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Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By ard
Shoulda let the graduates play and THEN have them...

Shoulda let the graduates play and THEN have them DQd.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Yesterday, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By ard
THis has been discussed before. I do not...

THis has been discussed before.

I do not think there is a standard "BMW back/controlled plan". Not sure about this. Terms and conditons can vary, hence asking 'what is covered' or 'is this a...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Yesterday, 06:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,194
Posted By ard
Thought you posted you were retired. :angel:...

Thought you posted you were retired.

:angel:

or are we quibbling over your title at the dealership?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By ard
4115? When you realize the dealer keeps...

4115?

When you realize the dealer keeps $3000 of that and the salesman and finance guy might personally split $1000, you understand the recommendation and the lack of clear value descriptors....
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,455
Posted By ard
I purchased a 1.5 liter BMW jug. Used it the...

I purchased a 1.5 liter BMW jug.

Used it the first time I filled the DEF. Then cut the bottom off with a razor knife.

Now it is a large funnel that screws into the port. You dump DEF from the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 724
Posted By ard
Thats kind of funny that the mechanic would try...

Thats kind of funny that the mechanic would try to dismiss your comment with a blanket "google" comment. While that comment migth be applicable to other codes, your overwhelming list of odd ball...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By ard
what 'light'? A red low oil pressure light? ...

what 'light'? A red low oil pressure light?

Or is it a message? You say a 'signal'...what 'signal'??

Or is it low oil level? The cars have a oil level sender that is known to fail and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-30-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,249
Posted By ard
I think you are spending WAY too much time...

I think you are spending WAY too much time picking a tire.

Flip a coin, be done with it....

:angel:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-30-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 724
Posted By ard
So sorry, I missed this thread. I dearly hope...

So sorry, I missed this thread. I dearly hope you have NOT gone ahead with this shop/





You get a check engine light when there is an ACTIVE fault. Faults come and go with intermittant...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By ard
I have a turbocharged diesel truck. And I...

I have a turbocharged diesel truck.

And I have an X5 diesel. Two different vehicles. I think it is funny to call the X5 a loud diesel.

;)
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-29-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By ard
It is lazy to talk 'percent off' Compute the...

It is lazy to talk 'percent off'

Compute the invoice price and all costs involved...try to dig up the 'factory to dealer' incentives, AKA "trunk money".
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By ard
youll need to reset it. Search, it is posted. ...

youll need to reset it. Search, it is posted.

DIY DYI DIM... lol
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By ard
guess what happens in two years if you need to...

guess what happens in two years if you need to buy one tire due to damage?? (lets assume the tread on teh other three is 85% ;) )
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-28-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,744
Posted By ard
Do you have a link to a DIY for that?? Thx ...

Do you have a link to a DIY for that??

Thx


:angel:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-28-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By ard
By "dealer" do you mean "BMW dealer" or "used car...

By "dealer" do you mean "BMW dealer" or "used car lot"?

34k miles on a 7 year old car??? that isnt a soccer mom. Hard to understand 5k a year. Are you sure that is accurate mileage? Just...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 06-28-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By ard
Sunroof and nav were STANDARD on ALL USA e39M5s ...

Sunroof and nav were STANDARD on ALL USA e39M5s

Someone telling you different? LOL Bad sign on a used M5...look for hacking and cutting in the wire harnesses... can be a nightmare.

There are...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-28-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,194
Posted By ard
OP- phone calls are not legal notice. A...

OP- phone calls are not legal notice.

A couple of comments: Ninong is a retired car salesman. His bias is very "BMW centric"..factor that in your analysis. He never takes a position in which he...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-28-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By ard
Wow. Just speaking tactically, not the way...

Wow.

Just speaking tactically, not the way Id approach this. Glad $25k isnt an issue for you.

Im not sure if you understand how BMW and dealerships work.

If uou pay the dealer 25k, then...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-27-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By ard
over the phone the service salesman told you...

over the phone the service salesman told you this?!?!

How could he know?

If you are not under warranty, be careful...it can get very expensive.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-27-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By ard
Great info. As I recall there is an SIB...

Great info.

As I recall there is an SIB about that leaking rain water issues. Search for member bluedragon.

You may want to have an attorny draft a demand letter. HOWEVER, **YOU** should put...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-27-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By ard
Ive had poor experiences "upgrading" to...

Ive had poor experiences "upgrading" to "performance" plugs, although these were on performance cars.... I stick with OEM (NGK on my BMWs and Porsche). On the P car I am runningaaaaa very non-stock...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-27-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By ard
Huh Always wondered what those dirt...

Huh

Always wondered what those dirt collector holes on the BMW rims was for....

:angel:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-27-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By ard
Good idea IMO. 19 square with 255.50-19 is a...

Good idea IMO. 19 square with 255.50-19 is a great SUV application. better in snow that staggered. Better to rotate.

Do make sure to consider a proper (non-BMW alignment) $99. Search for my...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-27-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By ard
OP. You said the engine is "finished"......

OP.

You said the engine is "finished"... "worn crank and conrod bearings"

Worn bearing dont require engine repalcement. So I wonder what is the rest of the story. I mean you might just be...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-27-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By ard
Only got one click from me. What a pita.

Only got one click from me. What a pita.
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