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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-02-2016, 02:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,800
Posted By dcharnet
Run your tires at a higher-than-normal air...

Run your tires at a higher-than-normal air pressure.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-04-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,854
Posted By dcharnet
I had this recently at 22k on my very reliable...

I had this recently at 22k on my very reliable '15 35d. Something simple in the DEF tank needed resetting. This happens with any modern complicated car from time to time. I have had 5 X5s over many...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-20-2016, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By dcharnet
Welcome. I have a '15 35d. My aggregate mpg is...

Welcome. I have a '15 35d. My aggregate mpg is 30.1, which is phenomenal. Recently I had a '16 35i loaner for a few days. I reset the aggregate mileage and in the driving cycle that produces 30.1 in...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-13-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,768
Posted By dcharnet
Random non-chronic problems occur with every...

Random non-chronic problems occur with every manufacturer and model. Who in this relatively rarified demographic could possibly not understand this? No one. And no one takes this post seriously.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-01-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,617
Posted By dcharnet
What have other high-mileage 35d owners...

What have other high-mileage 35d owners experienced regarding carbon buildup? Is this specific to F15s? Is it in any way related to your use of biodiesel?
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-28-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,470
Posted By dcharnet
Absolutely!

Absolutely!
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-24-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,989
Posted By dcharnet
My '15 X5 35d is a superb vehicle. Highly...

My '15 X5 35d is a superb vehicle. Highly recommended.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-17-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,557
Posted By dcharnet
We have a Kuat which mounts in a 2 inch receiver...

We have a Kuat which mounts in a 2 inch receiver and would recommend it very highly. The engineering is excellent. The aesthetics are superb. It comes on and off very easily. It has a separate arm...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-07-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By dcharnet
In May of this year I got $15k off a '15 X5 35d...

In May of this year I got $15k off a '15 X5 35d service loaner with 5k miles CPO'd to 75k or 2019. Great car.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-26-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,771
Posted By dcharnet
Come on. The "blame" is not "at our doorstep."...

Come on. The "blame" is not "at our doorstep." It is absolutely and unequivocally with VW. They will pay criminally and monetarily, and their reputation, like Exon (Valdez) will forever be...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-25-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,226
Posted By dcharnet
Is that the Tesla X "Buick Regal Limited...

Is that the Tesla X "Buick Regal Limited Edition?"
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-25-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,882
Posted By dcharnet
John, was there a definitive diagnosis of what...

John, was there a definitive diagnosis of what the problem was? And how did they fix it? And, please post again if it reappears. We are all in this together.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-22-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,882
Posted By dcharnet
This is not a fault-based remedy. It is found in...

This is not a fault-based remedy. It is found in Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, a body of law unique to America. It is too complicated to explain here, but if BMW stores knew or should...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-22-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,882
Posted By dcharnet
I sympathize with your plight, but why do you...

I sympathize with your plight, but why do you think that the carbon issue is specific to F15s? Is there anything different about the F15 diesel and E70 diesel which might explain this. I am aware of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-19-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,771
Posted By dcharnet
The cars get better mileage and are quicker with...

The cars get better mileage and are quicker with the illegal programming. Buyers are lulled into purchase.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-18-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,080
Posted By dcharnet
The diesel motor has more "character" and 0-50...

The diesel motor has more "character" and 0-50 punch, and the extra 120 ft-lbs of torque is evident everywhere.. Definitely the motor of choice for gear heads. The only negative is trying to find...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-16-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,080
Posted By dcharnet
The '13 E70 35i with 300 ft/lbs torque and...

The '13 E70 35i with 300 ft/lbs torque and 8-speed was a very good tow vehicle, but the diesel is better. That's not why I traded, though. My reasons had nothing to do with the quality or performance...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-14-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,080
Posted By dcharnet
It is bigger. I traded my '13 35i for a '15 35d...

It is bigger. I traded my '13 35i for a '15 35d and am really enjoying it.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-10-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,312
Posted By dcharnet
You seems to be still confusing ordinary...

You seems to be still confusing ordinary maintenance and repair. Almost every "repair" not due to accident or owner negligence within 4/50 is a warrantied item.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-10-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,312
Posted By dcharnet
I would expect oil changes, ww fluid and wiper...

I would expect oil changes, ww fluid and wiper blades only. DIY oil changes are simple and can be done by you. "Free maintenance " is much ado about relatively little. Tire rotation is probably not...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-08-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,312
Posted By dcharnet
Warranty transfers. Maintenance does not.

Warranty transfers. Maintenance does not.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-03-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By dcharnet
I hit a deer ( a deer hit me) while I was driving...

I hit a deer ( a deer hit me) while I was driving an almost-new '13 X5. As it turns out, that deer was not insured. My BMW dealer fixed the car. Damage was in the $10k range. The BMW dealer knew...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By dcharnet
Glad it went well. I have been told by...

Glad it went well. I have been told by knowledgable sources that it is best to leave the transmission in one of the two automatic modes for towing . I use D for flatland towing with my '15 35d, and...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-19-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,655
Posted By dcharnet
This is a superior engine in every respect. The...

This is a superior engine in every respect. The only issue we occasionally have is finding unblended diesel. In Minneapolis-St Paul, where we have a condo, everything is "5-20" and no one knows...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-09-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,037
Posted By dcharnet
Look at every component in the system. My...

Look at every component in the system. My enclosed race car trailer has a 2 inch coupler. The shank on the 2 inch ball is typically rated for 5000 lbs max. That sets the maximum on what can safely be...
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