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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,087
Posted By boatpi
Say what you want about RFT's, but when I blew a...

Say what you want about RFT's, but when I blew a tire near Ludlow, CA, in the middle of I-40, I drove 150 miles to Lake Havasu City, AZ. A bit of tire dust but I made it.

I pay about $348 plus...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-03-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,690
Posted By boatpi
Your AC issue could be just as simple as low fan...

Your AC issue could be just as simple as low fan speed. In auto mode it choses the speed. I travel to AZ, so direct sunlight on a hot day is an issue for ANY auto AC car. Just manually raise the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By boatpi
Either you have a coolant leak or a head gasket...

Either you have a coolant leak or a head gasket that is beginning to blow by seeping coolant into the cylinder (s). When hot park it in your garage overnight, check for any leaks on the floor in the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-20-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 22,073
Posted By boatpi
If you look at the pricing, the price of Nappa...

If you look at the pricing, the price of Nappa leater is basically built into the base price of the SAV model, so if anyone is considering the Nappa, just order the SAV and it is standard.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-04-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By boatpi
That I think is BS. You do need gap insurance to...

That I think is BS. You do need gap insurance to pay the lease off IF it is totaled. You car insurance carrier can provide that.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,595
Posted By boatpi
Understand your point now, and a good one. I...

Understand your point now, and a good one. I tend to set a channel for a period of time and work on driving, live to So Cal so eyes on the road are a must as oppose to country driving. Add in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,595
Posted By boatpi
If you use the FM side, the radio stays tuned to...

If you use the FM side, the radio stays tuned to the FM radio, use the Nav or what ever at that point. Mine is fed into the Aux direct, then as on FM I can still use Nav or any adjustments. As long...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,595
Posted By boatpi
Like this:...

Like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/XM-Satellite-Radio-Receivers-/270680065831?pt=Satellite_Radio&hash=item3f05ca0727

Also to note most vehicles use a standard round antenna plug, so a good stereo shop...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,595
Posted By boatpi
I have an over the counter Audiovox XM receiver. ...

I have an over the counter Audiovox XM receiver. It works great and will work in ANY car or in their boombox. I skipped paying for a built in unit years ago and use this. They are basically free. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-30-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,454
Posted By boatpi
Good point if the pump is electric, note my...

Good point if the pump is electric, note my comment on water flow. If it was cool at highway sepped, then overheated when driving slow or stopped, this is likley an airflow issue.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-29-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,454
Posted By boatpi
I operate cars in AZ, so I know this stuff. I...

I operate cars in AZ, so I know this stuff. I would suspect a sensor given the fan works, that is ALL electric fans, thermostat is not stuck closed, and water is at level. This is all about water...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-10-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By boatpi
Just expect many more issues with the 550. From...

Just expect many more issues with the 550. From everything I have read the 550 is less reliable as a whole than the 528/530.

If you can do without that V-8, strongly consider a loaded 530. I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-23-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,674
Posted By boatpi
Just wait, it is dificult. Years ago I had an...

Just wait, it is dificult. Years ago I had an Audi 5000 diesel. it sounded even worse, and turned out to be a failed injector.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-26-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By boatpi
I might be corrected. Here it is

WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) -- BMW AG said today it is recalling about 151,000 vehicles in the U.S. for fuel-pump defects that may reduce engine performance or cause a loss of power-assist for the brakes...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-26-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By boatpi
3.5 Turbo recall

BMW just recalled all 2007+ 3.5 turbo twin scroll engines for fuel pump issues.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-03-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,842
Posted By boatpi
Long Beach will deal, Crevier is smokig...

Long Beach will deal, Crevier is smokig something. i have dealt with both.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2010, 04:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 704
Posted By boatpi
About every third station has diesel in CA. All...

About every third station has diesel in CA. All the same, ultra low sulfur. Orices as low as $2.99 now.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-09-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,930
Posted By boatpi
Other issues could be occurring here, but it...

Other issues could be occurring here, but it appears that the sensor monitoring the engine temp signaling the radiator fn to activate is not working. It could be a disconnected wire, or something...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-03-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,832
Posted By boatpi
Look for any obstruction in front of the radiator...

Look for any obstruction in front of the radiator or grille. Make certain that both fans kick in to full speed, often controlled by sensors. What you have is a restricted coolant flow, or air flow...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2010, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,048
Posted By boatpi
do not think so now, a contract is a contract. ...

do not think so now, a contract is a contract. ALL 2011 BMW'a are now .9 for 24 months, and most 2.9% for up to 60 months.
...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-11-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By boatpi
The "0" means 2010 model, and look at the sticker...

The "0" means 2010 model, and look at the sticker in the door for the year and month of MFG.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By boatpi
You will receive a dealer survey from BMW, that...

You will receive a dealer survey from BMW, that is the time to be accurate in you experience. Some might call it payback, but there is no excuse for their ineptness.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-01-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 22,404
Posted By boatpi
One thing to consider is the $4,550 ECO credit on...

One thing to consider is the $4,550 ECO credit on the diesel, and as my experience shows gas engines obtain poor fuel economy in very cold conditions and very hot conditions.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-31-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By boatpi
Even if you could find one it will be a 2010,...

Even if you could find one it will be a 2010, when the 2011 models are in production, and the same price, just order one!
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-28-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,911
Posted By boatpi
Post Also you may need a letter from BMW stating they...

Also you may need a letter from BMW stating they have checked your VIN for all updates and recalls. If it is nearly a new car, that may be waived, so check and get a name.

I looked into this...
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