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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-12-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,094
Posted By finnbmw
If you need more space and can wait, I'd be...

If you need more space and can wait, I'd be looking at the new V90 (or XC90) being launched sometime next year. Volvo will have some interesting vehicles coming up in the next year or so.
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-02-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 37,907
Posted By finnbmw
When I had the Curt hitch on my X5, I just...

When I had the Curt hitch on my X5, I just wrapped some electrical tape at two spots on the the tow bar to make a snug fit inside the receiver and the clunking went away.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By finnbmw
yes, it is 6,000 miles. There is a school of...

yes, it is 6,000 miles. There is a school of thought that changing oil early in a diesel prevents carbon build-up issues. Don't know if that's true, but I've decided to change oil earlier than the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By finnbmw
I still got both of my E70's. Both have been...

I still got both of my E70's. Both have been reliable, the 2010 had the NOx sensors replaced under warranty.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By finnbmw
For what its worth, I've been changing the oil...

For what its worth, I've been changing the oil every 6,00 miles on my two E70 diesels. I like to keep my vehicles a long time (over 200,000 miles), so I've decided to change oils more frequently. ...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By finnbmw
Try these guys, I have them on my E70. Well...

Try these guys, I have them on my E70. Well built, but a bit expensive (specially when they come from UK). I think you can order them from Amazon as well.

http://www.travall.us/bmw/x5-f15-2013-
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-01-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,921
Posted By finnbmw
Did you flush both the active and the passive...

Did you flush both the active and the passive tank or just one? Interesting idea about keeping the DEF level high to minimize crystallization, I've been thinking the same....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-01-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By finnbmw
Here you go ...

Here you go http://www.bavarianx.com/BMW_TPMS_Tire_Pressure_Sensor_BERU_HUF_36236781847_p/45.tpms.bmwx5-r8-kit.htm
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By finnbmw
This is the spare tire you need ...

This is the spare tire you need http://www.getbmwparts.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=MorePartInfo&PartID=876046&siteid=214672&catalogid=4462

The are four square "pads" underneath your X5 where...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-25-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,459
Posted By finnbmw
You can. Just attach the seat belt first before...

You can. Just attach the seat belt first before climbing onto the seat. That way you can still tumble out and get run over while backing up :D
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-25-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By finnbmw
Mine was unable to connect to the 2010 X5 this...

Mine was unable to connect to the 2010 X5 this morning, but a reboot solved the issue.

Have you been able to pair your S5 with the X5 previously? Or are you trying to pair them up for the first...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-22-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,459
Posted By finnbmw
I feel your pain as I tow my boat quite often. I...

I feel your pain as I tow my boat quite often. I believe you can over ride this nanny system in two ways:
1. Code it out. When I had my vehicles coded, this was an option. I decided against this...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-12-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By finnbmw
Another, perhaps more elegant solution, is to...

Another, perhaps more elegant solution, is to build a resistor that you connect to the 7-way connector:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7995100&postcount=152
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-22-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By finnbmw
you'll be using about 2-3% of your fuel usage in...

you'll be using about 2-3% of your fuel usage in DEF. I.e. for every 100 liters you will need 2-3 liters of DEF.

Why not fill up both tanks before the trip? That should last you for the next...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-20-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,057
Posted By finnbmw
This was a Hess station in SC. I've been trying...

This was a Hess station in SC. I've been trying to find information on maximum biodiesel content allowed per state, but have not been successful. Can somebody help and point me in the right...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-18-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,057
Posted By finnbmw
Would you fill up at this station?

Would you fill up at a station with this label on it?
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-16-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 897
Posted By finnbmw
Ruz, the Sirius activation will set you back...

Ruz, the Sirius activation will set you back (probably) around $300 using a non-BMW aftermarket solution.

I used these guys to activate Sirius on my 2010 X5 http://www.bimmer-tech.net/shop/ I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-15-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By finnbmw
Thanks for the alert, even though I am not...

Thanks for the alert, even though I am not looking at a 335d myself. Can you list the VIN#, so whoever looks at this car and does a search on the VIN is alerted to this thread?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-10-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By finnbmw
I'd get them if you were closer. At that price...

I'd get them if you were closer. At that price should go quick. Good luck!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-03-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By finnbmw
Your SA will know if there are any open campaigns...

Your SA will know if there are any open campaigns or recalls when you give him/her your key.

Things I suggest that you look for:
Check that the oil level is correct via iDrive and dipstick. You...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-31-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By finnbmw
serge1 had it back wards. The active tank is to...

serge1 had it back wards. The active tank is to the left and the passive to the right, under the air duct. Active tank is easy to fill, filling the passive tank requires removal of the air duct to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-30-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By finnbmw
Back in 2009 I was looking to buy another SUV as...

Back in 2009 I was looking to buy another SUV as a business vehicle. A friend of mine bought a 2010 X5d and that got me interested. Having a high torque, good MPG engine in a SUV made sense. With...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-30-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By finnbmw
Thanks for the link. Interesting that even these...

Thanks for the link. Interesting that even these guys are negative about the steering. I guess I'll have to go and test drive one during my next service appointment...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-28-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By finnbmw
Been watching "24' on Netflix. Season 4. Jack...

Been watching "24' on Netflix. Season 4. Jack Bauer is winning, bad guys are losing. Go Jack!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-28-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,463
Posted By finnbmw
Which BG product do you use? Have you seen any...

Which BG product do you use? Have you seen any impact of either the BG or Optilube use?

My 2010 X5d has 53k and no issues with CBU
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