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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By rh71
I will also add this advice to anyone trying to...

I will also add this advice to anyone trying to reset something through the mileage reset stalk. Close your driver door. It won't let you do it if the door is open (I thought it would be quick so I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By rh71
^ got it off - had to work from the top where I...

^ got it off - had to work from the top where I found a small space. Thanks.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By rh71
hood emblem replacement

Some yahoo decided to remove my roundel (and at least 1 other BMW's) from an amusement park parking lot yesterday. I thought it was just 2 holes at 3 & 9'oclock positions, but what's left behind is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-19-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By rh71
It's been a while so I don't remember how to...

It's been a while so I don't remember how to determine the correct offsets based on width (if they'll stick out or sit too far in), but all the other numbers look right for staggered. You can use...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-19-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By rh71
^ yes definitely some contrast is good. I like...

^ yes definitely some contrast is good. I like how this gloss gives it some definition (powdercoated), and plastidip does have glossifier to add.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-19-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,222
Posted By rh71
Those against aftermarket wheels, here's more...

Those against aftermarket wheels, here's more ammo for you:
http://f15.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1046353&page=2

Who knows what happened...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-19-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By rh71
20" style 433 replicas. The rears have spokes...

20" style 433 replicas. The rears have spokes that set in more (offset) so it looks better than the fronts. These are the M6 wheel style and they couldn't quite get them as nice looking.

I would...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-19-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,222
Posted By rh71
I couldn't live with the stock 19s that came on...

I couldn't live with the stock 19s that came on mine. I would look at it and think it could be better, every time. I wasn't about to live with that for what's going on 8 years now, still love...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-19-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By rh71
Thoughts on blackened wheels

Since my beloved 214s vibrated, I changed out to some "different" wheels, which came as a darker gunmetal, which I felt didn't really go with the white as a color combo. I like the bright aluminum...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-19-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By rh71
I may have missed this part the first time...

I may have missed this part the first time reading that - I guess this was the most important part. I suppose I'll wait till after the 50mi.

I'm curious what the coating is for then - storage...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-19-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By rh71
brake bed-in process - should I?

Finally had to put in new rotors, and pads all around at 50k miles - Textar (OEM pads and rotors)

So conflicted with whether I should be bedding the brakes this time as I had zero issues not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-17-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By rh71
Opening trunk via fob

Is there some trick to getting it to work consistently? Too long means the alarm sounds and it's just annoying how they have us time it. I need to do this everyday for kids summer camp and my...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-11-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,239
Posted By rh71
That says the Textar pads of today are better...

That says the Textar pads of today are better with dust than say... 5 years ago. That was my main concern in not going with Textar this time around.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-11-2016, 03:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,239
Posted By rh71
Do you guys bring in your rotors and pads to an...

Do you guys bring in your rotors and pads to an Indy shop and they have no qualms about using them? Is it about $400 in labor front and rear? I assume they have to pick up some screws and clips etc...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By rh71
There's also that infographic about BMW being the...

There's also that infographic about BMW being the most expensive to own over 10 years... @ ~$18k. They were tops by a long shot. This includes repairs according to the article...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,239
Posted By rh71
^ video guide: ...

^ video guide:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIKVrJxelIE
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-28-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By rh71
I also have the 3.0 engine, 2008 but only 50k...

I also have the 3.0 engine, 2008 but only 50k miles. For me now, $1k/yr maintenance is a bit of a high estimate but obviously anything can come up with how many sensors and electronic parts there...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-28-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,239
Posted By rh71
No one else using Textar rotors? Any benefit to...

No one else using Textar rotors? Any benefit to matching brands with pads/rotors? Of course Textar's site says it "compliments the wear and friction performance of Textar pads".

I have a feeling...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-23-2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By rh71
Because my tech potentially needs to charge to...

Because my tech potentially needs to charge to install the latest software as a first step to attempt to fix an issue similar to an '09 SIB, when I know I've had a much more recent update.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-22-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,239
Posted By rh71
Looks like both width & diameter: for 4.8i:...

Looks like both width & diameter:
for 4.8i: Zimmerman Brake Disc Rear (345 X 24 mm)
for 3.0si: Zimmerman Brake Disc Rear (320 X 20 mm)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-22-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,239
Posted By rh71
My indy shop is trying to sell me on Textar pads...

My indy shop is trying to sell me on Textar pads & rotors which is obviously reputable. I told him my concern is brake dust too and he said the ones that came on our vehicles were lower quality...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-22-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By rh71
SIB / software update question

Are all vehicle software updates done from a certain point all-inclusive of the previous SIBs for that vehicle?

For instance, if there's an SIB for an EMF from 2009, and my car gets an update in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By rh71
Is there a different message the vehicle gives...

Is there a different message the vehicle gives when it's time to do my brakes? I know I'm due soon (rotors too). But this error mentions parking brake.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By rh71
The more refined interior is just about the only...

The more refined interior is just about the only thing I favor over the E70.

As far as exterior looks, as with the E70, it looks best when m-sported up and has fitting wheels.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By rh71
Parking Brake! Vehicle May Roll

Has anyone seen this message? I could've sworn I once saw "Parking Brake Malfunction" but referencing the quick pic I took of the error, the title is what it actually said. Parking Brake! Vehicle...
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