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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) Yesterday, 05:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 885
Posted By guyinacar
Asking the driver to contemplate each feature's...

Asking the driver to contemplate each feature's intrinsic value constantly while "paying as you go" is a double-edged sword for the OEM. Yes, BMW might move a lot of crippled-by-software vehicles......
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) Yesterday, 10:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 885
Posted By guyinacar
User "GCP" gives us a clinic in how to write a...

User "GCP" gives us a clinic in how to write a thread title. Well done. We all read the thread, LOL.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-02-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,979
Posted By guyinacar
Car manufacturers really should stop coating...

Car manufacturers really should stop coating wires with mouse candy. Wires should only be coated with stuff that mice just hate. If that's lead-infused petroleum distillates, so be it.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 06-23-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By guyinacar
Need to charge? Never. Now, that said, it's...

Need to charge? Never.

Now, that said, it's a superior vehicle when you plug it in. Plan to sort that. Even if you charge on 120v, it's a better vehicle when you plug it in overnight.

For...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 06-22-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By guyinacar
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t...

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=981630

Drive it in diesel equivalent mode (DEM), maybe?
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) 06-21-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By guyinacar
Wow. No. With these new details, I revise my...

Wow. No. With these new details, I revise my original opinion. Under no circumstances should you trade in a 2 y.o. X3 that is "her all-time favorite car." Well, I take that back. There is one...
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) 06-21-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By guyinacar
You know that's a trick question, of course. ...

You know that's a trick question, of course. Compared to what? How happy will it make you? Can you afford the repairs? Do you intend to keep it beyond the warranty?

Is it worth getting a $75k...
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) 06-18-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By guyinacar
+1 for ClipperCreek. Mine was boring when I had...

+1 for ClipperCreek. Mine was boring when I had it installed by a licensed electrician. It has remained perfectly boring for 4 years. I prefer boring for this.

BTW, you should make sure you get...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 06-13-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By guyinacar
Just playing devil's advocate: there's more than...

Just playing devil's advocate: there's more than one "house" in this equation. There's the local dealer's service department (who would love to charge $9000 to replace a dome light, if they could...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 06-08-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By guyinacar
That's funny. When I log on, I see the...

That's funny. When I log on, I see the following:

PERFORMANCE BATTERY
For high powered and advanced vehicles that require additional power due to vehicle options, specifications and custom...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-02-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,928
Posted By guyinacar
Based on my experience with the 9kWh X5 battery,...

Based on my experience with the 9kWh X5 battery, not likely. Maybe it could potentially "smart vent" hot air to a cooler ambient air (so you don't have a greenhouse in the sun). Then you'd have a...
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) 06-02-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,351
Posted By guyinacar
No 45e??

No 45e??
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-31-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,928
Posted By guyinacar
So replace the batteries if they die. It's...

So replace the batteries if they die. It's probably $1000 - $2000, and it's probably covered far, far beyond any lease. I believe that FCA puts the eTorque under their 8/80 or 8/100 emissions...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-30-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,928
Posted By guyinacar
Funny, nobody mentioned the real benefit of the...

Funny, nobody mentioned the real benefit of the FCA eTorque system: it's designed to turn the tires 180 degrees at launch. That's what? Three feet down the road? Two feet?

Now, that's not very...
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) 05-30-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By guyinacar
Here's another link to clarify the purpose: ...

Here's another link to clarify the purpose:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hshkDnis5yE

Inside each of those animated hinge points is a rubber thingy that looks a rather like a Kong dog toy. ...
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) 05-30-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By guyinacar
Yeah, you need to be here: ...

Yeah, you need to be here:
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=179

A 2015 X5 falls within the "F15" vehicle type, like mine.

But since you're askin'... the failure of any...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-30-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,928
Posted By guyinacar
Meh. It's not that complex. If it's anything...

Meh. It's not that complex. If it's anything like FCA's eTorque system (which it figures to be), they'll just replace the small serpentine belt, alternator, and starter with a bigger serpentine...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 05-22-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By guyinacar
Right. Forgot that one. I had trapezoidal tips...

Right. Forgot that one. I had trapezoidal tips anyways because the 40e and the diplomat/police X5's came with my trapezoid exhaust tips. It used to be a dead-simple way to identify the 40e......
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 05-21-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By guyinacar
Actually, correction: my 2016 does not have it. ...

Actually, correction: my 2016 does not have it. Looks like they added it later that same year:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IDrive

I recalled having just missed it.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 05-21-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By guyinacar
IIRC, there was indeed an infotainment upgrade,...

IIRC, there was indeed an infotainment upgrade, the major feature of which is the touch screen. 2014, 2015, 2016 (not sure about 2017) do NOT have the touch screen.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 05-20-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By guyinacar
Could somebody please explain to me how this is a...

Could somebody please explain to me how this is a thing? I've literally been reading about this problem for five years, and I've never understood it. Fortunately, I've never encountered it, either....
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-17-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 14,960
Posted By guyinacar
Well, no. Polestar = Tesla performance;...

Well, no.

Polestar = Tesla performance; Volvo branding; and Sichuan, China build quality.

That's simply what it is.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 05-17-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By guyinacar
IMHO, it's not out-of-spec, nor is it a bad idea....

IMHO, it's not out-of-spec, nor is it a bad idea. Great classic car, BTW. Definitely worth the trip. I'm super jealous.

That said, you're looking at almost 4,000 miles r/t, right? Where are...
Forum: X5 G05 (2018 - Current) 05-15-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 19,149
Posted By guyinacar
Yeah, it doesn't work like that. The vehicle...

Yeah, it doesn't work like that. The vehicle just has a female receptacle underneath a body-colored, waterproofed flap. The male thing on your wall is called an EVSE, and EVSEs come with all manner...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-13-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 14,960
Posted By guyinacar
Wow, disagree completely - and I like Teslas. ...

Wow, disagree completely - and I like Teslas.

BMW embodies "form follows function" (e.g., a real volume knob, programmable physical buttons, physical thumbwheels) vastly more than Tesla ever will....
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