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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-16-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,996
Posted By vinsk
I guess the paperwork is central. Any repair to...

I guess the paperwork is central. Any repair to your vehicle has to be reported to BMWNA, even if its a walk-in for 5 min. The other dealer can always access the repairs done to your car. I hope you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-16-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,023
Posted By vinsk
Is Teflon coating worth it?

Is Teflon coating worth it?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-16-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,304
Posted By vinsk
Teamc: You are coming onto a BMW forum, full of...

Teamc: You are coming onto a BMW forum, full of BMW enthusiast asking us not to buy one. Just because you had a bad experience doesn't mean end of the world. Remember, its a mechanical thing. I'm...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,815
Posted By vinsk
150 for the dealer close to me 120 from the...

150 for the dealer close to me
120 from the dealer where I bought it but was 90 miles away.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-05-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,438
Posted By vinsk
Agreed! People are getting so used to automation...

Agreed! People are getting so used to automation that there's no place for common sense any more. Diesel and Petrol! Two different nozzles, two different colors. What else could anyone do to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-05-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,931
Posted By vinsk
Lucky you! 335i that too a coupe, is something...

Lucky you! 335i that too a coupe, is something dealers wont give usually. Btw what do you drive?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-04-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,456
Posted By vinsk
maybe some after market horns might help ...

maybe some after market horns might help
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=905528
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-04-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,456
Posted By vinsk
So you guys use horn quite often in NJ :rofl: ...

So you guys use horn quite often in NJ :rofl: Just kidding. Anyway I never tested mine!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-04-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,931
Posted By vinsk
I'm not sure if its the dealer or the BMWNA who...

I'm not sure if its the dealer or the BMWNA who decides on the total number of fleet vehicles to be in a showroom. The dealer requests BMWNA for loaners and it may depend on multiple factors! Volume,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,815
Posted By vinsk
You were right :D Took out some snow/ice by...

You were right :D Took out some snow/ice by myself on one of the rear wheels but not in the fronts. The snow became ice and was stuck on the inner side of the wheel so hard that I wasn't able to take...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,815
Posted By vinsk
So dumb of me! I'll get rid of the snow, most...

So dumb of me! I'll get rid of the snow, most probably get into a car wash (If they are open :) ). The snow stuck inside the wheels is tough to get rid off, it has become very hard and will be more...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,815
Posted By vinsk
Below 40-45 there's no sign of shake or...

Below 40-45 there's no sign of shake or vibration. Beyond that speed, mostly around 55-60 the steering shakes violently. The shake starts after 2-3 minutes of start because thats when I pickup the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,815
Posted By vinsk
Got the tires mounted on Monday and we had a...

Got the tires mounted on Monday and we had a severe storm on Tuesday evening. Had to drive through 10-12" of snow and it was never stuck anywhere.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,815
Posted By vinsk
Thanks Ard! That makes sense. Also can you let me...

Thanks Ard! That makes sense. Also can you let me know about the steering wheel shake. That started happening yesterday all at a sudden. Is it something to do with the wheels, tires or something else?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,815
Posted By vinsk
After my tires changed and driving around the...

After my tires changed and driving around the severe snow storm yesterday, the steering shakes as if I've a flat or maybe something else. Feels very dangerous! Any idea what might have gone wrong?...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-02-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,815
Posted By vinsk
I didnt take the pictures before going into the...

I didnt take the pictures before going into the shop but I made sure to check it before leaving. The SA agreed to damage and told me that the RFT are very difficult to take out. He gave me an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-01-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,815
Posted By vinsk
TOYO PROXES ST II on 214's but!

So finally I got Toyo's onto my 214's yesterday at the dealer just before the storm. Bought the tires online and asked the dealer to mount them. I inspected the wheels and tires before leaving the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-31-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,305
Posted By vinsk
I took the protection for $1000 which covers...

I took the protection for $1000 which covers wheels/tires, dents (not covered by lease return conditions), windshield crack, Keyfobs replacement(one per year) for 3 yrs/36K
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,256
Posted By vinsk
It seems they didn't predict the success of DWS...

It seems they didn't predict the success of DWS and they don't have the resources to get them in stock any time soon. I had to call lots of tire company to confirm this.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,438
Posted By vinsk
My cousin pumped diesel into his 2008 Honda pilot...

My cousin pumped diesel into his 2008 Honda pilot when it was brand new, don't ask me how! He thought there was some problem with the nozzle and forced the diesel into the tank by holding it all the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,256
Posted By vinsk
Finally ordered Toyo Proxes ST II for my 214's...

Finally ordered Toyo Proxes ST II for my 214's yesterday from Tiresdirect. Those were the options left compared to Conti's DWS which has no sign of production in near future and Latitudes which are...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,153
Posted By vinsk
I almost went for GL450 (GL350 Bluetech is...

I almost went for GL450 (GL350 Bluetech is underpowered for the size of the truck) bcos of its fully functional third row seats. I can sit in there very comfortably being 6'2". But its a huge truck;...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,153
Posted By vinsk
Lets not compare a 3rd row in X5 with a minivan...

Lets not compare a 3rd row in X5 with a minivan or something similar to it. I won't say its not functional. Like MRV99 situation, can be used once in a while and will come very handy for short trips....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
Posted By vinsk
Thanks for the clarification! I'll keep an eye on...

Thanks for the clarification! I'll keep an eye on cold starts and reset the reading.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
Posted By vinsk
No change in gas stations, same BP by my house....

No change in gas stations, same BP by my house. I'm looking at the readings when I press the BC between tachs . I guess its the same on iDrive if I go in there. Also I always see the speed, RPM and...
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