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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-30-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By bimwad
Agreed!

Agreed!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By bimwad
I had a similar issue. The fix was changing the...

I had a similar issue. The fix was changing the spark plugs and ignition coils. Driven 52,000 miles since without a hitch!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By bimwad
I installed a DICE unit which allows you to plug...

I installed a DICE unit which allows you to plug your iPhone into the unit. The DICE system plugs directly into the CD changer cables in the trunk. That is one way to get a wired connection. For...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 04-11-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 49,971
Posted By bimwad
I have an '09 750i too. I was scheduled for this...

I have an '09 750i too. I was scheduled for this week but the dealer said parts are on backorder and they are only working on cars that are exhibiting problems. Hence, my appointment was canceled. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By bimwad
Depending on the type of key you should be able...

Depending on the type of key you should be able to open it up and replace the battery. If you have this type of key https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E16zXeJxqC8 then you cannot replace it - need a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-22-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By bimwad
I run Yokohama's on both of my X5's and been...

I run Yokohama's on both of my X5's and been doing so since 2001...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 01-04-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By bimwad
Next time I would suggest that you look at the...

Next time I would suggest that you look at the alarm indicator. I had a bad sensor inside my E60 550i and it kept tripping the alarm every time headlights shone on the car when the car was parked...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By bimwad
I had a similar issue with my 3.0. It was low on...

I had a similar issue with my 3.0. It was low on oil. I topped off the oil level and it went away.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-25-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By bimwad
As long as you are taking care of the car you...

As long as you are taking care of the car you should have no problem. One of my friends had a 1983 6 series that he drove to over 800K miles before getting rid of it.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By bimwad
I had a failsafe error on an 03. It turns out...

I had a failsafe error on an 03. It turns out all I needed was new spark plugs and coils. I have driven 30,000 miles since changing all plugs and coils - the problem has not reappeared. Might want...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 04-30-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By bimwad
Here is the link to the unit ...

Here is the link to the unit

http://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/4313/BMW-APPLE-IPHONE-5-5S-CONNECT-VERSION-SNAP-IN-ADAPTER
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-07-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By bimwad
I am traveling from the East Coast to Minneapolis...

I am traveling from the East Coast to Minneapolis on Monday for a couple of days. I should have some time on Wednesday. Send me a PM and we can connect offline
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-07-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,370
Posted By bimwad
I have used Meyle as well as Centric. Both are...

I have used Meyle as well as Centric. Both are good products. What I liked most about Centric is that they do not have a shorter life which is what you would expect from the lower price.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-29-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,191
Posted By bimwad
Warning Triangle Water bottles Blankets ...

Warning Triangle
Water bottles
Blankets
earplugs do drown out the "are we there yet" noises from the passengers
Walther PPS
paper towels
tow rope
flashlight
first aid kit with CPR mask
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By bimwad
Is your thermostat working? I had to change my...

Is your thermostat working? I had to change my thermostat to solve the "no heat" issues...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 01-02-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,762
Posted By bimwad
Hi 750ixIndividual, I haven't had any major...

Hi 750ixIndividual,
I haven't had any major repairs. The reason I sold the cars is because my first 7 had a power drivers' seat issue that was requiring some electrical work. I sold my 2002 745...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 01-01-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,762
Posted By bimwad
I am on my third 7 series. I sold my last two...

I am on my third 7 series. I sold my last two between 175K-200K miles. I am planning on keeping my 09' F01 just as long....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 31,594
Posted By bimwad
I sold my 2001 x5 in 2010 with 203,000 miles on...

I sold my 2001 x5 in 2010 with 203,000 miles on the clock without any engine issues at all. It was replaced with a 2010 X5 that now has 70,000 miles and my 2003 X5 has 139,000 miles.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By bimwad
Thanks - decided to not go forward with them at...

Thanks - decided to not go forward with them at this time....
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 11-20-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,224
Posted By bimwad
Here is an interesting link:...

Here is an interesting link: http://www.idatalink.com/product/product/product_id/165
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By bimwad
sent you a PM yesterday - please let me know if...

sent you a PM yesterday - please let me know if they are still available
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-28-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,955
Posted By bimwad
I leave my AC on year round. I have never had to...

I leave my AC on year round. I have never had to recharge an AC either as I believe usage it better than non-usage. I don't notice a big drag on the engine with the AC on either so I don't believe...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-25-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By bimwad
Yes that is exactly what happened. I had taken...

Yes that is exactly what happened. I had taken it out to fix the pixels and was trying to check for them when I turned the car on. Lesson learnt...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-25-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By bimwad
yes thats' right...

yes thats' right...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-25-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,630
Posted By bimwad
Usually jumping the car is not a great idea as...

Usually jumping the car is not a great idea as the current surge could damage other sensors. I would suggest checking the battery voltage first. If it is less than 12V then you may need to replace...
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