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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-29-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By henrycyao
Actually, that has been my experience. They do...

Actually, that has been my experience. They do seem like warranty work when it is easy to find. Don't we hear stories of BMW dealership just throwing parts at a problem?

They don't like debug any...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-29-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,530
Posted By henrycyao
Previous I read good thing about BMWhat app. Is...

Previous I read good thing about BMWhat app. Is this good enough to read BMW specific code from OBDII port? Or do I need to get more professional tool?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-28-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,530
Posted By henrycyao
I just got CEL on consistently for one day. It...

I just got CEL on consistently for one day. It came on a couple of days ago. Then it disappear before coming on yesterday night. I am going to take it to dealer. Before I do, will generic OBDII...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-09-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By henrycyao
South bay definitely has its share of diesel. It...

South bay definitely has its share of diesel. It is mostly in the X5 35d. That is the problem. BMW made it really difficult to spot since they put the model number at the side. The sedans are easy to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-08-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By henrycyao
I don't think so. The diesel sales are horrible...

I don't think so. The diesel sales are horrible from BMW. I doubt they will want to put more money into this. I suspect diesel will only survive in form of SUVs. The current decision to use smaller...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-04-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By henrycyao
I am going to ask the standard dumb question....

I am going to ask the standard dumb question. Have you changed your battery yet? If not, I think it is due by now. From what I have read, BMW gives weird code when battery is near its last leg. I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-26-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,437
Posted By henrycyao
Yes! This is great news. I agree. This is a...

Yes! This is great news. I agree. This is a safety problem.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-24-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By henrycyao
I probably would replace water pump and battery...

I probably would replace water pump and battery before it fails. There are enough reports of water pump failure that it seem to make sense to replace it at an interval. In addition, when it fails, I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-18-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By henrycyao
Regen starts when you achieve the right...

Regen starts when you achieve the right temperature and when the engine management software determined when it is necessary. There was a post where some one was tracking the regen cycles. It various...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-18-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By henrycyao
Regen stops when you turn off engine and restart...

Regen stops when you turn off engine and restart again next time. If you don't have long enough drive, it just keep in trying in regen mode.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-18-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By henrycyao
It usually regenerate every tank or so if I...

It usually regenerate every tank or so if I recall correctly. At 17 mpg, you are very much local driving like I do. Time to go for long drive over per tank. I do it over a week.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-18-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By henrycyao
Also, what did you measure as MPG at fill up?

Also, what did you measure as MPG at fill up?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-18-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By henrycyao
A drop of MPG has been reported by 335d owners....

A drop of MPG has been reported by 335d owners. What they stated was this may be an indication of carbon build out. Before we go there, have you drove for at least 30 to 45 minutes on freeway and let...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-16-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,604
Posted By henrycyao
Diesel is cheaper in California during Summer...

Diesel is cheaper in California during Summer time and gets more expensive in winter time. So I recently took a photo of diesel at $2.91 a gallon. The regular at same place was around $3.30 or so. In...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-16-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,731
Posted By henrycyao
Ever since I took my X5 to detail shop for...

Ever since I took my X5 to detail shop for interior and exterior detail, my car has squeak less. I suspect some of the conditioning for leather has create a lubricant and smooth it out. I was glad I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-16-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By henrycyao
Yeah, I totally agree. My wife's C class is very...

Yeah, I totally agree. My wife's C class is very agile and has a good turn in response. Its just that her steering feels almost dead. Unfortunately, that is the case with new 3 series. Audi Allroad...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-16-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By henrycyao
If an American company complains about US fuel...

If an American company complains about US fuel quality, that is all wrong. Yet, why is German company does and it seem okay? No, this is a design issue. By the way, BMW are not automatically more...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-16-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By henrycyao
An SUV is just tall wagon. Although, I have...

An SUV is just tall wagon. Although, I have recently come to appreciate the height. It takes a lot for me to scrape the bottom.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-09-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,373
Posted By henrycyao
The consumer reports article is interesting in...

The consumer reports article is interesting in that oil consumption does drop as model year gets newer. To be fair, those older cars probably have more miles. Then again, I suppose BMW must have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-07-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By henrycyao
I am not sure about 2009 X5. In my X5 manual for...

I am not sure about 2009 X5. In my X5 manual for 2012, it actually tells you how to open and close manually in case of electric fault. Its on page 34/35. I am sure they designed with manual override...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-05-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By henrycyao
This reminds me of an early 90s recall by a...

This reminds me of an early 90s recall by a Japanese seat belt manufacturer. Their explanation for the recall was that American car owners eat in their cars and results in dirty seat belt. That is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-05-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By henrycyao
In my case, it has always been about my...

In my case, it has always been about my convenience. Battery and BMW water pump are wear items just like oil change. Replace it at your convenience really saves a lot of headache.

This post...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-25-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,437
Posted By henrycyao
I think your average driving has a lot to do with...

I think your average driving has a lot to do with the reliability experience. I can tell if you are using original battery for 10 years, your battery does not experience high heat and frequent short...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-28-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,491
Posted By henrycyao
I have less faith with dealer than I have with...

I have less faith with dealer than I have with independent. Dealer has less to lose when they messed up. Where as the independent are very sensitive to reviews and recommendation. I like that in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-21-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By henrycyao
Here is my observations in Bay Area. Some Prius...

Here is my observations in Bay Area. Some Prius driver are very aggressive. They change lane constantly and passing other cars. Some are, as describe, slow. BMW drivers fall into two camps as well...
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