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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-28-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 34,977
Posted By mecheng1
I will not post the VIN number for the simple...

I will not post the VIN number for the simple reason that I would not want to influence someone one way or another. My truck could be an excellent buy with free Dinan Stage 2, new tires, new battery...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-20-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 34,977
Posted By mecheng1
Agreed. However, my 135i with N55, DCT, and...

Agreed. However, my 135i with N55, DCT, and Dinan Stage 2 is great. I run it on the track and drive it very hard, it never complains, never even uses any oil.
Unlike the N63 which had used a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-19-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 34,977
Posted By mecheng1
Brian: The best advice that I can give is Do not...

Brian: The best advice that I can give is Do not buy ANY used 2011 X5 50i with over 50,000 miles, regardless of VIN numbers given on any website or Forum. They WILL be a headache. This was the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-17-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 34,977
Posted By mecheng1
ard: What a pompous person you must be berating...

ard: What a pompous person you must be berating me "By NOT posting the vin you are in fact complicit in a car dealer foisting a problematic car on a new buyer"

439 postings on this one...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-16-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 34,977
Posted By mecheng1
It was traded and is long gone now. Hopefully,...

It was traded and is long gone now. Hopefully, someone can afford to fix the gremlins and will enjoy the power. However, I suspect that this in not an isolated case for the early N63 engines. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-16-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 34,977
Posted By mecheng1
Had the same message on mine last month. Engine...

Had the same message on mine last month. Engine went to reduced power again. Stopped switched off and restarted and the warning was gone and so had the misfire. Took back to dealers who had had it...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 05-14-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,304
Posted By mecheng1
https://youtu.be/iwuHBAX1Gpw here is the...

https://youtu.be/iwuHBAX1Gpw

here is the link to the launch control testing.
Just using up my RFTs before changing to Michelin Pilot super sports.........great improvement on the track and in...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 05-14-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,304
Posted By mecheng1
Thanks for your reply. This was all my stupidity...

Thanks for your reply. This was all my stupidity and forgetting how to use launch control. I had DTC and DSC turned off. Only DTC should be off, select 1st gear, brake and gas and release brake. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-01-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By mecheng1
I have had the oil consumption issue investigated...

I have had the oil consumption issue investigated numerous times since new, now at 52,000 miles. I track these things and have been getting between 800 miles to 1100 miles per quart. Also when I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-30-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By mecheng1
mine is about the same. 850 miles on the last...

mine is about the same. 850 miles on the last quart.......Ridiculous!!!!.
On the other hand my 2011 135i M Sport with a Dinan Stage 2 that I track, uses zero oil! Even when thrashing it around the...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-12-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,622
Posted By mecheng1
Dinan Stage 2. Makes a huge difference and it's...

Dinan Stage 2. Makes a huge difference and it's covered underwarranty.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-12-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 34,977
Posted By mecheng1
Mine has been in the shop for a week now, they...

Mine has been in the shop for a week now, they are waiting on parts and will be replacing! the timing chains. Wow, what went wrong at 51,000 miles to warrant this?

I have complained about...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-09-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By mecheng1
It is currently in for the Recall Campaign...

It is currently in for the Recall Campaign 14V-176 VANOS assembly bolts and timing chain replacement recall.

Mechanic wasn't sure if the noise was from the transfer case and he "thought" that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-09-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By mecheng1
2011 X5 50i: popping/binding noise at very low speeds

2011 X5 50i: Driving at maybe 3-4 mph I can hear a quiet popping noise seems to be coming from drive train. Any experiences on whether this could be coming front driveshaft or transfer case?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-09-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 34,977
Posted By mecheng1
Took my 2011 X5 50i with Dinan Stage 2 tune and...

Took my 2011 X5 50i with Dinan Stage 2 tune and 51,000 miles in to my Dealer last week for the VANOS bolt replacement recall. I was suprised when they called me back and said that they also were...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 11-04-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By mecheng1
Does Anyone REALLY know: 135 replacement tire size

Does anyone have first hand experience about installing Michelin PSS 235/40R18 on stock rims to reaplce the OEM 215/245 RFTs? I thought that the 235/40R18 would be OK and was going to order from...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-04-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 995
Posted By mecheng1
Anyone really KNOW about?: 135 tire clearances

Does anyone have first hand experience about installing Michelin PSS 235/40R18 on stock rims to reaplce the OEM 215/245 RFTs? I thought that the 235/40R18 would be OK and was going to order from...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-31-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By mecheng1
Agree. Yes that is my plan. To go to 235 all...

Agree. Yes that is my plan. To go to 235 all round. Of course the added beneft would be the ability to rotate the tires. It sounds like the PSSs might be the best compromise from the responses. ...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-31-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By mecheng1
Agreed. My driving technique "needs some...

Agreed. My driving technique "needs some improvement" for sure, so I can't blame it all on the tires, suspension, etc. Certainly the car pushes with the 215 on the front. I'm hoping that going up...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-30-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By mecheng1
Thank you guys for your speedy and fact filled...

Thank you guys for your speedy and fact filled responses. I was tending towards the Michelin PSS and thinking of going 235s all round. Do you think that the fronts would throw chunks as quickly as...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,304
Posted By mecheng1
135 launch control

The launch control on my 2011 Dinan Stage 2 135i has just stopped working. I rarely use it, so it's not from overuse. Anyone run into this problem?
Just wont rev up and bring the flag icon up.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 920
Posted By mecheng1
135 Track/Road Tires

Anyone have any recommendations for new tires for my 2011 Dinan 135i which would be best for both track days and road use. I don't want to get a dedicated set of tires for track days. The OEM 215...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-30-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By mecheng1
bmw 135i track tires

Anyone have any recommendations for new tires for my 2011 Dinan 135i which would be best for both track days and road use. I don't want to get a dedicated set of tires for track days. The OEM 215...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,708
Posted By mecheng1
RickM5X3 Sorry that I didn't reply sooner, but...

RickM5X3 Sorry that I didn't reply sooner, but yes the whine has gone for good.
Now I just have the whine from my wife when I excercise my new Dinan Stage 2 tune
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By mecheng1
Dinan Stage 2 1/4mi times anyone?

So here are a few data points for a Dinan Stage 2 on my 2011 X5 50i.
Dyno test 480 lb-ft at the wheels.

Bradenton Raceway in Fla, head wind, 85F. 60ft- 1.991, 1/8mi time 8.767s, 1/4mi time...
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