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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By FredoinSF
Hot climate option???

I'm pretty sure all U.S. cars have that due to extreme climate - compared to Deutschland.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-02-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By FredoinSF
Sorry, but not detailed enough to be helpful IMO....

Sorry, but not detailed enough to be helpful IMO. What year is your X5? Which engine is in it? How many miles? Which gaskets failed and at what mileage? Who fixed them? How much did you spend?...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-02-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By FredoinSF
You did not mention the ago of the car. A...

You did not mention the ago of the car. A failing battery will cause all kinds of weird errors. If it's more than 4 years old it's suspect.

Going to the dealer will set you back $500 (give or...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-01-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By FredoinSF
Brakes

Not a hard job, and great way to justify spending $500 on yourself due to the money you saved on that brake job (that's how I rationalize some of my spending sprees...).
I subscribe to...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By FredoinSF
Turn signal stalk

Turn signal stalk
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By FredoinSF
Waze app has saved my bacon many times. Only...

Waze app has saved my bacon many times. Only thing I use.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-31-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 494
Posted By FredoinSF
Here is a 6 speed that came up on eBay. I think...

Here is a 6 speed that came up on eBay. I think price is a tad high but mileage is reasonable, it looks clean, it has pearl leather (softest I have seen in any BMW), Logic 7 sound, HUD, and 3...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-31-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By FredoinSF
I can't explain that. As I stated I am not an...

I can't explain that. As I stated I am not an expert with auto transmission, but I do believe your problem is transmission rather than engine related. I would guess (operative word is guess) that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-31-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By FredoinSF
The CA coverage level has been adopted by several...

The CA coverage level has been adopted by several other states. Check your own state rules on this. Simple Google search would bring it up.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-31-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By FredoinSF
Your thread title says engine problem but I would...

Your thread title says engine problem but I would say you have a transmission problem. I am no expert on auto transmissions, but most of the problems with the unit in your car is related a leak from...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-30-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By FredoinSF
They all have weak points. Some have experienced...

They all have weak points. Some have experienced emissions issues with diesel, some have drivetrain issues with the gassers.
The one I would stay away from is the V8. BMW V8s are fantastic to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-30-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By FredoinSF
Agree, they got their money which is why they...

Agree, they got their money which is why they feel comfortable charging this much: people pay it.
At this point toss it off as learning experience and find an independent BMW repairer with high...
Forum: European Delivery 07-30-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 8,884
Posted By FredoinSF
Got a call from a giddy Sales Manager telling me...

Got a call from a giddy Sales Manager telling me the car was at the dealership ready for pickup today!

Unfortunately, nothing has changed on our side and we can't pick it up until next Thursday -...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-30-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By FredoinSF
1: is it likely that the battery died overnight...

1: is it likely that the battery died overnight when there were no signs of weakening?
It is possible. I will draw a parallel with my E46 and E63. The battery on the E46 died after driving it to a...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 494
Posted By FredoinSF
What BMW_Stu is going through is exactly the...

What BMW_Stu is going through is exactly the reason why I decided to keep my E63 after I had a temporary moment of insanity and had it sold just a few weeks back. I figured it's the last of the...
Forum: European Delivery 07-29-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 8,884
Posted By FredoinSF
It's on a truck!!! It's on a truck!!!!! :clap: ...

It's on a truck!!! It's on a truck!!!!! :clap:

It showed up on United Road site when I checked yesterday afternoon so it should be at the dealer sometime today I presume. Unfortunately, the...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By FredoinSF
I believe you meant 630i, not 639i. Europe also...

I believe you meant 630i, not 639i.
Europe also had a M57 diesel powered version, I believe it was 635d but can't recall for sure. I once did a head snap double take type move when I heard a diesel...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-26-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,411
Posted By FredoinSF
Hopefully the lawyers have better fish to fry...

Hopefully the lawyers have better fish to fry than pursuing some poor guy who got suckered into a SULEV car and tried to save 5 grand to keep it rolling. CA's motto / tag line is the Golden State,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-25-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,123
Posted By FredoinSF
^^^ The M57 diesel has a dipstick. 2 and...

^^^
The M57 diesel has a dipstick.

2 and 3 are true and understandable if they are deal breaker. You can get a spare in an X5, but not with third row and I know that's a must have for you.

4...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-25-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By FredoinSF
Cylinder order on 4 and 6 cylinder BMWs is front...

Cylinder order on 4 and 6 cylinder BMWs is front to rear with 1 being in front. F
For reference, firing order is 1 5 3 6 2 4.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By FredoinSF
645 or 650?

I assume you have done some some research and are familiar with the common maladies of the N62. If answer is yes, at this stage in the lifecycle of these cars, the sweet spot would be finding one...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By FredoinSF
[emoji15][emoji15]. NO!! You heard and felt a...

[emoji15][emoji15]. NO!!
You heard and felt a clunk that resulted in immediate brake warning, the red one. You figure it out first BEFORE you drive the car on public roads, not the other way around.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,411
Posted By FredoinSF
SULEV is not mandated for that year vehicle so...

SULEV is not mandated for that year vehicle so don't see how, although anything is possible.
The only way this would come up is during smog test. It's been greatly simplified. On newer cars they...
Forum: European Delivery 07-24-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 8,884
Posted By FredoinSF
No idea. Was at industry conference all week so...

No idea. Was at industry conference all week so no time check and nothing from dealer.
Was really hoping it would be here by now cuz with our schedule it might be nearly two weeks before we can...
Forum: European Delivery 07-23-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 8,884
Posted By FredoinSF
Congrats. So happy it's back in your hands.

Congrats. So happy it's back in your hands.
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