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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-25-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,851
Posted By John Galt
I'd be happy to! First major issue with my F15...

I'd be happy to! First major issue with my F15 35d in 28,000 miles was the exhaust system getting fried (figuratively speaking) due to extreme cold weather in MN and SD. I don't want to hijack this...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-25-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,851
Posted By John Galt
I got out of the company fleet-car drivel I was...

I got out of the company fleet-car drivel I was forced to drive almost two years ago and bought a new E70 35d. It was a great honeymoon and I would have been on track to put 50,000 miles on it in a...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-24-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,851
Posted By John Galt
I should also add that when I first picked up the...

I should also add that when I first picked up the vehicle, I thought the Eco Pro mode was a gimmick. I'm in field sales and drive 50k miles a year, and much to my surprise when driving in Eco Pro...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-23-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,851
Posted By John Galt
+1,000,000!!!

+1,000,000!!!
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-16-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By John Galt
Thanks mnx5er! Stay warm and enjoy the warm spell...

Thanks mnx5er! Stay warm and enjoy the warm spell we're about to have...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-14-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By John Galt
I'm cross-posting from another thread but very...

I'm cross-posting from another thread but very pertinent here:

Driving my 35d yesterday and the dreaded "drivetrain malfunction" warning chimed right as I was getting off of the highway after a 20...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-14-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,850
Posted By John Galt
I've unfortunately now got a dog in this fight!...

I've unfortunately now got a dog in this fight! Driving my 35d yesterday and the dreaded "drivetrain malfunction" warning chimed right as I was getting off of the highway after a 20 minute drive from...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-13-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By John Galt
Hmm. Seems that bmwconfig.com still opens. Is it...

Hmm. Seems that bmwconfig.com still opens. Is it that new production is no-longer loaded?
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-12-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,092
Posted By John Galt
HOLY $H!T! Send me your man card immediately!!!...

HOLY $H!T! Send me your man card immediately!!! Can't park your X5 in a garage stall??? (mostly kidding- practice, practice, practice... and with a spotter the first several times!!!)

-John
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-11-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By John Galt
I spent about 15 hours over two days driving...

I spent about 15 hours over two days driving constantly in the extreme cold. This must have been the contributing factor, as it was well below zero here for a week with no issues experienced and my...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-11-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By John Galt
@MotoWPK: That's a valid point regarding how it...

@MotoWPK: That's a valid point regarding how it could have frozen. I'm not sure and will have to see how it performs in the next few months. I'm a good test case for them since I drive so much in the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-10-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By John Galt
I had those same thoughts too, however I didn't...

I had those same thoughts too, however I didn't get any alerts that I my range was limited due to DEF exhausted. In the past, I damn-near DID run the vehicle out of DEF due to a trip I had through...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-10-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By John Galt
35d owners: Mind the cold! *UPDATE to add*

I was on a business trip to Aberdeen and Sioux Falls this week and spent plenty of time driving through EXTREME cold (-10 to -19 below with -30+ below windchill readings). Just about the time I made...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-30-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By John Galt
Agreed. That tire is yours. Did you get to keep...

Agreed. That tire is yours. Did you get to keep the deer at least?!? Sucks to hear that happened!
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-23-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,977
Posted By John Galt
On the F15 you just pull the switch up and the...

On the F15 you just pull the switch up and the tailgate will close. You need to hold it until it closes, if memory serves. I believe the vehicle may need to be on or at least in acc mode with the key...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-23-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,977
Posted By John Galt
Oh- may have missed what you were asking. You...

Oh- may have missed what you were asking. You cannot pull them up in HUD.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-23-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,977
Posted By John Galt
Yes- that's it! You can also store tons of other...

Yes- that's it! You can also store tons of other stuff. I have the folloiwng stored:

1. Wife's #
2. Turn off display (for ULTRA hypermiling with reduced electronics...)
3. Howard 100 (guilty...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-23-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,977
Posted By John Galt
Find the item you'd like to store in the preset,...

Find the item you'd like to store in the preset, i.e. wife's phone number and rather than pushing down on the iDrive dial, you hold down the preset while the iDive "cursor/selector" is over the item....
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-23-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,977
Posted By John Galt
May I suggest that you change your home address...

May I suggest that you change your home address to be only an intersection within the general vicinity of your home. If your vehicle was ever stolen (I get that's highly unlikely), all a thief would...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-23-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,977
Posted By John Galt
Everyone may already know these tips but here you...

Everyone may already know these tips but here you go:

When using the cruise control in Eco Pro mode, and with "coasting" feature selected in the Eco Pro drive menu, hit the cancel button on the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-21-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,232
Posted By John Galt
Counterpoint above in bold.

Counterpoint above in bold.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-20-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By John Galt
Great looking ride!

Great looking ride!
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-20-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,232
Posted By John Galt
Looks good, although I'd add the Cold Weather...

Looks good, although I'd add the Cold Weather Package to that build. If you have kiddos riding in the back, the manual sun shades are nice as well. Also if you plan on running dedicated snow tires,...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-20-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,232
Posted By John Galt
35d FTW! I average over 30 MPG driving...

35d FTW! I average over 30 MPG driving "spirited." Best recent tank was 33.8 MPG and the thing drives like a big, heavy, FAST sedan. I had an E70 35d that was extremely UNreliable but so far, my F15...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-15-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By John Galt
Holy ****! How did she not realize the hatch was...

Holy ****! How did she not realize the hatch was open?!? (I knew that's a rhetorical question even as I typed it!). Sorry to hear, and good luck with getting that buttoned back up.
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