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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By Rickm5X3
I thought I would be close to the 11-12mpg of my...

I thought I would be close to the 11-12mpg of my 4.8i, but this weekend's 600 mile tow yielded 9.6mpg. But that's towing over 11k and 10,600 ft. passes and multiple 6-7% grades. headwind both ways...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-13-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,513
Posted By Rickm5X3
Update? Still quiet?

Update? Still quiet?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-13-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,513
Posted By Rickm5X3
Result?

Result?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-10-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,121
Posted By Rickm5X3
Sorry to hear of the bad experience with our...

Sorry to hear of the bad experience with our local dealers. I've dealt with Schomp for years and continue to be impressed with how far they will go to make things right. Hope you get things...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-09-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,513
Posted By Rickm5X3
I got the oil pump replaced earlier this week. ...

I got the oil pump replaced earlier this week. New part number and much, much quieter now.:thumbup:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-31-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By Rickm5X3
Efficiency is definitely is a consideration when...

Efficiency is definitely is a consideration when picking a tow vehicle! But when I was weighing power, braking, stability, fun factor, and efficiency, I clearly assigned "efficiency" a lower weight!...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-30-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By Rickm5X3
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I've towed with a number of different X5's, but the M is totally in a different category of tow vehicle. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-30-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Rickm5X3
Maybe? I've had three N62 engine X5's and have...

Maybe? I've had three N62 engine X5's and have found them to be rock-solid reliable and not even particularly leaky except for a valve cover gasket on one of 'em. Not even one thrown code in all...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-27-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By Rickm5X3
A long term "hold" of the car if everything else...

A long term "hold" of the car if everything else passes muster is the only way this makes sense. When the car is fully depreciated years from now and selling for the price of a carbon fiber bicycle,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-26-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By Rickm5X3
Great engine! Well done.

Great engine! Well done.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-26-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 30,647
Posted By Rickm5X3
Sorry for the delay but thanks much! No surprise...

Sorry for the delay but thanks much! No surprise that your business has grown based on your customer service and communication (and great product).
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-26-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Rickm5X3
Congrats! I think you'll like the E70. Nice...

Congrats! I think you'll like the E70. Nice upgrade over the E53 IMO.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-26-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Rickm5X3
"Leisure battery." Boats, RVs, caravans and...

"Leisure battery." Boats, RVs, caravans and such. Learn something every day! Definitely throwing this term around when I'm at the campground. "Honey, I'm heading to Walmart to pick up a fresh...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-26-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By Rickm5X3
Just spend the $400 for the Arnott air springs...

Just spend the $400 for the Arnott air springs with lifetime warranty. I don't understand these coil spring conversion threads at all.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-23-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By Rickm5X3
Try launch mode. Curious to hear how strong the...

Try launch mode. Curious to hear how strong the tailgate is for keeping the pavers contained! Lol


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-20-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 10,960
Posted By Rickm5X3
GTS is nice for sure but for me it only was...

GTS is nice for sure but for me it only was attractive in the 6MT, otherwise just a nice but not especially quick V8 SUV.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-14-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 10,960
Posted By Rickm5X3
V10 TDI is one of the engines on my "bucket list"...

V10 TDI is one of the engines on my "bucket list" that I probably won't own at this point. But man, what an engine.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-14-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 10,960
Posted By Rickm5X3
Not a chance we see that here. :cry:

Not a chance we see that here. :cry:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-13-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 10,960
Posted By Rickm5X3
Speaking of tech, the in-cabin tech on the E70 is...

Speaking of tech, the in-cabin tech on the E70 is getting dated and I am sure many are tired of the interior/exterior styling as well. And there's nothing wrong with that view. So I get why someone...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-12-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By Rickm5X3
I just don't see a whole lot to be gained from...

I just don't see a whole lot to be gained from tuning that engine. Or at least nothing that is cost effective. You're better off driving and enjoying and saving the money for a "turbo era" X5.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-11-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 10,960
Posted By Rickm5X3
Great, helpful thread that deserves a bump. For...

Great, helpful thread that deserves a bump. For me, the answer turned out to be another E70. I totally understand the reasons for buying/leasing a new car, but I continue to find the E70 X5M very,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-11-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By Rickm5X3
Please trade and take yourself (and your personal...

Please trade and take yourself (and your personal attacks) to the MDX forum where they are discussing issues with the 2014.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-08-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By Rickm5X3
Seems expensive for the miles and option content....

Seems expensive for the miles and option content. Notably missing premium audio, cold weather pack, optional wheels and of course adaptive drive. I'm seeing well optioned 2011 CPO X5 50i's listed...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-06-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Rickm5X3
Good advice on looking for a 2011+ Not sure if...

Good advice on looking for a 2011+ Not sure if they are better from a reliability perspective, but if one has time on their side, why not wait to find one? Nice refresh in terms of cosmetic changes...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-02-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 804
Posted By Rickm5X3
Just for clarity, I wasn't trying to compare the...

Just for clarity, I wasn't trying to compare the revs per mile for an OE set vs. what the revs are for a non-OE set (e.g. Dunlop vs. Conti). Was trying to note that for any given matched set of...
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