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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By FredoinSF
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 645
Posted By FredoinSF
Someone at the dealer must be reading this...

Someone at the dealer must be reading this thread. it's $43k now.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 05:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,381
Posted By FredoinSF
Thanks for the tip on the pricing app. Going to...

Thanks for the tip on the pricing app. Going to try it out. Wish I had it when I did the cooling system refresh on the E46 last summer!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By FredoinSF
I've met several great friends from Central...

I've met several great friends from Central Valley. Good people indeed. Can't drive by that gas station without thinking of that day. I was getting a lot of weird / are you for real looks. Talk about...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By FredoinSF
Dealer is less than accommodating but with that...

Dealer is less than accommodating but with that being the case, pull it out of there. Unclogging these things is the easiest job in the world.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By FredoinSF
or gas money. Once was driving from SF to Fresno...

or gas money. Once was driving from SF to Fresno when the car was less than a year old and ended low on gas in Chowchilla. I pull into a gas station and no wallet, no cash, no dinero. Here I am...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By FredoinSF
My first call would be Bavarian professionals. ...

My first call would be Bavarian professionals. I'm not sure how much diesel experience they have, but it's the only place I would trust for anything other than dumb bolt on parts. Ask for Michael...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By FredoinSF
I would try independents as well. Bill Arnold in...

I would try independents as well. Bill Arnold in San Rafael and Bavarian Professionals in Berkeley.
I've been going to Bav Pros for many years and while their labor rate is not the lowest, they...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By FredoinSF
Let me guess, a yellow triangle with a partial...

Let me guess, a yellow triangle with a partial circle on it? It represents traction warning, basically it means the alphabet soup of safety nannies was activating to help you maintain traction and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,097
Posted By FredoinSF
Everyone here will have a different opinion. ...

Everyone here will have a different opinion.

The 35i is fine under most circumstances and since it was the price leader, there are plenty of them around.
The 35d is better on fuel and a better...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By FredoinSF
So the aftermarket kill switch wiring caused the...

So the aftermarket kill switch wiring caused the no start problem?

If yes not a surprise to me. If it's starting after having it disconnected I would not even try reconnecting it.
Forum: European Delivery 02-25-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By FredoinSF
The earlier the better if there is a specific...

The earlier the better if there is a specific date you want / need. We ordered 1about 90 days in advance for a May delivery and got first choice.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-25-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,292
Posted By FredoinSF
We went for it on the 428i we have on ED order...

We went for it on the 428i we have on ED order and it was really the only option we were on the fence about. Initially we did not select it since it's basically going to be a commute car, but we...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By FredoinSF
Interesting options combo. Congratulations and...

Interesting options combo. Congratulations and welcome!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-25-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 713
Posted By FredoinSF
BMW changed the interval from 15 to 12k for a...

BMW changed the interval from 15 to 12k for a reason: 15k was too long. Nothing else changed. Not the oil, not the engine, nothing. Given that I have four 15k intervals cars in the garage, I don't...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 645
Posted By FredoinSF
I would get it inspected by competent BMW...

I would get it inspected by competent BMW independent specialist and if all ok proceed.
First thing I would do is change "life time" fluids for trans, transfer case, and diffs then drive happy.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-24-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 713
Posted By FredoinSF
Do what you did on your 530. I do 7500 mile...

Do what you did on your 530.
I do 7500 mile intervals on gassers and 6000 miles on the diesel. I keep cars the long haul and planning doing same thing when the 4 convertible joins the fleet.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By FredoinSF
Search N62, N62 coolant pipe, N62 valve stem...

Search N62, N62 coolant pipe, N62 valve stem seals, N62 oil leak

N62 is the code for the engine in the 4.8i.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Sticky: DIY and How-To
Views: 8,841
Posted By FredoinSF
Front brake pads, rotors, sensor, and reset from...

Front brake pads, rotors, sensor, and reset from "AskTheCarExperts". This guy is always very detailed. I followed his videos when I did the cooling system refresh on the E46 and the level of detail...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-22-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By FredoinSF
Pictures or it did not happen. Kidding,...

Pictures or it did not happen.

Kidding, congratulations on the new car.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By FredoinSF
I am both sorry and shocked that they had the...

I am both sorry and shocked that they had the gall to present you with such a labor charge to diagnose such a basic mechanical component. They are either highly incompetent or dishonest in their...
Forum: European Delivery 02-21-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By FredoinSF
I believe it's every port along the West Coast. ...

I believe it's every port along the West Coast. Loading and unloading were supposed to resume last week but there was a technicality and things are still held up. On local SF news the focus is the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By FredoinSF
^^^^ Agree with all of above and would add that...

^^^^ Agree with all of above and would add that the mechanic who said that registration was not "needed" was half right and half wrong. It's not needed per se as the new battery will start the car...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By FredoinSF
Differentials normally get noisy before they...

Differentials normally get noisy before they fail, a whiny sort of sound. Anything like that? They also typically last the life of the car (yes, even on a BMW) if they get fresh fluid every once in...
Forum: European Delivery 02-21-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By FredoinSF
Anyone's car held up during the port strike?

Reading news of port strike brings back memories of 2002 when my ED E46 was sitting on ship outside the port in CA for a couple of weeks. There was a similar strike going on at the time. Made the...
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