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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-02-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By smyles
As someone who took out active tank not so long...

As someone who took out active tank not so long ago, I can attest the fears of overfilling are greatly exaggerated... if false at all.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-24-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By smyles
CIC has HD radio standard

CIC has HD radio standard
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-23-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By smyles
They'll probably ask for a full day, @$130/hr...

They'll probably ask for a full day, @$130/hr rate you do the math. I assume you have extended maintenance, to cover oil change at least ?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-22-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By smyles
BMW says not to replace fluid, but! if you drain...

BMW says not to replace fluid, but! if you drain it for whatever reason - pan repair , etc., - refill with new fluid.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-22-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By smyles
You can try reseting the adaptation (Google for...

You can try reseting the adaptation (Google for how to).

P.S. Reusing a 95kmiles fluid? I'm not in the "must-change-tranny-fluid-even-though-bmw-says-don't" camp, but common..
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By smyles
Your 2012 has CIC and Sirius is built-in. The...

Your 2012 has CIC and Sirius is built-in. The OP's 09 most likely is CCC and has a separate module. They come with variety of part ## and, iirc, are cross compatible with few caveats.

In short,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-18-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By smyles
I wouldn't put any more fluid, but rather pull...

I wouldn't put any more fluid, but rather pull the headliner along the edges to locate the leak. Most likely the line connection is loose.

And obviously a lot of things will require drying.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-12-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By smyles
I assume you got it recently? Previous owner(s)...

I assume you got it recently? Previous owner(s) skipped few oil changes... maybe all of them.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-29-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By smyles
It's a rubber thingy that sits in the gearbox...

It's a rubber thingy that sits in the gearbox above mechatronic unit.
Contrary to OPs statement, it doesn't "fail around 60,000 miles on most of our vehicles". It fail irrelevant of mileage on some...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-29-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By smyles
No it's not.

No it's not.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-28-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,409
Posted By smyles
If there isn't much upgrade in speed, it's...

If there isn't much upgrade in speed, it's disappointing.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-12-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By smyles
You remove the central panel that covers the...

You remove the central panel that covers the transmission pan, then the long panel adjacent to it on the driver side. Here it is when looked from the pass.side. The ridged plastic thing is tranny pan.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,409
Posted By smyles
Thanks! Re music partition, it won't allow...

Thanks!
Re music partition, it won't allow you to expand it after the copy process is complete?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-21-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By smyles
Yes, because there're no other means whatsoever...

Yes, because there're no other means whatsoever to establish someone's identity... and get their vehicle info.

P.S. Tip are indeed ugly as f##k
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-19-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By smyles
If the offset is correct, go for it. I have...

If the offset is correct, go for it. I have rotary forged wheels from Beyern - made by TSW, I believe, and yes, in China - and while they aren't the prettiest, the are light and strong. 20x11 are...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-17-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,048
Posted By smyles
don't let the facts ruin good narrative...

don't let the facts ruin good narrative...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-08-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,455
Posted By smyles
nice knowing you, apparently

nice knowing you, apparently
Forum: Off-Topic 03-31-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 754
Posted By smyles
One thing for sure: knowing all facts, or at...

One thing for sure: knowing all facts, or at least more than just a one person words, is the key before making a judgment. Otherwise, the like of "Hands up don't shoot" will prevail.
Forum: Off-Topic 03-31-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 754
Posted By smyles
The Nobel mother of the Down kid is in reality a...

The Nobel mother of the Down kid is in reality a total a##hole who uses her kid as an excuse for anything, is always sticking it up to everyone, and takes advantage every single time. Many parents...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-30-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 754
Posted By smyles
Wow, let's all jump to conclusions based on...

Wow, let's all jump to conclusions based on short, one-sided article. Screw the objectivity.
Forum: Off-Topic 03-30-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,005
Posted By smyles
I have it in all our cars. Why? Jaywalking...

I have it in all our cars. Why? Jaywalking pedestrians. A##hole bicyclists. People running red lights. People backing into your car while parking, then leaving w/o note. Etc etc.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-11-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By smyles
1st step would be to ensure your car is equipped...

1st step would be to ensure your car is equipped with it. Assuming it's too late to ask the seller (and verify it before handing over $$), run your VIN via vindecoder for the list of options on your...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-11-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By smyles
Check xoutpost

Check xoutpost
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-10-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By smyles
Did you have to add coolant? Did you bleed the...

Did you have to add coolant? Did you bleed the system then?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-07-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,956
Posted By smyles
The rear takes just a tad less than full bottle...

The rear takes just a tad less than full bottle (plus you have to suck the old one out, so it depends on your sucking skills :) ), so you can use the 2nd one for the front diff.
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