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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-28-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By MRoaadster2000
Not at all trying to trash my BMW. It has served...

Not at all trying to trash my BMW. It has served me well. I will buy a new car as i take care of our vehicles and drive them for 6 to 10 years. Will go with Acura MDX with no extended warranty and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-27-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By MRoaadster2000
Smile Time to replace X5 35D

My 2010 X5D is approaching 90k miles and is now off extended warranty. After reading many posts and articles on the 35D and X5's in general I have decided to trade it in. X5 has been well cared for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By MRoaadster2000
Smile I do have a good indie mechanic that is certified...

I do have a good indie mechanic that is certified for BMW, Audi and Merks. Thanks for your input.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By MRoaadster2000
I am the original owner. Did the DEF tank fix...

I am the original owner. Did the DEF tank fix early on. Recently did the throttle body and EGR bracket which were done under the extended warranty. Love the diesel but also know these are very...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By MRoaadster2000
2010 BMW X5 35D, 89K miles

Here is one for you X5 35D owners. I have a 2010 X35D with 89K miles and just went off of extended warranty ( time based). Truck is in excellent shape and had been well cared for, oil changed every...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-19-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 25
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Winter Storage
Views: 2,653
Posted By MRoaadster2000
Changing the oil after 2000 miles might be...

Changing the oil after 2000 miles might be overkill for synthetic oil. Choice is yours, however. With my M Roadster i would change oil, Mobile 1 every fall, fill tank, Stabil, inflate tires to 45...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-28-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By MRoaadster2000
Thumbs up Starting to enjoy my X5D

After driving my 2010 X5D for 64K miles I am starting to really enjoy the ride handling and finally, the reliability. I had numerous recalls, failed emissions electronics and a failed urea tank pump...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-10-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,439
Posted By MRoaadster2000
Just noticed today that my Indy shop put an oil...

Just noticed today that my Indy shop put an oil change reminder on my windshield that recommended changing oil in 5000 miles. Called and talked to one of the mechanics and asked him if this was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-09-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,439
Posted By MRoaadster2000
Perhaps part of the problem on prices from BMW is...

Perhaps part of the problem on prices from BMW is that we forget to compare to what we pay on an ordinary car. After all, the BMW is a car with a piston driven engine. My wife's Acura costs $35 for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-09-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,439
Posted By MRoaadster2000
For those wondering about the oil used in my $89...

For those wondering about the oil used in my $89 oil change. I have the invoice in front of me . Seven quarts of BMW 5W-30 Synthetic Oil-Diesel.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-08-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,439
Posted By MRoaadster2000
Just had mine changed on 2010 X5D, $89 by BMW...

Just had mine changed on 2010 X5D, $89 by BMW certified indy. Great service, in and out in 1hour. Local BMW dealer wanted $210 due to all the "other things" they need to do because it is a diesel. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-28-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By MRoaadster2000
Two days later and the passenger side went out as...

Two days later and the passenger side went out as well. Rather than a random failure, obviously these were at the end of their lives. Next time I will replace both at the same time. Passenger side...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-23-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By MRoaadster2000
Did it tonight after dinner. $10 and five...

Did it tonight after dinner. $10 and five minutes in the parking lot of the parts store. Thanks for the help. I made this far more complicated than it is . I was thinking HID/Angel egyes and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-20-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By MRoaadster2000
Sounds simple enough, thanks.

Sounds simple enough, thanks.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-20-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By MRoaadster2000
Great question. Maybe Seri can answer that for...

Great question. Maybe Seri can answer that for us. Sorry for the double post. Been under the weather with the flu and thought my original post didn't take.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-20-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By MRoaadster2000
Factory angel eyes on drivers side quit working

I got a bulb warning light on the dash. Sure enough, the lighted rings around the drivers side high and low beams are not working. Is this a simple DIY like a relay that needs to be replaced? Since...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-20-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By MRoaadster2000
Drivers side factory angle eyes quit working.

DiY fix or a big deal? Warning light for a bulb showed up on the dash. Sure enough rings on the drivers side high and low beams don't work.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-13-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,494
Posted By MRoaadster2000
Next time try engaging your brain and reading...

Next time try engaging your brain and reading before your begin to type. Your response has little to do with my post. I am sure that Michelin and others are building some decent RF"s. However, BMW...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-11-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,494
Posted By MRoaadster2000
But not all of them cost $60k to $70K I would bet...

But not all of them cost $60k to $70K I would bet that the last 10k miles were not like running on four bad wheel bearings. My point is that BMW should offer a NRF option for those ordering a spare...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-07-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,494
Posted By MRoaadster2000
I am comparing my Latitude NRF to the original...

I am comparing my Latitude NRF to the original Bridgestone RF that came with my X5D. I have the factory spare tire option. Probably my last BMW. Factory tires are POS. For the money they should let...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-05-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,111
Posted By MRoaadster2000
I have the Thule 16 CF and the Thule square bars....

I have the Thule 16 CF and the Thule square bars. With sun roof liner closed there is basically no noise at 75 to 80 mph on my way to AZ from MN. Huge capacity and will open from either side and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-05-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,494
Posted By MRoaadster2000
Ditch the run flats and go with Michelin Latitude...

Ditch the run flats and go with Michelin Latitude non run flats. Currently have 30 k on mine and just had them rotated at Discount Tire where I bought them. Tech says I should get 50 to 55k miles...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-11-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Very Sketchy Buyer-WATCH OUT!
Views: 868
Posted By MRoaadster2000
Relax. Nobody is trashing your reputation. I...

Relax. Nobody is trashing your reputation. I received an e-mail and a text on June 10th from someone identifying themselves as you and using your avatar in their correspondence. I appreciate your...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-10-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By MRoaadster2000
Z3 Saying Goodbye to my 2000 M Roadster tomorrow

Time to downsize my vehicle collection due to a move to a house with a 2 1/2 car garage versus my 3 1/2 car garage at my current house. Sold to a guy from Iowa. I know I am going to really miss...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-11-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Very Sketchy Buyer-WATCH OUT!
Views: 868
Posted By MRoaadster2000
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