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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By Nonsuch
BMW uses Tyco MQS connectors on many modules. ...

BMW uses Tyco MQS connectors on many modules.
Some useful information in this thread ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-30-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By Nonsuch
The X5 seems rather sensitive to proper...

The X5 seems rather sensitive to proper alignment.
On my X5, both front tires had excess wear on the outside (worse on the right) and the alignment was "within spec" :cry:


Thanks for the math...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-23-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By Nonsuch
OP lost on Jeopardy :rofl:

OP lost on Jeopardy :rofl:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-08-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Nonsuch
I have Sirius Select on 2 BMWs, both "lifetime"...

I have Sirius Select on 2 BMWs, both "lifetime" (although that should not matter).

MY2007 M6: does not receive channels you listed :thumbdwn:
MY2012 X5: receives all the channels you listed...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-07-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Nonsuch
The label indicating Pentosin CHF11S sometimes...

The label indicating Pentosin CHF11S sometimes fall off the power steering reservoir :thumbdwn:
ECS sells replacement labels, (http://www.ecstuning.com/ES184813/) so it must be a relatively common...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-14-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,450
Posted By Nonsuch
Oetiker clamps are "one time use" part number...

Oetiker clamps are "one time use" part number 16121180240 (http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=ZW03&mospid=52205&btnr=16_0738&hg=16&fg=15&hl=10)
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-12-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Nonsuch
Nice :cry: The option to look for on the...

Nice :cry:


The option to look for on the E70 is Adaptive Drive, which will have a "SPORT" button at the base of the shift lever. A major feature are the "active" sway bars :thumbup:

Thanks...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-10-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,450
Posted By Nonsuch
My X5d took about 30 seconds to start after...

My X5d took about 30 seconds to start after changing the filter :thumbdwn:
I did turn on the "ignition" without starting for a few minutes, so the tank pump does not run until the engine is actually...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-10-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,006
Posted By Nonsuch
Nice to have cup holders covered, since it is a...

Nice to have cup holders covered, since it is a time consuming repair.
I've seen a few posts with $800 repair estimates :cry:

The "elastic band" used in the cup holder is weak and likely to fail...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-08-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Nonsuch
Took Performance Center Delivery of a 2012 X5d, 2...

Took Performance Center Delivery of a 2012 X5d, 2 years ago later this month :thumbup:
Time flies when you're having fun :D


Previously owned a Passat W8, similar to the Allroad.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-06-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Nonsuch
...without even the common courtesy of a...

...without even the common courtesy of a reach-around :cry:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Nonsuch
X5d Smog "Check"

MY2012 X5d required a Smog Certificate to renew the registration. It seems like this is just used to generate some revenue for the state of California, since there is really no Smog Check performed....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-28-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,450
Posted By Nonsuch
This video shows the fuel filter in a similar...

This video shows the fuel filter in a similar location:
Video of fuel filter replacement. (http://youtu.be/L0ylCmhD7XE)

The fuel filter was located in a different location on my X5 35d (MY2012,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-22-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,384
Posted By Nonsuch
I have never found BMW traffic information to be...

I have never found BMW traffic information to be very accurate, so it has very little value. The information seemed even more inaccurate than usual over the weekend, so you might be correct that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-20-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Nonsuch
Not far off. When correctly positioned, the red...

Not far off. When correctly positioned, the red grid pattern will be hidden under the top edge of the side panel. It is a reminder to install that end first at an angle, before snapping the other...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-17-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Nonsuch
Quite likely :thumbup: OP might want to...

Quite likely :thumbup:

OP might want to remove the original lamp check the number of wires.
If there are only 2, it will not be plug and play.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-17-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Nonsuch
I also use Battery Tenders. Both my "garage...

I also use Battery Tenders. Both my "garage queen" cars have Battery Tenders attached :thumbup:

Looking at the website, the "classic" metal Battery Tenders are not available for sale in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-07-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By Nonsuch
It would make me wonder if they changed the oil...

It would make me wonder if they changed the oil :thumbdwn:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-24-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By Nonsuch
Goof Off is a rather strong solvent, but well...

Goof Off is a rather strong solvent, but well suited for this job. I used it on my X5 visors and many other cars :thumbup:
I recommend removing the visors from the car.

Search "goof off" and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-13-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By Nonsuch
The hose threads onto the tank, it's not a...

The hose threads onto the tank, it's not a push-style like the bottles. I have not used one of those OEM (BMW, VW, MB...) bottles.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-13-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By Nonsuch
Yes, it can be easily modified. I have also used...

Yes, it can be easily modified. I have also used Peak brand DEF, and the cap is a common type used on many gallon containers (coolant...). The Peak snorkel is "one time" use, so it might be better...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-12-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By Nonsuch
The hose does not fit the 2.5 gallon DEF from...

The hose does not fit the 2.5 gallon DEF from Pepboys :thumbdwn:
The end for the car fits, but other end is much larger than the Pepboys container.
Perhaps this hose will work with containers from...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-11-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By Nonsuch
I have been searching for a filler hose without...

I have been searching for a filler hose without success.
The 2.5 gallon DEF containers include a hose, but it always makes a mess.

No one seems to sell this Kruse hose:...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-04-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By Nonsuch
Very easy to perform an oil change, I don't even...

Very easy to perform an oil change, I don't even need a jack.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-19-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,184
Posted By Nonsuch
51476974232 $130 from getbmwparts.com You...

51476974232
$130 from getbmwparts.com
You will also need a few (6-10) plastic connectors: 51471911992

More details:...
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