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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,065
Posted By henrycyao
$2.29/gallon in south bay for diesel :) AND...

$2.29/gallon in south bay for diesel :) AND diesel is cheaper than regular!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By henrycyao
Opps, I jump somebody else car a couple years...

Opps, I jump somebody else car a couple years ago. I guess I may have weaken FRM. At least the problem seems to be quite easy to diagnose.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-14-2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By henrycyao
I have never for a moment thought I need more...

I have never for a moment thought I need more power on my X5.

Since I live in state of California, this mod won't work. I get checked every two years. There is a disclaimer saying this is only...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-04-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,529
Posted By henrycyao
This is the first time I read not registering the...

This is the first time I read not registering the battery will results in alternator problem. I am naturally suspicious. The alternator's job is to pump voltage to the required value. I find it hard...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-02-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,655
Posted By henrycyao
Yes, that is good to know. That is what I...

Yes, that is good to know. That is what I expected to have a programmable steering effort. I posted that because Ard and many on the web mentioned the light effort of the steering wheel. Normally, I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-02-2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,655
Posted By henrycyao
I am surprised that F15 does not have a...

I am surprised that F15 does not have a programmable weight to the steering wheel. The Mercedes C class I own has that as part of standard equipment. It does make a significant different in the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-31-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By henrycyao
Is there a step by step procedure to determine...

Is there a step by step procedure to determine how to find the problem? For alternator fault, I read that BMW charges only on occasion. So you have to drive around and monitor the voltage. Now, I do...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-29-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By henrycyao
The problem with this system is that I am not...

The problem with this system is that I am not sure if it is working well at all since it is so slow. I always detect smog/skunk smell. I have assumed it does not work for smog and skunk smell. Does...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-27-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By henrycyao
The x5 35d had a weakness with water damaging the...

The x5 35d had a weakness with water damaging the injector. That's preventable.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-18-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 170
Posted By henrycyao
Strange metal cling sound when pressing near passenger grab handle

I hear a cling sound when I press around the foam near the rear passenger grab handle on the passenger side of the X5. It's pretty solid everywhere else. So I have a few of questions.

1. Is there...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-16-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By henrycyao
I am surprised you did not have DEF passive tank...

I am surprised you did not have DEF passive tank or active tank sensor problem. I had mine replaced recently and was told BMW redesigned the tank for that. It was so common the dealership had 12...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-16-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,236
Posted By henrycyao
Wait, did they released a diesel car for just one...

Wait, did they released a diesel car for just one year? I wondered what bugged them down. I don't see diesel choice in the 2016 model yet. This engine better be propagated to other places. Otherwise,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By henrycyao
I guess BMW life time is the same definition as I...

I guess BMW life time is the same definition as I define it. The oldest car I own is 110k miles. It is 14 years old. Anyways, I am a firm believer in changing fluids. Will do so at 50k.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-12-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,383
Posted By henrycyao
Will you keep x5? That unibody cut out required a...

Will you keep x5? That unibody cut out required a good weld to do it right.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-04-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,920
Posted By henrycyao
Regarding the fuel pump, somebody suggested...

Regarding the fuel pump, somebody suggested refuel before it gets to empty. The extra fuel act as coolant for the fuel pump and improve its life time. I am not sure if that is true.

I refuel at...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-28-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,003
Posted By henrycyao
That explains why BMW are getting more popular....

That explains why BMW are getting more popular. Most American buyers don't want stiff suspension. Who do you think fill up all those survey that told BMW to change their ways? It was the owners. I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-21-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By henrycyao
The BG transmission flush seems unnecessary. My...

The BG transmission flush seems unnecessary. My experience has been changing transmission oil on a fix interval seems to get the job done. How long do you plan on keeping the vehicle?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By henrycyao
I am most likely going to do 60k for...

I am most likely going to do 60k for transmission, differentials, and transfer case.

I am going to do Sunroof cleaning at every 3 years interval. This is only because the other car I own...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By henrycyao
Do you think changing power steering fluid would...

Do you think changing power steering fluid would be a problem for adaptive drive?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By henrycyao
What about power steering fluid?

What about power steering fluid?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-19-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 23,298
Posted By henrycyao
What is odd for me is that diesel has not gone...

What is odd for me is that diesel has not gone above premium during winter months. This is the first time this happened since I bought the X5 35D. That is amazing.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-19-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By henrycyao
I read an article previous that EPA has clarified...

I read an article previous that EPA has clarified what is required for road-load force testing.

https://iaspub.epa.gov/otaqpub/display_file.jsp?docid=34102&flag=1

I have a feeling that is the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-18-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By henrycyao
I did not realize that power steering fluid...

I did not realize that power steering fluid change is not recommended. That is news to me. I could understand you need to change the filter at the same time. Can it really be life time fluid...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-18-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By henrycyao
May be we drive too fast for our own good? X5...

May be we drive too fast for our own good? X5 does makes you feel you drive slower than what it is.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-18-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By henrycyao
Oops, I meant transfer case fluid change.

Oops, I meant transfer case fluid change.
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