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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 02:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By FredoinSF
Impressed... still

I've had my 12 X5d for almost three years and have had no regrets. Great match for our needs with its mix utility, comfort, ease of climbing passes, fuel economy, and reliability (so far!)
Planning...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-10-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,964
Posted By FredoinSF
That station is alive and well, busy too. ...

That station is alive and well, busy too.

It's a synthetic fuel available in West coast. Cheaper than D2, the pump are located at top tier stations. They basically rent the space. Weird...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-09-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,964
Posted By FredoinSF
$3.49 in Sacramento last Thursday. Unbelievable. ...

$3.49 in Sacramento last Thursday. Unbelievable.
550112

Propel HPR was 1.999 at the same station.

550113
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-08-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Posted By FredoinSF
I don't know what the data is, nor did I...

I don't know what the data is, nor did I insinuate that I know what it is.
The point was that you took the trouble to share some data and I was not sure if you had caught that the OP has a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-08-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,281
Posted By FredoinSF
Don't anyone rush to the dealer for a...

Don't anyone rush to the dealer for a replacement. I received the driver's side airbag recall letter for the E46 8 or 9 months ago and they're still not in stock.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-07-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Posted By FredoinSF
Given that the OP states he has a 2012 35d, he...

Given that the OP states he has a 2012 35d, he has neither a N52 nor a N62 engine.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By FredoinSF
Agree 100% with reading through the wiki. Here...

Agree 100% with reading through the wiki. Here is the link (on top of page, but many iss it or don't know how to find it. http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/BMW_E46
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6,464
Views: 1,192,850
Posted By FredoinSF
Looks sharp, and very smart wheel upgrade...

Looks sharp, and very smart wheel upgrade :thumbup:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-07-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By FredoinSF
Call a handful of glass shops for quotes to...

Call a handful of glass shops for quotes to determine whether the repair is above or below your comp deductible. If less, just fix it yourself, if more put it through insurance. Keep in mind that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-07-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Posted By FredoinSF
1. I do feel it downshift but it's not that...

1. I do feel it downshift but it's not that noticeable and does not bother me.
2. This is the reason why I despise automatics. The X5 is my first auto box equipped BMW and there were 11 that...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By FredoinSF
OEM coolant mixed 50/50 with distilled water.

OEM coolant mixed 50/50 with distilled water.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,279
Posted By FredoinSF
Be careful with adding cars. I regretted selling...

Be careful with adding cars. I regretted selling my E30 convertible when I got the E46 so I told myself the E46 was a keeper fairly early on after delivery. Then I got another car. This led to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,279
Posted By FredoinSF
Wagon, AWD, stick, low miles, caring owner - it's...

Wagon, AWD, stick, low miles, caring owner - it's a bit of a unicorn and yes I would entertain paying a bit more for it but he has gone way high. It sounds like the car is worth more to him than to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By FredoinSF
What do you mean by stabilized? I don't...

What do you mean by stabilized? I don't understand.

It's possible you got a bad water pump. Did the shop say specifically why it was bad (leak, bad bearing??) I agree you are better off...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-05-2016, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By FredoinSF
On page 42 of owner's manual

On page 42 of owner's manual
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-04-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By FredoinSF
I as well as a couple of others already did but...

I as well as a couple of others already did but you do not seem to believe the answer we are all giving you. That's a special kind of stubborn. :dunno:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By FredoinSF
Welcome! Sounds like you're fairly well versed...

Welcome!
Sounds like you're fairly well versed with contents of a toolbox. Which way you decide to go largely depends on how much time effort and money you want to put into it. If you can find a...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By FredoinSF
Someone on E70 forum just resolved very similar...

Someone on E70 forum just resolved very similar sounding issue by doing iDrive reboot. Some post say to push and hold the volume button for 30 seconds, other say to push and hold that button along...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-02-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By FredoinSF
With comfort access the battery is not...

With comfort access the battery is not rechargeable. It's a standard battery, easy to replace. You usually get a warning as it's going bad, but my friend says she did not get one on her E91. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-02-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By FredoinSF
Coolant pipe leak would not result in coolant on...

Coolant pipe leak would not result in coolant on trans bell housing. Rather you need to look for the weep hole at the front of the engine block, towards the top, left side. Google N62 weep hole for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-02-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By FredoinSF
BMWs are not cheap when things go wrong and you...

BMWs are not cheap when things go wrong and you just drop it off to have it fixed.

You had some early failures of two components, that being said the cost seems excessive. A radiator is $300 for...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By FredoinSF
+1 on valve stem seals. Does it smoke like the...

+1 on valve stem seals. Does it smoke like the car in first few seconds of this video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YacOx2ydMbI
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By FredoinSF
Pull the turn signal lever (like flashing lights)...

Pull the turn signal lever (like flashing lights) after you shut off the car and the headlight should stay on. You can set the length they stay on via idrive, but I can't recall if that was always...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-01-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,161
Posted By FredoinSF
Really guys???? How did we go from another run...

Really guys???? How did we go from another run flat thread to all the BS about CA drivers??
People do stupid stuff behind the wheel everywhere. Stupid does not discriminate.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-01-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By FredoinSF
Subscribed. Thanks for the write up.

Subscribed. Thanks for the write up.
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