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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By PAX5
OP's car is a 2012: did it have a recent brake...

OP's car is a 2012: did it have a recent brake flush done as part of the free maintenance?

I'm leaning towards air in the system ... How did the air get in? Perhaps the brake reservoir did not get...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By PAX5
See attached for updated December 2014 pricing....

See attached for updated December 2014 pricing. Study the differences carefully ...

Comments:
- the 2011's are starting to be difficult to find with less than 50K mi. Get one with a 2014 CPO,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By PAX5
Nice! One of my favorite colors. Side view...

Nice! One of my favorite colors.

Side view cameras, running boards ... what else? CPO?

How many miles and how much? Did you do a PPI? What was the experience like?

Make sure you get the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By PAX5
I have 3 sets of 20" wheels. On two sets I...

I have 3 sets of 20" wheels.

On two sets I run the same size 275/45-20 tires on the front AND rear wheels, even though the wheels are staggered. The 275/45 profile gives a little more "height" and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By PAX5
... and once you read the fine print in these...

... and once you read the fine print in these warranty contracts it will say things like " ... payable at prevailing local labor rates ..." (who determines that???), " ... parts will be of OE or...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By PAX5
None of the following is intended to make a...

None of the following is intended to make a statement about the quality of Guardian Glass ... just an FYI observation:

Guardian’s Distribution Centers Offer the Following Brands of Glass
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By PAX5
This is interesting ... there's a new standard...

This is interesting ... there's a new standard out there on lease returns and CPO at the dealers when it comes to BMW OE vs OEM glass. Must be the result of that Oct 2012 internal BMWNA memo that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-16-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By PAX5
Stop by again ... at night. And see if they do...

Stop by again ... at night. And see if they do what they say ... take a picture.

The other thing that will happen if the car is not driven regularly and for any distance, is that the battery will...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-16-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By PAX5
Love it when forum members come together and able...

Love it when forum members come together and able to help out ... spread the good news.

Hopefully it will get you in the spirit of what Christmas is all about.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-16-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By PAX5
A horse and a buggy ... you can actually find...

A horse and a buggy ... you can actually find them used in this part of the country!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-16-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By PAX5
It seems you have 2 things going on ......

It seems you have 2 things going on ... unrelated. Not bad.

1. Vanos problem is well documented. There's a recall on it. Since you owned your car since new, did you not get the recall notice?
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By PAX5
Here's the carfax ... Basic car. Very light on...

Here's the carfax ... Basic car. Very light on options. Low miles.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By PAX5
This is my point about doing a PPI first. What...

This is my point about doing a PPI first. What doing a PPI may mean to the seller is immaterial ... it may or may not convey a level of commitment to the car, but what it will do is convey a message...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By PAX5
1. If you don't mind posting the last 7 of the...

1. If you don't mind posting the last 7 of the VIN, we can focus in on the specifics of this car ...

2. ALWAYS, ALWAYS do a PPI BEFORE you agree to a price. But DO make it a condition of purchase....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By PAX5
What are the specs, features and mileage on your...

What are the specs, features and mileage on your car?

List them on this forum, along with pictures and what the damaged parts are (show dealer repair shop estimate with parts and labor). Then ask...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-14-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By PAX5
Do you own the car outright? If yes, then you...

Do you own the car outright? If yes, then you can do whatever you desire, but expect a dealer to heavily discount your trade. Better to repair first. It didn't look too bad in your pictures, ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-14-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,586
Posted By PAX5
Looks like a nicely equipped car with great low...

Looks like a nicely equipped car with great low miles. Glad to hear you got it CPO'd and a good price for such low miles, but ...

- I'm surprised the car needed new tires at 12K mi. The alignment...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-11-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,427
Posted By PAX5
... interesting ...

... interesting ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-11-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,427
Posted By PAX5
I called BMWNA with the hypothetical question:...

I called BMWNA with the hypothetical question: can a 2012 BMW be CPO'd if it has a non BMW windshield, previously installed (and not by the dealer doing the CPO)?

The answer: On Oct. 23, 2012, BMW...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-11-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,444
Posted By PAX5
Excellent! Did they give you a hard time about...

Excellent! Did they give you a hard time about asking for a refund? What reason did you use and how did this "maseratti, lambo and ferrari" dealer respond?

Did you find another alignment shop?...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-11-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,444
Posted By PAX5
Not good ... IMO. Read the recommendations...

Not good ... IMO.

Read the recommendations and go back. Saying "minimize toe" isn't good enough. Do it again.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-10-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By PAX5
Is it the car or the driver?

A 97-point turn by a woman in a BMW X3 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYcsW48HHXM
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-10-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,251
Posted By PAX5
Correct ... as long as the new battery has the...

Correct ... as long as the new battery has the proper Ah rating.

What does your car require and what Ah rating did you purchase?

Did the INDY "register" the battery or did he "(re)code the car"...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-10-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By PAX5
Stay with a BMW OE or OEM supplier of the arm as...

Stay with a BMW OE or OEM supplier of the arm as much as possible, because now the ball joint in the arm becomes the weak link ... If you think there is a thriving aftermarket for bushings, wait till...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-10-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By PAX5
You don't hear, feel or see subrogation ... never...

You don't hear, feel or see subrogation ... never even comes up typically because it operates quietly on the background.

But when OP was admitted to the ER, he had to give a reason. That...
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