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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-19-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By John Galt
Remember that EVERYTHING is negotiable, namely...

Remember that EVERYTHING is negotiable, namely all the wiz-bang extra coverages they'll be trying to sell you. Know that you can also buy those contracts after your deal, and through dealerships...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-19-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,583
Posted By John Galt
Wow, Alan L- those are some great photos! I...

Wow, Alan L- those are some great photos! I especially LOVE that second-to-last photo with the front clips all lined up! BRAVO!

-John
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-19-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By John Galt
I saw one in person and thought it looked a lot...

I saw one in person and thought it looked a lot better than what I've seen in the magazines and on the 'net. It was COMPLETELY blacked-out which added to the unique look. Almost looked a bit like...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-16-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By John Galt
I just did this from my X5 while it's in for...

I just did this from my X5 while it's in for service into the 5 Series loaner. Worked fairly well although some settings do not transfer (like the seats). It did configure iDrive NEARLY PERFECTLY...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By John Galt
Did you read my thread I linked? If you have...

Did you read my thread I linked? If you have these "stumbles" after the vehicle has been driven (even a few miles) then "heat soaked" as in sat in the hot sun, you DO have CBU. If you're experiencing...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-13-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,100
Posted By John Galt
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=871768

Keep in mind I'm an "n of 2" but unless you can verify you'll have access to diesel with a biodiesel content less than 5%, expect to have...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By John Galt
Here is the answer you seek: ...

Here is the answer you seek:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=871768

You have CBU. Get it in to have a thorough cleaning, and prepare for a multi-week out-of-service. BMW...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-12-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,002
Posted By John Galt
They told me that with existing methods of...

They told me that with existing methods of disassembly of the intake and cleaning at a machine shop, it would run anywhere from $2,000 up to $6,500+. BMW NA, who ironically (or not so) is AWARE of...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,002
Posted By John Galt
That's a great question! I'll find out when I...

That's a great question! I'll find out when I take it back in, in a couple of weeks.

My mileage hasen't changed on this one at all in the 8 months of ownership. As a curious side note, it does...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,002
Posted By John Galt
Thanks man- I'm bummed indeed. Really still in...

Thanks man- I'm bummed indeed. Really still in love with my X5 but it doesn't seem to be in love with me...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,002
Posted By John Galt
Hi Jon- no never ran any cetane booster or any...

Hi Jon- no never ran any cetane booster or any other treatments as I didn't want BMW NA trying to use that against me with why my vehicles weren't performing as engineered. Who knows- may have helped...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,600
Posted By John Galt
Food for thought to the post Kzang referenced of...

Food for thought to the post Kzang referenced of mine. Here's an update I just provided, which I have pasted below to save link-clicking:

The new 2015 on which I traded my 2014, experienced CBU...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,002
Posted By John Galt
Another update to add in my saga that is the F15...

Another update to add in my saga that is the F15 35d. The new 2015 on which I traded my 2014, experienced CBU symptoms at 19,xxx EXACTLY as my 2014 did! I have driven it exactly 8 months, and this...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-25-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By John Galt
All my invoice+$500 before incentives have been...

All my invoice+$500 before incentives have been custom builds. It's essentially paying the dealership $500 to transact my business and giving them strong numbers as I buy vehicles frequently from...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-25-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By John Galt
All my invoice+$500 before incetives have been...

All my invoice+$500 before incetives have been custom builds. It's essentially paying the dealership $500 to transact my business and giving them strong numbers as I buy vehicles frequently from...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-23-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,583
Posted By John Galt
Not mine, but an "X-something..." Wish I had one...

Not mine, but an "X-something..." Wish I had one as a weekend driver! I'm shocked (no pun intended) at how great it looked in person. This was at the Surly Brewery and Restaurant in Minneapolis...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-23-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,583
Posted By John Galt
LOVE IT! BMW X5: The Ultimate Bug-catching...

LOVE IT! BMW X5: The Ultimate Bug-catching machine! When I drive mine from Minneapolis to Rapid City, and I hit the Badlands right at dusk, it looks like someone shot up my front end and windshield...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-22-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By John Galt
I've built some loyalty with my local dealer and...

I've built some loyalty with my local dealer and have purchased 5 new cars/SUV's from them in the past 5 years. As result, the norm for me with them is $500 over invoice before incentives.

-John
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-15-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,049
Posted By John Galt
Congrats on your new ride!

Congrats on your new ride!
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-11-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By John Galt
Yes, I do. Also if you're getting a base no-line...

Yes, I do. Also if you're getting a base no-line as I have been purchasing (for a number of my own reasons, not just because they cost less than an M-Sport or other line), the 2015 comes with a...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-11-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By John Galt
Only considered the 35d. I had an E70 35d and...

Only considered the 35d. I had an E70 35d and lemoned it for a F15 35d. F15 is INFINITELY more refined in the diesel and the 2014 I traded my 2012 E70 on got better mileage, had better power delivery...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-09-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,230
Posted By John Galt
I specifically bought a pair of Burberry...

I specifically bought a pair of Burberry Navigators non-polarized for my HUD's. They work great and appear quite classy while wearing. You can get them at Sunglass Hut (I got them in Macy's) or you...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-02-2016, 05:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,849
Posted By John Galt
:)

:)
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-10-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By John Galt
Wow! That sounds like a catastrophic failure!...

Wow! That sounds like a catastrophic failure! What did they say caused it?
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-27-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,225
Posted By John Galt
That's a fantastic blog post you have! Really...

That's a fantastic blog post you have! Really love the photos and description of the off-road course. I too have a F15 35d and have taken it on some "hairy" stretches while grouse hunting in Northern...
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