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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By PAX5
The black marks around the center of the wheel is...

The black marks around the center of the wheel is from the rubber cone that is used to tighten the wheel to the balancer spindle shaft ...

Clean with a rag and WD40 or kerosene (don't use Goof Off...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By PAX5
Congrats on your new to you 2011 328xi, but ... ...

Congrats on your new to you 2011 328xi, but ...

I remember when you got the 2010 X5. I believe I helped you find those factory wheels. Your car was a 2010 X5 3.0SI M-sport, with no CPO and outside...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 650
Posted By PAX5
Like! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: N.B. 0.02...

Like! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

N.B. 0.02 means: 0 degrees and 2 minutes
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-19-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By PAX5
ouch!

ouch!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-19-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 650
Posted By PAX5
Size makes BIG difference ... (believe it or not).

Size makes BIG difference ... (believe it or not).
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-19-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By PAX5
Is this your first BMW? - If the car's...

Is this your first BMW?

- If the car's already CPO'd, why and how would they CPO it again? Not possible. As ARD says, get, no DEMAND the CPO check list ... Then self-insure by putting the $3,000...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-18-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By PAX5
"Old" BMW Part# 26207597649 is now being replaced...

"Old" BMW Part# 26207597649 is now being replaced with BMW Part# 26208605866 ... but no evidence of any recall.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-18-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By PAX5
Yeah ... perspective from previous post is...

Yeah ... perspective from previous post is missing ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-18-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By PAX5
Injectors ... multimedia modules ... Nox modules...

Injectors ... multimedia modules ... Nox modules ... are all electronic devices. Not normally compatible with any type of direct moisture, unless specific precautions were taken such as what is done...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-18-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By PAX5
My only experience with Carmax was in Lancaster...

My only experience with Carmax was in Lancaster PA: they offered me a price on my 2008 X5 4.8i with 70K mi that was 10% BELOW a Manheim wholesale auction price. I didn't even thank them for their...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-18-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By PAX5
Prematurely failed part ... at 60K miles? ...

Prematurely failed part ... at 60K miles?

When you bought/leased the car, presumably you had awareness of the 4yr/50K mi warranty the car comes with ... or did you send your favorite caddie from...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-18-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 650
Posted By PAX5
The reason you are not getting any suggestions is...

The reason you are not getting any suggestions is because this subject has been discussed Ad Nauseam ... a quick search on this forum and half a dozen others will reveal that we all "agree to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-18-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By PAX5
FWIW I have no particular reason to...

FWIW

I have no particular reason to disbelief this theory, but looking at the failed drive shaft and u-joint, I find it hard to believe that A/C condensate can cause that kind of corrosion ... no...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-18-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By PAX5
Did you do the repair yourself??? What was...

Did you do the repair yourself???

What was involved? How difficult? Any pics?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By PAX5
I don't think the cable broke, it is steel. It...

I don't think the cable broke, it is steel. It could have detached itself, but then the pull handle should move freely and without much resistance.

I would still try to push down on the area of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-16-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By PAX5
OK, let us know if it worked!

OK, let us know if it worked!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-16-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By PAX5
Try pushing down, gently, on the hood in the area...

Try pushing down, gently, on the hood in the area of the latch on the passenger side, using a folded towel, while someone pulls the hood release.

Once released, clean latching mechanism and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-16-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By PAX5
Of course it will fail ... to many...

Of course it will fail ... to many electronics/hydraulics in the system ... but then again, I haven't read or seen any failure reports.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-16-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By PAX5
Whhaaat???

Whhaaat???
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-16-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 650
Posted By PAX5
Interesting question ... not sure. On trade-in,...

Interesting question ... not sure. On trade-in, my assumption is that it doesn't matter, as long as it is not a BMW dealer. I also believe that BMW dealers have that requirement only if the vehicle...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-16-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 650
Posted By PAX5
Don't know if you own or lease, but just...

Don't know if you own or lease, but just remember, you said that you'll keep the car until the OE warranty runs out, that is in 16,000 mi. Your (new) tires will not be worn yet (hopefully), but if...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 09-15-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By PAX5
If your car is a lease, remember that on return,...

If your car is a lease, remember that on return, you must have the wheels + the RFT tires the car came with originally. Possible trade and CPO candidate? Same rule: must have original wheels and RFT...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-15-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By PAX5
Historically, the last year of just about any BMW...

Historically, the last year of just about any BMW production model run turns out to be the most reliable, because most problem issues have been remedied and updated. Sometimes the last year...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-15-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By PAX5
Nice! Looks like it has a factory m-sport package...

Nice! Looks like it has a factory m-sport package ...

I'll look up the options: what is the last 7 of the VIN?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-15-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By PAX5
Your welcome ... As far as the ball joint...

Your welcome ...

As far as the ball joint tool: a few well placed blows on a the tapered ball joint end, soaked in penetrating oil, with the nut in place, UPSIDE down and flush with the tread...
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