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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-11-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 559
Posted By docboss
I'm getting some confusing information from the...

I'm getting some confusing information from the dealership on this issue. I'll let everyone know when I find out exactly what is going on. Brembo says the width of their front rotors is 30mm, rear...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-11-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 559
Posted By docboss
Interesting update from the dealership. Per the...

Interesting update from the dealership. Per the SA, The front rotors were worn to 18.5mm thickness. OEM rotors start at 22mm. Bmw recommends replacement under 19mm. I'll have to check to see what the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-11-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 559
Posted By docboss
The BMW SA told me the Brembo pads were good...

The BMW SA told me the Brembo pads were good quality and would not recommend their replacement at an additional cost of around $200 unless I wanted BMW to warranty the rotors. Regarding my driving...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-11-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 559
Posted By docboss
Brembo rotors warped

Those who have seen my previous posts know that I purchased and installed Brembo rotors, pads, etc on my X5d last year. Recently I have noticed some vibration in the in the pedal and steering when...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-24-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,067
Posted By docboss
my x5d

I have 72,000 or so on my 2011. Other than a turbo oil leak that was repaired under extended warranty, the mechanicals have been "bullet proof". Not so much the electrical system. Three of my...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-29-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By docboss
Sorry, I meant "exclusionary" warranty....

Sorry, I meant "exclusionary" warranty. Everything is covered unless it is excluded in writing. My warranty would be considered "platinum" by some.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-29-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By docboss
I have an inclusive warranty through Lexus that...

I have an inclusive warranty through Lexus that was recommended by the SA at my local BMW dealership. I've had over $2800 in claims in 18 months without an issue. Cost was $4000. If your X5 is out of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-18-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 35,936
Posted By docboss
Great write up that made the process clear, but...

Great write up that made the process clear, but the inside cabin filter replacement was a colossal PIA. Could not have done this without lpcapital.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-26-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,549
Posted By docboss
There is an excellent vid on YouTube about...

There is an excellent vid on YouTube about resetting the brake values, front or rear. I cannot answer about the sensor, but if you were at 400 miles, it must have been pretty thin.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-22-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,067
Posted By docboss
2011

I have 66,000 miles on my 2011 diesel. Love it. Decent mileage on the highway. Pulls a 3800 lbs. boat and trailer without issues. Great seats and handling. But, I would never recommend one without a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By docboss
I just had a Verde plus installed at a BMW...

I just had a Verde plus installed at a BMW dealership in Austin. I purchased it from them (they had two in stock), although they would have installed it had it been shipped by Tire Rack.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-02-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,724
Posted By docboss
I blew a Scorpion with less than 2000 miles on...

I blew a Scorpion with less than 2000 miles on it. Dealer said it was an impact that split the tire. I really don't remember hitting anything especially hard in the weeks prior to failure. I never...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-18-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,022
Posted By docboss
I have had two CA door handles replaced. The...

I have had two CA door handles replaced. The right rear caused the car to lock and unlock intermittently when the key was in range. They replaced the handle and the control module. About two months...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-29-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,672
Posted By docboss
brakes

I don't know how much you have remaining in the rear brakes, but I would recommend doing them before you must replace the pad sensor. It's pretty tough, as you must remove the fender liner.
I did...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-12-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By docboss
brake sensors

When I did the front and rear brakes at 61,000 miles on my 2011 x35d I replaced the entire front sensor. The copper clip was worn completely through and the car indicated there was only 400 miles...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-03-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,657
Posted By docboss
diesel

My mistake. I thought Porsche sold a Panamera diesel in the USA. I cannot find one.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-03-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,657
Posted By docboss
diesel

Sounds like a great time to beat up a dealer on a Panamera, or A8L diesel lease. Just get that residual as high as possible.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-27-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,544
Posted By docboss
maintenance

2011 X35d. 63,000 miles/60 months. Oil change, oil filter change, fuel filter change+clamp, air cleaner change, DEF fill. Labor and parts (10% off coupon on parts) plus tax, $489.
Will probably do...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-25-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By docboss
alternatives

My brother-in-law just purchased a Touareg diesel. The Executive model is very impressive. It feels smaller than my X35d, but the build quality and features are equal if not superior.
Seats aren't...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-15-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By docboss
tires

Sorry. I should have included that info. The tires are Pirelli Scorpion Verde, All Season Run Flats, 255/50-19.
The brakes worked well. A tiny bit of squeal when reversing the first thing in the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-14-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By docboss
Wink Pirelli Run Flats

I just returned from a 2500 mile trip on my new Pirelli Run Flats. As some folks here may be interested in replacing tires, I thought I would give my impressions of the tires so far. When I purchased...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-06-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,191
Posted By docboss
I'm one of the guys that falls into the "never...

I'm one of the guys that falls into the "never own a German car without a warranty" group. My recommendation is: Buy the newest model you can afford that is still under BMW original warranty. Get an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-05-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,386
Posted By docboss
Brakes

I used Bavarian Autosport. They had a great sale on Brembo. I did have an problem with them regarding some backordering and incorrect items, but it appears they took care of most of my issues. What I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-03-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By docboss
shocks

As I am committed to keeping my 2011 X5d for another three years and/or 40,000 miles (it currently has about 60,000), I was wondering if anyone has replaced the shock absorbers. I realize the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-25-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,772
Posted By docboss
Try this link to Forbes. This writer suggests...

Try this link to Forbes. This writer suggests that this may be a good time to buy a diesel, VW or otherwise. If my wife's LS would ever die, I'd grab an A8L TDI ASAP. Interesting stuff....
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