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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-19-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By spyderdoc
I put them on my wife's F10 as well. Only thing...

I put them on my wife's F10 as well. Only thing is that the connector was different, so I lost the heated mirrors. Don't really need them here since mine is garaged and don't fog up. One day, I may...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-19-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,620
Posted By spyderdoc
I don't know about that. I had a 2009 X5d (Drove...

I don't know about that. I had a 2009 X5d (Drove over 40k mi) and now have a 2013 Touareg TDI exec (9k mi). The butt-dyno seems to favor the VW, which feels quicker to me. Put the tranny in sport...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-01-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,265
Posted By spyderdoc
In fact, exactly the same as my VW Touareg since...

In fact, exactly the same as my VW Touareg since it has exactly the same drive train. Nice ride you have there:thumbup:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-01-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,265
Posted By spyderdoc
I see this mentioned a lot, but I must say that...

I see this mentioned a lot, but I must say that pretty much every Bimmer looks the same from the front nowadays as well. Don't get me wrong, I still love the BMW brand. In fact, the wife is driving a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-28-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,265
Posted By spyderdoc
So far, only about 600 mi on it. I have been...

So far, only about 600 mi on it. I have been averaging 24mpg with 70/30 city/hwy. My X5 got no better than 21.5mpg on mixed driving with the 19 in rims, and 20mpg on the 20 in rims. My VW has 20 in...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-26-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,265
Posted By spyderdoc
Here is a pic.

Here is a pic.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-26-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,265
Posted By spyderdoc
. Just picked up a 2013 Touareg TDI exec....

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Just picked up a 2013 Touareg TDI exec. SWEET ride. I actually like it better than my beloved X5d that I turned in. Quick, smooth, 8-speed trans, NO RATTLES, handles great (and I had adaptive...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,217
Posted By spyderdoc
I didn't like the look of the narrower tires with...

I didn't like the look of the narrower tires with the flared arches. Kind of makes the X look a bit top heavy (which I guess it really is anyhow :)). To me, it looks more proportional with the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,217
Posted By spyderdoc
FWIW, mine had 19s. I bought a set of 20" OE 214s...

FWIW, mine had 19s. I bought a set of 20" OE 214s with the Bridgestone RFT. Ride a lot firmer, feels every nook and cranny in the road. Strangely,the 20's had less tram lining than the all season...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-06-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By spyderdoc
Known issue with the DVD drive. The dealer will...

Known issue with the DVD drive. The dealer will replace it. I've had mine replaced twice already (at 7k and 27k mi). Good luck.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-24-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,423
Posted By spyderdoc
Mine's (I have a 2009 X5d) been replaced 2 times...

Mine's (I have a 2009 X5d) been replaced 2 times with same error.....Hope this one doesn't fail.....Just bring it in. It is a known problem, and they will replace it. Good luck!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-23-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By spyderdoc
If they are the same as the X5, the Halos are 35w...

If they are the same as the X5, the Halos are 35w H8, and the Fogs are 55w H11.

I went yellow on both, see link.

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e70-forum/79780-yellow-angel-eyes.html...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-20-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,118
Posted By spyderdoc
Mine's at the dealer as we speak having the...

Mine's at the dealer as we speak having the GPS-DVD reader replaced for the 2nd time.....Both times it has failed, the unit makes a faint cyclic buzzing sound 2-3 sec on and 2-3 sec off.....Good luck!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-11-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,626
Posted By spyderdoc
I currently have 2 Boulevards in the back of our...

I currently have 2 Boulevards in the back of our 2009 X5, forward facing. When we had one, and it was rear facing, we kept it in the center, but I would put it on the passenger side when we had need...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 05-03-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,994
Posted By spyderdoc
I have to say, I got a great deal on purchasing...

I have to say, I got a great deal on purchasing my X535d. Steve Hill was my sales guy there and is a great guy. Very low stress and virtually no haggling back and forth. I highly recommend him.
...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 05-03-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,643
Posted By spyderdoc
THis is a well known problem. I had the same...

THis is a well known problem. I had the same problem and they replaced my DVD drive and no problems since. Do a search on the e70 forum as well as xoutpost.com site. Good luck
Forum: Wheels and Tires 05-01-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 339
Posted By spyderdoc
2009 X5 19" 212 rims

I have a set of curb-rashed 212's (2 with minor, 1 with moderate, 1 with very minor) that would make for a good winter/beat-up set. I don't have room in my garage for an extra set of rims, so if you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-21-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,945
Posted By spyderdoc
http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e70-foru...

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e70-forum/79780-yellow-angel-eyes.html

:)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-23-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By spyderdoc
Mine was replaced (2009, DVD based) when I...

Mine was replaced (2009, DVD based) when I brought it to dealer for same issues. This was around 7k mi. No problems whatsoever with the replacement unit, and I am now at 22k mi, and ~1.5yrs since...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-19-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,081
Posted By spyderdoc
Funny! I read your posts in the maint thread...

Funny! I read your posts in the maint thread about the dipstick, and when I was reading the Roundel article, I thought of that thread. Of course I didn't link it.....Sorry about roasting the article....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-18-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,081
Posted By spyderdoc
I'm a member and used the rebate for my X5d. I...

I'm a member and used the rebate for my X5d. I love the Roundel mag, but interestingly, one of the writers was reviewing his new X5d in this month's edition, and spent a paragraph ranting about it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-09-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,993
Posted By spyderdoc
I'll keep mine for many years. I'll have had it...

I'll keep mine for many years. I'll have had it for 2 yrs in Feb, and it just passed 20k miles, and it is running great......
Forum: Off-Topic 01-04-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 976
Posted By spyderdoc
East Coast: Louie's Lunch (New Haven, CT). West...

East Coast: Louie's Lunch (New Haven, CT).
West Coast: Fathers Office (Santa Monica).
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-13-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,662
Posted By spyderdoc
Well said. I love my diesel. Drove up to Tahoe,...

Well said. I love my diesel. Drove up to Tahoe, and it just cruised up the hills without even breaking a slight sweat. Just a pleasure to drive. Such a solid engine in a solid vehicle. 20k miles and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-12-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,226
Posted By spyderdoc
Thanks! Just ordered a set. I'll let you know how...

Thanks! Just ordered a set. I'll let you know how they look when I install them......
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