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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By phl08
I did but I f the solenoid and coil weren't bad,...

I did but I f the solenoid and coil weren't bad, would that code in itself be a trigger for the engine light?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By phl08
I guess I've been lucky. In 20 years of owning 5...

I guess I've been lucky. In 20 years of owning 5 VWs, a Chevy and 2 BMWs, I 95% of the time would fill up when the tank got below 1/4. I'm guessing a huge majority of the driving population does the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By phl08
I've not heard about dangers of letting fuel go...

I've not heard about dangers of letting fuel go below 1/4 tank. And, though I'm no BMW expert when standing next to many of the members here, I haven't had any problem with breather system, fuel pump...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By phl08
Not sure about that code but I always fill up...

Not sure about that code but I always fill up when the reserve light comes on, which I believe means about 2 gallons remaining
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By phl08
I was able to swap out the #1 and #2 coils and...

I was able to swap out the #1 and #2 coils and the problem did, indeed, follow the coil to #2. Ordered a new Bosch from a very good eBay seller for <$50. Easy replacement. All good.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,751
Posted By phl08
The problem appears to be that the hole that item...

The problem appears to be that the hole that item #9 on this drawing goes into. On my car, it's elongated and the cause is likely to be a combination of the bolt not being tight enough on a prior...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By phl08
I picked the low hanging fruit and did the VANOS...

I picked the low hanging fruit and did the VANOS exhaust solenoid. It was quite easy, as described. This was in my GF's 2008 E60. My 2008 E70 has them a bit harder to get to.

I cleared the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,198
Posted By phl08
Turns out on closer inspection, the current tires...

Turns out on closer inspection, the current tires I have are rated a load index of 105! I bought the vehicle with 30,000 miles 3 years ago and the treads are now just about to the tab (at 73000...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,198
Posted By phl08
I found a pretty good deal on Goodyear Eagle LS-2...

I found a pretty good deal on Goodyear Eagle LS-2 tires for my 2008 X5 3.0si with 8-9.32 tread left. I know the seller, as well, which is partly why he's offering them to me for a good price.
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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By phl08
Thanks for the quick reply. The plugs are...

Thanks for the quick reply. The plugs are probably original. Car was bought with 44,000 miles on it, and they haven't been changed yet. The DIY video I saw for the E60 looks a bit involved due to...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By phl08
2008 E60 'misfire' fault codes

2008 E60 528xi having some intermittent rough idle. The engine light comes on while this happens. If I stop the car, turn it off and start it again, the problem goes away for a period of time.
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-15-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,751
Posted By phl08
Is that drawing for an 08 E70 3.0? I found this...

Is that drawing for an 08 E70 3.0? I found this similar one when punching in the last 7 digits of my VIN
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-14-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,751
Posted By phl08
I think my issue is similar if not the same as on...

I think my issue is similar if not the same as on this post.

My 2008 E70 3.0i (72000 miles) had a nasty creaking sound at the front left when turning at slow (parking lot, driveway) speeds. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By phl08
I kept the failed part(s)

I kept the failed part(s)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By phl08
An update - The parts originally installed...

An update -

The parts originally installed in the Sep 2013 repairs were, in fact, BMW parts he got from the local dealership parts department. This is evident on the invoice, and I've worked...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-25-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By phl08
Thanks all for the info. I did own the car when...

Thanks all for the info. I did own the car when the repairs were done last year. After looking at the invoice for that job, the control arm was among the parts replaced at that time (but not the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By phl08
What happened??

2008 X5 3.0si. About 65,000 miles. Front left axle and control arm totally screwed after attachment bolt came out!? Attached pic is the aftermath.

A little background - a year ago the car was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-08-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,426
Posted By phl08
Good point(s). I don't think it's the water...

Good point(s).

I don't think it's the water pump. That was replaced just 8 months ago, and there have been under 5000 miles driven since then.

The reservoir, from my visual inspection, is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,426
Posted By phl08
Bumping back up. anybody? anybody?

Bumping back up. anybody? anybody?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 916
Posted By phl08
Translating INPA error codes

I have the INPA software and have been able to read my error codes from my E70. The problem is that they are in hex and I can't seem to find a good source to find the actual issues that the codes...
Forum: E70 X5 M and E71 X6 M (2010 - 2015) 02-10-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By phl08
That makes it easy then. Just a 5 minute job(not...

That makes it easy then. Just a 5 minute job(not including the coding to activate it)

Your best bet will be finding it on eBay. The part numbers have evolved. Check my post #7 in this thread:
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Forum: E70 X5 M and E71 X6 M (2010 - 2015) 02-08-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By phl08
Are you sure there's a bracket? I put a sirius...

Are you sure there's a bracket? I put a sirius unit in my 08 x5 last year but I had to buy the bracket and hex bolts seperately. Open the rear left panel inside your tailgate and check the bracket...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-08-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,426
Posted By phl08
Looking for E70 Radiator replacement DIY

My coolant warning has come on every month or two, which is obviously not normal. This was happening last year and I would just blindly re-fill the reservoir until one day the car had enough and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-14-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,124
Posted By phl08
Thanks for the quick reply. He does, but only a...

Thanks for the quick reply. He does, but only a few of the items I listed, but not very competitive prices compared to what I've seen elsewhere.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-14-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,124
Posted By phl08
2007 X5 front brake pads/rotors advice wanted

My brake pad warning is on, and I did a quick measurement to see that I have about 3mm of pads left (I used a casino chip that is about the same thickness as what's left on the pads to get an idea of...
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