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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 951
Posted By serge1
Yes, if you drive in very favorable conditions...

Yes, if you drive in very favorable conditions (tail wind, slight downhill) for a little bit, the next fillup will show a very nice number for "distance untill empty". But that assumes you will...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-16-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By serge1
Homeless people are better off now. Spread that...

Homeless people are better off now. Spread that wealth.
:D
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-13-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 951
Posted By serge1
Proof, please :) Pic of iDrive will suffice. Is...

Proof, please :) Pic of iDrive will suffice.
Is that overall MPG over distance of 1,200 miles?

We had another member post good numbers out of 35i once. Turned out the conditions were very very...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-13-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 951
Posted By serge1
Well 15 mpg in city-only is low. Should at least...

Well 15 mpg in city-only is low. Should at least get 19.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-13-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By serge1
Nothing happens at higher speeds. Go ahead, press...

Nothing happens at higher speeds. Go ahead, press it on highway!
Even pulling the E-brake only slightly jerks the vehicle when at more than 10mph.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-10-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By serge1
It's a stupid way BMW climate control is setup. ...

It's a stupid way BMW climate control is setup.
Check the temperature settings in iDrive.

I usually have my iDrive settings in the middle range, and use the little Farenheit buttons as...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-10-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 951
Posted By serge1
I agree with everything except: ...

I agree with everything except:



http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/33395.shtml

There cannot be any difference between 2009 and 2013, all are same weight and engine.

You are correct...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-10-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By serge1
+1 for linear gas gauge in X5. On long trips,...

+1 for linear gas gauge in X5.
On long trips, the gauge hits half tank reliably at 275. About 150 miles every 1/4 mark depending on driving.

Having gotten used to japanese car, I was at first a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 951
Posted By serge1
:rofl: I almost fell out of my chair! ...

:rofl:
I almost fell out of my chair!

Reminded me of my not-so-bright bro-in-law, who bought a minivan recently. A salesman told him it's got navigation. After sale was complete, all it was a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-06-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By serge1
Appreciated!

Appreciated!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-16-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By serge1
^^ agree. Get proof it was indeed a stone. If...

^^ agree.
Get proof it was indeed a stone. If yes, talk to your insurance.
If all of above is true, it's actually nice of your dealer to replace turbo under warranty (well, mainly because they want...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-15-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By serge1
A video might help, too. Any vibrations in the...

A video might help, too.
Any vibrations in the wheel, body?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-14-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By serge1
I seem to recall other threads where grinding was...

I seem to recall other threads where grinding was a sign of transfer case gone bad. Search for transfer case and drive shaft topics on this forum
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-10-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By serge1
Shuddering/vibration/shaking under load is a...

Shuddering/vibration/shaking under load is a classic sigh of CV joint gone bad.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-09-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By serge1
Does it shudder -Under load (accelerating) ...

Does it shudder
-Under load (accelerating)
-In Neutral (just coasting)
-Does RPM needle move during shuddering?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-08-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By serge1
So, the reason to get rid of your X5 is to get...

So, the reason to get rid of your X5 is to get $6,000 cash on trade in?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-07-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By serge1
That looks more like a couple joined wires, not a...

That looks more like a couple joined wires, not a hose..
Did you touch it and confirmed it is indeed a hose that is now flattened?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-07-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By serge1
The thread is here...

The thread is here (http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e70-forum/39657-creaking-sound-rear-hatch-4.html)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-06-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By serge1
The latch moving is by design (why I don't know,...

The latch moving is by design (why I don't know, but everyone has it like that).
I wrapped isolation tape around it, but that did not cure the creaks and rattles (been to dealer, too, but they only...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-04-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By serge1
Perhaps the washer tank was replaced and tubes...

Perhaps the washer tank was replaced and tubes were put in wrong order?
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-03-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,675
Posted By serge1
^^ what about coding?

^^ what about coding?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-02-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By serge1
By jerking, do you actually mean vibration? Or...

By jerking, do you actually mean vibration? Or actual jerking (quick slow-fast movement forward/backward)?
What engine, fuel type vehicle is it?
Forum: Exterior 09-02-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By serge1
Not entirely sure what base support is. Cross...

Not entirely sure what base support is. Cross bars or roof rails?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-28-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By serge1
You are correct. For some reason I thought it...

You are correct. For some reason I thought it pertained to the plans you can purchase.

In that case, it's pretty messed up. So, for years BMW was of very few manufacturers offering "free" (read...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-28-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By serge1
Speaking of sensors and alarms. I once rode a...

Speaking of sensors and alarms.
I once rode a WA state ferry. Parked my vehicle, locked it, went upstairs to enjoy the view and a cup of coffee.
Then, I hear this announcement over speaker system:...
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