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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-01-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By smyles
I ran an experiment (inadvertently) yesterday...

I ran an experiment (inadvertently) yesterday during an oil change, and yep, even a tiny spillage finds its way down the oil filler neck straight on feed line, even if you wipe it promptly off the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-29-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By smyles
VIA is a certification, like DOT, not a...

VIA is a certification, like DOT, not a manufacturer. Most wheels from Asia have it.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-29-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By smyles
19 in. wheels and tires aren't in huge demand for...

19 in. wheels and tires aren't in huge demand for X5 - folks are either looking for 20...22's for the appearance, or 18's for a winter set (or lease return). However, in this particular case they...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By smyles
If the plug was bad, very likely the module...

If the plug was bad, very likely the module itself is bad. You may get away with fixing/replacing the pins, though.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By smyles
Check the wiring and connection to the module...

Check the wiring and connection to the module underneath the car; given their location, they suffer from oxidation, etc.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By smyles
Where's the other end of the feed line, i.e. how...

Where's the other end of the feed line, i.e. how difficult is it to replace?
Mine has some oil on it, not sure if leaking or just spillage from the last oil change.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-22-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,177
Posted By smyles
Just fyi, noting that OP has 2016 model and...

Just fyi, noting that OP has 2016 model and sending him to F15 board is an option too...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By smyles
Moon's gravitational pull.

Moon's gravitational pull.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-19-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By smyles
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-19-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,063
Posted By smyles
Average $2.40 here in DC metro area although I...

Average $2.40 here in DC metro area although I did manage to fill up @ 1.99 the other day.

The prices spread b/w locations here is huge, some gas stations still manage to sell premium for like $3...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-16-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By smyles
OP, it even says "oil level OK". Relax and enjoy...

OP, it even says "oil level OK". Relax and enjoy the ride.

P.S. Lol @ dip stick question. You old folks are funny. Did I say that already?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 836
Posted By smyles
I wouldn't have to post if some of your technical...

I wouldn't have to post if some of your technical advices weren't wrong and/or wasteful.

You do know how to be a##hole to a service advisor or insurance adjuster that can be actually useful, I'll...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 836
Posted By smyles
The min thickness usually is stamped on the ridge...

The min thickness usually is stamped on the ridge of OEM rotors.

P.S. And LOL @ "pad material deposits" and "high friction' zone". You old folks are really entertaining sometimes...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-08-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By smyles
Check the level with dipstick in the morning/when...

Check the level with dipstick in the morning/when the engine is cold, just to make sure the level is indeed too high. If so, nothing bad will really happen even long term - unless it's waaaay above...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-08-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By smyles
Given the tank price tag, have you considered the...

Given the tank price tag, have you considered the ~$5 'radioshack' trick?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By smyles
Could be auxiliary pump then

Could be auxiliary pump then
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By smyles
Do you have rear climate?

Do you have rear climate?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-23-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By smyles
Next to your left foot.

Next to your left foot.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By smyles
Not sure what engine OP has, but check the...

Not sure what engine OP has, but check the auxiliary pump and/or water valve.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,512
Posted By smyles
BMW also has market designation, and as a result...

BMW also has market designation, and as a result US ver. are by default 'hot climate' and lack those 'grills', among many other differences.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-10-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By smyles
Just want to add re brand & price argument, the...

Just want to add re brand & price argument, the worst tires I ever had personal experience with, were uber-expensive Dunlops that came as OE on MINIs.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-10-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By smyles
Webasto.

Webasto.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-10-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By smyles
In other words, you don't know. To OP,...

In other words, you don't know.

To OP, there were prior discussion on Motivos, ppl seemed happy, but I don't think anyone could vouch for these tires long term as they were new.

Signed: long...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By smyles
Last summer I bought a new one for ~$250, have...

Last summer I bought a new one for ~$250, have prices really gone up that much?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-05-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By smyles
I as replying to ard, but anyway, you need...

I as replying to ard, but anyway, you need someone with BMW diagnostic s/w to check FRM - if it's fried, it won't respond and show up as off-line, with several respective error codes.
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