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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-25-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,787
Posted By henrycyao
I think your average driving has a lot to do with...

I think your average driving has a lot to do with the reliability experience. I can tell if you are using original battery for 10 years, your battery does not experience high heat and frequent short...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-28-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,065
Posted By henrycyao
I have less faith with dealer than I have with...

I have less faith with dealer than I have with independent. Dealer has less to lose when they messed up. Where as the independent are very sensitive to reviews and recommendation. I like that in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-21-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By henrycyao
Here is my observations in Bay Area. Some Prius...

Here is my observations in Bay Area. Some Prius driver are very aggressive. They change lane constantly and passing other cars. Some are, as describe, slow. BMW drivers fall into two camps as well...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-02-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,481
Posted By henrycyao
Strange thing happened today, my dealer made an...

Strange thing happened today, my dealer made an appointment for me on April. I wonder if this related to that. I will call to see if there was a glitch in the system or they do want to do some engine...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-02-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,481
Posted By henrycyao
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-01-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,481
Posted By henrycyao
I read on diesel forum that there is a software...

I read on diesel forum that there is a software update for our engine that supposed to reduce problem for short trip. Has anyone gotten it yet?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-28-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By henrycyao
I agree. It is still lead acid battery. I don't...

I agree. It is still lead acid battery. I don't think Lead acid is that sensitive to charging current and voltage as other battery technology. Its one of the reason why cheap Car still like them. I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-28-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,481
Posted By henrycyao
Nobody needs an SUV for daily commute period...

Nobody needs an SUV for daily commute period either 40 miles each way or 4 miles. SUV is there for the long vacation and the few time you need to carry stuff. We buy our car for the worst case...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-20-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,334
Posted By henrycyao
I think I have isolated the rattle locations. It...

I think I have isolated the rattle locations. It is from the rear passenger door near the reading light. When you press into inner cut out where you can hold the handle, there is metallic click...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-18-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,084
Posted By henrycyao
It should not. I checked on BMW USA. Looks like...

It should not. I checked on BMW USA. Looks like you can order the adaptive anti roll stabilization on the 35D with the 3rd row seats. In the E70, this was definitely the case as I have an X5 with...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-16-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,084
Posted By henrycyao
Sway bar's purpose is to couple the suspension...

Sway bar's purpose is to couple the suspension between left and right side of a car. So as you corner, the sway bar stiffen the suspension to reduce body roll. The only reason to be adaptive for anti...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-16-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,829
Posted By henrycyao
I am confused. I assume the higher the y-axis the...

I am confused. I assume the higher the y-axis the more comfortable the car is. The higher the x-axis, the more sporty the car feels. Yet, more than one think F15 is less sporty in standard suspension...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-07-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,949
Posted By henrycyao
A few questions: Where did you buy the...

A few questions:

Where did you buy the transfer case oil? Is one bottle good enough?

What is the weight of differential oil? I could not find it.

I am thinking of doing a drain and refill of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-05-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,334
Posted By henrycyao
Looks like I may need to isolate the creak sound...

Looks like I may need to isolate the creak sound and fix it myself. Kinda disappointed. My dad infinity held up better than this car.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,011
Posted By henrycyao
Yes, those European shipping is kind of stupid...

Yes, those European shipping is kind of stupid for critical parts.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,784
Posted By henrycyao
88C is the target as Ipcapital wrote. There are...

88C is the target as Ipcapital wrote. There are variation.The 2010 seem low even in city driving. I get 85C in the city. The 2012 is about right. I recommend time to change the thermostat in the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-02-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,334
Posted By henrycyao
Not yet, I will be asking the dealer to look at...

Not yet, I will be asking the dealer to look at it since it is still under warranty. That won't happen until end of this week. I will post once the dealer identified a solution.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-27-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,011
Posted By henrycyao
Every time I drove up that attitude, my X5 feels...

Every time I drove up that attitude, my X5 feels like it is out of breath and barely seem to pass with as much vigor as it did at sea level. If I live up there, I think I will always buy 8 cylinder...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-27-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,011
Posted By henrycyao
I was surprised how well Ford Focus drives every...

I was surprised how well Ford Focus drives every time I got it on a business trip. The steering was sharp, precise, and agile. I like the DCT shifting up and willing to stay high when I press on the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,542
Posted By henrycyao
The first year 2014 X5 have been rated average...

The first year 2014 X5 have been rated average for reliability by consumer reports. The BMW 3 series dropped from Consumer Reports recommended list because of reliability problem. It's not just the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By henrycyao
The normal operating temperature takes quite a...

The normal operating temperature takes quite a while than a minute or two of idle to reach. If you use the hack, you will find that temperature is not near 88C controlled by the temperature gauge. In...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By henrycyao
You don't warm up the car by idling. Just drive...

You don't warm up the car by idling. Just drive and be light on the accelerator pad. The gear will shift at higher RPM to warm up engine faster.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,011
Posted By henrycyao
True. When I owned Chrysler Town and Country, my...

True. When I owned Chrysler Town and Country, my repair shop routinely use after market parts. Some of those parts are better quality than the factory. When you buy mass market cars, you get more...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,011
Posted By henrycyao
If Ford Edge is as fun as their Ford Focus, it is...

If Ford Edge is as fun as their Ford Focus, it is a winning combination. I really wanted to get a Ford Focus and let my wife drives the X5. She won't do it and ended up getting a 2015 Mercedes C300....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By henrycyao
A flush to me means more than just remove the...

A flush to me means more than just remove the brake fluid. It actually involve in circulating the fluid the brake fluid with a pump for a while to literally clear out any possible old fluid in the...
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