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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By ard
"corners"? Pretty funny.

"corners"?

Pretty funny.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By ard
Must handle like crap.

Must handle like crap.
Forum: California Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By ard
You should have put this in the main X5...

You should have put this in the main X5 forum...this one is a backwater.

Where is it for sale? Dealer, private party or used car lot? I live in the Sacto area, and an office in Redwood city.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-22-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 959
Posted By ard
High using the dip stick?

High using the dip stick?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-22-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,362
Posted By ard
I wouldnt, the numbers are all confusing. Really...

I wouldnt, the numbers are all confusing. Really there isnt much adjustment- caster is what it is. They can really only adjust toe and camber.

Say "I want minimum toe- no more than 0.02 per...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-22-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By ard
Last place I would have an alignment done is a...

Last place I would have an alignment done is a BMW dealership.... any tire shop, any alignment shop

I want to hang out, talk to the guy, snoop around under the car... see what he says. Make sure...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-22-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By ard
This nonsense again? Dont make blanket...

This nonsense again?

Dont make blanket statements to all of the US based on how one (or a few) states have handled very specific cases about "doc fees" and the language around these.
...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-22-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By ard
It's really rather simple: Print it out and...

It's really rather simple:

Print it out and add everything you need!

Screw them on any Term ou want... Leave out the acq fee, lowball the MF, etc etc.

And send it back.... "Here ya go"
...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 05-21-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,577
Posted By ard
You pay with a credit card? Tell the card...

You pay with a credit card?

Tell the card company they damaged it and refuse to pay for $xxx of their charge.

(Based on the picture I would make an argument/assertion it was not 'curb rash' but...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-21-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By ard
The wheel needs to be repaired and painted. Many...

The wheel needs to be repaired and painted. Many place will do quick and dirty repairs for 50-100. It will not be 'factory like'.. but cosmetically it will be indistinguishable, and face it- youre...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-21-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By ard
"local car wash" 3 words that strike fear...

"local car wash"

3 words that strike fear in the hearts of detail fanatics
Forum: Off-Topic 05-21-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By ard
Watched it twice. Is there audio?

Watched it twice. Is there audio?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-21-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 959
Posted By ard
Did you talk to Terry Dyson? So few of us...

Did you talk to Terry Dyson?

So few of us have any context for opinions.... you see one number high and start googling that single element...Terry has probably looked at 20,000 oil reports, plus...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 05-21-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By ard
It resets the tire pressure monitoring system. ...

It resets the tire pressure monitoring system.

Read a manual... dont have one? DOWNLOAD IT.

bmwusa.com

There is a specific procedure to reset the system- do not just press it.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-21-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By ard
You imply it was officially available...

You imply it was officially available earlier...which is not what PAX5 said.

So if you had it custom coded before you need to custom code it after.

If, however, you never had it coded- and you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-21-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By ard
Im going to guess BMW screwed up and somehow the...

Im going to guess BMW screwed up and somehow the software load after the N63 omitted turning on the zoom. Tell them you want a PUMA opened for them to investigate.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-21-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,707
Posted By ard
Good info Part number????

Good info

Part number????
Forum: Off-Topic 05-21-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 565
Posted By ard
IMO there will be sections of roads with this...

IMO there will be sections of roads with this feature...you will still have to drive, but when you get to a section that has this you can enable it. Or you may not be able to access 'high density,...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-21-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,385
Posted By ard
You should have an option to buy at under...

You should have an option to buy at under residual if indeed the market value is lower than residual... However Your dealer has little financial incentive for this path.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-20-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By ard
How many miles? You MUST install tires that...

How many miles?

You MUST install tires that meet BMW specs. So this is ONE of the tire models that BMW shipped the car with. If you have RFTs you need RFTs.

How is your alignment? If you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-20-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By ard
They all do take a boat ride to get there as...

They all do take a boat ride to get there as well....

The underlying technical issue remains the same.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-20-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By ard
San Mateo California? be prepared to drive-...

San Mateo California?

be prepared to drive- Bay Area sucks for pricing.

I think diesels will hold value more than gassers. Try to get under 70k so you at least have a bit of the CA emissions...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-20-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,196
Posted By ard
Airflow through a filter drops as the filter gets...

Airflow through a filter drops as the filter gets 'loaded' with fine particles.

The best way to keep the engine breathing is to just change airfilters with every oil change.... its like having a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-20-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By ard
Did you PM him? Also note he is dealing with...

Did you PM him? Also note he is dealing with BMWUK.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-19-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By ard
We were all being polite. ;)

We were all being polite.

;)
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