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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-06-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,203
Posted By Thomv
Rough starting and code

Rough starting and code
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-04-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,203
Posted By Thomv
They did not. 3 were bad. The rest were prevented...

They did not. 3 were bad. The rest were prevented maintenance. Was pennies compared to another tear down. Plus I am in ski areas a lot.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-04-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,203
Posted By Thomv
Longevity? - 2009 35D

My 09 35D now has 107500 miles. Since the 100k mark, I have replace the pump on the DEF system, the glow plugs and controller, the throttle body, and am throwing another code to be checked on.

I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 24,745
Posted By Thomv
To the original question, I am throwing the same...

To the original question, I am throwing the same code. Is the throttle actuator a hard part to fix. Any idea on cost. Also have the shutter when I turn the engine off. 2009 xDrive35d
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-24-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,454
Posted By Thomv
Please grant me some grace. I have been reading...

Please grant me some grace. I have been reading these forums about the driveshaft issue. I have 2009 35D with approximately 106,000 miles. If I am reading. This right, it would be very advisable for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By Thomv
Any comments on using this cleaner? What about...

Any comments on using this cleaner? What about using it to clean the intake / EGR when removed from the engine while replacing the glow plugs?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By Thomv
EGR Valve

While I am changing out the glow plugs in my 2009 35D, I thought I should take a look at the EGR Valve. Is it something that can be cleaned or does it need to be replaced?

thks in advance
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-16-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 224
Posted By Thomv
Parts Supplier

I know that there are supporters of this site that sell parts. Who are they? Need to replace my glow plugs, service module on my 2009 35D.

thks in advance
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-02-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By Thomv
glow plug replacement

I have searched and read other posts, I understand that glow plugs should be changed with the engine warm.

My question is - does the intake manifold need to be removed to change the plugs. I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-02-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By Thomv
glow plug replacement

I have searched and read other posts, I understand that glow plugs should be changed with the engineer warm.

My question is - does the intake manifold need to be removed to change the plugs. I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-28-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,251
Posted By Thomv
Actually, filling the tank as close as possible...

Actually, filling the tank as close as possible to the same level, driving the same routes, at the same speeds. Using several tanks to average out the variations
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-28-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,251
Posted By Thomv
One factor to mileage is the tire. I have seen a...

One factor to mileage is the tire. I have seen a difference of 2 miles per gallon difference in tires.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,251
Posted By Thomv
Tow a 22 foot ,Travel trailer with my 09 35D. it...

Tow a 22 foot ,Travel trailer with my 09 35D. it gets 12 to 14 miles a gallon. Dry weight is 3250.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-28-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By Thomv
09 - 35D Engine Squeal

My 97,000 mile, 09, 35d, makes an engine squeal when accelerating from a stop sign when cold. Only does it once, than ok. Mechanic cannot find any reason for this. No code.

Any ideas?

thks...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-04-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By Thomv
What are your codes saying? Big difference. I...

What are your codes saying? Big difference. I have a metering valve that is bad. Dealer $450.00, independent 300.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By Thomv
transmission fluid type / brand

As I approach 100,000 on my 2009, 35d, I am curious about transmission oil spec/ brands. I tow a 3500 pound boat or a 4200 pound (loaded) travel trailer fairly often, 6 months per year. Is one oil...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-21-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By Thomv
Thks

Thks
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-21-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By Thomv
X5 35d Diagnostic Codes

Gentlemen

I have a 2009 X5 35d. My engine light came on and being 150 miles from my dealer, had a local shop that works on BMW read the codes. My dealer says that they are not a BMW format so...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-16-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,135
Posted By Thomv
I have 85,000 on them. They have been howling for...

I have 85,000 on them. They have been howling for at least 25,000 miles. I think it is the tires. Two mechanics think it's the bearings. I am getting a third opinion today
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-16-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,135
Posted By Thomv
Been to my mechanic and tire store. Both say...

Been to my mechanic and tire store. Both say bearings.
I had suspected the tires originally.

Thks
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-15-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,135
Posted By Thomv
Front Wheel Bearings

Gentlemen -
My front wheel bearings have been howling for a while now. Therefore I went to my mechanic to get a quote. He said the bearings were roughly $350 each.

Does anyone know where to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-20-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 428
Posted By Thomv
Adaptive Headlights

Can I change these out to normal headlights without too many computer issues?

I just received an estimate for$1693 for parts and 168 to replace.

Hard hit after having to pay for my oil feeds...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-26-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 913
Posted By Thomv
75,000 mile service 35d

What all is checked with the 75,000 mile service?

thks
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 07-30-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 21,000
Posted By Thomv
When I read the label, they also state they...

When I read the label, they also state they increase centane. Which one is the best centane booster.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-30-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,333
Posted By Thomv
We are considering an X3 diesel to compliment our...

We are considering an X3 diesel to compliment our 35d, x5. Will be interested in your experience.
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