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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-25-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By sddjd
Back again as I feared... March '14 started up...

Back again as I feared... March '14 started up the X5 to find the "Engine Malfunction" error again, operating under reduced power. Drove to dealer and documented the error (photos and SA witness).
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-24-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By sddjd
Same here, if BMW hadn't eliminated dipsticks...

Same here, if BMW hadn't eliminated dipsticks several years back :tsk: That decision's always mystified me, if for nothing else than it blocks the use of an extractor.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By sddjd
True, but our particular N63 hardly burns any at...

True, but our particular N63 hardly burns any at all which makes the overall policy of overfilling the oil to preempt customers complaining about repeated oil top-offs a little too broad-brushed for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,739
Posted By sddjd
I'm actually appalled that no one in the entire...

I'm actually appalled that no one in the entire chain seemed to know about the emergency parking brake release. There is a handle and release in the rear left quarter for just this occurrence. I can...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-18-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By sddjd
Thanks ard & v8power, I had the same concern so...

Thanks ard & v8power, I had the same concern so ensured that the work order states the same (reads: "customer....was here one hour ago and SIB showed to add two quarts").

Just for kicks I also...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-18-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By sddjd
Exclamation Engine oil top-off - N63 cautionary note

Thought I'd post my experience to other E70/N63 owners. Last Friday I received the "add 1 quart" advisory in the vehicle status page and visited my dealer at lunch. Upon confirming the indication,...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 03-19-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,372
Posted By sddjd
Question 550 GT Model Changes 12-13?

I'm helping a relative shop GT's and wonder if one of the experts here could provide some info. They test drove a '13 yesterday (loved it), but also noted that the dealer had a number of '12 550...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-16-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By sddjd
Thanks for the pics. I'm curious about your take...

Thanks for the pics. I'm curious about your take on the back seat, since it certainly appears you were able to climb in. Was it roomy enough for two "adults" taller than my 10 year-old niece?...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-02-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By sddjd
My office window has in view a gas station across...

My office window has in view a gas station across the street where I REGULARLY watch young ladies using the SQUEEGEE SPONGE to wipe/wash down their hoods & doors.... :confused:

I can only imagine...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-12-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,670
Posted By sddjd
As dangerous as generalizations are, yes the 20"...

As dangerous as generalizations are, yes the 20" wheels (336's in my case) included softer compound tires than would be found on a more common SUV configuration. As such, they will wear down more...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 07-02-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,696
Posted By sddjd
Some dealers do make this claim when it's untrue,...

Some dealers do make this claim when it's untrue, so in such cases it's also wise to check others for the same story. In past years it's been very unusual for ED's to come from dealer allocations;...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-12-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By sddjd
Thanks for the info. Seems very strange that BMW...

Thanks for the info. Seems very strange that BMW would create two different power plugs to the heating element in the glass, which essentially is identical isn't it?

Still, stranger things....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-12-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By sddjd
Question Aspherical mirror glass - auto dimming vs not?

Looking for aspherical mirror glass for our '11 E70. I'm seeing some vendors specifying glass for auto-dimming vehicles versus not.

My understanding was that all three mirrors responded to the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,668
Posted By sddjd
Hi GN, could you post a little more info on this...

Hi GN, could you post a little more info on this one? I'm having a similar annoyance that (from the driver's seat) sounds like a loose plastic rattle coming from precisely the location of the rear...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 02-06-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 908
Posted By sddjd
Question CPO vs new e90

Ive been considering the purchase of an e90 M3 (2011 ideally) and have been researching what vehicles currently remain in inventory. There are a few CPOs with very low mileage (3-6k miles) that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-30-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,143
Posted By sddjd
"I'm sure the Lexus (RX?) is a fantastic car that...

"I'm sure the Lexus (RX?) is a fantastic car that won't go wrong, but it is still lifeless."

Definitely worth searching the internet for RX transmission issues. That line is quietly becoming...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,484
Posted By sddjd
Question I arrived here searching for this same issue. My...

I arrived here searching for this same issue. My dealer tells me that they won't change the oil at 15k if the car says it has a little left (in my case about 1200 miles, '11 X5). I don't have...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 01-25-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,788
Posted By sddjd
Heard a similar statement in mid-December; we too...

Heard a similar statement in mid-December; we too were visiting Munich and BMW was having an event in the "showroom" (not sure if it's permanently BMW) behind Max&Co off Karlsplatz. There were...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-25-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,825
Posted By sddjd
IMO the biggest failure of the whole line is the...

IMO the biggest failure of the whole line is the fact that you are forced to live with some very questionable aesthetics whichever model you choose. We'd likely go for the modern line, but BMW's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-19-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,843
Posted By sddjd
So, I may have missed something obvious but is...

So, I may have missed something obvious but is the color band across the dash in the Sport line a fixed color? I've read comments stating that it will always be red, others that it will always match...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-13-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,637
Posted By sddjd
Depends where you live and drive primarily. Here...

Depends where you live and drive primarily. Here in SoCA the price for diesel is .05 LESS per gallon than premium (which you will be putting in your new 3). I'm sure elsewhere it's the opposite, so...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-12-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,130
Posted By sddjd
So it would seem the black panel tech in the F30...

So it would seem the black panel tech in the F30 is not as large a display area as the 5 & 7, based on the non-cutoff rings, etc....?

Not a fan of the slender screen, but not a deal breaker by any...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-31-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,164
Posted By sddjd
How does the referenced article state that the...

How does the referenced article state that the a-la carte options method will not be available?

"Besides the usual options and packages BMWs can be configured with, this allows BMW to offer even...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-22-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,692
Posted By sddjd
joseph, just keep in mind you'll need to buy a...

joseph, just keep in mind you'll need to buy a set of current TPM's for the 18's in that ebay auction. They were removed from a 2008 X5, so while they're a decent deal for a set of winters the added...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-26-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,831
Posted By sddjd
Question I don't really understand the objections to BMW...

I don't really understand the objections to BMW offering an M-sport package on this vehicle. It's clearly not to everyone's tastes, but the derision I read on these (and other) boards puzzles me if...
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