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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By ard
I guess not a real pressing issue, eh?

I guess not a real pressing issue, eh?
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By ard
You are leasing past 36k? How much maintenance...

You are leasing past 36k? How much maintenance do you expect between 36k and least turn in?

I guess the calculus will be 'is there a 2016 I can settle for AND get a decent price from the dealer...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:13 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 79,021
Posted By ard
I understand BMW owners and OCD..believe me... ...

I understand BMW owners and OCD..believe me... Id just cut that bumper and be done!

I have a few different balls to fit into the 2" receiver on my truck, with different drops- depending on what I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By ard
I think there is some confusion here. A BMW...

I think there is some confusion here.

A BMW CPO is a 6/100 warranty. It covers cars at *I THINK* the 'gold plan' level

BMW also sells stand alone warranties- a Basic Powertrain, a Gold and a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By ard
Yeah, not a fan of the monochrome thing. ...

Yeah, not a fan of the monochrome thing.

Compare that finely proportioned car, to this oddly bloated, hulking ..thing:
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,290
Posted By ard
2011 were recalled...at least some, Cannot finnd...

2011 were recalled...at least some, Cannot finnd the other doc, found this:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=578430
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,290
Posted By ard
I just spent a while searching but could not find...

I just spent a while searching but could not find it, sorry. As I recall it was a table with miles/months and % contribution by BMWNA
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By ard
Why not order?

Why not order?
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-21-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By ard
You can buy it from ANY dealer in the US and pick...

You can buy it from ANY dealer in the US and pick it up at the PCD in south carolina (nice drive with the new car for a weekend). Contact a sponsor. Adrain is fine, but ive heard of better deals...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-21-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By ard
By "dealer" you mean "one SA at a dealership"? ...

By "dealer" you mean "one SA at a dealership"?

Id find a person at the dealership that isnt giving out quotes using some canned software than needs a zip code.....

But first I would explain...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-21-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,300
Posted By ard
Actually if you run it into a bridge abuttment...

Actually if you run it into a bridge abuttment that would solve it....

I mean thats extreme, but perhaps drive a bit more aggressively and quit with the defensive driving.

;)
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-21-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,300
Posted By ard
LOL. When JJ said 5-7, I was thinking 10k.... ...

LOL. When JJ said 5-7, I was thinking 10k....

So lets say there are two buyers looking for 340s. One pays too much and buys the service loaner, the other says 'thats silly, I'll just buy new the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By ard
yes. I ordered it on mine.

yes. I ordered it on mine.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,208
Posted By ard
With non-standard sized rims your choices of...

With non-standard sized rims your choices of rubber may be SIGNIFICANTLY narrowed.

Do you ever need to drive below 40F? Keep in mind that 'snow' isnt the criteria- it is 'will the temp drop below...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,117
Posted By ard
1. Why not look at the actual warranty document...

1. Why not look at the actual warranty document for you car from BMW????????

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Explore/BMWValue/BMWUltimateService/ServiceandWarrantyBooks.aspx

Here is what...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,208
Posted By ard
You want to know how to figure it out yourself,...

You want to know how to figure it out yourself, or you just want to have a few people tell you sizes and chose the most sincere sounding?

on tirerack:

Look at the OE BMW size tire- overall tire...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-21-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By ard
Read '10% happier' by Dan Harris Something...

Read '10% happier' by Dan Harris

Something to consider. Recenters your brain/mind.... stops that runaway cycle.

He has a podcast too, same name.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-21-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By ard
You wont do this- few people have the discipline-...

You wont do this- few people have the discipline- but here goes.

Find out the MSRP and Invoice price for the 2015 M5. Every year prices are posted. Just seach back to the late 2014s when the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-21-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 657
Posted By ard
I had the opportunity to tour audi, BMW, MB and...

I had the opportunity to tour audi, BMW, MB and porsche factories and musuems over the last few years (ltos of business in gernmany, mucnich- go figure! ;) )

It was interesting how they engaged on...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,117
Posted By ard
Good instinct. Id replace the O2 and see...

Good instinct.

Id replace the O2 and see what happens as well.

However the federal warranty is only for the CAT and the DDE. There may be some BMW issue with O2 sensors, but I am pretty sure...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By ard
Put together meticulous documentation on the car....

Put together meticulous documentation on the car. Windows sticker; brochure you got back then when you were looking for that car; list of all options AND a list of features. Details on every...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 25,126
Posted By ard
When you fill out the DOT notice of a defect on...

When you fill out the DOT notice of a defect on the recall website, DO NOT minimize the risk of an accident in how you describe it. BMW will basically be able to ignore your event if you report what...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By ard
Agree on the hoses, seems like a waste of $$$ on...

Agree on the hoses, seems like a waste of $$$ on a 4-5year old car. Hoses these days are good for a LONG time.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-20-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By ard
check out ...

check out

http://www.bmwmotorsports.org/pdf/e70/08_E70%20Climate%20Control%20Systems.pdf

might help understanding how the system works so you can narrow down symptoms and maybe determine what...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-20-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By ard
Once someone found a bearing and replaced it in...

Once someone found a bearing and replaced it in an X5...I seem to recall a thread on this.

Not a kit; not a 'here is a youtube of a DIY'

I like bosch remmaned units
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