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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 860
Posted By Pourboire
dave0458, if you don't mind could you walk me...

dave0458, if you don't mind could you walk me through the process. Pourboire
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-05-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Pourboire
Lots of luck, most dealerships will run a smoke...

Lots of luck, most dealerships will run a smoke test which in most cases leads to a dead end. The Evaporative system is so involved as mentioned in other reply's that it could be anywhere. I fought...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-05-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,009
Posted By Pourboire
The P0456 code shows that there is a small leak...

The P0456 code shows that there is a small leak in the evaporate system. When an OBD test is done the code can be simply be reset with the OBD device. In general it may be the gas cap, but its...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-15-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,567
Posted By Pourboire
I payed about what you were quoted for the 2013. ...

I payed about what you were quoted for the 2013. Bought the BMW X5 Premium in May and the SUV has been a joy to drive. You
will not be disappointed. No problems since SUV was purchased. BMW...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-15-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,578
Posted By Pourboire
For what its worth, I purchased my 2013 X5 in May...

For what its worth, I purchased my 2013 X5 in May using my American express card. I believe the maximum allowed at that time was $5,000. I suspect the limit was set by
American Express, but it may...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-13-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,286
Posted By Pourboire
Guys thanks for your observations and analyses on...

Guys thanks for your observations and analyses on soot issue. My 2013 X5 Turbo has the same problem. Not sure if it
was normal with the Turbo or a problem with the oxygen sensor. Vehicle is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-22-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,891
Posted By Pourboire
I'm sure the assembly plant works like most in...

I'm sure the assembly plant works like most in the USA. This was my subjective opinion (
jokingly) and I had no intent to malign any of BMW employees who I believe are very dedicated to their job. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,952
Posted By Pourboire
Since air contains 78% nitrogen, it has been...

Since air contains 78% nitrogen, it has been argued that pure nitrogen has little, if any, advantage over air. However, this argument assumes that the compressed air in our tires is free of moisture,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,952
Posted By Pourboire
General information. There are several...

General information.

There are several compelling reasons to use pure nitrogen in tires.

First is that nitrogen is less likely to migrate through tire rubber than is oxygen, which means that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,952
Posted By Pourboire
Pure and simple it will dissolve in water

Pure and simple it will dissolve in water
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,891
Posted By Pourboire
All brake elements were replaced under warranty. ...

All brake elements were replaced under warranty. the front rotors were replaced at 16K miles because the rotors were warped. The rear brakes failure were also replaced under warranty. The primary...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,952
Posted By Pourboire
First and foremost if it is a dedicated system,...

First and foremost if it is a dedicated system, nitrogen can't hold water. If its injecting the right percentage of air, this is the only source of water. Did you ever wonder why your barbeque (if...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,891
Posted By Pourboire
Not sure what your mileage was on rotors. Most...

Not sure what your mileage was on rotors. Most European car manufactures use a soft metal for their rotors. The result is that they ware down at a quicker rate. When I owned a Volvo I had to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,952
Posted By Pourboire
I agree completely with quackbury, my only...

I agree completely with quackbury, my only experience with RFT was with my 2011 corvette. I had a major puncture, over 1/4 inch hole which was UN-repairable. I drove the car for over 20 miles...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,952
Posted By Pourboire
The only reason they use nitrogen is because air...

The only reason they use nitrogen is because air has water in its makeup. The water will eventually effect the TPMS over a period of time. If nitrogen has been used within the tire before their is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-17-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,127
Posted By Pourboire
MY X5 was manufactured on May 3 and delivered on...

MY X5 was manufactured on May 3 and delivered on the 24th. No problem yet with power steering. The boost that the power steering unit provides is primarily at low speeds. If the unit failed at...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-13-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,424
Posted By Pourboire
Jason, there are no guarantees regarding car...

Jason, there are no guarantees regarding car reliability. For instance I bought a new 2007 Acura MDX sport model and all 4 struts failed after the car was out of warranty. The total mileage when I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-07-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,646
Posted By Pourboire
FYI, just installed the gas cylinder and it...

FYI, just installed the gas cylinder and it failed the first time I closed
the panel. Waiting for a replacement part from BMW. Hopefully its not
a lot problem
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-06-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,646
Posted By Pourboire
Freewheeler thanks for info. Purchased a 2013 X5...

Freewheeler thanks for info. Purchased a 2013 X5 35i premium a few weeks back and later purchased a spare tire kit with all the associated gear. The thought
of a tire failure in which the spare...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,646
Posted By Pourboire
Thanks for the heads-up regarding this item. Just...

Thanks for the heads-up regarding this item. Just finished the install of the emergency spare tire in my recently acquired 2013 X5.
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