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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,568
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: 5
Views: 309
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: 2,113
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: 2,113
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.
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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
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: 5
Views: 309
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.
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-15-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,568
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
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-14-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,568
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: 851
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: 851
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...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-25-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By phl08
Thanks all for the info. I did own the car when...

Thanks all for the info. I did own the car when the repairs were done last year. After looking at the invoice for that job, the control arm was among the parts replaced at that time (but not the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By phl08
What happened??

2008 X5 3.0si. About 65,000 miles. Front left axle and control arm totally screwed after attachment bolt came out!? Attached pic is the aftermath.

A little background - a year ago the car was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-08-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,354
Posted By phl08
Good point(s). I don't think it's the water...

Good point(s).

I don't think it's the water pump. That was replaced just 8 months ago, and there have been under 5000 miles driven since then.

The reservoir, from my visual inspection, is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,354
Posted By phl08
Bumping back up. anybody? anybody?

Bumping back up. anybody? anybody?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 880
Posted By phl08
Translating INPA error codes

I have the INPA software and have been able to read my error codes from my E70. The problem is that they are in hex and I can't seem to find a good source to find the actual issues that the codes...
Forum: E70 X5 M and E71 X6 M (2010 - 2015) 02-10-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By phl08
That makes it easy then. Just a 5 minute job(not...

That makes it easy then. Just a 5 minute job(not including the coding to activate it)

Your best bet will be finding it on eBay. The part numbers have evolved. Check my post #7 in this thread:
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Forum: E70 X5 M and E71 X6 M (2010 - 2015) 02-08-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By phl08
Are you sure there's a bracket? I put a sirius...

Are you sure there's a bracket? I put a sirius unit in my 08 x5 last year but I had to buy the bracket and hex bolts seperately. Open the rear left panel inside your tailgate and check the bracket...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-08-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,354
Posted By phl08
Looking for E70 Radiator replacement DIY

My coolant warning has come on every month or two, which is obviously not normal. This was happening last year and I would just blindly re-fill the reservoir until one day the car had enough and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-14-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By phl08
Thanks for the quick reply. He does, but only a...

Thanks for the quick reply. He does, but only a few of the items I listed, but not very competitive prices compared to what I've seen elsewhere.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-14-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By phl08
2007 X5 front brake pads/rotors advice wanted

My brake pad warning is on, and I did a quick measurement to see that I have about 3mm of pads left (I used a casino chip that is about the same thickness as what's left on the pads to get an idea of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-13-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By phl08
Well, the shop rendered their verdict. $850 will...

Well, the shop rendered their verdict. $850 will be the cost to replace the pump, thermostat and also address a small radiator leak.

I'm not usually a gambling man, but last night I decided to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-12-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By phl08
Coolant problems or just hot weather?

I dropped it off at a local Indy shop this morning. On the 5 minute drive over to them the fan came on loud as it did yesterday, but the engine never got hot enough to give the overheat warning.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-11-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By phl08
Coolant problems or just hot weather?

I bought an 08 E70 in Sep 2012 with 30000 miles. Since then I have put on about 23k miles, mostly highway driving.

I have had to top the coolant off 2 times already in the Fall/Winter. Today while...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-06-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,683
Posted By phl08
I'm getting sticker shock over some of the...

I'm getting sticker shock over some of the increases in extended warranty quotes I'm seeing versus a few months ago. In September I helped my gf buy a 2008 528xi that just came out of warranty. It...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-11-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,296
Posted By phl08
Ditto on the Amazon cable. It seems to properly...

Ditto on the Amazon cable. It seems to properly integrate with the lightning adaptor to give all the functionality I had before, including charging.
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