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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 01:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By ard
Yes, the 3 L will 'struggle'. It wont 'hurt' the...

Yes, the 3 L will 'struggle'. It wont 'hurt' the engine, it will just be working harder the more load you put on it.

The whole 'throttle lag' thing with the tranny has been oft-reported. Some...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 01:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 446
Posted By ard
well, back on topic. In 2009 the "sport...

well, back on topic.

In 2009 the "sport package" included Adaptive Drive. "Sport" was a hugely expensive option...

In 2010 BMW took AD out of the Sport Package and called the package Sport...
Forum: European Delivery 09-14-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,215
Posted By ard
take the train from switzerland to MUC- there is...

take the train from switzerland to MUC- there is no such thins as a cheap on way rental between countries, IME. Also switzrland will be very expensive.

I think it will be Octoberfest in Munich,...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-14-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,316
Posted By ard
Collision coverage.. Same operator error as...

Collision coverage.. Same operator error as driving into a brick wall.

Water ingestion is a non uncommon claim.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-14-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By ard
I am pretty sure the official, written BMW...

I am pretty sure the official, written BMW procedure for strut replacement will include 'check alignment'

As stared above your SA is fumble/lazy.

If the refuse to do the alignment check, INSIST...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-14-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,160
Posted By ard
It's a lease..not even your car! Lucky As...

It's a lease..not even your car! Lucky

As mentioned above, you need to understand your legal exposure here..at the end of the day you are borrowing a car belonging to BMWFS... So YOU cannot...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-14-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 446
Posted By ard
adaptive drive and adaptive headlights- two...

adaptive drive and adaptive headlights- two different things. ;)

OP, go to your first post and click on EDIT...then click on Go Advanced. THEN EDIT THE TITLE TO CHANGE % to 5.

;)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-13-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By ard
You dont understand what you are reading. THAT...

You dont understand what you are reading. THAT text is a standard disclaimer to cover "I missed my meeting, it cost me $10000, then I missed the flight and stayed at a hotel and had...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-12-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 916
Posted By ard
Shouldnt be an issue. Invoice + 5000 should do...

Shouldnt be an issue. Invoice + 5000 should do it.

Agree on a lease takeover, but you may need to sweeten. First thing YOU need to do is understand the market/numbers for your car as it is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-12-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By ard
And are they going to give you your $$$ back for...

And are they going to give you your $$$ back for the parts they replaced that didnt fix the problem? No, of course not...becuase they are the dealer and are infallable...shucks, gee wiz, some other...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-12-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By ard
But in euro the one piece rotor was sought after...

But in euro the one piece rotor was sought after as it had much more thermal mass and could suck up heat and dump it into the wheel/hub... And the fact that the rotor was 'held' flat (as compared to...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-12-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,316
Posted By ard
Just to amplify: you are covered for a loss due...

Just to amplify: you are covered for a loss due to an event. If geico decides on how the repair will be done and that decision results in a further loss at a future time, they are still on the...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-12-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By ard
Personally the michelin latitude RFT is the best...

Personally the michelin latitude RFT is the best all season OE choice.

I believe it will cover any OE tire ... I actually don't think they track tire models on the order config....
Forum: Off-Topic 09-12-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 343
Posted By ard
Stardock will make windows 8.1 look and feel...

Stardock will make windows 8.1 look and feel like win 7...... I tried it within 10 minutes of using 8.1, and bought it immediately!
Forum: Off-Topic 09-12-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By ard
I think he should be canned for punishing Rice...

I think he should be canned for punishing Rice twice for the same event. THAT is the malfeasance.

Not that NOW or womens groups are angry with him...it is that he has failed they players- and...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-12-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By ard
Absolutely OP, you need to understand that...

Absolutely

OP, you need to understand that being on the internet can give you a very distorted view. You think "everyone sees the numbers, everyone is getting killer deals"... But the truly...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-12-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By ard
You should NOT be speaking with salesmen unless...

You should NOT be speaking with salesmen unless you KNOW the actual invoice price of the car your are looking at and ALL incentives.

Unless you have this and they know it, you will just begin at...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-12-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,316
Posted By ard
Have an attorney write geico a letter citing...

Have an attorney write geico a letter citing relevant laws and state regulations.... They need to be on notice that if they insist on repairing this with a used motor AND you suffer a future loss...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-11-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By ard
Where does that temp sensor pick up the...

Where does that temp sensor pick up the reading???

if no coolant is flowing you could critically overheat in the motor before the sensor sees any rise... not sure about this motor

Id flatbed...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-11-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By ard
^^ Yeah... In europe the USA one piece...

^^ Yeah...

In europe the USA one piece rotors are highly sough after for thermal stability...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-11-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By ard
I can do a brake job in LESS time than it takes...

I can do a brake job in LESS time than it takes to:

drive to the dealer
Drop the car
Pick up a loaner. drive home
Drive back to the dealer in the loaner
Pick up the car
Drive the car home
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-11-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By ard
Nothing wrong with buying out of state. It is...

Nothing wrong with buying out of state. It is HOW you buy it that drives your experience.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-11-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,471
Posted By ard
^^ All carfax can do is rule a car out. A clean...

^^ All carfax can do is rule a car out. A clean carfax means nothing.

A dirty carfax means (usually) look harder and completely understand the damage/report and/or walk.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-10-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,471
Posted By ard
Youd win in court. You hold proof that they had...

Youd win in court. You hold proof that they had material knowledge the warranty was done, and that they provided you with documents that they KNEW were false. You could give them quite a hard time...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-10-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By ard
^First post on the board....

^First post on the board....
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