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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-30-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By skibum1
Hitch

Thank you! I'm going to research this invisahitch a little more. Like I mentioned, I just picked up my new car. The new 2015 X3 has a nice rear bumper and I really don't want my dealer cutting and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-30-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By skibum1
2015 Hitch Mount

Had my new 2015 X3 for about a week and its really nice. Love the car. Looking to possibly have a hitch mount installed. Anyone know if they need to cut out the rear bumper to do this? On my old...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-11-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By skibum1
Engine Failure

Ok thanks Ard. That was really helpful. My dealer was ignorant. No, I guess we agree to disagree. A 65k car shouldn't just shut down in the middle of the night out on some country road with my...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-10-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By skibum1
Failure

I just dont understand that with a car that is so technologically advanced, why on earth wouldnt the car tell me before it shut down, "hey its time to bring the car in for a computer upgrade" I get...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-10-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By skibum1
Engine Failure Light

Engine Failure light came on over the weekend. 98k on my X5. Dealer said computer needed to be re set/re programmed. I find it absolutely insane that a $65k+ car shuts down when the computer...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By skibum1
out of warrantee. 70k on car now

out of warrantee. 70k on car now
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By skibum1
2011 X5 Front Cupholder

UGHHH! I hate to even post this. My front cupholder tabs that hold cups securely broke. The tabs no long hold anything. I brought it to my LBMW dealer. In a nutshell, they said it will cost $800...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-11-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,832
Posted By skibum1
Leather Conditioner?

I have a 2010 X5. Was wondering if I should put some leather conditioner on the seats? I've used Lexol in the past on other cars. Seems to work well. I noticed some conditioner/cleaner at my...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-20-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,234
Posted By skibum1
Rattle

Wish I had a pull cover. Mine never came with one....:cry:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-20-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,234
Posted By skibum1
Back Seat Area Rattle?

Has anyone noticed some annoying back seat rattle going on when driving at slow speeds? Driving me insane. I think its coming from the back seat headrest posts. At first I thought, "is the rear...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-20-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,000
Posted By skibum1
X5 vs RX

Bottom line, forget it. I owned an RX for years. Nice car but not apples to apples. The biggest advantage I have found, just got my tax returns back. If the dealer hasnt told you already, you can...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-26-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,391
Posted By skibum1
Unhappy Tires

I actually just got back from a weekend in VT this morning. I hear you on Rt 11 in Ludlow in a snowstorm. Thanks for your help
:mad:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-26-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,391
Posted By skibum1
Tires

I bought the car, didnt lease. Would like to say I'll have it for a long time. I dont have a spare. I think I was on Tire Rack.com but a little confused on which tire to get. The Michelin's are...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-26-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,391
Posted By skibum1
2011 X5 New Tires?

I have a 2011 X5 with approx 38k so far. I need new tires. Have the Michelins 255/50 R19's which have been fine when the car was new, now they are louder than hell and I guess its time. Can...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-09-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By skibum1
Removing Tar/Grime

Anyone know of a good product out there that I can use on my new X5 to remove some tar/stain on my front bumper area. No idea what it is actually, black dribbles of dots, something must have come...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-24-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,858
Posted By skibum1
Problems

Oh and one more problem I have. The brakes squeal. BMW said it has something to do with the new pads they are using on the new X5's now. Only happens when I come to a stop at low speeds. After...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-24-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,858
Posted By skibum1
Heated Wheel

I bought the new X5 back in May when the 2011 first came out. Yes I do alot of highway miles. I've spoken to my dealership about having 18k and no service indicator light coming on. They said...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,858
Posted By skibum1
Angry Service?

I currently have 18,500 miles on my 2011 X5 and its never been in for an oil change. Is this right? I asked my dealer and they said because I obviously do alot of highway miles the car will read...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-02-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,456
Posted By skibum1
All Weather Mats

Hey, I've been reading your posts and I definately need all weather mats. I havent checked with my dealer to see how much they cost. Any ideas out there if I get them from BMW? I checked this...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-26-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By skibum1
How long did it take for them to replace the...

How long did it take for them to replace the steering wheel? Did they say what the cause is or no?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-24-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By skibum1
2011 X5 Minor Issues?

Happy Holidays everyone. 2 quick questions maybe someone here can help. First, my X5 now has 16k. When I come to a slow stop, under 20 mph, the brakes make a squeeling noise. Any idea what that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-24-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,674
Posted By skibum1
Exhaust

When you really accelerate the turbo will kick in and your right side exhaust will look like the space shuttle during "throttle up" stage. Main exhaust exits from the left rear. When you step on it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-23-2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,376
Posted By skibum1
Hatch

I think you might be right, call me an idiot.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-23-2010, 04:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,027
Posted By skibum1
Rattles

I've noticed this rattle sound coming from rear of car. Its the right rear headrest. I should the headrest around, then I folded the seats down and no more noise. For the most part its gone but at...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-22-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,376
Posted By skibum1
Rear Hatch Opens

Has anyone had their rear hatch open on its own after the doors/alarm has been locked?! Its happened twice so far while I was at work. I had some employees in the building I work in say "someone's...
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