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    Fredo's X3 project

    This is my wife's 2011 F25 X3. It was bought back in Sep 2016 with 61,400 miles. At that time we had decided to sell her 2008 Saab. One Saturday afternoon we were close to the BMW dealer and she said: "let's stop by, I want to drive the X1." We didn't like it that much and ended buying the X3 on the same day.

    Here's a recent pic taken today Feb 02, 2020. This thread is for documentation purposes, no mods are planned.

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    2005 IR / black / 6MT
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    Service history (miles, event, date) :

    111,290 Replaced trunk struts with OEM 51 24 7 211 289. 02-Feb-2020
    111,300 The low coolant warning showed, topped off with 50/50 mix. 02-Feb-2020
    112,xxx Replaced low beam bulb on passenger side with H7 Sylvania Xtravision, 150 hours life (1.5 years) 01-Mar-2020
    114,030 Topped off coolant with 50/50 mix, one cup. 08-May-2020
    118,300 Topped off coolant with 50/50 mix, one cup. 08-Sep-2020
    120,200 Added one quart of oil. Low oil warning showed. 20-Oct-2020
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    2005 IR / black / 6MT
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    Congrats! GL with it.

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    Note: Actual car no longer resembles signature picture

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    Keep it fresh Fredo!
    325i, 2005, 5MT, Silvergrey, leatherette, Sport package; CDV delete, KONI STR-T & KYB Excel-G, Weisslichts, Stewart H2O pump

    328i, 2010, 6MT, Spacegrey, dakota leather, M-sport packages; all stock
    http://s900.photobucket.com/user/othibau/media/Junesig.jpg.html][IMG]http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac208/othibau/Junesig.jpg

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    Thank you, guys. Oli ... did you notice the billboard on the background ?
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    I had not noticed it no. I see what you were trying to do there!

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    328i, 2010, 6MT, Spacegrey, dakota leather, M-sport packages; all stock
    http://s900.photobucket.com/user/othibau/media/Junesig.jpg.html][IMG]http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac208/othibau/Junesig.jpg

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    I tried my new paint thickness gauge ($65 in Amazon, link below) on the X3. To my surprise, I found out the hood has been repainted. The Carfax report says front damage, but I assumed it was the bumper. Apparently, 4-8 mils is factory paint. The hood reads 12-13 mils.

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    Maybe you need more data. Go out there and get more x3 measures?
    325i, 2005, 5MT, Silvergrey, leatherette, Sport package; CDV delete, KONI STR-T & KYB Excel-G, Weisslichts, Stewart H2O pump

    328i, 2010, 6MT, Spacegrey, dakota leather, M-sport packages; all stock
    http://s900.photobucket.com/user/othibau/media/Junesig.jpg.html][IMG]http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac208/othibau/Junesig.jpg

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    Hmmmm

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    ESS Stage 1 Twin Screw Supercharger, Sprint Booster, BMW Perf Intake, Magnaflow Exhaust, Dinan TB & STEP S/W, Ground Control Coilovers, UCC Sway Bars, Apex EC-7 18x8.5 ET38
    Dynavin D99+, Hardwire V1 (w/V1 Connection), BSW Stage 1 Speakers, Kicker Amp/Subwoofer
    BMW Performance Strut Brace, Orion V2 Angel Eyes, No-holes License Plate, SMG Paddle Shift Mod, Besian VANOS, Gold DISA, Fan Delete, M3 Side Mirrors
    Note: Actual car no longer resembles signature picture

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    Valid point. I will compare with other X3's and find out.
    2005 IR / black / 6MT
    150,000 miles

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