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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-10-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,175
Posted By Sea Doom
For the type of crud you describe, I've had good...

For the type of crud you describe, I've had good success with WD-40, terry-cloth, and elbow grease. This WILL de-wax painted surfaces, but won't impact the clear coat, if you keep it quick. If that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-18-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,015
Posted By Sea Doom
+1 on apw2607's tip. Wonderful little gizmo, even...

+1 on apw2607's tip. Wonderful little gizmo, even put one in an '08 EX-35 so the wifey can stream her New Orleans radio stations via iPhone w/o cables. Many thanks apw2607! :thumbup:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By Sea Doom
Follow up dealership service report: "After...

Follow up dealership service report:

"After repairs to same the check engine light is back on, air charge temp sensor misreading, checked faults - plausibility faults for temp sensor. Replaced air...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By Sea Doom
Check Engine Lite On - Needle In The Haystack???

Took the '10 35d in today (12K mi.) to have a "check engine light" error addressed.
Was handed this report just before the truck was wheeled out for return to customer.

"customer states check...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-15-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,827
Posted By Sea Doom
To each their own, but here's one solid vote in...

To each their own, but here's one solid vote in favor. I've had it since '07 on 2-BMWs with zero issues; the wifey's had it since '08 on her lil' Infiniti EX35 with zero issues. Call us crazy/lazy,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,538
Posted By Sea Doom
Apparently not! First diesel, first SUV, first...

Apparently not! First diesel, first SUV, first 4X4, and none the worst for firsts. Was GREAT in the snow during the "East Kansas Christmas Blizzard of '09" with just the stock Michelin RFTs. And that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,538
Posted By Sea Doom
Doubt you'll garner any public admissions of...

Doubt you'll garner any public admissions of regret, considering the $$ most of us shell out for these things. That said, we have none, and that comes within context of not even a test drive. Lucky...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-15-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,596
Posted By Sea Doom
Consider re-writable DVDs.

Consider re-writable DVDs.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-23-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,502
Posted By Sea Doom
Incredibly, the best price in town to replace our...

Incredibly, the best price in town to replace our 2 front Mich Latitude RF 255/55R-18s - was from a local BMW dealership. Go figure! Won't hurt to ask, ya never know.
:cool:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-23-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,502
Posted By Sea Doom
+1 to fixr. EXACTLY the same experience. Would...

+1 to fixr. EXACTLY the same experience. Would add that in addition to being stiffer, and noiser, the Bridgestone's also wore out by about 12K mi., and we are feather footers. Bonus deduction!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-17-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,261
Posted By Sea Doom
DEF = 32.5% urea solution in de-ionized water.

DEF = 32.5% urea solution in de-ionized water.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-20-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,404
Posted By Sea Doom
J-Man correctly points out several advantages of...

J-Man correctly points out several advantages of HDD music storage, not the least of which is voice control. However, at least for the '10 HDD-s, you are limited to ~12GB music storage. To repeat,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-19-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,404
Posted By Sea Doom
Yep, USB>HDD is a GLACIAL process. With a '10 E70...

Yep, USB>HDD is a GLACIAL process. With a '10 E70 we haven't encountered the duplicate write problem with start/stop, as you describe. We DID encounter duplication [and other] problems when...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-05-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By Sea Doom
FWIW - tried the Google Maps w/ note feature on...

FWIW - tried the Google Maps w/ note feature on our '10 35d and it worked fine. I was underway, sitting at a traffic light, when I downloaded the G Map data message (address), including a brief test...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-26-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,211
Posted By Sea Doom
53K - I notice you are coming from the...

53K - I notice you are coming from the perspective of a 325. We went from a '07 328iT to the X5 with multi-contour seats and have ZERO regrets. Worth every penny and MORE. Rule of thumb: "if you pay...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-15-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,805
Posted By Sea Doom
+1 FD on the tricks being too much trouble; the...

+1 FD on the tricks being too much trouble; the [NOLA] radio station internet streams for me aren't compelling enough to justify fiddling [totally distracting whilst driving BTW] - however, my NOLA...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-14-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,805
Posted By Sea Doom
Technically not "CD quality" if the USB stick is...

Technically not "CD quality" if the USB stick is uploading AAC or mp3 formats in their typical sampling formats, but likely good enough to sound much better than "FM" or even "HD-FM" music, depending...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-14-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,805
Posted By Sea Doom
A contraire, mein freund Hill Country. I think it...

A contraire, mein freund Hill Country. I think it was you that relayed instructions on how to make this happen with a series of hand slights (nee, soft resets) on the iPhone. Might be MY specific,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-22-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,909
Posted By Sea Doom
Thanks nmweb23 and 2010X535D for verifying that...

Thanks nmweb23 and 2010X535D for verifying that iPhone OS4 doesn't 'pooch' iDrive's control of iPhone music playback control.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,909
Posted By Sea Doom
iPhone OS4 and iDrive Compatibility

Apparently the OS4 upgrade is wreaking havoc with some after market and OEM vehicle entertainment operating systems. Anybody know if the new iDrive ('10 or '11) and a recent OS4 modified iPhone still...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-03-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By Sea Doom
How old is the battery? If >3 yrs. old, time for...

How old is the battery? If >3 yrs. old, time for a new one.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-12-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By Sea Doom
Best Way to Sell An OEM 328iT Car Cover?

I may get flamed for this, but was wondering what the 3-series crowd thinks would be the best outlet for offering a near new cond. OEM cover for the 2007-2010 wagon? Craigslist?
[No need: traded in...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,610
Posted By Sea Doom
Your vehicle may be so new, it's not yet in their...

Your vehicle may be so new, it's not yet in their database. Mine is 6 mo. old, and I was able to reg. it's VIN in the app - no problem. Give it a month.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,373
Posted By Sea Doom
RANT WARNING. So the "Einstein's" at BMW enable...

RANT WARNING. So the "Einstein's" at BMW enable this type of programming defect, yet deem it "unsafe" to permit tailgate closure with the CA fob?????? Brilliant! And pathetic, considering you can...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By Sea Doom
Good advice EMCMAN. I do the same during...

Good advice EMCMAN. I do the same during detail/wash sessions - since keeping the CA fob close by or in a pocket does produce an inordinate amount of electronic handshaking. Ditto on the trickle...
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