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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,216
Posted By serge1
Still have no idea how when my vehicle enters DPF...

Still have no idea how when my vehicle enters DPF regen!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-18-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,132
Posted By serge1
Save $3000 rather than spend on coverage you...

Save $3000 rather than spend on coverage you aren't even sure about. People buy additional warranty to have "peace of mind" (look how much people will to pay to "cover" their iPhone and other...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-18-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By serge1
I LOL'd at "2010 X5 hold of DEF 35d". Anyways,...

I LOL'd at "2010 X5 hold of DEF 35d".
Anyways, to answer the question: last time I had to refill DEF, a total of 5.2 gallons were filled into both tanks.

P.S. Why is this forum being inudated by...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-18-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By serge1
This gotta be really annoying to people behind...

This gotta be really annoying to people behind you at night. The first 3 quick flashes may be OK, but why the slow 4 flashes when holding brake pedal?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-15-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By serge1
Take pics and report back! :)

Take pics and report back! :)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By serge1
^^ I meant you have to drill the bumper for OEM...

^^ I meant you have to drill the bumper for OEM holder
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By serge1
I was never disappointed with loaners - all 3...

I was never disappointed with loaners - all 3 series that drive nice.
Had these over the 2 years:
previous gen 335d, previous gen 328i MSport, new 320i, new 320d, new 328i.
I often timed drop...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 27,797
Posted By serge1
Isn't it not a good idea to have mismatched...

Isn't it not a good idea to have mismatched front/rear brakes? Bigger front brakes will grab more percentage wise. I thought manufacturers calibrate brake size to match vehicle weight on each axle.....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By serge1
Been driving without front plate for 2.5 year,...

Been driving without front plate for 2.5 year, not a single issue.
Drove without front plate on previous vehicle for 5 years, no issues.
But if you want to stay legit, OEM holder sucks. Look at...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By serge1
Replace just one tire - don't fall for the money...

Replace just one tire - don't fall for the money grab at the tire stores. They may give you a story about uneven wear causing awd damage. As long as the new tire is of same brand and tread depth...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By serge1
DEF has nothing to do with oil change. It just...

DEF has nothing to do with oil change. It just happens that when DEF is topped off during oil change, it will be getting close to running empty by next oil change. Usually.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By serge1
Do they do programming? Camera zoom feature,...

Do they do programming? Camera zoom feature, disable PDC, etc..
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 27,797
Posted By serge1
I've been wondering about this for a while: ...

I've been wondering about this for a while:
The X5 has some of largest disk rotors out of SUVs. A Suburban or a Tahoe has quite small rotors compared to X5, too small for vehicle of that size.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 27,797
Posted By serge1
Have you seen considerable improvement in...

Have you seen considerable improvement in stopping (while towing) since upgrading front brake rotors/pads to X5M?

P.S. Why upgraded just the fronts?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-11-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By serge1
Did you have to pay the 50$ deductible for...

Did you have to pay the 50$ deductible for replacement under CPO?
Shouldn't have paid.

As per California law, your vehicle should have been repaired for any emissions defects free of charge if...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-11-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 27,797
Posted By serge1
Wait, so the total weight towed was more than...

Wait, so the total weight towed was more than 7000 lbs? What was the weight?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By serge1
So, got Sirius without paying for it?

So, got Sirius without paying for it?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By serge1
Kostyan, it may matter what fuel type you are...

Kostyan, it may matter what fuel type you are targeting. For example, a diesel is relatively reliable vehicle except for emissions related components. But, your state (Maryland) follows California...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By serge1
It may fall on its face compared to your M, but...

It may fall on its face compared to your M, but versus 4.8i? The diesel is superior in every way. Especially the 40d
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-03-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,949
Posted By serge1
LCapital, Your DIY posts are pretty awesome....

LCapital,
Your DIY posts are pretty awesome. Thank you.
Could you, please, reiterate in simple terms the components (turbo, intercooler, ..) and how they are negatively affected by this oil...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-03-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By serge1
pat_x5, do you plan to take crossbars off when...

pat_x5, do you plan to take crossbars off when roofbox is off?
I need to get crossbars to carry other stuff for camping (sleeping cots, etc). But don't like the cross bars installed all the time...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By serge1
It can't be because of life span, let's be honest...

It can't be because of life span, let's be honest :). You want them for the looks - they do look better indeed.
I have owned my X5 since October 2011. Not a single bulb burned out. How long will it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By serge1
I saw this all-caps "help" topic and entered...

I saw this all-caps "help" topic and entered expecting to read about an issue with vehicle. Then I read this - help needed about black stripes and plasti dip. Seriously..
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By serge1
1. Nothing special about BMW alingnment, contrary...

1. Nothing special about BMW alingnment, contrary to what your dealer wants you to believe. Even 98$ is too much IMHO. Last time I paid 85$ at local Les Shwab. No tire wear, everything is fine.
2....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-28-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,113
Posted By serge1
Man, I would be afraid to drive a winding road...

Man, I would be afraid to drive a winding road for the fear of braking hard(er) before a turn then loosing engine power and power steering. You have got to get down to root cause somehow..
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