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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-02-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By SkipSauls
Here's a link to a thread with information on the...

Here's a link to a thread with information on the transmission reset:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=261285

This works on my 35d, but over time it will "learn" to be less...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By SkipSauls
I'm pretty sure that you can choose to show...

I'm pretty sure that you can choose to show diesel only when doing a search in the nav. However, it's been my experience that getting through all of the screens to do so is silly. I haven't tried...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-02-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,148
Posted By SkipSauls
I'm approaching one year and 12K or so miles,...

I'm approaching one year and 12K or so miles, with pretty similar results to other posters. I've tracked every tank and typically get 22 to 23 MPG. I base my results on miles traveled divided by...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-04-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,155
Posted By SkipSauls
I wish they'd just get on with using one flat...

I wish they'd just get on with using one flat panel for the instrument cluster and another large one for the center console. Let me change the display to look and feel like I want, and get rid of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-02-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By SkipSauls
I'd like for the nav to use the route being sent,...

I'd like for the nav to use the route being sent, as well as other "remember my route" options. There are a few routes where I go a different way than what the nav suggests, and I would like it to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-01-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,709
Posted By SkipSauls
I just posted the following on xbimmers.com in a...

I just posted the following on xbimmers.com in a similar thread:

I don't have the source handy, but a while back I saw a post where someone explained that the 40d and 35d are actually quite...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-27-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,209
Posted By SkipSauls
Has anyone tried using a bit of "gummi pflege" to...

Has anyone tried using a bit of "gummi pflege" to address the squeaks? 11 years ago when I had an e52 it was suggested to pick up a tube from the BMW dealer, applying it sparingly in places that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,878
Posted By SkipSauls
Don't assume that the dealer inflated them...

Don't assume that the dealer inflated them correctly. Mine were close to 40 PSI all around, and when I adjusted them to the correct pressures the ride was much better. I've been driving on the 19"...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-07-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,938
Posted By SkipSauls
If you look at the engine bay on each you'll...

If you look at the engine bay on each you'll notice that the 40d has a 2-into-1 air intake while the 35d has a single intake, which no doubt helps the engine breathe better. One or both of the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-28-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,117
Posted By SkipSauls
I experienced the same thing when moving from my...

I experienced the same thing when moving from my 335i (e92) to the X5. However, on the e90 LCI loaner I had a few months ago the little doors were missing, and I wasn't sure if these were a feature...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-28-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,636
Posted By SkipSauls
Rain-X and others also make glass "scrubs" that...

Rain-X and others also make glass "scrubs" that work on the most stubborn stains. These have an abrasive (but not harsh) and in my experience are good for old and "baked on" stains that vinegar...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,117
Posted By SkipSauls
The recommendation seems to be to not use it on...

The recommendation seems to be to not use it on most car seats:

LATCH and Top Tether Information for Child Safety Seat Restraints (http://www.car-safety.org/latch.html)

However, it may be...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,140
Posted By SkipSauls
I think that the Oyster/Black combination looks...

I think that the Oyster/Black combination looks great, but with a 21 month old and a 14 year old, it didn't seem practical. I've had my Cinnamon/Black X5 for a couple of months now and despite...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By SkipSauls
It looks like the X5 35d has the ZF 6HP26 TU,...

It looks like the X5 35d has the ZF 6HP26 TU, which may also be known as the 6HP28, and is rated at 700 Nm or 516 lb-ft of torque. The amount of HP isn't directly relevant as it is a factor of RPM. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By SkipSauls
The visors need to be about 1 inch taller and a...

The visors need to be about 1 inch taller and a couple of inches wider, covering the corner above the A-pillar. It would also be nice to have the double-visors that are found on other makes!
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-11-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,942
Posted By SkipSauls
I might keep mine for a while, but only if it...

I might keep mine for a while, but only if it proves to be a lot more reliable than my 2007 e93 335i!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-10-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,811
Posted By SkipSauls
X5 Horror Pics

For the folks who cringe at the thought of their X5 being covered in snow, it's not the snow falling on it that's the issue, it's the gunk that builds up when you're driving! This isn't even the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-06-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,447
Posted By SkipSauls
I considered the standard competitors such as the...

I considered the standard competitors such as the ML, GL, Q7, Touareg, Cayenne, RR Sport, LR4, and Yukon Denali/Hybrid. Where available I was most interested in the diesel engines, and all of them...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-22-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By SkipSauls
As another poster said you can assign one of the...

As another poster said you can assign one of the buttons to this. However, mine seems to either not be working, or it has its own idea of what "night" is. It gets dark here around 5, but in night...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-22-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By SkipSauls
I've been driving diesels for years and I think...

I've been driving diesels for years and I think I've picked up a few "habits" that can help out with this. The first is that you always hold the handle so that the nozzle is pointing up instead of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-16-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,313
Posted By SkipSauls
X5 35d - 1 month, 1000 mile report

I picked up my 2011 X5 35d on November 16 from Co's BMW in Loveland, Colorado. Like many other folks I took advantage of the $1000 over invoice, $3500 eco credit, $2500 holiday credit, and so on,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-10-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 69,070
Posted By SkipSauls
2011 X5 35d, delivered on 11/16/2010 ...

2011 X5 35d, delivered on 11/16/2010

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=257943&stc=1&d=1292013733
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,544
Posted By SkipSauls
I was about to say that it must have been removed...

I was about to say that it must have been removed on the LCI as mine doesn't have a REST button like my 335i did. A quick check of the manual seems to imply that pressing the right side of the fan...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,041
Posted By SkipSauls
Which tires do you have? I'm on 19's with the...

Which tires do you have? I'm on 19's with the Bridgestone DUELER H/L 400 RFT tires and on most surfaces they're good, but on grooved pavement the car tends to feel a bit "squishy" at times. It's...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,575
Posted By SkipSauls
I'm impressed with the GasBuddy app on the iPhone...

I'm impressed with the GasBuddy app on the iPhone and took a few screenshots of it. It's $2.99 from iTunes, so about the cost of that last gallon of diesel that you might wish that you had... ...
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