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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 06:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 686
Posted By ard
Dealer likely knows these ultralow miles will...

Dealer likely knows these ultralow miles will attract a specific kind of buyer. They will not make massive price cuts. The SF bay area is not a great place to shop.

Youve had black cars before I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By ard
you can always add distilled water if you donr...

you can always add distilled water if you donr have bmw coolant. when you add coolant you should add equal amount of water anyway.

dont mix coolants. if the car has bmw coolant, add that.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By ard
Classic electric water pump failure symptoms. ...

Classic electric water pump failure symptoms. Search for those terms, you will find good info. I don't recall any detailed DIYs though...

Do not drive it. You WILL get stranded, imo

Oh,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By ard
why dealer for all this?

why dealer for all this?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By ard
Hence my point. If OP said "I head up to tahoe...

Hence my point. If OP said "I head up to tahoe (Mt Hood) every weekend", I'd reply "no problem, either motor will be fine"
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By ard
I was primarily referencing his second part,...

I was primarily referencing his second part, which I quoted above

I have no doubt BMW put it in the SIB. I dont believe there is a good, credible reason a higher capacity can't be used. 92 amp...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By ard
You going to answer the next question?? From...

You going to answer the next question??

From bmw or a local dealership 'thing'?

Tied to financing??
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Yesterday, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,695
Posted By ard
What does your lease document say? You could...

What does your lease document say? You could file a quick small claims action to get their attention
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By ard
Agree It isn't a gas vs diesel thing. You...

Agree

It isn't a gas vs diesel thing. You can have EGR and secondary air issues, as well as fuel shear and wear in ANY engine driven exclusively shirt distances. The engine is always cool, never...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By ard
But then bmw is saying. Those folks with pre...

But then bmw is saying. Those folks with pre 10/2011 builds are just SOL? Smaller battery is ok? Won't cause a repeat of the injector failure and timing chain wear? ;)

I am VERY suspicious of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-27-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By ard
Really??? Technically I wonder how the...

Really???

Technically I wonder how the larger capacity wouldnt work.

Not doubting the TSB says 'earlier cars have no setting'..just wondering if that is of any consequence. But then again, BMW...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-27-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Posted By ard
so much fail.

so much fail.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-27-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 686
Posted By ard
You wont know what the car has until you demand a...

You wont know what the car has until you demand a Vehicle Report from them. It will list the warranty. You could call them, or email them, but if they make a mistake...

"should I consider...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-27-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 686
Posted By ard
You need to understand one absolute truth: A...

You need to understand one absolute truth:

A BMW dealer will be the most expensive place to buy a car.
A car dealer will be less.
Private party is the cheapest.

The item is the item. It is a...
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 03-27-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By ard
I do all my hacking from there...

I do all my hacking from there...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-27-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 542
Posted By ard
Im a bit of an aviation nut and have followed...

Im a bit of an aviation nut and have followed this on airliners.net since post 1. Now up to ~3000 posts. pretty incredible story to watch unflold.

The interesting thing to note is the FAA...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-27-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 542
Posted By ard
And do tell us how this 'regular examination' of...

And do tell us how this 'regular examination' of a pilots' life would result in safer air travel.

It is easy to take this one even and say "had we done A, B and C we would have caught this"... and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-27-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 686
Posted By ard
recognize the 'elite' is an inferior warranty.

recognize the 'elite' is an inferior warranty.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-26-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By ard
Yeah, sorry. Just a broad comment....OP was...

Yeah, sorry. Just a broad comment....OP was getting info from the manual, conflating 'exhaust gas values' with 'exhaust gas valve' and didnt want him to get led astray...

all good:thumbup:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-25-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By ard
If OP has the car, why waste time crying now? ...

If OP has the car, why waste time crying now? Done deal. Period.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-25-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By ard
Wait. You bought a used car from...

Wait. You bought a used car from who-knows-where, with some unknown history, with no prior inspection, probably with a air suspension problem....and you think this is BMWs fault???
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-24-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By ard
Some horrible advice here. 1. The owners...

Some horrible advice here.

1. The owners manual says GENERALLY when there is any of hundreds of faults that MIGHT result in increased emissions values, the light is illuminated.

It does not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-24-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 693
Posted By ard
I was with you part of the way, but the whole...

I was with you part of the way, but the whole 'fear of repeating the campaign' thing seems- (and please dont take offense) a bit off the mark.

I am OK with an assertion that somehow something was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-24-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By ard
1. think about second opinions. 2. X5s will...

1. think about second opinions.

2. X5s will do an odd thing where one vent blows cold and the other warm as the system drops freon. NO AC system should lose freon, so it IS a sign of a leak. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-24-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 693
Posted By ard
Just because BMW is recommending replacing the...

Just because BMW is recommending replacing the battery every time you drive (ok, ok, every oil change or two)...does NOT MEAN IT WILL FAIL that soon.

I expect to see every 4-7 years, based on use...
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