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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By ard
Unsurprisingly, the language is sloppy - it says...

Unsurprisingly, the language is sloppy - it says different things in different places.

Based on the text, a letter to them will do it. They might also do it via a dealer or via their online...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By ard
I do know the ZF trans in the X5 uses a pan with...

I do know the ZF trans in the X5 uses a pan with integrated filter- so that's that.

I used the ZF pan when I did mine (not an OE BMW branded part.) saved $100 I think.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By ard
FYI- thought Id look it up as I will need this...

FYI- thought Id look it up as I will need this soon

The whole arm is 31126773949, 31126773950 (left and right)... $223 each at bmwofsouthatlanta

The bushing is 31106778015.... it is actually...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By ard
As I recall, is is not necessary before...

As I recall, is is not necessary before restarting- in the sense that "it will ruin something if you start the car before it is programmed"
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By ard
How about the Carly app with their bluetooth...

How about the Carly app with their bluetooth adapter??? Look it up
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By ard
Is it the whole control arm or just the...

Is it the whole control arm or just the bushings????

About 1.5 hr job. You can look up the price of OE arms, or OEMs if you wan. OE bushings can be replace in the arm(these are the parts that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By ard
How is the battery? Alternator? Hook it up...

How is the battery? Alternator?

Hook it up to a proper charger, see how it behaves.


You seem to be thinking if the engine stalls it must be an engine issue, hence there should be engine...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By ard
Why not get a proper code reader or app? Let's...

Why not get a proper code reader or app? Let's you register and pull codes. A few bucks.

If you need a battery, just get the right size AGM in install it, you can register later. It isn't that...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-20-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,294
Posted By ard
Right. Tell you what Adrian..I live and shop...

Right.

Tell you what Adrian..I live and shop in this area. You don't. I won't talk about the Atlanta market, how about you stick to markets that you know? I won't repeat stories I've heard...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-20-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By ard
No, not near a decent 'deal'. I assume you...

No, not near a decent 'deal'.

I assume you didn't spend any time looking up what you should pay, right?
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-20-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 972
Posted By ard
[/B] When you factor in eating 'a few...

[/B]

When you factor in eating 'a few payments' is the fantastic deal still 'fantastic'? :angel:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-20-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By ard
Thanks for the pics. Glad it is working. If...

Thanks for the pics.

Glad it is working. If it flakes out again, just replace
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-20-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By ard
There are multiple DIY threads on this..do a...

There are multiple DIY threads on this..do a search....you will find excellent advice on chess, tools, parts, methods, etc

Welcome!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 02-20-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By ard
Those 22s might be a real disaster in snow, ice,...

Those 22s might be a real disaster in snow, ice, rain...short sidewalls have impacts beyond 'how it feels driving around'

All season treads on those rims?

Used car lot? Don't assume becuase...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-20-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 879
Posted By ard
I'm just saying when you factor in AD and the...

I'm just saying when you factor in AD and the 6/100 warranty it might not be as bad as you think.

To be honest, I have not been tracking values AT ALL, so cannot say where it stacks up. The 6/100...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-19-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 649
Posted By ard
Wow. "I dont want to be stranded on the...

Wow.

"I dont want to be stranded on the road"

Think about how irrational this is.... what makes you think the ONLY failure you will face in the future is the water pump?

There is a chance...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-19-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By ard
They suck.

They suck.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-19-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 879
Posted By ard
By making an issue of 'the tires' (If you did, I...

By making an issue of 'the tires' (If you did, I cant tell) gave up the levage you MIGHT have had. If the tires are at 4.3+2=6.3 these are fine- you will get 25k more miles out of them, need tires...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-19-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 879
Posted By ard
But wait...according to DJ every single BMW tire...

But wait...according to DJ every single BMW tire measurement is always from the top of the wear bars....right?

I mean, it's a corporate standard- on the CPO, when a salesman tells you, when the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-19-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 879
Posted By ard
:yikes: My singular point is that one cannot...

:yikes:

My singular point is that one cannot just say "it's 3mm" without saying HOW IT IS MEASURED.

The entire WORLD measures from the bottom of the tread.

BMW meausre from the bottom of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-19-2017, 01:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 879
Posted By ard
RIF From the TOP of the wear bar. ...

RIF

From the TOP of the wear bar.

Total trad is 10mm from the bottom of the tread. You go to tirerack and read specs and every tire is listed with a depth from the bottom. Read everything...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-18-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By ard
There is a member here that can reprogram DMEs......

There is a member here that can reprogram DMEs... I'm drawing a blank on his name, but let me look.

BMW and BMW dealers CAN NOT DO what he does. They are just replacing parts and coding software...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-18-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 879
Posted By ard
I suggest you do a google image search for CPO...

I suggest you do a google image search for CPO checklist and read how they spec the depth....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-18-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 879
Posted By ard
Not so fast. 3 mm FROM THE TOP OF THE WEAR...

Not so fast.

3 mm FROM THE TOP OF THE WEAR BAR

Wear bar is 2mm...

EVERYBODY measurures tread from the bottom of the tread, not the wear bars

So it is 5.0mm form the bottom of the tread-...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-18-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By ard
Your turn to double dip: file with BMW for...

Your turn to double dip: file with BMW for reimbursement.
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