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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,950
Posted By ard
Almost as if there is one production line...the...

Almost as if there is one production line...the stuff that fully meets BMW spec gets the logo...”grade A rejects” get sold OEM....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,044
Posted By ard
The sensor being the MAP (manifold air pressure)...

The sensor being the MAP (manifold air pressure) sensor??
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 312
Posted By ard
well...im still posting.... I use stands...

well...im still posting....


I use stands in pairs, or 4. and I always put something under the car, somewhere, besides just my body. A toolbox, a wheel, a spare stand.... expecially if the...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) Yesterday, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By ard
Buy a BMW backed BMW warranty to get you to...

Buy a BMW backed BMW warranty to get you to 7/100.

I think you will be a year ahead, and a few $k under.

The miles are basically the same, IMO. Unless you will garage it for 20 years and want...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By ard
Does BMWFS sell it to some other entity, and the...

Does BMWFS sell it to some other entity, and the THEY are the ones that move it to the auction and sell it?

Or does the local dealer buy it, but then immediately send it to auction? (seems...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By ard
This post seems to say "I was told (or I think)...

This post seems to say "I was told (or I think) maybe my fuel filter is clogged".

These are not 1960s motors....

There are muleiple fuel pumps,,,low pressure pumps in the tank...high pressure...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 312
Posted By ard
Ive got a few differnt ones: Two sets of...

Ive got a few differnt ones:

Two sets of ESCOs...my favorite:

https://esco.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/10499.jpg

and a differnt kind of Esco that is probably 12 inches taller, with an V ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By ard
3rd world? Bummer. edit:Not being racist nor...

3rd world? Bummer. edit:Not being racist nor anything else, BTW. Just the kind of really bad BMW support I see there...

You need to find a different mechanic. Both of them are idiots.

If...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 05:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,197
Posted By ard
fwiw ...

fwiw

https://mattprovenzale.com/forums/topic/8-matts-n63-drivetrain-malfunction-guide/
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,197
Posted By ard
Any chance any of the fuel pump hoses are...

Any chance any of the fuel pump hoses are damaged? Inside the tank, in the fuel pump assembly?

you can change the plugs, but this just doesnt feel like a spark issue. Feels like fuel delivery.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2,128
Views: 482,253
Posted By ard
For sure. These kind of add ons, when a...

For sure.

These kind of add ons, when a customer is getting a $$$$ warranty claim, can be very lucrative for a dealer. Two reasons: first, owner had no choice, they say no and it turns into a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-02-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By ard
Unless a particular car has known issues with...

Unless a particular car has known issues with early coil failures, I personally dont ascribe to the 'replace coils' advice.

The OE Beru's on the 996TT were crap and absolutely failed early. These...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-02-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By ard
Any idea how you find yourself in this position? ...

Any idea how you find yourself in this position? Bought the car new in 2011 and suddenly, one morning, no power to the DDE????

Or is it a more complexity story perhaps?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-02-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By ard
^agreed That is a crazy plan. Figure out...

^agreed

That is a crazy plan. Figure out why there is no power...replacing harnesses is nuts.

Here:
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-02-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,287
Posted By ard
FWIW... a "PPI" isn't a...

FWIW... a "PPI" isn't a defined thing. A bmw dealer or an Indy typically has their own definition of what a PPI is. So...it is therefore incumbent on the buyer to define what...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-02-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,083
Posted By ard
Man, I thought everyone knew this.:thumbup: ...

Man, I thought everyone knew this.:thumbup:

Dealers- basically ALL car marques- make WAY WAY more on the service side of the business than they do on new car sales. Used sales is a close...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-02-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,287
Posted By ard
over the many years Ive been involved with online...

over the many years Ive been involved with online expensive car forums, porsche, ferrari, BMW, the worst 'offenders' are those 'high end specialty car stores' that scream "we are super successful and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-02-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By ard
Thats why I prefaced my statements with "E39" ...

Thats why I prefaced my statements with "E39"

;)

As they say, YMMV.

Also, a lot of rubber suspension parts LOOK fine. They degrade internally as well as deform and sim-aliagn, in a way that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-01-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By ard
Some models.

Some models.
Forum: Off-Topic 06-01-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By ard
Some days you're the truck .....some days you're...

Some days you're the truck .....some days you're the Porsche.

Could have been me on a different run. :dunno:

It was an absolute textbook example of a good radar detector w arrows. I probably...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-01-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By ard
foxwell carly is now an annual subscription...

foxwell

carly is now an annual subscription model...and their product AND service simply suck
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-01-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,197
Posted By ard
Agree. May be multiple holes. Might have also...

Agree. May be multiple holes. Might have also changed with model years as well....

msan, give it a look.

e53 but similar idea...

...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-01-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,444
Posted By ard
I wouldnt. I have an SA and master tech who...

I wouldnt.

I have an SA and master tech who are buds. They would surely tell me if they could get it covered, before me spending a penny. But without that assurance, most dealer service...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-31-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By ard
FWIW: Ive put on an Xpel headlight film after...

FWIW: Ive put on an Xpel headlight film after polishing. Provides UV protection as well as pitting/abrasion resistance.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-31-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By ard
Interesting summary Doug. BMWNA/AG/FS has...

Interesting summary Doug.


BMWNA/AG/FS has purchased large insurance policies that pay them when cars they lease come back in and do not achieve the expected values. These are...
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