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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-14-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,534
Posted By dcharnet
When you solve your issues, try driving in Sport...

When you solve your issues, try driving in Sport or Manual mode. 0-60 is about 6.7 seconds if you push it---very decent for the size. Standard D mode is CAFE-compromised. I am very performance...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-23-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,558
Posted By dcharnet
I have towed 4500 lbs of race car and covered...

I have towed 4500 lbs of race car and covered trailer through high passes in Colorado in winter snows and was very impressed.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-09-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By dcharnet
My view is that this is one of those questions...

My view is that this is one of those questions with no objective answer that could really help you. You have to weigh all of the subjective variables and value them for yourself. It's almost like...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-02-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By dcharnet
"Love it or leave?" Get real.

"Love it or leave?" Get real.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By dcharnet
Likely the race gas was leaded and damaged...

Likely the race gas was leaded and damaged something in the emissions system. It probably did not enhance performance one jot, and probably voided the warranty.

I suggest hanging with a different...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-03-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By dcharnet
I'd bet water pump.

I'd bet water pump.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-31-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,980
Posted By dcharnet
As miles accumulate, the question of what is...

As miles accumulate, the question of what is ordinary wear and tear and what is a defect has, by degree, a different answer. Expect these issues---what is reasonable component life and what is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-26-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By dcharnet
Drilled and slotted rotors are a complete waste...

Drilled and slotted rotors are a complete waste of money on a road-driven X5 and are more prone to stress failure and shortened life.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,260
Posted By dcharnet
I completely agree with you. My '13 is no...

I completely agree with you. My '13 is no different than my '12. Both are excellent cars.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By dcharnet
I've had gas and diesel SUVs. Both are good in...

I've had gas and diesel SUVs. Both are good in all material respects. There is less hassle with gas, and diesel pumps tend to leave a smell. The 35i is faster---yes. There is absolutely not one...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-28-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,099
Posted By dcharnet
Ard, this is wild and paranoid speculation. It...

Ard, this is wild and paranoid speculation. It and its ilk derogate from your often-excellent posts.

Do you have one fact---fact, or an affidavit from a former staffer, or reference to a page in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-18-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,005
Posted By dcharnet
My '13 35i Premium has individual monitors.

My '13 35i Premium has individual monitors.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-15-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,005
Posted By dcharnet
For every 10 degrees in ambient temperature...

For every 10 degrees in ambient temperature decline, a pound of air pressure is lost. It is not just the sensor that is affected.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By dcharnet
More info is needed about what equipment package...

More info is needed about what equipment package you have with the car. But, the minimum should stream and store. With an upgraded system you can do more.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-31-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By dcharnet
If you dropped down a gear you would run at...

If you dropped down a gear you would run at higher, not lower RPM's. The diesel develops torque at low RPM's, and the trans in "D" is calibrated for MPG as much as performance. This is intended. You...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-31-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 40,319
Posted By dcharnet
"The X5 chassis is tow rated for up to 7,700 lbs...

"The X5 chassis is tow rated for up to 7,700 lbs by the manufacturer. After extensive testing, we can very safely say that the towing capacity of the invisihitch for the X5 significantly exceeds...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,624
Posted By dcharnet
Smile Sounds more like undifferentiated paranoia than...

Sounds more like undifferentiated paranoia than OCD. No, both. ;)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By dcharnet
And keep in mind that the thing warranted by BMW...

And keep in mind that the thing warranted by BMW is specified repairs due to defects. This does not mean " any repair needed." There is a big difference, and any motor beyond 60-70k has moved into...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,624
Posted By dcharnet
Really? Nuts? Better to let winter crud work its...

Really? Nuts? Better to let winter crud work its evil? Is the other winter alternative, an automatic or manual car wash, better? Be specific, and be real.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,624
Posted By dcharnet
For all service needs my BMW dealer will drive 55...

For all service needs my BMW dealer will drive 55 miles to my house, pick up my X5, leave a new loaner for as long as the service takes, and then return the car ready and washed. There is no specific...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-27-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By dcharnet
Very good idea, Ard, thanks. Don

Very good idea, Ard, thanks.

Don
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-27-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By dcharnet
Rim/ Tire Q

I tow a race car and covered trailer. Some race weekends the round trip distance could be 600 miles. My prior X5, a '12, had the base wheel (18) and the standard RF (235x55x18). In the trailer I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-26-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By dcharnet
I got an untitled '13 demo/ loaner with a MSRP of...

I got an untitled '13 demo/ loaner with a MSRP of around $63,500 for around $50,000. Mileage at purchase was 5k, which I factor in at $0.50 per mile to an adjustment of $2500. In service date is my...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-24-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By dcharnet
What complete drivel. Possibly the silliest post...

What complete drivel. Possibly the silliest post I have ever seen on this forum. Are you 9? Yes, yes, sorry, that would explain it.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-14-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,348
Posted By dcharnet
We had a very good experience--comparative rates...

We had a very good experience--comparative rates and service--- renting from Sixt recently in Paris and will use them in Rome next Spring.
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