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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) Today, 06:52 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By guyinacar
So replace the batteries if they die. It's...

So replace the batteries if they die. It's probably $1000 - $2000, and it's probably covered far, far beyond any lease. I believe that FCA puts the eTorque under their 8/80 or 8/100 emissions...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) Yesterday, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 573
Posted By guyinacar
Funny, nobody mentioned the real benefit of the...

Funny, nobody mentioned the real benefit of the FCA eTorque system: it's designed to turn the tires 180 degrees at launch. That's what? Three feet down the road? Two feet?

Now, that's not very...
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) Yesterday, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By guyinacar
Here's another link to clarify the purpose: ...

Here's another link to clarify the purpose:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hshkDnis5yE

Inside each of those animated hinge points is a rubber thingy that looks a rather like a Kong dog toy. ...
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) Yesterday, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By guyinacar
Yeah, you need to be here: ...

Yeah, you need to be here:
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=179

A 2015 X5 falls within the "F15" vehicle type, like mine.

But since you're askin'... the failure of any...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 573
Posted By guyinacar
Meh. It's not that complex. If it's anything...

Meh. It's not that complex. If it's anything like FCA's eTorque system (which it figures to be), they'll just replace the small serpentine belt, alternator, and starter with a bigger serpentine...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 05-22-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By guyinacar
Right. Forgot that one. I had trapezoidal tips...

Right. Forgot that one. I had trapezoidal tips anyways because the 40e and the diplomat/police X5's came with my trapezoid exhaust tips. It used to be a dead-simple way to identify the 40e......
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 05-21-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By guyinacar
Actually, correction: my 2016 does not have it. ...

Actually, correction: my 2016 does not have it. Looks like they added it later that same year:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IDrive

I recalled having just missed it.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 05-21-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By guyinacar
IIRC, there was indeed an infotainment upgrade,...

IIRC, there was indeed an infotainment upgrade, the major feature of which is the touch screen. 2014, 2015, 2016 (not sure about 2017) do NOT have the touch screen.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 05-20-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By guyinacar
Could somebody please explain to me how this is a...

Could somebody please explain to me how this is a thing? I've literally been reading about this problem for five years, and I've never understood it. Fortunately, I've never encountered it, either....
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-17-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 12,115
Posted By guyinacar
Well, no. Polestar = Tesla performance;...

Well, no.

Polestar = Tesla performance; Volvo branding; and Sichuan, China build quality.

That's simply what it is.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 05-17-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By guyinacar
IMHO, it's not out-of-spec, nor is it a bad idea....

IMHO, it's not out-of-spec, nor is it a bad idea. Great classic car, BTW. Definitely worth the trip. I'm super jealous.

That said, you're looking at almost 4,000 miles r/t, right? Where are...
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) 05-15-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 16,791
Posted By guyinacar
Yeah, it doesn't work like that. The vehicle...

Yeah, it doesn't work like that. The vehicle just has a female receptacle underneath a body-colored, waterproofed flap. The male thing on your wall is called an EVSE, and EVSEs come with all manner...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-13-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 12,115
Posted By guyinacar
Wow, disagree completely - and I like Teslas. ...

Wow, disagree completely - and I like Teslas.

BMW embodies "form follows function" (e.g., a real volume knob, programmable physical buttons, physical thumbwheels) vastly more than Tesla ever will....
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-06-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By guyinacar
Right. Which is precisely the reason that, here...

Right. Which is precisely the reason that, here in Massachusetts, you can get an EV plate without the (ripoff) "vanity plate" annual fee:

"Massachusetts is the second state in the U.S. to offer...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-06-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By guyinacar
Those may be to inform first responders. You...

Those may be to inform first responders. You don't wanna hit that orange wire with hydraulic "jaws of life" extraction tools. Firefighters get killed like that. Just as importantly, the occupants...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 05-05-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By guyinacar
A: The one with a clean, dealer-maintained Carfax...

A: The one with a clean, dealer-maintained Carfax and seats you don't hate.

Personally, I'd take the diesel. But no amount of torque will make up for seating that you grow to hate, or gremlins...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 05-01-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By guyinacar
I question whether this is sustainable. It feels...

I question whether this is sustainable. It feels a weird vestige of the 1995 dealer-channel model. Maybe serious people just haven't taken a hard look at unintended consequences.

Nobody in tech...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 04-14-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,772
Posted By guyinacar
You're witnessing the moment where diesel and...

You're witnessing the moment where diesel and PHEV are essentially at parity, so you say "it makes no sense" and "[you] don't get it." It's like the moment when mainframes and "departmental servers"...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 04-07-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,772
Posted By guyinacar
A well-presented argument, and one backed by...

A well-presented argument, and one backed by data. Nice.



Right. Less is more.

Of course, that lower part of each torque curve is where electric torque fits superbly.

I'm not surprised...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 04-06-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,772
Posted By guyinacar
Power's no longer condemned by geometry, even...

Power's no longer condemned by geometry, even though many engines are modular. Just because you can count 4 cylinders on one hand doesn't make a car underpowered, quiet, slow:
...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-30-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 12,115
Posted By guyinacar
Electricity isn't cheaper than gas right now. ...

Electricity isn't cheaper than gas right now. Oil is pretty much free: "A barrel of oil is now cheaper than a pint of beer in Canada."...
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) 03-19-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By guyinacar
Personally, I probably wouldn't choose to be the...

Personally, I probably wouldn't choose to be the second owner of the V8 powerplant in Brooklyn either. The general consensus on these boards is that the I-6 seems to be rather more reliable if...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-16-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By guyinacar
Best vendor for actual BMW OE rims?

I want to buy a full set of actual OE rims for my '16 X5. I see that bmwpartshub (Otto's BMW in Pennsylvania) is rather competitive. Is there a better approach or supplier?
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-12-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By guyinacar
Replacing wet carpet with dry feels like it'd be...

Replacing wet carpet with dry feels like it'd be too much evil planning.

Just as plausible: the dealer-prep process hid damage. Maybe the (lower paid) prep tech didn't care or didn't notice, or...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-10-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By guyinacar
Oh, he did indeed. Lower in the thread. Thank...

Oh, he did indeed. Lower in the thread. Thank you.
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