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Forum: Off-Topic Today, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 156
Posted By ard
I did read that. You have a SINGLE picture...

I did read that.

You have a SINGLE picture of a toddler w a older sibling running. Not a video, not a sequence of pictures. One picture.

And from that flows a story of "Pink letting her kids...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By ard
"we"? no. :angel: But yes, rock on! ...

"we"? no. :angel:

But yes, rock on!

:thumbup:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 07:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By ard
Again... ...

Again...

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9821452&highlight=Freon+temperature#post9821452


At the end of the day, hundreds of people have seen this behaviour w low Freon. My...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By ard
Not true. This has been posted and explained.

Not true. This has been posted and explained.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,272
Posted By ard
It will be interesting to see your 'before'...

It will be interesting to see your 'before' numbers.

They can tell a story...better if they tell THE story. PITA when they seem fine, but you have a wear issue. But lets see...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 05:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,272
Posted By ard
0.01 to 0.02. Dont need to drive them too...

0.01 to 0.02. Dont need to drive them too crazy... ;)
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 156
Posted By ard
Its not a 'war memorial' ...

Its not a 'war memorial'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_to_the_Murdered_Jews_of_Europe
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 156
Posted By ard
I have been to that art installation/'war'...

I have been to that art installation/'war' memorial many times, as I did business in Berlin for years and stayed at a nearby hotel.

I haver ZERO issues with the behavior in that picture. none...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By ard
Did you replace the DEF tank/sensor under BMW...

Did you replace the DEF tank/sensor under BMW warranty?

Is the thermostat working properly? Are you getting regens??

Replace glow plugs AND controller

Has the car been sitting for a while,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-14-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By ard
When you use ISTA to look at the transmission...

When you use ISTA to look at the transmission control unit, nothing unusual? Not "no dash lights"...not "no OBD codes"... but anything odd in the trans itself?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-14-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,792
Posted By ard
ive read a few posts.... Rear diff failures...

ive read a few posts....

Rear diff failures are NOT unheard of. Not particularly common, but Id say we see 5-6 a year on this forum.

I will add that there is absolutely NO correlation with...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-14-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By ard
You MAY be about to learn a very expensive lesson...

You MAY be about to learn a very expensive lesson in 'battery as a maintennace item'.

AS the voltages drop and get flakey, the BMW system moves current around - IF it inadvertantly starves a...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-14-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By ard
Agree. But our tax policies should impact...

Agree.

But our tax policies should impact EVERYONE the same. In this case it only impacts 'dealer business'...hence it is unfair.

What sucks is the solution ... Could have allowed a bill of...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-14-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By ard
Just so folks understand... Thus 'exemption' is a...

Just so folks understand... Thus 'exemption' is a windfall TO THE DEALER.

if you trade a car private party, or sell it privately, then buy new, you pay taxes.

When a dealer can offer this tax...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-13-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By ard
I assume this involves some Vasoline? ...

I assume this involves some Vasoline?




As pointed out above, BMW is extending individual 10 year, 100 (or more) warranties fir specific parts... But there is no single 10/100 for 'all...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-13-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By ard
that assumes there is a single signal or single...

that assumes there is a single signal or single channel for 'door open'... I dunno, couldnt find a schematic. PITA

also, try two things...put your seat belt on..AND... keep your foot lightly on...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-13-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By ard
What "10year emissions parts...

What "10year emissions parts warranty"?????
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-13-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 452
Posted By ard
welcome to the club

welcome to the club
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-13-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By ard
When I bought the X5D, I had shopped w local SMF...

When I bought the X5D, I had shopped w local SMF dealers.

I lemomed a '10 and was looking to replace it with a ;12. Got a form email from the general manager of a local dealer/. "A personal...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-13-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By ard
A 'tax rate' isn't a 'law'... I specifically...

A 'tax rate' isn't a 'law'... I specifically compounded that in my post.

But importantlly, there is 'sales tax' and 'use tax'. They are usually the same number, so people don't recognize the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-13-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By ard
Just out of the blue this started?

Just out of the blue this started?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-13-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By ard
Check the driver door switch contacts....

Check the driver door switch contacts....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-11-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,420
Posted By ard
got nothing for ya...sorry... I guess very...

got nothing for ya...sorry...

I guess very carefully examine the harness? Especially parts that havent been replaced? (ie as you say towards the dme')
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-11-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By ard
False. If the dealer is violating state law, or...

False. If the dealer is violating state law, or fraudulently collecting taxes they do not legally have the right to collect, the signature doesn't change that.


But does make it harder to fix.
...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 07-09-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By ard
He is just asking about how to ID the exhaust...

He is just asking about how to ID the exhaust alone.... not if the car has packages.

Might be a part number on the exhaust itself, no?
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