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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-25-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
BMWNA is arranging for an extended warranty on...

BMWNA is arranging for an extended warranty on the vehicle, six years/100,000 miles. Haven't yet received the paperwork but I understand this particular warranty is new and covers everything,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-12-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
Sorry for the delayed update. It's been a crazy...

Sorry for the delayed update. It's been a crazy week. Still is. Will provide more details in another posting but here's the short story: Our X5 is back home. If anything happened to the transmission,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-06-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
Got a call from the service dept. The vehicle is...

Got a call from the service dept. The vehicle is ready for pick up.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-05-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
Update

They need to order a new crankshaft sensor, whatever that is.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-04-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
Appreciate all the comments, observations and...

Appreciate all the comments, observations and suggestions.

My biggest concern is how the failure might have affected the rest of the drive train. Based on my limited (very limited) knowledge, it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-01-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
I'm not familiar with common shop practices but I...

I'm not familiar with common shop practices but I admit I was a bit surprised to see the engines just sitting on the floor. I don't imagine that removing an engine is an everyday occurrence, but...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-31-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
I'll be interested to see how the transmission...

I'll be interested to see how the transmission performs when they transfer it to the new engine. (Cue up woeful grinding metal sounds...)

Wish I knew more about how the pieces fit together. Why...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-31-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
Old engine in foreground, new engine behind....

Old engine in foreground, new engine behind. Except for the transmission, many components have already been transferred. Crate for new engine in background.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-31-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
More close-up photos attached.

More close-up photos attached.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-30-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
Had an opportunity to see the carnage yesterday...

Had an opportunity to see the carnage yesterday and speak with the shop manager. His theory at this point is that a bolt failed on one side of the connecting rod cap. A single bolt on one side held...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
New engine has arrived. They've got the old one...

New engine has arrived. They've got the old one and new one side-by-side on the shop floor. Heading over today to take a look.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-26-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
Nothing new to report but I'm expecting the...

Nothing new to report but I'm expecting the engine to arrive sometime this week.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-13-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
Update: Nothing juicy to report. Playing the...

Update: Nothing juicy to report. Playing the waiting game while BMW ships a new engine from Germany.

To recap, it would appear the failure started in and was isolated to the engine but no one has...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-13-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
Thanks for the information. I knew it had to be...

Thanks for the information. I knew it had to be expensive but had no idea about prices. Guess it's safe to say the brand new one being shipped from Germany has a price tag that exceeds $16K.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-12-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
I'm curious about the price of a new 35d engine....

I'm curious about the price of a new 35d engine. Anyone know?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-09-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-09-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
I don't think there's a dipstick but I could be...

I don't think there's a dipstick but I could be mistaken. No surprise considering the number of times I've opened the hood. The owner's manual refers only to an electronic oil level check like my e90...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-09-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
The local dealer has been very diplomatic,...

The local dealer has been very diplomatic, choosing their words and questions carefully. They've never said anything accusatory, but I suspect their first impression was that we had done something to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-06-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
A quick deceleration of all that spinning...

A quick deceleration of all that spinning machinery might explain the strong jolt we felt, one powerful enough to make me think I had run over something. I really wanted to see the video feed from...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-06-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
Looks like they'll be ordering a new engine....

Looks like they'll be ordering a new engine. It'll take three to four weeks for it to arrive. Assume it's coming from Germany.

Got an X5 xDrive30i as a loaner. No gadgets (nav, bluetooth, CA) but...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-05-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,991
Posted By JerrySpaeder
X5 xDrive35d catastrophic engine failure

Took delivery of an X5 diesel in early May and until yesterday, it's been the best vehicle I've ever parked in my garage. We were within 65 miles of home after a 2,500 mile trip to Colorado when a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-16-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,748
Posted By JerrySpaeder
X5 35d road trip

Traded in my 2006 330i a couple weeks ago for an X5 35d and immediately took it on a road trip to Southern California. Departed Dallas with only 150 miles on the odometer. For the first few hundred...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-16-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,554
Posted By JerrySpaeder
I was hesitant to get my X5 diesel for the same...

I was hesitant to get my X5 diesel for the same reason but got a sweet deal on an 09 a couple weeks ago. Yes, the new generation nav has a significantly improved interface, but I'm happy with the USB...
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