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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-16-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By John Galt
Normal? Looks like a radiator on the right and...

Normal? Looks like a radiator on the right and nothing on the left.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-14-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By John Galt
http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q551/JGalt331/...

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q551/JGalt331/Mobile%20Uploads/8A95490D-C8F8-4168-BFED-7B287D64E9F8_zps2dyglykc.png
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-10-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By John Galt
"Do a U-turn in the middle of the road and take a right in .3 miles"

Uh huh. Which way now?!?

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q551/JGalt331/Mobile%20Uploads/F33BC5B6-A3F1-4DAE-8CC9-C5FE2B32B1E5_zpsw195jhec.png

(Taken in Dubuque, IA)

Edit to add: let's see...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-06-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 20,530
Posted By John Galt
^ Nice ride! You too, xx.

^ Nice ride! You too, xx.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-06-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 20,530
Posted By John Galt
Those Superchargers are NOT what they claim to...

Those Superchargers are NOT what they claim to do. My range didn't creep up AT ALL like they promised!
...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-06-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,787
Posted By John Galt
This thread is a freakin' riot! I LOVE how much...

This thread is a freakin' riot! I LOVE how much all of you get vested in your answers around how the (fill-in-the-blank) model of F15/E70/XYZ is better than others and if you don't drive one, your...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-01-2016, 05:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,358
Posted By John Galt
I live and travel (extensively) for work in the...

I live and travel (extensively) for work in the northern Midwest. Place-holder for tons of info I can share on this when I get a chance. Summary: the F15 with proper snow tires is phenomenal in the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-30-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,375
Posted By John Galt
LOL! Yeah, blind-folded and placed behind the...

LOL! Yeah, blind-folded and placed behind the wheel, an F15 driver would neeeevvvveeeerrr know the difference...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-29-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,375
Posted By John Galt
My cousin just put those same Michelin Premiers...

My cousin just put those same Michelin Premiers on his MB GL450 and absolutely LOVES them. He said it completely transformed the ride and made things extremely smooth yet responsive. (I realize that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-10-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,031
Posted By John Galt
I just came back from a long trip up to northern...

I just came back from a long trip up to northern Ontario and spent nearly 8 hours driving a max of 65 MPH down one-lane (per direction) narrow country roads with lots of moose near them. My 2015 F15...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-08-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By John Galt
We bought some of these and they're AMAZING!!! ...

We bought some of these and they're AMAZING!!!

http://www.mifold.com/

-John
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-06-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By John Galt
Heating system? I believe that our d's have a...

Heating system? I believe that our d's have a ceramic heater since the diesel engine does not warm up unless under load whereas a gas engine warms up and quickly heats the cabin (at least much...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-19-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By John Galt
Remember that EVERYTHING is negotiable, namely...

Remember that EVERYTHING is negotiable, namely all the wiz-bang extra coverages they'll be trying to sell you. Know that you can also buy those contracts after your deal, and through dealerships...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-19-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 20,530
Posted By John Galt
Wow, Alan L- those are some great photos! I...

Wow, Alan L- those are some great photos! I especially LOVE that second-to-last photo with the front clips all lined up! BRAVO!

-John
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-19-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By John Galt
I saw one in person and thought it looked a lot...

I saw one in person and thought it looked a lot better than what I've seen in the magazines and on the 'net. It was COMPLETELY blacked-out which added to the unique look. Almost looked a bit like...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-16-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By John Galt
I just did this from my X5 while it's in for...

I just did this from my X5 while it's in for service into the 5 Series loaner. Worked fairly well although some settings do not transfer (like the seats). It did configure iDrive NEARLY PERFECTLY...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By John Galt
Did you read my thread I linked? If you have...

Did you read my thread I linked? If you have these "stumbles" after the vehicle has been driven (even a few miles) then "heat soaked" as in sat in the hot sun, you DO have CBU. If you're experiencing...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-13-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By John Galt
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=871768

Keep in mind I'm an "n of 2" but unless you can verify you'll have access to diesel with a biodiesel content less than 5%, expect to have...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By John Galt
Here is the answer you seek: ...

Here is the answer you seek:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=871768

You have CBU. Get it in to have a thorough cleaning, and prepare for a multi-week out-of-service. BMW...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-12-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,268
Posted By John Galt
They told me that with existing methods of...

They told me that with existing methods of disassembly of the intake and cleaning at a machine shop, it would run anywhere from $2,000 up to $6,500+. BMW NA, who ironically (or not so) is AWARE of...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,268
Posted By John Galt
That's a great question! I'll find out when I...

That's a great question! I'll find out when I take it back in, in a couple of weeks.

My mileage hasen't changed on this one at all in the 8 months of ownership. As a curious side note, it does...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,268
Posted By John Galt
Thanks man- I'm bummed indeed. Really still in...

Thanks man- I'm bummed indeed. Really still in love with my X5 but it doesn't seem to be in love with me...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,268
Posted By John Galt
Hi Jon- no never ran any cetane booster or any...

Hi Jon- no never ran any cetane booster or any other treatments as I didn't want BMW NA trying to use that against me with why my vehicles weren't performing as engineered. Who knows- may have helped...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,812
Posted By John Galt
Food for thought to the post Kzang referenced of...

Food for thought to the post Kzang referenced of mine. Here's an update I just provided, which I have pasted below to save link-clicking:

The new 2015 on which I traded my 2014, experienced CBU...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,268
Posted By John Galt
Another update to add in my saga that is the F15...

Another update to add in my saga that is the F15 35d. The new 2015 on which I traded my 2014, experienced CBU symptoms at 19,xxx EXACTLY as my 2014 did! I have driven it exactly 8 months, and this...
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