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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:51 PM
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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, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,636
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, 07:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,636
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, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,636
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, 07:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,035
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, 01:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,035
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, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
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, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
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, 06:00 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 19,592
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, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
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, 07:30 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 19,592
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, 04:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,006
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, 04:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,006
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, 12:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,006
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, 11:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,006
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, 06:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,014
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, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
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.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-08-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,014
Posted By Brian425
When the heads are brand new, they have specific...

When the heads are brand new, they have specific angles cut into the valve seat. (The most common are 30-45-60 degrees. Where the 45 degree cut is the seat where the valve seals. The other 2 angles...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-08-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,014
Posted By Brian425
I would not make a big fight to get both heads...

I would not make a big fight to get both heads replaced. I start out asking for both heads and timing chains to be replaced as a bargaining chip. Tell them you are worried about damage to the other...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-08-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,014
Posted By Brian425
I would make the effort to get both timing...

I would make the effort to get both timing chains. Both cylinder heads and timing chains is where I would start to negotiate. It will allow you to give something back.

Like any negotiation,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-08-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,014
Posted By Brian425
Ard mentioned the oil analysis so you could get...

Ard mentioned the oil analysis so you could get an understanding about what was happening inside your motor. Think of it as a blood test for you engine. Based on the amount and types of contaminates...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-08-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,014
Posted By Brian425
I am hoping that he means stuck in the head...

I am hoping that he means stuck in the head instead of stuck open dumping fuel. I was at my friends shop when they were removing fuel injectors from a S63 motor in an M5. Even with the Snap On...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-07-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,006
Posted By Brian425
I doubt it.

I doubt it.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-07-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,006
Posted By Brian425
I believe that the S63 has the same injector...

I believe that the S63 has the same injector issues as the N63. A quick check of service history should let him know if injectors were replaced.

If they were replaced, I would start the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-07-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,006
Posted By Brian425
I would bet that the motor can be fixed. The...

I would bet that the motor can be fixed. The block may need to be bored 0.30 over and new pistons ordered or made. JE, Ross, etc can make Pistons for any application. In the most extreme situation,...
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