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Forum: BMW Dealer Ratings and Feedback Forum Yesterday, 10:35 PM
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Posted By ard
You should expand your search radius, as they...

You should expand your search radius, as they say.

Generally you can buy a car from any dealer in the USA. Then the challenge is getting it. your options (realistically) are:

1. Buy anywhere...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By ard
Interesting thing about BMW, manuals and...

Interesting thing about BMW, manuals and over-revs.

They can sell you a car with over-revs. And never mention it.

Then in 2 years when you throw a rod, they can say "oh, yeah- it was abused. ...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By ard
Maintenance plans are (virtually ALWAYS) a waste...

Maintenance plans are (virtually ALWAYS) a waste of money.

Do you not know how to get a BMW saerviced at a place that doesn't have "BMW" on the roof? If you can figure that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By ard
carly sucks. Its an annual fee with crap service...

carly sucks. Its an annual fee with crap service

Buy a foxwell.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By ard
It doesnt matter WHO does the jumping. I...

It doesnt matter WHO does the jumping.

I think the map and the charge pressure sensor are the same thing.:angel:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By ard
Im gonna replace my cable before it fails.

Im gonna replace my cable before it fails.
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,926
Posted By ard
bump?

bump?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By ard
Didny you have a loose grommet on the MAP...

Didny you have a loose grommet on the MAP sensor...and then broke it off into the intake manifold when messing with it?

Is this thread all AFTER you fixed the grommet, fished out the part and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By ard
I would replace your battery. Make sure it is...

I would replace your battery. Make sure it is the correct size/rating AND is an AGM. It should be registered.

DO NOT GO TO A DEALER. Ever. Unless it is free.

Sounds like you think a BWM...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,773
Posted By ard
He probably traded it in for his new F36.

He probably traded it in for his new F36.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By ard
VC leak into spark plug wells perhaps??? Read up...

VC leak into spark plug wells perhaps??? Read up on spark plug tubes on that motor, or just
Goggle/YouTube it....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 375
Posted By ard
They dont sell the spring as a BMW part. Why...

They dont sell the spring as a BMW part.

Why dont YOU buy the spring and have your shop install it?
Forum: Off-Topic 08-10-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By ard
I like the liftmaster wall mounts. ...

I like the liftmaster wall mounts.

https://www.liftmaster.com/garage-door-openers/c/wall-mount-garage-door-openers



My controls for the whole house are zwave, so I generally dont use other...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By ard
So, Im not gonna get into a pissing match about...

So, Im not gonna get into a pissing match about island living. :angel:

HOWEVER....I will opine about something I sense.

You own a BMW diesel. Somewhere back in time you made the decision to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By ard
Maybe have the brother post? If you really...

Maybe have the brother post?

If you really want help troubleshooting a complex issue on an old car with issues, prolly want to be speaking with the person doing the work. (And I am NOT beings...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,942
Posted By ard
Do 65-55 mph and apply light braking...and judder...

Do 65-55 mph and apply light braking...and judder or wobble?

Thrust arm bushings....VERY common issue, most dont get diagnosed




Anywhere. its the 'intelligence ' of the owner and the tech...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By ard
Which fuse? Fuse number is fine. Knowing...

Which fuse? Fuse number is fine.

Knowing where you are in the world helps us find the right car model, they can be different in try EU/US/Asia/ROW...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By ard
What does this mean? Are you quoting some...

What does this mean? Are you quoting some warning from the car's display?

I am going to guess you have an FRM issue. If you google this or search here, you will find:

1. They are prone to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By ard
Oh, to echo Fredo.... Sure was a cheap car to...

Oh, to echo Fredo.... Sure was a cheap car to buy, eh? Luxury...performance... all for under 5k I bet. Had you asked, I bet we would have said 'don't do it'... :(

There is no car...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By ard
These are complex electrical systems. Yes, the...

These are complex electrical systems. Yes, the system will conserve charge and starve some things in order to have enough to crank. But I dont think that is your problem. HOWEVER, the old concept...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 375
Posted By ard
Which is kinda my point. Only people that...

Which is kinda my point. Only people that don't want to spend $1000 extra will take the time to buy a spring and fit it.

High end BMW shops (the ones that are qualified to proivide that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 375
Posted By ard
Has ANYONE head of a shop or BMW dealer only...

Has ANYONE head of a shop or BMW dealer only replacing a spring????????????????
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-08-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By ard
These sensors -cam, crank, etc- are all...

These sensors -cam, crank, etc- are all non-contact. They are bascally like an electromagnetic coil that 'sees' gears passing by...when a tooth is missing, you get a unique squiggle. All this fed...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-08-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By ard
Yes. The car shuts down pieces of the system to...

Yes. The car shuts down pieces of the system to conserve charge. You can lose functions like the CAS entry system.

Make sure you get the proper size AGM battery. Make sure you only charge it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-08-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,078
Posted By ard
13627792261 google it. Make sure that is...

13627792261

google it. Make sure that is the right part for your car.

www.realoem.com is a great resource to ID BMW part numbers.
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