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Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By ard
Eh. Old guys drive vettes. You'll need to buy...

Eh. Old guys drive vettes. You'll need to buy some gold jewelry.

For yourself.

OTOH, if you are self- assured and can look past what others think- go for it. ;)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By ard
POST YOUR ALIGNMENT NUMBERS....anything else...

POST YOUR ALIGNMENT NUMBERS....anything else (like thinking about adding weights) is a waste of time.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Yesterday, 06:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,642
Posted By ard
I think what the CA meant is "You cannot lease it...

I think what the CA meant is "You cannot lease it from me as I cannot make the money I need to make by selling/leasing service loaners"

Folks, with all these "great deal" scenarios, you can't...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By ard
"SA"? They are generally salesmen. I would not...

"SA"? They are generally salesmen. I would not rely on them for automotive advice.

"Aluminum doesnt do well with heat"?!?!? Tell that to all the racing programs in the world. And really, if...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-21-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,231
Posted By ard
Wow. You sound semi literate. I recommend you...

Wow. You sound semi literate. I recommend you buckle down, work at it and when you graduate high school you can hopefully get into a good junior college.

"pray"? You sound like that moron...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-21-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 662
Posted By ard
"regular camber" will not cause this issue. Too...

"regular camber" will not cause this issue. Too much toe COMBINED with camber WILL lead to this easy
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By ard
I posted over on xoutpost. Have it...

I posted over on xoutpost.

Have it welded/repaired.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 382
Posted By ard
this thread is so full of 'Wow' OP- just...

this thread is so full of 'Wow'

OP- just replace all the tires. When you do so, DO NOT assume that the salesman at the tire store is telling the truth.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By ard
$2100 at getbmwparts.com ...

$2100 at getbmwparts.com
...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-20-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 662
Posted By ard
^^ Bingo. You have a 2000 mile "alignment...

^^ Bingo.

You have a 2000 mile "alignment warranty"...unfortunately you really cant notice it, and the damage is done by 10k.

You cant expect the tire warranty to cover issues due to BMWs...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-20-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 382
Posted By ard
^^ You bought a used car with know issues - which...

^^ You bought a used car with know issues - which you pointed out to the salesman- and didnt get them fixed before taking the car?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-20-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By ard
"pushing"? Laughable. They absolutely do NOT...

"pushing"? Laughable. They absolutely do NOT publish full ISO5011 results. Look up the spicer test data, then look at that joke SB publishes....

The reason they started to, was the spicer test...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-20-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By ard
If you do a Used Oil Analysis (UOA) of a car with...

If you do a Used Oil Analysis (UOA) of a car with one of these "performance" airfilters, you will see increased oil contamination. Crap that comes into the intake will get into the oil.

Will it...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-20-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By ard
35 years ago my dad clipped a cartoon out and put...

35 years ago my dad clipped a cartoon out and put it on the refrigerator ... It was a kid in the classroom, standing besides his desk with a duck lashed to his desk and a can of gas in his hands. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-19-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By ard
no easy way to know. Idiots at BMW replaced the...

no easy way to know. Idiots at BMW replaced the gauge with a MPG gauge.

I think you CAN get a phone app that streams data from the OBD port so it can display engine temp (and 50 other things) if...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-19-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,017
Posted By ard
You need to stop thinking the warranty will cover...

You need to stop thinking the warranty will cover it in your cost/benefit analysis. The likelihood is that they will deny claims.

I mean if you were 100% sure that if anything failed you would get...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-19-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By ard
Nope, every 5500 miles...otherwise youd be doing...

Nope, every 5500 miles...otherwise youd be doing blinker fluid out of sync.

:angel:

I like 7500 for a tire interval, oil change too.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-19-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By ard
Well done. :thumbup:

Well done.

:thumbup:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-18-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By ard
You took it to a "dealer" but not a BMW...

You took it to a "dealer" but not a BMW dealer??!!??!

Why?

What kind of 'dealer"? Ford? Chevy? Very very odd.

Here is the best advice you will get: Forget EVERYTHING this 'dealer' told...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-17-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,017
Posted By ard
Dude. Your math does not work 853 for...

Dude.
Your math does not work


853 for PARTS at an internet wholesale vendor (I know them well, BMW silver spring nowadays- Tischer in the day...)

BMW dealers charge MORE... Like a lot...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-17-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,017
Posted By ard
"thats about right"?!?!? You are saying...

"thats about right"?!?!?

You are saying dealer pricing is $250 a wheel, 500 for an axle? What dealer is charging this???????????

(yes, I know you replace rotors. )

Or are you saying PARTS...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-17-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,017
Posted By ard
not to derail, but brakes $250 per corner at a...

not to derail, but brakes $250 per corner at a dealer???

Ive seen a low of 700 up to 1500...all depends on what they think they can extract from the customer. ;)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-16-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By ard
Thats unusual.... most road hazard plans will not...

Thats unusual.... most road hazard plans will not cover replacement of undamaged tires.

On the BMW plan I am 99% sure they only cover the damaged tire.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-16-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By ard
Besides being dumb on an X5...much less a diesel....

Besides being dumb on an X5...much less a diesel. Just MHO. ;)

You do realize that these need to be painted then clearcoated.

If you need instructions, maybe just have the shop that does the...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-16-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By ard
Im surprised the dealers didnt mentiion this......

Im surprised the dealers didnt mentiion this... while YOU cannot negotiate the purchase price the DEALER may be able to get a better deal than your contracted lease end buy out price.

(I suppose...
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