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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-21-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,680
Posted By Brian425
In the future, put those business writing skills...

In the future, put those business writing skills to use when you first write up the work order with your SA.

Be perfectly clear what your expectations are and what you have authorized.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-07-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Brian425
what is code MR1?

OBD II codes are usually "P" then four numbers. Get them to document all the codes on your work order.

What they gave you does not sound like any code I have ever heard of.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-06-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By Brian425
Is the washer fluid tank heated?

Today is a good day to siphon it out and fill it with good stuff.

Gonna be cold tomorrow.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-06-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By Brian425
The dreaded "increased battery discharge"

The Kid,
I actually see it the other way. You are coming close to expiration of your warranty. This is the time to document it and pursue it.

It is just a difference of opinion. It's your...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By Brian425
LED Light Conversion

Just curious why he will need to change glovebox fuses often? LEDs draw less power, so unless something causes a short, they should not blow a fuse. If there are no problems with the install, it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By Brian425
Can fat tires be switched out?

You can run rims that are standard sizes and offset for the E70. Size the M sport package has the extended wheel arches, you may consider using spacers or slightly different offsets.

Personally,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By Brian425
The dreaded "increased battery discharge"

While I have not had the increased battery discharge message again, I get the impression that this is still a work in progress.

Talking with the tech, he said there were multiple updates to the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,001
Posted By Brian425
Massive loss of coolant

You can buy a magnetic oil pan heater for under $100. They are not great; but, better than nothing.

We had an extra one at the house in the Poconos. It was not as good as a block heater; but, the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By Brian425
The dreaded "increased battery discharge"

I go to Circle BMW in NJ. Life Quality in Brooklyn is right by my house; but, they are only OK.

I go to Deal NJ often, so it is not a big deal to go to Circle. I usually deal with Brian Raiken. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By Brian425
The dreaded "increased battery discharge"

If this has happened more than once, ask them to open a PUMA case.

Just keep going back to "I can't afford to have an unreliable vehicle."

They should be able to fix this issue. Keeping a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,730
Posted By Brian425
Fails to start when cold

Qmafia,
You really need to diagnose the issue.

You can test the relay be putting 12v on the low voltage side. You will hear/feel it switch.

Check the fuel pressure at the rail after it has...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,001
Posted By Brian425
Massive loss of coolant

I think Ard meant that the coolant may have had a freezing point of -35 degrees. It reached that point over night. Later on, it warmed up to above -35 allowing the coolant to return to liquid state. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-04-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By Brian425
OP seemed to want to go over his front end and...

OP seemed to want to go over his front end and perhaps do some preventative maintenance. Always a good idea.

Each time I swap the summer and snow tires, I do basically what I described to OP. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-04-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By Brian425
The dreaded "increased battery discharge"

Bring it in. There is a software update for low driving profile. Attached is a copy of my WO with some of the test plans they had run and the update.

These are not plug in hybrids. My X5 gets...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-04-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Brian425
Seating at tire with starter fluid.

How is the ratchet strap method done?




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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-04-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Brian425
Seating at tire with starter fluid.

I agree that this is not the approved way to seat a tire. They must have used a lot of ether to kill a man.

In this instance a neighbor was plowing with his ATV and hit the curb. It unseated the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-03-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By Brian425
80k miles, what front suspension parts needs to be replaced?

If you replace tie rod ends, count the number of turns until they come off. Count as exact as possible, i.e. 11 1/8 turns.

Put the new ones back on the same number of turns. This will get you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-03-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,001
Posted By Brian425
Massive loss of coolant

Since it was "massive" I bet it would be easy to see where it was leaking.

If you are under warranty, enjoy the loaner.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-03-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Brian425
Seating at tire with starter fluid.

Just helped the neighbor seat the tire on his ATV with stater fluid. He was shocked that it worked. lol

I miss the old days where people knew how to work on their vehicles and knew ways to deal...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-03-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By Brian425
80k miles, what front suspension parts needs to be replaced?

You tell us. You are driving it. :-)

Really, it all depends on the roads you drive, type of driving, etc.

Get the truck up on a lift or jack stands. Grab each front wheel move it side to side...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-03-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 869
Posted By Brian425
Snow experience with Bridgestone Dueler H/L?

I am not missing the point. I have seen multiple post with the theme of "with an abundance of caution, I was fine" and "due to my high skill level and cautious driving, I was fine"

So you are...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-03-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 869
Posted By Brian425
Snow experience with Bridgestone Dueler H/L?

I think people are missing the point.

Yes, you can drive on all season tires in the snow. You can also bring a knife to a gun fight. Snow tires are just better in the snow and extreme cold.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-02-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By Brian425
Deer Whistle

Ard!!!

I really respected you until you admitted you past JC Whitney habit.

Did you buy tools at Harbor Freight too?

Your aura is gone.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-02-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 869
Posted By Brian425
Snow experience with Bridgestone Dueler H/L?

All the traction control and stability control do not suspend the laws of physics.

28 more feet to stop (snow vs. all season) reduced cornering and reduced acceleration is a lot to compensate for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-02-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 869
Posted By Brian425
I'll bite. Why no snow tires? Pittsburh...

I'll bite.

Why no snow tires? Pittsburh gets cold enough and enough snow to make them worthwhile.

All season tires are a compromise. They are ok in the warm weather and ok in snow. While you...
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