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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-18-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By FredoinSF
Just buy the OEM sensor and be done. Never had a...

Just buy the OEM sensor and be done. Never had a problem with those.


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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-18-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By FredoinSF
Congrats on the sale. What did you get to...

Congrats on the sale. What did you get to replace it?

As a comparison point for an X5d, I got a trade in value of $7,700 for my 2012 with 105k miles over the weekend. Didn't go for it.
I was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-18-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 139
Posted By FredoinSF
Maybe a partial drain and fill. Like drop a...

Maybe a partial drain and fill. Like drop a couple of quarts, refill, drive a couple of weeks, rinse repeat 3 or 4 times.

Definitely do not do a flush.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-18-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 192
Posted By FredoinSF
Pick and pull.

Pick and pull.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-17-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 50
Posted By FredoinSF
Best for what? Winter driving? Fuel economy? ...

Best for what? Winter driving? Fuel economy? Durability? Handling?

There is wheel size info in the wiki which you can find in the E46 sticky threads, meaning at the top of thread list.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-17-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By FredoinSF
Oops

Oops
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-16-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By FredoinSF
I went back to your first post and given you have...

I went back to your first post and given you have a 2002, that is not the factory setup. The heated seat buttons would be the left and right most buttons just above the ash tray, and they are three...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By FredoinSF
Same as the ones on your 08 750 - Coolant...

Same as the ones on your 08 750
- Coolant valley pipe
- Timing cover gaskets
- Valve cover gaskets
- Alternator bracket gasket
- Valve stem seals

The parts are cheap, cost for labor varies...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-15-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,164
Posted By FredoinSF
Lecturing after your f bomb laced rants??? ...

Lecturing after your f bomb laced rants??? That's rich.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By FredoinSF
Sounds like a nice find. Just inspect it for the...

Sounds like a nice find. Just inspect it for the usual leaks and make offer in accordance with what you find.
Hopefully you have a garage to keep it cuz it sounds like it was somebodyís baby.

...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-14-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,164
Posted By FredoinSF
Due to business travel Iím in rental cars several...

Due to business travel Iím in rental cars several times a month. All new cars with auto setting do this. Itís not a big effort to change the setting so is it worth all the f bombs and personal...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By FredoinSF
That is definitely not the factory setup. One...

That is definitely not the factory setup. One setting may be all you have.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By FredoinSF
Thatís a lie. By two dealers. Although to be...

Thatís a lie. By two dealers. Although to be fair, for many years, bmw was trying to tell people these thing had lifetime fluid. When it would die at 120k miles, theyíd charge 6 grand or so for a...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-10-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,947
Views: 734,963
Posted By FredoinSF
Congrats on the new to you 6 series.

Congrats on the new to you 6 series.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By FredoinSF
What plugs did you use? BMW's like NGK's...

What plugs did you use? BMW's like NGK's generally.

Is this for one tank? If so, could be anomaly either with the car, traffic patterns, or the person doing the math. Maybe give it a little...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By FredoinSF
Look into mechatronics sleeve as a preventive...

Look into mechatronics sleeve as a preventive measure.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By FredoinSF
Gold and no smell? I have to admit I have not...

Gold and no smell? I have to admit I have not looked nor smelled zf6 fluid but I recall auto trans fluid to be reddish and having a distinct smell. This is the first automatic BMW I've ever had...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By FredoinSF
I find that i always have Waze on anyway. ...

I find that i always have Waze on anyway. Generally more accurate, reroutes quicker on longer drives, and then there that "Police reported ahead" warning - saved my a$$ many many times.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By FredoinSF
Same here, mine stopped showing. I think the...

Same here, mine stopped showing. I think the technology evolved and the feature is now obsolete for our cars.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 909
Posted By FredoinSF
Tone on E46 side is poppies and butterflies...

Tone on E46 side is poppies and butterflies compared to E70. Need to check sensitivity at the door and have a bit humility (which OP could show a bit of rather than defiance IMO) to hang over there....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By FredoinSF
Or you could preemptively replace the belt and...

Or you could preemptively replace the belt and inspect the spinning components and not have to worry about it. It's a $20 part, takes about 30 minutes. Did mine along with the cooling system refresh.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By FredoinSF
Pictures including inner under hood views would...

Pictures including inner under hood views would help. Also quarter panels are in rear of car, fenders are in front.

Bolt on parts are easy to replace and if that's all it is you can fix the car...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 909
Posted By FredoinSF
Sigh... To OP, you come here asking advice, you...

Sigh... To OP, you come here asking advice, you get the right advice but don't like it, so you turn into a sourpuss and ask for evidence. If you were reasonable, you would realize that the evidence...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-05-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By FredoinSF
1. Dr Tranny? Never heard of. Is it a doctor...

1. Dr Tranny? Never heard of. Is it a doctor who likes to cross dress for on Saturday noghts? Kidding of course but not something I would use.
2. Mileage and maintenance history on the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-05-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By FredoinSF
That is a new one I think. If it were my car I...

That is a new one I think.
If it were my car I would have it scanned with a BMW specific scanner. BMW specific is important because there are many faults that do not come up on generic fault...
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