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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-01-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By dcharnet
Looks like you have put a non-spec bulb in and...

Looks like you have put a non-spec bulb in and altered the circuit somehow. Take it to someone who knows what they are doing. If nothing else go back to the original-spec bulb and try that.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By dcharnet
I would add that a cold car does more "work"...

I would add that a cold car does more "work" until all systems and fluids reach operating temperatures.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By dcharnet
"Cold air has more oxgyen in it. You have more...

"Cold air has more oxgyen in it. You have more power. I might expect mileage to be slightly better in cold weather."

Not so. A cold engine must run richer until it warms. This means that more fuel...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-19-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,411
Posted By dcharnet
The 8-speed 35i is faster to 60 mph than the 35d....

The 8-speed 35i is faster to 60 mph than the 35d. My average mpg when I am not towing is 22 or so, which more than offsets the higher cost of diesel. I have enjoyed my prior diesels, but the "diesel...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-15-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By dcharnet
The pic below is what I tow. I do not have AS,...

The pic below is what I tow. I do not have AS, have towed to tracks all over the Midwest and West during all conditions, and have never had serious sway issues. Deadweight including raider, race car...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By dcharnet
45 or so.

45 or so.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 20,197
Posted By dcharnet
The 35i does not have an N63. It has the more...

The 35i does not have an N63. It has the more reliable N55. Relax.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-31-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By dcharnet
This may happen if you do not have an electrical...

This may happen if you do not have an electrical connection to a trailer. That connection tells the processor to shut up. It is best to remove those anyway if not in use, for many reasons including...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-24-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,662
Posted By dcharnet
Run flats most certainly do come in All Season....

Run flats most certainly do come in All Season. That is the OEM tire on most if not all X5s. Look again.

I just bought winter non RFs and put a space saver spare/ jack kit in the rear wheel well....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-20-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 826
Posted By dcharnet
I towed for several years with a Touareg Diesel....

I towed for several years with a Touareg Diesel. The motor was superb. The chassis was not as planted as the X5. I wonder if the Cayenne would have the same footprint and, perhaps, the same relative...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-20-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 826
Posted By dcharnet
I have towed race cars in covered trailers to...

I have towed race cars in covered trailers to road courses around the Midwest for years. Total tow weights are in the 4-5k range, and of course an 18' covered trailer with another 2' of Vee nose adds...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-13-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By dcharnet
I am in the snowbelt (perhaps that should be...

I am in the snowbelt (perhaps that should be "snowbelt"). My 255 OEM RFs on 19 wheels were decent in snow when tread depth was greater. At 30k and 6/32 they are not so decent. I have gone to Pirelli...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,009
Posted By dcharnet
...and don't be surprised when they lie back to...

...and don't be surprised when they lie back to you....
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-07-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By dcharnet
If mice can get into your storage space, they...

If mice can get into your storage space, they will enter the car through the open trunk. It mystifies me how they can climb up into things. We live in the country on 10 acres, and fight that battle...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,543
Posted By dcharnet
Thumbs up Thanks, the MGB is at the center of my car life....

Thanks, the MGB is at the center of my car life. Hope you find your way back to club or vintage racing. And all those REAL Bonnevilles! :cool:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,543
Posted By dcharnet
'15 BMW Z4, '13 Mini Countryman S, '63 MGB...

'15 BMW Z4, '13 Mini Countryman S, '63 MGB vintage race car, 09 Ducati GT 1000, '12 Triumph Bonneville.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-03-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,935
Posted By dcharnet
This "age" business is of course so much related...

This "age" business is of course so much related to mental attitude. If you feel younger, you will be, in so many important respects. Do this, and don't overthink it. My '15 Z4 is pure fun whenever I...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-03-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By dcharnet
I intend to drive my '15 year around along with...

I intend to drive my '15 year around along with my '13 X5. I have had no winter issues so far. This is a leased car. I am MUCH more relaxed about winter's bone.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-29-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,208
Posted By dcharnet
I have just installed Pirelli Scorpian Snow and...

I have just installed Pirelli Scorpian Snow and Ice tires on my 19 inch rims. I'm very pleased so far, especially with how they handle, feel and sound in dry conditions. I need more snow to fully...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-25-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,354
Posted By dcharnet
All this analysis and no one has asked about...

All this analysis and no one has asked about tread depth or chassis miles. It could be wear bars near the surface and that the driver hears the left side more acutely. It could be a tire bulge, or...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-23-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,735
Posted By dcharnet
Not so little, perhaps: an affirmation, an...

Not so little, perhaps: an affirmation, an unexpected tribal communication.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-23-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,735
Posted By dcharnet
A CPO is really just an extended warranty paid...

A CPO is really just an extended warranty paid for in advance. By you. I would suggest buying a vehicle that is in warranty. You can always add the extended warranty before the BMW warranty expires,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-22-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,735
Posted By dcharnet
I have found a definite DHF (diesel hassle...

I have found a definite DHF (diesel hassle factor) with my former diesel SUVs: Smell, finding the right nozzle size, ad blue anxiety. The torque and HP on my '13 35i are fine for my relatively heavy...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By dcharnet
Generally it is not a good idea to let any...

Generally it is not a good idea to let any vehicle sit and idle just to warm it up. The best way to warm it up is to drive it. Depending on circumstances, letting the oil circulate at idle for a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-17-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,208
Posted By dcharnet
An X5 with 255-50-19 runflat all seasons is a...

An X5 with 255-50-19 runflat all seasons is a good snow vehicle if tread depth is adequate. Wider tires than that can certainly cause problems in winter. Marginal tread depth is a winter problem even...
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