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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-30-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By finnbmw
You should be fine, just dilute the biodiesel...

You should be fine, just dilute the biodiesel content with ordinary D2 as much as you can.

If you haven't already done so, check out the diesel BMW sub-forum. I started the following thread there...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 08-26-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By finnbmw
The new 2016 XC90 has been unveiled ...

The new 2016 XC90 has been unveiled http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/suvs/1408_2016_volvo_xc90_first_look/#ixzz3BW5lDAfp

Initial US launch in 1st quarter of 2015, pricing starts around $50k.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-16-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,299
Posted By finnbmw
An X5 with that many miles can be a gamble, but...

An X5 with that many miles can be a gamble, but so would any make/model with 120,000 miles. However, if the price is right, I would not hesitate buying a high mileage vehicle, especially a diesel,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-15-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,093
Posted By finnbmw
This happened to me once, took it back to the...

This happened to me once, took it back to the dealer and had them clean the engine bay. I was mad as hell. Never took my X5 back there for service, hope the dealership learned a lesson.

Now I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-15-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,093
Posted By finnbmw
As has been explained earlier, there is an...

As has been explained earlier, there is an active, smaller, tank and a passive, bigger, one. The DEF fluid is pumped from the active tank to the exhaust system. The active tank is heated to ensure...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-15-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By finnbmw
Have you tried to contact getbmwparts.com?...

Have you tried to contact getbmwparts.com? http://www.getbmwparts.com/partlocator/index.cfm?siteid=214672&catalogid=0

They have a lot of X5 parts to a reasonable price. Good luck!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By finnbmw
Yes, I sold the hitch. You have basically three...

Yes, I sold the hitch. You have basically three options for a hitch:

Curt (or Hidden Hitch or Drawtite): Good solution for least amount of $$$. Hitch receiver is visible, but minimal cut to the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-12-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,951
Posted By finnbmw
If you need more space and can wait, I'd be...

If you need more space and can wait, I'd be looking at the new V90 (or XC90) being launched sometime next year. Volvo will have some interesting vehicles coming up in the next year or so.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-02-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 41,853
Posted By finnbmw
When I had the Curt hitch on my X5, I just...

When I had the Curt hitch on my X5, I just wrapped some electrical tape at two spots on the the tow bar to make a snug fit inside the receiver and the clunking went away.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By finnbmw
yes, it is 6,000 miles. There is a school of...

yes, it is 6,000 miles. There is a school of thought that changing oil early in a diesel prevents carbon build-up issues. Don't know if that's true, but I've decided to change oil earlier than the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By finnbmw
I still got both of my E70's. Both have been...

I still got both of my E70's. Both have been reliable, the 2010 had the NOx sensors replaced under warranty.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By finnbmw
For what its worth, I've been changing the oil...

For what its worth, I've been changing the oil every 6,00 miles on my two E70 diesels. I like to keep my vehicles a long time (over 200,000 miles), so I've decided to change oils more frequently. ...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By finnbmw
Try these guys, I have them on my E70. Well...

Try these guys, I have them on my E70. Well built, but a bit expensive (specially when they come from UK). I think you can order them from Amazon as well.

http://www.travall.us/bmw/x5-f15-2013-
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-01-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,566
Posted By finnbmw
Did you flush both the active and the passive...

Did you flush both the active and the passive tank or just one? Interesting idea about keeping the DEF level high to minimize crystallization, I've been thinking the same....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-01-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By finnbmw
Here you go ...

Here you go http://www.bavarianx.com/BMW_TPMS_Tire_Pressure_Sensor_BERU_HUF_36236781847_p/45.tpms.bmwx5-r8-kit.htm
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By finnbmw
This is the spare tire you need ...

This is the spare tire you need http://www.getbmwparts.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=MorePartInfo&PartID=876046&siteid=214672&catalogid=4462

The are four square "pads" underneath your X5 where...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-25-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,976
Posted By finnbmw
You can. Just attach the seat belt first before...

You can. Just attach the seat belt first before climbing onto the seat. That way you can still tumble out and get run over while backing up :D
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-25-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By finnbmw
Mine was unable to connect to the 2010 X5 this...

Mine was unable to connect to the 2010 X5 this morning, but a reboot solved the issue.

Have you been able to pair your S5 with the X5 previously? Or are you trying to pair them up for the first...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-22-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,976
Posted By finnbmw
I feel your pain as I tow my boat quite often. I...

I feel your pain as I tow my boat quite often. I believe you can over ride this nanny system in two ways:
1. Code it out. When I had my vehicles coded, this was an option. I decided against this...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-12-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By finnbmw
Another, perhaps more elegant solution, is to...

Another, perhaps more elegant solution, is to build a resistor that you connect to the 7-way connector:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7995100&postcount=152
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-22-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By finnbmw
you'll be using about 2-3% of your fuel usage in...

you'll be using about 2-3% of your fuel usage in DEF. I.e. for every 100 liters you will need 2-3 liters of DEF.

Why not fill up both tanks before the trip? That should last you for the next...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-20-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,050
Posted By finnbmw
This was a Hess station in SC. I've been trying...

This was a Hess station in SC. I've been trying to find information on maximum biodiesel content allowed per state, but have not been successful. Can somebody help and point me in the right...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-18-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,050
Posted By finnbmw
Would you fill up at this station?

Would you fill up at a station with this label on it?
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-16-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By finnbmw
Ruz, the Sirius activation will set you back...

Ruz, the Sirius activation will set you back (probably) around $300 using a non-BMW aftermarket solution.

I used these guys to activate Sirius on my 2010 X5 http://www.bimmer-tech.net/shop/ I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-15-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By finnbmw
Thanks for the alert, even though I am not...

Thanks for the alert, even though I am not looking at a 335d myself. Can you list the VIN#, so whoever looks at this car and does a search on the VIN is alerted to this thread?
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