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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By ard
Utterly false After a...

Utterly false



After a mathematical/engineering analysis, tread wear under 50% mismatch will cause no problems. (were you under 50% wen you put the 100% on one wheel?)

The BMW xdrive is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By ard
OK, im convinced you got the alt. Probably a...

OK, im convinced you got the alt. Probably a remanned bosch. Fine.

Consider a new battery will be $150-200. This is almost cheaper than anything you can do they requires an outside resource........
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By ard
^ Tend to agree. How old IS the battery? ...

^ Tend to agree.

How old IS the battery?

ARE YOU SURE anything was done to the Alternator?!?! Seems odd they would just replace it out of the blue with no testing/diagnosis/etc. Oh, did they...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 04:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,751
Posted By ard
Funny, it actually saves me TIME to do this stuff...

Funny, it actually saves me TIME to do this stuff myself. I am 30-40 minutes each way to the dealer. If is far FASTER to do oil, def, filters, etc in my garage. (Never mind that I enjoy it) It...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By ard
The 15k mile interval was too long, some of us...

The 15k mile interval was too long, some of us knew it. Others declared "those smart BMW engineers with there electronic oil quality sensors could never be wrong".

I just ignore the CBS entirely...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By ard
Diesel is a different kettle of fish, no?

Diesel is a different kettle of fish, no?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By ard
Apologies to the Aesops fable, but why blame the...

Apologies to the Aesops fable, but why blame the alligator for eating the rabbit? its what they do.

If you cut a bad deal it isnt the dealers 'fault'....
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-27-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By ard
Thhe difference in value to a BMW salesman if far...

Thhe difference in value to a BMW salesman if far far less than the difference in value to a buyer....

You buy that 16 and sell it in one year, you lose 15k. You buy the 15 and sell it in one...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-27-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,297
Posted By ard
it coulld mean the you agreed to pay the dealer...

it coulld mean the you agreed to pay the dealer 1000 for them to give up a production slot to another dealer in a trade for your car.

You thought the 1000 is being applied to the price of the...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-26-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 666
Posted By ard
I dont think you'll have any problem...

I dont think you'll have any problem whatsoever...

between BMWA and the dealer there is no way that they will let you down.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-26-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 447
Posted By ard
You don think the dealer will "let" you?!? I...

You don think the dealer will "let" you?!?

I predict you will simply do what the BMW dealer tells you..you will telegraph your mistrust of the internet advice, the SA will say "look we are the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-26-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By ard
Just WAGs here... Did you search for those...

Just WAGs here...

Did you search for those error codes? Not in terms of "what the official story" but 483D +BMW+diesel

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=757557

for example...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-26-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,162
Posted By ard
No, tire monitoring is unaffected by RFT feature

No, tire monitoring is unaffected by RFT feature
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-26-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,351
Posted By ard
I would get an expert to opine as to what might...

I would get an expert to opine as to what might cause it. If an injector, maybe do a quick borescope check with pictures? Worth $100-200 to get?

I just do not see BMW taking action on solely an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-26-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,351
Posted By ard
I would get an expert to opine as to what might...

I would get an expert to opine as to what might cause it. If an injector, maybe do a quick borescope check with pictures? Worth $100-200 to get?

I just do not see BMW taking action on solely an...
Forum: Off-Topic 05-26-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By ard
Apparently 'at Jenn's House' ;)

Apparently 'at Jenn's House'

;)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-25-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By ard
The x5m is an x5...lots of people DIY. The motor...

The x5m is an x5...lots of people DIY. The motor and trans are also used elsewhere...fair amount of DIYers.

Having lived in the M world, few first and second owners know how to screw in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-25-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 972
Posted By ard
Actually, no. Buy whatever you want. Worst...

Actually, no.

Buy whatever you want. Worst case it bleeds you a bit, or it has to sit for 6 months until you earn enough for a catastrophic repair. Just dont kid yourself on what it CAN cost.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-25-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By ard
OP- IMO, WAY too early to chase ECU issues ...

OP- IMO, WAY too early to chase ECU issues

Are you doing this yourself? Or are you using a mechanic? It is important for us to know so we can properly advise.


Could you explain this:


...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-25-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By ard
Incredible find Take a copy quickly, IMO.

Incredible find

Take a copy quickly, IMO.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-25-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,134
Posted By ard
Repeated so much that it becomes its own truth? ...

Repeated so much that it becomes its own truth?

How about a link to this successful CALIFORNIA lawsuit for NOT charging the cap? The fee was $25 in 1982, then 45, the 65 and most recently 80.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-24-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By ard
Can be. As you know the DME is driving to...

Can be.

As you know the DME is driving to the 'right' AFR...but somehow it is adding fuel.

Did they leave off a hose or something around the intakes?

What is odd that massive levels of too...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-24-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,297
Posted By ard
Who will decide 'our word against theirs"?????? ...

Who will decide 'our word against theirs"?????? People fail to understand that to get to a point where someone (A JUDGE) is doing any deciding, will cost you $10-100,000. Dealers know this, and...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-24-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,297
Posted By ard
without knowing (1) what you signed, and (2) the...

without knowing (1) what you signed, and (2) the laws in Texas, I am wondering how people are giving definitive advice?

What if they produce a signed, non-refundable contract with the VIN on...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-24-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 972
Posted By ard
There is a reason a car that originally cost...

There is a reason a car that originally cost $75000 - $90,000 (MB, BMW) will sell for $15000 in 8-10 years:


Repair and manitenance costs dont drop- they still cost you like they are $80k cars!
...
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