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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By ard
I have heard nothing but bad things about the OR...

I have heard nothing but bad things about the OR dealers- new car deals are terrible. They know there is a captive market, and their prices are retail. They know bimmerfest members will drive to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By ard
Lemme guess...those Oregon dealers have horrible...

Lemme guess...those Oregon dealers have horrible prices, right?

Some of the worse Sponsor pricing on Bimmerfest..... from what I hear. (Prove me wrong)

vkumar- how many miles and how many...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By ard
imma gonna work on writing full and coherent...

imma gonna work on writing full and coherent posts so that peeps can understand my issues and provide me with actionable advice...

:)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By ard
Why bother? Do you seriously think they will...

Why bother?

Do you seriously think they will ever say anything that you could turn around on them?!?!

He already bent you over big time and you agreed..why debase yourself with feeble efforts...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By ard
I have had issues with another BMW where the...

I have had issues with another BMW where the contacts that hold the bulb and provide the current are loose...as a result, over time vibration leads to momentary jiggling and you get arcing of...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Yesterday, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By ard
How many broken rims have you experienced on you...

How many broken rims have you experienced on you 2009 535?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Yesterday, 12:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,756
Posted By ard
You can post invoice prices... You just can't...

You can post invoice prices... You just can't post bmw documents in which they list the invoice price.

People can walk into a dealership and say "I got the number off the internet"... Salesmen...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By ard
1. Likely, not- possible, yes. They may have...

1. Likely, not- possible, yes. They may have left the door open for a few hours, which can also drain the battery- not just sitting overnight

2. Typical at a dealer? Sure. Which is why everyone...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By ard
First thought that came to mind... What does...

First thought that came to mind...

What does the owners manual say about that warning?


(And WELCOME to the forum!)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By ard
1. Do you actually think the high school graduate...

1. Do you actually think the high school graduate service salesman is an actual source for accurate information?!? About what is wrong with your car? About what might have caused it???

"poor...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-29-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By ard
I picked up a two year 40k mile tire warranty for...

I picked up a two year 40k mile tire warranty for $140.

(When I bought new tires... ;) )
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By ard
Don't know what you are asking. Buy a...

Don't know what you are asking.


Buy a battery and drive to the dealership...or negotiate them down....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By ard
Understand that OEM msy not be BMW. If st...

Understand that OEM msy not be BMW.

If st gobain makes the OE bmw glass, them a private lable st gobain is OEM.

If you want bmw, SAY bmw. Don't say OEM. Agreement on that term is not universal
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-27-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By ard
How long has the light been on? A week, a month?...

How long has the light been on? A week, a month? A year?

You have a lot of things going on with those codes.... I cant tell if all those codes just started yesterday, all from one "cause"...or...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-27-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By ard
So... Is the yellow check engine light...

So...

Is the yellow check engine light illuminated?

Your initial report was that the car vibrated...but no mention of a yellow warning light.

If you type in each code, you will get a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-27-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By ard
Ditto. ;) Actually did the rears a few...

Ditto.

;)

Actually did the rears a few months back. Fronts sent a message to my dealer, they called- "Hoping to schedule a service appointment at your convenience". I'll wait for the light...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-26-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By ard
Thought I mentioned the glow plug controller in...

Thought I mentioned the glow plug controller in your other thread two days ago...

:angel:
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-25-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,417
Posted By ard
NO! You can cancel the order, attend the...

NO!

You can cancel the order, attend the event and then order a car.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-25-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,566
Posted By ard
Thats good to hear. Kudos to them. The...

Thats good to hear. Kudos to them.

The service advisors get tunnel vision- they only think BMW warranty- as a official "dealer" for that tire brand they had an obligation to administer the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-25-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By ard
Cheap will be expensive.... If you got the...

Cheap will be expensive....

If you got the code read, WE NEED THE PRECISE CODE!!!!

Just "air system" is pretty pointless.

Either get it to a competent shop, OR get a code reader yourself, ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-25-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By ard
Weird the issue showed up coincidental with the...

Weird the issue showed up coincidental with the repair!

How much did they charge you??
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-25-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By ard
Giving you an intelligent answer based on the...

Giving you an intelligent answer based on the info provided.

What damage, what was replaced, what wires, where spliced, pictures, etc, etc, etc, etc.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-24-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By ard
I seem to recall something about glow plug...

I seem to recall something about glow plug controller failing along with GPs... replace one you should replace the other? Dunno, maybe drop by the diesel subforum and search a bit
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-24-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By ard
Impossible.

Impossible.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-24-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By ard
OK. Not wheels and tires. Id try and look...

OK. Not wheels and tires.

Id try and look at diff fluid and transfer case fluid....
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