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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-07-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,312
Posted By henrycyao
It is time to file a compliant to NHTSA. This may...

It is time to file a compliant to NHTSA. This may be a new case.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-06-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,186
Posted By henrycyao
Within 3 miles from where I live, I have a Rotten...

Within 3 miles from where I live, I have a Rotten Robbie that gave me $3.29 per gallon with credit card. I did not realize it is out of norm in bay area.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,306
Posted By henrycyao
I think dealer did less damage than driving on...

I think dealer did less damage than driving on 680 going up to Plesantant CA or the awfully tight parking spaces! My coworker got a nasty scratch from a flying rocks on his GLK. I got scratches by...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,408
Posted By henrycyao
An old 2001 Chrysler Town and Country is my...

An old 2001 Chrysler Town and Country is my second car. I still like it. It can carry almost as much as a truck and can seat 7 when I need it. Sadly though, it will be gone likely by next year.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-03-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By henrycyao
I must be tired. I got my sulfer and nitrogen...

I must be tired. I got my sulfer and nitrogen confused. Opps. I don't NOX causes acid rain. It is a still very bad.

http://www.epa.gov/air/nitrogenoxides/
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-03-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By henrycyao
That is the way it should be. NOX is known to...

That is the way it should be. NOX is known to cause acid rain. The US requires Urea because we look at all emission requirements except CO2. We are solving the CO2 issue by pushing up the corporate...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By henrycyao
Yeah I read that article before and I have driven...

Yeah I read that article before and I have driven on that road. You must pay attention and watch your cornering speed. She probably got herself in trouble considering the weather had been bone dry...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,696
Posted By henrycyao
How much did you pay for entire service including...

How much did you pay for entire service including parts?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-16-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By henrycyao
Will BMW Assist Go Away after 2016?

I read ATT will shut off its 2G network after December 31st, 2016. Does that mean BMW Assist will go away from our X5? I could have sworn I read it uses 2G Network from ATT. I don't really care for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-13-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By henrycyao
Wow, you really baby your x5. It's just a couple...

Wow, you really baby your x5. It's just a couple hundred miles due and you had it towed? The oil change interval is not really based on any reading. I have not seem any post that it deviate from just...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-13-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By henrycyao
Nope, traffic is part of NAV.

Nope, traffic is part of NAV.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 894
Posted By henrycyao
That is how I use the navigator on x5. It shows...

That is how I use the navigator on x5. It shows me what's ahead of a curve. For real navigation, I use my Garmin or iPhone.

Its limitations is that it uses old fm radio instead of hd radio for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By henrycyao
You get a lot more choices in tire with 19". That...

You get a lot more choices in tire with 19". That is the only regret I have regarding the 18" vs. 19".
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-09-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By henrycyao
I forgot one important check. Once you start the...

I forgot one important check. Once you start the X5, measure the voltage again and make sure it is around 14V. If it is not, your alternator may be bad.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-09-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By henrycyao
11V is pretty low for battery. I am assuming you...

11V is pretty low for battery. I am assuming you are referring to 11.0V. What is more important is to measure the voltage when somebody pressed the start button for you. That usually tell if you have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-09-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By henrycyao
Repair cost can run high in these models if you...

Repair cost can run high in these models if you get a big problem. You should ask yourself what is your tolerance for pain. Is $5k repair in one year a serious problem? When you get high mileage...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-07-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,041
Posted By henrycyao
Never, and I have 27k miles

Never, and I have 27k miles
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-02-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By henrycyao
I will email them tomorrow to inform them of the...

I will email them tomorrow to inform them of the issue. I completely forgot about it when I return the loaner.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-02-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By henrycyao
Nope, never owned a BMW until my X5. Neither am I...

Nope, never owned a BMW until my X5. Neither am I making things up. I do agree. I do admit I am a novice at Auto Start and Stop since I don't own one. That was just a loaner. It caught me by...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-02-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,941
Posted By henrycyao
A decade ago awd was not as common, people still...

A decade ago awd was not as common, people still buy cars and drive on the snow belt. Awd is not magic. If you do need it, you should get a snow tire along with it. There are lots of video on YouTube...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-02-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By henrycyao
I had similar experiences at a stop light. I...

I had similar experiences at a stop light. I pressed in the gas and the engine won't start. I had to restart the car to get things going. Thankfully this was just a loaner. I was really scared as...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-30-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By henrycyao
What you are basically allude to is that BMW has...

What you are basically allude to is that BMW has really bad durability. So to the original OP, yes this is a concern. The abuses you mentioned should only accelerate the aging. So effectively you are...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-29-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By henrycyao
Size is not the only difference between X3 and...

Size is not the only difference between X3 and X5.

X5 and X3 is really a different type of luxury and performance focus. It is more like a difference between 5 series and 3 series. 5 series tends...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-29-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By henrycyao
I doubt the loaners take them out to track. Under...

I doubt the loaners take them out to track. Under normal road condition, you won't damage that car that badly in 20k miles. More likely than not, this is just a crappy build quality. If I recall...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-29-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By henrycyao
Nope, not one bit bum out. Every time I press the...

Nope, not one bit bum out. Every time I press the accelerator and feel that torque. All is forgiven. Diesel is more expensive during Winter. It gets cheaper during summer time. I use summer fuel more...
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