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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-21-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 406
Posted By RPsX5d
A question (could be a dumb one!) and a comment ....

A question (could be a dumb one!) and a comment . . .

I agree with the comment these wear amounts are too small to matter. This could be an issue if the fronts are near minimum and you got a...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-21-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By RPsX5d
Below is a YouTube clip that shows you how to do...

Below is a YouTube clip that shows you how to do it on an E70. I suspect it is the same for the F15s.

Just remember if you paid for an oil change out of pocket and you did a reset then the *free*...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-13-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By RPsX5d
My suggestion - NO to tire warranty from...

My suggestion - NO to tire warranty from BMW/Dealer. Self insure it on the factory installed tires, when you replace the factory installed tires get a tire warranty from one of the better tire shops...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-10-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By RPsX5d
OP, this is a known problem with these cars and...

OP, this is a known problem with these cars and extensively discussed on various threads. I had the same exact problem - mine started around 6,000 miles, third attempt to fix it finally solved this...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-04-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks. Yes I too was quite fascinated with this...

Thanks. Yes I too was quite fascinated with this technology . . . I am not a big fan of coding the car to do things that are not factory-original. Intelligent headlights is one case where I might...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-04-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By RPsX5d
Interesting! I did not know that . . . does this...

Interesting! I did not know that . . . does this feature violate one or more U.S. regulations related to the headlamps?

Curiosity question - whey they "code" this feature in - aren't they doing...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-03-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By RPsX5d
Not a F15 owner - yet! :) Currently I have a...

Not a F15 owner - yet! :) Currently I have a 2011 E70 diesel with automatic high beam assistant - LOVE IT!

I believe if you get the LED headlight option you will also get the Intelligent...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-28-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By RPsX5d
Ipcapital - thanks for the quick response. ...

Ipcapital - thanks for the quick response.

Thanks for confirming we don't have a water-cooled turbo and an electric water pump. That eliminates that line of thinking.

Not sure about a cooling...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-28-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By RPsX5d
"High Battery Drain" Message After Trickle Charging Overnight

I am hoping one of the experts on this forum can point me in the right direction with this issue.

I have a MY2011 35d (purchased in July 2010). Battery is now close to 4 years old.

Lately I...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-25-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By RPsX5d
I have a E70 diesel (2011MY) . . . response...

I have a E70 diesel (2011MY) . . . response should be applicable for F15 as well.

The diesel is the same for commercial trucks and light duty diesels like the X5 - No. 2 ultra low sulfur diesel...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-22-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By RPsX5d
I used Menzerna Powerlock...

I used Menzerna Powerlock (http://www.menzernausa.com/menzerna-automotive.htm) about three weeks ago and I was VERY happy with the results. yes I did two coats (after doing the citrus wash, claying,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-17-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By RPsX5d
Here is the link...

Here is the link (http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/connected_drive_services/mobile_devices/bluetooth_software_update.html).
Forum: The Detail Department 03-09-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By RPsX5d
From what I have seen so far (and I am no...

From what I have seen so far (and I am no detailing expert!) I agree with you.

For me time is the biggest constraint - I can only do this once (at most twice) a year . . . too early to say how...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-09-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By RPsX5d
+1000! :thumbup: A couple of weeks ago I...

+1000! :thumbup:

A couple of weeks ago I used Menzerna PowerLock for the first time on my wife's car - black. Results were phenomenal! For the longest time I did the traditional thing - citrus...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-05-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By RPsX5d
+1 Yes these seats are VERY comfortable (one...

+1

Yes these seats are VERY comfortable (one of the best I have had) . . . and yes it takes a while to get them adjusted properly - I kept adjusting it on a 1+ hour ride . . . now they are...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-03-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By RPsX5d
Not sure I am reading your question right . . . ...

Not sure I am reading your question right . . .

Trim is different from what I was referring to. Trim are the pieces you can get in Poplar, Fineline, Aluminum hexagon, etc etc.

What I am...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By RPsX5d
I too had a similar problem - it finally got...

I too had a similar problem - it finally got traced to an evaporator leak - over 50% of refrigerant had leaked!

Yes I too started to notice this via sweaty palms - high humidity. These X5s are...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-03-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By RPsX5d
OP - nicely optioned! A few things I missed...

OP - nicely optioned!

A few things I missed that you may want to consider . . .

Dynamic Handling Package - pricey - but it will make a world of difference on how the X5d feels - contrary to...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-02-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,054
Posted By RPsX5d
For those that are not familiar with intelligent...

For those that are not familiar with intelligent headlights - here it is (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tajs8sqfOQY).

Pretty cool . . . yes I would get it when I buy my next X5.

I currently...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-02-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By RPsX5d
As others have mentioned - width has zero impact...

As others have mentioned - width has zero impact on drivetrain (I have had my Option 214 20 inch staggered configuration...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By RPsX5d
Point well taken. I too ran some rough...

Point well taken.

I too ran some rough calculations when I first heard of it (multiple folks have said the same thing) . . . and broadly came to the same conclusion . . . not much different than...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By RPsX5d
Building on ard's comment - this is why you don't...

Building on ard's comment - this is why you don't want to put a new pair of tires on the rear axle (or the front axle) . . . the diameter difference between new and old (worn) tires 'could' be large...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-26-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 984
Posted By RPsX5d
I have yet to use Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner...

I have yet to use Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner (http://www.autogeek.net/sonax-bogo.html) therefore cannot answer your question definitively.

That said, I read a post sometime ago (can't find...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-25-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By RPsX5d
Yes I too used to do the same - a simple car wash...

Yes I too used to do the same - a simple car wash with dishwashing liquid, rinse and dry. Ended up with a ton of swirl marks! Always thought swirl marks were a given for a daily-driver unless you...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-23-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 984
Posted By RPsX5d
Yes the type of cleaner is key - Meguiar’s Wheel...

Yes the type of cleaner is key - Meguiar’s Wheel Brightener (http://www.autogeek.net/meguiar-s-wheel-brightener.html). This stuff is VERY strong (yes it will stain the concrete on your driveway!) ....
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