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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By ard
Agreed with above advice. And FYI if the...

Agreed with above advice.

And FYI if the damage is "outside the outer main groove' in the tread it is usually not repairable.

Have it done by a shop, PATCH from the inside.

Oh, try not to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 822
Posted By ard
Everyone reads the brochures to make a decision...

Everyone reads the brochures to make a decision on the 'plan'...based on the term and miles and language about 'whats covered'...they are useless to really judge coverage. Rarely a buyer asks for a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By ard
;) But can the car tell the dealer there is...

;)

But can the car tell the dealer there is 'service REQUIRED'...yet not set any onboard service indicators?


Sure I've gotten calls from the dealer when the car needed brakes, oil, etc. but...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By ard
What are you guys talking about?!?!?? There...

What are you guys talking about?!?!??

There is NO **BMW MANDATED** service that will come from the dealer calling you WITHOUT also a dashboard CBS (condition based service) indicator....

All...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 822
Posted By ard
Very. Why a 3rd party warranty??? Any...

Very.

Why a 3rd party warranty??? Any research done on that or just what the salesman said?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-29-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By ard
lol indeed. Always surprises me when people come...

lol indeed. Always surprises me when people come for help, and then within a day are down the deal path... money burning a hole in their pocket I guess, they get to a dealership and the salesmen sink...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By ard
Just to be clear- the major factor in a good...

Just to be clear- the major factor in a good alignment is THE TECH DOING THE JOB. Not the name on the building. Americas tire, Discount, Firestone, Big O...virtually any modern shop has the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By ard
Well I've heard of this type of money grab...and...

Well I've heard of this type of money grab...and yes it is BS.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By ard
Thats about $325 high. NOTHING special about...

Thats about $325 high.

NOTHING special about a BMW alignment. Americas Tire can do a fine job. Make sure you DISCUSS where you want the alignment number to be- not just "anywhere in the BMW...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By ard
My point is BMWs predefined specs are super wide...

My point is BMWs predefined specs are super wide and will not give you an optimal alignemtn.

They (BMW)DO NOT EVER check alignment..ever. If you insist and it is under 2000 miles, they will check...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,869
Posted By ard
Huh. Never heard of that part. Did you google...

Huh. Never heard of that part. Did you google it and find it on BMWs???
Forum: Off-Topic 07-29-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 347
Posted By ard
Uh... Body shop? :angel: Make sure...

Uh... Body shop?

:angel:


Make sure you file for DV.
:rofl::rofl:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By ard
For a year or so BMW didn't include it as...

For a year or so BMW didn't include it as standard... Perhaps 2011 as I recall??

If OP bought used, maybe the cover was just missing.... He has a 2013 so it should have been stock.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-28-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By ard
"not sure"? really? :) I can get into...

"not sure"? really?

:)

I can get into the blackd out thing, but a quality job is $$. A quickie without dismounting and proper prep on the wheels can look shabby quickly.

Welcome-
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-28-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By ard
Hey bud, whereya been? :angel: Answer is...

Hey bud, whereya been? :angel:

Answer is both.

Alignment is not 'binary' is in "aligned" versus "not aligned"...
All wtihin the BMW spec you can have poor, ok and optimal alignment.

As...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-28-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By ard
Well, have them redo it to meet your spec. You...

Well, have them redo it to meet your spec. You do not have to just say "do a BMW alignment"...you can say "align my car to these specs" and tell them what you want.

I am not that concerned with...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-28-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By ard
Thats a horrible alignment. Why did you do...

Thats a horrible alignment. Why did you do that?!?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-28-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,111
Posted By ard
http://jalopnik.com/5923802/watch-hackers-steal-a-...

http://jalopnik.com/5923802/watch-hackers-steal-a-bmw-in-three-minutes

I dont doubt that BMW and BMW techs will repeat "this has never been beaten"... but I seem to recall press to the contrary.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-28-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By ard
Check to make sure the second row seat backs are...

Check to make sure the second row seat backs are FULLY latched.... Unlatch and give them a firm relatch
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-27-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By ard
Tire model and sizes? Price? or is this a...

Tire model and sizes?

Price? or is this a silent auction type deal? :)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-27-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,334
Posted By ard
That toe is WAY too high. You want 0.01 to...

That toe is WAY too high.

You want 0.01 to 0.02 per tire. each of the 4 corners. DO NOT let them talk you into "middle is better"

Also you want the front camber more matched.
Forum: 6 Series 07-27-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By ard
Its like people have ADD. Same question,...

Its like people have ADD.

Same question, critical to diagnosis...blithely ignored.

Why do people bother posting if they cannot read, understand and interact? Odd...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-27-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By ard
First- what car do you want to drive? ...

First- what car do you want to drive?

2000-4000 is not enough for me to stay in a car I dont like.

I would NOT buy the car if you dont want to keep it. I was only suggesting negotiating a buy...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-27-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,189
Posted By ard
You dont understand: THEY DIDNT PUT IN THE WRONG...

You dont understand: THEY DIDNT PUT IN THE WRONG FLUID. There is only one DEF and it is the same no matter BMW or Porsche or Peterbilt or Cummins or VW or ....

A defective/clogged injector WILL...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-27-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 822
Posted By ard
^^ Understand that everything the dealer says to...

^^ Understand that everything the dealer says to you can be a lie. "We see this frequently"...yet you have people here with vastly more experience who have never heard of this. Consider he is...
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