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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 428
Posted By ard
My 996TT had a sticker if just over $154,000 ...

My 996TT had a sticker if just over $154,000

I paid 77500 in 2007, so 50% (!!)

Owner drove 17,000 miles in 3 years. He paid $4 a mile for that privilege
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 562
Posted By ard
he said maintenance and repairs. Keep in...

he said maintenance and repairs.

Keep in mind that that includes tires. "maintenance" is pretty fixed- we know what that should be. Tires every 30-40k; brakes 50k, coolant, oil, filters,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 01:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 428
Posted By ard
If $ is not an issue, simply buy the newest ____...

If $ is not an issue, simply buy the newest ____ with a 6or 7/100k warranty and the most time/distance remaining.

____ is X5, or 535 or whatever.

Your biggest savings will be the first year of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By ard
Tell her you need 1. The part number that is...

Tell her you need

1. The part number that is bad

2. PRECISELY what tests were done to confirm this.

As you can see from the above post, there may b eother issues that cause somilar failures....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By ard
GET A PPI DONE. A qualified mechanic inspecting...

GET A PPI DONE. A qualified mechanic inspecting BEFORE you buy

DO NOT assume a CPO gives you any quality guarantee.

You REALLY should look up posts by PAX5 to several new shoppers over the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By ard
If he cannot get a code you need a BMW specific...

If he cannot get a code you need a BMW specific code reader.

Report back
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 562
Posted By ard
why not aim for a car with a 6 or 7 year warranty...

why not aim for a car with a 6 or 7 year warranty and a 100k warranty? Focus less on the year/mileage, but focus on maximizing YOUR use under warranty..... this can be a wise strategy for minimizing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By ard
That is a low boost value- the DME expected a...

That is a low boost value- the DME expected a certain boost but didnt see that.

Lots of things can do that. Lets hope they ran the appropriate tests and fixed it.

BTW '2C57' is the BMW...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 562
Posted By ard
"going nuts" Yes, I suppose that is an apt...

"going nuts"

Yes, I suppose that is an apt term for trying to assimilate all the information that has taken some here years to understand...

You need to start putting stakes in the ground: ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By ard
One point- there can be 'BMW specific' cods that...

One point- there can be 'BMW specific' cods that a standard, generic OBD code reader cannot read/interpret....hence an explanation for 'no codes'. IMO any confirmed fault that displays a message...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By ard
1. Not normal 2. Accelerating at WOT (ie...

1. Not normal

2. Accelerating at WOT (ie 'pedal to floor') and letting the car shift is an EXCELLENT way to destroy the transmission. Actually I cannot think of a better way to kill a trans.
...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Yesterday, 12:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By ard
PERFECT!!!! BMW could then cancel the lease....

PERFECT!!!!

BMW could then cancel the lease.

Seriosly, how would they even know?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-03-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By ard
FANTASTIC write up. Thanks for adding to the...

FANTASTIC write up. Thanks for adding to the forum.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-03-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By ard
1. Tell the dealer they failed to complete the...

1. Tell the dealer they failed to complete the last job. Period. Insist. Bring BMW into the issue- or tell the SA he needs to get the issue covered by BMWNA under good will. His choice, but you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-03-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By ard
You've negotiated a final price without the...

You've negotiated a final price without the option list??

How about a PPI? One of those planned, or just hope?

;)
Forum: Off-Topic 05-02-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By ard
I had an idea for this as a product 4 years ago...

I had an idea for this as a product 4 years ago when they first were discussing nearfield tech. Tried to get my son to think about it.

What if there was a mode you could set that would alarm when...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-02-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By ard
Well, whatever you do- DO NOT do an ED. ;)

Well, whatever you do- DO NOT do an ED.

;)
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-02-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,772
Posted By ard
^ Probably too late. Thread was started 4 months...

^ Probably too late. Thread was started 4 months ago.

The nitrogen scam has been perpetuated for one simple reason: profits.

At first it was targeting tire shops and their need to increase...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,965
Posted By ard
But it is rather simple. Inches or degrees, you...

But it is rather simple. Inches or degrees, you want it AS CLOSE TO ZERO AS POSSIBLE BUT NOT ZERO, just a skootch negative. (technical term)

Since BMW specs this at 0.08 +0.08 many shops think...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,667
Posted By ard
Perhaps with 5 adults and 400 lbs of luggage in...

Perhaps with 5 adults and 400 lbs of luggage in the back.

With a 110lb wife and a purse it will not be 50/50

(And when I typed it I almost wrote 55/45... ;) )
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By ard
Hmmm. OK, this seems odd. Or I should say...

Hmmm.

OK, this seems odd. Or I should say 'loss of coolant, 107, and lean code' being tied to ONE fault.

What "service" was done????

Do some research- BMW has a funny way of determining...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,004
Posted By ard
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-01-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,667
Posted By ard
I look at my X5 and based on how it is driven it...

I look at my X5 and based on how it is driven it is clear it is never loaded to design limit- hence I dont do tires at design limit.

There is more weight in the front- my guess is 60/40? So...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-01-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,462
Posted By ard
You will not get due process when BMW controls...

You will not get due process when BMW controls the game.

What is the small claims limit in PA? just file for breach of contract. 4 new rims. Get an estimate from the dealer parts counter. Pay...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-01-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,667
Posted By ard
Nice. More pressure up front. How much...

Nice.

More pressure up front.

How much toe on the rear?
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