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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-27-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,669
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks for sharing . . . did not know about this...

Thanks for sharing . . . did not know about this one . . .

Tried the thermostat part number. . . worked pretty good . . . a few observations . . . did find a few cheaper prices than a simple...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-27-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,669
Posted By RPsX5d
Get the correct part number from RealOEM and then...

Get the correct part number from RealOEM and then Google the part number . . . I just Googled "BMW part number 11517805811" (which is the thermostat for my MY2011 E70 35d and got a bunch of hits.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-27-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By RPsX5d
It is refundable (for sure in the U.S.) . . . as...

It is refundable (for sure in the U.S.) . . . as others have pointed out, you can decline the vehicle right up to you signing the delivery papers . . . this is the reason why I ask to see the car...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By RPsX5d
+1 I agree this is a great product - I...

+1

I agree this is a great product - I apply this to all rubber seals (doors, tailgate, etc) twice a year . . . . this will hopefully prevent these seals from drying out.

That said for the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By RPsX5d
I had a creaking sound that started around 6,000...

I had a creaking sound that started around 6,000 miles . . . this is a known issue and BMW has a suggested repair for their techs.

Key is to identify where the noise is coming from, be able to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-20-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Sticky: DIY and How-To
Views: 8,997
Posted By RPsX5d
Google is a good friend! :) DIY: Changing...

Google is a good friend! :)

DIY: Changing Oil & Filter in a 35d (http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e70-forum/67857-diy-changing-oil-filter-35d-new-pics-added.html)
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-19-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By RPsX5d
*Typically* MY2018 will start selling *around*...

*Typically* MY2018 will start selling *around* summer 2017 . . . and in most cases the diesel follows the petrol.

OP - if you can push your purchase to summer 2017 (or at least wait until late...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-18-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By RPsX5d
I would be quite surprised if this feature...

I would be quite surprised if this feature changed between e70 and F15. If yours is like the e70, power to your radar detector should be switched off as soon as you switch off the ignition-on (i.e....
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-17-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By RPsX5d
Are you sure your USB charger remained powered up...

Are you sure your USB charger remained powered up for 3 minutes after locking the car? On some of those chargers the LED indicator light takes a while to lose its glow.

Just checked this on my...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-16-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By RPsX5d
Comments based on my e70 behavior . . . I suspect...

Comments based on my e70 behavior . . . I suspect it is the same for the F15.

OP - pressing the radio button will turn on the radio - I think for another 20 minutes. I listen to the radio while...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks. I have the same tire/wheel option...

Thanks.

I have the same tire/wheel option . . . factory installed Dunlops only lasted about 20,000 miles . . . replacement was Bridgestone Duellers (only choice for those of us with 3rd row and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-10-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By RPsX5d
OP - how many miles on these tires?

OP - how many miles on these tires?
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-09-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By RPsX5d
MattBianco - yes I too have learnt a LOT from...

MattBianco - yes I too have learnt a LOT from these discussions . . . you are right, sulfur alone will not prevent those 40d and 50d from hitting our shores . . . biggest culprit is the lukewarm...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-08-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By RPsX5d
MattBianco - this is not an attempt to prove you...

MattBianco - this is not an attempt to prove you wrong or anything along those lines . . . a year or so ago I had the opportunity to attend a seminar with a BMW engineer . . . during some casual...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-08-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By RPsX5d
Can you elaborate - which country and their...

Can you elaborate - which country and their diesel specs (if possible). I don't mean individual customers importing on a one-off basis . . . countries where 40d and 50d sold regularly through BMW...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-08-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By RPsX5d
I have a 2011MY 35d with 75,000+ miles - so far...

I have a 2011MY 35d with 75,000+ miles - so far zero issues.

Key is to use a fuel station that has lots of sales (short inventory turns). i.e. not use a fuel station where they hardly sell any...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-06-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By RPsX5d
Double check this - in 2012 they moved from the...

Double check this - in 2012 they moved from the yellowish Xenon angel eyes to the pure white LED . . . yes the difference is very distinct. There may other differences . . .
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-04-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,669
Posted By RPsX5d
No expert here . . . but I think what Ipcapital...

No expert here . . . but I think what Ipcapital and others mean here is - new thermostat will start at 88 deg C and then with time slowly work its way down . . . once it reaches high 70s it's time...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,669
Posted By RPsX5d
Ipcapital - yes I agree with you . . . this...

Ipcapital - yes I agree with you . . . this thermostat is probably on its way out but not quite there yet. I might change it this summer when I get some of the other work like differential, transfer...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,669
Posted By RPsX5d
Reading all this got me motivated, hooked up my...

Reading all this got me motivated, hooked up my OBD reader and ran a temperature trace. See attached. That was an early morning run to the San Francisco airport - initial part were the backroads...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-02-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By RPsX5d
I have a MY2011 e70, June 2010 build, now nearly...

I have a MY2011 e70, June 2010 build, now nearly 75,000 miles . . . almost five years old, still on the original battery.

I leave the car unlocked in the garage for the same reason OP mentioned....
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-01-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,625
Posted By RPsX5d
Chem14...

Chem14 (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8874168#post8874168) - you are absolutely right, my slip . . . the Xenons on my e70 do move left/right (and BTW they are AWESOME on the dark...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-01-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By RPsX5d
Only a guess . . . I too was thinking U joint or...

Only a guess . . . I too was thinking U joint or halfshaft . . . quick check . . . when driving make a turn (both left and right) and see if the noise changes. If it doesn't halfshaft...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-01-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,625
Posted By RPsX5d
opasha - thanks for the explanation and the...

opasha - thanks for the explanation and the analogy.

Understood the reason to keep the folders/software the same and toggle features on and off based on hardware installed - makes perfect sense.
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-31-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By RPsX5d
OP - you probably already know this . . . if you...

OP - you probably already know this . . . if you do a key off and switch everything back on within 30 minutes (not sure about the figure 30), your seat heater setting will persist . . . if you wait...
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