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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,333
Posted By Pourboire
Problems

As promised, at this juncture (If your model had a console USB port) it will not function anymore. It doesn't matter if you removed the hardness the hard way or cut the cable. But I suspect most...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-11-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,333
Posted By Pourboire
Maybe if I had sen the recommended technique I...

Maybe if I had sen the recommended technique I would have done it. After 40 minutes of trying to remove
the board intact I gave up. If you were my age It would have taken more than 5 minutes. It...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-10-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,333
Posted By Pourboire
Sorry for your mishap. At this juncture still no...

Sorry for your mishap. At this juncture still no problems. I was careful about cutting wire harness
with a pair of dikes. Purchased cover from BMW ($35.00 rip-off for a piece of plastic. My...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-22-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,333
Posted By Pourboire
At my age and lacking the patience of younger...

At my age and lacking the patience of younger members, I just cut the wires to the unit. At
this juncture no bells, chimes our whistles. That's not to say they won't appear. Car starts and drive...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,814
Posted By Pourboire
After you turn off car (pressing stop button with...

After you turn off car (pressing stop button with foot on brake), hit the stop button again with foot off brake.
Screen will turn off.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-04-2017, 04:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,403
Posted By Pourboire
I want to thank you for your excellent...

I want to thank you for your excellent information. My grandson was traveling with my wife and
as all young children loves to play with the menu. Naturally I lost the ability to activate GPS
night...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,401
Posted By Pourboire
Thank you for a simple and quick solution which...

Thank you for a simple and quick solution which the owners manual doesn't even contain. I recently purchased a 2006 BMW X6 because I like its design, and the manual is somewhat convoluted. I love...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,202
Posted By Pourboire
dave0458, if you don't mind could you walk me...

dave0458, if you don't mind could you walk me through the process. Pourboire
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-05-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By Pourboire
Lots of luck, most dealerships will run a smoke...

Lots of luck, most dealerships will run a smoke test which in most cases leads to a dead end. The Evaporative system is so involved as mentioned in other reply's that it could be anywhere. I fought...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-05-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,737
Posted By Pourboire
The P0456 code shows that there is a small leak...

The P0456 code shows that there is a small leak in the evaporate system. When an OBD test is done the code can be simply be reset with the OBD device. In general it may be the gas cap, but its...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-15-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,038
Posted By Pourboire
I payed about what you were quoted for the 2013. ...

I payed about what you were quoted for the 2013. Bought the BMW X5 Premium in May and the SUV has been a joy to drive. You
will not be disappointed. No problems since SUV was purchased. BMW...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-15-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,687
Posted By Pourboire
For what its worth, I purchased my 2013 X5 in May...

For what its worth, I purchased my 2013 X5 in May using my American express card. I believe the maximum allowed at that time was $5,000. I suspect the limit was set by
American Express, but it may...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-13-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 24,957
Posted By Pourboire
Guys thanks for your observations and analyses on...

Guys thanks for your observations and analyses on soot issue. My 2013 X5 Turbo has the same problem. Not sure if it
was normal with the Turbo or a problem with the oxygen sensor. Vehicle is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-22-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,529
Posted By Pourboire
I'm sure the assembly plant works like most in...

I'm sure the assembly plant works like most in the USA. This was my subjective opinion (
jokingly) and I had no intent to malign any of BMW employees who I believe are very dedicated to their job. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,423
Posted By Pourboire
Since air contains 78% nitrogen, it has been...

Since air contains 78% nitrogen, it has been argued that pure nitrogen has little, if any, advantage over air. However, this argument assumes that the compressed air in our tires is free of moisture,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,423
Posted By Pourboire
General information. There are several...

General information.

There are several compelling reasons to use pure nitrogen in tires.

First is that nitrogen is less likely to migrate through tire rubber than is oxygen, which means that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,423
Posted By Pourboire
Pure and simple it will dissolve in water

Pure and simple it will dissolve in water
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,529
Posted By Pourboire
All brake elements were replaced under warranty. ...

All brake elements were replaced under warranty. the front rotors were replaced at 16K miles because the rotors were warped. The rear brakes failure were also replaced under warranty. The primary...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,423
Posted By Pourboire
First and foremost if it is a dedicated system,...

First and foremost if it is a dedicated system, nitrogen can't hold water. If its injecting the right percentage of air, this is the only source of water. Did you ever wonder why your barbeque (if...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,529
Posted By Pourboire
Not sure what your mileage was on rotors. Most...

Not sure what your mileage was on rotors. Most European car manufactures use a soft metal for their rotors. The result is that they ware down at a quicker rate. When I owned a Volvo I had to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,423
Posted By Pourboire
I agree completely with quackbury, my only...

I agree completely with quackbury, my only experience with RFT was with my 2011 corvette. I had a major puncture, over 1/4 inch hole which was UN-repairable. I drove the car for over 20 miles...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,423
Posted By Pourboire
The only reason they use nitrogen is because air...

The only reason they use nitrogen is because air has water in its makeup. The water will eventually effect the TPMS over a period of time. If nitrogen has been used within the tire before their is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-17-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,855
Posted By Pourboire
MY X5 was manufactured on May 3 and delivered on...

MY X5 was manufactured on May 3 and delivered on the 24th. No problem yet with power steering. The boost that the power steering unit provides is primarily at low speeds. If the unit failed at...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-13-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,347
Posted By Pourboire
Jason, there are no guarantees regarding car...

Jason, there are no guarantees regarding car reliability. For instance I bought a new 2007 Acura MDX sport model and all 4 struts failed after the car was out of warranty. The total mileage when I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-07-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 27,487
Posted By Pourboire
FYI, just installed the gas cylinder and it...

FYI, just installed the gas cylinder and it failed the first time I closed
the panel. Waiting for a replacement part from BMW. Hopefully its not
a lot problem
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