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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By FredoinSF
The CA coverage level has been adopted by several...

The CA coverage level has been adopted by several other states. Check your own state rules on this. Simple Google search would bring it up.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By FredoinSF
Your thread title says engine problem but I would...

Your thread title says engine problem but I would say you have a transmission problem. I am no expert on auto transmissions, but most of the problems with the unit in your car is related a leak from...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By FredoinSF
They all have weak points. Some have experienced...

They all have weak points. Some have experienced emissions issues with diesel, some have drivetrain issues with the gassers.
The one I would stay away from is the V8. BMW V8s are fantastic to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By FredoinSF
Agree, they got their money which is why they...

Agree, they got their money which is why they feel comfortable charging this much: people pay it.
At this point toss it off as learning experience and find an independent BMW repairer with high...
Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 8,689
Posted By FredoinSF
Got a call from a giddy Sales Manager telling me...

Got a call from a giddy Sales Manager telling me the car was at the dealership ready for pickup today!

Unfortunately, nothing has changed on our side and we can't pick it up until next Thursday -...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By FredoinSF
1: is it likely that the battery died overnight...

1: is it likely that the battery died overnight when there were no signs of weakening?
It is possible. I will draw a parallel with my E46 and E63. The battery on the E46 died after driving it to a...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By FredoinSF
What BMW_Stu is going through is exactly the...

What BMW_Stu is going through is exactly the reason why I decided to keep my E63 after I had a temporary moment of insanity and had it sold just a few weeks back. I figured it's the last of the...
Forum: European Delivery 07-29-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 8,689
Posted By FredoinSF
It's on a truck!!! It's on a truck!!!!! :clap: ...

It's on a truck!!! It's on a truck!!!!! :clap:

It showed up on United Road site when I checked yesterday afternoon so it should be at the dealer sometime today I presume. Unfortunately, the...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By FredoinSF
I believe you meant 630i, not 639i. Europe also...

I believe you meant 630i, not 639i.
Europe also had a M57 diesel powered version, I believe it was 635d but can't recall for sure. I once did a head snap double take type move when I heard a diesel...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-26-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,396
Posted By FredoinSF
Hopefully the lawyers have better fish to fry...

Hopefully the lawyers have better fish to fry than pursuing some poor guy who got suckered into a SULEV car and tried to save 5 grand to keep it rolling. CA's motto / tag line is the Golden State,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-25-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,043
Posted By FredoinSF
^^^ The M57 diesel has a dipstick. 2 and...

^^^
The M57 diesel has a dipstick.

2 and 3 are true and understandable if they are deal breaker. You can get a spare in an X5, but not with third row and I know that's a must have for you.

4...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-25-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By FredoinSF
Cylinder order on 4 and 6 cylinder BMWs is front...

Cylinder order on 4 and 6 cylinder BMWs is front to rear with 1 being in front. F
For reference, firing order is 1 5 3 6 2 4.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By FredoinSF
645 or 650?

I assume you have done some some research and are familiar with the common maladies of the N62. If answer is yes, at this stage in the lifecycle of these cars, the sweet spot would be finding one...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By FredoinSF
[emoji15][emoji15]. NO!! You heard and felt a...

[emoji15][emoji15]. NO!!
You heard and felt a clunk that resulted in immediate brake warning, the red one. You figure it out first BEFORE you drive the car on public roads, not the other way around.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,396
Posted By FredoinSF
SULEV is not mandated for that year vehicle so...

SULEV is not mandated for that year vehicle so don't see how, although anything is possible.
The only way this would come up is during smog test. It's been greatly simplified. On newer cars they...
Forum: European Delivery 07-24-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 8,689
Posted By FredoinSF
No idea. Was at industry conference all week so...

No idea. Was at industry conference all week so no time check and nothing from dealer.
Was really hoping it would be here by now cuz with our schedule it might be nearly two weeks before we can...
Forum: European Delivery 07-23-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 8,689
Posted By FredoinSF
Congrats. So happy it's back in your hands.

Congrats. So happy it's back in your hands.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-23-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By FredoinSF
Seems like a logical reason for trade and that...

Seems like a logical reason for trade and that you picked a good car.
Thanks for checking in (or out) with a post that does not flame the X5.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By FredoinSF
Get the one you want. Who cares what anyone else...

Get the one you want. Who cares what anyone else here thinks.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-22-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By FredoinSF
Can you be more specific? What setting are you...

Can you be more specific? What setting are you trying to change?
Other than the alarm, I don't recall audible warnings that can be enabled or disabled via iDrive. I know you can change some via...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-22-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By FredoinSF
07 is first year. Some say stay away from it...

07 is first year. Some say stay away from it because bmw uses first year customers as beta testers.
Regardless of year, I would stick to 6 cylinder version. The V8 is great to drive, but gets...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By FredoinSF
The 35% deal excludes batteries. It's buried in...

The 35% deal excludes batteries. It's buried in the fine print. I had still ordered it but when I went to Pepboys they did not have it in stock. I had prepaid for it via PayPal if I recall so was a...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By FredoinSF
That made me laugh. I snorted a little coffee. ...

That made me laugh. I snorted a little coffee.
The car will be reliable if you purchase it form someone who has fixed all the leaks. Those occur between 150-200k km typically.
Google bmw n62...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By FredoinSF
I did an audio upgrade project last year. Went...

I did an audio upgrade project last year.
Went with Bavsound interface that supports Bluetooth streaming or play anything via USB. Also get Bluetooth phone with it. Easy to install and retains the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-20-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By FredoinSF
Rarely do we get a post about no codes and no...

Rarely do we get a post about no codes and no CEL. Did you use a code reader or going by no CEL on dash?

I can't help with regards to this hose's function, but it's not a factory original. BMW...
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