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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) Today, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,180
Posted By John Galt
Those seats are freakin' amazing!

Those seats are freakin' amazing!
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-27-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By John Galt
Not sure where the service code is located-...

Not sure where the service code is located- (anyone know?) on the work order, but here's what they stated:

"Replaced right front door lock actuator."
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-27-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By John Galt
This happened to me shortly after purchase,...

This happened to me shortly after purchase, within the first few thousand miles, on my 14 35d. It was the front passenger door. Dealer looked it over, thought they found an issue and corrected it-...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-23-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By John Galt
X5 35d with 18's and it came with Michelin tires....

X5 35d with 18's and it came with Michelin tires. They have been good for the past 20,000 miles and have offered surprisingly-good performance on dry and wet blacktop as well as in some light off...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-29-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,623
Posted By John Galt
Just made a 609 mile trip yesterday in my F15 35d...

Just made a 609 mile trip yesterday in my F15 35d with 17,xxx miles on it, and averaged about 34MPG with nearly all highway driving at 75-80MPH. I drive extensively on the highway and my total...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-11-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By John Galt
I have the 35d and the recall I received was to...

I have the 35d and the recall I received was to have a new emissions sticker applied to the vehicle. Literally they need to stick on a new one somewhere under the hood... Really?!?
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-06-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By John Galt
Last I checked, that's a negative. -John

Last I checked, that's a negative.

-John
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-08-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,251
Posted By John Galt
Have you driven the new F15 d? I'm not going to...

Have you driven the new F15 d? I'm not going to categorize "other drivers like me" in my N of 1, since I have no idea how the F15 d feels for them. What I'll tell you is fact, based on my impressions...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-07-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,251
Posted By John Galt
Well my personal experience coming from driving...

Well my personal experience coming from driving an E70 with (as you have indicated) twin turbos and driving my new F15 with a single turbo is that the F15 is significantly more refined, has less...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-07-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,968
Posted By John Galt
Tag

Tag
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-06-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By John Galt
I vote buy an aftermarket set of rims in a...

I vote buy an aftermarket set of rims in a smaller size. Those wide 20's will "float" like crazy on the snow. I ran the Blizzaks on my E70 35d with the base 18 inch rims and they were outstanding in...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-06-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By John Galt
Running all different brands- Freedom, BP,...

Running all different brands- Freedom, BP, Holiday, etc, and I'm averaging 31.8 MPG, actual calculation (miles at on odometer divided by gallons at the pump). I drive 90% Hwy, 10% City. I average...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-06-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,251
Posted By John Galt
Boo to finding the used E70 with the goal of...

Boo to finding the used E70 with the goal of "more power." My F15 can SMOKE my former E70 35D based on the new transmission and better torque curve. The HP is only down 10 in the F15 but "felt power"...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,189
Posted By John Galt
Off topic, but @finnbmw: How many miles did you...

Off topic, but @finnbmw: How many miles did you get out of your E70's? I had every intention of getting more than 200k out of mine until I had to lemon the damn thing at 16 months of ownership,...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,140
Posted By John Galt
Let's talk about leasing of BMW's, which is...

Let's talk about leasing of BMW's, which is something I've gotten very good at doing, since the wife likes to drive new ones every few years. Few easy steps:

1. Negotiate price of the vehicle the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-30-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By John Galt
Yeah- those DAMN REAR TIRES in that one photo:...

Yeah- those DAMN REAR TIRES in that one photo: "Be still, my beating heart!"
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-07-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By John Galt
That's way too much! EVERYTHING is negotiable,...

That's way too much! EVERYTHING is negotiable, including the extended maintenance program. I saved a bunch on the one I bought after finding out what a dealer via the internet would sell it to me for...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-02-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By John Galt
I'd be curious to see some photos (exterior and...

I'd be curious to see some photos (exterior and inside) to see how your RSA X5 compares to my NA one. Congrats on the new ride. I'm getting an average of 30.9 MPG calculated dividing mileage on...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-29-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,444
Posted By John Galt
I heard rumors of a triple-turbo in-line V6.

I heard rumors of a triple-turbo in-line V6.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-24-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By John Galt
When you do the film, make sure you keep the bugs...

When you do the film, make sure you keep the bugs off the front in the summer. I'm in field sales and spend a tremendous amount of time driving my X5 in wide-open states like SD, ND, IA, etc. I had...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-21-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By John Galt
How far up your windshield do the washers spray?

I noticed today that I believe one of my windshield washers (on passenger side) appears to be adjusted too low and not spraying the same height as the other two. Then I started looking at how all...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-21-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,598
Posted By John Galt
Pull out the seat to insulate the wiring? That...

Pull out the seat to insulate the wiring? That sounds like a great way to come up with even more rattles... I'm curious to hear what they find.

-John
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-19-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By John Galt
Wow- you guys have bigger balls than I do... Sure...

Wow- you guys have bigger balls than I do... Sure looks scary messing with the airbag! I'd hate to think I got it right, get in a violent front-end collision, then not have it deploy, or deploy in...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-15-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By John Galt
@bimluva: Bummer on the "i" when it comes to MPG....

@bimluva: Bummer on the "i" when it comes to MPG. Not sure that will get much better, however at least your engine note is mean :)


-John
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-15-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By John Galt
..and damn, have they ever got the transmission...

..and damn, have they ever got the transmission right on the F15 35d. My E70 d was always wanting at least one extra gear when cruising on the hwy. The new one is so much better at keeping the engine...
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