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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,481
Posted By docboss
smelly cabin air

See this video. http://www.carcarekiosk.com/video/2008_BMW_X5_3.0si_3.0L_6_Cyl./air_filter_cabin/replace

Replace filters. While filters are out, wipe, spray, etc., as much of the housing and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-23-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,426
Posted By docboss
oil canning

Sorry, but this is the term used by my dealership. They explained that there was an area where two thin plates of steel were in close contact. When the vehicle flexed, as in going over a speed bump...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-23-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,426
Posted By docboss
popping

I had a similar issue. (see my entries to the forum). The dealer and a BMW tech decided it was "oil canning". They placed "cavity wax" in the area, per the dealer. This occurred at about 5,000 miles...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-14-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 39,907
Posted By docboss
At the risk of raising the "ire" of others on...

At the risk of raising the "ire" of others on this forum, I have some questions and/or recommendations for your hitch issue.
1. Do you plan on selling/trading the x5 in the next three years?
2. Do...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-07-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,481
Posted By docboss
update

21,000 miles in 23 months. The reliability has been awesome. No issues since the "oil can" affect was fixed. BUT, I have issues with the smell from the air vents. I have read the "fixes" and BMW will...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-20-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 835
Posted By docboss
odor in x5

Has anyone had an issue with a stale, sort of musty smell from the air vents in their x5? My 2011 gives off this odor whether the a/c is on or not. Is is worse when the car sits for awhile. Is this...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-11-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,365
Posted By docboss
x5 reliability

Jason, IMHO If you are seeking an SUV with the reliability of a refrigerator, you should pass on all European manufacturers. Japanese manufacturers build SUV's that traditionally beat all others. My...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,223
Posted By docboss
hitch

Yes, the idea of $1200 for a dealer installed hitch when MB, Porsche, Lexus, etc., have factory options for less is ridiculous. But, it is what it is. Also expect a couple of days to sort out the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-07-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,415
Posted By docboss
I stand corrected! I thought the Sport Suspension...

I stand corrected! I thought the Sport Suspension delete was unique to the diesel. Is the Sport Suspension only on the V8? There is a difference in ride quality, between the gas and diesel. Perhaps...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-05-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,415
Posted By docboss
ml500

I replaced my 2002 ML500 last year with a 2011 x35d. If BMW had not offered the diesel, I would not have bought an X5. My ML was a terrific vehicle and there are some things I really miss, but...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,795
Posted By docboss
diesel vs. gas

Ok guys (gals), someone asked me for my impressions of the diesel vs. gas x5. I have driven the diesel for over a year, but had a gas 2012 for two weeks while my truck was in the shop. (not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,113
Posted By docboss
popping

Ok. Here is what happened with my x5. You can read the previous threads to see my issues. I waited a couple of weeks before I replied, just to see if the fix worked.
The dealer had the truck for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-06-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,426
Posted By docboss
popping

Dealer had my x5d for two weeks. Problem seems solved. PM if you want details. :thumbup:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,426
Posted By docboss
Save yourself some time and effort. There are...

Save yourself some time and effort. There are several threads that apply to this issue. Copy and highlight the pertinent points and take them to the service manager. Be nice but do your homework on...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,426
Posted By docboss
Truck has been in shop for a few days. Dealer has...

Truck has been in shop for a few days. Dealer has been great so far. BMW is bringing in "engineering" and regional director to look at truck. Will advise. I would be interested to know the build...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-19-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,426
Posted By docboss
A pillar click

Truck is back for second "service" regarding the popping/clicking noise in the "A" pillar area. The dealer has had it for a couple of days and reports that the BMW regional manager, "engineering",...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,113
Posted By docboss
latest news

Our local BMW dealer service manager told me that BMW engineering had no information about defective welds in a/b pillars in 2011 x5's. They state there is no danger in driving the vehicle. I have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-11-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,113
Posted By docboss
same thing

Let me know how it works out. I spoke with our local BMW service manager the other day. He was unaware of the a/b pillar click as it is called by some. Build date on mine was December 2010....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-08-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,347
Posted By docboss
creaking/popping

My issues are similar. Build date December 2010.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-07-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,426
Posted By docboss
same thing. help please

I have already posted once about the same issue with my x5 but wanted to wait until it went to the dealer for service. I drove the tech around for about 1/2 hour. He did hear the popping/clicking....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-21-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,960
Posted By docboss
noises

My 2011 was quiet until about 9000 miles and 10 months. Then the rattles, pops, creaks, and other noises started. Now I have them in both driver side doors and the rear hatch. What was once a silent...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By docboss
creaking

Recently my 2011 x5 has started making some noises. The left doors/windows will occasionally make a popping/creaking noise when the right front tire hits a bump. Is this an adjustment issue or what?...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-16-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,978
Posted By docboss
diesel costs

This is one of the best articles explaining some of the spread between gas and diesel.:dunno:
http://www.factcheck.org/2008/05/diesel-fuel-and-gasoline-costs/
My 8000 mile x5d gets 25mpg at...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-09-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,248
Posted By docboss
Thumbs up Best family vehicle, bar none

Buy a MB 4matic wagon. This is the absolute best family vehicle for size, performance, safety, etc. The cost of admission is high, but this is the car I would trust to place my family.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-28-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 26,326
Posted By docboss
AutoUnion is right on. One thing I noticed, that...

AutoUnion is right on. One thing I noticed, that perhaps is unique to me, but the ride is different. When you order the sport package, which I think is very desirable, the sport suspension is deleted...
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