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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-29-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 30,658
Posted By edpm3
I think it's a rebranded Draw-Tite, looks like a...

I think it's a rebranded Draw-Tite, looks like a Prodigy P2. It's in a special mount that fits into the left cup holder.

Looks like this:
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-29-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 30,658
Posted By edpm3
Only if you got the third row seats and gave up...

Only if you got the third row seats and gave up the spare tire.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-28-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 30,658
Posted By edpm3
2011 X5d towing Trailex enclosed car hauler,...

2011 X5d towing Trailex enclosed car hauler, around 5500 lb. total.
BMW hitch and electric brake controller dealer installed.
No third row seats, no self-leveling suspension. Rides and tows very...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-18-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,504
Posted By edpm3
I occasionally run into fueling stations that...

I occasionally run into fueling stations that have the incorrect nozzle on their diesel pump. The incorrect ones are always the size of an unleaded gasoline nozzle. This sized nozzle is too small to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-07-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,472
Posted By edpm3
2011 X5d. 16,500 miles total. Best highway...

2011 X5d. 16,500 miles total. Best highway mileage - 30 mpg at 70 mph. Normal highway mileage at 65-75 mph - 28 mpg. Normal daily driving around town - 22 mpg. Normal towing (5500-6000 lb load) -...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-29-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,698
Posted By edpm3
Ditto on USAA. They discounted my premium after I...

Ditto on USAA. They discounted my premium after I called them.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-06-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,324
Posted By edpm3
Let me be the first to congratulate the OP on...

Let me be the first to congratulate the OP on doing such a great job of reinforcing the stereotype that all BMW owners are "don't f*ck with me 'cause I own the road a**holes." Maybe when he's older...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-19-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,072
Posted By edpm3
There are two spring-loaded tabs on opposite...

There are two spring-loaded tabs on opposite sides in the filler neck. The correct size diesel nozzle should press against both of them at the same time, releasing the blocking plate. If the nozzle...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-18-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,072
Posted By edpm3
It all depends on each individual pump. Some...

It all depends on each individual pump. Some diesel pump nozzles operate and function just like the gasoline nozzles you have used for years. They fit right, pump quickly, and the automatic shut off...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-05-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 45,130
Posted By edpm3
You also see this frequently in the US at rural...

You also see this frequently in the US at rural intersections (flashing amber with cross traffic flashing red). As Kanuck says, traffic with the flashing amber exercises caution. The cross-traffic...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-28-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,191
Posted By edpm3
If the pump nozzle was undamaged and not...

If the pump nozzle was undamaged and not misshapen due to age and mistreatment, if the nozzle was not inserted, twisted or otherwise manipulated in such a way as to press both the filler neck...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-28-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,191
Posted By edpm3
Not all. I have seen diesel pumps incorrectly...

Not all. I have seen diesel pumps incorrectly fitted with smaller nozzles meant to fit unleaded gasoline restrictors. You have to either use the adapter, or trip the misfueling prevention latch...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-19-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,081
Posted By edpm3
No problem. You made a good observation. I'm just...

No problem. You made a good observation. I'm just gratified that at least one member actually read the piece.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-19-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,081
Posted By edpm3
Funny you should mention that. The writer of that...

Funny you should mention that. The writer of that piece in the Roundel was just a regular club member, not a paid member of the Roundel staff. Satch Carlson asked him to jot down his first...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-18-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,081
Posted By edpm3
Long-time member. Monetary benefits included...

Long-time member. Monetary benefits included multiple member reward rebates and significant parts and accessories discounts (enough to pay for the membership many times over). Huge fun at driving...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-18-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,308
Posted By edpm3
16 towing, 20-22 around town, 27-29 highway.

16 towing, 20-22 around town, 27-29 highway.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-14-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,658
Posted By edpm3
There are a half-dozen spots around where I...

There are a half-dozen spots around where I usually drive that require me to pull out completely blind. I can't see what's coming until the nose of the vehicle is already in the street. The side view...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-07-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,876
Posted By edpm3
I looked all over for that thing and couldn't...

I looked all over for that thing and couldn't find it, but based on your post, I looked harder and sure enough, there it was. Well hidden, hard to get to, and made to look like not a dipstick, but...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-06-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,876
Posted By edpm3
I've done nothing but the vac method for many...

I've done nothing but the vac method for many years, until BMW sold me a vehicle with no dipstick.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-06-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,876
Posted By edpm3
Did the first oil/oil filter change at 2000 miles...

Did the first oil/oil filter change at 2000 miles (couldn't do it at 1200 because I was on a trip). Subsequent changes will be at 3000 to 5000 depending on how hard the vehicle worked (towing or...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-04-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,785
Posted By edpm3
Similar to MRV99's installation but I put the V1...

Similar to MRV99's installation but I put the V1 above the mirror closer to the top of the windshield and nearer to the mirror mount/rain sensor. Since my 2011 doesn't have the tinted strip, there...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-29-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,367
Posted By edpm3
When I towed with the E53 there was probably 400...

When I towed with the E53 there was probably 400 pounds in the cargo area and the tongue weight was probably right at 600 pounds. The self-leveling suspension would keep the rear ride height at the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-29-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,367
Posted By edpm3
My E53 X5 had the self-leveling rear suspension....

My E53 X5 had the self-leveling rear suspension. I towed a lot with it and I think the self-leveling suspension was one of the reasons it towed well. I was a tad bit concerned about how the new X5d...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-29-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,367
Posted By edpm3
The space-saver spare is a $150 option, but only...

The space-saver spare is a $150 option, but only available on X5s without third-row seating. It's not that the spare tire is removed; it was never there because there's no place for it. The third-row...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-28-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,674
Posted By edpm3
Couple of weeks ago my X5d was parked at a...

Couple of weeks ago my X5d was parked at a Cleveland hotel for six days without running. Temps all week were teens to high 20s. The morning I left, temp was about 20, started instantly with no delay.
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