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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By docboss
I just had a Verde plus installed at a BMW...

I just had a Verde plus installed at a BMW dealership in Austin. I purchased it from them (they had two in stock), although they would have installed it had it been shipped by Tire Rack.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-02-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 888
Posted By docboss
I blew a Scorpion with less than 2000 miles on...

I blew a Scorpion with less than 2000 miles on it. Dealer said it was an impact that split the tire. I really don't remember hitting anything especially hard in the weeks prior to failure. I never...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-18-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By docboss
I have had two CA door handles replaced. The...

I have had two CA door handles replaced. The right rear caused the car to lock and unlock intermittently when the key was in range. They replaced the handle and the control module. About two months...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-29-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,147
Posted By docboss
brakes

I don't know how much you have remaining in the rear brakes, but I would recommend doing them before you must replace the pad sensor. It's pretty tough, as you must remove the fender liner.
I did...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-12-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By docboss
brake sensors

When I did the front and rear brakes at 61,000 miles on my 2011 x35d I replaced the entire front sensor. The copper clip was worn completely through and the car indicated there was only 400 miles...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-03-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,488
Posted By docboss
diesel

My mistake. I thought Porsche sold a Panamera diesel in the USA. I cannot find one.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-03-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,488
Posted By docboss
diesel

Sounds like a great time to beat up a dealer on a Panamera, or A8L diesel lease. Just get that residual as high as possible.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-27-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,229
Posted By docboss
maintenance

2011 X35d. 63,000 miles/60 months. Oil change, oil filter change, fuel filter change+clamp, air cleaner change, DEF fill. Labor and parts (10% off coupon on parts) plus tax, $489.
Will probably do...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-25-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By docboss
alternatives

My brother-in-law just purchased a Touareg diesel. The Executive model is very impressive. It feels smaller than my X35d, but the build quality and features are equal if not superior.
Seats aren't...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-15-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By docboss
tires

Sorry. I should have included that info. The tires are Pirelli Scorpion Verde, All Season Run Flats, 255/50-19.
The brakes worked well. A tiny bit of squeal when reversing the first thing in the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-14-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By docboss
Wink Pirelli Run Flats

I just returned from a 2500 mile trip on my new Pirelli Run Flats. As some folks here may be interested in replacing tires, I thought I would give my impressions of the tires so far. When I purchased...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-06-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By docboss
I'm one of the guys that falls into the "never...

I'm one of the guys that falls into the "never own a German car without a warranty" group. My recommendation is: Buy the newest model you can afford that is still under BMW original warranty. Get an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-05-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,169
Posted By docboss
Brakes

I used Bavarian Autosport. They had a great sale on Brembo. I did have an problem with them regarding some backordering and incorrect items, but it appears they took care of most of my issues. What I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-03-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By docboss
shocks

As I am committed to keeping my 2011 X5d for another three years and/or 40,000 miles (it currently has about 60,000), I was wondering if anyone has replaced the shock absorbers. I realize the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-25-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,320
Posted By docboss
Try this link to Forbes. This writer suggests...

Try this link to Forbes. This writer suggests that this may be a good time to buy a diesel, VW or otherwise. If my wife's LS would ever die, I'd grab an A8L TDI ASAP. Interesting stuff....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-25-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,320
Posted By docboss
I suspect the VW and Audi dealers might be...

I suspect the VW and Audi dealers might be willing to let any diesel inventory (that they are allowed to sell) go for invoice. They still get a holdback, but the public is going to be very wary of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-25-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,320
Posted By docboss
This might be a good time to take a drive down to...

This might be a good time to take a drive down to the local Audi dealership and negotiate a deal on that A8L TDI my wife likes.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-25-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,054
Posted By docboss
warranty

I've had my extended warranty for a year. It cost me about $4,000 for platinum. So far, the warrantied expenses are around $1,800. I expect to break even on the deal. SA says window regulators, and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-22-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,953
Posted By docboss
You are much stronger than I. Using two long...

You are much stronger than I. Using two long screw drivers and lots of force, we managed to wedge the springs out. To DieselDonkey: my rear calipers are both single piston. The parking brake is a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-22-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,953
Posted By docboss
OK guys. Here is the "report" on DIY brake...

OK guys. Here is the "report" on DIY brake service on my X5d. Remember, I am a "novice" but my brother-in-law who helped me is a "semi-pro".
1. The videos on you tube are essential, although I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-22-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By docboss
options

My brother-in-law traded his 2005 Touareg for the 2015 diesel. Very nice vehicle, although the interior is not the equal of my x5d. Quieter and rides better, but the handling is a bit softer and the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-04-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,308
Posted By docboss
Everything you need for Brembo (highly...

Everything you need for Brembo (highly recommended by BMW SA) service (pads, rotors, BMW sensors, copper grease, disc bolts) about $500 including shipping from Bavarian. If you want to replace...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-27-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,953
Posted By docboss
Thanks for the information. What about the...

Thanks for the information. What about the caliper guide bolts and bushings? Did you find they needed replacement? I live in the Midwest where there is salt on the streets in the winter, but the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,953
Posted By docboss
Ok guys. The truck says I have 900 miles left on...

Ok guys. The truck says I have 900 miles left on the fronts and 4100 on the rears, so I'm planning my brake service next week. I am assembling the parts. Question: When you do your first service, do...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-01-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,953
Posted By docboss
Brakes

Ok guys. Just for "fun" and save a little money, I am contemplating doing front and rear brakes on my 2011 X5d. I would list my mechanical ability as average, but given enough time and instruction, I...
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