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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-11-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By SmartSolution
It's an 07 3.0si. It's got painted bumpers,...

It's an 07 3.0si. It's got painted bumpers, running boards and fender arches.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-10-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By SmartSolution
Big ups to Beamer auto

Just a shout out here to Kevin Kim and the techs at Beamer Auto(Clinton, MD) for a good job done and great informative service at a price that's right. I don't know anyone there personally but I've...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-26-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By SmartSolution
2007 E70 3.0si Upper radiator hose & vent tube

That's cool with me and I hope it's okay with the administrators as well. I'm sure others will find it helpful. Thanks!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-22-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By SmartSolution
2007 E70 3.0si Upper radiator hose & vent tube

Recently the vent tube that is connected to my upper radiator hose broke off and caused coolant to leak out of the small hole. I ordered a new upper radiator hose from thebmwpartstore.com. Thing is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-18-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By SmartSolution
High probability that it is one or more bad...

High probability that it is one or more bad coils. To be 100% sure you can try a code reader and if that doesn't give you any codes then you can take it to an indy BMW service shop with proper...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-18-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By SmartSolution
07 E70 with N52 engine shake

Lol. I see we have thread info police[emoji1]
Check control message and SES light are two different things found in two different areas on the information available on BMWs. I'm just glad to report...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-18-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By SmartSolution
07 E70 with N52 engine shake

SES light yes, but my code reader was not picking up any codes. I'm working on installing & learning inpa/ediabas/NCSEXPERT on my laptop to pick up codes and is a better diagnostic tool when my code...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-17-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By SmartSolution
Bump

Bump
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-17-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By SmartSolution
07 E70 with N52 engine shake

Swapped all 6 coils. Shake is gone! However I created a new problem by breaking the expansion tank vent hose where it connects to the upper hose[emoji16]
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-13-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By SmartSolution
Mine shakes more at low rpm and less at higher...

Mine shakes more at low rpm and less at higher but shake still present. I've gone ahead and ordered 6 coils and will go ahead and swap them all as preventative maintenance since I'm not getting a...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-12-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By SmartSolution
Bump

Bump
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-12-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By SmartSolution
07 E70 with N52 engine shake

Started the X5 recently and noticed the engine shaking. Checked with code reader no codes and no check control messages. This past Sunday completed a valve cover, gasket and spark plugs change that I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,239
Posted By SmartSolution
Advise on how to do an engine wash

Debatable indeed and I see where you are coming from. Not a fear tactic just cautionary advice. I'm a DIY type and I've learned a lot over time and bimmerfest is an awesome forum for that! But, there...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,239
Posted By SmartSolution
Advise on how to do an engine wash

Yup! Good advice for those who are not comfortable doing an engine detail to let a professional detailer handle it. But if one must do it themselves please use extra caution and cover up vulnerable...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,239
Posted By SmartSolution
Hi Kevin! You guys did a transmission pan,...

Hi Kevin! You guys did a transmission pan, mechatronic sleeve and fluid job on my platinum bronze E70 last fall and I was happy with the experience. Nice shop!

The thing is detail shops also use...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-20-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By SmartSolution
Wondering how much stuff you had to take out of...

Wondering how much stuff you had to take out of the way to get to the ccv and hoses?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-16-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,239
Posted By SmartSolution
+1 good job indeed[emoji122]

+1 good job indeed[emoji122]
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-15-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,239
Posted By SmartSolution
Advise on how to do an engine wash

I'm a part time mobile auto detailer. It's great therapy for me.[emoji2]

My technique:
-Cover the alternator with a plastic bag
-Cover any connectors I'm nervous about with small pieces of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-01-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By SmartSolution
Cost of Interior Trim

Noted!

I usually use realoem to look up part numbers then search the popular OE and OEM parts stores online. Always find parts in the ball park of what realoem says and mostly lower. This time was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-01-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By SmartSolution
Cost of Interior Trim

I have an 07 3.0si that is missing 6 interior trim pieces that cover the ends of the seat rails front and back. I was so frustrated to search for them on realoem and see them listed for $5.44 then...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 01-19-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By SmartSolution
FS- style 82 wheels for E39 w/ Kumho LX Platinum tire

Great condition with no marks or curb rash. Was spare tire. 85% tread on tire.

$200 shipped. $140 local pick up or meet in the DC/MD/VA area

Thanks for looking.
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Forum: 5 Series DIY 01-12-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,466
Posted By SmartSolution
+1 I think replacing the bolts may only apply...

+1
I think replacing the bolts may only apply to the earlier N52 engines. IIRC all bolts that are one time use are marked blue. On the M54 its ok to re-use the same bolts. I re-used on my previous...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,270
Posted By SmartSolution
E60 a classic?

With time I hope it does. Love my 04. It's my DD and so glad to have the M54 engine!t The N52 to me is just ehh! Too much hassle to DIY. My E60 is a keeper that I will continue to baby and keep up...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-22-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By SmartSolution
Sweet X5. Congrats!

Sweet X5. Congrats!
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-13-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,726
Posted By SmartSolution
Size 16 and it comes with the Kumho LX Platinum...

Size 16 and it comes with the Kumho LX Platinum tire size 225/55 R16
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