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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 86,640
Posted By bimwad
I ran my first X5 (a 2001) to 300,000 miles...

I ran my first X5 (a 2001) to 300,000 miles without a transmission fluid flush. My current 2003 X5 has 196,000 miles on it without a tranny fluid flush and my 2010 X5 has 115,000 miles on it - again...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By bimwad
I agree that doing your homework on these cars is...

I agree that doing your homework on these cars is a wise idea. I had a 2001 X5 that I sold at 302,000 miles because I wanted an E70. My 2010 E70 now has 113K miles on it. Two years ago I bought a...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 02-14-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 14,317
Posted By bimwad
Hi Shawn, can you send me the link for CIC...

Hi Shawn, can you send me the link for CIC version please?
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 12-03-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,253
Posted By bimwad
I have had BMW's since 1993 and currently have a...

I have had BMW's since 1993 and currently have a 2009 750i with 62K miles on it. No problems to date. It has gone through CCP and it runs better than before - maybe this is an anomaly given all the...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 07-30-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,224
Posted By bimwad
Dropped off my car on July 13. No word yet on...

Dropped off my car on July 13. No word yet on when I will get it back but I was advised that it needed a timing chain. Keeping my fingers crossed that it all ends well..
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-30-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By bimwad
Agreed!

Agreed!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By bimwad
I had a similar issue. The fix was changing the...

I had a similar issue. The fix was changing the spark plugs and ignition coils. Driven 52,000 miles since without a hitch!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By bimwad
I installed a DICE unit which allows you to plug...

I installed a DICE unit which allows you to plug your iPhone into the unit. The DICE system plugs directly into the CD changer cables in the trunk. That is one way to get a wired connection. For...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 04-11-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 81,703
Posted By bimwad
I have an '09 750i too. I was scheduled for this...

I have an '09 750i too. I was scheduled for this week but the dealer said parts are on backorder and they are only working on cars that are exhibiting problems. Hence, my appointment was canceled. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By bimwad
Depending on the type of key you should be able...

Depending on the type of key you should be able to open it up and replace the battery. If you have this type of key https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E16zXeJxqC8 then you cannot replace it - need a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-22-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By bimwad
I run Yokohama's on both of my X5's and been...

I run Yokohama's on both of my X5's and been doing so since 2001...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 01-04-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By bimwad
Next time I would suggest that you look at the...

Next time I would suggest that you look at the alarm indicator. I had a bad sensor inside my E60 550i and it kept tripping the alarm every time headlights shone on the car when the car was parked...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By bimwad
I had a similar issue with my 3.0. It was low on...

I had a similar issue with my 3.0. It was low on oil. I topped off the oil level and it went away.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-25-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By bimwad
As long as you are taking care of the car you...

As long as you are taking care of the car you should have no problem. One of my friends had a 1983 6 series that he drove to over 800K miles before getting rid of it.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By bimwad
I had a failsafe error on an 03. It turns out...

I had a failsafe error on an 03. It turns out all I needed was new spark plugs and coils. I have driven 30,000 miles since changing all plugs and coils - the problem has not reappeared. Might want...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 04-30-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By bimwad
Here is the link to the unit ...

Here is the link to the unit

http://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/4313/BMW-APPLE-IPHONE-5-5S-CONNECT-VERSION-SNAP-IN-ADAPTER
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-07-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By bimwad
I am traveling from the East Coast to Minneapolis...

I am traveling from the East Coast to Minneapolis on Monday for a couple of days. I should have some time on Wednesday. Send me a PM and we can connect offline
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-07-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,685
Posted By bimwad
I have used Meyle as well as Centric. Both are...

I have used Meyle as well as Centric. Both are good products. What I liked most about Centric is that they do not have a shorter life which is what you would expect from the lower price.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-29-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,671
Posted By bimwad
Warning Triangle Water bottles Blankets ...

Warning Triangle
Water bottles
Blankets
earplugs do drown out the "are we there yet" noises from the passengers
Walther PPS
paper towels
tow rope
flashlight
first aid kit with CPR mask
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,514
Posted By bimwad
Is your thermostat working? I had to change my...

Is your thermostat working? I had to change my thermostat to solve the "no heat" issues...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 01-02-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,023
Posted By bimwad
Hi 750ixIndividual, I haven't had any major...

Hi 750ixIndividual,
I haven't had any major repairs. The reason I sold the cars is because my first 7 had a power drivers' seat issue that was requiring some electrical work. I sold my 2002 745...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 01-01-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,023
Posted By bimwad
I am on my third 7 series. I sold my last two...

I am on my third 7 series. I sold my last two between 175K-200K miles. I am planning on keeping my 09' F01 just as long....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 36,482
Posted By bimwad
I sold my 2001 x5 in 2010 with 203,000 miles on...

I sold my 2001 x5 in 2010 with 203,000 miles on the clock without any engine issues at all. It was replaced with a 2010 X5 that now has 70,000 miles and my 2003 X5 has 139,000 miles.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By bimwad
Thanks - decided to not go forward with them at...

Thanks - decided to not go forward with them at this time....
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 11-20-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,025
Posted By bimwad
Here is an interesting link:...

Here is an interesting link: http://www.idatalink.com/product/product/product_id/165
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