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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Westlotorn
More searching turned up a lot of information and...

More searching turned up a lot of information and it sounds like the V8 models 2007 up have the same issue with problems that the 2010-2012 have.
It sounds like an improved driveshaft is now...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Westlotorn
Thanks, I am wondering if the front drive line is...

Thanks, I am wondering if the front drive line is similar to the early X5's and is wearing out the slip joint.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Westlotorn
2008 E70 4.8L loose front drive line

I just went through our 2008 X5 at 100,000 miles and replaced all Hoses, flushed the cooling system, Belts, Valve Cover Gaskets, Timing Cover gaskets, Vanos Seals and all related O Rings, the Oil...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-19-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 59,858
Posted By Westlotorn
Pressure Test Done on the cooling system, ready...

Pressure Test Done on the cooling system, ready for the intake install.

I have seen others show a picture and describe what is in the picture. I have not figured that out yet.

I wanted to show...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 59,858
Posted By Westlotorn
Thanks, just off work heading out to work on it...

Thanks, just off work heading out to work on it now. I will see how fast things go back together.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2016, 01:32 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 59,858
Posted By Westlotorn
I have everything apart now. I am going to...

I have everything apart now. I am going to replace all 3 heater hoses along with all other coolant hoses while it is apart. The old coolant pipe came out easy enough, I made my cut on about a 45...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 59,858
Posted By Westlotorn
Thanks for your responses. I can understand the...

Thanks for your responses. I can understand the need for the Uro Tube. If there is no space that area can't be cleaned and sealed. What about the Valley Pan, does it come out in good shape or...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 59,858
Posted By Westlotorn
Great write up. I have my 2008 4.8L X5 apart...

Great write up. I have my 2008 4.8L X5 apart right now. Replacing all the oil seals, O rings, Valve cover and upper timing cover gaskets. Oil cooler gasket, holy crap that is no fun. 3 impossible...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 24,244
Posted By Westlotorn
I am in process of working on our newest X5 a...

I am in process of working on our newest X5 a 2008 with the 4.8L which just turned 100,000 miles. It has started leaking oil from several points.
The valve cover removal is a real pain, takes...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-28-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,429
Posted By Westlotorn
I have a 2008 with the 4.8L, were these front...

I have a 2008 with the 4.8L, were these front driveshafts part of this failure problem?

Thanks
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-27-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Westlotorn
Looking at mine from the front the engine sits...

Looking at mine from the front the engine sits closer to the drivers side than the pass side. I wiggled, twisted, pulled and cussed. Removed everthing in the way, I could clearly see the body...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-27-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Westlotorn
OK, Follow up. After fighting this for hours for...

OK, Follow up. After fighting this for hours for no good reason. I realized it was never coming out without more space. There was nothing else I could find under the hood to take apart to gain...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-27-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Westlotorn
#8 Coil Removal 2008 4.8L X5

I have an X5 2008 now at 100K, I am installing spark plugs today, Champion 9202 Iridium plugs fit perfectly, same heat range and I used the Champion Iridiums in two of my other BMW's so I have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-27-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,087
Posted By Westlotorn
I have an X5 2008 now at 100K, I am installing...

I have an X5 2008 now at 100K, I am installing spark plugs today, Champion 9202 Iridium plugs fit perfectly, same heat range and I used the Champion Iridiums in two of my other BMW's so I have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-20-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 61,458
Posted By Westlotorn
I have the cables and program to open the BMW...

I have the cables and program to open the BMW Computer, is there a known place to set the Towing Mode.
Currently I do not have the BMW Tow wire harness. I have trailer lights working perfectly but...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-17-2016, 01:23 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 61,458
Posted By Westlotorn
Tongue weight is not excessive, I can lift it...

Tongue weight is not excessive, I can lift it when needed and I am not Arnold.
I believe it would be 225 lbs. I really believe the problem is the Auto height adjust freaking out when the trailer...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-16-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 61,458
Posted By Westlotorn
Posted twice by mistake. Sorry

Posted twice by mistake. Sorry
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-16-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 61,458
Posted By Westlotorn
We Tow a Ski Nautique with our X5 sometimes. ...

We Tow a Ski Nautique with our X5 sometimes. Normally I tow with our GMC Yukon.
I have not been happy at all with the Tow capability of the X5, the boat loaded weighs close to 5,000. The X5 has...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2016, 01:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 24,244
Posted By Westlotorn
Guys this has been posted before but does not...

Guys this has been posted before but does not seem to sink in. Valve stem seal failure can certainly cause a smoking exhaust, BUT, valve stem seal failure can't put oil into your intake manifold. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By Westlotorn
I pulled the cover off the vacuum pump and...

I pulled the cover off the vacuum pump and inspected the O ring. It showed a slight pinch so I replaced it with a new O Ring. Guess What, problem fixed. It pulls 25 inches of vac on start up now....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-10-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By Westlotorn
Part 3, installed the new booster vacuum line...

Part 3, installed the new booster vacuum line grommet and ran the car. The Hard brake pedal is mostly gone now. If you pump the brakes even while driving I get the hard pedal with no boost. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-09-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By Westlotorn
Follow up. I pulled the vacuum line out of the...

Follow up. I pulled the vacuum line out of the booster and plugged it. The vacuum pump shows a steady 20 inches at idle now and 28 inches at 2,000 RPM. Now I know the vacuum line is good all the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-08-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By Westlotorn
2008 X5 4.8L Brake Booster and Vacuum Pump Vacuum Test

Our 08 X5 4.8L 95K now, has started a new issue. At idle apply the brakes and find a very hard pedal, no vacuum assist. I need to pull paperwork but I believe we had the recall taken care of in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-19-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By Westlotorn
Still the same, I think I will tear into this...

Still the same, I think I will tear into this issue. I am hoping someone has been here before.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-29-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,974
Posted By Westlotorn
Thanks for the Tip, I wish I had found that kit...

Thanks for the Tip, I wish I had found that kit sooner. It is running and not leaking so I will hold this part for future information. The Kit you show does look like the exact kit I needed.
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