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Forum: Classic Bimmers 07-03-2012, 07:31 PM
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Views: 1,577
Posted By VintageRacer477
Seeking 2002

As noted in "Running Board" discussion I sold my Turner race car, then the trailer and had the fantastic X5d with nothing to pull. So started looking around for the Porsche I always wanted. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-03-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,443
Posted By VintageRacer477
Danny & All, I sold the Turner race car to...

Danny & All,

I sold the Turner race car to someone in the UK, the trailer to a guy in Atlanta and traded the X5d for a Maserati GranTurismo after spending 6 months searching for a white 2009...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-16-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,567
Posted By VintageRacer477
After 13,000+ miles and daily wheel cleaning, I...

After 13,000+ miles and daily wheel cleaning, I gave up on the OE pads.

I called Andy Porterfield, long time racer and owner of Porterfield Enterprises. Told him of my problem and need for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-16-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,316
Posted By VintageRacer477
I too tired of daily cleaning of brake dust from...

I too tired of daily cleaning of brake dust from the wheels of my E70 X5d. Absolutely the WORST dusting I have ever had with any car or SUV. (This is my 4th BMW)

My solution was to replace the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-16-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,960
Posted By VintageRacer477
Part # AP 1294 Fits E70 front. For other...

Part # AP 1294 Fits E70 front.

For other applications, call Andy or Wendy at: 949-548-4470. Tell them I suggested you contact them.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-16-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,960
Posted By VintageRacer477
Still no chip. Been too busy at work. Have...

Still no chip. Been too busy at work. Have decided next project will be lowering with H&R springs & links, and painting the black plastic body color (white).

Meanwhile, 2 weekends ago I replaced...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-11-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,631
Posted By VintageRacer477
A separate issue.

A separate issue.
Forum: The Detail Department 04-10-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 101,486
Posted By VintageRacer477
The wheelsa on my X5d looked like these on "Day...

The wheelsa on my X5d looked like these on "Day One" 8 months ago. And, then again last weekend when I removed them & spent hours cleaning them after replacing the lousy OE pads with Porterfield...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-10-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,631
Posted By VintageRacer477
I don't pay much attention to the computerized...

I don't pay much attention to the computerized reminder as I change oil & filter every 5,000 miles.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,960
Posted By VintageRacer477
Hey, Lunable. You're towing about same...

Hey, Lunable.

You're towing about same weight I do with the race car. From here to Savannah I don't remember total mpg. But, I think it was about 15 at average 75 mpg. On one stretch at 50 mph,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-06-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,455
Posted By VintageRacer477
I believe it is 6600 lbs.

I believe it is 6600 lbs.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,455
Posted By VintageRacer477
I don't know the Tekonsha P3. But, it seems to...

I don't know the Tekonsha P3. But, it seems to have odd connectors. I use an old Reese Pilot that I have had in previous vehicles. (Photos below.) Use the BMW hitch kit-supplied connector. Buy...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,770
Posted By VintageRacer477
Practice makes perfect. When we lived in...

Practice makes perfect.

When we lived in Connecticut, I used to do the same thing & included my wife & daughter. We practiced in a big parking lot on the first snow. It helped me in spin...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-04-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,770
Posted By VintageRacer477
I was there too, This Florida driver made it up...

I was there too, This Florida driver made it up Connecticut hills covered with snow & ice with no problem. Caution stopping and turning was the order of the day. But, despite 6 years away from...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-04-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By VintageRacer477
PK: I hope you get an answer. I asked a...

PK:

I hope you get an answer. I asked a similar question a few months ago & so far no one has replied with their experience with them.

After driving around your Tri-State area last week, I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-04-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By VintageRacer477
I spoke to someone from Eibach at the PRI Show...

I spoke to someone from Eibach at the PRI Show last month. He insisted that their springs are no stiffer than stock, just shorter. But, one of the sites I found says otherwise.

After getting my...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-03-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,437
Posted By VintageRacer477
Only Navis I've used have been last year in...

Only Navis I've used have been last year in Germany in 318d and since in our E350 & this X5d. No real problem in 318d. And, we don't use it much in Merc as it's generally locally-driven. BUT,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-03-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,065
Posted By VintageRacer477
X5d MPG

Just back from 3,434 mile trip to/from NY/NJ/CT. Mostly highway. But, also a lot of local stop & go, idling to keep warm, stop & go on I-95 pre-Christmas. Generally ran at about 80 mph. Averaged...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-07-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 28,789
Posted By VintageRacer477
Luna: You miss the point. Many of us like...

Luna:

You miss the point. Many of us like to work on our own vehicles. And, if we can save a couple of hundred $$ in the process - that's a plus. Let's us buy more and/or better wine or beer.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-27-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 39,625
Posted By VintageRacer477
I use the same controller on my X5d that I had...

I use the same controller on my X5d that I had been using for 5 years on my X3. Original cost was about $70. It is hard wired.

You may want to check out the wireless controllers. I've seen...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-20-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,065
Posted By VintageRacer477
Now at 5100 miles on X5d. Last tank-full...

Now at 5100 miles on X5d.

Last tank-full averaged 19.1 on computer, 19.3 actual. This was c. 140 miles of highway driving at 60 - 75 mph posted limits - got 28.3 mpg (31 mpg at 60 mph for 1st 12...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,875
Posted By VintageRacer477
Absolutely! During first 3,000 miles best I saw...

Absolutely! During first 3,000 miles best I saw was 26 mpg. At 5,100 miles now, I just did the SAME road (Courtney Campbell Causeway between Clearwater & Tampa) and got 31 mpg at SAME speed - 60...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-20-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By VintageRacer477
Ahh! Memories. Once stayed at Blackberry River...

Ahh! Memories. Once stayed at Blackberry River Inn. Froze our butts off.

Despite other local-road options, I always loved Rt. 8 from the Merritt Parkway to Torrington. Then Rt 4 west to 63...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-11-2010, 04:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,065
Posted By VintageRacer477
Not much here re. X5d so I'll add my experience. ...

Not much here re. X5d so I'll add my experience.

Right now am at 5,000 miles. Currently have gone 270 miles on fill-up. Computer showing 21.0 mpg. This has been around town driving where my old...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-20-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,516
Posted By VintageRacer477
I've done some actual miles divided by actual...

I've done some actual miles divided by actual gallons too. Margin of error so small as to not make it of sufficient value to me to keep a log. I rely on computer.
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