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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-18-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By HT417
I should probably also mention that you should...

I should probably also mention that you should stop driving to avoid risking overheating or damage. The best option is to have it transported to a repair shop.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-18-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By HT417
My money's on a failed water pump, which usually...

My money's on a failed water pump, which usually fail before 60K miles. Your symptoms are typical. You might hold the distance record if you're the original owner.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-07-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 949
Posted By HT417
63K and I've never seen it read less than full. I...

63K and I've never seen it read less than full. I mostly stick to the 15K change interval and I use Mobil 1 0W40. At least my engine seems to have good genes.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,475
Posted By HT417
I think it's still too early to say for sure but...

I think it's still too early to say for sure but it's been 3 or 4 months since I changed the last one and everything is still dry. I trust them more than the inconsistently applied original sealer.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-27-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Tcu
Views: 415
Posted By HT417
Glad you got it fixed. I think the dealership...

Glad you got it fixed. I think the dealership charges $50-75 for programming.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-27-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Tcu
Views: 415
Posted By HT417
1. Not sure what you mean here. Do you mean an...

1. Not sure what you mean here. Do you mean an indication(icon) on the car screen that the BT is operating? If so, then the answer is no. At least not on mine
2. The general context is:...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-25-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 14
Tcu
Views: 415
Posted By HT417
I'm no expert either but this is how I would do...

I'm no expert either but this is how I would do it:

1. As ard mentioned, check the environment they're operating in to see if you have water intrusion.

2. Visually inspect the antenna for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-23-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Tcu
Views: 415
Posted By HT417
It's number 6 in the diagram I linked to. The TCU...

It's number 6 in the diagram I linked to. The TCU is number 1 and has a photo.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-23-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,598
Posted By HT417
Thanks, I'll look into it. May have to change...

Thanks, I'll look into it. May have to change dealerships to get it fixed since my normal one claims they can't even notice the vibration during a test drive.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-23-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Tcu
Views: 415
Posted By HT417
Based on the heat influence you describe here, it...

Based on the heat influence you describe here, it seems like both the module and the antenna could be candidates. Either "should" be an easy swap, only involving some screws and a connector. It's...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-23-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,518
Posted By HT417
An interesting point to consider if you're stuck...

An interesting point to consider if you're stuck paying those high prices. A reman for my 19Z is just $2634 + core on realoem.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-22-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Tcu
Views: 415
Posted By HT417
Isn't that a $600-1000 component? Are you sure...

Isn't that a $600-1000 component? Are you sure you just want to assume it's bad and then replace it? Try pulling the fuse for around 30 minutes and see if that revives it. If you decide to replace...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-22-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,598
Posted By HT417
PAX, thanks for offering. It's both and...

PAX, thanks for offering.

It's both and they are in synch except at idle when it's just the steering wheel (power steering pump? I seem to be noticing it more now than 4 years ago). When the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-22-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,518
Posted By HT417
Those are some high prices; fluid is much cheaper...

Those are some high prices; fluid is much cheaper here in Germany. That 15L quote is very close to everything I've ever heard.



No, I can't quote that. It's just guessing from the SA until I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,598
Posted By HT417
Thanks for the info!

Had my front lower control arms changed the other day and, just as you described, everything is noticeably tighter up front. It didn't solve all of the vibration I'm experiencing but I feel like I'm...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,518
Posted By HT417
The 14 liters would include the torque converter...

The 14 liters would include the torque converter and cooler. Agree that just changing half isn't great but at least part of the fluid will be fresh and maybe clear loose particles laying in the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,518
Posted By HT417
That did not include the pan or filter. I was...

That did not include the pan or filter. I was told the filter is just a screen and was actually talked out of changing it. I can't find a picture that actually shows what the filter element is made...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-19-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,518
Posted By HT417
OK, it appears I misspoke and I'm actually a...

OK, it appears I misspoke and I'm actually a member of the 50% club. I had the SA check my records and I only had the pan drop and refill done in 2010 at around 30K. They can do a complete flush but...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-16-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,518
Posted By HT417
Yeah, that's quite a procedure but it seems to...

Yeah, that's quite a procedure but it seems to have paid off for you.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-16-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,518
Posted By HT417
I'm pretty sure it was a low pressure "fluid...

I'm pretty sure it was a low pressure "fluid exchange". I've read or heard that a "flush" or "power flush" is bad because it has a higher chance of dislodging sludge.

I'll ask tomorrow when I'm in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-15-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,518
Posted By HT417
This replaces about 50% of the fluid and...

This replaces about 50% of the fluid and obviously gives you a fresh filter. But, why not spend a little more and let BMW or an indy also flush the torque converter and cooler resulting in ~90% fresh...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-05-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,598
Posted By HT417
PAX, thanks. It's a pleasure for all of us to...

PAX, thanks. It's a pleasure for all of us to serve the great American public. I'm retired from active duty but still serving in another capacity.

I don't think I've ever had that beer, I'll have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-04-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By HT417
It will help to know what's already been done and...

It will help to know what's already been done and what codes the dealership pulled. Then, suggestions can be made.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-04-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By HT417
I probably should have been more clear: referring...

I probably should have been more clear: referring to just the front suspension, do you recommend replacing both front and rear lower arms or just the front one? Right now I'm only looking at doing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-04-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,598
Posted By HT417
Yep, dollars. The quote was 137 euros without...

Yep, dollars. The quote was 137 euros without tax, I can shop tax free, which translates to ~$174 at the current international rate of .799 to the dollar. My recent water pump was about $40 cheaper...
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