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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Posted By lpcapital
Regarding the partition and water collecting...

Regarding the partition and water collecting around cylinder #5 you can read more here -> http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=757557. You'll see I went ahead and removed the foam and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-28-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By lpcapital
I thought the discussion was about this chap...

I thought the discussion was about this chap getting insurance for himself, not what he should expect others to get.

My point to him was rather simple: you are insuring yourself, your assets and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-28-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By lpcapital
That is my premise...

That is my premise...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-28-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By lpcapital
Those are the same limits I have on my insurance...

Those are the same limits I have on my insurance as they seem reasonable.

I'm in CA so there's homestead exemption: check NJ -> this means that is very very hard for a general creditor to go after...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-27-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By lpcapital
I've actually figured this out today by mistake. ...

I've actually figured this out today by mistake.

In the setting menu under car go to criptic maneuvering aids and in the view setting you can select to have the camera full screen. That also makes...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-27-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By lpcapital
Methanol obviously... What other meth could his...

Methanol obviously... What other meth could his brother be cooking up.

The brother of the dude made the methanol used by the dude to make biodiesel...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-27-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By lpcapital
Well, I've been using B20 in my X5 from time to...

Well, I've been using B20 in my X5 from time to time without issues and BMW has been selling X5s in Iowa without any recurring issues. So yea, don't run it on homemade Biodiesel, but don't loose...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-27-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By lpcapital
Owner's manual says -> "The engine of your BMW is...

Owner's manual says -> "The engine of your BMW is designed for diesel with a low sulfur content: Ultra-low sulfur diesel ASTM D 975-07a"

Propel HPR says -> Diesel HPR meets the ASTM D975 diesel...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By lpcapital
If you look at it as a motorcycle clutch it would...

If you look at it as a motorcycle clutch it would all makes sense. The drawing is accurate.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By lpcapital
It would be an unusual departure from all other...

It would be an unusual departure from all other xDrive systems and the description above the picture you're referring to points in the opposite direction.

The center spindle you see between the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By lpcapital
I may be incorrect Doug, but I believe the fixed...

I may be incorrect Doug, but I believe the fixed connection is with the rear propeller shaft while the front is varied with the intervention of the wet clutch pack.

Normally it's either 60-40 or...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-25-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Posted By lpcapital
That description is deceiving as it refers to...

That description is deceiving as it refers to gasoline engine. Diesels do not throttle air to regulate engine load so under normal operating conditions there is never vacuum in the manifold. The only...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-24-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By lpcapital
I have no direct experience in this, but I have...

I have no direct experience in this, but I have done a fair amount of research when I was trying to figure out how to add paddle shifters to my 35d (a project I've ultimately put on stand by since...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By lpcapital
LOL!!! I didn't know that as BMW owners couldn't...

LOL!!! I didn't know that as BMW owners couldn't afford to spend an extra $1.60, but it's ok to spend $3.20 in chicken nuggets...

I don't have any of my diesel vehicles now, but the jug for the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-19-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,584
Posted By lpcapital
I'll have to keep that in mind. Btw, that's...

I'll have to keep that in mind.

Btw, that's why I had to replace the front sway bar that was leaking...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-18-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By lpcapital
Yes, that's excessive. Focus on the exhaust side...

Yes, that's excessive. Focus on the exhaust side of things: like I said the oil in the intake could be unrelated to the problem you have.

Unfortunately you don't see a lot of those diesels having...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-18-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By lpcapital
What exactly is "excessive"? Express it in terms...

What exactly is "excessive"? Express it in terms of quarts of oil every so many miles.

The crankcase ventilation system in the M57 has basically no oil separation system which results in oil going...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By lpcapital
Glad you stepped in here. I'll get back to you on...

Glad you stepped in here. I'll get back to you on that since I don't have the stuff handy.

In the meantime enjoy a couple of videos:

https://youtu.be/_f3CAnH7WIM

https://youtu.be/MnmBstigi3U
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By lpcapital
So what's the early verdict?

So what's the early verdict?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By lpcapital
Likewise. I come here to learn and hopefully, in...

Likewise. I come here to learn and hopefully, in the process, I leave something behind.

Here's a data point for you to think about.

The rear longitudinal beam in the X5 that make up the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-12-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By lpcapital
Let me not go all Will Hunting on you son. ...

Let me not go all Will Hunting on you son.

You come here giving an example irrelevant to the discussion (towing without WD), then associate a feature (high payload and towing capacity) of a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-12-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By lpcapital
Give me one good reason why no unibody is...

Give me one good reason why no unibody is designed to tow heavy loads. It's the nonsense your read day in and day out on the internet perpetrated by people that have no understanding of mechanics......
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-12-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By lpcapital
Guys, I'm with you all. I read MANY accounts of...

Guys, I'm with you all. I read MANY accounts of people towing rigs with specs similar to mine and I've read of the MANY people who reinforce this hitch. I was making as forceful arguments before: go...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-12-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By lpcapital
They have an app to check out where their...

They have an app to check out where their stations are. Biodiesel/B20 is different than the HPR and from a technical perspective HPR is not considered a biodiesel: a goud source of info is here ->...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-12-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By lpcapital
PSA: Propel Diesel HPR now available in SoCal

It finally made its way down the coast and all the way to San Diego. I can finally give this juice a try, but by the number seems some pretty good stuff and priced very competitive to the regular #2....
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