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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-29-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 21,723
Posted By NZ BMW
I just had my fuel pump replaced as part of a...

I just had my fuel pump replaced as part of a recall. I was actually pretty impressed given the age of the vehicle.

It was in for the airbag recall and they tested the fuel pump and found it was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-07-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By NZ BMW
The rest of that centre console looked pretty...

The rest of that centre console looked pretty filthy to me...

Also, I would question if driving back into the dealership like that would bend the rim.

Normally a fluid or oil change ends with...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-07-2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,498
Posted By NZ BMW
I just replaced both coils and plugs at the same...

I just replaced both coils and plugs at the same time coming up to 60k miles or 100k kms.

There is no reason as such to replace the coils but I have experienced coil failure on a car before,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-01-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,359
Posted By NZ BMW
If it's been so horrible and all the rest,...

If it's been so horrible and all the rest, I'm surprised he still owns the car... wouldn't you dispose of this dangerous machine?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-29-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 238,396
Posted By NZ BMW
Reading this thread it does not really feel like...

Reading this thread it does not really feel like a finished product...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-27-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,587
Posted By NZ BMW
Probably about an 11. I was under the...

Probably about an 11.

I was under the impression that this issue only afflicted the 4.8 - is that not true?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-17-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,320
Posted By NZ BMW
Agree with ard, if you,have to just dropping in a...

Agree with ard, if you,have to just dropping in a used engine would be far cheaper.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-09-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By NZ BMW
As others have mentioned, condition is everything...

As others have mentioned, condition is everything with these cars. I picked mine up 18 months ago with only 45k miles on it and I would not say it has been problem free but then I do have the V8, was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-08-2017, 01:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By NZ BMW
I keep my garage remote in mine.

I keep my garage remote in mine.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-31-2017, 01:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,433
Posted By NZ BMW
I have the exact same and it works very well.

I have the exact same and it works very well.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-30-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,664
Posted By NZ BMW
I have just over 50,000 miles on my vehicle. My...

I have just over 50,000 miles on my vehicle. My mechanical insurance stipulates a transmission fluid change, so in that sense I had no choice if I wanted to keep the policy valid.

The fluid which...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-16-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,710
Posted By NZ BMW
Given their height being the same as the door, I...

Given their height being the same as the door, I believe they are intended to help people with putting things on the roof racks.

I have them and I don't get my pants dirty with them when getting...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-19-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,797
Posted By NZ BMW
In what world do dealers give estimates on some...

In what world do dealers give estimates on some marked up sheet of paper? I have never had anything except a letterhead and a printed estimate, unless it's something quick on the phone.

I don't...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-28-2016, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,162
Posted By NZ BMW
I've just been through replacing the battery on...

I've just been through replacing the battery on my 2007. I imagine it's fairly similar to yours, I had no symptoms but I asked my mechanic to check the battery when they serviced the car in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-27-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,366
Posted By NZ BMW
I think it's generally accepted that a sidewall...

I think it's generally accepted that a sidewall with more flex in it means you lose some at the sporty end of handling (performance).

Look, if I'm wrong on alignment here I'd welcome information...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-26-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,366
Posted By NZ BMW
I've just changed away from runflats and I would...

I've just changed away from runflats and I would have to agree that due to the softer sidewall they are less performance orientated and there is more wobble. That was what I wanted, so I'm fine with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,712
Posted By NZ BMW
If that was the case wouldn't the mat sensor in...

If that was the case wouldn't the mat sensor in the seat stop the bag deploying?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,892
Posted By NZ BMW
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=666897&highlight=

This is exactly what happened to me, I couldn't understand how it was the vapor barrier until I popped off the door cards. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,297
Posted By NZ BMW
It is Japan spec, I know there is a school of...

It is Japan spec, I know there is a school of thought that says NZ new cars are more reliable; which to be honest I don't really believe. The biggest advantage though is service history (which is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,297
Posted By NZ BMW
Sorry you're right, I also discounted the fan as...

Sorry you're right, I also discounted the fan as a freak occurrence which I didn't really think was "normal".

I have not updated the numbers but I'm at 25,000km now so those costs have been spread...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,297
Posted By NZ BMW
Honestly I don't think it is that bad it's about...

Honestly I don't think it is that bad it's about $2000 a year if you don't include tyres, fuel, insurance etc. Around about 1.5 - 2% of the new purchase cost.

To each his own I guess - my biggest...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,297
Posted By NZ BMW
Updated with some new costs, have not bothered to...

Updated with some new costs, have not bothered to recalculate totals. Although after installing a new fuel pump and filter I've noticed improved mileage. Down to about 9.5L/100km in a mix of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,015
Posted By NZ BMW
"Studding classic" does that mean you can get...

"Studding classic" does that mean you can get this car to make your more brand new E39's? That could be worth the price then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By NZ BMW
I wouldn't bother with a suitcase just get them...

I wouldn't bother with a suitcase just get them wrapped well. They will likely go through the odd or oversized luggage system anyway.

Recently four of us carried a huge tradeshow stand which was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,805
Posted By NZ BMW
If I were to offer my 2c's - Given the age...

If I were to offer my 2c's

- Given the age (and in many cases mileage) of these cars the best allocation of $'s would be a good service (new plugs, ignition coils, good oil, gearbox service, diff...
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