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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-11-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 850
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks for sharing this data point . . . when I...

Thanks for sharing this data point . . . when I hit 103C, I wondered at what temp the system would trigger a warning . . . given the pressurized system and secondary radiator, etc, I was sure it was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-09-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By RPsX5d
The original SIB that called for a free...

The original SIB that called for a free inspection by dealer required them to put a sticker . . . I saw that version of the SIB and showed it to my SA and told him the first inspection was not done...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-08-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By RPsX5d
OP - sorry to hear about this . . . hopefully...

OP - sorry to hear about this . . . hopefully they can get it back to original condition . . .

Too late for OP, but I strongly recommend for those that have not received the letter or have not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-08-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 850
Posted By RPsX5d
Yes, oil temp is monitored . . . BMW specific,...

Yes, oil temp is monitored . . . BMW specific, Carly OBD reader can read oil temp . . .
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-08-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 850
Posted By RPsX5d
Didn't think of the altitude/pressure drop . . ....

Didn't think of the altitude/pressure drop . . . yes this happened in the area you are referring to . . . yes I have switched on the heater to cool the engine . . . back in my college days, I had a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-07-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 850
Posted By RPsX5d
Only fyi . . .on a run to Las Vegas, somewhere in...

Only fyi . . .on a run to Las Vegas, somewhere in the Barstow, CA area, my coolant temp went all the way to 103C, did not throw up any warning or CEL . . . ambient was about 105F and I was climbing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-27-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,438
Posted By RPsX5d
OP - glad your key issue got sorted out in an...

OP - glad your key issue got sorted out in an amicable manner . . . I actually learned a few things watching this thread!

Doug's comments - I take his comments as both knowledgeable and amusing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-27-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,594
Posted By RPsX5d
^^^^ If your budget allows it, this is indeed...

^^^^ If your budget allows it, this is indeed the way to go . . .

Between 2011/2012 . . . 2012 has has the more modern looking white LED angel eyes . . . also early 2011 model year do not have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-25-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By RPsX5d
Had a bit of free time, decided to play with...

Had a bit of free time, decided to play with numbers (see attached) . . .

Summary, if my calculations are correct . . . DEF consumption rate is about 730 miles per liter.

If correct, carrying...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-25-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By RPsX5d
Yes the bottle does feel heavy when you hold it...

Yes the bottle does feel heavy when you hold it out . . . but not too bad . . . standing by the FR tire, I anchored my right elbow on the fender and pivoted the bottle on my right palm and used the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-25-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By RPsX5d
Always good to hear about other methods . . ....

Always good to hear about other methods . . . just to be sure I understood your method correct - you did not cut the bottle bottom, instead you unscrewed the top part of the bottle, removed the vent...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-25-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By RPsX5d
As BMSubie indicated . . . that was the Carly app...

As BMSubie indicated . . . that was the Carly app on my iPhone, took screen shots at various times.

Yes I could have done a data log and then graphed the transfer . . . I wanted to see it in real...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-24-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By RPsX5d
Agree . . . unfortunately personal experience has...

Agree . . . unfortunately personal experience has shown the exact opposite - some ten "free" DEF top offs at the dealer . . . at least three or four of them spilled urea, two were quite bad, took it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-24-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By RPsX5d
Yes there are tons of videos and write ups on...

Yes there are tons of videos and write ups on this DEF DIY, the video you shared is done quite well - lighting etc are great and you can see clearly what is being done.

Many of the videos I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-24-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By RPsX5d
^^^^ Yes I am certain it is the overfill...

^^^^

Yes I am certain it is the overfill that caused this issue . . . at the dealer, they routinely overfill . . . in fact, many times they spill and make a huge mess . . . if I knew what I know...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-24-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By RPsX5d
My trusty iPhone and PowerPoint . . . once you...

My trusty iPhone and PowerPoint . . . once you have the photos you want and if you are good with PowerPoint, it takes about 30 minutes to create that storyboard.

I thought pictures will motivate...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-24-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By RPsX5d
Very perceptive indeed! I suspect the same ....

Very perceptive indeed!

I suspect the same . . . why . . . everyone once in a while when I loosen the fill cap, I hear a gurgling/sucking sound, indicating a low vacuum inside . . . given that, I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-24-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By RPsX5d
Replenishing DEF/Urea/AdBlue . . . DIY instructions - IKEA style!

Yes there are tons of threads on this topic . . . starting a new one to keep it nice and clean with correct tags, etc . . . geared towards novice/newbie DIY person sitting on the fence wondering...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-22-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By RPsX5d
My X5d is a MY2011, June 2010 build, current...

My X5d is a MY2011, June 2010 build, current odometer ~114,000 miles.

Here is a copy of the letter (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=590770&d=1488701792) I got from BMW...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-19-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,438
Posted By RPsX5d
AAA Classic (5 miles), Plus (100 miles), ...

AAA Classic (5 miles), Plus (100 miles), Premier (200 miles).

Here are the details. (https://calstate.aaa.com/membership)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-18-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,300
Posted By RPsX5d
Very interesting! I have the same exact...

Very interesting!

I have the same exact issues - 20% drop in mpg and I also have the 4D16 code that has NOT tripped the CEL yet.

My X5d - June 2010 build, MY2011, ~113,000 miles.

No I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-18-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,300
Posted By RPsX5d
Sorry I forgot to post an update sooner . . ....

Sorry I forgot to post an update sooner . . . thanks, you are exactly right - reducing the font size in the iPhone setting will solve this issue.

New issue - I still haven't figured out how (or...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-14-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,711
Posted By RPsX5d
I didn't have enough confidence in my skills, so...

I didn't have enough confidence in my skills, so I let my Indy do it for me. Yes mine is also a twist and remove set up, not like the two wire DIY video I watched.

Not sure what bulb you ordered...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-14-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks. I am fast coming up on the 8yr/120,000...

Thanks. I am fast coming up on the 8yr/120,000 miles cut off, so may not need this.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-14-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By RPsX5d
"Covered problem" . . . even on a MY2011? ...

"Covered problem" . . . even on a MY2011?

Is there a SIB (or some other documentaion) that states the same? I would like to keep one for my records - just in case mine goes out too.

Thanks.
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