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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-05-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,392
Posted By vetaldj
It looks like the price tag is ~ the same for...

It looks like the price tag is ~ the same for rear damage. I did got a call from shop today and they told that it will be $11.4K to fix my car and it's in case no other things found.

On a positive...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 953
Posted By vetaldj
From what I've read online and tried myself - if...

From what I've read online and tried myself - if stft drops with rev - you have a vacuum leak. Use realoem and find each and every vacuum line and inspect it. Propane can't help you with vacuum leak,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 953
Posted By vetaldj
To check if O2 working correctly what I did is...

To check if O2 working correctly what I did is create forced air leak (pulling some vacuum hose out) and check PRE cat O2 reaction. In my case it was pretty slow (few seconds) while POST cat sensors...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By vetaldj
Buy ribbon for cluster and try to do it yourself....

Buy ribbon for cluster and try to do it yourself. In worse case scenario what you will loose? You still ready to replace it. In opposite way you will do it for like $20. Or for $60-$70 you can buy...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 903
Posted By vetaldj
I just put Pirelli Scorpion Verde on. Will see,...

I just put Pirelli Scorpion Verde on. Will see, so far they are quieter then original, don't know how they are going on wet/snow, this is quite rear in our place.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-24-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,392
Posted By vetaldj
Yea, I keep it for exactly that reason, to...

Yea, I keep it for exactly that reason, to protect from tailgeters :) Unfortunately this time it was big van so it hit above it.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,392
Posted By vetaldj
Well, good thread - exactly same thing happen to...

Well, good thread - exactly same thing happen to me today, about the same amount of damage too. Going to make a claim into AAA (other party insurance) shortly.
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-22-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,188
Posted By vetaldj
I'm doing exactly same thing. Just wait till...

I'm doing exactly same thing. Just wait till initial RPM drops to normal level ~600-700 and go.
I did it as well while living in Omaha, NE where we could have even colder temps.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-22-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,673
Posted By vetaldj
I did get a quote and it says "from date of...

I did get a quote and it says "from date of contract starts". So actually it's date you purchase it not actual service date.

I'm thinking to go same way via MECU. Have a flickering camera and out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,502
Posted By vetaldj
Orange County, Irvine, CA it is. Was all over the...

Orange County, Irvine, CA it is. Was all over the states for past 10 years, now looks like I'm settled in here.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,834
Posted By vetaldj
Ok than I vote for saved a ton. I can't even...

Ok than I vote for saved a ton. I can't even imaging how much it will cost to do all that work that I did just recently to diagnose lean conditions I had (replaced 3 CCV hoses, fixed DISA, replaced...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,248
Posted By vetaldj
Ok, as promised, final update to this thread:...

Ok, as promised, final update to this thread: case closed!

Today I passed smog and got my new shiny plates and registration. Thank you all for great help and support.

They did not perform dyno...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,834
Posted By vetaldj
I think this list is not complete. In my...

I think this list is not complete.

In my case I always do DIY when it's possible and not considering it as waste of my time as this is my hobby.

I would add "Saved money, learned something new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By vetaldj
Do research on General Module III. I have...

Do research on General Module III.

I have similar patient but 2003. I've got it with dad battery with unknown park time. After putting new battery pretty much nothing worked inside: windows,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,248
Posted By vetaldj
Today I woke up at 5am and decided to do drive...

Today I woke up at 5am and decided to do drive cycle again to reset those stubborn catalytic monitor. With new T-stat car warms up really fast, as it should and during whole drive temp was like 88-95...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,248
Posted By vetaldj
Did Oil filter housing gasket today and...

Did Oil filter housing gasket today and alternator replacement. That was sure biggest oil leak for me. Gasket was in shape of rubber after 200K on it - brittle, and really hard.

Tomorrow I will do...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,248
Posted By vetaldj
Here in SoCal we did not worry about heater, you...

Here in SoCal we did not worry about heater, you know that :)

Emission this is was the thing. I was not able to get it hot enough to get 2 emissions control ready for inspection. While making...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By vetaldj
I did same thing when changing my VCG :) After...

I did same thing when changing my VCG :) After some time it get hard to remove that without braking. Maybe good way to force owners to change them once in a while.

Anyway, if you go with hose...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,248
Posted By vetaldj
Update. Today I was able to spend some time...

Update.

Today I was able to spend some time in garage and I decided to replace thermostat, that was look like stuck open as it was really hard to warm engine up.

I undo everything and when I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,153
Posted By vetaldj
I had same bunch of codes but misfire only in cyl...

I had same bunch of codes but misfire only in cyl 5. I did replace some vacuum lines that were broken, PRE cat O2 as they very very old and culprit was a MAF as well at the end, I found used with low...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,248
Posted By vetaldj
Ok, so I did drive on freeway today for about 15...

Ok, so I did drive on freeway today for about 15 min holding 55-60 mph but those two monitors still not ready...

Should I do full cycle as pictured or just one i need (I need that 45-60 mph for 15...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,248
Posted By vetaldj
Did almost an hour drive around today. Was not...

Did almost an hour drive around today. Was not able to have constant 40-60 for 15 min but I was driving on local streets, no CEL yet. Will repeat this tomorrow on maybe freeway to have it exactly as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-26-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,248
Posted By vetaldj
Wow, great info QSilver7! Will try it out...

Wow, great info QSilver7!

Will try it out tomorrow.
Thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-26-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,248
Posted By vetaldj
Ok, so recently I had some time and worked on my...

Ok, so recently I had some time and worked on my car.

So, I did replace my PRE cat O2 as they were original. I did find some improvements, STFT fall to +- 4% on idle but increase to +16..+18% on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,248
Posted By vetaldj
Yep, I will do all those tests tomorrow as I'm...

Yep, I will do all those tests tomorrow as I'm out of work for whole day.

I have new sensors already as I found out that it still has original (200K miles on them) and they are pretty lazy even...
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