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Forum: The Detail Department 12-11-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By RPsX5d
+1 I am very happy with Menzerna Power Lock....

+1

I am very happy with Menzerna Power Lock. I typically do a double coat - one in the evening, cure overnight and one in the morning and start using the car later in the afternoon. Very...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,702
Posted By RPsX5d
Let me PM you the cost details. You...

Let me PM you the cost details.



You can reuse the drain and fill plugs.

The plastic pan and the filter are one unit. IMO if you are going to incur the cost/effort of a transmission service...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,702
Posted By RPsX5d
Again thanks to everyone who contributed to this...

Again thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread. Yes I was on the fence on this one, finally decided to go ahead and get it done. Here are the highlights:

Rick at Automotive Consultants...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-17-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By RPsX5d
But this also disables the rear camera on the...

But this also disables the rear camera on the iDrive . . . I was hoping to to just silence the PDC (ideally just the rear ones) and leave the camera alone.

Somewhere I read you could just mask the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-17-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By RPsX5d
Here is a thread...

Here is a thread (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=777905) that discusses nav updates - VERY active thread!

I was looking into it . . . not too keen/undecided . . . my smartphone...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-16-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By RPsX5d
Agree on ard's comment - post your last alignment...

Agree on ard's comment - post your last alignment report, otherwise this conversation is pointless.

Don't have my alignment settings handy . . . after my original factory tires wore out (around...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-15-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By RPsX5d
Is your toe alignment set to BMW spec OR did you...

Is your toe alignment set to BMW spec OR did you set it to near zero? BMW has a wide toe tolerance AND is a pretty aggressive setting.

Zero out the toe (or near zero but still positive) and you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks ard!

Thanks ard!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,044
Posted By RPsX5d
2011 X5d, ~73,000 miles, never had to top up...

2011 X5d, ~73,000 miles, never had to top up between oil changes. Couple of times I checked the level via the dipstick (not the easiest one to get to!) . . . iDrive always showed it at max.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By RPsX5d
Not directly related to OP's original question,...

Not directly related to OP's original question, but somewhat related . . . what is a good lab in the U.S. to test these oil samples? Simple Google search pops up Blackstone - ard mentioned...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-02-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By RPsX5d
I actually missed the A2DP module by a few months...

I actually missed the A2DP module by a few months . . . my E70 is 2011MY, June 2010 build. I think the Oct 2010 or later build came with the A2DP adapter built-in - meaning you don't need any of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-02-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By RPsX5d
Yes there is a drain on the driver's side - and...

Yes there is a drain on the driver's side - and most likely it is blocked with leaves, etc. Tough to describe how it looks . . . if you are reasonably handy with basic tools, remove the plastic...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-02-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By RPsX5d
+1 I have been using this for quite sometime...

+1

I have been using this for quite sometime - works perfect. I connect my iPhone 6 Plus, previously iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s - all connect without a hitch.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-01-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,702
Posted By RPsX5d
ard - follow up question - when you do this job...

ard - follow up question - when you do this job were you also planning to change the sealing sleeve? Specifically this one...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-28-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,702
Posted By RPsX5d
Still pondering . . .

Again I agree there are very compelling arguments to do or to not do this service.

Here is where my current thinking is - still mulling over it! :(

As ard points out, $250 for the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-27-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,702
Posted By RPsX5d
Going to stir the pot here a bit . . . yes...

Going to stir the pot here a bit . . . yes throwing fuel on to an existing flame! :)

Spoke to a tech at Bavarian Professionals, Berkeley. These folks have good support on this forum as well as...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-23-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,702
Posted By RPsX5d
Not sure I follow your comment . . . but if BMW...

Not sure I follow your comment . . . but if BMW guaranteed a minimum of say 200,000 miles, I know what I will do given I only intent to keep the car for about 200,000 miles or a newer model really...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-23-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,702
Posted By RPsX5d
Yes this has been a PARTICULARLY informative...

Yes this has been a PARTICULARLY informative thread for me . . . and very timely too . . . I was on the fence on this one - no, I do not subscribe to the thinking BMW is recommending lifetime solely...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-21-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,702
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks ard, appreciate you getting us that...

Thanks ard, appreciate you getting us that figure.

Since you have done this in the past - when you drop the pan/filter does most of the fluid drain out? Or approximately how much is trapped in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-21-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,702
Posted By RPsX5d
Have you seen the 14 liter figure in writing...

Have you seen the 14 liter figure in writing anywhere? I have been looking for it, but did not find anything definitive.

I called Bavarian Professionals at Berkeley and they said the total volume...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,702
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks for the response. I read the 9 liter...

Thanks for the response.

I read the 9 liter figure on another thread - for a 2007 or 2008 model, six speed . . . things may have changed since that model.

At 14 liters, if only 5 liters (or 7L...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,702
Posted By RPsX5d
Thank you. I will definitely look them up. Can...

Thank you. I will definitely look them up. Can you share (or PM me) this tech's first name. I sure would like to talk to him. Thanks again.


US $420 is indeed a good price for pan/filter,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,702
Posted By RPsX5d
Good suggestion, thanks. I will wait for...

Good suggestion, thanks.

I will wait for others to chime in and see if anyone has a suggestion for a good Indy in the Bay/Sacramento area. I will then contact that indy and see if he is willing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,702
Posted By RPsX5d
Thank you for this thread - both timely and very...

Thank you for this thread - both timely and very informative!

My 2011MY X5d (June 2010 build) now has 71,000+ miles. No towing or aggressive driving - easy drive profile (60/40 city/hwy). ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks to everyone for all your input. ...

Thanks to everyone for all your input.

Attached is the relevant portion of the invoice - CID Drive Unit was replaced, cost ~$1,000. My deductible was $50.

Everything works just fine and no new...
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