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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-20-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By Brian425
I am scheduled for this repair on June 6....

I am scheduled for this repair on June 6. Honestly, I think it is a heat issue caused by the turbos.

Many of the items in these recalls all sit in or near the valley where the turbos are placed....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-19-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 31,544
Posted By Brian425
I own a 2012 X5 50i that I purchased new. I would...

I own a 2012 X5 50i that I purchased new. I would never buy a BMW with any iteration of the N63/S63 motor. My experience with Land Rover and Mercedes (AMG specifically) has been far better than my...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-17-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 31,544
Posted By Brian425
Mecheng, Some people Google the vin number when...

Mecheng,
Some people Google the vin number when they are researching a purchase. If you post the vin number, it could potentially help someone to avoid purchasing a headache.

Honestly, I see it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-13-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,029
Posted By Brian425
Without any real diagnosis, we can only...

Without any real diagnosis, we can only speculate. It could be a water pump (most likely), perhaps a thermostat or sensor or something else.

What steps have been taken to identify the root cause...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,059
Posted By Brian425
Kanar, Buy a windshield repair kite like this...

Kanar,
Buy a windshield repair kite like this one.

http://m.autozone.com/autozone-mobile/en/accessories/3M-Complete-windshield-repair-kit/_/N-25r4?id=249378

Then start to shop around for a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-19-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 31,544
Posted By Brian425
The same or better loaner is a fantasy by BMW.

The same or better loaner is a fantasy by BMW.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-13-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 31,544
Posted By Brian425
Honestly, I would hold off buying any BMW with...

Honestly, I would hold off buying any BMW with the N63 motor. A failed timing chain out of warranty would be a huge expense. There are many other great cars at a similar price point. Why buy a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-04-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Brian425
Try turning in the AC. See if that makes it stall...

Try turning in the AC. See if that makes it stall too.

It sounds like the Idle Air Control is bad. I would start there.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By Brian425
I had the same issue with my '12 X5. It will just...

I had the same issue with my '12 X5. It will just keep happening and grow more frequent.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,635
Posted By Brian425
Jesus_man, you are correct. A common way to do a...

Jesus_man, you are correct. A common way to do a flush at home is to drain, fill, drive, repeat until the fluid is clean. This will not get you a true 100% fluid change (you can argue that a small...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,635
Posted By Brian425
And believe it or not, I change my power steering...

And believe it or not, I change my power steering fluid when doing the Trans and diff fluid changes.

Once I have the siphon out and am disposing of all those fluids, I just do everything.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,635
Posted By Brian425
Changing transmission oil - how about differential and transfer case?

This is always a touchy subject. I will make a simple statement and step back.

No lubricant should be expected to last 100,000 miles in a vehicle.

I own my vehicles. I have never leased. I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,881
Posted By Brian425
Anyone Cross-Shop the 2015 Ford Edge?

I do not think that is that bad for Ford. While I agree that their reported problems are sub par, the reported problems are not quantified. So a major defect like a broken transmission is weighted...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,881
Posted By Brian425
I have to say, my experience with Ford has been...

I have to say, my experience with Ford has been very good. I will admit, my Ford is older, a 2006 F350 diesel dually; but, it is far more reliable than my '12 X5 50i.

Dealer service has been just...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Brian425
I am not sure about the F15 having 2 batteries. I...

I am not sure about the F15 having 2 batteries. I know my R63 has a small auxiliary battery (about the size of a motorcycle battery) that powers the door locks and some emergency features.

The...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Brian425
Let's be honest, any BMW with the N63 motor is a plug in hybrid

Any modern vehicle that needs a battery every year and is recommended to put on a battery tender if you drive mainly short distances is really just a plug in hybrid.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-17-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 31,544
Posted By Brian425
I agree with Ard. A leaking injector will give...

I agree with Ard. A leaking injector will give you the long crank and the black soot around the exhaust.

It is kind of like smoking. There are only small issues when you first start. It is years...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-14-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By Brian425
I doubt it is a sandy car. The interior is too...

I doubt it is a sandy car. The interior is too nice. No signs of flood.

I live in Brooklyn, NY and bought a few Sandy cars (1960's and 70's cars). I stayed away from anything with the modern...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 31,544
Posted By Brian425
Waiting for a timing chain to break and a valve...

Waiting for a timing chain to break and a valve to kiss the piston, PRICELESS.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,372
Posted By Brian425
If you want to sell, how much do you want?

If you want to sell, how much do you want?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,372
Posted By Brian425
I guess the simple question is how hard do you...

I guess the simple question is how hard do you want to fight BMW to cover the cost to repair.

Right now, the vehicle has very little value. You either pay to fix it or try to push BMW to cover...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,372
Posted By Brian425
I would work to get them to document that the...

I would work to get them to document that the injector caused the failure.

I would then take it up with BMWNA. Hopefully the dealership will assist you. If they do not, it may be time to seek...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,372
Posted By Brian425
Who told you that the motor broke due to the...

Who told you that the motor broke due to the injector.

You need to start to build a case.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-09-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,212
Posted By Brian425
Once they have the head off, they have more ways...

Once they have the head off, they have more ways to try to get the injector out. The may be able to get at it from the other side to push it out. It is easier to heat the head, cut the injector and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-08-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By Brian425
I think I may know of a seized S63 motor for sale.

I think I may know of a seized S63 motor for sale.
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