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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-21-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 103,237
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
My e46 (automatic) has no reverse lights coming...

My e46 (automatic) has no reverse lights coming on. I can't seem to find them listed on the wiring charts anywhere in this thread. Am I missing something? I inspected the wiring at the snorkel and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-10-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,089
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
My car went in yesterday at noon and I got a call...

My car went in yesterday at noon and I got a call that my car was ready at 1PM today. I guess that means the bolts didn't end up in the oil pan! Also had a brake flush and oil change performed. BTW,...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-03-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
Most V8s that BMW has made since the mid 90s are...

Most V8s that BMW has made since the mid 90s are similar engine designs and all have had issues with valley pan coolant leaks, leaking coolant pipe in the valley pan, leaking valve and timing cover...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-02-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
Sorry, I mean the N63 V8 4.4L turbo engine. I...

Sorry, I mean the N63 V8 4.4L turbo engine. I believe a similar although less powerful engine was used in the e70 LCI.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-02-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
Has BMW addressed previous weaknesses with the V8 turbo engine?

So my wife wants a new X5. Currently has an '08 with the 4.8L engine. We passed on the e70 LCI because of issues like valve stem seals and valley pan/coolant pipe leaks. Luckily, we haven't had these...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-29-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
I just had a similar failure which ended up being...

I just had a similar failure which ended up being the harness to the throttle body. Dealer repaired it under my BMW EVP warranty. They cut out the wiring to the throttle body and splice an updated...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-26-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 979
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
Yes, the cap to the reservoir. Don't reuse the...

Yes, the cap to the reservoir. Don't reuse the same cap. It might be allowing the pressure to get too high.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-22-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,234
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
On most BMWs I've owned in the past, the bolt for...

On most BMWs I've owned in the past, the bolt for the bushing side of that thrust arm should be tightened with the weight of the car on the ground.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-21-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
Try to clean that black stuff with some Goo Gone...

Try to clean that black stuff with some Goo Gone or Goof Off. I've had greasy stuff on my wheels after tire repair/replacement and it usually all comes off with Goof Off.
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 08-28-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
Q!!!!Great to see you on this board. I'm looking...

Q!!!!Great to see you on this board. I'm looking at purchasing a 6GC in the next few months. Remember you from the e38 boards. Always very informative posts. I had an '01 Imola red short sport which...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-19-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
I have Centric Posi Quiet semi-metallic pads on...

I have Centric Posi Quiet semi-metallic pads on my 911 and they produce very little dust, and just like the Akebonos on my X5, they brake just fine.
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 07-31-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,465
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
What brand/model of tires are on your GC? Thanks!

What brand/model of tires are on your GC? Thanks!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-03-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
Never had it open on it's own, but occasionally...

Never had it open on it's own, but occasionally if I hit the button to close the rear hatch and then slam a door shut before the hatch closes fully, it will not close all the way.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-26-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
Weak battery? Had the car been sitting for a few...

Weak battery? Had the car been sitting for a few days?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-23-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
Glad to hear that. I too freaked when I had that...

Glad to hear that. I too freaked when I had that happen to me after disconnecting the battery to replace an O2 sensor that was right next to the starter motor.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-23-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
The errors will go away after a short drive and...

The errors will go away after a short drive and or turning the steering wheel from side to side.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-16-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 943
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
I've managed 90,000 miles on original rotors with...

I've managed 90,000 miles on original rotors with Akebono dustless pads and I recently measured the rotors and they all have 2-3 mm of wear left. Sounds like decent rotor wear to me especially with...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-22-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
So sorry!

So sorry!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-22-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
MOT is the automobile inspection test in Great...

MOT is the automobile inspection test in Great Britain. With the OP being from Carnoustie, it's fairly safe to assume he speaks of a different Hillary than who you are thinking about, but I agree...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-16-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
I can't recall a single thread about brake...

I can't recall a single thread about brake failure on any of the e70 X5 forums. Just about everything else has failed on the e70, but not the brakes. The most common cause of actual brake failure...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-11-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
If it helps at all, I have "minor damage from...

If it helps at all, I have "minor damage from rear impact" on my 335is Carfax from a bump from the rear. Police were called to make a report. My car had just some paint transfer which came off with...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-07-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
On the 4.8 and I assume the 5.0 engine, the...

On the 4.8 and I assume the 5.0 engine, the precat O2 sensors are a pain to replace. Would have gladly paid $300 to have someone else do it. The post-cat sensors are easy. I assume the sensors on the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-24-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
Removed my warning labels with Goof-Off and they...

Removed my warning labels with Goof-Off and they came out great!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-22-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 979
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
I would replace the expansion tank cap at the...

I would replace the expansion tank cap at the same time. The cap is a sort of pressure release valve, so if it has failed, it might be allowing the pressure to get too high. As a practical not, I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-02-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,750
Posted By tony(topaz,SMG)
I was also impressed with my X5s ability to...

I was also impressed with my X5s ability to navigate the icy roads with summer Michelin Latitudes. Couldn't believe how it got past all the cars that were stuck slipping on the ice. Somehow the X5...
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