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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-31-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 33,729
Posted By shark715
That's true, but that's for a different group of...

That's true, but that's for a different group of X5's. For example mine is covered by the warranty extension but not the TSB I believe you are referring to.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-31-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,402
Posted By shark715
Ask the Service Manager at you dealer if he...

Ask the Service Manager at you dealer if he agrees with that statement :-)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-31-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 33,729
Posted By shark715
You would think that would be the case, but the...

You would think that would be the case, but the warranty extension does not provide for dealers to be reimbursed by BMW for doing inspections.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-31-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,402
Posted By shark715
Edycol is absolutely correct!

Edycol is absolutely correct!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-02-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 33,729
Posted By shark715
Yesterday the front driveshaft broke on our 2011...

Yesterday the front driveshaft broke on our 2011 50i with a 12/10 build date (a few weeks outside the recall parameter) and 53k miles on the odometer. We had it towed to the nearest dealer. Looks...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-21-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 940
Posted By shark715
For whatever it's worth, I did the brakes on my...

For whatever it's worth, I did the brakes on my 50i on Friday (I'm at 50k miles), and here's what I ordered from Rockauto. I went with Centric's high carbon alloy rotors and their premium ceramic...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-21-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,720
Posted By shark715
You are right about them being higher profile...

You are right about them being higher profile than OEM, which is the same situation I had on my other vehicles. I thought that the extra thickness would make them less vulnerable in the winter, and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,720
Posted By shark715
When Costco has the Goodyears on sale for $10 a...

When Costco has the Goodyears on sale for $10 a set (quite often), yes I would consider triple the price to be "a lot more".

I don't mind spending more for a higher quality product when it makes...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,720
Posted By shark715
Resurrecting an old thread. The free maintenance...

Resurrecting an old thread. The free maintenance program for our '11 50i is now done, so I'm replacing the wiper blades for the first time on my dime.

Pretty nifty how easy they are to remove and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By shark715
I don't think it's so crazy :-) I've used Lexol...

I don't think it's so crazy :-) I've used Lexol products for decades and it does wonders for maintaining leather.

As for plastic and vinyl I've used a bunch of different protectants, Armor All...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-06-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By shark715
Coolant Replacement Schedule?

I have a 2011 50i that just hit 50k miles and it's coming up on 6 years of age. I don't see anything in the Service and Warranty Booklet regarding a factory recommendation as to when to replace the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 27,978
Posted By shark715
We've had the DWS's on a Mini Cooper and...

We've had the DWS's on a Mini Cooper and currently have them on our X5. Yeah, they are quiet and they do have a soft ride. I think the soft ride has much to do with the soft sidewalls. But when...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-27-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 26,323
Posted By shark715
I've long found it amusing how many times CR...

I've long found it amusing how many times CR notes that owners of a certain model are reporting much higher than average problems, owners are compelled to "come to the rescue" of the model they own...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,217
Posted By shark715
Wow, good memory! While we had no clutch issues...

Wow, good memory! While we had no clutch issues with the '12 (although it had an "odd" feeling to it, and I suspect it was merely a matter of time), with all the clutch issues other owners were...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,217
Posted By shark715
Fred, also thanks for posting the service reset...

Fred, also thanks for posting the service reset instruction video above. I carefully followed the instructions and was done in less time than it took me to walk out to the garage :-)

One question...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,217
Posted By shark715
Just got around to my first DIY oil change, as...

Just got around to my first DIY oil change, as the dealer did it for free last year as part of the N63 customer care package.

The $5.99 Pep Boys oil filter wrench worked just fine, and the oil...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,217
Posted By shark715
Fred, so what did you pick up in Munich last...

Fred, so what did you pick up in Munich last year? We were at the Welt in October and picked up an M235 convertible, and sold our 2013 CM the day before yesterday. So we are now Mini-less too, for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Posted By shark715
I was having the same issue with outer edge wear...

I was having the same issue with outer edge wear on my 20 inch front tires.

It appears I was able to resolve the issue by running the tires at a much higher inflation level versus the factory...
Forum: European Delivery 11-30-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,409
Posted By shark715
My favorite story is a few years back when I was...

My favorite story is a few years back when I was helping my sister buy a new X3 35i. The dealer told us that they could not discount the 35i price because they were in such tight supply. We returned...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-29-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By shark715
Yes, but only on the driver's side. The...

Yes, but only on the driver's side. The passenger side latch seems to close tight, but not the driver's side. I sprayed some white lithium grease on the latches, but it did not help. I'm going to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-29-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,402
Posted By shark715
I strongly disagree. If you push the 20's on my...

I strongly disagree. If you push the 20's on my X5 hard you can definitely feel the sidewalls flex, and that's versus other non RFT tires. The flip side is that the soft sidewalls provide for a...
Forum: European Delivery 11-27-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By shark715
Our car was at the dealer 33 days after our...

Our car was at the dealer 33 days after our Munich drop off. We dropped off our car in Munich 2 days before you...was your car also on the Torrens?

Looks like we must have been at the Welt at...
Forum: European Delivery 11-25-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,409
Posted By shark715
When we did our ED last month I recall having to...

When we did our ED last month I recall having to sign something when we picked the car up in Munich agreeing to certain restrictions about selling the car. We didn't pay close attention to it as we...
Forum: European Delivery 11-25-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,409
Posted By shark715
A blanket statement like that is erroneous...

A blanket statement like that is erroneous because the economics change substantially if you are buying a $100k vehicle versus a $50k vehicle.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 102,261
Posted By shark715
Why am I not surprised :-) This is from the same...

Why am I not surprised :-) This is from the same people that just agreed to a multi million dollar settlement for a class action lawsuit involving the timing chain tensioners on Mini's from...
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