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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-26-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,580
Posted By henrycyao
Yes! This is great news. I agree. This is a...

Yes! This is great news. I agree. This is a safety problem.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-24-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By henrycyao
I probably would replace water pump and battery...

I probably would replace water pump and battery before it fails. There are enough reports of water pump failure that it seem to make sense to replace it at an interval. In addition, when it fails, I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-18-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By henrycyao
Regen starts when you achieve the right...

Regen starts when you achieve the right temperature and when the engine management software determined when it is necessary. There was a post where some one was tracking the regen cycles. It various...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-18-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By henrycyao
Regen stops when you turn off engine and restart...

Regen stops when you turn off engine and restart again next time. If you don't have long enough drive, it just keep in trying in regen mode.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-18-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By henrycyao
It usually regenerate every tank or so if I...

It usually regenerate every tank or so if I recall correctly. At 17 mpg, you are very much local driving like I do. Time to go for long drive over per tank. I do it over a week.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-18-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By henrycyao
Also, what did you measure as MPG at fill up?

Also, what did you measure as MPG at fill up?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-18-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By henrycyao
A drop of MPG has been reported by 335d owners....

A drop of MPG has been reported by 335d owners. What they stated was this may be an indication of carbon build out. Before we go there, have you drove for at least 30 to 45 minutes on freeway and let...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-16-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,191
Posted By henrycyao
Diesel is cheaper in California during Summer...

Diesel is cheaper in California during Summer time and gets more expensive in winter time. So I recently took a photo of diesel at $2.91 a gallon. The regular at same place was around $3.30 or so. In...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-16-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By henrycyao
Ever since I took my X5 to detail shop for...

Ever since I took my X5 to detail shop for interior and exterior detail, my car has squeak less. I suspect some of the conditioning for leather has create a lubricant and smooth it out. I was glad I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-16-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By henrycyao
Yeah, I totally agree. My wife's C class is very...

Yeah, I totally agree. My wife's C class is very agile and has a good turn in response. Its just that her steering feels almost dead. Unfortunately, that is the case with new 3 series. Audi Allroad...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-16-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By henrycyao
If an American company complains about US fuel...

If an American company complains about US fuel quality, that is all wrong. Yet, why is German company does and it seem okay? No, this is a design issue. By the way, BMW are not automatically more...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-16-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By henrycyao
An SUV is just tall wagon. Although, I have...

An SUV is just tall wagon. Although, I have recently come to appreciate the height. It takes a lot for me to scrape the bottom.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-09-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,166
Posted By henrycyao
The consumer reports article is interesting in...

The consumer reports article is interesting in that oil consumption does drop as model year gets newer. To be fair, those older cars probably have more miles. Then again, I suppose BMW must have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-07-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By henrycyao
I am not sure about 2009 X5. In my X5 manual for...

I am not sure about 2009 X5. In my X5 manual for 2012, it actually tells you how to open and close manually in case of electric fault. Its on page 34/35. I am sure they designed with manual override...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-05-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By henrycyao
This reminds me of an early 90s recall by a...

This reminds me of an early 90s recall by a Japanese seat belt manufacturer. Their explanation for the recall was that American car owners eat in their cars and results in dirty seat belt. That is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-05-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By henrycyao
In my case, it has always been about my...

In my case, it has always been about my convenience. Battery and BMW water pump are wear items just like oil change. Replace it at your convenience really saves a lot of headache.

This post...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-25-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,580
Posted By henrycyao
I think your average driving has a lot to do with...

I think your average driving has a lot to do with the reliability experience. I can tell if you are using original battery for 10 years, your battery does not experience high heat and frequent short...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-28-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,634
Posted By henrycyao
I have less faith with dealer than I have with...

I have less faith with dealer than I have with independent. Dealer has less to lose when they messed up. Where as the independent are very sensitive to reviews and recommendation. I like that in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-21-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By henrycyao
Here is my observations in Bay Area. Some Prius...

Here is my observations in Bay Area. Some Prius driver are very aggressive. They change lane constantly and passing other cars. Some are, as describe, slow. BMW drivers fall into two camps as well...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-02-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By henrycyao
Strange thing happened today, my dealer made an...

Strange thing happened today, my dealer made an appointment for me on April. I wonder if this related to that. I will call to see if there was a glitch in the system or they do want to do some engine...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-02-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By henrycyao
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=819426&page=3
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-01-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By henrycyao
I read on diesel forum that there is a software...

I read on diesel forum that there is a software update for our engine that supposed to reduce problem for short trip. Has anyone gotten it yet?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-28-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By henrycyao
I agree. It is still lead acid battery. I don't...

I agree. It is still lead acid battery. I don't think Lead acid is that sensitive to charging current and voltage as other battery technology. Its one of the reason why cheap Car still like them. I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-28-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By henrycyao
Nobody needs an SUV for daily commute period...

Nobody needs an SUV for daily commute period either 40 miles each way or 4 miles. SUV is there for the long vacation and the few time you need to carry stuff. We buy our car for the worst case...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-20-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By henrycyao
I think I have isolated the rattle locations. It...

I think I have isolated the rattle locations. It is from the rear passenger door near the reading light. When you press into inner cut out where you can hold the handle, there is metallic click...
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