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Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-12-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,409
Posted By mecheng1
Dinan Stage 2. Makes a huge difference and it's...

Dinan Stage 2. Makes a huge difference and it's covered underwarranty.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-12-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 27,093
Posted By mecheng1
Mine has been in the shop for a week now, they...

Mine has been in the shop for a week now, they are waiting on parts and will be replacing! the timing chains. Wow, what went wrong at 51,000 miles to warrant this?

I have complained about...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-09-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By mecheng1
It is currently in for the Recall Campaign...

It is currently in for the Recall Campaign 14V-176 VANOS assembly bolts and timing chain replacement recall.

Mechanic wasn't sure if the noise was from the transfer case and he "thought" that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-09-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By mecheng1
2011 X5 50i: popping/binding noise at very low speeds

2011 X5 50i: Driving at maybe 3-4 mph I can hear a quiet popping noise seems to be coming from drive train. Any experiences on whether this could be coming front driveshaft or transfer case?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-09-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 27,093
Posted By mecheng1
Took my 2011 X5 50i with Dinan Stage 2 tune and...

Took my 2011 X5 50i with Dinan Stage 2 tune and 51,000 miles in to my Dealer last week for the VANOS bolt replacement recall. I was suprised when they called me back and said that they also were...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 11-04-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 170
Posted By mecheng1
Does Anyone REALLY know: 135 replacement tire size

Does anyone have first hand experience about installing Michelin PSS 235/40R18 on stock rims to reaplce the OEM 215/245 RFTs? I thought that the 235/40R18 would be OK and was going to order from...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-04-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 949
Posted By mecheng1
Anyone really KNOW about?: 135 tire clearances

Does anyone have first hand experience about installing Michelin PSS 235/40R18 on stock rims to reaplce the OEM 215/245 RFTs? I thought that the 235/40R18 would be OK and was going to order from...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-31-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By mecheng1
Agree. Yes that is my plan. To go to 235 all...

Agree. Yes that is my plan. To go to 235 all round. Of course the added beneft would be the ability to rotate the tires. It sounds like the PSSs might be the best compromise from the responses. ...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-31-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By mecheng1
Agreed. My driving technique "needs some...

Agreed. My driving technique "needs some improvement" for sure, so I can't blame it all on the tires, suspension, etc. Certainly the car pushes with the 215 on the front. I'm hoping that going up...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-30-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By mecheng1
Thank you guys for your speedy and fact filled...

Thank you guys for your speedy and fact filled responses. I was tending towards the Michelin PSS and thinking of going 235s all round. Do you think that the fronts would throw chunks as quickly as...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,084
Posted By mecheng1
135 launch control

The launch control on my 2011 Dinan Stage 2 135i has just stopped working. I rarely use it, so it's not from overuse. Anyone run into this problem?
Just wont rev up and bring the flag icon up.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 875
Posted By mecheng1
135 Track/Road Tires

Anyone have any recommendations for new tires for my 2011 Dinan 135i which would be best for both track days and road use. I don't want to get a dedicated set of tires for track days. The OEM 215...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-30-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By mecheng1
bmw 135i track tires

Anyone have any recommendations for new tires for my 2011 Dinan 135i which would be best for both track days and road use. I don't want to get a dedicated set of tires for track days. The OEM 215...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,588
Posted By mecheng1
RickM5X3 Sorry that I didn't reply sooner, but...

RickM5X3 Sorry that I didn't reply sooner, but yes the whine has gone for good.
Now I just have the whine from my wife when I excercise my new Dinan Stage 2 tune
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By mecheng1
Dinan Stage 2 1/4mi times anyone?

So here are a few data points for a Dinan Stage 2 on my 2011 X5 50i.
Dyno test 480 lb-ft at the wheels.

Bradenton Raceway in Fla, head wind, 85F. 60ft- 1.991, 1/8mi time 8.767s, 1/4mi time...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-02-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,778
Posted By mecheng1
To follow up on my earlier post. I did get my...

To follow up on my earlier post. I did get my Dealer to hard wire in my radar detector. Cost $100, but they did a great professional job. It makes a huge difference and is worth every penny.
I...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-02-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,706
Posted By mecheng1
My input for what it is worth. Firstly, your...

My input for what it is worth.

Firstly, your question is interesting.
Secondly, this BestCS guy is a pompous ass who obviously has little to do with his time except displaying his amazing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,362
Posted By mecheng1
You can spin the tires? I have a Dinan Stage 2...

You can spin the tires? I have a Dinan Stage 2 X5 50 i and it never spins the tires on a wet or dry road ,no matter what. In what situation can you spin the tires?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,588
Posted By mecheng1
Smile Success at last!! No whine

Finally after 48,000 miles and many complaints to various Dealers the whining noise is gone.

I took my X5 back to my Dealer for the nth time, and based on comments on this thread, (thank you) ...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-27-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,322
Posted By mecheng1
I just wonder why BMW went the 215 front/245 rear...

I just wonder why BMW went the 215 front/245 rear in the first place? Handling balance?
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-27-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,322
Posted By mecheng1
I think that you are right. Best solution would...

I think that you are right. Best solution would be to get Bridgestone Potenza S-04 or Dunlop Direzza Z11 in 235/40R18 all round. Thanks
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,588
Posted By mecheng1
Thanks, I will check these out

Thanks, I will check these out
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-27-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,322
Posted By mecheng1
Good information. The problem is that the rear...

Good information. The problem is that the rear RFTs are in new condition while the fronts will be finished with another track day. I don't want to replace the fronts with RFTs, I want to eventually...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,588
Posted By mecheng1
Thanks. You mind telling me what supporting info...

Thanks. You mind telling me what supporting info you had? My Dealers tend to discount any diagnosis obtained from Forums. Tech Bulletins or part numbers are more likely to get them to take...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,588
Posted By mecheng1
Amazing, isn't it? I now have 45,000 miles on my...

Amazing, isn't it? I now have 45,000 miles on my X5 50i and it still whines at low speed and when revved in N at standstill. The noise is not heard at higher speeds but creeping around at 5 to 10...
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