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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-22-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 675
Posted By X5M5
2007

2007
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-11-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,894
Posted By X5M5
Tallen, keep the X5. Do your due diligence and...

Tallen, keep the X5. Do your due diligence and get the N63 Customer Care Package (CCP) done. You have the CPO warranty....you are fine for many years. If you need to extend the warranty, you can do...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 12-29-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 62,405
Posted By X5M5
Download C++ 2013 Distributable 64bit version via...

Download C++ 2013 Distributable 64bit version via Microsoft website and also run ISTAGUI as Administrator. Make sure no files are "blocked" in Rheingold directory.

Chris
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 12-29-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By X5M5
It is normal to have the mileage read out in...

It is normal to have the mileage read out in KM...we are dealing with Euro cars after all :)

As far as your cable, I suggest obtaining one from One Stop electronics....that is where everyone goes...
Forum: Interior 12-20-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By X5M5
bump

bump
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-12-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By X5M5
Quite simply, your DME could have died.... sorry...

Quite simply, your DME could have died.... sorry to say but I have seen that before. You really need a test plan here and if you don't have the gear to do it you really are just on a witch hunt :(
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-12-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,392
Posted By X5M5
Holy CRAP! Did they tell you how out of alignment...

Holy CRAP! Did they tell you how out of alignment the unibody was?

I almost feel like if it was only slightly out of alignment I just would have let it go....but I guess they were already into the...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) 12-11-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By X5M5
Nothing would be damaged - you will be fine.

Nothing would be damaged - you will be fine.
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) 12-10-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By X5M5
Define stiffening plate - are you talking about...

Define stiffening plate - are you talking about the plate underneath that protects the transmission and transfer case?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-10-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By X5M5
I would go with what suits your budget and what...

I would go with what suits your budget and what you are comfortable with. All of these car companies are very smart and refresh their models every 3/4 years, and as someone said, you will go bankrupt...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-10-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By X5M5
That does not look like Flood Damage to me -...

That does not look like Flood Damage to me - looks more like previous owner was hauling stuff or hatch was left open, or depending upon where prior damage was the vehicle was exposed to the elements...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-21-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By X5M5
Hi Whiggy, Is this X5 at a BMW dealer?...

Hi Whiggy,

Is this X5 at a BMW dealer? Regardless, get the VIN number and stop by a dealer and see if the service dept would be willing to look up the warranty work for it. That will tell you if...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-21-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,531
Posted By X5M5
Like the others, I am pretty taken back by the...

Like the others, I am pretty taken back by the discovery of damage - I thought what you had there was a tailgate replacement, new bumper (maybe some new bumper mounts) and you would be on your way.
...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) 11-18-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By X5M5
Make sure you have your dealer perform the...

Make sure you have your dealer perform the customer care package on your engine - lots of issues with the engine right now which they will check on for you.

Chris
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By X5M5
It's really disappointing that the N63 has had...

It's really disappointing that the N63 has had such issues - the V8s are supposed to be BMWs top of the line engine, and the fact that they are dissing S63 owners, the loyal enthusiasts that truly...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-21-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,611
Posted By X5M5
I've had both LED and Xenon equipped cars and...

I've had both LED and Xenon equipped cars and while the LEDs are 15-20% brighter, I don't think they are worth the almost $2k in cost. The Xenons do a great job at projecting the road and do not have...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) 10-18-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Posted By X5M5
Paul, I would research the Customer Case threads...

Paul, I would research the Customer Case threads in the X5, 5 series and other forums for info on what the campaign involves. Find out exactly what was done to your car (do you have the receipt? take...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-12-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,988
Posted By X5M5
Thanks - I did have a copy of the SIB, but...

Thanks - I did have a copy of the SIB, but appreciate you re-posting.

I checked the shaft today, and I do have rust around the bearing seals...I have a good relationship with my SA, we'll see what...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-12-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,988
Posted By X5M5
This is getting ridiculous....how is BMW not...

This is getting ridiculous....how is BMW not recalling these - its clear the driveshaft is taking out the transmission in the process, which is a $8k unit - so lets say it costs BMW NA 4k....even...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-08-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,876
Posted By X5M5
I would not sweat it - it's a lease - unless you...

I would not sweat it - it's a lease - unless you find one of the colors in Dakota that speaks to you, skip it.

The Sensatec is fine - if you listen to everyone on Bimmerfest for purchase advise...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) 10-05-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By X5M5
I think its all guess work at this point - take...

I think its all guess work at this point - take it in and find out whats up - flat bed it to the dealer so you don't do any damage.

Chris
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) 09-30-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,728
Posted By X5M5
Sorry to hear about your hassles with the...

Sorry to hear about your hassles with the V8...not sure what happened with BMW on this engine, it became a total PITA...every car has its annoying issues and problems, but this generation V8 was a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By X5M5
I completely agree with ard, find a place that...

I completely agree with ard, find a place that uses the Hunter 9700. Snap-on is also selling a nice machine too. Hunter actually has a website that has a GSP9700 dealer locator. Its a 17k balancing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-26-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,845
Posted By X5M5
^^^^ THIS. Folks, you can code the feature and...

^^^^ THIS. Folks, you can code the feature and add it, but it will be useless as the programming is tied to the M engine, not the standard 6cyl or 8cyl. It will look pretty, but serve no functional...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-25-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By X5M5
I would rent an engine hoist and go at it - I...

I would rent an engine hoist and go at it - I wouldn't go at it any other way IMHO.

Chris
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