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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-24-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Al's540i
It looks like it's time to slap on some ceramic...

It looks like it's time to slap on some ceramic brake pads on the E70. That will eliminate the black brake dust.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-23-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By Al's540i
That's probably it. On my 540i I did the same...

That's probably it. On my 540i I did the same basically (bought 18's to replace my 17's). The ride at first felt smoother because my 17's were low and the 18's had new tires. after several years...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-23-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By Al's540i
since your 19's have more sidewall, do you think...

since your 19's have more sidewall, do you think the car rides rougher with the 20's?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Al's540i
We just scared Keith off. LMAO!

We just scared Keith off. LMAO!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-09-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By Al's540i
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-29-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By Al's540i
Yeah, somebody on the other forums mentioned...

Yeah, somebody on the other forums mentioned that. I had totally forgotten about that. I think last time I washed the car and was drying and wiping down the door I must have inadvertently pushed the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-27-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By Al's540i
Question Door Won't Open From Inside

2011 50i X5. Passenger Rear door will not open from inside. Only opens from the outside. With the doors locked however, pulling on the inside door handle will unlock the door but after that it won't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,012
Posted By Al's540i
The impulse wheel sometimes gets bent when the...

The impulse wheel sometimes gets bent when the valve cover is replaced. IF the person replacing the valve cover does it rushed or isn't careful the cover can catch the wheel and bend it as it's being...
Forum: Southwest Regional - AZ, NM, NV, OK, TX, and UT 03-15-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By Al's540i
Update ** Click the link below to via the pics. ...

Update ** Click the link below to via the pics.

I am selling the wheels with the tires. I will also throw in the tire totes. I prefer to sell locally as I have no idea what shipping would cost...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-13-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,656
Posted By Al's540i
This! Boom! ...

This! Boom!


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 641
Posted By Al's540i
If you have a bad OSV you might as well have the...

If you have a bad OSV you might as well have the timing chain, guides, seals, gaskets and VANOS replaced.....since the engine is completely open at that point. I had all that done when I knew my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 641
Posted By Al's540i
What you are referring to is the OSV or Oil...

What you are referring to is the OSV or Oil Separator Valve.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Al's540i
The easiest way to tell if your guides have...

The easiest way to tell if your guides have broken plastic is on your next oil change drop the lower oil pan. If they have indeed broken you'll find the pieces in the lower oil pan.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,153
Posted By Al's540i
Ok, After posting in the other forum, I was made...

Ok, After posting in the other forum, I was made aware that my ****ty Bridgestone Dueler Run Flats were not meant for the snow or ice.

Disregard my rant. I take it back for now....unless I get...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,153
Posted By Al's540i
Thumbs down Disappointed in BMW's AWD system iDrive

I have owned BMW, Audi, and Mercedes and each one with AWD and I have to say that BMW's AWD system xDrive is the worst AWD system I have driven in snow and ice. The Mercedes ML350 I owned before...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By Al's540i
Thanks Rich! I am enjoying her once again. It's...

Thanks Rich! I am enjoying her once again. It's as if I put a new motor in her. Amazing.

Hope all is well with you. Have a good weekend.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By Al's540i
Have you ever had the transmission fluid drained...

Have you ever had the transmission fluid drained and the filter changed? If not do it. And you don't need BMW transmission fluid either. I"ve been changing the transmission fluid in my car with Mobil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By Al's540i
Absolutely! I am more confident now that I can go...

Absolutely! I am more confident now that I can go another 250k miles easily. And this way, I can focus on paying off the X5 rather than having 2 car payments. :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By Al's540i
See my post right above yours. $3000, I supplied...

See my post right above yours. $3000, I supplied the parts. The labor was actually $2650 but while doing the job a transmission cooler line crumbled that need replacing, a new CPS was needed, oil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By Al's540i
Labor was $3000. I supplied the majority of the...

Labor was $3000. I supplied the majority of the parts and had him replace things that probably didn't need to be replaced such as the VANOS solenoids. But since he was going to be in there I said why...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By Al's540i
Smile Finally Fixed VANOS and Timing Chain Guides

After driving around for about 6 years or so with the horrible VANOS tick and loud crank on cold start ending with failed timing chain guides for about the last 10 months or so, I finally got around...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Al's540i
Cracked Fan Shroud at Expansion Tank

So my fan shroud is cracked by the expansion tank. How long can I drive like this? Should I get it replaced ASAP?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Al's540i
Oh ok, I'm not sure then. I'm having my indie...

Oh ok, I'm not sure then. I'm having my indie mechanic perform this job next week on my car. Replacing Chain, Guides, Seals, Vanos Solenoids, and VANOS units. I can't wait to hear how quiet she'll...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Al's540i
do you mean the Oil Seperation Valve? I would...

do you mean the Oil Seperation Valve? I would change it out while in there, especially if changing out the guides.

I ordered a VANOS kit and it did not come with the two pieces that lie between...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,229
Posted By Al's540i
I changed my oil interval to every 5k miles with...

I changed my oil interval to every 5k miles with synthetic after reaching 100k miles. My chain guides broke about a year ago when I had around 200k miles. I'll be getting my engine overhauled within...
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