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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By ard
Warranty? Never a single issue with it? ...

Warranty?

Never a single issue with it?

Every change ATF?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By ard
based on one single code, Id not think...

based on one single code, Id not think battery...yet.

See if it comes abck..or something else crops up.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By ard
If it still recovers the compressor is prolly OK....

If it still recovers the compressor is prolly OK.

As I guess you have researched, th bags fail first and then with neglect of this issue the comp burns up.

Report back
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By ard
Hey, wrong oil for a diesel- but if you arent...

Hey, wrong oil for a diesel- but if you arent hung up who are we to worry?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By ard
My recollection for the V8.

My recollection for the V8.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By ard
Also, BMW only pays the dealer "factory rates"...

Also, BMW only pays the dealer "factory rates" for labor. Well below the 'over the door' prices...AND they specifiy how many hours they pay- far less than what the dealer is quoting here.

As a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By ard
Not sure.... GL

Not sure....

GL
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Yesterday, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By ard
All the pricing resources YOU can see for free...

All the pricing resources YOU can see for free are garbage. They are not accurate. Dealers simply donot pay those prices.

Along with those silly prices, look at the 'retail' prices and 'private...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By ard
Maybe a partial brain fart on my part...I was...

Maybe a partial brain fart on my part...I was thinking rear differential since I read the term "rear"....

This part is up front, I think ALL those links are germane to your issue. Read and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By ard
"sent the car in to the dealer"????????? ...

"sent the car in to the dealer"?????????

I've got to make the unfair assumption that the dealer feels (for some reason) that he can charge you whatever he wants and you'll just pay it.

Anyone...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By ard
your posts are so incomplte and incoherent it is...

your posts are so incomplte and incoherent it is hard to understand what value you think they bring to the OP.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-02-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By ard
they are giving you 8500, appriasal on galves is...

they are giving you 8500, appriasal on galves is 9450 and you're in a tizzy?!?!?

This is the price you pay for the convenience of a trade in.

OTOH, you can drive it for 18 months- save 10k in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-02-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By ard
1000% agree. IMO do not think the dealer...

1000% agree.

IMO do not think the dealer will be a temple of wisdom where they will- for whatever diagnostic charge they quote- provide you with a PERFECT DIAGNOSIS.


The fact that messing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-02-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By ard
Clearly. OP- what kind of "mechanic"? ...

Clearly.


OP- what kind of "mechanic"? Just a guy? or a qualified BMW technician?

I assume he has looked at the shifter, transmission and motor mounts....how about all the wiring harnesses,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-02-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 761
Posted By ard
Did the indy monitor actual fuel pressures? ...

Did the indy monitor actual fuel pressures?

Or just a standard error code reader and a free week driving an X5 around?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-02-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By ard
"oil shop"?????????? wonder what oil they...

"oil shop"??????????

wonder what oil they put in it.


Cheap will be expensive.... you think this guy knows WTF he is talking about? This is a speedy oil change type place?? "Mechanic"?

...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-01-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By ard
Tips: 1. Wash the wheel well liners,...

Tips:

1. Wash the wheel well liners, especially where the sensor wire is routed. This will reduce the crap falling in your eyes when you are removing the little plastic clips/flaps/covers.

2....
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-01-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By ard
Thumbs up to Ninong on that post. ;) ...

Thumbs up to Ninong on that post.

;)

This American Life podcast called 129 Cars...worth a listen if car sales interests you. More for consumers, the sales guys know this stuff.

last day of...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-01-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By ard
Many have reported that a quick conversation with...

Many have reported that a quick conversation with the store manager- "Im picking up a new car and would like to buy a tire warranty from you the same day- can I drop by and set that up?" would work...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-01-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By ard
Hmmm. How did this 'encounter' manifest...

Hmmm. How did this 'encounter' manifest itself????

Warnings on dashboard; a diagnostic computer? etc, etc.

I am not aware of a "US regulatory change the language" warning....

Please describe...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-01-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By ard
Lemon? In texas? You guys dont like consumer...

Lemon? In texas? You guys dont like consumer protection laws, remember? Let companies do what they want and the market will sort it out. whoops...wrong forum.

Take your time, do the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-31-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By ard
What's that? :angel:

What's that?

:angel:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-31-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By ard
Yes they have. Cut apart the B pillar and fix...

Yes they have. Cut apart the B pillar and fix the defective welds. Pretty straightforward.

The problem is BMW dealers have gotten more skillfull at deflecting and avoiding - until you are out of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-31-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By ard
ATF fluid viscosity changes DRAMATICALLY when...

ATF fluid viscosity changes DRAMATICALLY when warm.

How many miles on yours? How often was the ATF serviced? How long since last change?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-31-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By ard
You SA is a moron, liar, or both.

You SA is a moron, liar, or both.
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