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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 636
Posted By henrycyao
Steering Wheel Play. Is this Normal? Video attached

It's the rack and pin. Most likely something got chipped in there would cause a problem. With active steering it could the gear changer. What you should do is see if you feel the dead zoom changed...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,470
Posted By henrycyao
I cross shopped e70 x5 vs f10 5 series. What put...

I cross shopped e70 x5 vs f10 5 series. What put a red light for me was from long term test results of either car and driver or motor trend. I can't remember which. Basically the wheel got damaged...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By henrycyao
Actually I found out that difference in tire...

Actually I found out that difference in tire pressure on the back does help with turning. When I changed my tire last time, I assumed the tire shop would put in the pressure recommended by BMW. They...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-19-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By henrycyao
This was discussed before. There is a hidden menu...

This was discussed before. There is a hidden menu you can get to see the coolant temperature.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=745308

There is a PDF that shows you how to get...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-17-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By henrycyao
I just remembered California passed a law to fine...

I just remembered California passed a law to fine us for "washing" our car. I am not sure if engine bay count. So instead, I will use a bucket and a cloth to slowly wipe it. :cry:

This brings me...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-16-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By henrycyao
That is unless you get road hazard warranty. I...

That is unless you get road hazard warranty. I went through once with my honda. I ended up only paying $80 for 2 new tires even though only one is beyond repair. I figure $80 for 2 is a good deal....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-14-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By henrycyao
I just checked my car. It looks like stupid...

I just checked my car. It looks like stupid Dealer refilled DEF has spilled white stuff around the bay. :mad:

Can I really hose off the engine bay? That sounds risky considering there are...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By henrycyao
I always get disappointed with loaner from the...

I always get disappointed with loaner from the BMW dealer. It's not as good as my x5. The only exception was 1 series. I enjoyed the fact it did not have fancy electronics and I can focus on driving....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By henrycyao
Yes, I agree. A sports car would be more fun....

Yes, I agree. A sports car would be more fun. This has a great mix utility and fun. Although, I still would have preferred wagon. I am still glad I got x5.


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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-13-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,030
Posted By henrycyao
There are a few trend I don't like about the new...

There are a few trend I don't like about the new C class. First it is bigger at cost of handling. Second loses RWD option and only has AWD. Then again, C class is really not much of a sport sedan....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-13-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By henrycyao
I read that there is a 1 year shelf life on the...

I read that there is a 1 year shelf life on the DEF. So I would empty it by refueling it into passive tank.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By henrycyao
Which BMW independent did you go in Northern Cal?

Which BMW independent did you go in Northern Cal?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-12-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By henrycyao
Yeah, I got that fixed without any letter last...

Yeah, I got that fixed without any letter last time I was there at dealer in May. I posted on bimmerfest, but should have gotten more detail before I post. Will do so next time to keep other inform....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 636
Posted By henrycyao
Diesel is fun when you don't have to change gear....

Diesel is fun when you don't have to change gear. So for every day traffic it is quite good. I do miss the high revving a gasoline engine offers. It is also an engine I can live with every day and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 636
Posted By henrycyao
What else beside the steering problem that cause...

What else beside the steering problem that cause you frustration?


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-08-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 636
Posted By henrycyao
That is not normal at all. With rack and pin...

That is not normal at all. With rack and pin steering, you should not get any empty spot in steering. The last time I drove a car is worse than that was my wife old 95 Volvo. Her rack and pin...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-08-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By henrycyao
BMW states every third oil change. Sent...

BMW states every third oil change.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-07-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By henrycyao
Are you trying to do a map update or something...

Are you trying to do a map update or something else?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-07-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By henrycyao
Most of the post I see is that the X5 still drive...

Most of the post I see is that the X5 still drive straight but with bad alignment. So that is odd. I assume it is lower end of the spec but still within spec of BMW alignment right?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-07-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By henrycyao
It is not just BMW dealership that will abuse...

It is not just BMW dealership that will abuse customer. I took my Honda Accord to dealership for a recall. The SA tries to tell me my suspension has cracks and need to be replaced. I took it to my...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-04-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By henrycyao
320i reminds me of a 128i I had on loaner just...

320i reminds me of a 128i I had on loaner just without the power. I could see myself in a 320i if the suspension is tuned right. I don't think it is.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-31-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By henrycyao
Daily driver in Los Angeles

E70 would be my choice over F10. The steering feel in the X5 is significantly better than F10 electric steering mechanism.

Expect around 16 mpg for local drives. You won't get 19 mpg until you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By henrycyao
And that is one step above the dealer. I...

And that is one step above the dealer. I searched on the internet. It seemed like dealer only do a visual inspection and does not replace anything unless they found a problem.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,943
Posted By henrycyao
I was watching an advertisement video from bosh...

I was watching an advertisement video from bosh regarding direct injection with turbo. They do have a turbo pressure monitoring for that. I am not sure if BMW uses similar tech.

Post the part...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-29-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By henrycyao
Its not really surprising. What basically it says...

Its not really surprising. What basically it says is that M3 has too much power for a driver to work with that is why you get loads of oversteer when you don't want it. If you want to drive fast,...
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