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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-21-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By smk146
Macan is fabulous but just wait until the first service

I own a 911 and a 2013 X5. My BMW dealer has 60 loaners. The Porsche dealer has 5.
The service on the BMW is included. Just changing the Porsche's oil is $350.00.

I love the Macan. I lust after...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 867
Posted By smk146
Rotate the tires front to back

Listen for the noise.

Could be the tire...easy to ascertain. Otherwise I suspect a wheel bearing.

I am a little flabbergasted that you didnt make a condition of sale new tires in front to see...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-27-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,435
Posted By smk146
I am very confused

I certainly understand the warnings and I understand the emissions scenario.

HOW MANY DIFFERENT UREA ADDITIVES DOES A BMW DEALER STOCK? How could they have put in the incorrect fluid...there is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-22-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By smk146
Some pumps are easier than others

As posted already do not try to use the large truck nozzles.

I have found that the regular nozzles sometimes don't want to go in and I literally push it in and it is fine. Not sure why as my...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-12-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By smk146
I have both in back

The weathertech is a hardish plastic but fits beautifully. I placed the BMW mats over it. Double protection.

I use the weathertech alone in front.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-10-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By smk146
I have experienced this as well in my 2013

I look carefully at the nozzle to make sure it is the correct one rather than the large one for trucks and then I basically shove it in if it doesnt want to go in easily. Works everytime but it is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-23-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By smk146
Re Silver versus Black

Just wanted to comment that I have used every product mentioned in this forum from RejeX to acrylics on the silver wheels. They clean up beautifully but NOTHING PREVENTS THE BLACK BRAKE DUST FROM...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-22-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By smk146
Thank you

They look great!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-22-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By smk146
That is exactly the look I want

May I ask a few questions:

Did they have to remove the tires to coat the wheels? I am assuming yes.

Were you told how long the powder coating would remain durable?

Where did you have it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-18-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By smk146
I wish you luck with the powder coating

I would love to see a completed picture.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-18-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By smk146
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-18-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By smk146
Thanks for your thoughts

I am considering that but I own the car and that will definitely be a devaluating factor on trade in. If it isnt stock when you trade it it is a big loss in the value column.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-18-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By smk146
Suggestions for black wheels

Hi all,

Have a 2013 X5d. I want to find 18" black alloys for it to use until I trade it in at which point I will put back on the standard wheels. I went to Tire Rack who told me that they do not...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-13-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,439
Posted By smk146
I like the X4 but why can't you get a rear wiper on it?

Or the X6? Or the GT series???? Come on BMW you can get one on a 911.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-13-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,130
Posted By smk146
Just to add my two cents

I went from a 2011 X3 to a 2013 X5. The X3 was more car like, with lighter and quicker steering. The rides are very similar although I have the standard 18" wheels on my X5D purposely since I live in...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-03-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By smk146
I bet you broke the top of the strut.

Open the hood and look at where the struts are bolted in.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By smk146
EGR Bracket for a 2013 X5D

Hi all,

I am sure I read about this but ... my 2013 X5D, which I truly love, is in for its first service. They are working on the recall which I was told was an EGR bracket. Can you give me the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-27-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,378
Posted By smk146
As I have reported on other threads

!0,000 miles. Mixed NYC and environment driving. Averaging 25.8 mpg since new. I do have a light foot. My best tank was 30 mpg in a round trip from Long Island to Rhodel Island. Worst tank was about...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-27-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By smk146
Mpg

Yeah not to much opportunity to really fly around here versus Texas!!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-27-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By smk146
I always love the pundits opinions as they always change

I have the pleasure of owning a 2013 X5D and a 2013 Mercedes GL 350. There is no question that the Mercedes is far quieter, but not smoother.

I love the diesel sound of the X5 and I love the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-30-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,886
Posted By smk146
BTW my computer is pretty darn accurate

It is correct within .5/mpg versus my manual check when I fill the tank.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-30-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,886
Posted By smk146
Ho Hum averaging over 25 mpg with my 2013 Diesel

This is very mixed western long Island and NYC traffic also. Plenty of power. Can only imagine how much better an 8 speed automatic would make it.

Of course having said this I rented a standard...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-04-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By smk146
I am sorry for your issues but I am also curious

The car was out for 75 days and yet in 18 months you put on 68,000 miles??? Did you not sleep?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By smk146
Thanks I had heard that

If that is the case then their performance is not particularly good. Love the car regardless.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By smk146
Exterior mirrors heated? 2013 X5D

I have noticed that both in my 2013 X5D and my previous 2011 X3 that the exterior rear view mirrors are very, very slow to defrost. I assume that they go on when I put on my rear defroster? is that...
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