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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2020, 07:59 PM
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Posted By chitown312
50-60 nights per year is pretty impressive. I'll...

50-60 nights per year is pretty impressive. I'll definitely have to put a portion of that in a deferred to do list with the kids. I'm sure there are so many little things to discover throughout the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By chitown312
Easiest and safest option would be for you to buy...

Easiest and safest option would be for you to buy an extra battery pack to charge your phone without needing a car. Spend 50 bucks and get a big one.

You're opening a can of worms if you want to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-18-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By chitown312
I have limited experience troubleshooting this...

I have limited experience troubleshooting this but it could be the camera or the wiring near the bend point near as it exits the hatch and enters the car. Mine had an issue where the camera would...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-23-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,410
Posted By chitown312
What's the history of the car? How many miles? ...

What's the history of the car? How many miles? What did it die of? If you're not a mechanic who told you it needed a new engine?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-05-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By chitown312
What kind of engine and options is a good...

What kind of engine and options is a good starting point? A VIN helps if you don't know. Is it in good condition?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-20-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 152
Posted By chitown312
Question Fog light adjustment questionF

Can someone chime in how the fog light adjustment works? The newtis manual says to turn the screw inside the adjustment hole but I don't see a screw. If I jam a screwdriver in there will a latch...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-05-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 34,974
Posted By chitown312
Works for me. Try another browser or look at...

Works for me. Try another browser or look at your pop up blocker.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By chitown312
Is the adaptive drive suspension really that much...

Is the adaptive drive suspension really that much of a game changer? I have it and while at speed it helps but is it the confidence of a sedan?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,742
Posted By chitown312
My carmax experience was mixed. Life started...

My carmax experience was mixed. Life started getting better once I only went to a dealer for service instead of carmax after the 1st month of ownership. In summary the carmax warranty is amazing,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-19-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,742
Posted By chitown312
How much is more?

How much is more?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By chitown312
Interior cubic feet

What's the interior cubic feet for the E70 X5 with and without the rear seats(without 3rd row) folded down? I've seen a few different numbers on the internet so i figured i'd ask you all.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-23-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By chitown312
Why do BMW gaskets leak oil

Why can't BMW make gaskets that don't leak within a reasonable amount of miles? What are other more reliable manufactures doing? Why are some engines worse than others? The new B58 uses some...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-03-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By chitown312
One time I had my interior hvac blower fan...

One time I had my interior hvac blower fan replaced under warranty because the bearings were making noise during winter cold starts. Upon staring the car at the dealer after the repair I immediately...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-03-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By chitown312
I'd like to think it's because when work is done...

I'd like to think it's because when work is done surrounding hoses, clips, etc are either touched or removed/reinserted. I'm not a professional mechanic but I know mechanics are allowed a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By chitown312
I never knew there was an active adaptive...

I never knew there was an active adaptive suspension technology, particularly that was even used decades ago and by Nissan. In theory it sounds super beneficial but in real life I could understand...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By chitown312
Moose test maneuver

How stable is the X5 in a moose test or emergency avoidance situation at highway speed? Anyone ever experience such a scenario? I'm wondering how helpful cars equipped with adaptive suspension and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-17-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By chitown312
Plugin hybrids and continuous cold engine starts

So with plugin hybrids roaring in within the next few years(or now) i'm wondering what and if anything is being done to address continuous cold engine starts when one drives on mostly electric power....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-11-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By chitown312
I got an older low mileage car(with a warranty)...

I got an older low mileage car(with a warranty) for that very reason so I don't have to worry about it as much but with anything worth selling is worth stealing even with things of age.

If i get...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-05-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By chitown312
Wheel locks

What are some decent wheel locks? Does getting two different sets make it harder to get off?With the right defeat device how easy is it to compromise, how loud is it, and how quickly can it be done....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-22-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,609
Posted By chitown312
So what happens when you're driving on the...

So what happens when you're driving on the highway and the engine cuts out. Does it put it in neutral automatically?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-16-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,609
Posted By chitown312
Thanks for the clarification of how it works. I...

Thanks for the clarification of how it works. I always wondered and knew the answer would be somewhere in this forum or a tech article.

My annoyance with the feature is how it leaves the parking...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-16-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,609
Posted By chitown312
Auto H functionality

Does anyone use their "auto h" functionality to automatically hold your car while at red light without holding the brake? Was the feature designed to be used this way and are there any caveats?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-06-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,488
Posted By chitown312
Yep i take it back. Didn't think that one out.

Yep i take it back. Didn't think that one out.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-06-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,488
Posted By chitown312
Do they fail because they get clogged and if that...

Do they fail because they get clogged and if that is the case is it worth sending them off to some professional shop to get them refurbished granted you could afford the down time?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-01-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By chitown312
No technical advise here but did you take a very...

No technical advise here but did you take a very close look at the area for obstructions such as rocks or if something is wedged in that area?
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