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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-23-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 56,750
Posted By kestrel
I think my x5 noise level is the same as before,...

I think my x5 noise level is the same as before, inside and out. I think the engineers want to make the x5 sound tougher so they didn't use the same sound insulation, etc. I like the sound..it...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-23-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 56,750
Posted By kestrel
My 2010 x5 needed mixer and egr valve, plus...

My 2010 x5 needed mixer and egr valve, plus reprogramming. Took two days, but I got a 335d as a loaner. Always amazed at how different the engine is on the 335d..much more quiet than the x5. I'll...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-16-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 56,750
Posted By kestrel
Just concerned in that the emissions system...

Just concerned in that the emissions system needed what would have been several thousand dollars of repair in three years...I understand it may take time to get it right.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-15-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 56,750
Posted By kestrel
Got the letter yesterday. Hope there is no...

Got the letter yesterday. Hope there is no "detune" but understand it is needed to met ca emissions in the states that require that, so I don't have a choice.

I've had a cracked egr manifold...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-04-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,047
Posted By kestrel
Thanks all! Very helpful as always.

Thanks all! Very helpful as always.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-03-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,047
Posted By kestrel
BMW Platinum extended warranty

I have seen in prior posts that the BMW platinum extended warranty (the 6 year/100k mi one) is available to be purchased by the original owner prior to 3.5 yrs/45,000 (ie, 6 months and 5,000 mi prior...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-18-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 23,278
Posted By kestrel
+1 smelled exhaust in the cabin, SA found a leak...

+1 smelled exhaust in the cabin, SA found a leak in the part referenced above (exhaust cooler), and replaced the next day.

my2010, 11/2009 build, 34 k miles

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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-22-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 47
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Views: 3,754
Posted By kestrel
I got it on two year anniversary. Pretty nice ...

I got it on two year anniversary. Pretty nice

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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-25-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By kestrel
24 mpg maybe seventy five percent highway. X5...

24 mpg maybe seventy five percent highway. X5 diesel.

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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-14-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,678
Posted By kestrel
google bmw media and go to the media site. There...

google bmw media and go to the media site. There is a sixty five page pdf on the f30. There is one sentence that says a six cylinder diesel is coming, but doesn't say if it will be sold in the us.
...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-05-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,924
Posted By kestrel
It does take different oil, and one quart more...

It does take different oil, and one quart more than the i.

Hopefully they used the right oil...did you check the record they gave you? Should have a part number.

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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-05-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,616
Posted By kestrel
I should have clarified that MY documentation...

I should have clarified that MY documentation says that for my 2010, november 2009 build.

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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-01-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,616
Posted By kestrel
The documentation states that fuel filter should...

The documentation states that fuel filter should be changed every second oil change. My center didn't do it, but promptly did so when I pointed it out in the vehicle documentation

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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-23-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,738
Posted By kestrel
That sucks, but at least you got the buy back. ...

That sucks, but at least you got the buy back.

I have a 10 x5 built around the time yours was (october 2009)...got the cel light, and they replaced the active tank. I didn't check which code I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-10-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,417
Posted By kestrel
Had my active DEF tank replaced under warranty...

Had my active DEF tank replaced under warranty due to a bad sensor. the tank alone is 1300 bucks. Not sure how many hours of labor are needed (it was completed the same day I brought the car in).
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-05-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,906
Posted By kestrel
Had my def active tank replaced recently too...no...

Had my def active tank replaced recently too...no more ses light yet....

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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-30-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,303
Posted By kestrel
Looks like a great highway commuter car...likely...

Looks like a great highway commuter car...likely more suited to that type of driving than any hybrid.

Price point is good too.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-22-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,745
Posted By kestrel
Thanks for the clarification...didn't realize...

Thanks for the clarification...didn't realize there was a separate contract for a prepay lease!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-21-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,745
Posted By kestrel
If you pay the entire lease upfront (ie have no...

If you pay the entire lease upfront (ie have no monthly payments) my understanding is that if you total the car, that money is gone forever.

Am I missing something?

If you want to lease, I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,469
Posted By kestrel
They only work if you live in a desert. And even...

They only work if you live in a desert. And even then they are of limited help.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-11-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,812
Posted By kestrel
Yes, x5 is louder than the 335d. not sure why,...

Yes, x5 is louder than the 335d. not sure why, but it is noticeable.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-04-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,681
Posted By kestrel
I got a mailer for a one percent off apr plus a...

I got a mailer for a one percent off apr plus a free day of driving school in sc a few weeks ago. Not in the market so I didn't read all the fine print.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-28-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,600
Posted By kestrel
I have had a x5 35d for about 19 months, and have...

I have had a x5 35d for about 19 months, and have driven a friend's 335d several times.

As mentioned above, the 335d is much sportier and gets better mpg. It is more fun to drive all around. ...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-27-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,503
Posted By kestrel
Your previous post said the invoice was 43,665...

Your previous post said the invoice was 43,665 and the MSRP$47,475, so we can use those numbers.

I would make a spreadsheet to make it easier...this way you can change a number quickly and see...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-26-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,503
Posted By kestrel
That would explain it....

That would explain it....
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