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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By SoCaLE39
But you said it yourself that they diagnosed the...

But you said it yourself that they diagnosed the problem as the trans fluid caused the belt to slip off. So what is making you think the belt is worn?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-20-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,201
Posted By SoCaLE39
Rear Brake Refresh Still letting the lowering...

Rear Brake Refresh
Still letting the lowering springs settle so I decided to tackle the rear brakes. In similar fashion as the fronts, the rear calipers were disassembled, stripped, blasted, primed...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-20-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,201
Posted By SoCaLE39
Vogtland springs installed. Of course I'll need...

Vogtland springs installed. Of course I'll need to give them some time to settle but the preliminary measurements show the rear dropped some. I've only driven about 10 miles and so far the ride...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,890
Posted By SoCaLE39
Honestly, I have not checked on the buildup since...

Honestly, I have not checked on the buildup since doing the cleanup primarily because Ive only added 5-7k since then. Considering what I cleaned up was at 75k I'm not too overly concerned about the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-16-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,890
Posted By SoCaLE39
I've done a pretty thorough carbon clean up on my...

I've done a pretty thorough carbon clean up on my 35d. Check out my thread for pics and info on my methods:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=869542&highlight=zeus
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-10-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By SoCaLE39
There's a couple things I would check first which...

There's a couple things I would check first which would be the leveling sensors that are connected to the front and rear suspension. In some cases the arm connecting to the sensor to the suspension...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-10-2016, 01:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By SoCaLE39
I have to agree with the few in that the diesel...

I have to agree with the few in that the diesel is actually the most reliable "engine" hands down. Europe has been using that engine for quite a while now and has proven to be a pretty damn reliable....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 61,474
Posted By SoCaLE39
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r211/socale39/7...

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r211/socale39/71D5CD32-6572-47B5-A0E3-81A07E96580C_zpsdexdc5vy.jpg...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,375
Posted By SoCaLE39
One more thing covered by an extended...

One more thing covered by an extended warranty....why would this deter you from buying a 35d. If anything this makes the 35d more attractive as the most problematic parts, which are only a few, are...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,185
Posted By SoCaLE39
With regards to emission related issues, my X5...

With regards to emission related issues, my X5 35d has had the following replaced in its 80k life:

2x DEF Active Tanks
1x Oxygen Sensor
1x EGR Cooler

Everything else has been maintenance.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,185
Posted By SoCaLE39
I was in a similar situation originally looking...

I was in a similar situation originally looking at 50i models for my first X5. I eventually told myself the 35d was the more practical choice and I absolutely love it. Tons of torque, excellent gas...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By SoCaLE39
Maintenance package isn't worth it. Depending on...

Maintenance package isn't worth it. Depending on how much you drive and your current mileage, you might get 2-3 oil changes and the brakes replaced over the next couple years. Hardly worth the $2k if...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,171
Posted By SoCaLE39
Must be that time of month! :P

Must be that time of month! :P
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-14-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,171
Posted By SoCaLE39
Let me just help put this thread to bed and...

Let me just help put this thread to bed and suggest you all look into Textar ePad lineup. I'm running them on my 11' 35d and they are by far the best pads I've used of all the Pads I've tried. When I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-14-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By SoCaLE39
Let me know what you need. I took some photos...

Let me know what you need. I took some photos during the process.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-25-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 820
Posted By SoCaLE39
The same can be said about a traditional patch if...

The same can be said about a traditional patch if you think about it. One thing a traditional interior patch doesn't do is fill the puncture void so that void is exposed to everything you mentioned. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By SoCaLE39
I wouldn't lose sleep over 15hp on a SAV that...

I wouldn't lose sleep over 15hp on a SAV that needs more torque than hp to get up and go. Hell I would bet you couldn't even tell the difference.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 820
Posted By SoCaLE39
Having worked years in the tire industry in my...

Having worked years in the tire industry in my younger years I can tell you I've done plenty of cord plug repairs and they are perfectly fine. Patch repairs are preferred but given the type of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-02-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By SoCaLE39
Just lookup BMW vin decoder on google then enter...

Just lookup BMW vin decoder on google then enter the last seven of the vin to get a full list of installed options.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,641
Posted By SoCaLE39
Unfortunately it's not as easy as just removing...

Unfortunately it's not as easy as just removing the trim. If I recall correctly, you'll need to remove the side carpeting and leather panels, wood trim on the sides, rear climate panel, then the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-23-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,158
Posted By SoCaLE39
I was in a similar situation last year. Was...

I was in a similar situation last year. Was trying to find one with AD for months but eventually picked up a very well optioned 35d w/o AD. Your options are going to be very slim if you want AD,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-22-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,146
Posted By SoCaLE39
I think my question was missed ZoomVT. Look at...

I think my question was missed ZoomVT. Look at your quoted txt above and tell me that makes sense. The way I read it, you won't pay extra for the options on a used car but will pay for them on a new...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-22-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,146
Posted By SoCaLE39
Doesn't this completely contradict your point?

Doesn't this completely contradict your point?
Forum: Suspension and Braking 08-21-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 591
Posted By SoCaLE39
Like New Genuine BMW Front Rotors & Pads - E70 X5 35d/35i/48i - No Longer Available

Like New Genuine BMW Front Rotors & Pads - E70 X5 35d/35i/48i...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-17-2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By SoCaLE39
The center console black trim pieces are cheap...

The center console black trim pieces are cheap and easy to replace. I posted some videos on YouTube just look up the username Bimmermarketplace
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