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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:53 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,780
Posted By Rickm5X3
Not sure if you have driven the F15, but I was...

Not sure if you have driven the F15, but I was also not that impressed with the drive. I drove the 50i M sport. Great car in terms of power and interior, but handling, steering, and braking all felt...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-23-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By Rickm5X3
My 2008 E70 with the BMW hitch and wiring throws...

My 2008 E70 with the BMW hitch and wiring throws the warning message when I hook up to a led equipped trailer but my 2011 E70 with a BMW hitch/wiring installed in 2014 does not with the same trailer....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-20-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By Rickm5X3
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-15-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,084
Posted By Rickm5X3
Dealer is just waking up to how rare these will...

Dealer is just waking up to how rare these will be and his possibility for big $$$ sale?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-15-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,458
Posted By Rickm5X3
Yes. My 2011 X5M had the loud oil pump whine. ...

Yes. My 2011 X5M had the loud oil pump whine. The pump was replaced under warranty and the unpleasant noise is gone. I believe there is an updated part number (improved quieter pump) for this...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-14-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 25,533
Posted By Rickm5X3
It is a 2009 Heartland Edge M22 (introduced in...

It is a 2009 Heartland Edge M22 (introduced in 2008). It was Heartland's attempt at a Euro styled ultra light travel trailer and I think it would have been a success except for bad timing. It...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-13-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 25,533
Posted By Rickm5X3
Definitely real. Just got back from a great...

Definitely real. Just got back from a great camping weekend. answers:

1. Not an oil burner. For 3 seasons I towed with a 4.8i (gas). 350hp/350tq. Really good pulling power and that engine...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-12-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,084
Posted By Rickm5X3
Unless you are so lucky to have a line on one, my...

Unless you are so lucky to have a line on one, my understanding is that the polestar was going to be nearly impossible to get based on the fact that only a few hundred are coming here. Dealers will...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-28-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By Rickm5X3
Not sure I would bother with an all-season tire...

Not sure I would bother with an all-season tire in HK. The Conti DWS is a great tire if you see freezing temps and snow, but is a bit of a compromise otherwise. When's the last time you saw snow in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-27-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By Rickm5X3
Deploys rocket launcher. But this option could...

Deploys rocket launcher. But this option could only be ordered with sport pack but not if you also opted for third row.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-26-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,371
Posted By Rickm5X3
That might depend on which E70 we are talking...

That might depend on which E70 we are talking about. I had an E53 4.8is (xDrive) and now an E70 X5M. The M feels much more planted when the going gets fast and curvy. Our E70 4.8i with AS feels a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-25-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,371
Posted By Rickm5X3
lol

lol
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-25-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,371
Posted By Rickm5X3
Active Steering was the solution.

Active Steering was the solution.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-25-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,371
Posted By Rickm5X3
Thought this only happened to mine! Good one.

Thought this only happened to mine! Good one.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-25-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,371
Posted By Rickm5X3
I'm surprised I didn't notice earlier along the...

I'm surprised I didn't notice earlier along the way that open door movement while belted worked. Might be b/c I have gotten out at least once to spot the backup and hopped back in unbelted. That...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,371
Posted By Rickm5X3
What is your most "hated" feature of the E70?

Many of us have lived with an E70 for a number of years. We like the platform. We think it is better than the E53 in terms of creature comforts and electronics, and maybe even driving experience...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-15-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Rickm5X3
Speaking from years of experience and hundreds of...

Speaking from years of experience and hundreds of thousands of miles with the E53 and the E70, I think the E70 is a MUCH more trouble-free and robust platform overall. E53 is a big SKIP in my book at...
Forum: E70 X5 M / E71 X6 M 06-15-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Rickm5X3
I'm sure the next gen X5M and X6M will be great. ...

I'm sure the next gen X5M and X6M will be great. I'll be ready for one when they start coming off lease in 3 or 4 years. I'm convinced that the M versions of the X5 and X6 are some the best used...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-07-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By Rickm5X3
I think my advice at this point is to walk away....

I think my advice at this point is to walk away. I haven't looked at 4.8i prices for awhile but looked nationally on cars.com and there are many examples with 40-50k less miles than your target car...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-05-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 26,294
Posted By Rickm5X3
Ventureshield 8mm thickness on the entire rocker...

Ventureshield 8mm thickness on the entire rocker panels and fender flares and front mudflaps was my chosen path. The mudflaps keep the rocks off the door panels and the film protects the debris...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-01-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By Rickm5X3
443505 The 4.8 N62 is a great engine but you...

443505

The 4.8 N62 is a great engine but you are buying a car in its lifecycle where anything can happen. It could be a steal at 20k or a rolling disaster; who knows. At this mileage you have to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 25,533
Posted By Rickm5X3
Air sus system seems to be really good at...

Air sus system seems to be really good at leveling. Maybe 3/8" as digdesign notes, but not more. But, looking back at my post #210 in this thread, it looks pretty damn close to completely level...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By Rickm5X3
+1

+1
Forum: E70 X5 M / E71 X6 M 05-28-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By Rickm5X3
Same situation for me. If I was running summer...

Same situation for me. If I was running summer tires it would only be for 3 months of the year! The Conti DWS handled the late season snow over the passes with trailer in tow this weekend. They...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-15-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,072
Posted By Rickm5X3
Conti DWS adds comfort, compliance and all...

Conti DWS adds comfort, compliance and all weather capabilities. You lose the precision of the OE summer tires (and for some, aesthetics), but gain a lot of practicality for the trade-off.
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