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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-05-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,485
Posted By serge1
Had a similar hit on mine last July. Total repair...

Had a similar hit on mine last July. Total repair cost for third-party insurance was $7,500.
Vehicle was kept in shop for a month - mostly because the idiots couldn't get their crap together on...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By serge1
That is it. I think. At least that's what I latch...

That is it. I think. At least that's what I latch our front-facing car seat that sits in the middle of 2nd bench.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-01-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,094
Posted By serge1
I guess, but it doesn't help on washboard-type...

I guess, but it doesn't help on washboard-type surfaces, plenty of those in Seattle due to rains. Due to weight, the wheels are not able to move up and down as quickly and all the energy transfers to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-01-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,094
Posted By serge1
that's an interesting one. Just compared...

that's an interesting one.
Just compared non-RFT Latitude H...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-28-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,599
Posted By serge1
Just an old picture of F15 back before it was...

Just an old picture of F15 back before it was released. Nothing to see here, go on..
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,524
Posted By serge1
Well, it is a winter tire, much softer! Compare...

Well, it is a winter tire, much softer! Compare all-seasons.. and RFTs will always lose.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,524
Posted By serge1
What does a tire have anything to do with BMW...

What does a tire have anything to do with BMW dealership? Nothing. Leave tires to a dedicated tire business.

P.S. There are countless tire shops open on Sunday..
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By serge1
How much for parts?

How much for parts?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By serge1
Welcome! So, who said the pump needs...

Welcome!

So, who said the pump needs replacement? Get your feet wet on this forum, make a topic with this question! :)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By serge1
Of course, for same money, get a CPO out of area....

Of course, for same money, get a CPO out of area. Try to avoid east coast ones (with their salted roads, etc). But these days, cars move all over the place through auctions, so hard to tell.
The...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By serge1
Depends where you get it done. A dealership would...

Depends where you get it done. A dealership would insist on replacing both - $2,000.
A DIY or indy ship may replace only the first one ($250 in parts) and some coding/calibrating.
Again, this is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By serge1
91K miles since obtained new in late 2011. 22K...

91K miles since obtained new in late 2011. 22K miles/year.

Only 2 issues in that time frame:
1. Intercooler seals leaked. Replaced under orig. warranty.
2. NoX sensors replaced at 50K miles...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By serge1
It is amazing what the Service "advisers" (in...

It is amazing what the Service "advisers" (in quotes on purpose) can just make up right on the spot..

Do you happen to have rear climate ON and using heat? It may be related.

Take a look at #4...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,654
Posted By serge1
Sorry, I couldn't waste an opportunity.. :angel: ...

Sorry, I couldn't waste an opportunity.. :angel:

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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,030
Posted By serge1
Hi PAX, Would a change from 90Ah (original...

Hi PAX,
Would a change from 90Ah (original AGM) to 92Ah (replacement Duracell AGM) require coding in addition to registering?

Had mine registered but not coded. Just want to double-check.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,030
Posted By serge1
Thanks for the offer! yeah, I got it, but neither...

Thanks for the offer! yeah, I got it, but neither of us were sure if actual coding is required. By the time I knew it wasn't (still not sure! lol ) it was too late.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 892
Posted By serge1
Latitudes are non-RFT, correct? I made a...

Latitudes are non-RFT, correct?

I made a switch from Conti DWS to Latitude Tour RFT last month. Contis were much much better in all departments. But this is a switch from non-rft to rft, expected...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 892
Posted By serge1
I had both (switched from Contis do Latitudes...

I had both (switched from Contis do Latitudes last month). Contis are much, much better in rain and snow.
P.S. The switch is from non-RFT (contis) to RFT (latitudes), so it could account for some of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,431
Posted By serge1
As DefSpot said, the diagnostics fee should be...

As DefSpot said, the diagnostics fee should be more than hooking up code scaner and telling you the codes. It should include the actual test to give you the diagnosis. Is that too much to ask for?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,030
Posted By serge1
Replaced the original AGM battery with another...

Replaced the original AGM battery with another AGM from Batteries Plus.
$180 with tax.

Original battery specs:
90 Ah 900CCA 900A

Duracell replacement specs:
92Ah 850CCA 975CA

Had...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,030
Posted By serge1
Replaced the original AGM battery with another...

Replaced the original AGM battery with another AGM from Batteries Plus.
$180 with tax.

Original battery specs:
90 Ah 900CCA 900A

Duracell replacement specs:
92Ah 850CCA 975CA

Had...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,431
Posted By serge1
I see these lines in lcapital's recalls document:...

I see these lines in lcapital's recalls document:



But it is hard to tell what applies to what manufacturing year..
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2016, 12:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,431
Posted By serge1
OP, you are rushing things for no reason. The...

OP, you are rushing things for no reason. The vehicle is drivable - just take time to search the code on forums, look at SCR system (realoem.com), read up on warranties.
And take ard's advice (an...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-20-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By serge1
Really? It can't be more than a couple extra...

Really? It can't be more than a couple extra cranks than usual. Really.

Happened a couple times in my X5 35d after I was too lazy to fuel up (the usual "I will do it in the morning") and parked on...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-20-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,216
Posted By serge1
I was told by an SA at local stealership that...

I was told by an SA at local stealership that miles are unlimited, but time does apply. Has it been 2 years since?

You may end up still paying some for diagnostics despite warranty on the parts,...
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