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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-28-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,975
Posted By bluetec
For our BMW's I think high pressure common rail...

For our BMW's I think high pressure common rail diesel (HPCRD) or just CRD is more accurate than TDI, which applies to even the older low pressure oil burners.

I'm not a tree hugger... so I got...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-08-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluetec
Yes they work fine. Just locate the ISO image...

Yes they work fine. Just locate the ISO image files on the internet and burn at a reasonable speed on quality single layer media. Pop one in and follow the instructions. Cheers.:beerchug:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-08-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By bluetec
Get the dealer to check the battery *and*...

Get the dealer to check the battery *and* charging system.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,690
Posted By bluetec
The drivers side is a piece of cake. On the...

The drivers side is a piece of cake. On the passenger side, ('09 X5d), the DEF storage tank blocks access to anything other than a child's hands. I have very large hands. I had to remove several...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-27-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,446
Posted By bluetec
It's in the back of the trunk under the lift up...

It's in the back of the trunk under the lift up door. Prop the door open and remove the plastic storage bin held in place with 5-6 philllips head screws. Once you expose the battery, note the battery...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,605
Posted By bluetec
[QUOTE=icuc;6654000]Ummmmm......Is it possible to...

[QUOTE=icuc;6654000]Ummmmm......Is it possible to find out the battery condition with the output voltage?[/QUOTE

No, and not with any OBD-II output, or digital voltmeter either. There are charts...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-23-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,605
Posted By bluetec
No testing anything, only monitoring. On the...

No testing anything, only monitoring. On the diesel (have to qualify) I recall two voltage outputs available. One is at the OBD port and the other is somewhere else (it's been weeks), but one looks...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-23-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,130
Posted By bluetec
My only recommendation would be to unplug the...

My only recommendation would be to unplug the adapter when not in use. It's convenient to just leave it in place all the time, but it draws a small amount of power with the key off and due to the BT,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-21-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,605
Posted By bluetec
There is a ton of OBD-II software out there,...

There is a ton of OBD-II software out there, including open source. It would surprise me if there was NOT an Apple app out there similar to Torque. In addition, there is even more software available...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-20-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,135
Posted By bluetec
Thank you Auto Union!

Thank you Auto Union!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-20-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,605
Posted By bluetec
Yes, I have a BT version from Amazon. Better than...

Yes, I have a BT version from Amazon. Better than waiting for it to come from HK! It works well with my Android tablet running the Torque App. On the diesel I have never seen torque displayed,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-16-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,159
Posted By bluetec
Yes, they are. If interested, you may want to...

Yes, they are. If interested, you may want to confirm the firmware level with the seller. The f/w has been upgraded at least once, and I understand you cannot upgrade without a new chip @ a nominal...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-16-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,397
Posted By bluetec
104.1 - seriously? :bigpimp: When my...

104.1 - seriously? :bigpimp:

When my battery started getting discharged, all kinds of weird things were happening. For example, I would start the vehicle and frequently the radio was muted,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-14-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,756
Posted By bluetec
+1 Other vehicles have the provision for...

+1
Other vehicles have the provision for moonroof calibration. Procedure may be buried in the manual, or the SA should know.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-07-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By bluetec
My BB Storm2 9550 works well but I'm still on OS...

My BB Storm2 9550 works well but I'm still on OS v5.0. As I recall, I had to go into settings and "allow" the addressbook, and I disabled the "prompt" to connect so it connects automatically. Haven't...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-05-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,238
Posted By bluetec
On my X5d, long pressing the DTC for about 5...

On my X5d, long pressing the DTC for about 5 seconds results in both traction and stability control off. You will see a warning light and it will stay illuminated. Resets back to normal when you turn...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,426
Posted By bluetec
Diesels Rock

I currently have two newish German diesel vehicles, and always run B5 minimum in both. I look for it. ULSD processing removes lubricity which biodiesel is high in. I live North of Houston and filled...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-02-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,319
Posted By bluetec
Yeah, looks better than mine, too. I'm probably...

Yeah, looks better than mine, too. I'm probably the only one who notices, but I wish they had cut sparingly. This was a bolt on replacement. One thing missing here is the programming. Whether you go...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-01-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By bluetec
Really sucks not having a temp gauge. If you an...

Really sucks not having a temp gauge. If you an android phone/tablet you could use the "Torque" app. I use a BT OBD-II adapter from Amazon for $23. Last time I used Torque it seemed like coolant temp...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-31-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,593
Posted By bluetec
No regrets whatsoever. We're a two diesel family!...

No regrets whatsoever. We're a two diesel family! I'd like to have a 335d but our lifestyle (ie. 2 kids) requires an SAV. Tow rating is also substantial for the occasional need, and it is all...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-29-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 26,356
Posted By bluetec
You are welcome to come out to Goliad TX where we...

You are welcome to come out to Goliad TX where we have an event called the "Texas Mile"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CydnislN9pM
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-24-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By bluetec
M2 start @ 2500 and don't touch the shifter FTW. ...

M2 start @ 2500 and don't touch the shifter FTW. :thumbup:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-24-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By bluetec
Power braking is helpful during launch,...

Power braking is helpful during launch, particularly on turbo models. NA not as much. You don't need to run up to 4000 rpm either. 2000-2500 is enough and I would start in M2 with DTC fully off (long...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-20-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,752
Posted By bluetec
If you haven't found it already, try N54tech.com....

If you haven't found it already, try N54tech.com. Lots of tuning information there and Terry from Burger Tuning is a frequent contributor.

I use the JBD on my X5 diesel. You do need (at least) the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,349
Posted By bluetec
$9 DVD's are just the encrypted software, you...

$9 DVD's are just the encrypted software, you still have to purchase a key from BMW (or others) to unlock on HDD based systems.
I guess I'm glad I have the DVD based system. I just d/l the 2011...
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