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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 881
Posted By henrycyao
Acura recommends 30 k or so interval. I am...

Acura recommends 30 k or so interval. I am surprised that they recommend more often. The Honda Accord v6 I had was know to have transmission problem for many drivers. I changed transmission fluid at...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-14-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By henrycyao
Get yourself a voltage meter. It has helped me a...

Get yourself a voltage meter. It has helped me a bunch of time debugging battery related issue. Measure the voltage when everything is in off state. It should be around more than 12V. 11V means it...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-13-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By henrycyao
Wow, that is fast driving if you can make it...

Wow, that is fast driving if you can make it within 5 hours from Thousand oak to San Francisco? I am not surprise you get 32.5 mpg. When I was younger, my best time from LA to south bay was close to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-13-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 954
Posted By henrycyao
15 mpg makes sense if you spend most of time...

15 mpg makes sense if you spend most of time between traffic lights. This means that you don't have more than a few blocks of green. I get that effectively when I am on stop and go.

Also, if you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-09-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 954
Posted By henrycyao
I get about 19 mpg on average on the x5. On...

I get about 19 mpg on average on the x5. On freeway with good condition I an get 30mpg. That requires a really flat and almost no resistance. I can get 26 mpg easier. 24 mpg on freeway if I go up and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-07-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,566
Posted By henrycyao
I just want to update this thread from my...

I just want to update this thread from my experience recently. The BMW sensor is actually optimistic in my case. My rotors were below the spec at (L/F 27.9mm and R/F at 28.1mm.) Their rotor change...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-07-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By henrycyao
I would not go to stevenscreek dealer. It took 30...

I would not go to stevenscreek dealer. It took 30 minutes just to drop off the car. They have gotten way too busy recently. I would go to small shop and buy the oil and rotor yourself. Learn how to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-03-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By henrycyao
I can see why they need to put in brake sensor....

I can see why they need to put in brake sensor. Most first time buyer are like me, totally clueless about the wear pattern on these cars. Just like oil sensor, its designed to be as simple as it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-03-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By henrycyao
Do Brake Pad sensor get replaced with brake pad/roter replacement and questions??

I took my X5 to dealer for Brake Oil and Vehicle inspection. The SA noticed that my front brake has about 1000 miles or so left. He said BMW do replacement them around 1k miles or so.

I was in a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-02-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,289
Posted By henrycyao
While I was research on this topic again, I found...

While I was research on this topic again, I found a post here that seem to suggest this can be solved by resetting the radio.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=764499

I am going...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-01-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,588
Posted By henrycyao
That is awfully dismal view of German car? VW...

That is awfully dismal view of German car? VW sold lots of car with problems. It is not expensive to fix because it was cheap to begin with. I still see bunch of old Jetta and Beetles around. Last I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By henrycyao
Do you have a photo of previous leak? I assumed...

Do you have a photo of previous leak? I assumed you examined the replaced unit.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-21-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By henrycyao
300k miles is very good for any car. My wife's...

300k miles is very good for any car. My wife's friend had a Lexus at around 200k miles. It struggled going up the mountain and eats oil. I am impressed.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-07-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By henrycyao
Here is some hard number that will help you make...

Here is some hard number that will help you make up your mind. My BMW X5 2012 has depreciated $23k based on Edmunds's private party pricing estimate in a little less than 2 years. In any case, $23k...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-27-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By henrycyao
I have just glanced through 2014 Mercedes...

I have just glanced through 2014 Mercedes maintenance schedule. They too recommend a schedule for transmission fluid change.

30k for CLA. 40k for CL, CLS, and SL. 70k for other. Yeah, it would be...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By henrycyao
BMW is getting ripped off from its own...

BMW is getting ripped off from its own stealership network :rofl: I actually I hope they get rid o them and replace them with real recommendation for maintenance. I like Acura's schedule. It is very...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,260
Posted By henrycyao
Tesla can still sell car through internet and...

Tesla can still sell car through internet and deliver directly to your door. That is applicable to all 50 states. What they can not do is sell you at their location, have you pick it up there, and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-23-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,094
Posted By henrycyao
While I was driving, I heard on the radio an ad...

While I was driving, I heard on the radio an ad for BMW 328d lease for $129 a month. I have no doubt the down payment is where they play the trick. However, this will get people's attention on the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-22-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,094
Posted By henrycyao
The number does not look too impressive. I hope...

The number does not look too impressive. I hope diesel sells more. Incidentally, I saw a post on benzworld where one person claimed Costco at their area installed diesel. If they actually did, that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-22-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By henrycyao
The problem was resolved by setting the tire to...

The problem was resolved by setting the tire to the right pressure. I am very close to speed that tire squeal. Keep in mind, that this tire squeal occurs at normally higher limit than most even with...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-21-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,094
Posted By henrycyao
Is there a sales number for the X3d and X5d? Are...

Is there a sales number for the X3d and X5d? Are we sure they sell in high number? Looking at the forum post, it does not seem that there is that much up take in diesel for X3 and X5.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-21-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By henrycyao
I try to google lugging and still got confused....

I try to google lugging and still got confused. What is lugging? How do you know you are lugging? My understanding that you maintain speed when you produce enough work to overcome the loss. So when...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-20-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By henrycyao
Steering Wheel Play. Is this Normal? Video attached

It's the rack and pin. Most likely something got chipped in there would cause a problem. With active steering it could the gear changer. What you should do is see if you feel the dead zoom changed...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-20-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,903
Posted By henrycyao
I cross shopped e70 x5 vs f10 5 series. What put...

I cross shopped e70 x5 vs f10 5 series. What put a red light for me was from long term test results of either car and driver or motor trend. I can't remember which. Basically the wheel got damaged...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-20-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By henrycyao
Actually I found out that difference in tire...

Actually I found out that difference in tire pressure on the back does help with turning. When I changed my tire last time, I assumed the tire shop would put in the pressure recommended by BMW. They...
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