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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-24-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,776
Posted By DLadd
About 60% freeway driving...check/adjust the...

About 60% freeway driving...check/adjust the pressures every week when I clean the car and drive them until the warning bars show up. Only got 25k out of the Contis, 20k out of Yokohama....much...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-20-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,776
Posted By DLadd
I've ignored BMW's suggestion on this for the...

I've ignored BMW's suggestion on this for the last decade. I keep the tires on the same side but move front to back and vice versa....I do this every 7,500 miles. Many of today's tires have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By DLadd
Could be one of several problems. I had a...

Could be one of several problems. I had a similar problem a couple years ago...frustrated me for days. I finally changed out all both the lights in the red portion of the tail light assembly and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By DLadd
I've tackled this on my 528 and it's an easy DIY....

I've tackled this on my 528 and it's an easy DIY. I found the kits weren't up to the task because the 'sandpaper' in them is too small to do the job.

So, here's a fourth option:

Go to Pep...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-02-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,265
Posted By DLadd
You should be okay with 20" all-season...

You should be okay with 20" all-season tires....what doesn't work is to run summer or 'sport' tires in the winter. The summer tires are made of a different compound that becomes useless when it gets...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By DLadd
Best way to know for certain is to go to...

Best way to know for certain is to go to www.realoem.com. Load in the last 7 digits of your VIN and it'll tell you all about your car.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-21-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,351
Posted By DLadd
Not necessarily, Steve Irwin (of Crocodile Hunter...

Not necessarily, Steve Irwin (of Crocodile Hunter fame) thought the same thing...he thought it would help to pull the stingray barb out of his chest. In reality, he probably would have survived the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By DLadd
In Cincy, call Glenn at Wheel...

In Cincy, call Glenn at Wheel Doctor...513-886-2020. He has redone the wheels on both of our e39s. Cash price was $100 per wheel. Take the time to tell him exactly what you want done....for example,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By DLadd
+1 on Fudman's reply. Before taking it to the...

+1 on Fudman's reply. Before taking it to the shop and asking them to diagnose the problem, you can disassemble the rear seat pretty quickly to see if the shelf panel has been jarred loose. Another...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 996
Posted By DLadd
What a great opportunity to learn a new skill. ...

What a great opportunity to learn a new skill. Agree with the other 'repliers', this is a simple job and you'll feel a great sense of accomplishment by doing it yourself and saving about $150 in the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-14-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,761
Posted By DLadd
Absolutely would get another BMW....just wouldn't...

Absolutely would get another BMW....just wouldn't get the 'comfort access' option....it seems to create more problems than it solves. With a diagnostic tool and the right wrenches, BMWs are actually...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,971
Posted By DLadd
Another issue may be the wire loom going from...

Another issue may be the wire loom going from your trunk to the trunk lid may have frayed or damaged wires in it. I took mine apart a couple weekends ago and found the insulation on 12 of the 14...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-12-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By DLadd
I have the multi-contour seats and have the...

I have the multi-contour seats and have the ability to adjust the heat levels to the seat.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By DLadd
Here you go bluebee...if you'd like to have the...

Here you go bluebee...if you'd like to have the raw photos, just let me know.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-07-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By DLadd
Sold

Tires and rims have been sold.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-05-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By DLadd
Snow tires mounted and balanced on Elbus wheels 16"

Set of four (4) Elbus wheels with 225/55R16 Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 tires mounted on them. These are 16" (sixteen inch) wheels and they are great in snow. These were mounted on my 528.

I bought...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By DLadd
Very timely for me...I experienced the electrical...

Very timely for me...I experienced the electrical gremlins in the trunk of my 530 last week. Central lock would not work, license plate lights were flickering, light in the trunk would not work,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-27-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,381
Posted By DLadd
I believe you're referring to the headliner. And,...

I believe you're referring to the headliner. And, yes there is a difference. With the 'sports package' you get a headliner that is 'anthracite' in color. In essence, it's black and looks very nice...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,386
Posted By DLadd
Absolutely...drove the 528 from Ohio to Florida...

Absolutely...drove the 528 from Ohio to Florida over the weekend. 1100 miles in 15 hours....she purred the entire way. Odometer is north of 126.5K now. Take care of the fluids and your e39 should...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By DLadd
You may have luck in the 'Classifieds' here on...

You may have luck in the 'Classifieds' here on Bimmerfest by looking in the 'Parting Out' section.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-17-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,618
Posted By DLadd
A lot of very nice cosmetic improvements on the...

A lot of very nice cosmetic improvements on the vehicle since '09 such as the headlights, etc. One reason to buy new if you own a business is the potential to write off the asset. But I believe...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-15-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,808
Posted By DLadd
An '08 with only 8,400 miles on the odometer? ...

An '08 with only 8,400 miles on the odometer? Did they check the tranny filter to clear the cobwebs out of it?

Hard to believe BMWNA would tell you go pound sand on a transmission failure at such...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-13-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By DLadd
+1 on the multi-contour seats...especially if you...

+1 on the multi-contour seats...especially if you have long legs (realize that's a relative statement)...the ability to extend the support to reach the middle of your thigh makes a huge difference.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,210
Posted By DLadd
We went with the diesel because of the...

We went with the diesel because of the torque...love the feel when the tires grab the road and shoot the X5d down the road. With the Eco-credit we were able to get more torque for less money. Very...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,284
Posted By DLadd
Okay...so I finished the project, had the car...

Okay...so I finished the project, had the car re-aligned and am very pleased with the results...back to the ride she had 10 years ago. Thanks again to all who have posted DIYs on how to redo the...
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