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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-28-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By serge1
You are correct. For some reason I thought it...

You are correct. For some reason I thought it pertained to the plans you can purchase.

In that case, it's pretty messed up. So, for years BMW was of very few manufacturers offering "free" (read...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-28-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By serge1
Speaking of sensors and alarms. I once rode a...

Speaking of sensors and alarms.
I once rode a WA state ferry. Parked my vehicle, locked it, went upstairs to enjoy the view and a cup of coffee.
Then, I hear this announcement over speaker system:...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-28-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By serge1
Up to this point, when a person buys maintenance...

Up to this point, when a person buys maintenance plan like that, the contract states it is transferable to 2nd owner. A plus to help sell the maintenance plan.

If BMW corporation wants to cut out...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,472
Posted By serge1
Still have no idea how when my vehicle enters DPF...

Still have no idea how when my vehicle enters DPF regen!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-18-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,184
Posted By serge1
Save $3000 rather than spend on coverage you...

Save $3000 rather than spend on coverage you aren't even sure about. People buy additional warranty to have "peace of mind" (look how much people will to pay to "cover" their iPhone and other...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-18-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By serge1
I LOL'd at "2010 X5 hold of DEF 35d". Anyways,...

I LOL'd at "2010 X5 hold of DEF 35d".
Anyways, to answer the question: last time I had to refill DEF, a total of 5.2 gallons were filled into both tanks.

P.S. Why is this forum being inudated by...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-18-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By serge1
This gotta be really annoying to people behind...

This gotta be really annoying to people behind you at night. The first 3 quick flashes may be OK, but why the slow 4 flashes when holding brake pedal?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-15-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By serge1
Take pics and report back! :)

Take pics and report back! :)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By serge1
^^ I meant you have to drill the bumper for OEM...

^^ I meant you have to drill the bumper for OEM holder
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By serge1
I was never disappointed with loaners - all 3...

I was never disappointed with loaners - all 3 series that drive nice.
Had these over the 2 years:
previous gen 335d, previous gen 328i MSport, new 320i, new 320d, new 328i.
I often timed drop...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 27,940
Posted By serge1
Isn't it not a good idea to have mismatched...

Isn't it not a good idea to have mismatched front/rear brakes? Bigger front brakes will grab more percentage wise. I thought manufacturers calibrate brake size to match vehicle weight on each axle.....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By serge1
Been driving without front plate for 2.5 year,...

Been driving without front plate for 2.5 year, not a single issue.
Drove without front plate on previous vehicle for 5 years, no issues.
But if you want to stay legit, OEM holder sucks. Look at...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By serge1
Replace just one tire - don't fall for the money...

Replace just one tire - don't fall for the money grab at the tire stores. They may give you a story about uneven wear causing awd damage. As long as the new tire is of same brand and tread depth...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By serge1
DEF has nothing to do with oil change. It just...

DEF has nothing to do with oil change. It just happens that when DEF is topped off during oil change, it will be getting close to running empty by next oil change. Usually.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By serge1
Do they do programming? Camera zoom feature,...

Do they do programming? Camera zoom feature, disable PDC, etc..
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 27,940
Posted By serge1
I've been wondering about this for a while: ...

I've been wondering about this for a while:
The X5 has some of largest disk rotors out of SUVs. A Suburban or a Tahoe has quite small rotors compared to X5, too small for vehicle of that size.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 27,940
Posted By serge1
Have you seen considerable improvement in...

Have you seen considerable improvement in stopping (while towing) since upgrading front brake rotors/pads to X5M?

P.S. Why upgraded just the fronts?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-11-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By serge1
Did you have to pay the 50$ deductible for...

Did you have to pay the 50$ deductible for replacement under CPO?
Shouldn't have paid.

As per California law, your vehicle should have been repaired for any emissions defects free of charge if...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-11-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 27,940
Posted By serge1
Wait, so the total weight towed was more than...

Wait, so the total weight towed was more than 7000 lbs? What was the weight?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By serge1
So, got Sirius without paying for it?

So, got Sirius without paying for it?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By serge1
Kostyan, it may matter what fuel type you are...

Kostyan, it may matter what fuel type you are targeting. For example, a diesel is relatively reliable vehicle except for emissions related components. But, your state (Maryland) follows California...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By serge1
It may fall on its face compared to your M, but...

It may fall on its face compared to your M, but versus 4.8i? The diesel is superior in every way. Especially the 40d
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-03-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,070
Posted By serge1
LCapital, Your DIY posts are pretty awesome....

LCapital,
Your DIY posts are pretty awesome. Thank you.
Could you, please, reiterate in simple terms the components (turbo, intercooler, ..) and how they are negatively affected by this oil...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-03-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 905
Posted By serge1
pat_x5, do you plan to take crossbars off when...

pat_x5, do you plan to take crossbars off when roofbox is off?
I need to get crossbars to carry other stuff for camping (sleeping cots, etc). But don't like the cross bars installed all the time...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By serge1
It can't be because of life span, let's be honest...

It can't be because of life span, let's be honest :). You want them for the looks - they do look better indeed.
I have owned my X5 since October 2011. Not a single bulb burned out. How long will it...
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