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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-27-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By vnabmw
I know you gotta take these magazine opinions...

I know you gotta take these magazine opinions with a pinch of salt...however, by making statements like that, general public will take that into account,thereby sinking the value of such cars in the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-27-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By vnabmw
Henry, yes they were comparing the old 35d with...

Henry, yes they were comparing the old 35d with the new 2014 X5 35d. I understand newer technology might be better, but my opinion is that you can't flip flop just because the newer one is better.
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-26-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By vnabmw
Car and Driver comparison of X70 with the new 2014 X5

I recently read a review of the new 2014 X5 diesel in C&D- what shocks me is that a few years ago the same pin heads said 'we are suckers' for excellent diesels like the 35d and now in their...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By vnabmw
Nope, I believe they reset it...because the...

Nope, I believe they reset it...because the service required request just started popping up.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By vnabmw
"BMW Service required" - Oil change done recently!

Hey Folks,

For my 2011 BMW X5 3.5D, I recently had a routine maintenance/Oil change check (Aug 2013) and today I noticed the car tells me at start up: "Service Required" in about 1200 miles so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-21-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By vnabmw
Fortunately (or otherwise), the car didn't die...

Fortunately (or otherwise), the car didn't die again...this time if it happens I'm ready to diagnose deeper.

Wanted to add that I did remove the connection to the external amplifier for the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By vnabmw
Another piece of information is that twice when...

Another piece of information is that twice when it happened- I had to restore all my settings on the Custom stereo indicating that the connection to the battery did indeed go dead for a few moments...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By vnabmw
2002 BMW 525i

Sorry, a noob here....will put in a signature soon, Thanks for all the valuable suggestions!

So, for the 2002 525i, I don't think the key has a battery in it... and yes, we use the key daily.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By vnabmw
Brand New Battery; car behaves like battery is dead

Very weird issue with our E39: Four months ago I had a brand new battery put in with OEM or better specifications (Duracell Brand).

In the last few weeks, the car just refused to start- it was...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-30-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,076
Posted By vnabmw
BMW new Diesel version for 2014

From car and driver, about the new 3.0 Diesel:

"It will offer 255 horsepower, 413 lb-ft of torque, and a 0-to-60 time of less than seven seconds."

The current Diesel engine has 265 HP, and 425...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-15-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By vnabmw
I replaced the BS Duelers RFT with the Yokahoma...

I replaced the BS Duelers RFT with the Yokahoma YK580s. I'm a Michelin fan but the YK580s have been absolutely amazing. Highly recommend to try.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-06-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By vnabmw
Thank you all!!

Thank you all!!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-06-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By vnabmw
My personal opinion: Granted that the bigger rims...

My personal opinion: Granted that the bigger rims make the car look good, but you are sacrificing significant ride quality especially for the X5 which is known for its tomb-like quiet ride. Yes,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-01-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By vnabmw
Any reason

Thank you for your suggestion! But any reason why you would recommend that? Is it because of the Traction system going nuts on the dashboard, or any performance/safety reason?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-01-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By vnabmw
One RFT Tire burst- Could I replace it with non-RFT?

I hate the run flats - unfortunately today after 18,000 miles, the rear tire burst. I still have about an year to go on the rest. I'm planning to replace the burst tire with a non-RFT and then when...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-11-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,724
Posted By vnabmw
Hi- Just buy a sticker from the seller and send a...

Hi- Just buy a sticker from the seller and send a message to 'stickergirlee' saying you need a decal that says: "BMW Diesel Power', Arial Font, 0.5 X 4 inches in size, white. Also, the 'BMW' should...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-14-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 983
Posted By vnabmw
Thanks for the info- However, those blank columns...

Thanks for the info- However, those blank columns in the IRS factsheet threw me off. The other brands have expiry dates listed but the BMWs didn't- so it is certainly ambiguous whether to take it or...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 983
Posted By vnabmw
BMW Diesel Tax credit for 2011

Bought a brand new 2011 X35d last May. I was under the impression that this thing qualifies for a tax credit of $1800. The IRS link doesn't give our any information for the tax year 2011, though.
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,724
Posted By vnabmw
Matt, Awesome! Mine is the first generation Evo,...

Matt, Awesome! Mine is the first generation Evo, so I couldn't find the 'Enable Message access' setting on my phone. :( But good to know that because I think my next HTC will definitely have that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-09-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,724
Posted By vnabmw
Matt, This seller on ebay cut the decal for...

Matt,

This seller on ebay cut the decal for me just the way I wanted it, 0.6 X 4 inches, Arial font. All for $4. He's pretty good with this and the decal looks like it came from the factory with...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-09-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,773
Posted By vnabmw
Got 5000 miles on mine, and no CEL so far. Being...

Got 5000 miles on mine, and no CEL so far. Being a BMW Diesel, I can only imagine the sophistication of the whole thing. Remember, this thing is not a hybrid so don't expect 'quietness' around it.
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-09-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,724
Posted By vnabmw
BMW Diesel Decal

Apparently a lot of folks don't want to display their Diesel engine type on their X5s...Wonder why.

I love my Diesel- went ahead and created my own decal. Nice and clean.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,358
Posted By vnabmw
Very interesting Analysis.... Now I kinda wonder...

Very interesting Analysis.... Now I kinda wonder why I'm in the minority- it seems most of the general population doesn't have any problem with their stock sound systems. And the very few who upgrade...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-08-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,358
Posted By vnabmw
LOL! I got lucky with my first woman- my college...

LOL! I got lucky with my first woman- my college sweet heart and the mother of my two boys.. :)

For the future: Definitely will start with a bigger amp for more head room. I think the problem is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-08-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,358
Posted By vnabmw
BSW has 100% return guarantee, so doing the RMA...

BSW has 100% return guarantee, so doing the RMA thing with them. :) Thanks for the interest though!

Yes, we experiment with stuff all the time...sometimes you get the results, sometimes you don't....
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