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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Pat_X5
Diesel in Southern California was actually lower...

Diesel in Southern California was actually lower in cost compared to premium (91 octane) over the winter - diesel was the fuel that stayed pretty much stable.

While gasoline prices went up and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 205
Posted By Pat_X5
OP, is the trailer hitch wiring on your E70 put...

OP, is the trailer hitch wiring on your E70 put in by BMW (original BMW factory installed), installed by a dealer after production, or was it done after purchase by a 3rd party?

The reason I ask...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Pat_X5
Europe is your best source. Best price -...

Europe is your best source.

Best price - eBay - there are sellers that sell Euro lamp assemblies. That's where I got my past 328 & 335 amber turn lights….. Avoid the Asian knockoffs - the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By Pat_X5
you must have come from a Mercedes - the SOS...

you must have come from a Mercedes - the SOS button…...

Your phone linked via BlueTooth is not what actually calls BMW Assist.

Did your dealer set up the BMW assist using your email and...
Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Posted By Pat_X5
Drop off in Paris and catch a flight home ?

Drop off in Paris and catch a flight home ?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Yesterday, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 802
Posted By Pat_X5
+1 :thumbup: I live 15 minutes away from the...

+1 :thumbup:

I live 15 minutes away from the "nearest" BMW dealer according to my BMWFS owner login but do I go there - NOPE - why ? That nearest dealer has treated with the worst sale, after...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Pat_X5
Welcome soon to Southern California! You can...

Welcome soon to Southern California!

You can find a lot of the 2011-2012 X5 coming out of lease end and if negotiate with the right dealer, get a great CPO.
There are even some very low mileage...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Pat_X5
Nice article! But comparing the E250 BT...

Nice article!

But comparing the E250 BT diesel against the 535d and A6 TDI is not fair as the E250 BT diesel is more like a 328d comparison as it is in the 4 cylinder category...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Pat_X5
Was digging around the internet and found these 2...

Was digging around the internet and found these 2 issues on the NHTSA site with the E70:

Service Bulletin No.: SIB-11-06-13
Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
NHTSA ID Number: 10054008...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Pat_X5
'13 X5 6000 miles - Oil leaking under passenger side ?

So I looked under the engine chassis to see why I have small pools of appears to be engine oil on the driveway this past weekend and found some oil is dripping from the front passenger side of the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-17-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By Pat_X5
Glad it's still under warranty. Did you...

Glad it's still under warranty.

Did you check the vehicle's history ?
Such a low mileage car for 3 years is suspect.

Was it possibly a buy back / lemon car ??

Let us know ?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-17-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Pat_X5
:thumbup: Thanks Johndurgaro - makes me feel...

:thumbup:
Thanks Johndurgaro - makes me feel better that it fits after Rola themselves said no it would not fit on a 2013 but would fit on a 2010. Guess Rola doesn't know that the LCI 2011-2013...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-16-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Pat_X5
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-16-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By Pat_X5
Well said! For those that sit in the traffic...

Well said!

For those that sit in the traffic mess daily, how about a 3 cylinder gas car -do they still make the Ford Festiva with 3 cylinders ??? :rofl:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By Pat_X5
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 07-15-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By Pat_X5
RFT or conventional - I always carry a spare...

RFT or conventional - I always carry a spare tire, jack and wheel chock.

My BMW factory spare option in the back of my X:
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-14-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Pat_X5
Thanks Bankster, when I did have the 2002 X5 E53,...

Thanks Bankster, when I did have the 2002 X5 E53, I did have Rola racks on them and loved them.
Sold them when I sold the E53 - never thought about keeping them on hand.:cry:

I thought someone...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-14-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By Pat_X5
So did you order one or pick up one at the dealer...

So did you order one or pick up one at the dealer ?

DHP optioned ??
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-14-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By Pat_X5
I have to say prior to pickup up the diesel X...

I have to say prior to pickup up the diesel X late last year, I test drove the Cruze diesel sedan, Audi A6 TDI, and BMW 328d.
Have to say that after test driving the diesels, #1 is Audi, #2 is BMW,...
Forum: X4 F26 (On Sale 2014) 07-14-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By Pat_X5
Maybe it's the camera lens but I swear it looks...

Maybe it's the camera lens but I swear it looks just like a 335GT (F34) ???
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-14-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Pat_X5
Roof cross bar options - BMW vs Rola

Anyone find any alternatives to the stock BMW cross rails p/n: 82710404320 ?
I really don't like that look (sticking up) from the BMW cross rails....

I have a large Mercedes roof box from my R350...
Forum: General BMW 07-02-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Pat_X5
The 535 backseat is very nice - very plush -...

The 535 backseat is very nice - very plush - almost like the 328GT.

My old 2007 328 was tiny in comparison to the new F30 series.

Have you taken a look at the F34 328 GT ?

That 3GT is like...
Forum: General BMW 06-30-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Pat_X5
+1 :thumbup: I was in the same boat - had a...

+1 :thumbup:

I was in the same boat - had a 328xi then 335d then now an X5d - need that extra room for the kids, distance driving, and torque to pull jet skis…..

If you are looking at the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-30-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Pat_X5
OP, You say you replaced out the battery in the...

OP,
You say you replaced out the battery in the 2nd key ? That makes it a Comfort Access key. So it may sound like the dealer needs to reprogram it.

Make sure the 1st key is away from the car...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-30-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By Pat_X5
OP, I am switching over to non RFT because the...

OP, I am switching over to non RFT because the factory run trash Dunlop summer maxx is awful on my 20" wheels.

I am getting a set of Continental DWS staggered 20" set to replace out the Dunlops.
...
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