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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-01-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By VintageRacer477
Set of new pads for rears, used for fronts is all...

Set of new pads for rears, used for fronts is all I have.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-22-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By VintageRacer477
X5d Brake Pads For Sale

I'm cleaning out my garage & finding all kinds of parts from my MGB's, Alfas, Turner and even my X3 & X5d. All those vehicles are long gone now. Putting things on fleaBay. But, just remembered my...
Forum: Classic Bimmers 07-03-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,623
Posted By VintageRacer477
Seeking 2002

As noted in "Running Board" discussion I sold my Turner race car, then the trailer and had the fantastic X5d with nothing to pull. So started looking around for the Porsche I always wanted. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-03-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,900
Posted By VintageRacer477
Danny & All, I sold the Turner race car to...

Danny & All,

I sold the Turner race car to someone in the UK, the trailer to a guy in Atlanta and traded the X5d for a Maserati GranTurismo after spending 6 months searching for a white 2009...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-16-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,209
Posted By VintageRacer477
After 13,000+ miles and daily wheel cleaning, I...

After 13,000+ miles and daily wheel cleaning, I gave up on the OE pads.

I called Andy Porterfield, long time racer and owner of Porterfield Enterprises. Told him of my problem and need for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-16-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,097
Posted By VintageRacer477
I too tired of daily cleaning of brake dust from...

I too tired of daily cleaning of brake dust from the wheels of my E70 X5d. Absolutely the WORST dusting I have ever had with any car or SUV. (This is my 4th BMW)

My solution was to replace the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-16-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,066
Posted By VintageRacer477
Part # AP 1294 Fits E70 front. For other...

Part # AP 1294 Fits E70 front.

For other applications, call Andy or Wendy at: 949-548-4470. Tell them I suggested you contact them.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-16-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,066
Posted By VintageRacer477
Still no chip. Been too busy at work. Have...

Still no chip. Been too busy at work. Have decided next project will be lowering with H&R springs & links, and painting the black plastic body color (white).

Meanwhile, 2 weekends ago I replaced...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-11-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,679
Posted By VintageRacer477
A separate issue.

A separate issue.
Forum: The Detail Department 04-10-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 105,195
Posted By VintageRacer477
The wheelsa on my X5d looked like these on "Day...

The wheelsa on my X5d looked like these on "Day One" 8 months ago. And, then again last weekend when I removed them & spent hours cleaning them after replacing the lousy OE pads with Porterfield...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-10-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,679
Posted By VintageRacer477
I don't pay much attention to the computerized...

I don't pay much attention to the computerized reminder as I change oil & filter every 5,000 miles.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,066
Posted By VintageRacer477
Hey, Lunable. You're towing about same...

Hey, Lunable.

You're towing about same weight I do with the race car. From here to Savannah I don't remember total mpg. But, I think it was about 15 at average 75 mpg. On one stretch at 50 mph,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-06-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,522
Posted By VintageRacer477
I believe it is 6600 lbs.

I believe it is 6600 lbs.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,522
Posted By VintageRacer477
I don't know the Tekonsha P3. But, it seems to...

I don't know the Tekonsha P3. But, it seems to have odd connectors. I use an old Reese Pilot that I have had in previous vehicles. (Photos below.) Use the BMW hitch kit-supplied connector. Buy...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,878
Posted By VintageRacer477
Practice makes perfect. When we lived in...

Practice makes perfect.

When we lived in Connecticut, I used to do the same thing & included my wife & daughter. We practiced in a big parking lot on the first snow. It helped me in spin...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-04-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,878
Posted By VintageRacer477
I was there too, This Florida driver made it up...

I was there too, This Florida driver made it up Connecticut hills covered with snow & ice with no problem. Caution stopping and turning was the order of the day. But, despite 6 years away from...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-04-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By VintageRacer477
PK: I hope you get an answer. I asked a...

PK:

I hope you get an answer. I asked a similar question a few months ago & so far no one has replied with their experience with them.

After driving around your Tri-State area last week, I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-04-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By VintageRacer477
I spoke to someone from Eibach at the PRI Show...

I spoke to someone from Eibach at the PRI Show last month. He insisted that their springs are no stiffer than stock, just shorter. But, one of the sites I found says otherwise.

After getting my...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-03-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,667
Posted By VintageRacer477
Only Navis I've used have been last year in...

Only Navis I've used have been last year in Germany in 318d and since in our E350 & this X5d. No real problem in 318d. And, we don't use it much in Merc as it's generally locally-driven. BUT,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-03-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,209
Posted By VintageRacer477
X5d MPG

Just back from 3,434 mile trip to/from NY/NJ/CT. Mostly highway. But, also a lot of local stop & go, idling to keep warm, stop & go on I-95 pre-Christmas. Generally ran at about 80 mph. Averaged...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-07-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 29,962
Posted By VintageRacer477
Luna: You miss the point. Many of us like...

Luna:

You miss the point. Many of us like to work on our own vehicles. And, if we can save a couple of hundred $$ in the process - that's a plus. Let's us buy more and/or better wine or beer.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-27-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 40,828
Posted By VintageRacer477
I use the same controller on my X5d that I had...

I use the same controller on my X5d that I had been using for 5 years on my X3. Original cost was about $70. It is hard wired.

You may want to check out the wireless controllers. I've seen...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-20-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,209
Posted By VintageRacer477
Now at 5100 miles on X5d. Last tank-full...

Now at 5100 miles on X5d.

Last tank-full averaged 19.1 on computer, 19.3 actual. This was c. 140 miles of highway driving at 60 - 75 mph posted limits - got 28.3 mpg (31 mpg at 60 mph for 1st 12...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,052
Posted By VintageRacer477
Absolutely! During first 3,000 miles best I saw...

Absolutely! During first 3,000 miles best I saw was 26 mpg. At 5,100 miles now, I just did the SAME road (Courtney Campbell Causeway between Clearwater & Tampa) and got 31 mpg at SAME speed - 60...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-20-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By VintageRacer477
Ahh! Memories. Once stayed at Blackberry River...

Ahh! Memories. Once stayed at Blackberry River Inn. Froze our butts off.

Despite other local-road options, I always loved Rt. 8 from the Merritt Parkway to Torrington. Then Rt 4 west to 63...
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