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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-16-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,019
Posted By Zuma man
19" M sport wheels with Goodyears.

19" M sport wheels with Goodyears.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-09-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,120
Posted By Zuma man
Three Months and 3,000 Miles

WOW!!! My F15 X5 diesel is terrific. Preferring the clean, uncluttered look of the X5 No-Line, I took delivery of an alpine white/terra vehicle. To go with the predominant black trim, I had the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-09-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By Zuma man
F15 observations

Took delivery of my new F15 X5 on February 14th, Valentine's Day. Since that day it's been an ongoing love affair. Sold my 2011 E70 X5d. Many of the picadellos inherent in the E70 have been...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-09-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By Zuma man
Thanks for the feedback. I'll give that a try. ...

Thanks for the feedback. I'll give that a try. I'm still going to inquire at the dealership if it can be coded to automatically shift to eigth gear in SPORT mode. Although the vehicle handles well...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-08-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By Zuma man
Recoding sport mode

Can the vehicle be coded to shift up to eighth gear in SPORT mode? Prefer SPORT mode for high speed highway driving.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-08-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By Zuma man
New F15 Question re Sport Mode

Took delivery on new F15 X5 diesel on Feb 14th. Absolutey am crazy about this vehicle. I have a question for other new diesel owners. When I place the vehicle in SPORT mode at highway speeds it...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-01-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By Zuma man
M Sort 19" wheels

If and when you purchase a 2014 X5 M Sport and still want to change to 20" or 21" wheels, I would be interested in purchasing the stock 19" wheels and tires that come on the vehicle.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-18-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,525
Posted By Zuma man
Made the leap

Made the leap from my 2011 X5 d to the new F15 diesel. Here is my initial impressions. Though the suspension and steering feel softer and not quite as precise in the comfort setting as the E70...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-18-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,808
Posted By Zuma man
Here At Last

Picked up my F15 X5 diesel on Feb 14th,Valentine's Day. It's been a love affair since day 1.Traded in my 2011 E70 diesel. F15 drives fanatstically. Much smoother ride than the E70 even with run...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-13-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By Zuma man
F15 test drive results

Test drove F15. My wife liked it much better than our current E70. F15 lighter steering yet quite precise. Suspension on F15 is much smoother yet handles just fine. Result of test test drive:...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-11-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 491
Posted By Zuma man
Future diesel emmissions issues?

Many members of this blog have experienced a variety of issues with their E70 emmission systems. EGRs, EGR coolers, sensors, DEF nozzles, and catalytic convertors just to mention a few. My question...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-11-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,254
Posted By Zuma man
F15 emmissions updates

To anyone's knowledge, what, if any, changes to the new 2014 diesel engine have been incorporated in the new F15 engine that would eliminate the problem with emmissions occasioned by the E70 vehicles.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-10-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Zuma man
Dynamic Damper Control

Is there an advantage to adding the option of the Dynamic Damper Control (air suspension) if not ordering third row seating? Does the DDC enhance handling or ride?
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-04-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,079
Posted By Zuma man
Dynamic Damper Control

Is there any advantage to the Dynamic Damper Control + rear air suspension option if one does not have 3rd row seating nor intends to use a trailer hitch? What exactly is the advantage of this...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-04-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By Zuma man
Smell is gone

Picked my baby up today. Apparently, it was in fact a faulty EGR cooler issue. Subsequent to the EGR cooler replacement the odor has ceased. Thanks for all the help.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-03-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By Zuma man
Good diagnosis

Thank you all for your feedback. I forwarded your EGR cooler information and that's what they're changing at the dealer. I can't be certain that the emails from the forum were the defining element,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-01-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,395
Posted By Zuma man
INDY recommendation

Does anyone know of a good independent shop in Ventura County, California?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-31-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By Zuma man
Exhaust smell coming from vents

Subsequent to responding to the yellow triangle warning light, I brought my 2011 X5 d to the dealer for evaluation. On the way to the dealer the DEF warning came on. Since I was within 700 miles of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-12-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By Zuma man
There's plenty of life left on the brake pads.

There's plenty of life left on the brake pads.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-10-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By Zuma man
Cost Of Service

What is an average cost for basic service on a 2011 X5 3.5d once the service warranty is expired? I'm at 40,000 miles now and have not needed to replace brakes yet. Have had no mechanical problems...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-08-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,725
Posted By Zuma man
Best Deal on Extended Factory Warranty

I'm now in the 40,000+ mileage point on my 2011 X5d. Concerned about extending the factory warranty. Would anyone know who is offering the best price on BMW extended factory warranties?

Thanks...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-29-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,403
Posted By Zuma man
No problems nor worries so far

Currently have 37,000 miles on my 2011 X5 35d. Other than two recalls, and scheduled service, have never had a reason or occasion to bring the vehicle to the dealer. I am very satisfied with every...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-22-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,547
Posted By Zuma man
Diesels rule. Last week took our '11 X5d on a...

Diesels rule. Last week took our '11 X5d on a trip from Carpinteria, CA to San Jose and back. Averaged 27 mpg at a consistent 80 mph. Today did a trip to Los Angeles and back averaging 29 mpg due...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-10-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,498
Posted By Zuma man
Just brought mine in today. Was fixed in due...

Just brought mine in today. Was fixed in due course with no problems.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,567
Posted By Zuma man
Yokahama YK580 Tires

Just replaced my Michelin Latitude RFTs on my 2011 X5D. Tires had 35,000 miles on them and still had some tread. I found the ride on these tires quite harsh even on 18" wheels. I switched to the...
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