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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-14-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,665
Posted By stimulus
Fuel filter?

I recently had a Reduced Power event and had to pull over. Got the X5d restarted and went straight to the dealer. They replaced fuel filter, fuel filter heater and the fuel tank pump. There was a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-07-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,015
Posted By stimulus
The iPhone app is splendid

I use the BMW Remote app on my iPhone 4S all the time. The Google Local Search lets you pull the address from your Contacts, paste an address into the search field or use the Microphone on the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-31-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 951
Posted By stimulus
Running Vredestein Wintrac 235/60-18

I put these on a set of 210 wheels that came with my X5. Locally, Direct Tire and Auto carry Vredestein so I bought them and had them installed.

There was a big storm on Jan 21 2011. Memorable...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-16-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By stimulus
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-07-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,717
Posted By stimulus
SCR Metering Valve issue with Happy Ending

I have a 2009 X5d with 66k miles. The only major repairs I have had were related to the emissions and exhaust - DEF tank, EGR valve come to mind. All done under warranty with a smile.

My check...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-02-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,923
Posted By stimulus
No regrets

I bought a 2009 X5d service loaner in Sep 2009. I have 66K miles with few problems. I have had a DEF tank replaced under warranty and recently had the "cabin exhaust smell" problem fixed under...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-15-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,827
Posted By stimulus
Been there

You have a couple choices. I had the same issue with 2009 X5 but connecting to new iPhone 4S. You can extend the BMW Y cable using a "iPhone Male to Female Dock Extender" cable and there are a few...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,540
Posted By stimulus
I used a Western Digital Passport 120GB drive -...

I used a Western Digital Passport 120GB drive - USB powered from 2007. It worked fine, but every time you add music the car reads the new index and it was very slow. Perhaps newer disks are faster.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-10-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By stimulus
All in with Vredestein

Put the Ultrac Sessanta on in April - staggered 19" set. Vast improvement in noise and handling over the Michelin RFT 18". I also have the Wintrac 4 Xtreme for winter on the stock Style 210...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-28-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,218
Posted By stimulus
check the connections

I have had the same message before and it turned out I had not solidly plugged in the connectors. First time I removed JBD for service and got the warning. I emailed Terry and he helped me figure...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-24-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By stimulus
I drive around Boston 50% and highway 50%. 50K...

I drive around Boston 50% and highway 50%. 50K miles in two years. Average 18mpg to 19mpg mixed but on long highway runs I have hit 28mpg. Spirited driving as they say.

One advantage to diesel...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-24-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,805
Posted By stimulus
I bought X5d at Peabody but live in Framingham so...

I bought X5d at Peabody but live in Framingham so I my last few service calls have been at BMW Sudbury. No problems at Peabody ( Centennial Drive ) and they really helped me on a tire warranty...
Forum: New England Region - MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT 10-18-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By stimulus
WheelDynamix in Natick

My experience is with X5 wheels and tires and suspension. They get some very high end cars in the shop. They also do detailing and tinting.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-01-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,454
Posted By stimulus
Thanks for the heads up. I just had a service...

Thanks for the heads up. I just had a service visit a few weeks ago, they never mentioned this.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-06-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,992
Posted By stimulus
I use foobar2000

If you have flac files you can convert to WMA-Lossless using foobar2000. You have to configure the Converter component as follows:

Encoder = C:\Program Files\Windows Media...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-25-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,111
Posted By stimulus
Two X535d filling up at the same time!

I too have been warned many times. Mostly by diesel truck drivers just trying to be helpful.

I was visiting my sister near Newton, NJ. I pulled into a station on 206 ( I think ) with separate...
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 06-11-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,633
Posted By stimulus
Happy customer

Patrick gave me the best pricing and worked it out so no sales tax.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-21-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By stimulus
Extended Warranty and diesels

Good Morning:

I have a 2009 X35d with 48000 miles and drive a lot in my job. This is the finest vehicle I have ever owned and no problems except some DEF sensor and subsequently one of the tanks...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-12-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,761
Posted By stimulus
Sorry - 21" There is a great looking example in this thread

http://www.xoutpost.com/classifieds/bmw-sav-items-sale/79964-new-bmw-x5-21-style-215s-black-ferric-grey.html
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-15-2011, 04:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,533
Posted By stimulus
Irving Diesel - 45 cetane

I have seen 45 cetane stickers on a couple Irving Oil diesel pumps in the eastern Massachusetts area.

Anecdotally I am getting better mileage with Irving, so that is now my preferred fill up.
Forum: New England Region - MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT 01-24-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,396
Posted By stimulus
Scrub a Dub in Brighton

I think it is on Market Street.

I also fill up at a Gulf in downtown Framingham on Hollis St. that has self serve wash.

Also, LaserWash in Southborough on Rte 30. Its not cheap but a quick...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-22-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,484
Posted By stimulus
Irving Diesel experience

I have been filling up the 2009 X5d with Irving recently. My average ( I reset each fill up) mileage in and around Boston and surrounding area has been 20 mpg to 22 mpg. Several long trips to NJ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By stimulus
Did not give a good feeling of confidence

I had these on my X5d last winter. They had about 15000 miles on them at the first snow. I drive around New England in my job.

This is my first X5 so I cant compare any other tires to the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-23-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,484
Posted By stimulus
I have started filling up at the Citgo on 135. I...

I have started filling up at the Citgo on 135. I think my mileage is incrementally better but my driving varies from long highway to lots of Boston in town driving.

The Citgo pump says Premium,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-19-2010, 05:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,805
Posted By stimulus
Ok.

Ok.
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