Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 997
Search took 0.88 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: lpcapital
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-18-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By lpcapital
One thing that come to mind before someone starts...

One thing that come to mind before someone starts trowing blown head gaskets you way is to check the engine oil heat exchanger. That's a place where coolant and oil come into contact.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-18-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,997
Posted By lpcapital
Actually both your car and the other car behaved...

Actually both your car and the other car behaved as they were supposed to minimize the effect of the impact on the occupants; don't jump to the conclusion that the X5 is tank and the Ford is a POS by...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,135
Posted By lpcapital
Good advice with one caveat. There *may* be...

Good advice with one caveat.

There *may* be need of "extra programming" in the sense to generally the BMW software won't allow you to code/initialize a new module unless all the other are updated....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,135
Posted By lpcapital
Ehi now... my mower is green with yellow rims and...

Ehi now... my mower is green with yellow rims and stickers... are you saying it ain't a true Deere?!?!?!

This may not be the best venue to talk about trucks but I've had to rethink myself about...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,135
Posted By lpcapital
Well now, that depends who you ask, Stroker......

Well now, that depends who you ask, Stroker... [emoji12]



Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,135
Posted By lpcapital
In my book there's no need. Mind you, however,...

In my book there's no need. Mind you, however, that there's absolutely no reason why you can't have a sway control on a weight bearing hitch. Uncommmon yes, but you can mount one. Again, really not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,135
Posted By lpcapital
Well... Here's my conjecture... Call it the Luca...

Well... Here's my conjecture... Call it the Luca Conjecture since I've never wanted to prove myself right or wrong since I didn't care...

This is my rig & setup
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By lpcapital
What I happen to discover is that it can happen...

What I happen to discover is that it can happen that a an apparently innocuous metal object can make its way into the cigarette lighter socket in the center console and short it out. A paperclip or a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,135
Posted By lpcapital
Here I am... Sorry for being late to the party......

Here I am... Sorry for being late to the party...

Yes, installing the BMW brake controller is not a hard job. The hardest part is fishing it thought the cup holder, but that only applies to the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-05-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By lpcapital
It can be done, but it's not something the dealer...

It can be done, but it's not something the dealer network will do or has access to the tools required. There is no official BMW practice regarding replacing a cluster with a used one. New cluster are...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-01-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,997
Posted By lpcapital
I'll tell you what I did, perhaps it helps. ...

I'll tell you what I did, perhaps it helps.

Someone backed into our X5 while parked so I called SateFarm (my insurance) to file a claim under collision coverage. They gave me 2 alternatives: bring...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-15-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,821
Posted By lpcapital
Take a look at this cross post on a different...

Take a look at this cross post on a different board where someone suggested and alternative way to make a takeoff plate -> http://www.xoutpost.com/showthread.php?t=97266

As for cleaning the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-15-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,821
Posted By lpcapital
I'm closed to 50K miles on this setup. I replace...

I'm closed to 50K miles on this setup. I replace the internal filter once after about 30K miles. Intake continues to be dry and oil level remains unchanged between oil changes.

The system...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-01-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By lpcapital
The only one thing I'd check is the amp rating of...

The only one thing I'd check is the amp rating of the fuse for the horn to ensure it is within the requirements of the horn you're putting on. Generally speaking the rating of the fuse should be 1.2x...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By lpcapital
This actually gives me an idea. I'm planning...

This actually gives me an idea.

I'm planning to soon give another clean to the intake using the Liqui Moly Diesel Intake Cleaner. I guess I could do a test before and after and see if anything...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By lpcapital
The only thing I'd caution you when disconnecting...

The only thing I'd caution you when disconnecting stuff is that you are not simply deactivating THAT component. What happens is that the DDE may have a backup routine when a particular component is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By lpcapital
It's called "deajvu" which is the repeat...

It's called "deajvu" which is the repeat occurrence of an event that had already taken place moments ago. It happens when the code of the Matrix is altered. Not a glitch, it's intentional.

I'll...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By lpcapital
I would second the thermostat & waterpump route:...

I would second the thermostat & waterpump route: I've read that over and over.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By lpcapital
Among the many things I learnt as a Z3 owner (if...

Among the many things I learnt as a Z3 owner (if you think the X5 is a POS, try to own one of those... I had 2 at one point) is a product called Gummi Pfledge -> http://amzn.com/B004B8GTQG

It's a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By lpcapital
Starting at page 107 of the Diesel Technology...

Starting at page 107 of the Diesel Technology paper -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1epIteFE7i-c2IybHVDX0l2bVk/view?usp=sharing

I've assembled more stuff here ->...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By lpcapital
And he ain't a bit ashamed to let every one know....

And he ain't a bit ashamed to let every one know. Or in Mary Cooper's own words...

https://youtu.be/-a-XeTTAU4c

[With lots of love, obviously...]
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By lpcapital
The front sway bar was simply leaking hydraulic...

The front sway bar was simply leaking hydraulic fluid
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-04-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By lpcapital
Even if I have warranty I have a $200 deductible...

Even if I have warranty I have a $200 deductible so before just taking it in I want to try to "clean" the sensor.

With Rheingold I can read the NOx PPM reading so the plan is to read it before,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-04-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By lpcapital
I hear you!! The reason I got a 2012 Ram instead...

I hear you!! The reason I got a 2012 Ram instead of a later year was exactly that: the truck uses an lean NOx trap which is a passive unmonitored system. That means there's pretty much nothing to it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-04-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By lpcapital
One positive thing (sort of) is that the car is...

One positive thing (sort of) is that the car is pretty much not using any urea...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 997

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms