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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-14-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By panic75
They are saying it had to come from a fuel pump...

They are saying it had to come from a fuel pump at a filling station.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By panic75
Thank you for the response, you make some great...

Thank you for the response, you make some great points. We agreed to nothing as all the work was being done as warranty work until they suddenly discovered water in the fuel today. Not saying it...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-13-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By panic75
Signficant Issues with 2011 X5d

Would appreciate it if some knowledgeable diesel folks wouldn't mind checking out the below thread on the X5 forum and let me know your thoughts. Have a bit of a dilemma and not sure what to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By panic75
An update... got a call today from the dealership...

An update... got a call today from the dealership to let me know they have found water in the diesel. After replacing the high pressure fuel pump and one injector they apparently discovered this by...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-09-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By panic75
2011 X5d Issues - Opinions Wanted!

I apologize in advance for the length of this! A few days before Christmas we started experiencing issues starting our 2011 X5d w/ around 31,000 miles. The starter sounded strong but it would crank...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-21-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,544
Posted By panic75
I have heard/read great mileage claims since...

I have heard/read great mileage claims since before I purchased my 2011 X5d (it was a consideration in the purchase) and am yet to see anything close to what a lot of people report. After 20K miles,...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-19-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 793
Posted By panic75
New non-RFTs for 2011 X5d

The OEM Michelin run flats need to be replaced on our 2011 X5d (factory 18" wheels). Have owned several BMWs and never a fan of run flats due to tread life/uncomfortable ride so got the spare tire...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-17-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,601
Posted By panic75
New Tires at 19K Miles

After only 19K miles my 2011 X5d is in need of new tires. I've never liked the noise/ride from the OEM run flat tires (Michelin Lattitude Tour HP) and thought I would ultimately replace them with...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-02-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,539
Posted By panic75
Real World X5d Mileage

We've owned our 2011 X5d for nearly a year and have 12,000 miles on the vehicle. I've tracked every tank of diesel purchased and am curious to hear other owners mileage experiences. I have read on...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-02-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,501
Posted By panic75
I recently took a 1500+ mile trip which put the...

I recently took a 1500+ mile trip which put the total miles on my 2011 at nearly 12,000. In hopes of avoiding an issue on the trip, I called my SA and asked if I could stop by the dealership and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-23-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,097
Posted By panic75
2011 X5d: 8 months + 8,000(+) miles = 0 issues...

2011 X5d: 8 months + 8,000(+) miles = 0 issues to report. NAV sucks ($100 Garmin WAY better) but this is neither mechanical nor structural and the premium stereo is roughly equivalent to what I...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 12-29-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,380
Posted By panic75
I would purchase from another dealership then...

I would purchase from another dealership then make a point to drive to this one and show off the new car. Make sure the salesperson (if he is still employed) and the GM see the car, remember who you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-28-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,684
Posted By panic75
Count me in the "if you are happy with the deal,...

Count me in the "if you are happy with the deal, it is a good deal" camp. Personally, I am a bit obsessive about this stuff but in the end not everyone feels compelled to negotiate like crazy to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-13-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,677
Posted By panic75
There cannot be enough said about how truly bad...

There cannot be enough said about how truly bad the navigation system is in the X5. We have a Garmin 265W that we spent like $100 on and it is about 1000 times more useful. My biggest issue is that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-18-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,055
Posted By panic75
Glad to know I'm not the only one to experience...

Glad to know I'm not the only one to experience this! We picked up our new X5d on Tuesday and one of the first things I noticed was how difficult it is to close the doors ("enthusiastically" is a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-15-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,880
Posted By panic75
My wife and I debated it (she wanted it, I wanted...

My wife and I debated it (she wanted it, I wanted to spend the $$$ elsewhere) but in the end, she won. I have my say, she gets her way! Our last car had it and we have been driving a 335 without as...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-05-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,950
Posted By panic75
The other driver's insurance called to inform me...

The other driver's insurance called to inform me they were accepting liability for the accident (as it should be). Good! Now I just need to get my dealer to give me the $2500 Holiday Credit on top...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-04-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By panic75
I had a deal for $750 over invoice from a dealer...

I had a deal for $750 over invoice from a dealer a 2.5 hours away but ultimately gave my local dealer $1000 over invoice. Figured since they will be servicing the vehicle and it would save me a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-03-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,537
Posted By panic75
So our new X5 35d dropped into production today. ...

So our new X5 35d dropped into production today. This purchase has been a nightmare (see the thread titled "Opinions Wanted - Dealer Damage...") and our dealer is honoring our originally negotiated...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-01-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,950
Posted By panic75
So here's the unfortunate next chapter of this...

So here's the unfortunate next chapter of this story... on my way home from work this evening a woman turning left out of a parking lot on the right pulled out directly in front of me when I was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-01-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,950
Posted By panic75
The sales manager and I spoke this afternoon and...

The sales manager and I spoke this afternoon and they agreed to order a new X5 using a week 45 allocation (next week). Based on our recent experience, this means we should be in our new vehicle...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-31-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,950
Posted By panic75
Thanks for the feedback! It's not confirmed but...

Thanks for the feedback! It's not confirmed but does look like they are going to order a new vehicle and eat the difference in price/drop in eco credit. Will find out for sure tomorrow. Found out...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,950
Posted By panic75
Opinions Wanted - Dealer Damage to New X5d

Based on online tracking I was expecting a call from our CA to set up a time to pick up our new X5d today or tomorrow. Unfortunately, when I got the call it started, "There's a bit of a problem with...
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