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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 03-27-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By sirbikes
I don't know who programmed this transmission,...

I don't know who programmed this transmission, but it does some annoying things, such as uncessarily holding high revs when you go up a hill. Not in Sport mode. With all the torque this thing has.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 03-17-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By sirbikes
Manual shifting with the diesel

For manual shifting mode, what do you let the rpm get to before shifting up? For example, I start off in 2nd, then tend to shift to 3rd around 2.5k rpm, however, the shifting always feels harsh....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 03-04-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,145
Posted By sirbikes
I no longer use any additives or believe that...

I no longer use any additives or believe that they do anything. I bought the cheapest diesel and used additives and had carbon buildup. Now I just run name brand diesel such as bp or exxon with no...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,104
Posted By sirbikes
65k, that's all? I have 121k on mine now. And I...

65k, that's all? I have 121k on mine now. And I drive it like a maniac.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-08-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By sirbikes
I've mentioned it in another post but after I had...

I've mentioned it in another post but after I had the emissions work done my x5d burns oil, about 1 qt every 6k miles.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-03-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,565
Posted By sirbikes
I agree. A stage 2 tuned x5d or 335d is a fricken...

I agree. A stage 2 tuned x5d or 335d is a fricken beast.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-26-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By sirbikes
Man what insurance company do you have that...

Man what insurance company do you have that covers mechanical problems? I'd like to know because I've got to switch. I've never heard of standard auto insurance covering repairs.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-25-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By sirbikes
I agree, it was quickly traded in before any...

I agree, it was quickly traded in before any problems showed up. That really sucks.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,565
Posted By sirbikes
This is a 335d, same engine as x5d and same shop...

This is a 335d, same engine as x5d and same shop that tuned my vehicle. It makes 400 whp and over 500 lb-ft torque with full deletes, hybrid turbo and methanol injection.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-23-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,228
Posted By sirbikes
Then 75C was my highest recorded value. And it's...

Then 75C was my highest recorded value. And it's supposed to be 80C min.? Should I replace my thermostat? My x5 has 111,000 miles on it
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-23-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,228
Posted By sirbikes
What is the code or abbreviation for the water...

What is the code or abbreviation for the water temp? Is it any of these in the attached photo? There are 329 parameters that my scan gauge reads, but I don't know which one it is.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-22-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,690
Posted By sirbikes
Their standard rate is $100 per wheel.

Their standard rate is $100 per wheel.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-22-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,690
Posted By sirbikes
Do the pads work as well as the oem pads? I was...

Do the pads work as well as the oem pads? I was under the BMW maintenance so haven't needed to do it myself.

Also, can you post a pic of your wheels?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-21-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,690
Posted By sirbikes
Well it was a test, so if I didn't like it I...

Well it was a test, so if I didn't like it I could simply peel it off. It only cost me a couple of spray cans and my time. But I do like it, so now I may have the wheels powder coated, because it...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 09-21-2016, 04:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By sirbikes
WTB: WANTED: wheel spacers

WTB: WANTED: wheel spacers (https://www.panjo.com/buy/wanted-wheel-spacers-325034?utm_source=Panjo&utm_medium=bbcode&utm_campaign=ShareYourListing)

Looking for wheel spacers for an e70, 20mm rear,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-20-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,690
Posted By sirbikes
Thanks for sharing your pics. I really like the...

Thanks for sharing your pics. I really like the black, so maybe I'll have the wheels powder-coated. Would you go high gloss black, semi/low-lustre, or matte?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-20-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,565
Posted By sirbikes
:thumbup::thumbup:Yes, BMW please bring the 50d...

:thumbup::thumbup:Yes, BMW please bring the 50d to the US! Until then I will have to make do with my Stage 2 tuned 35d, which will beat any 35i any day.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-11-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,690
Posted By sirbikes
I painted my wheels black

I used PlastiKote to spray paint my wheels black, just to see how it looks. I also got tired of cleaning them of all the brake dust.
...
Forum: Performance 09-10-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,897
Posted By sirbikes
Still have box no. 2

Still have box no. 2
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 09-08-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By sirbikes
6000 miles in 6 mos. I change my own oil now. I...

6000 miles in 6 mos. I change my own oil now. I check the dipstick and the electronic sensor, which I have found to be fairly accurate. The difference between the high and low mark is 1qt.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 09-08-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By sirbikes
X5 losing oil

Ever since I deleted my emissions, the truck loses, or burns, oil. I lose a quart in about 6 mos., depending. I cannot find any leaks. It's not a big deal, I'm just wondering what the reason might...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-09-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,145
Posted By sirbikes
Now I think something else is going on, because I...

Now I think something else is going on, because I just checked my mpg average and it has dropped from 24.2 to 21.7 mpg recently. Maybe it's the hot summer and a/c use, traffic, etc. Perhaps it's time...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-09-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,145
Posted By sirbikes
diesel mpg

ok so a couple of weeks ago I got a speeding ticket :wahwah:. So lately I've been driving like a grandma, and guess what? No improvement in my mpg. I don't get diesels, they seem to get the same mpg...
Forum: Performance 08-09-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,897
Posted By sirbikes
Just kept learning and finding better options. I...

Just kept learning and finding better options. I currently have a re-programmed ecu, so no need for the box. When the car was still under warranty, I used the box so I could remove it for service and...
Forum: Performance 08-08-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,897
Posted By sirbikes
Yes, still available. Meant to bump this post....

Yes, still available. Meant to bump this post. Need to sell so any reasonable offer accepted.
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