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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-08-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By John Galt
Have you driven the new F15 d? I'm not going to...

Have you driven the new F15 d? I'm not going to categorize "other drivers like me" in my N of 1, since I have no idea how the F15 d feels for them. What I'll tell you is fact, based on my impressions...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-07-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By John Galt
Well my personal experience coming from driving...

Well my personal experience coming from driving an E70 with (as you have indicated) twin turbos and driving my new F15 with a single turbo is that the F15 is significantly more refined, has less...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-07-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,819
Posted By John Galt
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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-06-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By John Galt
I vote buy an aftermarket set of rims in a...

I vote buy an aftermarket set of rims in a smaller size. Those wide 20's will "float" like crazy on the snow. I ran the Blizzaks on my E70 35d with the base 18 inch rims and they were outstanding in...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-06-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By John Galt
Running all different brands- Freedom, BP,...

Running all different brands- Freedom, BP, Holiday, etc, and I'm averaging 31.8 MPG, actual calculation (miles at on odometer divided by gallons at the pump). I drive 90% Hwy, 10% City. I average...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-06-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By John Galt
Boo to finding the used E70 with the goal of...

Boo to finding the used E70 with the goal of "more power." My F15 can SMOKE my former E70 35D based on the new transmission and better torque curve. The HP is only down 10 in the F15 but "felt power"...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By John Galt
Off topic, but @finnbmw: How many miles did you...

Off topic, but @finnbmw: How many miles did you get out of your E70's? I had every intention of getting more than 200k out of mine until I had to lemon the damn thing at 16 months of ownership,...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By John Galt
Let's talk about leasing of BMW's, which is...

Let's talk about leasing of BMW's, which is something I've gotten very good at doing, since the wife likes to drive new ones every few years. Few easy steps:

1. Negotiate price of the vehicle the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-30-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By John Galt
Yeah- those DAMN REAR TIRES in that one photo:...

Yeah- those DAMN REAR TIRES in that one photo: "Be still, my beating heart!"
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-07-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By John Galt
That's way too much! EVERYTHING is negotiable,...

That's way too much! EVERYTHING is negotiable, including the extended maintenance program. I saved a bunch on the one I bought after finding out what a dealer via the internet would sell it to me for...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-02-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By John Galt
I'd be curious to see some photos (exterior and...

I'd be curious to see some photos (exterior and inside) to see how your RSA X5 compares to my NA one. Congrats on the new ride. I'm getting an average of 30.9 MPG calculated dividing mileage on...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-29-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,244
Posted By John Galt
I heard rumors of a triple-turbo in-line V6.

I heard rumors of a triple-turbo in-line V6.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-24-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By John Galt
When you do the film, make sure you keep the bugs...

When you do the film, make sure you keep the bugs off the front in the summer. I'm in field sales and spend a tremendous amount of time driving my X5 in wide-open states like SD, ND, IA, etc. I had...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-21-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By John Galt
How far up your windshield do the washers spray?

I noticed today that I believe one of my windshield washers (on passenger side) appears to be adjusted too low and not spraying the same height as the other two. Then I started looking at how all...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-21-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,622
Posted By John Galt
Pull out the seat to insulate the wiring? That...

Pull out the seat to insulate the wiring? That sounds like a great way to come up with even more rattles... I'm curious to hear what they find.

-John
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-19-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,014
Posted By John Galt
Wow- you guys have bigger balls than I do... Sure...

Wow- you guys have bigger balls than I do... Sure looks scary messing with the airbag! I'd hate to think I got it right, get in a violent front-end collision, then not have it deploy, or deploy in...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-15-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By John Galt
@bimluva: Bummer on the "i" when it comes to MPG....

@bimluva: Bummer on the "i" when it comes to MPG. Not sure that will get much better, however at least your engine note is mean :)


-John
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-15-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By John Galt
..and damn, have they ever got the transmission...

..and damn, have they ever got the transmission right on the F15 35d. My E70 d was always wanting at least one extra gear when cruising on the hwy. The new one is so much better at keeping the engine...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-13-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By John Galt
Two top-off's on the trip today averaged 30.9MPG...

Two top-off's on the trip today averaged 30.9MPG and 30.6MPG, both calculated based on actual odometer readings divided by gallons pumped. This was calculated at 85% hwy driving at 78-85MPH in strong...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-08-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By John Galt
Cruising range!

Wow- couldn't be happier with the new 35d! This was calculated after my first tank of nearly 90% hwy driving:

<a...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-08-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By John Galt
Put 1,1xx mils on in a week, in my new X 35d and...

Put 1,1xx mils on in a week, in my new X 35d and it has been solid so far! Averaged almost 28mpg including the poor mileage of first picking it up and driving around the city. The second tank netted...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-10-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By John Galt
That was indeed a really strange turn of...

That was indeed a really strange turn of events... Best of luck on your search!

-John
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By John Galt
Update: got a call from the dealership service...

Update: got a call from the dealership service advisor and "side mirror motor replaced (for the FOURTH TIME!!!) and back hatch and steering column are operating as engineered..." I find this...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-02-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By John Galt
Thanks all- no, not a lease. I have a number of...

Thanks all- no, not a lease. I have a number of years left on the note. I purchased it with the intent to drive it well into six-figure mileage range and purchased an extended warranty through the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-01-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By John Galt
Plagued by electrical gremlins... Suggestions welcomed!

Hello All,

(ETA: Here's the Cliffs Notes version for those who'd rather not read through my post:
Anyone here have these issues with steering column failing to return to correct height, coupled...
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