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General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: 30D super low fuel efficiency, why bruv?
« on: April 03, 2018, 11:19:46 PM »
Its the reading from the computer... can it be trusted? I do a lot of 1-5 mile trips so wonder if that is a factor.

my fuel economy dips to 31mpg if doing repeated short journeys, as itls a big brute to stop/start. As others have said, you really need to get her out on a 20 min open run down a fast dual carriageway or mottorway before the dpf gets clogged.
Mine sits around 35mpg according to the computer

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General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: wheels
« on: April 03, 2018, 11:15:05 PM »
I changed the summers from Pirelli P zero runflats to Pirelli Rosso P zeros (non rft). The difference is amazing in ride and tyre roar. Did the same on my previous 5 series, so much like the OP prefer non rft's
For winter, bought a second hand set and asked bmw to supply/fit the TPMS . Those are 17's with Pirelli sottozero 2's (rft)
The bigger sidewall and smaller width make for comfortable winter driving.

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General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: Wheel Jack
« on: April 03, 2018, 11:08:59 PM »
I bought the emergency jack for the current X5. It works perfectly on the F25. I use it to swap wheels in spring and autumn

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General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: The handbook says there is no DIPSTICK
« on: April 03, 2018, 11:06:37 PM »
I always wondered!
Will check mine  :)

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General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: Bye bye F25 X3, hello G01 X3
« on: April 03, 2018, 11:05:29 PM »
Congratulations on the new X3. I took a close look, but for me it wasn't a big enough change to justify a swap.
The design is evolutionary and not revolutionary, hardly suprising as the F25 is a pretty good vehicle. The Audi Q5 went through a similar change last year.

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F25 X30d auto lci
28,000 miles
Averaging 35mpg with a mix of city,urban & motorways

Even when i drive in sprited mode, and sports manual mode .... It doesn't drop below 32mpg

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Can't comment on the power as i came from a 2005 530d M Sport to the X30d M Sport, other than it's quicker than the E60, and gives better economy (around 36mpg combined for Central London and motorways).
The LCi 2.0d is reported as being more refined than the older unit,but no personal experience of it.
Best bet would be to go drive the 2.0 and 3.0 versions.

Never found one with adaptive suspension in all the months i searched for the right car. Found the ride jiggly on poor surfaces with 19" rft's.
Changed to normal tyres and she rides really well.
Stayed with rft's for the winter 17" set and the greater sidewall ensures a comfy ride.

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General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: 6-disc changer
« on: March 05, 2018, 11:12:53 PM »
Only 1 question - why?
You have a single CD player and a USB outlet which recognizes 64GB drives (don't have anything bigger).
Would it not be better to rip all your CD's onto mp3?

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General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: Windscreen wiper hitting pillar
« on: March 05, 2018, 11:10:25 PM »
When the wipers come up to the max point, there should be a 2 inch parallel gap between it and the pillar. Anything less suggests the wiper arm needs to taken off and moved a cog or two over. Why it would move is anyone's guess?
Could there be an issue with an encoder motor?

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General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: Diesel or Petrol X3 G01?
« on: March 05, 2018, 11:07:11 PM »
I'm not ready to jump ship from my X30d just yet. She is 3.5 years old and 27k, but i don't see the Euro6 diesels going anywhere.
The headlines say dirty diesel, and the smallprint reveals Euro 3,4 and (ULEZ in London 2019) euro5 .
The major diesel manufacturers (VW,Ford,GM,MB,Audi and BMW) are still selling plenty of dervs across Europe and Brexit Britain
What does make sense is anything under 1800cc going back to petrol or moving to hybrid/electric gradually.


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congratulations - I note a lot of old X5 drivers are turning to the F25, as it similar in size to the 1st gen X5

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General Discussion / Re: Map upgrade
« on: March 01, 2018, 05:16:37 PM »
sorry for the delay, haven't been using the car and navigation much after the upgrade. I have found the system is slower than before, and it takes longer to figure out the route. Most annoying is the first few directions by voice , come after I have passed that junction/roundabout according to the map and the actual position of the vehicle.
I'm going to download and install the maps again

BMW DOWNLOAD MANAGER tells me I need
Road Map Europe Next 2018-1 for X3 30D "my_vin_number"

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General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: Winter/All Season Tyre Help Please
« on: March 01, 2018, 05:05:38 PM »
Thought I had done well with spending £700 for a complete winter setup and 7mm tread all round  :)

I would suggest everyone invest in winter tyres, as the difference in traction is amazing. We have long dark winters in the UK, never mind the "beast from the East" currently being experienced

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 19" Star rated non-RFT's on Black Circles
« on: February 22, 2018, 11:18:10 AM »
I went to Pirelli ROSSO  P zero's on the X3. They are in affect the non rft version of the original tyres.
Tyre noise and comfort greatly improved in a 3.0d M Sport

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Many folks assume winter tyres mean snow tyres. They don't. Winter tyres have better traction and increased stopping distance over summer tyres in temperatures under 7 degrees Celsius.
I fit them to my X3 and the handling in British wet, icy winter weather is greatly enhanced.

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