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Forum: The Detail Department Today, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By RPsX5d
No need to rinse as long as you know the...

No need to rinse as long as you know the difference between dust and dirt. Pollen, light *dry* dust, etc I dust off using the Original California Duster (http://www.autogeek.net/caldus.html). In...
Forum: The Detail Department Today, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By RPsX5d
+1 Couldn't agree with Ilovemycar more! ...

+1

Couldn't agree with Ilovemycar more!

OP here are some specific suggestions that should work for you:

Two bucket wash system - here is the Cadillac version...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-08-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Posted By RPsX5d
Yes that is where I was going with my questions -...

Yes that is where I was going with my questions - a copy of the letter that went out to the BMW owners, defect code number and hopefully the associated Service Information Bulletin (SI-B). The SI-B...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-08-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Posted By RPsX5d
Sorry, I just saw this post after I posted my...

Sorry, I just saw this post after I posted my earlier post. If you still have this letter, can you post a copy? Thanks.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-08-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Posted By RPsX5d
Can one of those folks who got this drive shaft...

Can one of those folks who got this drive shaft inspection/replacement done post the details of the work done as described in the final work/service order - service campaign number, part number, etc...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-02-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks. You confirmed what I had suspected...

Thanks.

You confirmed what I had suspected . . . . currently traveling . . . will try ONR towards the end of August after I return home.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-01-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By RPsX5d
2011MY, June 2010 build, 35d 70,000+ miles ...

2011MY, June 2010 build, 35d

70,000+ miles

AC refrigerant leaked, fixed under warranty. Plus the EGR recall and one O2 sensor - also fixed under warranty.

One squeaky door - fixed under...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By RPsX5d
+1 Exactly what I was going to suggest. ...

+1

Exactly what I was going to suggest. Since you have the 1/3 working correct, tilt it forward (bigger lever by the headrest) and take a good look underneath the 1/3 seat. Operate all the three...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By RPsX5d
Just to be certain the obvious has not been...

Just to be certain the obvious has not been overlooked . . . there are three controls for the middle seat (with the third row option) . . . two are next to the headrest (on the door side) and the...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-27-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By RPsX5d
dboy11 - you said it best! CD is not a direct...

dboy11 - you said it best! CD is not a direct substitute for rinse-less wash, water-less wash or the normal full wash. The amount of dirt and type of dirt determines what method you use. I go...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-24-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By RPsX5d
Are you using the "original" California Duster OR...

Are you using the "original" California Duster OR some knock offs?

I have been using this for the past several years and never had a problem. The first first couple of times it left a few minor...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-16-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,439
Posted By RPsX5d
Not sure about warranty (unless it can be shown...

Not sure about warranty (unless it can be shown there is a clear manufacturing defect) . . . but they are covered under the "free" maintenance contract (or the extended maintenance contract if you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-15-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By RPsX5d
You can do this yourself . . . I did it on mine ....

You can do this yourself . . . I did it on mine . . . takes less than a minute to do it. Yes Comfort Access uses replaceable (non-rechargeable) battery.

Battery type is CR 2032 (I think) . . ....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-14-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By RPsX5d
Do you have the Driver Assistance package...

Do you have the Driver Assistance package ($1,400) OR the Driver Assistance Plus package ($1,900)?

The Plus package offers you, in addition to what you get with the regular, the following - lane...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-13-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By RPsX5d
Yes it does (see attached screenshot), uses OCR...

Yes it does (see attached screenshot), uses OCR (optical character recognition) software to process the image and then displays it on HUD. Yes this feature has a dedicated camera.

Also attached...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-12-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By RPsX5d
Plus any critical warnings - running out of fuel,...

Plus any critical warnings - running out of fuel, brake pads needs to replaced (as in when the BRAKE light lights up red on the instrument cluster, not iDrive) . . . . on the newer F15s, if you have...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-10-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By RPsX5d
I purchased my E70 from an out of town dealer -...

I purchased my E70 from an out of town dealer - flew down to pick up the car and drove it back. I currently service this car at the dealership where we could not agree on price.

Zero issues -...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-10-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,439
Posted By RPsX5d
Google - "Old School BMW Maintenance Schedule" ....

Google - "Old School BMW Maintenance Schedule" . . . written by Mike Miller. I think this will give you a general idea . . . adjust that to suit your specific case.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-10-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By RPsX5d
Just to be clear (particularly for those wishing...

Just to be clear (particularly for those wishing to do the oil at a non-dealer location) - the oil BMW approved/allows for topping off is *different* from the one they approved for a full oil change....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-10-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By RPsX5d
My understanding - not 100% certain . . . ...

My understanding - not 100% certain . . .

There is both an electrical/sensor driven brake wear detector as well as a *reminder* that is set for a pre-determined mileage and date.

The sensor,...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-10-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,300
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks. Didn't know this option was...

Thanks. Didn't know this option was discontinued.

Question - I am not too familiar with B&O . . . does B&O do the same thing as DIRAC . . . in addition to better hardware there is also a...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-08-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks for the suggestions. Specific comments...

Thanks for the suggestions. Specific comments below.


You are ABSOLUTELY right about the choice of MF towels - it took me a while to hone in on this as a key issue!

I have those Dry Me...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-08-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,300
Posted By RPsX5d
If I had to rank order them - decreasing order of...

If I had to rank order them - decreasing order of preference

multi-contour seats - experienced this first hand . . . a 600 mile run, pretty much non-stop, got off the car and it felt like a local...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-08-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By RPsX5d
I think I have this sorted out. If you didn't...

I think I have this sorted out. If you didn't order the LED option, you are right, you have to first install the right hardware and then do the de-code. But if you have the LED option ($1,900) then...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-08-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks. I think the OP's claim in the other...

Thanks.

I think the OP's claim in the other thread (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8387068#post8387068) is - I think - the person started without the LED option and that meant -...
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