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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-24-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,983
Posted By strongarm73
About what I get as well.

About what I get as well.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-22-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,462
Posted By strongarm73
35% (and the proper hue) is what I have and it's...

35% (and the proper hue) is what I have and it's indistinguishable from the rear factory tint.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-22-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,000
Posted By strongarm73
The replacement unit (at least the one they put...

The replacement unit (at least the one they put in my wife's car) is the more updated display than the one on theprevious unit: its a sharper display, and suposedly more advanced LCD, so it probably...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-22-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,080
Posted By strongarm73
The N55 engine, or the "Twin scroll" turbo began...

The N55 engine, or the "Twin scroll" turbo began in MY 2011. The N54 was the previous twin turbo. Both have suffered the infamous HPFP problems; however, the issue seems to be resolved, regardless...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-21-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,000
Posted By strongarm73
Leslierc, That's ridiculous. I usually...

Leslierc,

That's ridiculous. I usually work the issue out with the SA, but I would go above his head on that. My wife's radio display had the same issue: I took a picture, emailed it to my SA,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-19-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,783
Posted By strongarm73
1 vote here for JB. My X5 and 335 are BSM...

1 vote here for JB.

My X5 and 335 are BSM (both were off the lot), but love JB, and would order it. I'm a big fan of the deep/richness of the nonmetallic colors in sunlight/artificial light...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-13-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,860
Posted By strongarm73
Yeah, that's a pretty good system---they stripped...

Yeah, that's a pretty good system---they stripped the standard system in '10; whereas the '09 is a much better base stereo. Should have the subs (8") under the seat and pillar tweets as well.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-03-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By strongarm73
That's unfortunate (yet not surprising). The good...

That's unfortunate (yet not surprising). The good news is that I'm almost positive there is an answer to fixing this, and that someone here knows what to do about it.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-03-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By strongarm73
Each fob remembers your personalized settings: ...

Each fob remembers your personalized settings: radio, seat, mirrors, and, if I'm not mistaken, nav settings. Have you tried setting seat memory to the new fob? Read through the manual (not being a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-02-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By strongarm73
This. It's all relative; and compared to...

This.

It's all relative; and compared to what most of my acquaintances/friends have to go through with their (non-BMW) dealerships, a bad day with my BMW dealership is a day at the beach.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-02-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By strongarm73
Ask for a loaner that is equivalent to your X5,...

Ask for a loaner that is equivalent to your X5, might be too late, as it sounds like you're about to get it back though. Get the full detail done and delivery. Terrible dealer experience, I agree,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-02-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,064
Posted By strongarm73
:thumbup:Gig em

:thumbup:Gig em
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,171
Posted By strongarm73
Got a nail in my Dunlops (they state specifically...

Got a nail in my Dunlops (they state specifically that the tire can be patched, given that the nail, etc, is within a given range/area from center tread) at 300 miles---2 days off the lot! My...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-23-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,680
Posted By strongarm73
I'm glad that I didn't spring for it, because...

I'm glad that I didn't spring for it, because I've heard so many bad reviews of BMW's system (it's some sort of water-bag/fan system I think), but it sucks for you guys that paid for the option. ...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-22-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,404
Posted By strongarm73
19 is as large a diameter as I would go (but...

19 is as large a diameter as I would go (but prefer 18s personally). This would achieve an aesthetic look while not negatively impacting the drivability and overall wear and tear of the suspension,...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-22-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,423
Posted By strongarm73
A few ways, but if you're unfamiliar with...

A few ways, but if you're unfamiliar with bimmers, take a look at the front seats for the following---if you have them, you've got the sport package:

1. Adjustable thigh support (manually...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-15-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,630
Posted By strongarm73
Hehe, no, it was because when you started this...

Hehe, no, it was because when you started this post, there is/was one titled "Bimmerfest Bi+chfest" where the OP wanted to get rid of his X5 for a few relatively minor issues he has with it--- the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-13-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,934
Posted By strongarm73
Even if they admit it, they likely won't replace...

Even if they admit it, they likely won't replace it with a new wheel, but may send it to be refinished.

If it's not too bad, have them pay to have their "wheel guy" (all dealers, especially their...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-13-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By strongarm73
Generally not a fan (of black wheels), but that...

Generally not a fan (of black wheels), but that looks good with silver OP! Nice job.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-12-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By strongarm73
DSB/Oyster is one of the better combos, just to...

DSB/Oyster is one of the better combos, just to add to your list a bit. Silver/cinnamon I think is the best combo with cinnamon leather.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-11-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,258
Posted By strongarm73
If it were me, I'd go to a 3k-5k schedule now if...

If it were me, I'd go to a 3k-5k schedule now if I intended to keep it (old school maintenance as you called it) :thumbup:

That being said, I wouldn't buy a 20k used car with just shy of 100,000...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-10-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,630
Posted By strongarm73
Brilliant :clap: And OP, what Ard...

Brilliant

:clap:

And OP, what Ard suggested is about the only circumstance in which I would do the deal. Good advice.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-10-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
Posted By strongarm73
+1 for the prior comments. On the bright...

+1 for the prior comments.

On the bright side OP, be glad it was just water. I know someone that had a similar experience with milk---had forgotten it was in there for a couple of days when it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-04-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,974
Posted By strongarm73
Love the sound.:thumbup:

Love the sound.:thumbup:
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-02-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,789
Posted By strongarm73
What JimD1 said; and it will probably be either...

What JimD1 said; and it will probably be either 1) an extensive DIY project; or 2) a job for a reputable indy shop in your area.
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