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Good to see mutual trust between forum members

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Other Marques / Re: Mk6 golf battery low
« on: January 11, 2018, 04:50:52 PM »
Thanks for that. I will go ahead and buy a ctek intelligent charger. We got the car going and he is out on a 20 minute run, which is difficult for him, as I asked him to stay local and turn OFF the stereo :-)

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Other Marques / Mk6 golf battery low
« on: January 11, 2018, 01:43:49 AM »
Sons golf has been standing idle over the Xmas period. Tried starting it today and nothing. Still able to operate the central locking doors.
Should I
1. buy a cheap old school charger
2. Use the jump leads across my X3 to his
3. Buy a fancy (expensive)  ctek intelligent charger

Until now, his battery has been fine as it only stands still a day or 3 at most.

Your opinions would be helpful.
If I do use my car to jump start his, where would the points be? (across battery in rear, or points under bonnet)

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General Discussion / Re: BMWlander
« on: January 10, 2018, 04:09:33 PM »
Nothing yet at bmwland.org.uk

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General X3 Forum (E83) / Re: Anti tuning
« on: January 04, 2018, 11:54:31 AM »
Not sure where you are based, but Jason at “BM chiptune”  in Hayes, West London is very well regarded in the tuning of any BMW’s

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General Discussion / Re: BMWlander
« on: January 02, 2018, 10:46:11 PM »
Received a tweet from @bmwlander. He managed to get a backup from the hosting company from a year ago. At least that gives him a starting point, and not have to create from zero.

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General Discussion / Re: BMWlander
« on: January 02, 2018, 07:53:20 PM »
Saw a couple of posts on tapatalk earlier today. Looks like Ian is beavering away

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General Discussion / Re: Map upgrade
« on: December 31, 2017, 06:34:42 PM »
Ha ha yes I was aware ;-)

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General Discussion / Re: Map upgrade
« on: December 30, 2017, 05:50:01 PM »
Why would there be less detail?

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General Discussion / Map upgrade
« on: December 30, 2017, 01:55:25 PM »
My 64 plate X3 has never had a map update and yesterday I bought the map updates from BMW.
Having never done this before, can someone point me in the right direction.

What size and make of USB drive is required?
Can I go from 2014 straight up to 2018 maps or have to step up?
How long does the update take and what happens if my journey isn’t that long or the update gets disturbed? (Thinking firmware that can brick a device)


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General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: Which Running Boards/Side Steps?
« on: December 29, 2017, 06:41:03 PM »
Maybe try the x3 bimmer forum based in America. Never seen a UK owner with these .

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General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: Winter/All Season Tyre Help Please
« on: December 29, 2017, 06:39:46 PM »
It’s not the profile as mine are 245/45/19 and 275/40/19 summers and I don’t get the same lose of traction the OP experiences.
I guess the Michelin tread pattern doesn’t grip as well as my Pirelli’s do or maybe the tread depth is lower. I bought mine this year so still at 7mm

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General Discussion / ConnectedDrive discount code
« on: December 29, 2017, 05:37:45 PM »
Just tried it on the connected drive site and received 20% of map updates for 24 months [emoji3]

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Newbies section / Re: 2005 X3 is my first BMW
« on: December 29, 2017, 05:36:39 PM »
More X3 owners are always welcome #hello

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General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: X3 key costs
« on: December 29, 2017, 11:36:24 AM »
Excellent news. I wouldn’t bother getting the blade made up, as I’ve never used  it and you have it in the other fob anyway.
Google how to change the battery as it’s probably low.

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