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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-01-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Nonsuch
I like your idea. A little bit of work now, to...

I like your idea. A little bit of work now, to avoid a big headache later :thumbup:


Note: The crossbar often needs to be removed for various service tasks.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-26-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Nonsuch
Did you check the button next to the headlight...

Did you check the button next to the headlight switch?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-22-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,099
Posted By Nonsuch
Having taken the Spartanburg tour a couple times,...

Having taken the Spartanburg tour a couple times, I can confirm just-in-time inventory is certainly in use.
Larger parts (certainly seats) arrive at the factory for a preassigned chassis. Even...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-12-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By Nonsuch
I took a similar approach initially, broke apart...

I took a similar approach initially, broke apart the cradle and stuffed the wires into the hole. Repairing the cupholders required more extensive disassemble of the console, which gave access to the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-10-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By Nonsuch
51169115083 The "blind plate" covers the...

51169115083

The "blind plate" covers the hole.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/photos/51169115083
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-22-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Nonsuch
The Lisle tool did work on my 2012 X5d, but the...

The Lisle tool did work on my 2012 X5d, but the OP should inspect the pulley for the "ridge" noted in the link.

Even with the correct tool to install the stretch belt, it is possible for the belt...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By Nonsuch
Perhaps the recall was not performed correctly,...

Perhaps the recall was not performed correctly, or not done at all :tsk:

You might want to file a complaint with the NHTSA:
https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/
Multiple reports might...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-16-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 822
Posted By Nonsuch
Thanks for the update. I'll need to keep an eye...

Thanks for the update. I'll need to keep an eye on these sway bar links.
Considering how "flat" the X5 corners, a huge amount of force is transmitted though these links.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-13-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By Nonsuch
Did you back your X5 onto 4 ramps? Ramps scare...

Did you back your X5 onto 4 ramps?
Ramps scare me.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,175
Posted By Nonsuch
It seems the OP has already ordered parts, but...

It seems the OP has already ordered parts, but another good vendor is Pelican Parts. They have a very detailed order tracking system, and my "free shipping" orders often arrive overnight (this is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Nonsuch
That sway bar is part of the Adaptive Drive...

That sway bar is part of the Adaptive Drive system. The oil is power steering fluid.
I assume Adaptive Drive shares the power steering reservoir, so you might want to check the level.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-22-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,985
Posted By Nonsuch
I just did the brakes on my 2012 X5d, just a pad...

I just did the brakes on my 2012 X5d, just a pad swap.

No special tool needed, just a large screwdriver used as a lever.
The spring has 2 hooks that fit into holes in the caliper. The spring...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-14-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,037
Posted By Nonsuch
WOW, it must be a joy to work on your car. I...

WOW, it must be a joy to work on your car.
I got "up close" to my suspension replacing brake pads, and it looks much worse than your "before" pictures.

You have motivated me to at least clean the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-25-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Nonsuch
I hope your are wrong, since Bentley makes...

I hope your are wrong, since Bentley makes excellent service manuals.

Bentley recently published an X3 (E83) 2004-2010 service manual, 5 years after the end of production.
If Bentley produces an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,376
Posted By Nonsuch
I have filled up 4 times at the South SJ...

I have filled up 4 times at the South SJ location, which also has a decent car wash. Water restrictions have made home car washing difficult (or even illegal), so the X5 gets washed there.

...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-20-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,083
Posted By Nonsuch
Just like my X5, except I had to pass on Napa...

Just like my X5, except I had to pass on Napa leather interior (since light leather with dark carpet was not available) although I did get the leather dash.
Adaptive Drive and Mulit-Contour Seats...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-07-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By Nonsuch
It was likely the positive bulkhead connector,...

It was likely the positive bulkhead connector, recalled on all E6x models.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-06-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By Nonsuch
The 2 extremes, very short or very long drives. ...

The 2 extremes, very short or very long drives. Daily drives of only a couple miles, or road trips of several hundred miles a day.
X5d is just over 3 years old and has 54k miles, so there have been...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-06-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By Nonsuch
2000 miles per gallon of DEF is about right. ...

2000 miles per gallon of DEF is about right.
Once the warning comes on, I add 5 gallons of DEF -- this lasts about 10,000 miles.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By Nonsuch
I have seen an H9 AGM battery at Autozone (a...

I have seen an H9 AGM battery at Autozone (a couple years ago), but that type no longer appears on their website. H9 AGM is in my 2012 X5d, but the OP should confirm the battery currently fitted.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By Nonsuch
While it is possible your battery coincidentally...

While it is possible your battery coincidentally failed while sitting at the dealer, it seems more likely something was damaged (or simply disconnected) while the battery was being tested.

On the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-30-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,534
Posted By Nonsuch
As already suggested, check the battery and...

As already suggested, check the battery and alternator.
Low or high voltage can result several errors, which seem unrelated.


The Can bus allows many modules to communicate with each other. A...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-22-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By Nonsuch
And worse, what else might he have NOT done?

And worse, what else might he have NOT done?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-22-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By Nonsuch
On the bright side, the mess is in the engine...

On the bright side, the mess is in the engine compartment.
Similar spillage would be worse on a painted fender (like a 335d) or in the trunk.

The DEF fill ports are designed to mate with special...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By Nonsuch
My 2012 X5 has Sirius and every electronic gizmo...

My 2012 X5 has Sirius and every electronic gizmo (hd radio, "top view" cameras, lane departure, front side view cameras, HUD). The module shown in the retrofit instructions is not in my car, so...
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