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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By smyles
Just curious, what are they trying to discredit?

Just curious, what are they trying to discredit?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-21-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By smyles
It's not "which turbo": one is for turbine...

It's not "which turbo": one is for turbine control valve, 2nd is for the wastegate, and the 3rd is for compressor bypass valve. Based on the symptoms, I'd check everything related to the turbine...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-14-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By smyles
Yeah, you're not vary handy at taking meaningful...

Yeah, you're not vary handy at taking meaningful pictures either... Looks like it just needs clips to be put back in place; go to any car audio shop or dent removal place, they'll reinstall the panel.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-14-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By smyles
Post a picture of the problem.

Post a picture of the problem.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By smyles
You can restart it by disconnecting/reconnecting...

You can restart it by disconnecting/reconnecting the battery.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By smyles
Yeah, putting the handle back is a bit tricky,...

Yeah, putting the handle back is a bit tricky, there's a lever that you pull out before sliding the handle back in.
Also, iirc you need to restart CAS module.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By smyles
Remove the rubber plug, unscrew and remove the...

Remove the rubber plug, unscrew and remove the lock. The handle will slide out.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By smyles
No, the fan comes off w/o draining. But coolant...

No, the fan comes off w/o draining. But coolant will come out when you disconnect the hose from the cooler.

Re instructions, search for thermostat replacement diy, it's the same steps.

EDIT:...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-09-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By smyles
Yes, it doesn't soften.

Yes, it doesn't soften.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-09-2017, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By smyles
Check eBay for used control module. IIRC they are...

Check eBay for used control module. IIRC they are the same for pre-LCI and LCI.

There's no way to clean lenses inside w/o disassembling headlights. Do not wash them - you'll ruin inside chrome on...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-09-2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By smyles
Most likely. Ironically, reflectors in newer LCI...

Most likely. Ironically, reflectors in newer LCI headlights are more prone to burn spots than pre-LCI. Dirty projector lenses is another possibility. In any case, the only true remedy is to take them...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-08-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By smyles
How was it in broad daylight, especially in...

How was it in broad daylight, especially in bright sun? Based on my observations of several aftermarket and phone solutions, they all sucked. Other con was - eh, not sure what's proper term, "depth...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-07-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By smyles
The dashboards are the same, on non-hud one...

The dashboards are the same, on non-hud one there's even an imprint for the cutout. The trim piece that I forgot to mention would cover whatever imperfections. Oh, and you'll also need the insulation...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-07-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By smyles
$400 installed, with any kind of warranty is a...

$400 installed, with any kind of warranty is a deal. The installation involves dashboard removal, which mean pulling the steering wheel and it's connectors, which likely involves steering angle...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-07-2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By smyles
You'll need HUD, switch and extra wiring to...

You'll need HUD, switch and extra wiring to connect HUD to the switch, CIC, etc.
New windshield is optional - non-HUD one will work OK, but the image won't be 100% sharp. The workaround is to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-06-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By smyles
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-31-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,406
Posted By smyles
2 days/few more miles won't kill your car, just...

2 days/few more miles won't kill your car, just don't go on an road trip. You can also pull the TC fuse to disable front axle.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-31-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,406
Posted By smyles
Start saving for a new transfer case.

Start saving for a new transfer case.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-30-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By smyles
Move all the way back/forward

Move all the way back/forward
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By smyles
Against mounting points, 2x4s or whatever - point...

Against mounting points, 2x4s or whatever - point is, don't let it bounce.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By smyles
Assuming you have powered liftgate, I highly...

Assuming you have powered liftgate, I highly recommend securing it when driving with tailgate down, to prevent breaking the power struts. Set the latch into a locked position, and use it as a loop...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-09-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By smyles
It doesn't fail, but prone to slow leaks. If I'm...

It doesn't fail, but prone to slow leaks. If I'm not mistaken, the gasket layout prompts thermostat removal... plus coolant... Bottom line, I'd change it.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-08-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,898
Posted By smyles
Yes. a. Remove and inspect, decide upon...

Yes.

a. Remove and inspect, decide upon results, funds availability and willingness to spend them.
b. Do nothing. They all leak with age. Monitor the oil consumption.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-06-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By smyles
Various model may use the same diff with exactly...

Various model may use the same diff with exactly the same ratio. 100% identical part. That's why.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-06-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,105
Posted By smyles
It won't run great anymore, as if you've lost...

It won't run great anymore, as if you've lost boost.
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