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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-29-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By John Galt
I'll try and snap a day and night picture...

I'll try and snap a day and night picture tomorrow. I have the extended, which is LED lit and has the extra info in the bottom of the instrument cluster. I test drove one with a standard and it...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-28-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,097
Posted By John Galt
Another Eco pro tip: to initiate coasting but...

Another Eco pro tip: to initiate coasting but still slow the vehicle, apply VERY gentle brake pedal pressure and you can use the brakes while still keeping the vehicle in coast mode. If you apply...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-25-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,097
Posted By John Galt
Driving my 35d in EcoPro nets me about 10-11%...

Driving my 35d in EcoPro nets me about 10-11% savings of mileage over nearly every tank of fuel, and I mean nearly EVERY tank. YMMV.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-22-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By John Galt
Turbo-charged and Super-charged 4 cylinder? What...

Turbo-charged and Super-charged 4 cylinder? What could go wrong...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-19-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By John Galt
Tag. Thanks very much for the write-up. We're...

Tag. Thanks very much for the write-up. We're going to jettison the wife's F30 for a 2016 X3 35i and this is music to my ears. Now to decide on DHP...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-15-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By John Galt
You'll get a few MPG better mileage too. I have...

You'll get a few MPG better mileage too. I have 18" RFT's on my 35d and when I mount my winter tires and wheels (non-runflat tires) I get better mileage, even though the tread is an aggressive winter...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-10-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 891
Posted By John Galt
My 35d averages 32 MPG on the highway, going 10...

My 35d averages 32 MPG on the highway, going 10 MPH over limit, in Eco Pro mode (I'm in field sales and drive close to 50k miles per year so I've got a lot of data). Total average mileage over the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-03-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,714
Posted By John Galt
I bought the space-saver spare for mine as I...

I bought the space-saver spare for mine as I drive in very remote places, none of which likely stock a tire I'd need, and I also run non-runflats in winter tires. To answer the question above about...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-14-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By John Galt
Yeah, WTF?!? There's some shady sh!t going on...

Yeah, WTF?!? There's some shady sh!t going on there... Regarding the hissing noise, do you have adaptive (air) suspension? Otherwise, could be the side bolsters inflating/adjusting when getting into...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 05-05-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By John Galt
Unless I'm misunderstanding your question, the...

Unless I'm misunderstanding your question, the Savvy plugs directly into the OBD port.

-John
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-28-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By John Galt
In DS mode from a stop, stomping on the...

In DS mode from a stop, stomping on the accelerator results in VIOLENT acceleration up to 30-40MPH. I have scared the hell out of buddies riding with me who grouse me about driving an "oil-burning...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-27-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By John Galt
I can only imagine! I drove a gasser Jeep Grand...

I can only imagine! I drove a gasser Jeep Grand Cherokee with the anemic V6 from a generation ago as a company car in the past and that damn thing only netted something like 15.7 MPG. I was stopping...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-27-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By John Galt
Thanks gents! I've got a one-year review in the...

Thanks gents! I've got a one-year review in the works...

-John
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-27-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By John Galt
And the highest mileage award goes to...

Who here has more miles on their F15 than me? Bought new exactly one year ago tomorrow:
...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-27-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,079
Posted By John Galt
Agreed! My 35d averages around 32 MPG, and that's...

Agreed! My 35d averages around 32 MPG, and that's not constantly driving the speed limit. If I were to hyper-mile it, I can get way north of that (as is evident with the one tank I tried this and...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-24-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,769
Posted By John Galt
I disagree, V Rod Muscle. I originally purchased...

I disagree, V Rod Muscle. I originally purchased HUD to get the LED instrument cluster with enhanced data (which comes with HUD, not the one that people are retrofitting) and thought HUD was a...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-23-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,079
Posted By John Galt
35d is my choice and a STRONG contender! Aside...

35d is my choice and a STRONG contender! Aside from drag racing stoplight to stoplight or on the highway (although another poster stated what I would, the 35d will give any gasser a run for his...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-22-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,055
Posted By John Galt
Me three. Nearly bought one when I lemoned my E70...

Me three. Nearly bought one when I lemoned my E70 but the abysmal gas mileage, antiquated V8, funky styling and weird rear door killed it for me. Come to think of it, I wouldn't get one...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-18-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By John Galt
In-cabin micro filter wet and moldy? Not sure but...

In-cabin micro filter wet and moldy? Not sure but worth checking out. Have you had your X serviced yet?
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-18-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By John Galt
sDRIVE35i and XDrive35d are completely different....

sDRIVE35i and XDrive35d are completely different. 35i is the 3.0 liter turbo gas engine and the 35d is the turbo diesel. I suggest you POUR over the BMW website to understand everything you can (and...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-15-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By John Galt
You had better call your SA and file a complaint....

You had better call your SA and file a complaint. Should have a whistle installed on your X5 :rofl:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-13-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,114
Posted By John Galt
You also need to take into consideration the...

You also need to take into consideration the anti-gelling additives in our MN and regional diesel, which certainly affects MPG. I see a slight drop in MPG but not as much as you have, although my X5...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 04-13-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By John Galt
Tip for you: Pick up a free paint can opener...

Tip for you: Pick up a free paint can opener (metal hook-ended tool) for free at Lowes or Home Depot and knock off the small burr that some have at the curve in the hook with a little sand paper. I...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-13-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,600
Posted By John Galt
Agreed. House always wins, no matter how good a...

Agreed. House always wins, no matter how good a deal I "feel" I'm getting.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-13-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By John Galt
Have you driven a 35d? I'm in love with mine!...

Have you driven a 35d? I'm in love with mine! Makes the gasser feel anemic.

-John
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