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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By smyles
Here, under the engine cover

Here, under the engine cover
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By smyles
I think you put too much faith into used car...

I think you put too much faith into used car certification process.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By smyles
Since you're not the original owner, who knows...

Since you're not the original owner, who knows what happened before you. Some like to powerwash engine bays, others frequent touchless car washes...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By smyles
and why t.f. I thought OP had X5M?...

and why t.f. I thought OP had X5M?...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By smyles
Partitions - yes, and they crack in all of them....

Partitions - yes, and they crack in all of them. But! The way water manages to get to injectors is unique to diesels due to the way the cover and insulation are shaped and mounted. V8s may have the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 808
Posted By smyles
Do you guys realize that cracked...

Do you guys realize that cracked partitions/rusted injectors issue discussed in that thread was about 6 cyl diesel engine? Personally I'm not aware if this issue exists with X5Ms, so unless you know...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-22-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 701
Posted By smyles
I'd add that while the lure of cheaper knock-off...

I'd add that while the lure of cheaper knock-off parts is strong and I use aftermarkets whenever possible myself, in this particular case the mantra "thy shalt use OEM lower control arms" is actually...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-19-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By smyles
BMW residuals are usually inflated (their way of...

BMW residuals are usually inflated (their way of subsidising leases), so it's unlikely Carmax will offer more, as they usually go by wholesale price. Your low mileage does may help, though.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-19-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By smyles
Does you car shudder for a moment when you shut...

Does you car shudder for a moment when you shut of the engine, as if an engine mount is bad? The throttle is supposed to close when you shut off the engine (and does nothing else, btw). Check its...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-19-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By smyles
This should be in FAQ along with wheel hub sizes...

This should be in FAQ along with wheel hub sizes and "I want white halos"
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-12-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,383
Posted By smyles
Whole set or just the license file?

Whole set or just the license file?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-12-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By smyles
Or could be some aftermarket device like temp...

Or could be some aftermarket device like temp gauge.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-04-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By smyles
Previous owner attempted coding

Previous owner attempted coding
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-03-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,520
Posted By smyles
I should have 8 qt. or so of 'almost new' motor...

I should have 8 qt. or so of 'almost new' motor oil soon, if anyone is interested. Heck, I'll though in an almost new filter for free if you pay shipping...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-01-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By smyles
I got mine for $3.5k from eBay... no, seriously,...

I got mine for $3.5k from eBay... no, seriously, imagine buying a plasma tv on eBay from some no name vendor back in 2001. Surprisingly, it came within promised time, brand new and with free mount.
Forum: Off-Topic 08-29-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By smyles
Is it the one with 1024x1024 resolution? I have...

Is it the one with 1024x1024 resolution? I have one since 2001 running strong.
Forum: Off-Topic 08-26-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,677
Posted By smyles
But on day 20 you'd refuse... and few months into...

But on day 20 you'd refuse... and few months into it you'd already have him shot, or vice versa. Given your attitude, most likely the latter.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,227
Posted By smyles
In general, unless you get a very steep discount...

In general, unless you get a very steep discount from the residual price and all goodies - CPO, etc. - on top of it, buying out a lease is the worst financial option. You've overpaid initially, most...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-19-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 551
Posted By smyles
Have you considered dealing with main permits -...

Have you considered dealing with main permits - demo/site/new construction - yourself? I did it recently and it wasn't as hard as one may think, although I did make a few rookie mistakes that cost...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-17-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By smyles
I think OP has non-xenon headlights that we US...

I think OP has non-xenon headlights that we US people only read in books about...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-25-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By smyles
I guess prices on used E70 have fallen enough,...

I guess prices on used E70 have fallen enough, and we're about to see more and more posters like OP...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-05-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By smyles
If you decide to go the OEM route, I have CIC...

If you decide to go the OEM route, I have CIC camera for sale in classifieds.
Forum: Off-Topic 07-01-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By smyles
Damn, AT&T and VZN are trying hard...

Damn, AT&T and VZN are trying hard...
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 06-29-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By smyles
Forum: Off-Topic 06-29-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 3,768
Posted By smyles
It wasn't a dive, per se, but rather an...

It wasn't a dive, per se, but rather an embellishment. In hockey it offsets the foul itself and both parties are penalized. Wish something similar existed in soccer.
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