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Forum: Off-Topic Today, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By ard
I did 250k actual air miles last year. TMO wasnt...

I did 250k actual air miles last year. TMO wasnt an option. If you generally live, work and play in one geographic area, and there is good coverage with carrier XYZ, then that may be a OK choice...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Today, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By ard
IMO you dont 'contact a dealer by email, ask them...

IMO you dont 'contact a dealer by email, ask them to ID a few cars, and set an appointment for test drives" and wind up with a 500 over deal with MF and other fees not marked up in the SF Bay Area.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By ard
Speaking of wrong hole... My sisters ex...

Speaking of wrong hole...

My sisters ex husband changed the oil in her VW rabbit years ago. He couldn't figure out why it only took 3.5 quarts to fill up, but just shrugged and completed the job....
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By ard
"screaming"? Love it. Lets break this down....

"screaming"?

Love it. Lets break this down. There are mechanical noises, and there are organic noises. A 'screaming' implies organic (voicebox) or POSSIBLY air moving through an orifice (more...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By ard
Yup. Common failure. Until the engine gets hot...

Yup. Common failure. Until the engine gets hot enough to push coolant into the overflow you wont notice anything...then, once engine is hot and coolant flows out to the cracked tank it will make a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,379
Posted By ard
Stupid question perhaps... That schematic is...

Stupid question perhaps...

That schematic is with the Pixlfix Mod? (new official name?)

SO the 'normal' sensor has no resistors in it.
Yet the DDE 'looks' for 10k ohms to each of those...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By ard
Huh I didn't know there we unregistered...

Huh

I didn't know there we unregistered battery codes..


And you are getting misfires with no codes??????????


Good luck
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By ard
Interesting.

Interesting.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By ard
Motor? location? year? The battery CANNOT...

Motor? location? year?

The battery CANNOT CAUSE THE MISFIRE CODES.

Something else is your problem.

What SPECIFIC codes are you seeing? Numeric. If you dont have a code reader, then just...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By ard
You can. Not perfect as you point out...but to...

You can. Not perfect as you point out...but to think that a Pzero 220 is equal to a Michelin 440 is just not sensible.

Still, my main thrust is alignment and run flat nonsense!



ha. Report...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By ard
OK, I'll relax. :angel: I am not so sure...

OK, I'll relax. :angel:

I am not so sure the dealer diagnosis is correct...we shall see. There is an odd issue with a subharness that can cause sporadic and unrelated error codes- I suspect BMWs...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-22-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By ard
No warranty any more? You understand that BMW...

No warranty any more? You understand that BMW will see overboost data, etc, in the event something happens- even if it isn't related to the piggy back. Even if the CEL is off. engine issue,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-22-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By ard
First: ARE YOU UNDER WARRANTY? This is...

First: ARE YOU UNDER WARRANTY? This is important.

Second: the "computer system needs to be replaced" is nonsense. Unless you are not paying, you need to slow down and get a much more detailed...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-22-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By ard
PZeros are a 220 rated tire. VERY SOFT A...

PZeros are a 220 rated tire. VERY SOFT

A michelin latitude is 440

YOU WILL GET TWICE THE LIFE.

Tire alignment is the MAJOR FACTOR in tire life. Yet people will blather on about runflat this...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-22-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By ard
:wave: Still around.

:wave:


Still around.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-22-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By ard
Just so you know, Continental gives a 6 year...

Just so you know, Continental gives a 6 year warranty:

http://www.tirerack.com/images/pdf/warranty/CO0314.pdf


But only to the original purchaser of new tires:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-22-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By ard
What they TELL you doesnt matter. you might find...

What they TELL you doesnt matter. you might find there is no warranty when you buy these as used tires. make sure this is spelled out IN WRITING.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-22-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By ard
Nice find. But be aware that the ability to buy...

Nice find. But be aware that the ability to buy a rt 66 warranty will vary by what state the buyer is in!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-22-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By ard
That tires has a "30 day customer satisfaction...

That tires has a "30 day customer satisfaction warranty"... Did someone else try them and return them? If 'yes' was it something with THAT specific pair? Or they just didnt like that model? Dunno,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-22-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By ard
Have you drive the sport suspension compared to...

Have you drive the sport suspension compared to Adaptive Drive? IMO it is a major difference.

Also, your monthly lease amount is based on the LEASE TERMS. The options you add (or delete) can...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By ard
True to some extent. Can vary dramatically from...

True to some extent. Can vary dramatically from product to product. Although Ive had good luck with Lemforder.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By ard
Whoops, while I was posting. Rotors dont warp: ...

Whoops, while I was posting. Rotors dont warp: http://www.centricparts.com/files/Centric%20White%20Paper%20C2-Bed-In%20Theory.pdf
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By ard
Im guessing a pad and rotor change...then not...

Im guessing a pad and rotor change...then not bedding the pads...then pads got hot, came to a full stop- and "warped rotors" declared by the shop.

But lets see...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By ard
"Standard issue runflats" no such thing. ...

"Standard issue runflats"

no such thing.

You might have high quality michelin Latitudes, or crappy worn out Duelers....

I always absolutely love new tires- almost always an upgrade from the...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-20-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By ard
Real ballers just pay whatever....Its cooler not...

Real ballers just pay whatever....Its cooler not to negotiate.

It will ALWAYS cost more to trade. Maybe very little, usually much more.

If dealer A is willing to do a deal for $x total profit,...
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