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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-21-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By Brian425
I helped the kid on my block plastidip the hood...

I helped the kid on my block plastidip the hood on his charger. I can't agree more with this statement. You have to prep it very well.

I would also say that multiple coats improve to durability.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-30-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,800
Posted By Brian425
The minute I saw Harbor Freight and Torque (a $10...

The minute I saw Harbor Freight and Torque (a $10 phone app), had to chuckle. Thanks for the laugh. [emoji3][emoji12][emoji3]

I really and not sure if you are one of the funniest people around or...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-27-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,735
Posted By Brian425
A thermostat in a vehicle should start to open...

A thermostat in a vehicle should start to open within 2-3 degrees lower than it's rating. They should be fully open roughly 20 degrees Fahrenheit above their rated temperature.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-25-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,735
Posted By Brian425
I'm bored, I will take the bait. It is your...

I'm bored, I will take the bait.

It is your vehicle, service it however you feel is best.

Once the brake wear sensor is tripped, you are near the end of your brake pads life (hence the name...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-07-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,054
Posted By Brian425
You have a coolant leak. Now you need to figure...

You have a coolant leak. Now you need to figure out where it is leaking from.

Not sure how into DIY you are. Generally these types of issues are relatively straightforward.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-28-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,114
Posted By Brian425
It is the stock size for the 20 inch rears.

It is the stock size for the 20 inch rears.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-26-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By Brian425
Hairspray is an old trick to help slip rubber on...

Hairspray is an old trick to help slip rubber on metal. We used to use it for grips on bicycles and motorcycles (before I had an air compressor).

It will not do much to help the hose in place;...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-07-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,074
Posted By Brian425
Are my rims cracked?

While I appreciate the engineering education, I think the simple question that needs to be addressed is:

Are these rims safe to use in their current state?

I am not an engineer and I do not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-04-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,197
Posted By Brian425
I have read the manual. I am also fairly well...

I have read the manual. I am also fairly well versed in the charging system of the N63. Since the N63 mainly charges on deceleration and coasting, it really does not like NYC driving. Since there is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-03-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,197
Posted By Brian425
Generally no pumps or fans running when I get...

Generally no pumps or fans running when I get home. I know that part of the shut down process includes running cooling fans and pumps and I believe pumping oil through the turbos.

With 20k miles...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-03-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,197
Posted By Brian425
I drive everything hard. I do have lots of...

I drive everything hard. I do have lots of experience with turbos. In the past I always installed turbo timers as a first mod. Now, I use the last few minutes of any drive as cool down time.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-03-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,197
Posted By Brian425
Actually, a new battery at every oil change is...

Actually, a new battery at every oil change is the new BMW corporate directive for battery replacement. Has nothing to do with an individual service department.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-03-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,197
Posted By Brian425
Two Puma cases and the regional rep met with me...

Two Puma cases and the regional rep met with me to discuss. Since this is a slow and ongoing issue, it ended up going past the lemon law date. If I had known, I would have pushed harder.

Actually...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-02-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,197
Posted By Brian425
I cannot resist.... You sound like my SA....

I cannot resist....

You sound like my SA. Haha

Here is the simple thing. With computer controlled charging, there should be no need for that. Either the engineers got it right or they were...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-02-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,197
Posted By Brian425
I have done absolutely no changes to the vehicle...

I have done absolutely no changes to the vehicle that would impact the charging system.

I expect a battery to last more than 18 months. (BMW now recommends a new battery annually.)

I expect...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-02-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,197
Posted By Brian425
It would be helpful to give a list of specific...

It would be helpful to give a list of specific issues. I know that my X5 50i has suffered through:

Poor charging of the battery
Multiple instances of failed injectors
Failed Mass Air Flow...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-02-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By Brian425
I think you have a very straightforward solution....

I think you have a very straightforward solution. Hire a transport company and return the vehicle to the dealer you purchased from.

You will incur some losses; but, it is far better than being...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-23-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,733
Posted By Brian425
I would request that they credit the amount you...

I would request that they credit the amount you paid on the first repair attempt. Clearly their diagnosis was way off.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-17-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,202
Posted By Brian425
I know it may be disappointing; but, it is...

I know it may be disappointing; but, it is probably for the best.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,202
Posted By Brian425
Almost forgot. There is the "extended warranty"...

Almost forgot. There is the "extended warranty" on the front driveshaft. They fail occasionally.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,202
Posted By Brian425
I am sorry. I was not completely accurate. All...

I am sorry. I was not completely accurate. All BMW dealers have put a hold on sales of X5's as of late February this year.

They will be available through private parties and non-BMW dealers.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,202
Posted By Brian425
If your deal is not closed, I would think long...

If your deal is not closed, I would think long and hard. I am assuming that you are buying from a private party.

Due to the takata air bag recall, no X5's are allowed to be sold right now.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,202
Posted By Brian425
I bought my 2012 X5 50i new in August 2011. I...

I bought my 2012 X5 50i new in August 2011. I would not recommend it unless you are comfortable with DIY repairs.

I am on my 3rd battery. I had BMW install the short driving charging profile and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-21-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Brian425
Ard, the details are rarely given. Agree that the...

Ard, the details are rarely given. Agree that the fuel filter is money well spent.

I would still drain the fuel. If there is water in the fuel, it will separate from the fuel. So if they refill...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-20-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Brian425
Ard, I agree bad gas is a low probability. The...

Ard,
I agree bad gas is a low probability. The timing of the issue made me curious. It is also one of the easiest and cheapest first trouble shooting steps.

I always start with the simplest...
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