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Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Today, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By ard
The dealer controls all the information. So you...

The dealer controls all the information. So you have no way of knowing the truth,. Period.

He may be telling the truth, or he may not. Dealers here can speculate. If they could see it they...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,715
Posted By ard
They got them to 0.0?? You may notice a slight...

They got them to 0.0?? You may notice a slight 'wandery' feel. You want just a TOUCH of toe..0.01, 0.02.

Having the camber balanced side to side is nice. (front is a touch unbalanced) Also, you...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Yesterday, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By ard
It is difficult for buyers to appreciate it,...

It is difficult for buyers to appreciate it, because we see THE CAR we want and then try to rationalize what's its worth and what the dealer OUGHT to be happy with... But many dealer sales processes...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By ard
Maybe edit the original post to reflect that all...

Maybe edit the original post to reflect that all service has not been done. You've fallen into the 100k 'trap'...they push it to 100k, and THEN say "Ooooh, too risky now"
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,715
Posted By ard
Your car is a 2012...not much fusing going on in...

Your car is a 2012...not much fusing going on in only 2 years. You will be fine.

I just replaced every rubber component in the front of my E39M5 over the weekend, took it in for an alignment on...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 546
Posted By ard
Why do people use BMW dealers for answering...

Why do people use BMW dealers for answering questions about BMWs? Just crazy talk...

that's like like using BMW dealers for BMW service. Nuts.

:)

Welcome.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By ard
ATF serviced yet?

ATF serviced yet?
Forum: Off-Topic 10-30-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 277
Posted By ard
Im intrigued by the Fisher & Paykel dish drawers....

Im intrigued by the Fisher & Paykel dish drawers. Ive got two sinks, a prep area, a clean area and a cook area. When we remodel I am thinking a drawer at the clean up area and at the prep area...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-30-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 203
Posted By ard
I think the government should get out of this...

I think the government should get out of this business and allow the market to settle issues like this- if you dont like it, change cell phone providers. If there are no cell phone providers...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-29-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 277
Posted By ard
I have a Bosch now- perfect. Not a complaint...

I have a Bosch now- perfect. Not a complaint after about 7 years

Replaced a Kitchenaid that CAUGHT ON FIRE in the middle of the night. I unscrewed it and yanked it out, smoldering, onto the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,715
Posted By ard
Horrific. Really pretty amazing......

Horrific.

Really pretty amazing... incompetent not to have a baseline...that is essential to understanding what the car has done to your tires.

Too much toe upo front, too little on one rear...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-29-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By ard
^^ the key for the OP is where he resides. If he...

^^ the key for the OP is where he resides. If he has a home or residency elsewhere it may be better to title the car there and only have it in CA under the terms of a temporary military arrangement....
Forum: Off-Topic 10-29-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,337
Posted By ard
Well, just so you all know... So far 7 of 8...

Well, just so you all know...

So far 7 of 8 US patients have survived...it turns out this has been a hoax orchestrated by the government- while these patients were sick and dying, they found body...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-29-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By ard
:) :) :) Well the title pulled me IN. ...

:) :) :)

Well the title pulled me IN.

Im like "Whats a pull back????"
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-29-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By ard
I believe so, but within their stream of 5.0...

I believe so, but within their stream of 5.0 orders they need to find one that isnt spoken for... one that is for a specific customer will not be converted. Also once it passes a certain point it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-28-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,905
Posted By ard
No 250 for ALL the materials: ...

No 250 for ALL the materials: http://www.thectsc.com/catalog/kits-50.html

If a mechanic took more than an hour to do this at a shop he would be fired.

But we know that pricing is totally...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-28-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By ard
Fixed

Fixed
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-28-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By ard
Thanks tim330i Pls delete if a mod sees...

Thanks tim330i

Pls delete if a mod sees this...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-28-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By ard
Stop. It is NOT "sales tax". It is "USE...

Stop.

It is NOT "sales tax". It is "USE TAX". M5Fed is giving bad info.

I gave you a link to BOE. YOU need to go there and look at the FAQs. I think you are under the impression that you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-28-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By ard
Leave it black. The plate is an abomination- why...

Leave it black. The plate is an abomination- why 'honor it' visually with the paint treatment? I think painting odds and ends (flares, mud flaps, running boards, etc, etc,) all detract from the...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-28-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By ard
Odd. As opposed to those that dont care how much...

Odd. As opposed to those that dont care how much the get for trade in? or who care a little bit but not too much? or how just appear to care, but deep dont dont truly care?

:angel:

IMO there...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-28-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By ard
Frankly I was surprised it was ignored.... ...

Frankly I was surprised it was ignored....



But I need to credit Adam Carolla.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-28-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,905
Posted By ard
IMO this is a one hour job.... $250 for the...

IMO this is a one hour job....

$250 for the pan, gasket and filter... One hour labor.

I'd almost say "don't go to a 'BMW specialist', all they've specialized is how to rip off BMW owners"......
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-28-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By ard
well, there isnt a standard practice because it...

well, there isnt a standard practice because it is lucrative for the dealer. :)

Your approach is fine... just be ready to walk or delay if they dick you around.

In a perfect world, dealers...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-27-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By ard
Nice diesel. ..good choice :thumbup: ...

Nice diesel. ..good choice

:thumbup:


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