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Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-26-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,769
Posted By BenF12400
Years ago I went with my-then girlfriend who was...

Years ago I went with my-then girlfriend who was about to buy her first new car (a Dodge Omni) and trade in her old Plymouth. She had red/blond hair, freckles, looked very Irish (which she was). ...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-26-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,789
Posted By BenF12400
It rains that much in Arizona? Had an...

It rains that much in Arizona?
Had an aquaintance who worked for an Audi and BMW dealer - he would say they got rid of the lousy cars "and you'll find them in used car lots down South"
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By BenF12400
thanks - now to see if the dealer subscribes to...

thanks - now to see if the dealer subscribes to "flush every two years" or "flush only when the computer gives the OK"
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By BenF12400
Brake fluid flush - ?is this part of "free" maintenance

Have a 2013 X5 3.5i with 36,000 miles - due for "service" in about 900 miles. In looking at the maintanance manual , brake fluid service recommended at "2 years" or when the computer says so. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-18-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 962
Posted By BenF12400
Well, at least they got the wheels and tires nice...

Well, at least they got the wheels and tires nice and shiney.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-12-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By BenF12400
Not sure if this correlates to the X5, but my...

Not sure if this correlates to the X5, but my wife pulls a horse trailer with a 2007 Yukon Denali. The trailer repair guy told her to inflate tires to the max on them when trailering (in her case,...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-08-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By BenF12400
Not sure you can have 3 fobs; would be interested...

Not sure you can have 3 fobs; would be interested to know if it's ok. Dealer may have to program.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By BenF12400
Didn't know X5 had a hood open warning

Didn't know X5 had a hood open warning
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-27-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,027
Posted By BenF12400
For future reference - can you tell us which...

For future reference - can you tell us which dealer is forcing this ridiculous nitrogen fee on you? Or maybe just the initials of the dealership? I purchased a new BMW a few years ago in Maryland...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 01-25-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By BenF12400
FYI - I believe BMWexcluservice does restorations...

FYI - I believe BMWexcluservice does restorations on older BMWs and they seem to always have a few BMWs for sale (although they are technically a repair shop)
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 01-25-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By BenF12400
There is an indie called BMWexcluservice in...

There is an indie called BMWexcluservice in Rockville - we have brought our BMWs there when warranty expires. Maybe you can call them and see if they will give an estimate over the phone for PPI. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-18-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By BenF12400
Thanks - actually looks easier than replacing...

Thanks - actually looks easier than replacing battery on old ipod - I think I recall having to use a tool to sort of crack the case.
I'm still wondering if I get the "correct" snap-in adapter an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By BenF12400
The battery replacement sounds good; I have done...

The battery replacement sounds good; I have done it on older ipods myself but if I change the battery in the phone I think I will defer to someone with more expertise.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By BenF12400
iphone 5/iphone 6 compatbility

I have an iphone 4s which I purchased just before I got my 2013 X5 3.5 premium(with BMW apps) - vehicle purchased new May 2012 (picked up with PCD). I purchased the snap-in cradle from getBMW parts,...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 01-16-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,615
Posted By BenF12400
For future reference - my son drove up from...

For future reference - my son drove up from college in Georgia and met me for the PCD, was treated warmly, had a great time, got his free lunch and tour, and we both enjoyed the day. He took a photo...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-08-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,639
Posted By BenF12400
I have a 2013 X5 3.5i that still has the original...

I have a 2013 X5 3.5i that still has the original Contintental RTFs at 35,000 miles; tread still good. Not really terribly bothered by ride. For the past year I have been "planning ahead"...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 01-05-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By BenF12400
If you brought the vehicle in to have the "tires...

If you brought the vehicle in to have the "tires checked" and ONE was flat, they would probably tell you that all 4 had to be replaced; funny, when they caused the problem THEY only have to replace...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-26-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By BenF12400
My son bought some sort of device for mounting...

My son bought some sort of device for mounting his GPS - it's a little steel ball than sticks on the dash with velcro and has a holder that snaps on the ball - maybe magnetic. He got it online (he...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,541
Posted By BenF12400
Well, the damn thing is on our auto insurance...

Well, the damn thing is on our auto insurance policy.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,541
Posted By BenF12400
2007 GMC Yukon Denali (tows horse trailer on...

2007 GMC Yukon Denali (tows horse trailer on occasion)
2006 X3 - purchased CPO for son several years ago
2010 528x - purchased used by wife
2008 Lexus RX350 - handed down to daughter
Kingston...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,644
Posted By BenF12400
On their website, the Saint-Gobain-Sekurit...

On their website, the Saint-Gobain-Sekurit company shows where it is located - it's all over the world, so their glass can be manufactured literally on any continent. I wonder if some people think...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-07-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,644
Posted By BenF12400
Are there a variety of glass manufacturers that...

Are there a variety of glass manufacturers that BMW (or for that matter, any auto maker) uses? Like, with say, airbags? Maybe the OEMs are made in Asia.
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 12-07-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By BenF12400
They demo your vehicle in a showroom setting. At...

They demo your vehicle in a showroom setting. At least for the ones built in S.C. I'm pretty sure they are more than a little careful that it's perfect. If not they will make it right. PCD was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-07-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,644
Posted By BenF12400
Who actually makes the windshield glass for BMW?

Who actually makes the windshield glass for BMW?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-04-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By BenF12400
loversretreat - did you just get that vehicle? ...

loversretreat - did you just get that vehicle? If not, that warning, if it's the 37 degree warning, should have popped up most of last winter in the Virginia area - you should hear a ding, then the...
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