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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-31-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By lpcapital
Another propriety of Castor Oil is the ability to...

Another propriety of Castor Oil is the ability to control dissidents :)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-31-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By lpcapital
That's a good point! I would guess it would....

That's a good point! I would guess it would. Adding to that train of thought what ard said, it now seems less plausible that by the DSC trying to compensate for a different rotational speed was the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-31-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By lpcapital
The explanation they gave you could make sense as...

The explanation they gave you could make sense as the stability control selectively apply brakes. The 255/55-18 is a stock size that has the same rolling diameter as the OEM spare which is a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-11-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,528
Posted By lpcapital
Ehi Doug, I have a Ram 2500 which often spends...

Ehi Doug, I have a Ram 2500 which often spends weeks sitting in the garage. This thing has 2 battery so you can imagine it gets expensive to replace them. So I end up buying a battery maintainer...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-26-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By lpcapital
Gave it a try last night and turned out...

Gave it a try last night and turned out [surprisingly] easier than expected...

I tired to access it from the auxiliary radiator grill, but there's no access there. But all it took was removing 3...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-25-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By lpcapital
Ripositioning front driver side parking sensor

While driving the car in front had a blowout. Shreds of tires hit the front bumper right around where the driver side parking sensor is which got knocked inside the bumper. It seems to be still...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-10-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,032
Posted By lpcapital
I admit I'm not familiar with the bearing setup...

I admit I'm not familiar with the bearing setup in the X5, but a trick used in other vehicles is to jam something like a socket, or a nut between the bearing and the hub and then utilize the power...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-03-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,087
Posted By lpcapital
Forget the bull**** about this or that oil... ...

Forget the bull**** about this or that oil...

Since you don't have any code, I would highly doubt is a leaky injector since it would trow off a few calibration (primarily the zero quantity...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-03-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By lpcapital
Sumitomo HTR Enhance CX (p/n ECH09)

Sumitomo HTR Enhance CX (p/n ECH09)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-03-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By lpcapital
Towing on doughnut tire

Between the fact that is my wife driving the X5 these days and the deceiving wear pattern, I found myself at the race track with the X5 and a rear tire looking like this:
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-03-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By lpcapital
Here's a detailed video on how it works ...

Here's a detailed video on how it works

https://youtu.be/MNxVOf6jIBU

At page 148 of the BMW Diesel training manual it explains the chemestry ->...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-03-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By lpcapital
I spent some time in the past understanding if...

I spent some time in the past understanding if there was some hackery to make replacing NOx sensor less expensive. I didn't get to the bottom of it, but I remember reading that there is a certain...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-20-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By lpcapital
Soft top issue

For some time I had the RED light blinking by the top control switches. The upper light if that makes a difference.

Let night I removed the hardtop and tried to roll the soft top up but nothing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-10-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,828
Posted By lpcapital
What puzzles me a bit is these guys wasting money...

What puzzles me a bit is these guys wasting money on these initiatives as opposed to broadening the network of stations. At least in my market (SD) I have not seen a single new station coming online...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-09-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By lpcapital
It's not really an issue with calibration, more...

It's not really an issue with calibration, more about presentation. The car has 2 speed: a "true speed" and a "corrected speed". What is visualized on the speedometer is the "corrected speed". Using...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By lpcapital
Perhaps you know this, but in general you need to...

Perhaps you know this, but in general you need to be careful in interpreting O2 readings from a diesel engine with emission control systems similarly as you would in a gasoline car. In a gasoline...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-27-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By lpcapital
I do believe that what the X5 mounts is a...

I do believe that what the X5 mounts is a wideband O2 sensor not a narrowband. While a narrow band basically tells you whether you're running stioch, lean or rich without being able to measure AFR,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-23-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,434
Posted By lpcapital
We picked up the car yesterday. They did an...

We picked up the car yesterday. They did an excellent job as expected.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-21-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,828
Posted By lpcapital
Since the Ram doesn't have the DPF anymore I can...

Since the Ram doesn't have the DPF anymore I can let you guys know if I notice difference in the smoke coming out of the exhaust. I've been running HPR since I got the truck tuned and I see...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,434
Posted By lpcapital
Ehi guys, I wanted to ask if anyone here is...

Ehi guys, I wanted to ask if anyone here is either a lawyer, is familiar with insurance related lawsuits or has experience would like to share. If so I'd appreciate if you could drop me a PM or a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,434
Posted By lpcapital
Shop completed the teardown yesterday and the...

Shop completed the teardown yesterday and the result is an increase of the repair estimate from $7K to $12K. The big changes regard the front: from the pictures it appears cosmetic, but once they...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-18-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,434
Posted By lpcapital
Btw, a couple of questions on the topic of total...

Btw, a couple of questions on the topic of total loss.

I think I've learned that in California the determination is based on the Total Loss Formula, whereby the car is considered a total loss if...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-18-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,434
Posted By lpcapital
Still dealing with this... Basically SF and...

Still dealing with this...

Basically SF and Allstate have engaged in their pissing contest of who should pay. Meanwhile the lady in front which apparently should break the tie is MIA after getting...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-11-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,559
Posted By lpcapital
Ninja's link is better. The one I gave describe a...

Ninja's link is better. The one I gave describe a special tool which apparently is not needed (nor can be found).
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-11-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,559
Posted By lpcapital
It doesn't matter, they are all the same design....

It doesn't matter, they are all the same design. Here's the direct link -> http://tis.bmwcats.com/doc1115081/
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