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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-30-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,848
Posted By clinkinfo
So I'm back. It turns out, my passenger side...

So I'm back. It turns out, my passenger side cable was shot. Don't know if there's much you can do preventatively, I guess if you experience any hood "issues", I wouldn't hesitate to change the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-25-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,848
Posted By clinkinfo
Yeah, the safety latch design is different, I...

Yeah, the safety latch design is different, I don't think you can get a normal tool on the main latch to push. A custom tool, maybe, if you had another e70 and some time to fashion it.

I removed...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-23-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,605
Posted By clinkinfo
I'm not surprised! There are no longer "cheap"...

I'm not surprised! There are no longer "cheap" body repairs, everything costs thousands on these cars. My headlight was hit by snow form a plow and that cost $4000 to fix!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-23-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,848
Posted By clinkinfo
I'm not certain yet because I'm just waiting for...

I'm not certain yet because I'm just waiting for the replacement parts before I bother to pull the spring latches out.

If I was going to guess though, theres a couple possibilities. the cable...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-23-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,848
Posted By clinkinfo
so unfortunately I now understand why none of the...

so unfortunately I now understand why none of the e70 threads with hood problems ever come back with a solution. I am going to tell you up front, this problem is genuinely a nightmare. but I'm...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,848
Posted By clinkinfo
Did anyone every come up with a solution? The...

Did anyone every come up with a solution? The e70 does not have the cable running in the front of the radiator and like others, I don't see a way to gain access to the second latch to release it!?!...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-18-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,165
Posted By clinkinfo
How many roof problems do we need?

My goodness, how many pano roof problems do you need before we can collectively file a class action law suit? ALL 4 of my BMW's with the roof, 100%, have had the defective drain issues with repairs...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By clinkinfo
I'm not sure I understand your perspective, and I...

I'm not sure I understand your perspective, and I think it's probably a minority opinion, especially among those of us with engineering backgrounds.

The rep took the time to explain the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-06-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,994
Posted By clinkinfo
I'm happy to say, your skepticism is totally...

I'm happy to say, your skepticism is totally unfounded. I've been running the setup now for 2 winters and the car is a tank in the snow with the 20 inch DWS's. Anyone who is trying to convince you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-15-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By clinkinfo
Tell me about it! $1600 for the headlight, $500...

Tell me about it! $1600 for the headlight, $500 for the headlight control module, and I don't recall the power mirror part cost. And that's just the raw parts cost...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-15-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By clinkinfo
Makes sense, thanks.

Makes sense, thanks.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-15-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By clinkinfo
Thanks for re-posting those links. I had already...

Thanks for re-posting those links. I had already searched and read through them, they are helpful.

The plow kept on going, so I didn't get to find out the driver or truck at that moment, the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-15-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By clinkinfo
Diminished value claims

Long story short, My x5 was hit by a snow plow last week. Actually, not a snowplow but the actual snow load from a county snowplow. The snowplow was plowing a divided multi-lane road, throwing snow...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-29-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,011
Posted By clinkinfo
I can't agree fast enough! The BMW system's...

I can't agree fast enough! The BMW system's stink. Interface stinks, data stinks, and routing logic stinks. And oh, it's the most expensive freaking thing (including the updates!).

It's...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-29-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,694
Posted By clinkinfo
I agree with people's sentiment that DVD's are...

I agree with people's sentiment that DVD's are not a likely media moving forward and most things will be digital and on tablets. However, for right now, I use the DVD player AUX input to broadcast...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-29-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,694
Posted By clinkinfo
I installed this one: ...

I installed this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-5-Inch-TFT-LCD-Armrest-Monitor-With-Built-In-DVD-Player-In-Car-Media-3-Colors-/181037014308?pt=US_Car_Monitors_w_Built_In_Player&hash=item2a26a59d24...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,973
Posted By clinkinfo
This is not good advise. Summer tires in your...

This is not good advise. Summer tires in your width are not effective in snow, the rubber compound gets too hard in cold temperature and can't sustain traction (as others have said).

Honestly,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,832
Posted By clinkinfo
No question, other drivers and situational...

No question, other drivers and situational awareness of their locations and control (or lack of) is important.

And I respect your choice to run dedicated seasonal tires, certainly there's...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,832
Posted By clinkinfo
I didn't say it did. The hypothetical 30 foot...

I didn't say it did. The hypothetical 30 foot example provided was obviously IMPLYING you can't stop in time without winter tires. My point, don't be 30 feet away and unable to stop if you need 42...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,838
Posted By clinkinfo
I've noticed people on this forum don't seem to...

I've noticed people on this forum don't seem to do much on their cars (modifications or repairs it seems).

however, when I start a thread I like to at least provide any more information I can for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,832
Posted By clinkinfo
The testing is great, but there's also an element...

The testing is great, but there's also an element of common sense and safety that you have to exercise in bad weather. I go to parking lots covered in snow/ice and periodically practice stopping...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,832
Posted By clinkinfo
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=600660&highlight=


I did the same DWS swap in my 20 inch setup. FANTASTIC SWITCH and FANTASTIC TIRE, I completely agree, it's a different car. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,838
Posted By clinkinfo
Figured I'd come back and provide an update. I...

Figured I'd come back and provide an update. I did go ahead and install the Remus system on my 2008 E70 4.8. The installation requires cutting and a bit of fitting, not a huge job but it's also not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-31-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,994
Posted By clinkinfo
I assume you have the same tires? If not, this...

I assume you have the same tires? If not, this assessment does not apply, this is my specific experience with the continental DWS's on the 20 inch staggered setup, it will not translate to any other...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-30-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,994
Posted By clinkinfo
So I figured I'd come back and provide an update....

So I figured I'd come back and provide an update.

I'm running the 20 inch staggered setup and I've switched over to the Continental DWS's.

There have been 2 snow storms here in the last week,...
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