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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-06-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By gunksny
Interesting - I was told by the dealer it...

Interesting - I was told by the dealer it couldn't be removed.

Pics would be helpful!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-02-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By gunksny
Good to know. Are you actively downshifting from...

Good to know. Are you actively downshifting from higher speeds to slow down (instead of braking)? Ie. Downshift -> temp increase in rpms until speed is reduced to reasonable for that gear? Seems...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-01-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By gunksny
Thoughts on downshifting to assist braking on your diesel?

Seems there is a lot of debate on this topic.

From what I've read, traditional engine braking (from taking your foot off the accelerator) comes from negative manifold pressure and ' vacuum'. Some...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-29-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,173
Posted By gunksny
The only pain is the special "nozzle" you need to...

The only pain is the special "nozzle" you need to get the DEF into the tanks. And removing the air intake tube to get at the passive tank can be a bit of a hassle.

Like many others here, I bought...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-29-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,767
Posted By gunksny
Agree - YMMV. Some dealers have adopted the...

Agree - YMMV. Some dealers have adopted the "Value Service Program" which is designed specifically to compete for off warranty BMW service business.

Of course DIY will always be most cost...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-26-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,767
Posted By gunksny
Ah - good pt. My bad, that was for one rotor....

Ah - good pt. My bad, that was for one rotor. Agreed that seems indy prices in NE aren't much less for brakes. Oil service at the indy much less for some reason.

So, front brakes inc pads/discs...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-26-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,604
Posted By gunksny
Diesel Fuel Filter Replacment Cost at Dealer

Thanks for the clarification. I just had it done at the dealer as the quote of ~$160 seemed reasonable after I made some calls. Apparently, it's important the bleed the line.

Breakdown :

13 32...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-25-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,604
Posted By gunksny
I had them swap it out,so hopefully I'm good now....

I had them swap it out,so hopefully I'm good now. I'll send a letter to BMWNA hoping they'll take care of it - expectations are low. Pretty sure the original dealer where I bought the car would blame...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-25-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,604
Posted By gunksny
So I had the 2011 x35d in for service (~60,000...

So I had the 2011 x35d in for service (~60,000 miles) and the dealer said one of the things I needed was a diesel fuel filter. I did some research and saw that it was recommended and covered every...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-19-2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,767
Posted By gunksny
Front Brakes data point for a E70 2011 X5d in S....

Front Brakes data point for a E70 2011 X5d in S. CT.

Indy shop quoted $805 for Front Brakes and Discs.

Surprisingly, the dealer quoted $749 - including loaner and wash.

Parts Cost

Front...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,067
Posted By gunksny
I looked at a lot of these cars used. Most had...

I looked at a lot of these cars used. Most had more dings/dents than I wanted but not surprising as they are typically family vehicles. Also considered cx-5, highlander, mdx etc. but, at the end of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,067
Posted By gunksny
My CPO 2011 x35d has 58k miles on it - about 15k...

My CPO 2011 x35d has 58k miles on it - about 15k of those are mine. I love the car - really fun to drive with all the torque and very comfortable inside. Perfect for family road trips. It's used...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,519
Posted By gunksny
CBS/SII Icons

Thanks! This worked perfectly on my '11 x35d - stealer wanted to charge $40 just to reset the vehicle check light.

Newer BMW models use actively monitored Condition Based Servicing (CBS), older...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,797
Posted By gunksny
Yes - good advice. I've been asking for...

Yes - good advice. I've been asking for breakdowns on everything now that I'm out of my primary warranty.

I'll probably do the engine air filter myself as that looks like an easy DIY after getting...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-19-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,797
Posted By gunksny
Just a few more data points from Southern CT: ...

Just a few more data points from Southern CT:

2011 BMW x5d

At the stealer :

oil service : $289
fuel filter : $280
engine air filter : $180
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 57,053
Posted By gunksny
Maybe they were talking about the rod guide/seal...

Maybe they were talking about the rod guide/seal or digressive piston? (see diagram in the pdf in previous post.)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 57,053
Posted By gunksny
Understood, but in my limited knowledge, thrust...

Understood, but in my limited knowledge, thrust bearings are external to the strut. Did Bilstein specifically reference a bad thrust bearing INSIDE the strut?

Here's another diagram and Bilstein's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 57,053
Posted By gunksny
Interesting - I'm no expert but I thought the...

Interesting - I'm no expert but I thought the thrust bearing was on top by the strut mount (tower).

I hope they addressed it. Guess I'll find out in a few years since I just replaced mine.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 57,053
Posted By gunksny
In my case, the pitting on the shafts was...

In my case, the pitting on the shafts was definitely the source of the clunking. Replaced both struts and not a single clunk since.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 57,053
Posted By gunksny
FWIW, the area sales rep said that he had only...

FWIW, the area sales rep said that he had only seen 3 Bilstein strut warranty replacements in the past few years. So he was very surprised to see two on one car. I found that a little hard to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 57,053
Posted By gunksny
You should get a warranty replacement if it is...

You should get a warranty replacement if it is visibly pitted. The struts were in great shape other than the pitting. These Bilstein's were installed in Feb 2009.

I asked myself the same question...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 57,053
Posted By gunksny
Great info in this thread. Just wanted to add my...

Great info in this thread. Just wanted to add my front end clunk experience into the database.

Summary : Front End Clunking/Creaking due to failed Bilstein struts - replaced under warranty.
...
Forum: BMW News 05-04-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,090
Posted By gunksny
BMW Posts Record Car Profit as 5-Series Beats Audi, Mercedes

BMW Posts Record Car Profit as 5-Series Beats Audi, Mercedes (1)
2011-05-04 10:49:59.263 GMT


By Chris Reiter

May 4 (Bloomberg) -- Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, the
world's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,616
Posted By gunksny
Your point is well taken. Why take the chance,...

Your point is well taken. Why take the chance, particularly if there is no gain in performance, fuel efficiency etc.

I'm wondering if its still an issue with new factory oiled filters from K&N or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,616
Posted By gunksny
Thanks to all for the input/links. I did some...

Thanks to all for the input/links. I did some basic research prior and it didn't seem like there was conclusive evidence that the higher flow, oil based filters (K&N) were definitively damaging...
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