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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 527
Posted By FredoinSF
Looks like they did a nice job. Hope you're...

Looks like they did a nice job. Hope you're happy with the results.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By FredoinSF
Everything you listed sounds like a potential...

Everything you listed sounds like a potential source for the type of noise you describe, but I don't know how you expect anyone on a forum to narrow it down further. I could be assertive and post...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By FredoinSF
I can't believe dealers still find a way to pump...

I can't believe dealers still find a way to pump more money out of the poor people who already bought the overpriced protection / peace of mind of the BMW contracts. Actually, I can believe it, it's...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By FredoinSF
If you're referring to BMWOEM1, he is no longer...

If you're referring to BMWOEM1, he is no longer doing this work per a post in E63 forum

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10038033&postcount=259

There is an alternative at the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts Today, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By FredoinSF
No X3 or X5 diesel on BMW Build Your Own?

I was on the BMW site yesterday building my dream 5 series (good looking car IMO) then ended up trying to configure an X5 for sake of price comparison and noticed there is no diesel choice for the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts Yesterday, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By FredoinSF
Dreaded tail light out--an easy fix

Hmmm, what you heard is fake news, because the fact is, if you look at what it costs to purchase the equivalent new BMW in Europe, we get a relative bargain in the US.

What is also true is that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By FredoinSF
Where the heck is my alarm siren???

And you can test the alarm easily if you have a dog, lock the car with dog in it. Alarm will go off within couple of minutes if the dog moves.
If no dog lock yourself in it.

You can disable...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By FredoinSF
The siren will likely be behind the wheel well...

The siren will likely be behind the wheel well liner. With the e90 it was rear driver's side.

That being said I cant recall reading about frequent failures. You sure your idrive settings for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 633
Posted By FredoinSF
^^^ you need to change "What I drive" under your...

^^^ you need to change "What I drive" under your profile. Garage and what I drive are two different things.


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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By FredoinSF
Which transmission is in it? SMG or traditional...

Which transmission is in it? SMG or traditional automatic?

If SMG the hydraulic pump could be failing or even be low on fluid. Not too familiar with them.

Standard auto you'd want to check...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,189
Posted By FredoinSF
I did it on the 650 a couple of years ago, no...

I did it on the 650 a couple of years ago, no special recollection but here would be my answer:

1.) Do I need to connect carly when the old battery is still in
No. Just connect the adapter once...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 18,751
Posted By FredoinSF
Welcome to Bimmerfest. Awesome first post!!

Welcome to Bimmerfest. Awesome first post!!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 633
Posted By FredoinSF
I think the answer is it depends on several...

I think the answer is it depends on several factors.
- If 3.5i then it's more likely to have early failure (did we ever find out what engine OP has, I might have missed it but it was not in the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By FredoinSF
I'd go 3.5i given your description of length of...

I'd go 3.5i given your description of length of ownership and the fact that you are new to BMW. It will also handle what you're towing. I think aging V8's as first experience only work out if you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By FredoinSF
Is it possible? Given enough money, anything is...

Is it possible? Given enough money, anything is possible.
Is it worth it? Only you can answer that. The factors are:
- 2 or 3 pedals? If 2 forget it, non starter, although you could convert.
-...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-19-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,189
Posted By FredoinSF
Need confirmation about rear brake pad change procedure

Yeah, the caliper bracket mounting bolts required a bit of muscle on mine too.

About the impact wrench, I thought there was little clearance with a standard socket wrench, not sure how you're...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 02-19-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By FredoinSF
Was at the Jeep dealer in Healdsburg to inquire...

Was at the Jeep dealer in Healdsburg to inquire about taking care of the three recalls on our Jeep Wrangler. I took a few minutes to walk over to sales, play dumb, and ask about having a look at a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-19-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,396
Posted By FredoinSF
I haven't. The most practical station for me was...

I haven't. The most practical station for me was the one in downtown Oakland and I used to go there regularly as it was on my way to the gym. We sold the Oakland house in October so have not used...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 815
Posted By FredoinSF
It self destructed, so it obviously did not... ...

It self destructed, so it obviously did not...

Every six months if you drive 5k miles a year is going the opposite and over compensating. Once per year should be fine one you clear the dissolved...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 815
Posted By FredoinSF
Wow, just wow. Was it a typo and first oil...

Wow, just wow. Was it a typo and first oil change since 2015 instead of 2005? the car was covered under 4/50 maiintenance plan with once per year oil changes back when it was new so it seems there...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By FredoinSF
Maybe I should check what they sent me. I assume...

Maybe I should check what they sent me. I assume the kit included LL04 oil, but maybe BMW still sells LL-01. I'm not where the remaining bottles are. I know I have one extra.

Either way the...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By FredoinSF
+1 on this oil. I went the easy route and got...

+1 on this oil. I went the easy route and got the new BMW LL04 as part of an oil change kit from FCP Euro, but I think I'll go back to Castrol.

Other option is LiquiMoly. I've used that in the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-17-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By FredoinSF
No, I meant you might look at CarMax inventory...

No, I meant you might look at CarMax inventory and purchase the vehicle from them. That is the only way to get their warranty.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-17-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By FredoinSF
Welcome! I think wives and significant others...

Welcome!
I think wives and significant others are the ones killing the manuals. I didn't give in to the SO and kept buying manuals, he eventually got there, bought a 3 pedal Miata which he...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By FredoinSF
I usually buy Michelin or Continental as I like...

I usually buy Michelin or Continental as I like top tier brands for tires. I have the Michelin PSS on my E46 and am happy with them. The wear rating is low, so yes they are wearing rather fast...
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