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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-14-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,341
Posted By Armand
Even with the recent issues, they have added a...

Even with the recent issues, they have added a bunch of good stuff like obd drive cycle and active and passive tank levels (diesel). Ash Mass doesn't work for me either as of the last update a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 01-14-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,190
Posted By Armand
Closing the loop on one open issue. Despite...

Closing the loop on one open issue. Despite passing SMOG I had one remaining monitor which stayed incomplete and I just forgot about that. Now that I am approaching the next SMOG test, I checked...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-13-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,917
Posted By Armand
At your miles your Diesel Particulate Filter must...

At your miles your Diesel Particulate Filter must be close to end of life. Have you already replaced it?

Here is my experience with the E70 Diesel. Mine is a MY2010 and I have had it since new. I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-17-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 64,235
Posted By Armand
E70 Daylight Running Light Replacement

Video for replacing burnt DLR lights (the angle eyes don't light up): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JgeN4Qn3T8 Thank you Daniel Boland!

Driver side gave up after six years and nine months...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-09-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,341
Posted By Armand
Gck, I have a 2010 35d. I see the following: ...

Gck, I have a 2010 35d. I see the following:
Ash Mass 25.91 g and accumulating very slowly
Regen: 318 km. Large variations. But they happen regularly.
Motor temp usually around 75 C

These are...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-08-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,273
Posted By Armand
I have a Viair 00073 70P heavy duty, bought on...

I have a Viair 00073 70P heavy duty, bought on Amazon. Crazy quiet, solid build. Perhaps a bit over the top but I love it. Have used it on multiple cars. Never had a problem with cigarette lighter...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-08-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 32,852
Posted By Armand
Are you experiencing error codes or any problems?...

Are you experiencing error codes or any problems? Mine still shows incomplete and I have driven over 2500 miles. Engine temp hovers around 72-75C but I have seen it go above 80 a number of times....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-21-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,414
Posted By Armand
a good Indy is a must but I wouldn't rule out the...

a good Indy is a must but I wouldn't rule out the dealer besides campaigns and recalls. That's assuming there a good relationship with the dealer and SA. The dealer may have special service pricing...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 12-18-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,190
Posted By Armand
Here is the conclusion of my saga. To Summarize, ...

Here is the conclusion of my saga. To Summarize, After the active tank replacement, I failed CA smog test due to three incomplete obd monitors. Dealer kept the car for a while and three went down to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-18-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 32,852
Posted By Armand
LP, thanks again for the PDF. I drove to the smog...

LP, thanks again for the PDF. I drove to the smog shop and even though EGR is still showing incomplete, I passed. At my first attempt I had three incomplete monitors but now only EGR. So any two...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 32,852
Posted By Armand
Very interesting! My information is that X5D is...

Very interesting! My information is that X5D is only allowed to have the evap monitor incomplete. I have forwarded the doc to my contact at the CA BAR. Thanks for sharing.

My CA also agrees that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-14-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 32,852
Posted By Armand
I called my CA and left a message earlier today. ...

I called my CA and left a message earlier today. Obd reports two readings for coolant temp. Is that because there are two thermostats? The readings are identical.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-12-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 32,852
Posted By Armand
I feel your pain. Are you in california? I'm...

I feel your pain. Are you in california? I'm talking to CA BAR Referee. They had the dealer check all SIBs. I checked the list and don't see anything close. The DDE reprogram doesn't cover my...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-12-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 32,852
Posted By Armand
Very interesting thread. I just noticed low...

Very interesting thread. I just noticed low coolant temp while dealing with my CA smog issue (separate thread). EGR monitor refuses to complete it's cycle and hence the car will not pass smog. The...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 12-09-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,190
Posted By Armand
It's a 2010 X5D with 58,200 miles. The dealer has...

It's a 2010 X5D with 58,200 miles. The dealer has had it twice for this issue and hasn't charged me but there is no resolution either. They tell me the car has no problem. Just needs to be driven...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 12-07-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,190
Posted By Armand
Time for a quick update. Of the three parameters...

Time for a quick update. Of the three parameters that initially hadn't completed their drive cycles, the EGR one still refuses to comply. In the mean time DMV will not issue the extension because the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-20-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,190
Posted By Armand
Thanks for the driving profile tips. May try it...

Thanks for the driving profile tips. May try it myself. Quick update... Dealer kept the car for one week. The tech drove it 350 miles (on top of the 450 or so miles I drove following the active tank...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-19-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,190
Posted By Armand
I already drove 400 Miles and I'm assuming the...

I already drove 400 Miles and I'm assuming the dealer put an extra 200 in the past 4 days! No update from the dealer so far today. Doesn't look like a simple cycle completion issue.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-18-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,190
Posted By Armand
E70 Smog test result "Not Ready"

I recently had the active tank replaced. The dealer says it isn't related. The car has been at the dealer for four days and they can't get it to complete the cycle. The car is a 2010 X5 Diesel. No...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 09-11-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 21,983
Posted By Armand
Finally took the car in even though CEL turned...

Finally took the car in even though CEL turned off after the last episode. Been having a cat and mouse game with P203A for months now. Long story short, dealer is covering it under CA emissions...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-07-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 41,430
Posted By Armand
Are you sure you don't have a gator back there:)...

Are you sure you don't have a gator back there:) sounds amazing but my wife not approve of that one:(
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-06-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,048
Posted By Armand
With that monster M Performance exhaust you got,...

With that monster M Performance exhaust you got, any fake sound is bound to get drowned out. My standard exhaust (that's a '16 435I msport) does play a subtle note which you can hear while driving...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-05-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 41,430
Posted By Armand
Glad to hear that. In my case my CA waited for...

Glad to hear that. In my case my CA waited for about a week and after he didn't hear back from bmw, just sold me the car at original price. No cost for 21c and the lower destination charge. Good luck.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-05-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 41,430
Posted By Armand
Dang it! I should have kept quiet:)

Dang it! I should have kept quiet:)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-05-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 41,430
Posted By Armand
I ran into the same issue with 21c wheels. Don't...

I ran into the same issue with 21c wheels. Don't despair. You've got to stand firm. They will agree to the original price because BMW will honor the original quote. Talk to another dealer and line up...
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