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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-24-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By Brando7
Thanks for the input. I ended up replacing...

Thanks for the input.

I ended up replacing both the oil cooler and oil filter housing gaskets. The job took me a couple of hours. I had to drain the oil and coolant, and had to unbolt alternator...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-07-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By Brando7
Oil leak around filter housing and cooler!

Hey,

My wife's 2008 X5 3.0si has a very small oil leak coming from what seems to be the oil cooler. The oil pools in a small indent between the cooler and the oil filter housing. I have determined...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-23-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Brando7
Yeah, it might not be that bad. I guess ill get...

Yeah, it might not be that bad. I guess ill get it inspected by the dealer.

Do you think the muffler delete with void any chance of them helping out with cost?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-23-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Brando7
I'm wondering now if it's even worth fixing. The...

I'm wondering now if it's even worth fixing. The cars value is $6700, it might be better to send it off a cliff and collect!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-23-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Brando7
I am well aware of the lawsuit expiration date...

I am well aware of the lawsuit expiration date for inspection. I bought the car in 2011 and can only assume the prior owner was not part of the class action.

I am not dealing with a dealer yet, I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-23-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Brando7
Sub-frame issue

hello,
Need some advise about sub-frame inspection and getting BMW to pay.

My car 2000 328ci 5 speed

Over the past couple of months I've noticed squeaking and light banging noises coming from...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-23-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 609
Posted By Brando7
I replaced my old plugs with NGK a year ago on my...

I replaced my old plugs with NGK a year ago on my 00 328ci, didn't notice a drop in MPG, it ran great though. Oil on the plugs is not good! you might need to replace valve cover gasket.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-31-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By Brando7
I've had Acuras and Hondas and they can't make an...

I've had Acuras and Hondas and they can't make an auto transmission to save their life either. I looked at the MDX, its nice, I just don't care for the look of the front end.

Has anybody heard...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-31-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By Brando7
Dealer got back to me and unfortunately he put in...

Dealer got back to me and unfortunately he put in a used transmission with 50k miles on it.

He told me a new trany installed by BMW would run about $10k.

I've decided to dump this car and get...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-28-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By Brando7
Yes I've talked with the BMW dealership. The...

Yes I've talked with the BMW dealership. The contract states that the used lot is required to fix the vehicle, actually BMW told me they didn't even need to talk to me...go figure. I don't know the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-28-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By Brando7
Another update: It wasn't the electrodes...

Another update:

It wasn't the electrodes apparently. The used dealer gave up and sent it to the stealership. They said it was low transmission fluid...they replaced the fluid and the problem still...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-22-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By Brando7
Update The Mechanic was finally able to get...

Update

The Mechanic was finally able to get error codes. They kept driving it until the malfunction happened and immediately read codes. They said it was transmission electrodes and a valve of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-18-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By Brando7
The Mechanic is not part of the used car dealer,...

The Mechanic is not part of the used car dealer, but I'm sure they're friends. Bought the car with 2500mi or 60 day warranty. they are paying for everything. If the problem persists they will buy...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By Brando7
Good point. also if cpu is reset will that clear...

Good point. also if cpu is reset will that clear all fault codes?

thanks for you input
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-17-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,302
Posted By Brando7
I have a 2000 328ci with 136000 on it and I...

I have a 2000 328ci with 136000 on it and I replaced the vanos seals last year. What a difference it made. No more idle dipping, more power, and just runs better in general. I highly recommend the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By Brando7
What information are you basing this on? Have you...

What information are you basing this on? Have you or any others encountered problems like this.

The mechanic is now going to test each gear with a reader. If that does't fix it he will reflash...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By Brando7
Yeah That's what I thought. There should be a...

Yeah That's what I thought. There should be a code! I'm thinking the used car dealer just doesn't want to pay.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By Brando7
need advise, 2008 X5 trany problem

hello,

Just bought a used 2008 X5 3.0si 65,000mi from a used car lot. I have been driving it for a week and everything was fine until I took it for a 2 hr ride on the highway. I was accelerating...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-07-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,083
Posted By Brando7
Update I decided to go with the F1 racing...

Update

I decided to go with the F1 racing stage 1 clutch kit. Thanks to Fast Bob for pointing out the ebay deal.

The clutch disc and pressure plate are made by LUK, which is OEM. To be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,083
Posted By Brando7
There are some mixed opinions on whether or not I...

There are some mixed opinions on whether or not I should replace the rear main seal. I can tell you that my car leaks zero oil at the moment, and no loss of oil between changes. It would be a shame...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,083
Posted By Brando7
HA HA "jew bo" my mistake. Yeah a lot of clunking...

HA HA "jew bo" my mistake. Yeah a lot of clunking when shifting. Anyway thanks for the input. Does $638 for labor sound fair for clutch and "Giubo" replacement?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,083
Posted By Brando7
Which clutch, single or dual mass flywheel?

Hello,

My clutch is starting to go on my 2000 328ci (135,xxx mi) and wondering what kit I should go with. I'm thinking of a lighter single mass flywheel, nothing crazy like 8lbs, but definitely...
Forum: Parting Out 08-29-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By Brando7
My clutch is going on my 328ci. I've been looking...

My clutch is going on my 328ci. I've been looking at clutch kits, never heard valeo. Why are you selling it? Where on the east coast are you?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By Brando7
I thought it might be air in the ABS. I only had...

I thought it might be air in the ABS. I only had the caliper off for 30 sec. Is this common when changing calipers? How much is the stealership going to charge me to suck the air out?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By Brando7
ABS sytem coming on "not the light"

Hey guys,

My 328ci ABS is acting up, at least I think its the ABS. when I do light braking my the ABS system engages, sounds like a buzzing and can feel it on the pedal. Only does this at the end...
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