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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-22-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Advocate
Ard makes a great point. Buy what you think is...

Ard makes a great point. Buy what you think is more fun to drive or meets your needs. This is my first diesel, but hopefully not my last.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-17-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Advocate
I just picked up very low mileage Z4 this week....

I just picked up very low mileage Z4 this week. Does water enter the location even when top is up? How does the water get in to begin with. I'm still running through all the posts. And searching...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-16-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By Advocate
I'm in neighboring NY, but travel to Hartford in...

I'm in neighboring NY, but travel to Hartford in Winter months. The RFs are hard and wide. I didn't find them helpful when we got heavy snow, so found a set of stock 18 inch rims on ebay and went...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-11-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,102
Posted By Advocate
I was a big volvo fan in earlier years: 240, 940...

I was a big volvo fan in earlier years: 240, 940 and 850. The 850 was a disaster. Rear main seal went at 36K. Head gasket followed. They really went bad after Ford purchased them. Geely from China...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-12-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Advocate
If you are keeping the vehicle, the Weathertech...

If you are keeping the vehicle, the Weathertech is a good option. They are hard. It's like driving a work truck, but you get used to it. Weather in the northeast was really bad, but I looked at the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-05-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Advocate
Pax, When I was charging 535i, it could take two...

Pax, When I was charging 535i, it could take two days before solid green. My older 330ci, would stay on all the time, but generally would go green after a few hours. I don't use the convertible much....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-05-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 442
Posted By Advocate
I'm in NY and frequently drive to VT and CT. I...

I'm in NY and frequently drive to VT and CT. I can say I enjoyed driving the X5d in NE Winters. I have an aggressive set of snows, so I haven't worried too much. Traded up from an 535i. With kids,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Advocate
Ard makes a good recommendation. I own a deltran...

Ard makes a good recommendation. I own a deltran unit. These look like the same unit you can buy from BMW dealer with different label. Priced higher than model Ard suggested. I was using mine weekly...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-27-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,543
Posted By Advocate
UPDATE 2: Dealer checked seal behind door card,...

UPDATE 2: Dealer checked seal behind door card, and it is fine. They rotated the rubber seal to line up the factory drip hole. This seamed like a very common sense thing that someone should have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-27-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Advocate
Did you find the OEM bulbs not adequate? I think...

Did you find the OEM bulbs not adequate? I think they do the trick in heavy fog, but as my eyesight has declined, I also use them to light up the road more. Good post though. I get frustrated that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-23-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,755
Posted By Advocate
You may be surprised that an insurance adjuster...

You may be surprised that an insurance adjuster may recommend it be totaled. I can't tell from the photos how many "dings" you have, but they'll add up and with all the body work and paint. It may...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-21-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By Advocate
Nice. I can't decide if I like white or black...

Nice. I can't decide if I like white or black paint better. Enjoy.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-21-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By Advocate
I like the car. BMW of NA sent out a colored...

I like the car. BMW of NA sent out a colored flyer recently highlighting the new X5. There are things I like over my 2012 model, but not enough to get me to swap yet. I think I may switch to Ford...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-18-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,543
Posted By Advocate
I did read you post and pulled door card. Looks...

I did read you post and pulled door card. Looks like it isn't leaking there.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-17-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,543
Posted By Advocate
UPDATE: Spring rain last night brought renewed...

UPDATE: Spring rain last night brought renewed pooling of water inside of door. The rubber seal is saturated in same spot. I'll bring it back to dealer, but anyone have any suggestions? Drains are...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-03-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By Advocate
Great response Scar. Couldn't agree more. I'm...

Great response Scar. Couldn't agree more. I'm south of you in NY and we had a decent amount of snow this year. I have dedicated dunlop snows, which I will replace next season. If lane isn't plowed...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-01-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 831
Posted By Advocate
Please post picture when you complete install....

Please post picture when you complete install. Thanks.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-01-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By Advocate
Nice review. Great boat. Christcraft?

Nice review. Great boat. Christcraft?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-31-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By Advocate
Ok. I give up. I may not have permission to post...

Ok. I give up. I may not have permission to post link. Google search Youtube DEF X5. You'll see first link with mechanic walking through adding DEF.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-31-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By Advocate
Opps. Fixed Link. Thanks. ...

Opps. Fixed Link. Thanks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G8wXLtPzTI
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-31-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By Advocate
Ard's and others advice is spot on again. I found...

Ard's and others advice is spot on again. I found this video helpful and topped off the fluid once just to make sure I knew what I was doing. This may help you too. I also keep a spare bottle of DEF...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-14-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,508
Posted By Advocate
Nice. Sign of the times where people still can't...

Nice. Sign of the times where people still can't take responsibility for their actions. Lucky you had the camera as proof.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-04-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By Advocate
Ard makes a bunch of great points. I enjoy the...

Ard makes a bunch of great points. I enjoy the X5d for many of the same reasons.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By Advocate
Yikes. Lexus' media response: Buy a Lexus, so you...

Yikes. Lexus' media response: Buy a Lexus, so you don't got burned by a BMW. Ouch.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-23-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By Advocate
I am a big fan of Weathertech too. I kept the...

I am a big fan of Weathertech too. I kept the original BWM carpet and all-weather mats that came with the vehicle. They're in the garage and will pass them along to the next owner. Can't go wrong all...
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