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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) Yesterday, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Pat_X5
+1 no FWD if you really care about driving....

+1 no FWD if you really care about driving. :thumbup:

Get the AWD instead - never ever get a FWD....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-13-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By Pat_X5
Get the half liter DEF with the auto pour nozzle...

Get the half liter DEF with the auto pour nozzle from VW/Audi/BMW.
Keep the empty bottle once you use it.
Then carry the 5 gallon DEF bulk box (from any truck stop) and use the empty half liter by...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Pat_X5
Yup, mine was done a month after picking up from...

Yup, mine was done a month after picking up from the dealer.

Then recently, the was a wiring short near the EGR causing limp mode as the 5 volt line was supposedly melted and caused a short...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-12-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Pat_X5
Bore diameter and offsets are different. I had...

Bore diameter and offsets are different.
I had the exact same rims on my 2002 E53.

I would pass - too old of a design unless you want to mess with spacers & hub centric adapter.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-12-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Pat_X5
I would trust a hitch installation from a So Cal...

I would trust a hitch installation from a So Cal hitch specialist - not BMW.

My last 2 hitch installations were done by Rack N Road in Costa Mesa call them @ 800-722-5872

They did a beautiful...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-06-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Pat_X5
Do you have 2 remote key fobs ? The second one...

Do you have 2 remote key fobs ?
The second one may be causing confusion.
I notice the seats, mirrors, radio station, temp, etc changes - that when both keys are nearby or in the car...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-04-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Pat_X5
Yes I saw a similar setup today driving up...

Yes I saw a similar setup today driving up Highway 101 in Northern California - a huge fishing boat towed by an X5d - you should have seen the boat - it was larger than the X!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-04-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By Pat_X5
Yes the crossbars come off when I am not using it...

Yes the crossbars come off when I am not using it for fishing/hunting/long distance travel (roofbox) or ski trips (ski rack).

I use the cross bars a lot for those activities but prefer not to have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-02-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By Pat_X5
Very welcome. I just put up the Mercedes...

Very welcome.

I just put up the Mercedes roof box for a fishing trip.

Notice the front of the roof box overhangs the front due to the rear hatch that needs clearance.

The Rola cross bars fit...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-31-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Pat_X5
Try Craigslist - found mine half price.

Try Craigslist - found mine half price.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By Pat_X5
Well I think Rola is too lazy to check if the LCI...

Well I think Rola is too lazy to check if the LCI E70 will fit -

Here are the photos I took at night - sorry for the dark & grainy iPhone pix.

What I found: these Rola bars are 2 have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Pat_X5
Offsets would be off as well - so no, I would...

Offsets would be off as well - so no, I would stay away from using an E53 onto your E70.

Get a 18" BMW approved spare that you can put into your rear under floor space.

See my posts for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Pat_X5
Remember to use load resistors with LEDs or else...

Remember to use load resistors with LEDs or else you get Lamp Out warnings…..
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By Pat_X5
I have the Rola bars in my garage, will try it on...

I have the Rola bars in my garage, will try it on tonight.
The seller did say that she had them on her 2013 X5 so I think Rola didn't update their "Post LCI" model years…..
Will post...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Pat_X5
WTH ? black stripes ?? F-ugly gotta go…..

WTH ? black stripes ??
F-ugly gotta go…..
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By Pat_X5
Finally got the X back from the dealer. Went in...

Finally got the X back from the dealer.
Went in for a oil leak which they found: Leaking thorn charge pipe seal. Charge pipe leaking oil that connects turbo to air cooler.
The oil leak then caused...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-24-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,341
Posted By Pat_X5
When I was in the market, I looked at Jaguar but...

When I was in the market, I looked at Jaguar but none of my local dealers seemed interested in gaining business - they would not talk about price - guess they feel like people who want a Jag will pay...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-24-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Pat_X5
+2 Double FacePalm! :rofl: Why would you...

+2 Double FacePalm! :rofl:

Why would you want to "show off" your X5 with Euro plates under the California plates ?
Did your X5 actually get picked up in Munich ??

You are in California and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-24-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By Pat_X5
If the car is financed or purchased (not leased),...

If the car is financed or purchased (not leased), then look into opening up the headlight housing, then installing the choice of tons of aftermarket LED rings that you can get cheap on eBay.

If it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-24-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By Pat_X5
Ok, the X has been in the dealer service shop for...

Ok, the X has been in the dealer service shop for 3 days now and each time they call me, they tell me a different issue.
:confused:
Day 2: The leaky seals (turbo & coolant) have been fixed.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-24-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Pat_X5
OP, have you had the car checked by an...

OP,
have you had the car checked by an independent to see if the issue you are having may have been caused by an accident not reported ?

If you are keeping the car past the warranty, you may want...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 07-23-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By Pat_X5
+1 :thumbup: Having had 4 BMWs from 2002...

+1 :thumbup:

Having had 4 BMWs from 2002 till now, they ALL have the same speedometer issue - it's sort of nice not to worry about speeding tickets especially in small towns/cities that love to...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 07-22-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Pat_X5
Good point - my insurance will take care of...

Good point - my insurance will take care of damage to the wheels under comprehensive less deductible - when an original new BMW wheel will cost north of $600 each…

Tires - the RFT tires for mine...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-22-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Pat_X5
Diesel in Southern California was actually lower...

Diesel in Southern California was actually lower in cost compared to premium (91 octane) over the winter - diesel was the fuel that stayed pretty much stable.

While gasoline prices went up and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-22-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By Pat_X5
OP, is the trailer hitch wiring on your E70 put...

OP, is the trailer hitch wiring on your E70 put in by BMW (original BMW factory installed), installed by a dealer after production, or was it done after purchase by a 3rd party?

The reason I ask...
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