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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By PAX5
The factory/BMW does not use or install spacers...

The factory/BMW does not use or install spacers on their cars.

In the interest of safety, first thing you want to do is to remove wheels with the spacers and inspect that they have been installed...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-25-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By PAX5
Correct. That's confusing. I didn't know...

Correct.

That's confusing. I didn't know that tongue weights go up when trailer is equipped with brakes .

So my trailer has dual axle disc brakes. Does that increase tongue weight capacity by...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-23-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By PAX5
Congratulations! :thumbup: My neighbor...

Congratulations! :thumbup:

My neighbor across the street just got one ... I have to say, I had to look at it twice before I realized what it was .. first I thought it was a Ford (same nose...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-23-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By PAX5
I'm posting 2 OE hitches: (1) 2012 BMW X5...

I'm posting 2 OE hitches:

(1) 2012 BMW X5 50i - OE hitch:
- has seen between 300 and 400lbs tongue weight
- has towed about 6,000lbs total weight for two summer seasons
- has self leveling...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-19-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,253
Posted By PAX5
Well ... it passed! Pulled a 4600lb boat on...

Well ... it passed!

Pulled a 4600lb boat on a 1200lb trailer and 30 gals of fuel (about 180lbs), up a moderately steep ramp, with no problems whatsoever.

I'm wondering if my X5 50i can do that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-17-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,896
Posted By PAX5
Since you had the valley pan gasket and coolant...

Since you had the valley pan gasket and coolant pipe replaced, it is entire likely that small coolant puddles are here and there, evaporating as the engine get hotter ...

On the other hand, I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-16-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,758
Posted By PAX5
Agree with what you said about BavAuto ...

Agree with what you said about BavAuto ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-16-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By PAX5
Bosch injector removal and installation techniques

According to this video, there are soooo many opportunities to screw up when our injectors are replaced ... like working on a clean white sheet of paper, not wearing gloves etc.

How many of you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-15-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,896
Posted By PAX5
Great! Glad to see someone come back to...

Great! Glad to see someone come back to acknowledge.

Now come back often and share your experiences so others may benefit.

GL
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-14-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By PAX5
Turning the rotors and installing new ceramic...

Turning the rotors and installing new ceramic brake pads is false economy. Whatever is left on the rotors after turning them down, will be eating away by the ceramic pads in no time. The rotors may...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-14-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By PAX5
Thanks for the reminder ... deleting the post!

Thanks for the reminder ... deleting the post!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-13-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By PAX5
Is this the cause of our injector and HPFP failures?

Here's something I just read on the VW/Audi forum.

Bosch blames water in our fuel (attracted by the ethanol).

Today... after years of asking around... something came out that probably wasn't...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-13-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By PAX5
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-12-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,006
Posted By PAX5
BMW CPO is exclusionary. Your CPO contract will...

BMW CPO is exclusionary. Your CPO contract will lists what it DOES NOT cover.

I have a 2014 BMW CPO. It DOES NOT mention head gaskets in the exclusions ...

Read you document and arm your self...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-10-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By PAX5
And that my friends, is EXACTLY how it works ...

And that my friends, is EXACTLY how it works

As unbelievable as it may sound, BMW is a strong believer that goodwill gestures on issues outside warranty build long term, repeat customers. I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-10-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,606
Posted By PAX5
Don't assume. Only one way to be 100%...

Don't assume.

Only one way to be 100% certain: read the contract. Ask for one!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-09-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,253
Posted By PAX5
Advocate: if/when you get to the point where you...

Advocate: if/when you get to the point where you feel the best solution is to get rid of the car, you should be able to sell/trade your 2012 X5 for a 2012 XC90 with a V8 and similar miles with no...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-09-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,253
Posted By PAX5
I know this is a BMW forum on X5's, but since I...

I know this is a BMW forum on X5's, but since I started this tread, I want to finish it. And since I know from first hand experience that BMW and BMWNA read these (they're probably still following me...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-09-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,050
Posted By PAX5
Thanks, but I have an extended warranty, a BMW...

Thanks, but I have an extended warranty, a BMW CPO.

I will find out if a CPO covers these types of issues.

Stay tuned.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-09-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By PAX5
You live and you learn ... Dealers LOVE...

You live and you learn ...

Dealers LOVE customers like OP!

Pay, pay, pay, pay, pay, pay pay ...

... and btw, we love you sooo much, please come back and enjoy or free coffee and cookies...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-08-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,050
Posted By PAX5
Indeed, but only IF and WHEN they run ....

Indeed, but only IF and WHEN they run ....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-08-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By PAX5
Seriously?

Seriously?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-07-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,050
Posted By PAX5
I'm trying to say goodbye too, but I'm on the...

I'm trying to say goodbye too, but I'm on the fence right now ...

The X5 is a mighty nice car from a driving perspective, but what good is it if you need to tow it home 50% of the time?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-07-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,802
Posted By PAX5
It's the 680 lbs tongue weight OP needs to...

It's the 680 lbs tongue weight OP needs to address ... first!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-06-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,050
Posted By PAX5
We're also looking at the new Honda Pilot. It...

We're also looking at the new Honda Pilot. It also has the 9 speed tranny AND it can tow 6000 lbs!
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