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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-10-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Westlotorn
Part 3, installed the new booster vacuum line...

Part 3, installed the new booster vacuum line grommet and ran the car. The Hard brake pedal is mostly gone now. If you pump the brakes even while driving I get the hard pedal with no boost. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-09-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Westlotorn
Follow up. I pulled the vacuum line out of the...

Follow up. I pulled the vacuum line out of the booster and plugged it. The vacuum pump shows a steady 20 inches at idle now and 28 inches at 2,000 RPM. Now I know the vacuum line is good all the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-08-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Westlotorn
2008 X5 4.8L Brake Booster and Vacuum Pump Vacuum Test

Our 08 X5 4.8L 95K now, has started a new issue. At idle apply the brakes and find a very hard pedal, no vacuum assist. I need to pull paperwork but I believe we had the recall taken care of in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-19-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By Westlotorn
Still the same, I think I will tear into this...

Still the same, I think I will tear into this issue. I am hoping someone has been here before.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-29-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By Westlotorn
Thanks for the Tip, I wish I had found that kit...

Thanks for the Tip, I wish I had found that kit sooner. It is running and not leaking so I will hold this part for future information. The Kit you show does look like the exact kit I needed.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-28-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By Westlotorn
I read everything I could find and everything...

I read everything I could find and everything said the 4.8L O Ring for the cover plate is not available so I went shopping at Napa. It is installed and running. I read the spec sheet and keyed in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-28-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By Westlotorn
Oil Leak 2008 X5 4.8L Vacuum Pump

Our 2008 4.8L X5 suddenly started dripping oil, small amount at first a month ago then quickly became a large leak. When parked in our garage it left leak spots in several places, drivers side front...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 33,188
Posted By Westlotorn
The Valve Cover gaskets can leak air -in- even if...

The Valve Cover gaskets can leak air -in- even if they don't leak oil -out-. Your CCV will not work if the system is not sealed. Even the oring on your dip stick needs to be tight. The CCV needs...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 33,188
Posted By Westlotorn
If you disconnect the CCV lines from the throttle...

If you disconnect the CCV lines from the throttle body at the front of the manifold and look inside with one of the small pencil sized LED lights you can buy now you will see lots of oil inside the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 33,188
Posted By Westlotorn
The fix was in the gaskets, seals and orings on...

The fix was in the gaskets, seals and orings on the upper end. Valve covers, Vanos, the PVC system, I know BMW has it's own name for the Positive Crankcase Ventilation ( PVC ) but once you fix these...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 33,188
Posted By Westlotorn
My Son was home this past weekend, as a follow...

My Son was home this past weekend, as a follow up, he had issues with his X5 2005 4.4L V8 burning lots of oil, blue smoke out the exhaust at idle and on the road. We fixed it without changing Valve...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,802
Posted By Westlotorn
Just a follow up a full year later. My son was...

Just a follow up a full year later. My son was home for the weekend. We did repair leaking Transmission hoses this trip but the 2005 4.4L V8 is purring better now than at any time he has owned it....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-04-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,024
Posted By Westlotorn
I put the Wagner Thermoquiet Pads and Wagner...

I put the Wagner Thermoquiet Pads and Wagner Rotors on my 2008 X5 a year ago now, they work just fine and have less dust than the OEM pads. I have to say I used them because I needed them, local...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,411
Posted By Westlotorn
Your mileage numbers are incredible considering...

Your mileage numbers are incredible considering your speed. Towing at 70-80 in mountains will really kill MPG. Heck Towing at those speeds on the flat interstate can drop your MPG by 3mpg vs...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,024
Posted By Westlotorn
Just make sure you use SYNTHETIC not Silicone...

Just make sure you use SYNTHETIC not Silicone based grease
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,024
Posted By Westlotorn
I put Wagner Thermoquiet pads and Wagner Rotors...

I put Wagner Thermoquiet pads and Wagner Rotors on my X5 front brakes, they were available at the local Auto Parts Store and I needed them right now. I have to say they work well, stop great and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,882
Posted By Westlotorn
I have an X5, 2008 with the 4.8L engine. I...

I have an X5, 2008 with the 4.8L engine. I installed a hitch from Etrailer, wire harness from etrailer and had it working for under$350.00. I have towed several times now.
I have found it works...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 33,188
Posted By Westlotorn
Good point Hogie, we did clean the valve covers...

Good point Hogie, we did clean the valve covers in 2 of 3 we fixed. That is a time consuming job in itself. The third was much lower mileage and we just changed the Vanos Orings.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 33,188
Posted By Westlotorn
Maybe the solution for this is to change the...

Maybe the solution for this is to change the focus of the Oil Burning issue. Start with, do you have oil in your intake manifold and vent hoses from the valve cover CCV to the intake manifold. If...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-28-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By Westlotorn
Power Seats not working all the time?

My 2008 X5 with 80,000 miles now is acting up.
The Power seats work sometimes and not others.
If you lift your butt up and bounce it a little the seat starts working again.
The odd part is when it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 33,188
Posted By Westlotorn
The forum has helped me fix many issues on the 3...

The forum has helped me fix many issues on the 3 BMW's I own or have owned and I really appreciate the information available and solutions available. I just see this one issue as a dead issue now. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-27-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 33,188
Posted By Westlotorn
I will post my last on this issue, again, my...

I will post my last on this issue, again, my intent was to help but the many experts here obviously know more than I. I only diagnosed 3 N62 engine smoking/using oil issues and FIXED them without...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 33,188
Posted By Westlotorn
Again, if you are smoking and your intake has no...

Again, if you are smoking and your intake has no oil in it this is not your solution. This will only help with oil in the intake manifold.
On the front of the heads there is Vanos control unit,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 33,188
Posted By Westlotorn
How many of your Valve stem seal replacements...

How many of your Valve stem seal replacements were put back together with the old gaskets?
My guess is Zero. I think you are fixing the problem by changing leaking gaskets as part of a prudent...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 33,188
Posted By Westlotorn
I still say if you have oil in the manifold you...

I still say if you have oil in the manifold you will smoke. Oil in the manifold is not valve stem seals, bad design or good design of BMW valve stem seals aside. Oil in the manifold says your...
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