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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 06:41 PM
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Posted By ard
Some models.

Some models.
Forum: Off-Topic Today, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
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) Today, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
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) Today, 01:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 945
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) Today, 10:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,313
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) Yesterday, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
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 Yesterday, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
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...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By ard
Apparently he did...but just wants to start a new...

Apparently he did...but just wants to start a new thread and ask new people...

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1376009


OP, have you replaced the starter yet? Or the...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By ard
The difference in mileage is virtually...

The difference in mileage is virtually immaterial. Unless you will be putting this in storage for 10,20 years to create a collectors item in the future.

;)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 01:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 945
Posted By ard
I'm not sure. I haven't paid much attention. ...

I'm not sure. I haven't paid much attention.

Here is a good thread...

https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e70-forum/90589-e70-battery-replacement-diy-12.html


If you have a coding tool,...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By ard
Thats the interesting point! Diminished...

Thats the interesting point!

Diminished Value (DV) claims on trade in are in BMWs best interest, so dealers do so.

But if BMWFS would- as a matter of broad national policy- begin to recognize...
Forum: Off-Topic 05-30-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By ard
A few years ago I was headed home in the 996TT w...

A few years ago I was headed home in the 996TT w a pizza in the front seat. Im on 4 lane semi-divided roadway, about 2 lights until it narrows down to a narrow 2 lane. So it goes to single file,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 945
Posted By ard
How old is the battery? The misfire stuff...

How old is the battery?

The misfire stuff seems like one thing...but the other codes are odd-ball 'low voltage' type stuff, or coding stuff. Has the car ever been coded? Anyone mess with...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 945
Posted By ard
20k plugs? Doubtful. HOWEVER, if they didnt...

20k plugs? Doubtful.

HOWEVER, if they didnt change them...or used the wrong plugs, perhaps.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 945
Posted By ard
When you have a misfire WITH LEAN CONDITIONS, the...

When you have a misfire WITH LEAN CONDITIONS, the DME disables the circuit- this protects the cylinder from a potenially damagiung 'lean fire'. When you restart the motor, it clears. Until it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 987
Posted By ard
Having said all this.... anyone look at the car...

Having said all this.... anyone look at the car fax report? :)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By ard
Now there are two codes?!? Previously I...

Now there are two codes?!?

Previously I asked about your incoherent post with some weird words, and you stated this is what the scanner told you. Re-reading it, I was confused by the Ďalso for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-29-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 987
Posted By ard
I dont think they will have service records. ...

I dont think they will have service records.

Its hard enough to find an original owner that saves all that BMW paperwork...but a used car dealer isnt gonna have squat.

Frankly using this as a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-29-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By ard
what? whats with the parenthetical text?!

what?

whats with the parenthetical text?!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 05-29-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,958
Posted By ard
mike325tds. Quite an impressive post #1. ...

mike325tds.

Quite an impressive post #1.



Not the usual "I just got a new BMW, isnt it shiny?" post one sees.....

Dont be a stranger. Thanks for contributing
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-29-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 987
Posted By ard
FWIW.... South Florida is the chop...

FWIW....

South Florida is the chop shop/title wash capital of the USA. I would be **incredibly** cautious of any car sold by a fly-by-night dealer from there. Even a 'high end European' dealer. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-29-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 484
Posted By ard
Yeah, local dealer now limit mileage on loaners. ...

Yeah, local dealer now limit mileage on loaners. ;)

Although SA told me they will make exceptions as needed.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-29-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,467
Posted By ard
Show of hands.... Who else read this for 5,...

Show of hands....

Who else read this for 5, 10 posts BEFORE seeing it was 3 years old???

;)


(Spammer reported BTW)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-29-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 484
Posted By ard
I found that leaving my car with them overnight...

I found that leaving my car with them overnight was too nerve-wracking. ;)


Edit. And I've been friends with the SA and a master tech for 12+ years.....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-29-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 987
Posted By ard
I'd fly down, GET A PPI DONE, and drive...

I'd fly down, GET A PPI DONE, and drive home if it checks out. or perhaps arrange a PPI in advance. not at a BMW dealer, but a qualified BMW Indy.

I know you think you can fix...
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