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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-19-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,264
Posted By hsindogg
I have the 20" staggered Style 214's. The...

I have the 20" staggered Style 214's.

The RFT Dunlops that came on them were awful. It was like riding on bricks. I switched out to AWS Conti's and it was night and day. I did have 2 flats on...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-08-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By hsindogg
I think the CA key in the trunk is a specific...

I think the CA key in the trunk is a specific scenario that the keys were designed for.

Lock the X5, open the trunk door with the CA key, and then put the CA key in the cargo area. Then try to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-08-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By hsindogg
If the CA battery is low, it should give you a...

If the CA battery is low, it should give you a low battery key warning in the dash.

On another note, I've left my CA keys in my golf bag before, closed the trunk, and locked myself out...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-22-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By hsindogg
It squeaked even when not breaking. I feel like...

It squeaked even when not breaking. I feel like the squeaking was most prevalent when I hit uneven pavement slabs, and not the big things like speed bumps.

All I had done was the front brake pads...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By hsindogg
Had some weird chirping noises from my front end...

Had some weird chirping noises from my front end too. Same as you, not all bumps, and more common on smaller ones.

After my brake pads were replaced it went away, so I attributed it to the...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 06-14-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By hsindogg
I used to live in Canton, but my wife made me...

I used to live in Canton, but my wife made me emigrate to the suburbs of DC.

I wouldn't mind learning how to change the oil in my E70 one day.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-08-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By hsindogg
I somewhat agree with that, that's why I was just...

I somewhat agree with that, that's why I was just wondering if what the shop said was plausible, and it seems like it is. However, they have lost my trust. I had the repair done and the lead...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-07-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By hsindogg
I'm the original owner, had it since June 2010. ...

I'm the original owner, had it since June 2010. I think said they lubed the caliper housing properly, but sometimes the pistons don't retract flush into the bushing because of wear and tear/debris. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-07-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By hsindogg
No, they said the rotor and pad didn't need to be...

No, they said the rotor and pad didn't need to be replaced. Yeah there's another indy shop near me, but I'm on borrowed time (rented a car), and they said they wouldn't charge labor to fix it, just...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-07-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By hsindogg
Groove is not bad at all, less than 1mm I'd...

Groove is not bad at all, less than 1mm I'd guestimate, I drove at most 50 miles on it right after the pad replacement.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-07-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By hsindogg
Had it flushed with the front brake pad change.

Had it flushed with the front brake pad change.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-07-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By hsindogg
Did I get hosed? Brake repair...

Now that my 2011 X5 is out of factory maintenance, I took it to an indy shop that was recommened by the BMW CCA.

I had my front brake pads and rotors replaced. 3 days later, I hear some weird...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By hsindogg
Also try the rearseat headrests. Lube the metal...

Also try the rearseat headrests. Lube the metal inserts, that did it for me.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-28-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By hsindogg
No shake, about 35K miles into my Conti DWS. ...

No shake, about 35K miles into my Conti DWS.

I had the them road force balanced as well. Out of the 4, 1 wheel was right at the limit for balancing spec and the local shop recommended that I send...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-02-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By hsindogg
You saved me about $1,500. The bolt sheered off...

You saved me about $1,500. The bolt sheered off at an angle, and was double-threaded to the alternator. The indy shop basically said they'd have to destroy and replace the alternator to get the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By hsindogg
Thanks a bunch. Edit: Called BMW - I have...

Thanks a bunch.

Edit: Called BMW - I have to look up my service record, but according to BMW LLC, if the recall was previously "fixed", which I would have had done by the dealer when it was under...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By hsindogg
If it's subject to recall, should it be covered...

If it's subject to recall, should it be covered by BMW? Or should I take it to the dealer? It's at an independent shop right now.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By hsindogg
First real issue with my 2011 35d

So this morning as I was idle and letting the car warm up, I heard a pop. Then the batter light came on and a message "battery charging malfunction"

Then I tried to back out and it had no power...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By hsindogg
Nice! I used to live in Canton, at Tindeco...

Nice! I used to live in Canton, at Tindeco Wharf.

I have the Continental DWS 20" 275/315's. They are quiet, and comfortable. They handle just OK in snow in the DC metro area like today. Very...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-07-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,092
Posted By hsindogg
I have the Conti's too. I put them on after the...

I have the Conti's too. I put them on after the Dunlop OEM runflats wore out. Yes, they are a comfortable ride, and pretty quiet. But the sidewalls are really soft. I hit a pothole once at an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,347
Posted By hsindogg
Yeah, I understand. What I mean to say is,...

Yeah, I understand. What I mean to say is, normal DRL setting is AE's and orange parking lights.

What you want is just the AE's, no orange parking lights right?

What you have is the AE's +...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,347
Posted By hsindogg
Basically, you're trying to have the DRL's...

Basically, you're trying to have the DRL's without the orange parking lights on right?

From the coding screen, maybe you have to turn off the DRL - High Beams too. (first option in the second...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 27,573
Posted By hsindogg
The pipe that the DEF goes into. Yeah, I'll try...

The pipe that the DEF goes into. Yeah, I'll try with a flathead. I felt around and couldn't find any clips or screws around the opening, so I figured it was just a matter of force, but didn't want...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 27,573
Posted By hsindogg
It's located on the right side of the engine...

It's located on the right side of the engine block, under the air intake fube.

But for the life of me, I can't seem to remove the air intake tube to access it....there doesn't seem to be any clips...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-15-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,498
Posted By hsindogg
I also purchased my X5 from Passport. I...

I also purchased my X5 from Passport. I recommend Stephen Ludwig, I'm fairly sure others on this forum have recommended him too. He's very very responsive and I even email him questions here and...
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