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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 04:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,419
Posted By RPsX5d
Not sure I follow your comment . . . but if BMW...

Not sure I follow your comment . . . but if BMW guaranteed a minimum of say 200,000 miles, I know what I will do given I only intent to keep the car for about 200,000 miles or a newer model really...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,419
Posted By RPsX5d
Yes this has been a PARTICULARLY informative...

Yes this has been a PARTICULARLY informative thread for me . . . and very timely too . . . I was on the fence on this one - no, I do not subscribe to the thinking BMW is recommending lifetime solely...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-21-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,419
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks ard, appreciate you getting us that...

Thanks ard, appreciate you getting us that figure.

Since you have done this in the past - when you drop the pan/filter does most of the fluid drain out? Or approximately how much is trapped in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-21-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,419
Posted By RPsX5d
Have you seen the 14 liter figure in writing...

Have you seen the 14 liter figure in writing anywhere? I have been looking for it, but did not find anything definitive.

I called Bavarian Professionals at Berkeley and they said the total volume...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,419
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks for the response. I read the 9 liter...

Thanks for the response.

I read the 9 liter figure on another thread - for a 2007 or 2008 model, six speed . . . things may have changed since that model.

At 14 liters, if only 5 liters (or 7L...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,419
Posted By RPsX5d
Thank you. I will definitely look them up. Can...

Thank you. I will definitely look them up. Can you share (or PM me) this tech's first name. I sure would like to talk to him. Thanks again.


US $420 is indeed a good price for pan/filter,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,419
Posted By RPsX5d
Good suggestion, thanks. I will wait for...

Good suggestion, thanks.

I will wait for others to chime in and see if anyone has a suggestion for a good Indy in the Bay/Sacramento area. I will then contact that indy and see if he is willing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,419
Posted By RPsX5d
Thank you for this thread - both timely and very...

Thank you for this thread - both timely and very informative!

My 2011MY X5d (June 2010 build) now has 71,000+ miles. No towing or aggressive driving - easy drive profile (60/40 city/hwy). ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks to everyone for all your input. ...

Thanks to everyone for all your input.

Attached is the relevant portion of the invoice - CID Drive Unit was replaced, cost ~$1,000. My deductible was $50.

Everything works just fine and no new...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-16-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By RPsX5d
No there were no symptoms other than I am broadly...

No there were no symptoms other than I am broadly at the midpoint of my ownership of this car - that is when I do these nice-to-do maintenance done so I can avail the benefits (if any) myself.

I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-16-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By RPsX5d
I was going to update after I got the car back...

I was going to update after I got the car back tomorrow. Tech could not find evidence of any liquid spill, so calling it an electrical short/malfunction of some sort. My personal guess is it is the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-10-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By RPsX5d
No, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 2014. ...

No, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 2014. That was the earliest date I could get a loaner.


Yes I plan to try this after I know for sure warranty won't cover it. Right now the area is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,031
Posted By RPsX5d
2011 X5d (June 2010 build), now over 70,000 miles...

2011 X5d (June 2010 build), now over 70,000 miles - 22.3 for the past year or so, about 70/30 (city/hwy).

When it was new I used to get about 23.5 mpg, broadly the same type of driving pattern....
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-03-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By RPsX5d
OP - quite the opposite! My wife got these...

OP - quite the opposite!

My wife got these MC seats precisely for this reason - her hair sticks out behind her and it bothers her when the headrest start to touch her hair. With MC seats you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-03-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By RPsX5d
Yes those were my first thought too . . . but I...

Yes those were my first thought too . . . but I don't drink coffee (or any liquids in an open cup) in the car, the remaining five buttons look spotlessly clean and are working just fine . . . and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-03-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By RPsX5d
No, it is not a CPO. I purchased this car new...

No, it is not a CPO. I purchased this car new and got both extended warranty and maintenance. I am not leasing this car and intend to keep it for 8-10 years (my typical pattern) and possibly close...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-02-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By RPsX5d
PAX5, thanks for the suggestion. Did not...

PAX5, thanks for the suggestion.

Did not think of hitting it with compressed air, will try that one first.

Not sure why this happened - typical reason would be spilled coffee, but that area is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-02-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By RPsX5d
Programmable Memory Button Stuck - Help!

#5 button on the Front Trim Plate (see attached picture) is stuck. The button is programmed to call home and it still does that. Also when I touch it (not click) the home phone number is displayed...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-16-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,868
Posted By RPsX5d
I read the chart differently - see attached. ...

I read the chart differently - see attached.

My understanding - "Sportiness" on base E70 and F15 remained the same - F15 has a more comfortable ride.

These are marketing charts - a.k.a. good...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-16-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,868
Posted By RPsX5d
I know from other E70 owners it is always on . ....

I know from other E70 owners it is always on . . . besides the BMW video on adaptive drive pretty much says so - the control you have is between comfort and sport, not between on and off. The cost...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-15-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,868
Posted By RPsX5d
Ooops! Never rush through these posts! I read...

Ooops! Never rush through these posts! I read this one, reminded me of your post, didn't take the time to look at who posted it! :(:(:(

BTW those LED lights (the coded version) and the enhanced...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-15-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,868
Posted By RPsX5d
hyde - I think this post...

hyde - I think this post (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8591079#post8591079) answers your original question - are all four headlights functional or only two. Doesn't answer it...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-15-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,868
Posted By RPsX5d
You are correct. I went back and checked my...

You are correct. I went back and checked my Window Sticker - "Xenon Adaptive Headlights (http://www.bmw.com/com/en/insights/technology/technology_guide/articles/mm_adaptive_headlights.html) with...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-15-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,868
Posted By RPsX5d
Not sure I understand your question - the "one...

Not sure I understand your question - the "one illuminates" are the fog lights, not the headlights.

Are you referring to the left/right movement of the headlights when the steering wheel is...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-15-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By RPsX5d
I can vouch for Menzerna PowerLock...

I can vouch for Menzerna PowerLock (http://www.autogeek.net/menzerna-power-lock-sealant.html). Put it on a three months ago - after a citrus wash, clay, polish, glaze - and two coats of Menzerna...
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