down below the DVD player towards a white Label. On the label, there will be a set of numbers. look for something that says PK#### .... What ever those 4#'s are, is your passkey to activate the bluetooth.
I hope that helps.
Jul 12, 2009 (7:48 am)
My wife's '06 X3 billows ominous white smoke upon startup and idles roughly. This occurred for the first time last night from a vehicle that hasn't given us any real trouble before. I'm somewhat concerned about the welfare of my bank account since naturally this has occurred while her vehicle is out of warrantee (we extended with maintenance only). Anyone with thoughts on what the trouble could be before we head to the dealership on Monday will be greatly appreciated.
#3216 of 4185 Re: 08 X3 bluetooth connection code [szimdahl]
Jul 12, 2009 (8:53 pm)
szimdalh, thanks for the tip. It worked for me as well. Thanks
#3217 of 4185 Re: White Smoke [racerx009]
Jul 12, 2009 (9:14 pm)
Where's the smoke coming from? Engine? Exhaust?
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#3218 of 4185 Re: White Smoke [tidester]
Jul 13, 2009 (7:55 am)
Sorry about the delay in responding. It's coming from the tailpipe and only at startup, it's not continuous.
#3219 of 4185 Re: White Smoke [racerx009]
Jul 13, 2009 (10:01 am)
White exhaust usually indicates the presence of water. If it only happens at start up and is not continuous then it may simply be a result of water condensation in your exhaust system.
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