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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,907
Posted By Advocate
Great thread. Keep the comments coming. I'm at...

Great thread. Keep the comments coming. I'm at the point where I'm looking for something other than BMW in the near future. Having owned 4 BMW's over the last several years. Fatigue may be at play. I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-19-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By Advocate
Seems excessive, but my experience the past three...

Seems excessive, but my experience the past three months hasn't been great. On my 2012 X5d with 23,000 miles on it - the check engine light came on. Dealer replaced the mass air flow sensor. The door...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-03-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By Advocate
We're facing minus 4 today and the defrost would...

We're facing minus 4 today and the defrost would not keep up with the snow and ice on blades. It is disappointing. I can't early vehicles performing poorly like this. Share your frustration as I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-23-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,131
Posted By Advocate
I know this topic has been debated a lot, but I...

I know this topic has been debated a lot, but I am running non-run flats for winter set up and the ride is great. When my RFT expire, I'm going with non-RTFs.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-23-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,143
Posted By Advocate
I haven't seen that color combo before. Nice. I...

I haven't seen that color combo before. Nice. I agree with your report on the seats. Great side support too. Good luck with the new X5.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-17-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By Advocate
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,046
Posted By Advocate
Pax, thanks for starting this post. Very...

Pax, thanks for starting this post. Very interesting. After reading this post for the last hour and watching the evening news, I'm going to buy the new Ford F150 before my 4 years/or 50K miles is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By Advocate
Buyers could order the compact spare for $150....

Buyers could order the compact spare for $150. They still can. Even with the run flats. BMW doesn't do this with all vehicles. There was no real option for the 535i. I had to put something together....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By Advocate
Someone with more knowledge may post on this...

Someone with more knowledge may post on this (like Ard). I don't know about the noise. Never had an issue like that. As for Winterizing, I do a very good polish and wax before the snow hits. I also...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By Advocate
I agree. I just put a new snow package on today....

I agree. I just put a new snow package on today. Running Nokian R2 SUV tire this year. No-run flats on 18" stock 210 BMW rims I picked up used. I don't like the look of the rims. If I could get them...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By Advocate
Space grey? Nice and welcome! I have the running...

Space grey? Nice and welcome! I have the running boards, but don't find them helpful. Seem more decorative than functional.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-07-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By Advocate
Welcome. Nice update. TN has mild weather...

Welcome. Nice update. TN has mild weather compared to Upstate NY, so I think your choice of tires will be fine. I'm putting the Hakk snows on this weekend, but need something a bit more aggressive....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By Advocate
I really like the wheels. Considered plastic coat...

I really like the wheels. Considered plastic coat at one point for a cheaper alternative than powder coat. Nice! And welcome.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Advocate
I am about to change out my winter set up running...

I am about to change out my winter set up running Dunlops Graspic DS-3. They ran like rocks due to run flat materials. I never got stuck in snow, but there were plenty of spin outs in snow packed...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-10-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Advocate
I has similar experience with my 2003. Reviewed...

I has similar experience with my 2003. Reviewed all the posts and the BAV video. The cables were actually tucked up and taped to wall by rear glove box similar to your photo D. I could barely reach...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By Advocate
I agree, good post. But you are leaving us...

I agree, good post. But you are leaving us hanging. What are you moving on to?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-04-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By Advocate
Buy a good battery tender and forget about it. I...

Buy a good battery tender and forget about it. I found link below on the current battery tender brand I have. Note that they suggest checking on the unit, so ignore my advise. I've stored my cars...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-24-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,715
Posted By Advocate
Great review. I'm still on the 2012 year model,...

Great review. I'm still on the 2012 year model, and on fence about moving to new X5 model year when I'm ready to trade. However, you review peaked my interest again. Thanks.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-14-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By Advocate
East Bay in California had three units in stock...

East Bay in California had three units in stock when I called their parts department. You may want to give them a call or wait for stock.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-09-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By Advocate
Update

UPDATE: I just updated another post on the Aux Input cable. I retried the install and got it right this time. The center vent came out very easy and the total time it took to reset the cables took...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-09-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By Advocate
Nice. Welcome.

Nice. Welcome.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-09-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By Advocate
UPDATE: I finally figured things out. I decided...

UPDATE: I finally figured things out. I decided to review my initial install. Removed vent (which came out with ease this time) and reviewed how the aux plug was plugging into the head unit. On my...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-06-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By Advocate
Post update when you can. Welcome.

Post update when you can. Welcome.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-04-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By Advocate
kuangjinqi, welcome to the site. I have been...

kuangjinqi, welcome to the site. I have been lurking on the X5 forums for a few years, but just picked up a 2003 Z4. Fun car and I just upgraded the aux input ashtray kit. I'm in the NE area and most...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-04-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By Advocate
jcutrell, Thanks for responding. I don't...

jcutrell, Thanks for responding. I don't understand your suggestion. The plug was purchased from BMW as factory unit. Do you think I plugged it in the back of the radio wrong or a pin in the plug...
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