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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-19-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,929
Posted By weasel_atty
I spent several years getting advanced jerk...

I spent several years getting advanced jerk training in law school and big law firms. If I'd known all I needed to do was purchase a BMW, my life would have been a lot easier. On the other hand, I'm...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By weasel_atty
Great SUV to drive. We have had our 07 since new...

Great SUV to drive. We have had our 07 since new and are at about 100k on the clock now. No problems in the engine/transmission themselves. But the peripherals are fragile and spendy to fix. I would...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-02-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,034
Posted By weasel_atty
I just ran our '07 X5 across US 395 from Lee...

I just ran our '07 X5 across US 395 from Lee Vining to San Diego without incident. It was 95-102 all the way across the Owens Valley and Mojave desert. We do this a couple times a year, and have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-26-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By weasel_atty
No, the iDrive was fine. And like you, I could...

No, the iDrive was fine. And like you, I could tell iDrive to use the front dash vents. It would just ignore me. And get used to it. The X5 is not particularly reliable. Fun to drive sure. Reliable,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-26-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By weasel_atty
We have had the "aircon won't blow through the...

We have had the "aircon won't blow through the dash vents" problem twice now. The first time it was water in the plenum shorting out a motor that opens the door to the vents. The second time it was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-30-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,781
Posted By weasel_atty
Haven't been the same since the E39, which had...

Haven't been the same since the E39, which had the added feature of not looking like the dog's breakfast.

: popcorn:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-25-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,132
Posted By weasel_atty
Seriously, if those three things were the only...

Seriously, if those three things were the only problems I had with my X5, I'd do a little happy dance every time before I got into the thing. And my wallet would be a lot fatter.
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 03-16-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,763
Posted By weasel_atty
Am I the only one that finds it amusing that the...

Am I the only one that finds it amusing that the entire thread is readily available? It is the first hit if one googles "x5d electrical issues." Whatever the reason the OP wants it gone, the internet...
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 03-16-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,763
Posted By weasel_atty
Ard, any reason to not post it at Xoutpost for...

Ard, any reason to not post it at Xoutpost for those with a similar issue to learn from?
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 03-13-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,763
Posted By weasel_atty
ard, you da man!

ard, you da man!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-14-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By weasel_atty
Thanks guys. Mike

Thanks guys.

Mike
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-14-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By weasel_atty
Will I get more replies if I supplement my...

Will I get more replies if I supplement my original post with "BMW diesels suck compared to the Treg" or "I'll never have another BMW because they build crappy cars compared to {insert Japanese...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By weasel_atty
Question about the rear latch

Hi all. I had a rear lift gate that wouldn't close today, and it turned out that the lower catch for the lift gate was falling out of the car. I tightened up the two bolts holding it in, and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-07-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,944
Posted By weasel_atty
I had the parking brake issue on my 07. BMW...

I had the parking brake issue on my 07. BMW Assist walked me through manually releasing the brake, and a trip to the dealer was required. Ended up taking a couple of weeks to repair, as "the computer...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-11-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By weasel_atty
My friend, unless the vehicle caught fire in your...

My friend, unless the vehicle caught fire in your garage one night I'd be terribly surprised if you weren't still happy after two weeks. Especially after an Acura. Good luck moving forward.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,751
Posted By weasel_atty
Just to update, finally got around to having this...

Just to update, finally got around to having this serviced. I'm told it's a bad stepper motor. Quoted around $800 to replace.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-16-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By weasel_atty
OP, I have yet to get decent service at *any* San...

OP, I have yet to get decent service at *any* San Diego area BMW dealer. They seem to range from a high of "disinterested in customer service" to a low of "incompetent," depending on which you go to....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-16-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,499
Posted By weasel_atty
I bought it for this: ...

I bought it for this:

http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/12/2010/01/500x_bmw_roundel.jpg

My wife would drive a brick on wheels with the BMW roundel over almost anything else. And like my...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-12-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By weasel_atty
The value of the X5 on return from lease seems to...

The value of the X5 on return from lease seems to be pretty high right now, and given the reliability these are not particularly attractive to own outside of warranty. You should really consider...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-25-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,757
Posted By weasel_atty
Lots of people claiming asshole status on here,...

Lots of people claiming asshole status on here, but how many of you went to school for an advanced degree in it like I did?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-07-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,831
Posted By weasel_atty
+1. Never wash or wax a car in a circular motion....

+1. Never wash or wax a car in a circular motion. Circles are the work of the devil.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-31-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,751
Posted By weasel_atty
Same problem here with a 2007 X5. One day I'll...

Same problem here with a 2007 X5. One day I'll start it and, no matter what you set through the iDrive, it will only blow through the defroster vents. It will do that for a few days, then one day...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-25-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,300
Posted By weasel_atty
I assumed when the OP said his motor was asking...

I assumed when the OP said his motor was asking for oil, we were discussing topping it off.



I did. Especially this part:

"they are very narrow legal documents written by attorneys"
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-25-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,300
Posted By weasel_atty
http://www.castrol.com/castrol/genericarticle.do?c...

http://www.castrol.com/castrol/genericarticle.do?categoryId=82915470&contentId=6006933

SAE 5W40:
is engineered specifically to meet the Volkswagen engine warranty requirements, exceeding...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-24-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,300
Posted By weasel_atty
Castrol Syntec at your local auto parts. And...

Castrol Syntec at your local auto parts. And 2300 seems a little early.
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