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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By ard
Wait. At first it was that it didnt start,...

Wait.

At first it was that it didnt start, and a puff of smoke and the starter stopped

then it turns out you bought a car not running ( As I recall, "
Purchased non running and driving, risk...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By ard
Clear your cookies?

Clear your cookies?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By ard
Well, if it were a coil issue, sure. But you...

Well, if it were a coil issue, sure. But you dont get 3,4 coils all failing simultaneously.

I think people replace coils way more than is really needed. Yes, some cars- some coil designs- have...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By ard
I know, I know. But it jsut makes the...

I know, I know.

But it jsut makes the conversation so much easier and less confusing, eh?

BMW has raised this confusion to an art form IMO. How many times have we read stories of people...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By ard
Well, all that money you saved on buying a...

Well, all that money you saved on buying a totaled/salvaged car should make any 'lowballing' not a big deal, right?

I mean way back when, at some point, you made a decision that...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) Yesterday, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By ard
Eh, at this point its probably 6 of one, half...

Eh, at this point its probably 6 of one, half dozen of the other. Your likely gonna need to freshen solenoids/clean no matter what you buy. I'd be equally worried about a TON of other...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) Yesterday, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By ard
Emails and social media for a year?!?!? Id have...

Emails and social media for a year?!?!? Id have asked my servicing dealership, but I guess Im old fashioned....



How about this:

Where in the world is this? Laws vary with country.
...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By ard
Listened to the NYTs 'daily'...

Listened to the NYTs 'daily' podcast for Sunday.

A story about a fisherman who was setting out from Montauk on Long Island to Do the days lobster fishing. Hilo's partner was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 608
Posted By ard
Maybe they'll do it while they are at it? ...

Maybe they'll do it while they are at it?

(I crack myself up...)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By ard
Just did a quick search here for misfire and...

Just did a quick search here for misfire and hpfp... found:

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1361327&highlight=Misfire+HPFP&page=2

Interesting reading, might be useful...a...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By ard
I make a MASSIVE distinction between an extended...

I make a MASSIVE distinction between an extended warranty and a maintenance plan.

If you dont understand the difference you are the perfect victim

This thread is about maintenance plans. Not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 469
Posted By ard
im grandfathered too, and bought a foxwell. ;)

im grandfathered too, and bought a foxwell. ;)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By ard
You have a fuel pump issue, IMO When...

You have a fuel pump issue, IMO

When misfires are all over, it isnt a 'cylinder based' issue, but rather something else that impacts ALL cylinders

Sounds like you replace the sensor as it was...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By ard
The lease end residual, 55% ish sounds OK ...

The lease end residual, 55% ish sounds OK

BUT. But. That is not what the dealer paid. ima guess they are at 50%
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By ard
I love these posts.... you have a long running...

I love these posts.... you have a long running issue, you've been replacing parts... yet this thread simply starts with 'misfire codes'.

WHAT SPECIFIC CODES? How many, what are they, when do they...
Forum: BMW Dealer Ratings and Feedback Forum 08-11-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By ard
You should expand your search radius, as they...

You should expand your search radius, as they say.

Generally you can buy a car from any dealer in the USA. Then the challenge is getting it. your options (realistically) are:

1. Buy anywhere...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-11-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By ard
Interesting thing about BMW, manuals and...

Interesting thing about BMW, manuals and over-revs.

They can sell you a car with over-revs. And never mention it.

Then in 2 years when you throw a rod, they can say "oh, yeah- it was abused. ...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-11-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By ard
Maintenance plans are (virtually ALWAYS) a waste...

Maintenance plans are (virtually ALWAYS) a waste of money.

Do you not know how to get a BMW serviced at a place that doesn't have "BMW" on the roof? If you can figure that out, you will save big....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-11-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 469
Posted By ard
carly sucks. Its an annual fee with crap service...

carly sucks. Its an annual fee with crap service

Buy a foxwell.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-11-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By ard
It doesnt matter WHO does the jumping. I...

It doesnt matter WHO does the jumping.

I think the map and the charge pressure sensor are the same thing.:angel:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-11-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By ard
Im gonna replace my cable before it fails.

Im gonna replace my cable before it fails.
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 08-11-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,942
Posted By ard
bump?

bump?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-11-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By ard
Didny you have a loose grommet on the MAP...

Didny you have a loose grommet on the MAP sensor...and then broke it off into the intake manifold when messing with it?

Is this thread all AFTER you fixed the grommet, fished out the part and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-11-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 469
Posted By ard
I would replace your battery. Make sure it is...

I would replace your battery. Make sure it is the correct size/rating AND is an AGM. It should be registered.

DO NOT GO TO A DEALER. Ever. Unless it is free.

Sounds like you think a BWM...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-11-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,785
Posted By ard
He probably traded it in for his new F36.

He probably traded it in for his new F36.
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