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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-29-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Sticky: DIY and How-To
Views: 10,663
Posted By RPsX5d
Google "DIY bmw e70 thermostat replacement" ...

Google "DIY bmw e70 thermostat replacement"

Here is sample hit . . . may not be your exact engine . . . but once you get a general idea you should be able to improvise . . .

BMW X5 Thermostat...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-20-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,330
Posted By RPsX5d
^^^ Not too late unless you have a time...

^^^

Not too late unless you have a time constraint on your end . . . you can always cancel and rebook . . . and it should not cost a penny - at least that is how BMWUSA works.

The builder on...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-19-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,330
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks for clearing this up for me. ccorodan...

Thanks for clearing this up for me.

ccorodan - if I were you I would contact BMW directly (not the dealer) and ask them if this is true. You may also want to do a build using BMWUSA website and...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-18-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,330
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks for the explanation, very well written and...

Thanks for the explanation, very well written and explained! :thumbup:

Follow up question - ccorodan's original question (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8969218#post8969218)...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-14-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,330
Posted By RPsX5d
opasha - thanks again for all the good...

opasha - thanks again for all the good information.

What you wrote sure makes sense . . . searched for ARS just to understand it a bit better - here is one explanation...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-13-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,330
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks opasha! Does DHP use a...

Thanks opasha!

Does DHP use a magneto-rheological damper or some variant of that to minimize body roll?
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-13-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,330
Posted By RPsX5d
I too would like to know the answer to your...

I too would like to know the answer to your question . . .

My understanding - the stock suspension also uses a magneto-rheological damper - when you switch from comfort to sport the mangnetic...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-13-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,330
Posted By RPsX5d
Your point well taken . . . what I was trying to...

Your point well taken . . . what I was trying to say is - if cost is not a big concern, don't listen to the likes of a dealer who has other vested interest to speak against DHP . . . and many buyers...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-13-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,330
Posted By RPsX5d
This was exactly my experience - went to three...

This was exactly my experience - went to three different dealerships, each one told me the same exact story . . . people order it for "sporty driving", "makes no difference in everyday driving",...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-12-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,330
Posted By RPsX5d
Don't fall into the trap I fell into . . . many...

Don't fall into the trap I fell into . . . many sales folks genuinely don't know what they are talking about and in some instances they are intentionally misleading you - dealer's first preference is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-12-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By RPsX5d
^^^ Agree . . . let me clarify . . . having...

^^^

Agree . . . let me clarify . . . having 3rd row seat does not "prevent" one from using a non-RFT . . . you will be doing it without a spare tire OR carry the spare tire in the trunk - eats...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-11-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By RPsX5d
Yes. With 3rd row seats you can only use RFTs ....

Yes. With 3rd row seats you can only use RFTs . . . the spare tire well is where the 3rd row folds into.

Only Dunlop and Bridgestone offer RFT in the 20 inch size (staggered) . . . if it weren't...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-11-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By RPsX5d
OP - if you are going to "beef up" the battery...

OP - if you are going to "beef up" the battery you need to (my understanding) "reprogram" and not just "register". This is why (I think) ard put "register" in quotes.

If it is the same size...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-11-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By RPsX5d
I also have a MY2011 3.5d . . . . currently at...

I also have a MY2011 3.5d . . . . currently at ~76,000+ miles. Original owner.

As I understand it the drain interval is calculated using both the miles driven and the fuel consumed. There may be...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-10-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By RPsX5d
I think you can do a bit better than a prayer -...

I think you can do a bit better than a prayer - shut the engine off . . . bad for the transmission but if praying is your next best alternative, I would let the transmission go . . . :p

All...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-10-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks for all the good information . . . ...

Thanks for all the good information . . .

Doanster - thanks for sharing that screenshot . . . always wondered how that screen would look.

How does the psi reading compare to a dial type...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-10-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks a lot . . . I never quite figured out the...

Thanks a lot . . . I never quite figured out the exact sequence . . . every once in a while when I set the parking brake, release the foot brake and then switch off the engine, the car would...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-10-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By RPsX5d
Sorry for the radio silence, got bogged down with...

Sorry for the radio silence, got bogged down with other stuff.

The perfect solution would have been to get the original spare tire and jack kit...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-06-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By RPsX5d
Although I am not 100% certain, I don't think my...

Although I am not 100% certain, I don't think my Indy had to touch this bracket to remove the transmission pan/filter. I think I read somewhere on this forum you could modify a tool to get those...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-06-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks for all the clarifications . . . when I...

Thanks for all the clarifications . . . when I first got my e70 I thought of getting some coding done, kept putting it off . . . and now if I don't see that legal disclaimer or manually fold the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-05-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks for the quick response. Reason for...

Thanks for the quick response.

Reason for asking about pairing - recently they had to replace the TPMS on my wife's (Lexus) and that required pairing . . . good to know BMWs don't.

Do you know...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-05-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By RPsX5d
opasha - curiosity questions . . . iDrive...

opasha - curiosity questions . . .
iDrive reset and drive works when tires are changed, etc . . . is it also true when new TPMS is installed? i.e. no pairing or matching is required (a.k.a....
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-05-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By RPsX5d
Program the programmable buttons . . . search...

Program the programmable buttons . . . search this forum for suggestions . . .

Suggestions - home phone, spouse/partner mobile, display on/off, display destination address screen (assuming you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-05-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,049
Posted By RPsX5d
Yes isolating the creak yourself is the best...

Yes isolating the creak yourself is the best option . . . trying to get a mechanic to do it almost never works . . . he will never know the car as well as you do plus he is under a time constraint. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-05-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By RPsX5d
Interesting coincidence - I was just looking to...

Interesting coincidence - I was just looking to get the BMW scissor jack and crank for my e70 . . . I am not a fan of the scissor type jacks (prefer 2 ton hydraulic) . . . this is just to carry in...
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