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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-13-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Al's540i
***Update Had Continental Extreme Contract...

***Update

Had Continental Extreme Contract DWS 06 (non-Run Flat) tires mounted yesterday. HOly cow!!! the X5 is soooo soft now. Rides smooth, feels like it's gliding over the pavement AND it's...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Al's540i
Meh, ended up buying through tirebuyer.com. Great...

Meh, ended up buying through tirebuyer.com. Great price!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Al's540i
I agree with you there. When I tried to order my...

I agree with you there. When I tried to order my Conti's from Tirerack the transaction won't process because the installers they have listed all say "restrictions on installing non-RFT tires on cars...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Al's540i
Exclamation How do you get non-RFT tires installed?

What I mean by the question is, how do you get non-RFT's installed when most places will not install if the car came with RFT? I want to rid ourselves of this egregious error in engineering to once...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-25-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By Al's540i
Thumbs up E70 Rear Suspension Air Bag DIY

Hello fellow Bimmer Fanatics,

This morning I fixed my rear suspension sag caused by a defective suspension air bag on my driver's side. Very intermittent; some mornings I would go out to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,785
Posted By Al's540i
Not sure on the I6 but on the V8, if you're gonna...

Not sure on the I6 but on the V8, if you're gonna change out the VANOS units then you might as well replace the timing chain. It has to come off to get to everything back there.

I had my Indie...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-20-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 38,505
Posted By Al's540i
Yes, I never had one problem mechanically with my...

Yes, I never had one problem mechanically with my Mercedes but then again...it didn't look and feel as nice as the X5. I will NEVER buy another BMW with N63/S63 or N63Tu engine.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-20-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 38,505
Posted By Al's540i
Wish I knew this before buying my 2011 X5 50i...

Wish I knew this before buying my 2011 X5 50i with 50300 miles on it. Luckily for me within 2 weeks of purchasing it I found this thread and had the N63 recall accomplished on it. I do believe...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-18-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,445
Posted By Al's540i
***Update 4*** Turned out to be Aux Water...

***Update 4***

Turned out to be Aux Water Pump that fixed the issue. My BMW guy said this aux water pump was replaced once already via recall but these water pumps still go bad. It's a design flaw...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-13-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,445
Posted By Al's540i
Update 3***** I'm glad to see lots of...

Update 3*****

I'm glad to see lots of discussion on my issue. So on Monday morning the spousal unit took the X5 into our BMW guy. We connected all his computers to the car and was getting a fault...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-10-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,445
Posted By Al's540i
Ok Update 2** After the X5 had been sitting...

Ok Update 2**

After the X5 had been sitting all night, some 12 hours, my wife gets in to start it after I topped off the coolant and immediately gets the same message "Engine Temp is hot" ....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-10-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,445
Posted By Al's540i
Thanks ard and FedoinSF. Update **** I...

Thanks ard and FedoinSF.

Update **** I checked the coolant level and it was below the min mark. Luckily I had some pre-mix BMW coolant that I use in my 15 year old 540i lying around. I topped it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-09-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,445
Posted By Al's540i
Exclamation Hot Engine Warning

So after driving a short distance today and then getting back in to the X5 I get the "Engine is Hot" warning. The iDrive system tells me to drive moderately so the engine can cool down and that if...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-03-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By Al's540i
Yes I have done that as well (prior to performing...

Yes I have done that as well (prior to performing oil change because I wanted to reset vehicle check light) and unbelievably, oil service reset is NOT one of the options available. Nuts!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-03-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By Al's540i
What a mess! I pulled the oil plug out and oil...

What a mess! I pulled the oil plug out and oil everywhere and fast!!! I couldn't get the oil filter out so I just filled with fresh oil after it completely drained. I too have a 2011 and cannot get...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-28-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Al's540i
Please post before and after pics when you do...

Please post before and after pics when you do complete it.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-24-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Al's540i
It looks like it's time to slap on some ceramic...

It looks like it's time to slap on some ceramic brake pads on the E70. That will eliminate the black brake dust.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-23-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By Al's540i
That's probably it. On my 540i I did the same...

That's probably it. On my 540i I did the same basically (bought 18's to replace my 17's). The ride at first felt smoother because my 17's were low and the 18's had new tires. after several years...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-23-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By Al's540i
since your 19's have more sidewall, do you think...

since your 19's have more sidewall, do you think the car rides rougher with the 20's?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Al's540i
We just scared Keith off. LMAO!

We just scared Keith off. LMAO!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-09-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By Al's540i
www.rmeuropean.com www.pelicanparts.com ...

www.rmeuropean.com

www.pelicanparts.com

www.rockauto.com
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-29-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Al's540i
Yeah, somebody on the other forums mentioned...

Yeah, somebody on the other forums mentioned that. I had totally forgotten about that. I think last time I washed the car and was drying and wiping down the door I must have inadvertently pushed the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-27-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Al's540i
Question Door Won't Open From Inside

2011 50i X5. Passenger Rear door will not open from inside. Only opens from the outside. With the doors locked however, pulling on the inside door handle will unlock the door but after that it won't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,888
Posted By Al's540i
The impulse wheel sometimes gets bent when the...

The impulse wheel sometimes gets bent when the valve cover is replaced. IF the person replacing the valve cover does it rushed or isn't careful the cover can catch the wheel and bend it as it's being...
Forum: Southwest Regional - AZ, NM, NV, OK, TX, and UT 03-15-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 795
Posted By Al's540i
Update ** Click the link below to via the pics. ...

Update ** Click the link below to via the pics.

I am selling the wheels with the tires. I will also throw in the tire totes. I prefer to sell locally as I have no idea what shipping would cost...
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