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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 171
Posted By ard
The guys above have posted the threads you need. ...

The guys above have posted the threads you need. The best is the one by wachuko. The VW part, popped in by an indy. And hour? maybe 1.5?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By ard
I like the distinction between OEM and OE BMW...

I like the distinction between OEM and OE BMW :thumbup:

Keep in mind that many shops will SAY "OEM" and then buy whatever cheap crap they can get from their wholesaler..... OEM is, I believe,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By ard
Could swap tires temporarily, just to rule out...

Could swap tires temporarily, just to rule out tire or wheel..
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 171
Posted By ard
Stop There is a fix that is 300 plus a few...

Stop

There is a fix that is 300 plus a few hours. Get away from the stealership

I can't find it now but there are threads here w diy instructions and pictures, or over on Xoutpost.

Lucky...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By ard
Wtf is 'dealership earning'?? Is this your word...

Wtf is 'dealership earning'?? Is this your word or theirs?

They may be making 347 on the numbers, but when they put you in a lease w a jacked MF then BMWFS kicks money back to the dealer. Take...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By ard
Based on you driving you did 46k in 42 months....

Based on you driving you did 46k in 42 months. And are at 50%

By the end of the CPO you will add 30 months and 30k miles. Brakes at 75-80% which is close to the wear sensor

You might get...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By ard
Why not buy someplace that WILL use a base MF. ...

Why not buy someplace that WILL use a base MF. Even if you take a roadtrip to a nearby state? At the very least have such a deal you can show to your preferred tx dealer....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By ard
A quick search for 'broken spring' shows two (2)...

A quick search for 'broken spring' shows two (2) reports in the E70 forum history.

If you post prices for each we can give you feedback.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By ard
Did you look at the coil spring to confirm it is...

Did you look at the coil spring to confirm it is broken????? If you are considering any DIY, I assume youi can bend down and look at the springs to inspect, right???

You are not supposed to...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By ard
Hey PAcky- wow, you were the OP 2 years ago,...

Hey PAcky-

wow, you were the OP 2 years ago, eh?

Look at that, you saved $2495, which stayed in your pockety fro two years- and had the car been wrecked, probably lost.

So it is now 375 off...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By ard
explaining a joke ruins it. ;)

explaining a joke ruins it. ;)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By ard
My dealer charged me an extra $120 for...

My dealer charged me an extra $120 for programming to activate my filters.



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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,931
Posted By ard
Still not cool. Thanks for deleting. ...

Still not cool. Thanks for deleting.

People complain that BMW service wont give them records...and when a kind SA does so, people publish them. :dunno:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 452
Posted By ard
I had (have) a 3rd row on the old MDX. Our...

I had (have) a 3rd row on the old MDX. Our 'primary' seating was front two rows- 3rd row was ONLY 'as necessary'. When kids were little they liked it, and would want to each have their own row- not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,931
Posted By ard
You've posted someone's name and cell phone...

You've posted someone's name and cell phone number.

Yours or someone else, but definitely not cool.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 452
Posted By ard
Ive wondered the same. Everything Ive read on...

Ive wondered the same. Everything Ive read on that site DOES NOT lead me to believe they test the optional third row seats-
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By ard
IMO not with metallics... You need to spay...

IMO not with metallics...

You need to spay the whole car at once, OR blend into the neighboring panels.

The odds of a hood, bumper or fender looking like a mis-matched tooth would lead me not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By ard
The prices are right in line with most wrecking...

The prices are right in line with most wrecking yards for retail pricing.

in my past experience, a well sourced new BMW part is within 20-30% of these used parts dealers. The exception is odd...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By ard
Prices are insane.

Prices are insane.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By ard
Height is adjustable, no? Or you saying...

Height is adjustable, no?

Or you saying "at the lowest setting the sport is higher than the contour at IT'S lowest"?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By ard
Anyone else find that Firestone receipt to be...

Anyone else find that Firestone receipt to be misleading?

Makes a big show to call out "BMW High Performance Oil" then buries what oil they use in acronyms: "PZL PLAT EURO L"

OP- use the right...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-26-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,933
Posted By ard
One issue I hae seen with TestPlans, especially...

One issue I hae seen with TestPlans, especially for new models, is that they are based on the expected behaiour of the system based on what engineers gae out as they design these plans.

A classic...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-26-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,203
Posted By ard
Yeah WTF is right. ..Right now, OP doesnt...

Yeah WTF is right.


..Right now, OP doesnt even have that- nobody has confirmed he had a misfuel.

But for the sake of argument, lets assume that it was a misfuel and occurred 10k miles ago...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-26-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,203
Posted By ard
what make you think that is even an option?????? ...

what make you think that is even an option??????

He would need (1) proof the failure was due to a covered cause and (2) proof that HE was the owner WHEN that happened
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-25-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By ard
Just so you know op had same code, plus the...

Just so you know op had same code, plus the matching code for the other bank, in June ....hence I dismissed the 'sidedness' of the issue.

IME bmw codes read 'too rich' = DME is adding all the...
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