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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-28-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 46,984
Posted By henrycyao
I am hoping most will go for the fix. The problem...

I am hoping most will go for the fix. The problem I see is that taking 500k diesel out of circulation will result in less demand. I may have to drive a long distance before getting diesel. It will...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-15-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,568
Posted By henrycyao
Just saw this,...

Just saw this, http://www.autoblog.com/2016/06/15/bmw-suv-child-seat-driveshaft-recalls/ why is it only 21k x5/x6.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-12-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,954
Posted By henrycyao
Have you used the extended warranty yet. If so,...

Have you used the extended warranty yet. If so, on what items?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-11-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 46,984
Posted By henrycyao
There is a good reason why European cars get...

There is a good reason why European cars get heavier when they get to the us. I suppose we are starting to see the true picture of European cars.

I believe this is treated equally serious by the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By henrycyao
When you had the front swaybar go bad, what was...

When you had the front swaybar go bad, what was the symptom? Did you get an error message?

That is a lot of repairs for a 120k miles. I say that is much worse than the Chrysler minivan I owned. I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-26-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 46,984
Posted By henrycyao
So why does Japanese taxi looks so old when I...

So why does Japanese taxi looks so old when I went to Kyoto a few years ago? They looked they were designed in the 80s.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-23-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,568
Posted By henrycyao
Nope, it is BMW for not treating this as a safety...

Nope, it is BMW for not treating this as a safety recall. I suspect it will take a fatality before NHTSA act.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-20-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 46,984
Posted By henrycyao
Perhaps this is an industry wide problem as other...

Perhaps this is an industry wide problem as other have speculated. I have a feeling diesel may only make sense for big and heavy SUVs or trucks.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-08-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,552
Posted By henrycyao
This airbag problem just keep growing. When will...

This airbag problem just keep growing. When will it end?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,220
Posted By henrycyao
$2.29/gallon in south bay for diesel :) AND...

$2.29/gallon in south bay for diesel :) AND diesel is cheaper than regular!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,098
Posted By henrycyao
Opps, I jump somebody else car a couple years...

Opps, I jump somebody else car a couple years ago. I guess I may have weaken FRM. At least the problem seems to be quite easy to diagnose.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-14-2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By henrycyao
I have never for a moment thought I need more...

I have never for a moment thought I need more power on my X5.

Since I live in state of California, this mod won't work. I get checked every two years. There is a disclaimer saying this is only...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-04-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,931
Posted By henrycyao
This is the first time I read not registering the...

This is the first time I read not registering the battery will results in alternator problem. I am naturally suspicious. The alternator's job is to pump voltage to the required value. I find it hard...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-02-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,879
Posted By henrycyao
Yes, that is good to know. That is what I...

Yes, that is good to know. That is what I expected to have a programmable steering effort. I posted that because Ard and many on the web mentioned the light effort of the steering wheel. Normally, I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-01-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,879
Posted By henrycyao
I am surprised that F15 does not have a...

I am surprised that F15 does not have a programmable weight to the steering wheel. The Mercedes C class I own has that as part of standard equipment. It does make a significant different in the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-31-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By henrycyao
Is there a step by step procedure to determine...

Is there a step by step procedure to determine how to find the problem? For alternator fault, I read that BMW charges only on occasion. So you have to drive around and monitor the voltage. Now, I do...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-29-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By henrycyao
The problem with this system is that I am not...

The problem with this system is that I am not sure if it is working well at all since it is so slow. I always detect smog/skunk smell. I have assumed it does not work for smog and skunk smell. Does...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-27-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By henrycyao
The x5 35d had a weakness with water damaging the...

The x5 35d had a weakness with water damaging the injector. That's preventable.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By henrycyao
Strange metal cling sound when pressing near passenger grab handle

I hear a cling sound when I press around the foam near the rear passenger grab handle on the passenger side of the X5. It's pretty solid everywhere else. So I have a few of questions.

1. Is there...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-16-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,536
Posted By henrycyao
I am surprised you did not have DEF passive tank...

I am surprised you did not have DEF passive tank or active tank sensor problem. I had mine replaced recently and was told BMW redesigned the tank for that. It was so common the dealership had 12...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-15-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,977
Posted By henrycyao
Wait, did they released a diesel car for just one...

Wait, did they released a diesel car for just one year? I wondered what bugged them down. I don't see diesel choice in the 2016 model yet. This engine better be propagated to other places. Otherwise,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-14-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,256
Posted By henrycyao
I guess BMW life time is the same definition as I...

I guess BMW life time is the same definition as I define it. The oldest car I own is 110k miles. It is 14 years old. Anyways, I am a firm believer in changing fluids. Will do so at 50k.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-12-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,774
Posted By henrycyao
Will you keep x5? That unibody cut out required a...

Will you keep x5? That unibody cut out required a good weld to do it right.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-04-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,296
Posted By henrycyao
Regarding the fuel pump, somebody suggested...

Regarding the fuel pump, somebody suggested refuel before it gets to empty. The extra fuel act as coolant for the fuel pump and improve its life time. I am not sure if that is true.

I refuel at...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-27-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,114
Posted By henrycyao
That explains why BMW are getting more popular....

That explains why BMW are getting more popular. Most American buyers don't want stiff suspension. Who do you think fill up all those survey that told BMW to change their ways? It was the owners. I...
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