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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-07-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By henrycyao
Here is some hard number that will help you make...

Here is some hard number that will help you make up your mind. My BMW X5 2012 has depreciated $23k based on Edmunds's private party pricing estimate in a little less than 2 years. In any case, $23k...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-27-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By henrycyao
I have just glanced through 2014 Mercedes...

I have just glanced through 2014 Mercedes maintenance schedule. They too recommend a schedule for transmission fluid change.

30k for CLA. 40k for CL, CLS, and SL. 70k for other. Yeah, it would be...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By henrycyao
BMW is getting ripped off from its own...

BMW is getting ripped off from its own stealership network :rofl: I actually I hope they get rid o them and replace them with real recommendation for maintenance. I like Acura's schedule. It is very...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,194
Posted By henrycyao
Tesla can still sell car through internet and...

Tesla can still sell car through internet and deliver directly to your door. That is applicable to all 50 states. What they can not do is sell you at their location, have you pick it up there, and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-23-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,047
Posted By henrycyao
While I was driving, I heard on the radio an ad...

While I was driving, I heard on the radio an ad for BMW 328d lease for $129 a month. I have no doubt the down payment is where they play the trick. However, this will get people's attention on the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-22-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,047
Posted By henrycyao
The number does not look too impressive. I hope...

The number does not look too impressive. I hope diesel sells more. Incidentally, I saw a post on benzworld where one person claimed Costco at their area installed diesel. If they actually did, that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-22-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By henrycyao
The problem was resolved by setting the tire to...

The problem was resolved by setting the tire to the right pressure. I am very close to speed that tire squeal. Keep in mind, that this tire squeal occurs at normally higher limit than most even with...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-21-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,047
Posted By henrycyao
Is there a sales number for the X3d and X5d? Are...

Is there a sales number for the X3d and X5d? Are we sure they sell in high number? Looking at the forum post, it does not seem that there is that much up take in diesel for X3 and X5.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-21-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By henrycyao
I try to google lugging and still got confused....

I try to google lugging and still got confused. What is lugging? How do you know you are lugging? My understanding that you maintain speed when you produce enough work to overcome the loss. So when...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-20-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By henrycyao
Steering Wheel Play. Is this Normal? Video attached

It's the rack and pin. Most likely something got chipped in there would cause a problem. With active steering it could the gear changer. What you should do is see if you feel the dead zoom changed...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-20-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,742
Posted By henrycyao
I cross shopped e70 x5 vs f10 5 series. What put...

I cross shopped e70 x5 vs f10 5 series. What put a red light for me was from long term test results of either car and driver or motor trend. I can't remember which. Basically the wheel got damaged...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-20-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By henrycyao
Actually I found out that difference in tire...

Actually I found out that difference in tire pressure on the back does help with turning. When I changed my tire last time, I assumed the tire shop would put in the pressure recommended by BMW. They...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-19-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By henrycyao
This was discussed before. There is a hidden menu...

This was discussed before. There is a hidden menu you can get to see the coolant temperature.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=745308

There is a PDF that shows you how to get...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-17-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By henrycyao
I just remembered California passed a law to fine...

I just remembered California passed a law to fine us for "washing" our car. I am not sure if engine bay count. So instead, I will use a bucket and a cloth to slowly wipe it. :cry:

This brings me...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-16-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By henrycyao
That is unless you get road hazard warranty. I...

That is unless you get road hazard warranty. I went through once with my honda. I ended up only paying $80 for 2 new tires even though only one is beyond repair. I figure $80 for 2 is a good deal....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-14-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By henrycyao
I just checked my car. It looks like stupid...

I just checked my car. It looks like stupid Dealer refilled DEF has spilled white stuff around the bay. :mad:

Can I really hose off the engine bay? That sounds risky considering there are...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By henrycyao
I always get disappointed with loaner from the...

I always get disappointed with loaner from the BMW dealer. It's not as good as my x5. The only exception was 1 series. I enjoyed the fact it did not have fancy electronics and I can focus on driving....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By henrycyao
Yes, I agree. A sports car would be more fun....

Yes, I agree. A sports car would be more fun. This has a great mix utility and fun. Although, I still would have preferred wagon. I am still glad I got x5.


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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-13-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,047
Posted By henrycyao
There are a few trend I don't like about the new...

There are a few trend I don't like about the new C class. First it is bigger at cost of handling. Second loses RWD option and only has AWD. Then again, C class is really not much of a sport sedan....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-13-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By henrycyao
I read that there is a 1 year shelf life on the...

I read that there is a 1 year shelf life on the DEF. So I would empty it by refueling it into passive tank.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By henrycyao
Which BMW independent did you go in Northern Cal?

Which BMW independent did you go in Northern Cal?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-12-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By henrycyao
Yeah, I got that fixed without any letter last...

Yeah, I got that fixed without any letter last time I was there at dealer in May. I posted on bimmerfest, but should have gotten more detail before I post. Will do so next time to keep other inform....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By henrycyao
Diesel is fun when you don't have to change gear....

Diesel is fun when you don't have to change gear. So for every day traffic it is quite good. I do miss the high revving a gasoline engine offers. It is also an engine I can live with every day and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By henrycyao
What else beside the steering problem that cause...

What else beside the steering problem that cause you frustration?


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-08-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By henrycyao
That is not normal at all. With rack and pin...

That is not normal at all. With rack and pin steering, you should not get any empty spot in steering. The last time I drove a car is worse than that was my wife old 95 Volvo. Her rack and pin...
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