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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-16-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Posted By thisispaul
Anyone know how many miles you can put on the...

Anyone know how many miles you can put on the space-saver spare?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-24-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,062
Posted By thisispaul
So, RPsX5d, ard... If you only had access to,...

So, RPsX5d, ard... If you only had access to, call it 45, cetane fuel. You'd still buy one and run that gas? Or no.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-24-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,911
Posted By thisispaul
"My suspension is so stiff on the 50i wondering...

"My suspension is so stiff on the 50i wondering if some of the options to to adjust that are worth it."

Do you have AD? Also, do you have 20"s?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-22-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,062
Posted By thisispaul
Great info. Thanks.

Great info. Thanks.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-21-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,062
Posted By thisispaul
Diesel cetane rating importance

BMW recommends 50+ cetane fuel for their diesel engines but also claims that the engines can step down to run lower rated fuel, right?

Let's say in your region the fuel suppliers and refineries...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-25-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By thisispaul
Peppy TDI Q5

The 2013 Q5 diesel option looks promising, although the 2014 X5 diesel specs will undoubteldy widen the gap again:

"The 3.0 TDI delivers 180 kW (245 hp) and 580 Nm (427.79 lb-ft) of torque. The V6...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,264
Posted By thisispaul
X4?

X4?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-13-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,956
Posted By thisispaul
Yeah, read all about the previously lacking audio...

Yeah, read all about the previously lacking audio systems. The 50i and the 35i have new base systems for 2012 as will the 2012 35d ostensibly. Hence the question. Might not get good feedback until...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-12-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,956
Posted By thisispaul
2012 base 50i, to be specific.

2012 base 50i, to be specific.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-06-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,956
Posted By thisispaul
Base audio system

Anyone know if the new base audio is sufficient now compared to the old? Or is premium audio still required for decent sound.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-18-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,840
Posted By thisispaul
Real-world 50i MPG #s

Who's got 'em.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-06-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,223
Posted By thisispaul
Heh! I think I'm getting the picture now... Add...

Heh! I think I'm getting the picture now... Add to "Ignore" list and continue enjoying the boards. Check.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-06-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,223
Posted By thisispaul
If money equates to class, why is it that you...

If money equates to class, why is it that you paint such an inelegant and graceless picture of yourself. My wife drives a minivan. Perhaps you two will cross paths resulting in her tailgating you....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-01-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By thisispaul
At first blush, I'd say resale value goes up if...

At first blush, I'd say resale value goes up if eco credit disappears. Wouldn't you?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-22-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,923
Posted By thisispaul
SUV is for the proletariat. SAV is for the...

SUV is for the proletariat. SAV is for the bourgeoisie!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-17-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,589
Posted By thisispaul
Er... I'm in higher education. They don't let me...

Er... I'm in higher education. They don't let me drive big trucks.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-17-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,589
Posted By thisispaul
For what it's worth: I happened to spot a...

For what it's worth: I happened to spot a Sinclair fuel truck driver filling tanks this morning and pulled over to chat. He says that in winter he knows for a fact they pull from a pipeline with...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-17-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,589
Posted By thisispaul
"Dear Mr. thisispaul, Thank you for the...

"Dear Mr. thisispaul,

Thank you for the inquiry. The minimum cetane rating for diesel fuel sold in the US is 40. Chevron can only guarantee the product specifications. The cetane rating of each...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-16-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,589
Posted By thisispaul
And that's probably only so Harrison Ford can...

And that's probably only so Harrison Ford can fill up his Ford Super Duty.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-16-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,589
Posted By thisispaul
So now the obsessive-compulsive kicks in. The...

So now the obsessive-compulsive kicks in. The number on Chevron's "contact us" page for technical information on their fuels is disconnected. The "submit" button to email them appears to be broken,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-16-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,589
Posted By thisispaul
Sure. In California Chevron cetane is claimed to...

Sure. In California Chevron cetane is claimed to be 53 (http://www.chevron.com/products/tips/fuel-school/?&aID=98&cID=26).

And in Texas, minimum of 48...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-15-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,589
Posted By thisispaul
Chevron lists the "Western Region"--where I...

Chevron lists the "Western Region"--where I live-- cetane at 40.
http://www.chevron.com/products/prodserv/fuels/diesel_west_region.aspx
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-07-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,398
Posted By thisispaul
35d owners...

Did anyone do the extended maintenance upgrade figuring the DEF maintenance might make it worth it? I know, I know... "Find a good indy." But did anyone do it?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-05-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
Posted By thisispaul
Diesel fuel

Diesel fuel has consistently been 30 cents per gallon higher than premium and more in my area all winter. Just wondering if this would have influenced your decision to buy the 35d. I know that mpg...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,501
Posted By thisispaul
Was hoping "show us what you got" alluded to...

Was hoping "show us what you got" alluded to something visual. Pictures, perhaps?
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