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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By ard
Youive owned it since day one. never and...

Youive owned it since day one. never and issue...and this P0025 out of the blue?

Do you have a BMW code reader/system,?

Consider a cam position sensor problem (although that will often trigger...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) Yesterday, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By ard
Did the dealer type 'alt overcharging battery' on...

Did the dealer type 'alt overcharging battery' on ANY work order or document? If so you have massively more leverage than the usual 'he said he said'.

Once BMWs offical representative (the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 09:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,134
Posted By ard
Here's the part that most dont appreciate: ...

Here's the part that most dont appreciate:

if BMW 'voids' the warranty, the ONLY thing you can do is go to court. Lawsuit, discovery, depositions, a trial. BMW knows that 99.9999% of customers...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By ard
And FYI, if the FRM is latched/bricked, there are...

And FYI, if the FRM is latched/bricked, there are bench repairs that folks offer as a service, ~$100 plus shipping. There are a few youtubes. USe terms like FRM, bricked, headlights dont work,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By ard
Any history on your NOX sensors? There was/is a...

Any history on your NOX sensors? There was/is a warranty on thse. BW dealer should have run a test plan, and might need to repalce nox sensors or SCR car. There is an 8/80 on the cat. IO forget...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 21,736
Posted By ard
Well, I was going to find the thread you started...

Well, I was going to find the thread you started and add all your posts to it...

But I see you havent been able to figure that out.

On car forums, a "DIY" is a thread title usually reserved to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 02:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 21,736
Posted By ard
why has a DIY thread on an air filter turned into...

why has a DIY thread on an air filter turned into troubleshooting someones other issues?????????????

Marti- start you own thread, eh?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By ard
I prefer to keep electronics inside the vehicle. ...

I prefer to keep electronics inside the vehicle.

If you are renting cars and need a temporary, portable unit0- sure.

I am also NOT a fan of having your phone control the world. There are times...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 08-06-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By ard
GLWS. Shipping isnt too bad, you just tape...

GLWS.

Shipping isnt too bad, you just tape the tires together, no need to box. Just in case you cant find an LA buyer.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-06-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By ard
CELs dont just 'come on for heavy driving'....

CELs dont just 'come on for heavy driving'. Period. There is an extraordinary amount of work mfgs do to make sure they ONLY come on for ereal faults.

The display not showing anything...or saying...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-06-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By ard
Not about you, about jeep owners. But yeah,...

Not about you, about jeep owners. But yeah, kinda poor form
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-06-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 29,315
Posted By ard
Agree w all your other points.... ...

Agree w all your other points....





Why? You want to get screwed by a shop that has learned how to manipulate BMW owners?

Just a simply vacuum, test, fill w Dye/oil...any good AC shop. ...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-06-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By ard
I was making a snobby joke.... ;)

I was making a snobby joke....

;)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-06-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 378
Posted By ard
I bet the shop is charging OE MSRP, but providing...

I bet the shop is charging OE MSRP, but providing an OEM Bosch part....

For all you know, this service action was already performed back in 2015-2016.... any record?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-05-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 378
Posted By ard
red flags for me....

red flags for me....
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-05-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By ard
lol You surely have not spent enough time...

lol

You surely have not spent enough time here!

:angel:
Forum: Off-Topic 08-05-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By ard
Buy all new tools at Autozone, you'll be set.

Buy all new tools at Autozone, you'll be set.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-05-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 378
Posted By ard
No, you definitely got screwed. BMW part at that...

No, you definitely got screwed. BMW part at that link is $108

I just dont understand the whole dealer thing, dude.

;)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-05-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By ard
Buy a passenger seat from the UK... :thumbup:

Buy a passenger seat from the UK... :thumbup:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-05-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By ard
Start AT those places, see what you can see. ...

Start AT those places, see what you can see. (Dont neglect the ebox that I mentioned, since they already nested on the left side...)

Dont assume you have to first strip out the interior, and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-04-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By ard
You overpaid a bit. Good news it that...

You overpaid a bit.

Good news it that (clearly) you can wrench.

A cheap used is probably the best play.

Id only want a rebuilt if I did it, or knew the shop that did it, or a BMW remanned.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-04-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By ard
Huh. IMO, it isnt mice nor 'mice nests'...

Huh.


IMO, it isnt mice nor 'mice nests' that are the problem....

IT'S THE DAMAGE THEY DO that is the problem.

No evidence of any chewing? No damage? no urine...no nothing. Not just right...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-04-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By ard
Good point, I thought he meant he was already...

Good point, I thought he meant he was already using manual tune.

There have been issues with antennas and antenna grounds, etc, causing signal issues- but OP wasnt complaining about that.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-04-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By ard
Didn't think it would do that, change tuned...

Didn't think it would do that, change tuned frequency when on manual...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-04-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By ard
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