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Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By ard
I had an idea for this as a product 4 years ago...

I had an idea for this as a product 4 years ago when they first were discussing nearfield tech. Tried to get my son to think about it.

What if there was a mode you could set that would alarm when...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By ard
Well, whatever you do- DO NOT do an ED. ;)

Well, whatever you do- DO NOT do an ED.

;)
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,586
Posted By ard
^ Probably too late. Thread was started 4 months...

^ Probably too late. Thread was started 4 months ago.

The nitrogen scam has been perpetuated for one simple reason: profits.

At first it was targeting tire shops and their need to increase...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,889
Posted By ard
But it is rather simple. Inches or degrees, you...

But it is rather simple. Inches or degrees, you want it AS CLOSE TO ZERO AS POSSIBLE BUT NOT ZERO, just a skootch negative. (technical term)

Since BMW specs this at 0.08 +0.08 many shops think...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,631
Posted By ard
Perhaps with 5 adults and 400 lbs of luggage in...

Perhaps with 5 adults and 400 lbs of luggage in the back.

With a 110lb wife and a purse it will not be 50/50

(And when I typed it I almost wrote 55/45... ;) )
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By ard
Hmmm. OK, this seems odd. Or I should say...

Hmmm.

OK, this seems odd. Or I should say 'loss of coolant, 107, and lean code' being tied to ONE fault.

What "service" was done????

Do some research- BMW has a funny way of determining...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By ard
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-01-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,631
Posted By ard
I look at my X5 and based on how it is driven it...

I look at my X5 and based on how it is driven it is clear it is never loaded to design limit- hence I dont do tires at design limit.

There is more weight in the front- my guess is 60/40? So...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-01-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,415
Posted By ard
You will not get due process when BMW controls...

You will not get due process when BMW controls the game.

What is the small claims limit in PA? just file for breach of contract. 4 new rims. Get an estimate from the dealer parts counter. Pay...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-01-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,631
Posted By ard
Nice. More pressure up front. How much...

Nice.

More pressure up front.

How much toe on the rear?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-01-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,889
Posted By ard
Those are odd specs. Why does it let toe range...

Those are odd specs. Why does it let toe range from neg to positive number????

you want 0.02 Toe ***IN** not out.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-01-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By ard
Or maybe it was a hardened steel chisel that the...

Or maybe it was a hardened steel chisel that the pounded on to cut the outer ring off...

:)
Forum: Off-Topic 04-30-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By ard
I know that car ...and the shop that worked on...

I know that car ...and the shop that worked on it.

959 was my teenage dream car. Mindblowing for that time.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-30-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By ard
I was composing while you were! ;)

I was composing while you were!

;)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-30-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By ard
The tank should be covered. The CA warranty says...

The tank should be covered. The CA warranty says 'SCR reagent tank'. SInce they didnt define which, legally either is covered.

Just on principal I woulld argue with the dealer. I will bet...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-30-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,631
Posted By ard
taking your singular experience, or experiences,...

taking your singular experience, or experiences, and presenting it as 'what generally happens' can be a disservice. like when someone gets a red oil pressure warning and people say "dont worry-...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-30-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,889
Posted By ard
So you want 0.01 to 0.02 per tire, each of 4, toe...

So you want 0.01 to 0.02 per tire, each of 4, toe in.

Camber, mid spec and balanced side to side

Caster is whatever.

In terms of 'vary'...yes, perhaps you get 0.01 and 0.03. Or 0.03 and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-30-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,631
Posted By ard
Terrible advice on so many points. The only...

Terrible advice on so many points.

The only thing I agree with is a modern bmw holds alignment well.

If you wait to SEE uneven wear it is way too late; pullyimg and handling issues are only...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-30-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,631
Posted By ard
ha take it to any decent tire store.

ha

take it to any decent tire store.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-30-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,225
Posted By ard
any fine print on the paperwork from th einjector...

any fine print on the paperwork from th einjector 5 repair? in the us, many delaers put it on the back of the invoice
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-30-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,889
Posted By ard
I started a write up on alignment and jut havent...

I started a write up on alignment and jut havent finished it...

The problem isnt "understnding'. It is being firm in communicating your expectations. If you tell a shop to "hit 0.02 on each...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-29-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,889
Posted By ard
I very much disagree with just this sentence.... ...

I very much disagree with just this sentence.... BMW does not align for handling. that is a lie perpetuated by lazy SAs to explain tire wear. They will trot out 'it helps turn in' but really it...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-29-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By ard
I didnt bother to watch to the end, but it seemed...

I didnt bother to watch to the end, but it seemed like they used the dirty towels to clean the room. Then the dirty towels go get laundered- washed and dried. They leave these new cleaned towels in...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-29-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,965
Posted By ard
Or BMW screwed him with a free wash, and he is...

Or BMW screwed him with a free wash, and he is too embarassed to post the trurth after all the bluster from others as to 'what he deserves'
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-29-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By ard
You asked for a legal opinion from a telephone...

You asked for a legal opinion from a telephone agent at BMWFS?

I dont think this is "technically correct".

Your car originally had 100% tread. You will turn it in at 40%. That is not the same...
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