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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By phl08
I've never shied away from it when my car is...

I've never shied away from it when my car is covered in road salts and other sludge from the Winter elements. But to each their own.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By phl08
I think harsh winter weather is tougher on the...

I think harsh winter weather is tougher on the exterior than a car wash.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By phl08
The battery is new, and was fully charged by the...

The battery is new, and was fully charged by the store after I went back to them for a test and it revealed it to be only about 70%. With the engine on, the Carly app shows 13.7 volts. When engine...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-29-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By phl08
DSC/ABS/AWD indicators driving me nuts

I have a problem that's been driving me mad. It's described in other posts by members here and in other forums. But basically, my X5 iDrive and instrument cluster randomly lights up with the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-17-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,513
Posted By phl08
Prior to getting Autozone to do the charge, my...

Prior to getting Autozone to do the charge, my last diagnosis of the battery was 11.9v. Now it's 12.4 on the post-test(per my above report).

Next low hanging fruit is the E-Box fan. I found one...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-16-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,513
Posted By phl08
What does this mean, AWD syst., DSC, ABS display

I've owned it since 2012 and for the last 18 months or so have driven it with 4-7 day stretches of no activity followed by < 1 hour driving when it's used.

I pulled some codes that are probably...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-16-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,513
Posted By phl08
I park the car at a public lot when I'm away, so...

I park the car at a public lot when I'm away, so no power outlet to do a charger. I also don't have a garage where I live. But the OEM battery I just replaced was 7 years old and never gave me...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-15-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,513
Posted By phl08
Additional follow up to my ongoing issue with...

Additional follow up to my ongoing issue with these warning lights randomly coming on...

I got the new battery from autozone a few weeks ago but the warnings were still coming on after some...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-08-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,513
Posted By phl08
How to go about diagnosing the root cause if...

How to go about diagnosing the root cause if that's what it is? I figured battery because the problem started happening when the car was sitting for a week and the battery was original 7 years old. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-07-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,513
Posted By phl08
In my 2008 E70, I've had this issue happening...

In my 2008 E70, I've had this issue happening recently where the "4x4, AWD syst., DSC, ABS" alert would come on the iDrive screen. It would happen when I'm away from the car for a week. I would...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By phl08
I did but I f the solenoid and coil weren't bad,...

I did but I f the solenoid and coil weren't bad, would that code in itself be a trigger for the engine light?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By phl08
I guess I've been lucky. In 20 years of owning 5...

I guess I've been lucky. In 20 years of owning 5 VWs, a Chevy and 2 BMWs, I 95% of the time would fill up when the tank got below 1/4. I'm guessing a huge majority of the driving population does the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By phl08
I've not heard about dangers of letting fuel go...

I've not heard about dangers of letting fuel go below 1/4 tank. And, though I'm no BMW expert when standing next to many of the members here, I haven't had any problem with breather system, fuel pump...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By phl08
Not sure about that code but I always fill up...

Not sure about that code but I always fill up when the reserve light comes on, which I believe means about 2 gallons remaining
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By phl08
I was able to swap out the #1 and #2 coils and...

I was able to swap out the #1 and #2 coils and the problem did, indeed, follow the coil to #2. Ordered a new Bosch from a very good eBay seller for <$50. Easy replacement. All good.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,016
Posted By phl08
The problem appears to be that the hole that item...

The problem appears to be that the hole that item #9 on this drawing goes into. On my car, it's elongated and the cause is likely to be a combination of the bolt not being tight enough on a prior...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By phl08
I picked the low hanging fruit and did the VANOS...

I picked the low hanging fruit and did the VANOS exhaust solenoid. It was quite easy, as described. This was in my GF's 2008 E60. My 2008 E70 has them a bit harder to get to.

I cleared the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,283
Posted By phl08
Turns out on closer inspection, the current tires...

Turns out on closer inspection, the current tires I have are rated a load index of 105! I bought the vehicle with 30,000 miles 3 years ago and the treads are now just about to the tab (at 73000...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,283
Posted By phl08
I found a pretty good deal on Goodyear Eagle LS-2...

I found a pretty good deal on Goodyear Eagle LS-2 tires for my 2008 X5 3.0si with 8-9.32 tread left. I know the seller, as well, which is partly why he's offering them to me for a good price.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By phl08
Thanks for the quick reply. The plugs are...

Thanks for the quick reply. The plugs are probably original. Car was bought with 44,000 miles on it, and they haven't been changed yet. The DIY video I saw for the E60 looks a bit involved due to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By phl08
2008 E60 'misfire' fault codes

2008 E60 528xi having some intermittent rough idle. The engine light comes on while this happens. If I stop the car, turn it off and start it again, the problem goes away for a period of time.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-15-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,016
Posted By phl08
Is that drawing for an 08 E70 3.0? I found this...

Is that drawing for an 08 E70 3.0? I found this similar one when punching in the last 7 digits of my VIN
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-14-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,016
Posted By phl08
I think my issue is similar if not the same as on...

I think my issue is similar if not the same as on this post.

My 2008 E70 3.0i (72000 miles) had a nasty creaking sound at the front left when turning at slow (parking lot, driveway) speeds. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By phl08
I kept the failed part(s)

I kept the failed part(s)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By phl08
An update - The parts originally installed...

An update -

The parts originally installed in the Sep 2013 repairs were, in fact, BMW parts he got from the local dealership parts department. This is evident on the invoice, and I've worked...
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