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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 11:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 941
Posted By FredoinSF
Not having re-read the whole thread, the problem...

Not having re-read the whole thread, the problem is that most people in the US do not have "a few thousand dollars" just laying around waiting to "reset the diesel clock" - nor should they have to...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 465,887
Posted By FredoinSF
awesome picture of your 6 series

awesome picture of your 6 series
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By FredoinSF
Read the posts people! OP returned the car as he...

Read the posts people! OP returned the car as he had a 48 hour return option. Not sure how that went down since CA does not have a cooling off period, but unless I'm misunderstanding original post...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By FredoinSF
Congratulations on the X5d. That's one heck of a...

Congratulations on the X5d. That's one heck of a drive!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-16-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 422
Posted By FredoinSF
Transfer case fluid. It's no longer lifetime...

Transfer case fluid. It's no longer lifetime fluid. Less than a quart in that baby, get it serviced. Do the diffs at the same time if you plan on keeping the thing.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-16-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,032
Posted By FredoinSF
Actually it's the opposite. BMW lowered the...

Actually it's the opposite. BMW lowered the mileage for oil change at around the time the 2012 models hit the streets (from 15k miles to 11k miles). The fuel filter interval was every second oil...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 12-16-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By FredoinSF
The 6 series is rare and somewhat unique and the...

The 6 series is rare and somewhat unique and the style is certainly still polarizing although I think it's aging well. On top of that it is such a great car to drive on long trips (just did 2k miles...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 12-16-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By FredoinSF
Both nice. Congratulations!

Both nice. Congratulations!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-16-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By FredoinSF
Not even thinking of replacing the X5.

Not even thinking of replacing the X5.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 12-16-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By FredoinSF
Nice! Looks Ike you're taking great care of it.

Nice! Looks Ike you're taking great care of it.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-15-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,248
Posted By FredoinSF
This is history repeating itself. Let's go...

This is history repeating itself. Let's go through list of my current and former BMW and their common issues.
- 91 318is with M42 and failing profile gasket. Went on to well over 200k miles, great...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By FredoinSF
Did not see AUS part, assumed US. I generally...

Did not see AUS part, assumed US. I generally have a distrust for dealers, so I would still look for a BMW specialist other than the dealer.
I recently responded to other members who were posting...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-14-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By FredoinSF
Maintaining a BMW properly can be expensive,...

Maintaining a BMW properly can be expensive, particularly if you don't do any of the work yourself.
For proper maintenance google Mike Miller's lifetime BMW maintenance.

Getting PPI is a good...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-14-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By FredoinSF
The previous non turbo version of the V8 has some...

The previous non turbo version of the V8 has some well documented weak points (coolant pipe, valve stem seals, oil leaks) all of which are expensive to fix due to labor. The flip side is that if you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-14-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By FredoinSF
Look at cooling section. if you've done this...

Look at cooling section. if you've done this repeatedly and steam is coming out the engine is probably toast. They don't like to overheat.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/BMW_E46
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-14-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By FredoinSF
OEM glass is listed at $837.34, sealant kit is...

OEM glass is listed at $837.34, sealant kit is 88.68, and 3.2 hours labor. Add local tax and multiply by your local labor rate. Glass companies will do it for a lot less, albeit not with BMW...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 12-14-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By FredoinSF
There is a saying on E46 side of family that...

There is a saying on E46 side of family that goes: "there is nothing more expensive than a cheap BMW."
It depends on what's been done to it. Has it had sane maintenance such as fluid changes and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-13-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By FredoinSF
Thanks for clarifying. I was wondering how you...

Thanks for clarifying. I was wondering how you had obtained sold pricing.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-13-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By FredoinSF
Sold or currently for sale / asking price?

Sold or currently for sale / asking price?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-13-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By FredoinSF
Ahh, interesting info. Looks like it's with the...

Ahh, interesting info. Looks like it's with the electro parking brake models. In that case you probably need it, disregard my response on that.
Some auto parts stores have tools they rent / loan. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-13-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By FredoinSF
The white crystal stuff is DEF. it crystalizes...

The white crystal stuff is DEF. it crystalizes really fast when out in the open. Sloppy refill is the cause, rinses off easily with no ill effects.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-13-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By FredoinSF
1) If I change my rear brake pads and install a...

1) If I change my rear brake pads and install a new brake sensor can I reset this in my idrive through the instrument cluster?
Yes, google the procedure, it's all over youtube. Same for all cars...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-13-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By FredoinSF
8L / 8.5qts.

8L / 8.5qts.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-13-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By FredoinSF
Bottom of motor, assuming it's the same as on my...

Bottom of motor, assuming it's the same as on my 650i.

Here are oil change procedures from a 550i. Same applies for the 650i, assume it's the same for X5 4.8i except for plastic shields.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,819
Posted By FredoinSF
It's not something I'm normally proud of...

It's not something I'm normally proud of...
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