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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-30-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,993
Posted By Rich_H
Consider buying insurance for stuff/situations...

Consider buying insurance for stuff/situations where you can't afford to take a big hit. Otherwise, self-insure assuming you are buying a car (in this example) with a decent reputation. If,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-13-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,108
Posted By Rich_H
In addition to getting the stiff steering checked...

In addition to getting the stiff steering checked out, the OP should consider seeing a good physical therapist to address the tennis elbow issues. I've suffered with elbow tendinitis aggravated...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-29-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By Rich_H
Consider bumping the fan setting up a notch( from...

Consider bumping the fan setting up a notch( from low to medium or medium to high) and see if that helps. 70 degrees is 70 degrees whether the sun is out or not. I agree—an X5 should be able to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,455
Posted By Rich_H
Your comments about how best to respond to a...

Your comments about how best to respond to a warning light message brings up a question I've been meaning to ask...

How long are events (such as 4X4 warning or check engine messages) stored in the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By Rich_H
Any idea how much the Individual audio package is...

Any idea how much the Individual audio package is priced at, assuming it can be had at all?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-26-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By Rich_H
Reconsider using 19" or 20" M wheels for winter...

Reconsider using 19" or 20" M wheels for winter driving. Try and find some basic 18" 'take-off' wheels for your winter tires from a wrecking yard or other source. There are many more options for good...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-26-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,997
Posted By Rich_H
Great news about your new X5. I'm curious about...

Great news about your new X5. I'm curious about the $4,500 eco credit. I was of the impression this credit went away the end of August. Is it still available? I couldn't find anything about it on the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,163
Posted By Rich_H
My '08 550i is in the shop right now for this...

My '08 550i is in the shop right now for this same issue. I'm on my third battery and i'm told I need to drive more often and for longer trips... Alternatively, use a BMW trickle charger to keep the...
Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 11-02-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,037
Posted By Rich_H
Most of it was pretty interesting (compared to...

Most of it was pretty interesting (compared to the Speed Channel chop shop stuff). Every once in a while my wife would cruise through the room and offer comments like, "Why does anyone need to go...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-24-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,676
Posted By Rich_H
Simple Green and a soft brush works pretty well...

Simple Green and a soft brush works pretty well on BMW wheels and is kind to the environment. Waxing the wheels helps, but I'm curious; do you really need a special wheel wax??? I guess you do if you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-09-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,148
Posted By Rich_H
My local BMW detail shop recommended Wurth brake...

My local BMW detail shop recommended Wurth brake cleaner. Be careful spraying it; better to spray onto a corner of a towel and then quickly (but gently) take off the wax. This is pretty nasty stuff...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,483
Posted By Rich_H
You may be able to find someone ordering a new X5...

You may be able to find someone ordering a new X5 and pay them to order the seats you want and swap them when their car arrives.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-19-2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,904
Posted By Rich_H
My dealer checked for me and, as of last week,...

My dealer checked for me and, as of last week, BMW says no availability for US customers on the X5 but they will be available on the X6.

You can download a PDF catalog for the BMW X5 Individual...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-18-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By Rich_H
'06 X5 4.4 to '11 X5 35d upgrade questions

I'm thinking about trading my '06 X5 4.4 for an '11 diesel and have some questions about winter driving. I have a set of BBS wheels with snow tires for winter driving on the '06 X5. Does anyone know...
Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 05-16-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,766
Posted By Rich_H
Yes, try posting your question under the correct...

Yes, try posting your question under the correct forum header. Tacking your question onto a thread about BMW finances is a sure-fire way to never get a response, too. I don't have any suggestions for...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-20-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By Rich_H
I replaced my '07 550i with an '08 550i last...

I replaced my '07 550i with an '08 550i last year--and not by choice. Both had most options (including sport package) there are differences, though. The '08 has the new style transmission shifter and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By Rich_H
I upgraded to the 2010 map and to be honest, I...

I upgraded to the 2010 map and to be honest, I couldn't find any difference in coverage. I'm sure there are some new roads and such, but the functionality (or lack thereof) is unchanged.

It...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-23-2006, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By Rich_H
Hi from Seattle

Just before Labor Day I was totally jazzed to take delivery of a new 550i. My wife and I left a day later for a wonderful road trip through Montana to Sun Valley, Idaho. I loved my old Boxster, but...
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