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Forum: Off-Topic 07-17-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,620
Posted By motordavid
I did ~ 25 trips to Tokyo, et al for biz, from...

I did ~ 25 trips to Tokyo, et al for biz, from '89 to 2000.
Often flew steerage class out of JFK/EWR, as the cheapazz company would not pay for Biz, though I got upped at least one way, about half...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-16-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By motordavid
I know NC & FL regs, but no expert on NH...but,...

I know NC & FL regs, but no expert on NH...but, imo you could buy a car in NH, show your lease address, pay NH sales tax, NH registration/plates, etc and keep that car in NH.

Having a car...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-29-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By motordavid
A full set of dedicated snow tires...

A full set of dedicated snow tires...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-22-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,958
Posted By motordavid
No BMW convertible here, but we do drive our '02...

No BMW convertible here, but we do drive our '02 C5 Vette Vert regularly and on short to long road trips...

I qualify as a Geezer as I am 68.5 YO and got the Vert new in '02, when I was 54 1/2: I...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By motordavid
OE BMW wheels: 18", 19" and most 20", from our...

OE BMW wheels: 18", 19" and most 20", from our E53 model years will fit...
Replicas usually fit/work too, but sometimes they are heavier or not as well made.

All are pricey to expensive if in...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-10-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,778
Posted By motordavid
Dave, Thank you for the info! Thank...

Dave, Thank you for the info!



Thank you for the tips...we have been to a lot of unusual places, during work daze and in the last 15yrs as Retired Bums, but we are pumped for this, and it will...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-10-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,778
Posted By motordavid
Fine photos, and excellent thread I stumbled on! ...

Fine photos, and excellent thread I stumbled on!
My CEO & I are going to Iceland this coming late August: it has been on our trip radar for awhile.

We will be there almost two weeks, have AWD SUV...
Forum: Off-Topic 12-02-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,451
Posted By motordavid
1998ish at our metro NY house...a local dial up...

1998ish at our metro NY house...a local dial up deal, which averaged < 20 kbps down, molasses in January slow, up.
We had a T-1 line at the office then, and we thought we were interstellar, :D

17...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By motordavid
GOOG is your friend... A quick look shows this...

GOOG is your friend...
A quick look shows this shop, among others.
GL, mD

http://www.bimmershops.com/michigan/german-auto-service-limited
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-13-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By motordavid
So, what is not 'sensible 'about your missing out...

So, what is not 'sensible 'about your missing out on watching TV, while you are driving down the road? :rolleyes:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-10-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By motordavid
Skip watching TV while you 'drive', and just...

Skip watching TV while you 'drive', and just drive...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-11-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By motordavid
Paul335i, Thanks for the reply and info... ...

Paul335i,
Thanks for the reply and info...
Still debating here. It is 'available' in our area, a neighbor just got it, and the Comcrap tech has been back almost daily for a week, to fiddle with...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By motordavid
From that other BMW X5 Board... A list of...

From that other BMW X5 Board...
A list of Indies.
Only a few in NJ, and from my memories of living there, none are in what I would consider 'south Jersey'.
GL, mD
...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-05-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By motordavid
ripsher, Thank you for that info and the...

ripsher,
Thank you for that info and the correction...I was looking at my wife's tablet, reading your post, and my glance at your tires was off the mark. They just reminded me of the set of GY...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-04-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By motordavid
What is the 'definite improvement' and FABs over...

What is the 'definite improvement' and FABs over regular Comcrap HD DVR, other than DISH-like ability to DVR more channels at once?

It is trickling into our area at our FL Winter Joint, but the...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-04-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By motordavid
Titz Vette and good story! Envious of your GY...

Titz Vette and good story!
Envious of your GY Eagle F1 tires; my current set on our '02 VetteVert are almost gonzo and they don't make them in 'my size' any longer.

Beautiful Vette! :thumbup:...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By motordavid
All good info...the batt change is <30 mins for...

All good info...the batt change is <30 mins for this Geezer and probably <15 for a tech, and correct on not having to 'register' a new batt on your modle year car.

Since that line item is padded...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-28-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 711
Posted By motordavid
From that other X specific site: ...

From that other X specific site:

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/89363-blower-motor-replacement-diy.html
...
Forum: Off-Topic 11-01-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,558
Posted By motordavid
We use it on Road Trips and find it is...

We use it on Road Trips and find it is handy/usually informative.

I don't know how a solo driver could input amuch nd still pay attention to the road...

We find an occasional check in every...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By motordavid
I second what Scott wrote...before you spend...

I second what Scott wrote...before you spend another dime on other stuff/fixes, get a new batt installed unless the current batt is nearly new.
Weak batts in Xs are source for many gremlins and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By motordavid
Roughly, the OP wants to dump his cat converters...

Roughly, the OP wants to dump his cat converters and allow the engine to 'breathe more freely', and wants opins or ideas, or... :confused:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By motordavid
Difficult to diagnose... Possibilities include...

Difficult to diagnose...
Possibilities include bent shifter fork, worn synchros, trans 'moving' in mounts in relation to engine, and on and on.

The lack of clunk at idle suggests the problem is...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-05-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By motordavid
If you like to read, the original book is worth...

If you like to read, the original book is worth seeking and reading.
Very good post mini nuke war story, (not some vague plague), with a very different and interesting writing style: some of the...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-23-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By motordavid
Good Birthday to note! :thumbup: We have...

Good Birthday to note! :thumbup:
We have walked/hiked parts of the Trail, and wandered around Muir Woods several times.

+1 on get outside, go for a walk deal. Do it daily, if possible; beats the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-20-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By motordavid
+1 on the caution, imo... Great cars, handle...

+1 on the caution, imo...
Great cars, handle well, built like a tank structurally, safe, etc.

For a CEO/kid car used in daily driving, (often short trips I suspect), and in a highly used...
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