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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 10:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 493
Posted By ard
you should also know that the dealer can lie to...

you should also know that the dealer can lie to you. They can purposefully misrepresent numbers, terms, MF, whatever. You can 'ask' all you want, but the ONLY way to know what you are ACTUALLY...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 300
Posted By ard
as part of their 'diagnosis' did they run the...

as part of their 'diagnosis' did they run the VANOS function test?

if no, consider this when the fault returns
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 11:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,180
Posted By ard
3 year old thread bumped by a newb with a...

3 year old thread bumped by a newb with a nonsense post....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 300
Posted By ard
lol. It is crazy how people make decisions...

lol.

It is crazy how people make decisions on car repairs and values....

Is $850 good becuase they work is worth 850? Or is 850 good cause you have money in your car budget?!?

Youre getting...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) Yesterday, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By ard
why buy a battery at a BMW dealer?!?!!? Lean...

why buy a battery at a BMW dealer?!?!!?

Lean how not to get screwed.

and almost NO extended warranty will get you a new battery.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 300
Posted By ard
Don't assume any given shop has these...

Don't assume any given shop has these abilities or inclinations. A large majority (maybe even the "BMW mechanic" that sold it to you) may just be the 'read code-replace...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-16-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 300
Posted By ard
takes more than a 'scan' tool. So it is a BMW...

takes more than a 'scan' tool. So it is a BMW specific tool than can run the test. I think INPA can do it, not sure if foxwell520 can or not

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The vanos system uses hydraulic pressure to move...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-16-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 300
Posted By ard
1. Probably is NOT a glitch 2. Camshaft...

1. Probably is NOT a glitch

2. Camshaft position errors can be: cam Sensor issue, crank sensor issue, actul cam mechanical fault if someone opened the motor, vanos actguator positioning faults
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-16-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By ard
Foxwell 520' Screw Carly...its a...

Foxwell 520'

Screw Carly...its a subscription now, you will pay forever.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-14-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By ard
yeah, I see 125khz and 868 mhz discussed.... OP...

yeah, I see 125khz and 868 mhz discussed.... OP will need to review and see if his symptoms match the two operating modes
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-14-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 705
Posted By ard
:thumbup: (As I recall, not sure if this was...

:thumbup:

(As I recall, not sure if this was mentioned above)

Keep in mind that dealers DO have a vested interest in selling lease turn ins. BMWNA wants to see a certain % of lease turn ins...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-14-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By ard
There are a couple of PDFs floating around that...

There are a couple of PDFs floating around that explain the system. I seem to recall that there are two transmission frequencies - one for opening locks on command, etc...then the other for allowing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By ard
I predict that you will be highly motivated...

I predict that you will be highly motivated immediately after you lose the one key

:angel:
Forum: Off-Topic 02-13-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By ard
You gonna cover them posts with something?!? IMO...

You gonna cover them posts with something?!? IMO it need either wood or sheetrock. Round metal posts, painted...look like round metal posts, painted.

Also, you do all construction first, paint...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By ard
$100 says he is lying to you and never ‘spoke’ to...

$100 says he is lying to you and never ‘spoke’ to BMW....

I have a saying..’idiot or liar’. In this case Ill venture both.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-13-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By ard
Out of curiosity... and apologies to op for this...

Out of curiosity... and apologies to op for this rabbit hole... if BMW decides to limit the payout to FMV, do they keep the car or do you??? (I’m hard pressed to recall a single report of a payout...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By ard
I don't think the upper will see large...

I don't think the upper will see large IMPACT loads. And you're just an alignment away if it does move.... ;)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-12-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By ard
I saw that. Contact Wagner tuning, see if...

I saw that.

Contact Wagner tuning, see if they will sell direct to you or your mechanic. See if they recommend anyone. Especially if they have noting in Oz, they might deal directly. IMO if...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-12-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By ard
I suggest you talk with local shops that have...

I suggest you talk with local shops that have experience with tunes. Buy one they know.

Otherwise, if you ever have car problems, many shops will 'blame the tune'. Or it may in...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-12-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By ard
As mentioned above, you should read up on BMW...

As mentioned above, you should read up on BMW lease end return inspections. I think there are some YouTube videos on what they will look for as well, linked through BMWs website.

Dings, major...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-12-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By ard
Congrats on the purchase. Don't let the...

Congrats on the purchase. Don't let the sales scum ruin the experience.... forget about them.

1. You drive 10k a year. In 7 years, at the end of the 84month plan you will be only at 70k. ...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-12-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By ard
Pretty sure the MAINTENANCE plans cannot be...

Pretty sure the MAINTENANCE plans cannot be cancelled anywhere. No 30 days, no 5 days..no nothing.

Extended WARRANTY plans CAN be cancelled, and vary by state.

But this info is based on prior...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By ard
Michelin Latitude is $303, Runflat version is...

Michelin Latitude is $303, Runflat version is 320. So $17 difference "for the runflat'.

That 750 is almost surely a garbage tire..... like a bridgestone?

Dont blithely assume 'must be the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-11-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By ard
Pretty safe bet. ;) also, BMW will only pay...

Pretty safe bet. ;)

also, BMW will only pay published labor times. A dealer can inflate the hours required, if I recall 150%, for work they are quoting 'just plain owners'

:mad:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 13,178
Posted By ard
No prob. Just saying its a big weird world out...

No prob. Just saying its a big weird world out there....
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