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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 01:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 681
Posted By FredoinSF
Sorry if I missed it but which engine is in your...

Sorry if I missed it but which engine is in your X5? Coupons / specials usually not honored on diesel and V8. V8 requires more oil, diesel oil service includes DEF fill which is way overpriced at...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By FredoinSF
Hello and welcome. The vast majority of people...

Hello and welcome. The vast majority of people here are in the US so guiding you to the value of your car in your locale is going to difficult.
That being said, similar car selling principles will...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-28-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,816
Posted By FredoinSF
$3.65 in San Ramon CA yesterday. Chevron across...

$3.65 in San Ramon CA yesterday. Chevron across the street was $3.75 - about a mile from Chevron's headquarters.
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-28-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 681
Posted By FredoinSF
Complicated?? Which motor is in your X5 and what...

Complicated?? Which motor is in your X5 and what video did you watch?

If you have a 6 cylinder gas engine, that would be the easiest oil change you will ever do.
If you have the diesel, you nee...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-28-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By FredoinSF
I figured it was a 328. Glad you got the car...

I figured it was a 328.

Glad you got the car back and hopefully all will be good from this point forward.

Cheers!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6,104
Views: 1,039,400
Posted By FredoinSF
^^^^ Congratulations, looks clean.

^^^^ Congratulations, looks clean.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-28-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 575
Posted By FredoinSF
SF, no snow indeed Reno Tahoe area, lots of...

SF, no snow indeed
Reno Tahoe area, lots of snow normally

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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-28-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 253
Posted By FredoinSF
There was a recent post either here or on diesel...

There was a recent post either here or on diesel forum where the owner cleaned the tank and sensor. That did not last. If memory serves correctly he traced it to a failed resistor and made his own....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 575
Posted By FredoinSF
Not sure I get it. We have a season called...

Not sure I get it. We have a season called winter. Normally we get snow (sometimes lots of it) but Ma Nature has been a little temperamental these past couple of years.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 575
Posted By FredoinSF
My previous SUV barely averaged 15MPG and I was...

My previous SUV barely averaged 15MPG and I was refueling every 2-300 miles .
The X5 has averaged 24MPG since day 1 and I routinely goes 550 miles per tank. That means I can fill up in Reno, drive...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By FredoinSF
False code? Has not been a 325 in the US since...

False code?
Has not been a 325 in the US since 2006.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By FredoinSF
It's not in all the way.

It's not in all the way.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By FredoinSF
Nice cars. X5 is same color combo as mine.

Nice cars. X5 is same color combo as mine.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By FredoinSF
dilute 50/50 with distilled water.

dilute 50/50 with distilled water.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By FredoinSF
Not a member of the "other board", but count me...

Not a member of the "other board", but count me as interested.

Thoughts on whether this should be reversed before a smog inspection. Washoe county NV has yearly inspections.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By FredoinSF
Nothing to worry about, seriously... The...

Nothing to worry about, seriously...

The cover lifts up from the front, just a small amount of pressure lifts it up, there are two tabs in back so once you have the front lifted off pull it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By FredoinSF
Finding a car that has low miles, desirable...

Finding a car that has low miles, desirable options, a history and no major red flags found during professional inspection is worth more money if it's a type of car you really want. So long as it's...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By FredoinSF
That does not bother me one bit. My side is...

That does not bother me one bit. My side is usually set at 69, SO at 72. Life is good.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By FredoinSF
Welcome, and sorry about the trouble with the new...

Welcome, and sorry about the trouble with the new to you X5.

Most of the diesel emissions issues reported on diesel forum are on the 335d and related to carbon build up (CBU). Either the X5 is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-24-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By FredoinSF
Congrats on your first N63 oil change, sounds...

Congrats on your first N63 oil change, sounds like the previous owner or the monkey he hired had no idea what he was doing. I've had same problem even when oil was changed at the dealer while the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-24-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By FredoinSF
Or you could also have coolant pipe o ring...

Or you could also have coolant pipe o ring failure. Coolant accumulates in the valley of the engine and seeps out via weep hole. I that's that case you should see evidence of coolant on the font of...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By FredoinSF
I got a fix it ticket and needed it quick so I...

I got a fix it ticket and needed it quick so I bought from local dealer. Was about $50 with BMW CCA discount. Could probably have gotten cheaper from getBMWparts or other but the part is not that...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By FredoinSF
One more tip, if you don't have the original...

One more tip, if you don't have the original bracket, you will need to paint it to match. If you don't paint it it will be dull gray plastic and that was just not sexy enough for me. Body shop...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By FredoinSF
488318 Sorry, two holes needed.

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Sorry, two holes needed.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-24-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By FredoinSF
M57D30T2 Attached is a copy of tech manual...

M57D30T2

Attached is a copy of tech manual if it is of interest.
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