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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:45 PM
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Posted By HT417
Isn't that a $600-1000 component? Are you sure...

Isn't that a $600-1000 component? Are you sure you just want to assume it's bad and then replace it? Try pulling the fuse for around 30 minutes and see if that revives it. If you decide to replace...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,230
Posted By HT417
PAX, thanks for offering. It's both and...

PAX, thanks for offering.

It's both and they are in synch except at idle when it's just the steering wheel (power steering pump? I seem to be noticing it more now than 4 years ago). When the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,155
Posted By HT417
Those are some high prices; fluid is much cheaper...

Those are some high prices; fluid is much cheaper here in Germany. That 15L quote is very close to everything I've ever heard.



No, I can't quote that. It's just guessing from the SA until I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,230
Posted By HT417
Thanks for the info!

Had my front lower control arms changed the other day and, just as you described, everything is noticeably tighter up front. It didn't solve all of the vibration I'm experiencing but I feel like I'm...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,155
Posted By HT417
The 14 liters would include the torque converter...

The 14 liters would include the torque converter and cooler. Agree that just changing half isn't great but at least part of the fluid will be fresh and maybe clear loose particles laying in the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,155
Posted By HT417
That did not include the pan or filter. I was...

That did not include the pan or filter. I was told the filter is just a screen and was actually talked out of changing it. I can't find a picture that actually shows what the filter element is made...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,155
Posted By HT417
OK, it appears I misspoke and I'm actually a...

OK, it appears I misspoke and I'm actually a member of the 50% club. I had the SA check my records and I only had the pan drop and refill done in 2010 at around 30K. They can do a complete flush but...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-16-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,155
Posted By HT417
Yeah, that's quite a procedure but it seems to...

Yeah, that's quite a procedure but it seems to have paid off for you.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-16-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,155
Posted By HT417
I'm pretty sure it was a low pressure "fluid...

I'm pretty sure it was a low pressure "fluid exchange". I've read or heard that a "flush" or "power flush" is bad because it has a higher chance of dislodging sludge.

I'll ask tomorrow when I'm in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-15-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,155
Posted By HT417
This replaces about 50% of the fluid and...

This replaces about 50% of the fluid and obviously gives you a fresh filter. But, why not spend a little more and let BMW or an indy also flush the torque converter and cooler resulting in ~90% fresh...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-05-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,230
Posted By HT417
PAX, thanks. It's a pleasure for all of us to...

PAX, thanks. It's a pleasure for all of us to serve the great American public. I'm retired from active duty but still serving in another capacity.

I don't think I've ever had that beer, I'll have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-04-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By HT417
It will help to know what's already been done and...

It will help to know what's already been done and what codes the dealership pulled. Then, suggestions can be made.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-04-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By HT417
I probably should have been more clear: referring...

I probably should have been more clear: referring to just the front suspension, do you recommend replacing both front and rear lower arms or just the front one? Right now I'm only looking at doing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-04-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,230
Posted By HT417
Yep, dollars. The quote was 137 euros without...

Yep, dollars. The quote was 137 euros without tax, I can shop tax free, which translates to ~$174 at the current international rate of .799 to the dollar. My recent water pump was about $40 cheaper...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-04-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,230
Posted By HT417
PAX5 - thanks , I somehow overlooked this before....

PAX5 - thanks , I somehow overlooked this before. However, they're actually more expensive than buying from the dealership. And some of the links lp posted are cheaper, even for OEM. I ended up...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-04-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By HT417
If I can jump in here for a minute I'd like to...

If I can jump in here for a minute I'd like to ask if you're referring to just the front ones or both front and rear? I just ordered the front arms that I plan to have replaced next week or the week...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,708
Posted By HT417
I would keep an eye open for water intrusion,...

I would keep an eye open for water intrusion, too. Not uncommon on our early E70s because they were sealed to the hatch by hand, not altogether consistently, with a black goo that can loose its...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-29-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By HT417
The min/max function is available on some DVMs...

The min/max function is available on some DVMs but it's a poor man's test for those of us that don't have ready access to a load tester. I would take it to Autozone and have it load tested there....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By HT417
That sounds like a possibility, and definitely...

That sounds like a possibility, and definitely worth a try. Are you familiar with INPA? I'm still getting comfortable with it. Be careful with cables, not all of them will work. If you need software...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-25-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,230
Posted By HT417
Something caught my eye while looking at your...

Something caught my eye while looking at your pics again and it looks like the nut isn't wide enough to retain the arm if the sleeve breaks loose and it lifts.

Maybe in reality that's not a high...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-25-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By HT417
Well, it was worth a try.

Well, it was worth a try.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-25-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,230
Posted By HT417
This also sounds like what I'm experiencing. If...

This also sounds like what I'm experiencing. If I'm on the brakes harder it feels like a lightly warped disc but at a frequency much higher than I'm used to. Also vibrates going around curves and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 846
Posted By HT417
OK, try arguing this with the dealership. ...

OK, try arguing this with the dealership.

Page 129 of my 2008 Owner's Manual talks about driving through water. The vehicle can handle a depth of 20 inches moving at a very slow pace. Otherwise,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By HT417
600K is impressive. My brother-in-law also had...

600K is impressive. My brother-in-law also had good luck with an older MB. He also had over 300K on his Toyota Avalon before he traded for an 1st Gen X3.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,099
Posted By HT417
Duke - thanks for the maintenance history. It's...

Duke - thanks for the maintenance history. It's like looking in a crystal ball. Looks like the water pump only lasts around 60K so I guess I have 57K left on mine.

Interesting to note that you did...
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