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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By smyles
I guess prices on used E70 have fallen enough,...

I guess prices on used E70 have fallen enough, and we're about to see more and more posters like OP...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-05-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By smyles
If you decide to go the OEM route, I have CIC...

If you decide to go the OEM route, I have CIC camera for sale in classifieds.
Forum: Off-Topic 07-01-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By smyles
Damn, AT&T and VZN are trying hard...

Damn, AT&T and VZN are trying hard...
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 06-29-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By smyles
CIC Reversing camera p/n 66539216283

Reversing camera p/n 66539216283.
For E70/71 and other models with CIC.

$100 shipped in continental US.
Forum: Off-Topic 06-29-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 3,398
Posted By smyles
It wasn't a dive, per se, but rather an...

It wasn't a dive, per se, but rather an embellishment. In hockey it offsets the foul itself and both parties are penalized. Wish something similar existed in soccer.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-26-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By smyles
Number of LEDs. Given the directional nature of...

Number of LEDs.
Given the directional nature of LED light emittance, you can stick 100 of LEDs, call it "gigawatt", sell for $500, and still the outer rings will be barely visible in broad daylight.
Forum: Off-Topic 06-24-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 580
Posted By smyles
One thing I learned when contemplating the idea...

One thing I learned when contemplating the idea is that even partial shadow shuts down the entire panel.
And while utility co sells you power at retail, they buy back at wholesale, so your surplus...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,200
Posted By smyles
Heavy steering.

Heavy steering.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By smyles
The only fix is to place a piece of rubber or any...

The only fix is to place a piece of rubber or any other padded material b/w the pump and bodywork.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By smyles
Not sure if it works only "within few seconds",...

Not sure if it works only "within few seconds", but yes, it's known hidden feature, nothing to do with CA.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By smyles
There's a hose that usually wobbles when the pump...

There's a hose that usually wobbles when the pump is running. Follow it and you'll locate the pump.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-18-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By smyles
Check if the pump is touching bodywork; the...

Check if the pump is touching bodywork; the noise/vibration could be amplified by this, and the pump itself is fine.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-18-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By smyles
Check the throttle body operation (and condition).

Check the throttle body operation (and condition).
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-17-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By smyles
Based on 2 yrs experience with ceramic Hawk pads...

Based on 2 yrs experience with ceramic Hawk pads on my Mini - never again. OEM (or "OE compound") pads all the way.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-11-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By smyles
Google...

Google (https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#newwindow=1&q=E70%20xenon%20ballast)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-10-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By smyles
only 1.2 in drop? sissy talk... ...

only 1.2 in drop? sissy talk...

https://i.imgur.com/oQD2KOO.gif
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-10-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By smyles
Have you read error codes with...

Have you read error codes with BMWHat/Rheingold/etc.? There are multiple sensors in climate control. One of them is humidity sensor behind the rearview mirror that may temporarily engage "window...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-09-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,710
Posted By smyles
OP, how's your mileage compared to pre-hail?

OP, how's your mileage compared to pre-hail?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-09-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By smyles
IIRC all US X5s have leather; it's just the type...

IIRC all US X5s have leather; it's just the type that varies.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-06-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By smyles
OEM wheels would have BMW and 7 digit part number...

OEM wheels would have BMW and 7 digit part number stamped on inside.
Replicas would have VIA, size, or nothing at all.

And don't expect much for yr 21s even if originals, due to already...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-01-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,194
Posted By smyles
Some brands like Continental have road hazard...

Some brands like Continental have road hazard insurance included for certain tires like DWS.

But yes, replacing a damaged tire is your responsibility unless you bought some kind of protection...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-01-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By smyles
Yep. It's a safety/comfort feature and is...

Yep. It's a safety/comfort feature and is determined by the protector lenses profile. And btw 'sharp cut-off' is irrelevant to the light source - xenons, halogens, whatever - it's just more apparent...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-31-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By smyles
X5 xenons color temp - measured in Kelvins - is...

X5 xenons color temp - measured in Kelvins - is closer to natural day light vs. bluer side like, say, in Japanese cars, plus they don't have that sharp cut off line. Hence the perception of being...
Forum: Off-Topic 05-30-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By smyles
Get off my lawn!! that's why

Get off my lawn!! that's why
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By smyles
I think you misunderstand the whole xenon vs....

I think you misunderstand the whole xenon vs. halogen thing, but anyway, xenon bulbs can deteriorate, but usually they don't go bad simultaneously. If you feel both headlights are weak, then it's...
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