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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By ard
As long as the dealer is working the issue, let's...

As long as the dealer is working the issue, let's them. The should create a "PUMA" case, which means bmw engineers are working interactively with the tech on diagnosis, testing and repairs. They...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By ard
What 'other' emissions warranty? federal 8/80...

What 'other' emissions warranty? federal 8/80 ONLY covers 2 items as I recall. One of them is not a turbo. (DME/OBD system and Catalytic converter)

Generally asking BMWNA anything will result...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By ard
What isnt? ;) Change the tire...

What isnt?

;)



Change the tire like 99.5% of the cars on the planet.

My E39M5 has no spare AND no runflats. I have a jack, lug wrench and a wheel in the trunk. Instead of a 4 hr...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By ard
There are companies that will give you a report...

There are companies that will give you a report on which you can base a claim. Reports that would work in a court of law.

Walking into a conversation with an adjuster with posts from your buddies...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,082
Posted By ard
Why let allstate be involved with anything other...

Why let allstate be involved with anything other than paying the bills. Their insured damaged your car...YOU didnt agree to follow their policy on like kind and quality or what have you.

I dont...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,643
Posted By ard
Warranty. make an appointment

Warranty. make an appointment
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By ard
I **STRONGLY** urge you to let your dealer help...

I **STRONGLY** urge you to let your dealer help you and DO NOT make noises about 'what ifs' and 'lemon that'. As long as the dealer is working issues and has not circled the wagons with "works...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By ard
22k miles you will NOT need brakes before you hit...

22k miles you will NOT need brakes before you hit 6 years at that rate!

You do 5k a year. In 6 years you will be at 33k. MAYBE you MIGHT need one axle. Figure out how to not use BMW for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By ard
What 11 inches?!?!? What are citing? A NYS...

What 11 inches?!?!?

What are citing? A NYS criteria? something else?
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By ard
Id stay at the on airport hotel, check in online...

Id stay at the on airport hotel, check in online the night before. Make sure my global entry/known traveler ID is in the record. Take my PreCheck boarding pass and go to sleep. Get to the airport...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 09-01-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 979
Posted By ard
Tidbit: if he has an accident in your car and it...

Tidbit: if he has an accident in your car and it is his fault, it will be on YOUR insurance.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-01-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By ard
Got it. Ise rarely have more than 200 lbs total...

Got it. Ise rarely have more than 200 lbs total including driver in the x... So no need to run at max.

How is your tire wear across the tread? If uniform, can't argue with that pressure setting!
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 09-01-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By ard
Assume everyting the fm says is a lie.

Assume everyting the fm says is a lie.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 09-01-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 979
Posted By ard
Technically the owners manual *is* a big deal. ...

Technically the owners manual *is* a big deal.


It is product labeling with critical safety information. Of all the stuff a dealer could omit, I can't think of one with more legal repercussions....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-01-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By ard
Those seem very high. What is the pressure...

Those seem very high. What is the pressure listed on the door jamb, no max pressure but rated pressure
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-31-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By ard
Look here: ...

Look here:
http://realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=FF03-USA-03-2008-E70-BMW-X5_35d&diagId=11_3963


PRICES ARE NOT VALID. Part numbers seem to be 11657811405 and 11657809863.

I would NOT...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-31-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By ard
So the max difference is 4/32? 1/8 inch. ...

So the max difference is 4/32? 1/8 inch.

Utterly unimportant. Run the rears at 3PSI more if you want.

Since you are here in CA, I would run the rears (5,4/32) all summer until it begins to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By ard
Any brushes on a car wash will damage the paint. ...

Any brushes on a car wash will damage the paint.

Period.

Is that worse than the stuff underneath? Dunno.

Realistically, unless you are washing the undercarriage with each and every...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By ard
Horrific advice.

Horrific advice.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By ard
why would you think this was a good purchase? or...

why would you think this was a good purchase? or are you a wholesaler/dealer/curbstoner?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By ard
Anywhere But do look at the post regarding...

Anywhere

But do look at the post regarding water leakage....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By ard
Op. Have you compared your car to another copy?? ...

Op. Have you compared your car to another copy?? At a bmw dealer selling used cars?

The rear toe on that report is terrible. Front looks good, back should be the same. Your inner edges of the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By ard
Whistling can be a fitting, hose or clamp... ...

Whistling can be a fitting, hose or clamp... What makes you sure the turbo inself is bad??
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By ard
In three other threads he has decided it isn't...

In three other threads he has decided it isn't the battery nor the charging of said battery. Even though his drive cycle is short trips. Rationale is 'it didn't do it when the car was new- same...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-29-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 787
Posted By ard
I priced the mich latitude tour HP ZP...ZP is...

I priced the mich latitude tour HP ZP...ZP is zero presssre, whiuch is their "RFT" designation
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