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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-11-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,214
Posted By Newmanium
I debadged mine, was easiest just with hair...

I debadged mine, was easiest just with hair dryer, and pulling it slowly. The dental floss didn't work too well, perhaps I was doing it wrong.

I love the debadged look myself, but be aware that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-07-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,317
Posted By Newmanium
For reference, check for MSD arrived one week...

For reference, check for MSD arrived one week after sale. Sold the car on a Sunday, check arrived following Monday.

Thumbs up to BMWFS.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-04-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,204
Posted By Newmanium
With leasing, you can sell, trade in, transfer...

With leasing, you can sell, trade in, transfer lease to another person, or buyout at end of lease. Mileage penalties only occur in if you turn in at lease end.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,396
Posted By Newmanium
Corona rings have been around forever. They are...

Corona rings have been around forever. They are switching to LED Corona, you won't be getting them on your 2011.

Good thing we know you're getting 3 point seatbelts as well ;)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-02-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,317
Posted By Newmanium
Correct, no sales tax here. Don't be jealous, we...

Correct, no sales tax here. Don't be jealous, we have very high income and property tax, and plenty of speed-tax cameras.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,317
Posted By Newmanium
BMWFS returns after purchase is cleared. Dealer...

BMWFS returns after purchase is cleared. Dealer said expect 2-3 weeks.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,317
Posted By Newmanium
2011 35d resale value after 6 months

We had to sell our 2011 X5 35d 6 months after purchasing (unplanned move), and figured it'd be useful for people here to have feedback on what resale is like for a lightly used 35d. We loved the X5,...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-24-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,310
Posted By Newmanium
Not to mention that LeaseFolks.com spams up...

Not to mention that LeaseFolks.com spams up Craigslist (seach for their name and Craigslist in Google) with ads, they also flag down by-owner lease transfer ads.

In 2005, the owner solicited...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 02-21-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 481
Posted By Newmanium
Forum: Off-Topic 02-16-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,310
Posted By Newmanium
Just in case anybody on here is interested in...

Just in case anybody on here is interested in LeaseFolks (only post I could find on bimmerfest)... STAY AWAY.

I have an ad on Craigslist for a lease transfer with their anonymizing email setup. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,958
Posted By Newmanium
Are they aware that it wasn't started with the...

Are they aware that it wasn't started with the gasoline in the car? Should just be a matter of draining and refueling with diesel, nothing like a 1200 charge. Can you call around to other...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,218
Posted By Newmanium
As many others have echoed, this is normal...

As many others have echoed, this is normal looking oil. Amazing how many are so convinced that extra oil changes are so important, and use anecdotal evidence like appearance to justify.

Only...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,841
Posted By Newmanium
I have exact same problem - had the steering...

I have exact same problem - had the steering wheel replaced, new one started up with same problem about 3 weeks later. But it's only about 10% of the time now, and has had a good streak lately, so...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-12-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,240
Posted By Newmanium
Tires tires tires. If there's no grip, there's no...

Tires tires tires. If there's no grip, there's no special "snow mode" that can help you out... you're just out of luck. I've seen some roads around here get iced up, and AWD cars with chains on all...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-10-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,240
Posted By Newmanium
It's about a 2k expense, and saves you from...

It's about a 2k expense, and saves you from having to buy regular new tires at end of lease - considering your average lease will run you around 30k for 3 years, not that bad.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-10-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By Newmanium
My Acura opened without key/ignition/anything -...

My Acura opened without key/ignition/anything - just push the button on the mirror, the door opens. Hear about Acura's getting cased in the media for garage robberies?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-10-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By Newmanium
It works that way for me - ignition on mode (push...

It works that way for me - ignition on mode (push start without foot on brake) allows garage opener to work.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-09-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,240
Posted By Newmanium
I've got the Pirelli snowtires, and they feel...

I've got the Pirelli snowtires, and they feel great on dry pavement - I think they're rated for 130mph, recommended for use on the Cayenne. I had some snow tires on my old TSX that were definitely...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-09-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,240
Posted By Newmanium
Without winter tires, you're not going to get...

Without winter tires, you're not going to get much grip, and spinning out is the likely result.

Turning off DSC will allow more wheel spin, not less - I think you're seeing the throttle spike...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-09-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,896
Posted By Newmanium
BMW has a stupid design with this, I set off the...

BMW has a stupid design with this, I set off the alarm on New Years Eve. Trunk doesn't open with a quick press, you have to hold it for a bit, but if you're too long... panic alarm. Why not put the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-07-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,113
Posted By Newmanium
I turned left on an unprotected green right in...

I turned left on an unprotected green right in front of somebody when I was 16, and the combination of complete panic, and many loud curse words directed my way were enough to serve as very effective...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,139
Posted By Newmanium
I did it - found the official PDF install...

I did it - found the official PDF install instructions someplace a while back (sorry, don't have them anymore). Was harder than I expected, does involve cutting a bit of the black bumper. You don't...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-03-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,516
Posted By Newmanium
I just got back from a nice drive in the country...

I just got back from a nice drive in the country at night - I thought the high beams were spectacular, everything in the world lit up crystal clear. But, it wasn't raining, that can make a huge...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-29-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,764
Posted By Newmanium
FYI, I got my OEM 209 for $750 shipped - tires...

FYI, I got my OEM 209 for $750 shipped - tires had about 4/16" of tread left, not that I cared. Shipping is expensive - and at this price, was on eBay twice.

Getting a Craigslist hit would be a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-27-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Newmanium
Your dealer can find out exactly where your X5 is...

Your dealer can find out exactly where your X5 is if they're motivated - i.e., be a squeaky wheel.
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