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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-23-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 933
Posted By serge1
How hard is it to trace the green fluid? It has...

How hard is it to trace the green fluid? It has to come from somewhere. I wouldn't drive without knowing where it came from for sure.

Few weeks ago, I noticed oil on passenger side front drive...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-11-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 655
Posted By serge1
All DEF is same, as everyone has said. Last...

All DEF is same, as everyone has said.
Last week, I paid $8 for a 2.5gal jug at local TEC leasing branch.
That is versus $14 at Autozone, and, hold it.. $30 at local BMW dealership.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-07-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,965
Posted By serge1
Perhaps a good time to update my thread. My...

Perhaps a good time to update my thread.

My 2011 35d is at 99K miles now. If I went with extended warranty, it would have expired in a couple weeks from now (lots of driving during summer months)....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-09-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By serge1
Search for "incorrect diesel fluid" - plenty of...

Search for "incorrect diesel fluid" - plenty of threads that will give a good idea.
The message you are getting has little to do with sensors. I believe it has to do with DEF quality sensor going...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-29-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By serge1
Huh? For $69, you get the receiver. I have both....

Huh? For $69, you get the receiver. I have both.
Most of the time, receiver is not connected, so there's no ugly cutout of the bumper to drive with on daily basis. When time comes to use bikes or...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-29-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By serge1
There are 2 parts to this beyond hadware install,...

There are 2 parts to this beyond hadware install, as I understand.
1. Harness wires and programming for lights
2. Brake controller.

In my case, #1 was done. Installed Execuhitch myself, along...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-24-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 19,681
Posted By serge1
So, which is it?

So, which is it?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-24-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By serge1
Using different keyfob will reset iDrive...

Using different keyfob will reset iDrive preferences to what was set on that fob profile.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-17-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By serge1
To go even further, our 35d will out-accelerate...

To go even further, our 35d will out-accelerate the Cayenne Diesel as well as Cayenne 6-cyl gasser. :bigpimp:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By serge1
OP, it looks like you came here asking a question...

OP, it looks like you came here asking a question and not willing to listen. Whats' the point ? :)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-22-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,067
Posted By serge1
:confused: ...

:confused:
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what..



Big concerns with lubricity when it comes to bio diesel and X5. I would highly recommend...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-18-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By serge1
Bad shock on one side? Just thinking logically...

Bad shock on one side? Just thinking logically here. Shocks are there to prevent the spring from bouncing the wheel back down when hitting a bump (among other things).
So, a bad shock will result...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-10-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By serge1
Don't get your hopes up :) For example, BMW...

Don't get your hopes up :)
For example, BMW says transmission oil is lifetime, contrary to what the actual transmission manufacturer would say.
That shows BMW only cares about what happens during...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-05-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,000
Posted By serge1
Had a similar hit on mine last July. Total repair...

Had a similar hit on mine last July. Total repair cost for third-party insurance was $7,500.
Vehicle was kept in shop for a month - mostly because the idiots couldn't get their crap together on...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By serge1
That is it. I think. At least that's what I latch...

That is it. I think. At least that's what I latch our front-facing car seat that sits in the middle of 2nd bench.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-01-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,008
Posted By serge1
I guess, but it doesn't help on washboard-type...

I guess, but it doesn't help on washboard-type surfaces, plenty of those in Seattle due to rains. Due to weight, the wheels are not able to move up and down as quickly and all the energy transfers to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-01-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,008
Posted By serge1
that's an interesting one. Just compared...

that's an interesting one.
Just compared non-RFT Latitude H...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-28-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,394
Posted By serge1
Just an old picture of F15 back before it was...

Just an old picture of F15 back before it was released. Nothing to see here, go on..
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,882
Posted By serge1
Well, it is a winter tire, much softer! Compare...

Well, it is a winter tire, much softer! Compare all-seasons.. and RFTs will always lose.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,882
Posted By serge1
What does a tire have anything to do with BMW...

What does a tire have anything to do with BMW dealership? Nothing. Leave tires to a dedicated tire business.

P.S. There are countless tire shops open on Sunday..
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By serge1
How much for parts?

How much for parts?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 964
Posted By serge1
Welcome! So, who said the pump needs...

Welcome!

So, who said the pump needs replacement? Get your feet wet on this forum, make a topic with this question! :)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,365
Posted By serge1
Of course, for same money, get a CPO out of area....

Of course, for same money, get a CPO out of area. Try to avoid east coast ones (with their salted roads, etc). But these days, cars move all over the place through auctions, so hard to tell.
The...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,365
Posted By serge1
Depends where you get it done. A dealership would...

Depends where you get it done. A dealership would insist on replacing both - $2,000.
A DIY or indy ship may replace only the first one ($250 in parts) and some coding/calibrating.
Again, this is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,365
Posted By serge1
91K miles since obtained new in late 2011. 22K...

91K miles since obtained new in late 2011. 22K miles/year.

Only 2 issues in that time frame:
1. Intercooler seals leaked. Replaced under orig. warranty.
2. NoX sensors replaced at 50K miles...
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