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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 19,973
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: 202
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: 1,617
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: 1,211
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: 27
Views: 2,876
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: 88
Views: 19,973
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: 1,023
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: 1,023
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: 88
Views: 19,973
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: 1,023
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: 88
Views: 19,973
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: 88
Views: 19,973
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...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-25-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By mecheng1
Suggestions for Track day tires

After running hard all day at Roebling Road Raceway yesterday, my front RFTs have chunked pretty badly on the outside shoulders. Any suggestions on suitable replacement tires which would hold up...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-25-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,617
Posted By mecheng1
I have tried that at several Dealers and none of...

I have tried that at several Dealers and none of them will do it.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By mecheng1
2011 X5 50i Rear hatch problems

I have an intermittent problem with the rear hatch. Sometimes pushing the inside switch gives a click and the hatch doesn't open. Have to do it manually. Sometimes pushing the button on the hatch...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By mecheng1
So you want to switch out from the M tires to...

So you want to switch out from the M tires to some skinny ones.....Really?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-19-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By mecheng1
Upgraded wives are too expensive these days.

Upgraded wives are too expensive these days.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 12-18-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,662
Posted By mecheng1
Chunner. Well said. I had the same questions as...

Chunner. Well said. I had the same questions as you have asked and would be interested in some valuable feedback.
Unfortunately there are too many people like BestCS on forums who are...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-18-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By mecheng1
How to Repair Wheel Rim Damage

OK, so my wife has rubbed the rim on one front wheel along the curb on my otherwise immaculate Dinan X5 50i. :cry: What is the conventional wisdom on how I can buff out the damage. Any repair kits...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-26-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By mecheng1
Yes, that was my first thought too, but I am...

Yes, that was my first thought too, but I am unfamiliar with this engine as of yet. I wondered if there were any other know causes such as belt tensioner bearing, or other ancilliaries. It isn't...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-26-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By mecheng1
chirping noise at idle

Anyone have any thoughts on a chirping noise at idle. Goes away as throttle is blipped and after extended warm up. thanks
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-25-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By mecheng1
I guess that I'm a person that can't be happy...

I guess that I'm a person that can't be happy with a coiled power cable running from the windshield under my arm pit. This isn't rocket science. Nobody will fry their ECU by tapping into a 12 volt...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-22-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By mecheng1
135i radar detector

I have just purchased a cpo 2011 135i convertible with 18,000 miles and want to know the best way to hard wire in power for my Garmin and radar detector. Possibly from mirror or fuse box? However I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-14-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,640
Posted By mecheng1
Oh, now you have hurt my feelings calling me a...

Oh, now you have hurt my feelings calling me a "message board wonk" as opposed to a "serious enthusiast". What is the definition of a serious enthusiast anyway, cos I want to be one too? The only...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-09-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,640
Posted By mecheng1
I'm getting the Dinan stage 2 installed on...

I'm getting the Dinan stage 2 installed on Tuesday and also the 15% discount which applies through the end of November.
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