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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Rickm5X3
The 3rd row marketing campaign takes liberties...

The 3rd row marketing campaign takes liberties with ease of ingress/egress however:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laceJ7HEniE
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Rickm5X3
Keep in mind that there is virtually no cargo...

Keep in mind that there is virtually no cargo space with the third row deployed. Unless passengers like to hold the their belongings on their laps.

3rd row works fine for normal adults with a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Rickm5X3
X5M did not.

X5M did not.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-13-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Rickm5X3
So I open up my owner's manual for the 4.8i and...

So I open up my owner's manual for the 4.8i and flip to capacities.* Nope. I go to the index and look up oil and expect to see a sub-reference for capacity. Nope. Hmm. Lots of references to type...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-13-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Rickm5X3
That is a good indirect point you are making; the...

That is a good indirect point you are making; the 235 will let you go to a lower tread depth and still have acceptable performance (depending on tire properties of course). The wider you go, good...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-12-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Rickm5X3
235/60/18 works fine on style 209. Ran that...

235/60/18 works fine on style 209. Ran that setup with Pirelli Scorpion for 2 winters. Really odd aesthetically and didn't lend to extra winter prowess. Most of the time (dry pavement) my 4.8i felt...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,329
Posted By Rickm5X3
My other car is an E70 X5. Previously, my other...

My other car is an E70 X5. Previously, my other cars were E53 X5's. I really need to branch out.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-28-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Rickm5X3
Our 4.8i gets lousy mileage, has lots of wind...

Our 4.8i gets lousy mileage, has lots of wind noise, and smells of fir. Haven't figured it out yet. 478468
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-25-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By Rickm5X3
This is the best path. Preferably the person you...

This is the best path. Preferably the person you approach is a service advisor. It is all about your approach, but they may have comfort with reading some info off the screen.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-24-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By Rickm5X3
No, it is well documented and your post was super...

No, it is well documented and your post was super helpful. I'm just that one guy who has had three N62 engines (all tow vehicles and run to limits) and haven't been dealt this hand. :angel:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-22-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,471
Posted By Rickm5X3
Great words to live by.

Great words to live by.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,471
Posted By Rickm5X3
And yes, definitely drive the diesel. You might...

And yes, definitely drive the diesel. You might like the wall of torque that it has right off idle. I do. Your wife might not like filling up at oily handled pumps and having the scent of diesel...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,471
Posted By Rickm5X3
You will know it has AD if there is a "Sport"...

You will know it has AD if there is a "Sport" button immediately aft of the shifter.

http://image.trucktrend.com/f/34490205+w750+st0/2011-BMW-X5-xdrive35i-shifter.jpg
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,471
Posted By Rickm5X3
Just keep in mind that hauling soccer gear and...

Just keep in mind that hauling soccer gear and maybe a folding chair or two with the third row deployed is a no go. Unless passengers hold the gear on laps.

Unless you get the diesel, mpg won't be...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,471
Posted By Rickm5X3
Air bags on the e70 (rear only) are an easy and...

Air bags on the e70 (rear only) are an easy and reasonably priced fix if a bag fails. The benefit of the self leveling for those of us that trailer or haul 7 people occasionally far outweigh worrying...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Rickm5X3
I've drawn the conclusion that you bought the gas...

I've drawn the conclusion that you bought the gas 35i vs the 35d diesel. Waiting to see if crystal ball is accurate.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Rickm5X3
Load capacity for the factory roof rails is 165...

Load capacity for the factory roof rails is 165 pounds. Very much designed for load carrying; not cosmetic.

Your engine is designated "N55" (BMW engines carry a common code across car platforms)....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,471
Posted By Rickm5X3
Sport seats "present" much better IMO (pictured),...

Sport seats "present" much better IMO (pictured), but not even close to comfort as the aptly named other seats. 476977
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,471
Posted By Rickm5X3
+1 on comfort seats. One of the best options out...

+1 on comfort seats. One of the best options out there, right behind Adaptive Drive, but in front of Premium Audio and Active Steering. Big fan of 3rd row too. We put kids and adults back there. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-18-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,715
Posted By Rickm5X3
I was just following the thread for the trivia. ...

I was just following the thread for the trivia. Apparently we intervened in DR in 1965 as well. Now we just occasionally holiday there.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-15-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,715
Posted By Rickm5X3
I think he meant US territory, such as Puerto...

I think he meant US territory, such as Puerto Rico. DR is not, unless I've missed some recent news. I can see how one might think so though based on our past involvement.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-14-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By Rickm5X3
Just be careful with the DWS in winter...

Just be careful with the DWS in winter conditions. It is an amazingly versatile tire and does better in winter than you'd expect, but it is still an A/S tire that has inherent limitations, and tends...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-09-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Rickm5X3
My rambling views from living with multiple BMW...

My rambling views from living with multiple BMW SAVs over the years:

1. Buying the right car (and prior owner) is more important than year. A fastidious owner who took care of their car is more...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-09-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By Rickm5X3
Which one? 50i 35d or 35i?

Which one? 50i 35d or 35i?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By Rickm5X3
Fair enough. Enjoy that 50i (just kidding!). ...

Fair enough. Enjoy that 50i (just kidding!). E70 is a great platform.
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