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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-17-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Rickm5X3
+1. Valley pan gasket maybe, but head gaskets? ...

+1. Valley pan gasket maybe, but head gaskets? hmm.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-17-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 998
Posted By Rickm5X3
E53 Sport was nice for sure. Had 2 of them. But...

E53 Sport was nice for sure. Had 2 of them. But the E70 with AD and standard sus runs circles around even the 4.8is as far as suspension goes. Nothing sounds like the V8 E53 though. :D
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-17-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 998
Posted By Rickm5X3
\\ Another thought. Drive M Sport and X5M...

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Another thought. Drive M Sport and X5M back to back. I did this and found the M to have SIGNIFICANTLY better ride quality than the M Sport. Same as I found between 540i Sport Pack and E39...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 998
Posted By Rickm5X3
I cleaned the guide up a bit: 1. All U.S....

I cleaned the guide up a bit:

1. All U.S. market E70 2007-2013 (except for M Sport and X5M discussed below), regardless of "Sport Package" or "Sport Activity Package" designation included "sport...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 998
Posted By Rickm5X3
E70 M Sport 2010-2013 has sport suspension...

E70 M Sport 2010-2013 has sport suspension (different spring and roll bar parts numbers) as does E70 X5M. Agree that sport-suspension delete is the default, except for M Sport and X5M. No sport...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 998
Posted By Rickm5X3
Did I suggest otherwise? AD is AD but can be...

Did I suggest otherwise? AD is AD but can be found on non-sport suspension or E70's with sport suspension (M-Sport) and M.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-06-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Rickm5X3
Good thoughts here. That said, I had a 2005 E53...

Good thoughts here. That said, I had a 2005 E53 that was running at over 700 a month in repairs for several months. Sold it and hoped the new owner would have good luck but I soon got a call that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By Rickm5X3
6 inch heels will definitely take a toll on them!

6 inch heels will definitely take a toll on them!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By Rickm5X3
Congrats! You will notice plastic seat...

Congrats!

You will notice plastic seat track covers ahead of the third row, with big stickers that warn against stepping on them. They are thin plastic and they WILL break easily. They are right...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-27-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,765
Posted By Rickm5X3
Or wait a bit for the upcoming Ford Raptor. They...

Or wait a bit for the upcoming Ford Raptor. They will be squeezing at least 450hp from the EcoBoost, which is very interesting. This is not what you are looking for, but if you are going to go...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Rickm5X3
I wouldn't necessarily draw the conclusion that...

I wouldn't necessarily draw the conclusion that the dead battery caused a suspension related problem. Your X is at an age that leaks will develop in one or more bags, and bags that might have slow...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-16-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Rickm5X3
I've got both so went out to take a look. ...

I've got both so went out to take a look. Similar sized (35 inches wide for the 4.8i and 40 inches for the M), and they both sets of pre-exhaust piping seem to take similar angles back towards the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-16-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,461
Posted By Rickm5X3
Great; one more thing to think about on my S63...

Great; one more thing to think about on my S63 (presumably same potential issue). I guess it is important to keep things in perspective; my 2004 N62 went to 125k with several years of towing and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By Rickm5X3
One of the articles that addresses active...

One of the articles that addresses active steering and lateral wind force.

http://www.marklines.com/en/report/rep392_200507

Of course AS was not available on the oil burners and most won't...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By Rickm5X3
Just the common anti sway algo that most makes...

Just the common anti sway algo that most makes have at this point.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By Rickm5X3
My trailer sends the semis towards the white line...

My trailer sends the semis towards the white line once I am clear passing them in the left lane. Interesting to see. Not familiar with a semi passing. With trailer software, adaptive drive, and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-12-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Rickm5X3
N62 mystery coolant leak game! I'm in. ...

N62 mystery coolant leak game! I'm in.

Valley pan may present with slowly disappearing coolant but no readily visible signs (been there).

Coolant pipe slow leak might be easier to spot.
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-12-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By Rickm5X3
Tommy Boy addresses the "guarantee" ...

Tommy Boy addresses the "guarantee"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MGTq0QHWCQ
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-12-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By Rickm5X3
Agree with your view on the WDH and anti-sway. ...

Agree with your view on the WDH and anti-sway. PSI at 40 or so sounds right too.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=369575&d=1365042391
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-12-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By Rickm5X3
Depends on what "soon" means and price difference...

Depends on what "soon" means and price difference in parts. If time horizon is 3 months, that's more than enough time for Arnott product to fail. Not worth the hassle for a few bucks. Plus some of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By Rickm5X3
I put Arnott bags on my E53's and had subsequent...

I put Arnott bags on my E53's and had subsequent leaks in 3 of the 4 bags I bought for those cars. Lifetime warranty is a nice feature but I put more value on OE bags that last at least 6 years, in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By Rickm5X3
Great, great towing vehicle you have selected! ...

Great, great towing vehicle you have selected! What tire are you running?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-06-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By Rickm5X3
Good thinking.

Good thinking.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-05-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,254
Posted By Rickm5X3
3,335 X5M in the good ole US. 39 in Alpine...

3,335 X5M in the good ole US. 39 in Alpine White/Sakhir, which is without question the best color combo of all E70, ever. .:D

http://www.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=918774
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-05-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,536
Posted By Rickm5X3
If you had a Jeep or Ford, you'd be 9 days into a...

If you had a Jeep or Ford, you'd be 9 days into a rental car on your own dime, riding the bus, or driving around with the message on. BMW takes the car in, holds it until it solves, and you drive...
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