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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-06-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By RPsX5d
I have a 2011 X5d . . . I did *not* buy it used,...

I have a 2011 X5d . . . I did *not* buy it used, but I can certainly offer you a data point on how good (or bad) this vehicle has been.

Odometer on my X5d is around 82,000 miles - mixture of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-06-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By RPsX5d
Recalling from memory - yes there was a...

Recalling from memory - yes there was a re-program involved . . . I believe to let the system know a new device/connection has been installed. This re-program was one of the most clumsiest ones I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By RPsX5d
OP - I am with ard on this one - dealer did not...

OP - I am with ard on this one - dealer did not complete the job as promised . . . a properly working hitch PLUS all other parts working like they did prior to this hitch install.

Yes I would...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-30-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,915
Posted By RPsX5d
+1 The first time I printed out the spec ard...

+1

The first time I printed out the spec ard had put up on a different thread and showed it to the mechanic at the AAA certified shop I use (Automotive Consultants (http://www.acdublin.com/), yes...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-23-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By RPsX5d
+1 for Menzerna PowerLock . . . I apply two...

+1 for Menzerna PowerLock . . .

I apply two coats and let each one cure overnight . . . I know it is probably an overkill but if I time it correct (as to when I do this), overnight cure is not an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-22-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,834
Posted By RPsX5d
+1 Mine (2011MY diesel with Option 214...

+1

Mine (2011MY diesel with Option 214 wheels and 3rd row) routinely returns 21.9 - 22.3 mpg (about 60/40 city/hwy). When the car was new it used to return 23.3 mpg. It just crossed 80,000...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-22-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,834
Posted By RPsX5d
^^^ Do you have the 3rd row seat option and/or...

^^^ Do you have the 3rd row seat option and/or the 20 inch wheel/tire option (Option 214)?

Yes that is excellent mpg! :thumbup:
Forum: The Detail Department 04-19-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By RPsX5d
I have tried both Pinnacle waterless...

I have tried both Pinnacle waterless (http://www.autogeek.net/pinnacle-waterless-car-wash.html) wash and Optimum No Rinse (ONR) (http://www.autogeek.net/no-rinse-wash.html). Neither generates the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-19-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By RPsX5d
Two thought camps - one says don't change...

Two thought camps - one says don't change transmission fluid, just follow BMW recommendation of "lifetime". The second camp says change it around 50-70,000 miles for trouble free transmission. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-18-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By RPsX5d
Could not agree with you more! :thumbup:

Could not agree with you more! :thumbup:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-15-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,193
Posted By RPsX5d
Video: How to access hidden menu...

Video: How to access hidden menu (https://youtu.be/envKMwftf6w)

PDF: Hidden OBC Menu (http://www.scoopz.com/m5board/E60_Hidden_OBC_Instructions.pdf)

07.00 - Menu option for Engine Coolant...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-12-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,193
Posted By RPsX5d
Just my opinion / experience . . . diesels are...

Just my opinion / experience . . . diesels are great, 300/500,000 miles for this engine is nothing . . . you are more likely to get tired of the car than the car actually falling apart - provided it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-11-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,193
Posted By RPsX5d
+1 My 2011 (June 2010 build) has been...

+1

My 2011 (June 2010 build) has been running near flawless . . . currently at ~80,000 miles and running like a champ . . . just got back from a 1,800 mile run, absolutely no issues.

Initially...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-03-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By RPsX5d
I don't think so . . . the key FOB is just a...

I don't think so . . . the key FOB is just a device to transfer information stored in your vehicle to the SA's advisors computer . . . so either key should work

It would be nice if we had access...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-02-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By RPsX5d
As I understand it - there are two settings - ...

As I understand it - there are two settings -
(a) a hard coded date - even if you left your car parked in the garage for the entire time, after this date iDrive will show an amber oil change...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-31-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By RPsX5d
OP - thanks for sharing this info . . . my exact...

OP - thanks for sharing this info . . . my exact problem . . . I too have the X5 Oyster color . . . yes the paint wears off around the wings edges on the driver's seat - I tend to step out of the car...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-29-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Sticky: DIY and How-To
Views: 15,849
Posted By RPsX5d
Google "DIY bmw e70 thermostat replacement" ...

Google "DIY bmw e70 thermostat replacement"

Here is sample hit . . . may not be your exact engine . . . but once you get a general idea you should be able to improvise . . .

BMW X5 Thermostat...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-20-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,095
Posted By RPsX5d
^^^ Not too late unless you have a time...

^^^

Not too late unless you have a time constraint on your end . . . you can always cancel and rebook . . . and it should not cost a penny - at least that is how BMWUSA works.

The builder on...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-19-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,095
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks for clearing this up for me. ccorodan...

Thanks for clearing this up for me.

ccorodan - if I were you I would contact BMW directly (not the dealer) and ask them if this is true. You may also want to do a build using BMWUSA website and...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-18-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,095
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks for the explanation, very well written and...

Thanks for the explanation, very well written and explained! :thumbup:

Follow up question - ccorodan's original question (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8969218#post8969218)...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-14-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,095
Posted By RPsX5d
opasha - thanks again for all the good...

opasha - thanks again for all the good information.

What you wrote sure makes sense . . . searched for ARS just to understand it a bit better - here is one explanation...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-13-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,095
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks opasha! Does DHP use a...

Thanks opasha!

Does DHP use a magneto-rheological damper or some variant of that to minimize body roll?
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-13-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,095
Posted By RPsX5d
I too would like to know the answer to your...

I too would like to know the answer to your question . . .

My understanding - the stock suspension also uses a magneto-rheological damper - when you switch from comfort to sport the mangnetic...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-13-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,095
Posted By RPsX5d
Your point well taken . . . what I was trying to...

Your point well taken . . . what I was trying to say is - if cost is not a big concern, don't listen to the likes of a dealer who has other vested interest to speak against DHP . . . and many buyers...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-13-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,095
Posted By RPsX5d
This was exactly my experience - went to three...

This was exactly my experience - went to three different dealerships, each one told me the same exact story . . . people order it for "sporty driving", "makes no difference in everyday driving",...
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