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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-30-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By Nonsuch
As already suggested, check the battery and...

As already suggested, check the battery and alternator.
Low or high voltage can result several errors, which seem unrelated.


The Can bus allows many modules to communicate with each other. A...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-22-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By Nonsuch
And worse, what else might he have NOT done?

And worse, what else might he have NOT done?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-22-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By Nonsuch
On the bright side, the mess is in the engine...

On the bright side, the mess is in the engine compartment.
Similar spillage would be worse on a painted fender (like a 335d) or in the trunk.

The DEF fill ports are designed to mate with special...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By Nonsuch
My 2012 X5 has Sirius and every electronic gizmo...

My 2012 X5 has Sirius and every electronic gizmo (hd radio, "top view" cameras, lane departure, front side view cameras, HUD). The module shown in the retrofit instructions is not in my car, so...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-12-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Nonsuch
A similar product worked quite well on my E30 and...

A similar product worked quite well on my E30 and E36 3-series. They were certainly better than the worn out bushings they replaced, but installing new rubber bushings might have had the same...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-06-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By Nonsuch
"Every Option" is an exaggeration, or more...

"Every Option" is an exaggeration, or more accurately a lie.
Some options conflict with each other, so it's important to know the exact configuration of this particular X5. If you have the VIN, it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-29-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By Nonsuch
That must be why people steal headlights :mad: ...

That must be why people steal headlights :mad:
(not my car)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-26-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Nonsuch
DVD versions of BMW-TIS are available on eBay...

DVD versions of BMW-TIS are available on eBay (and torrents).
BMW has stopped releasing these DVDs, but the E70 is covered in the last release (2007).

Bentley will likely produce an E70 service...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-22-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By Nonsuch
First, lift the cargo floor (might need a helper...

First, lift the cargo floor (might need a helper to keep it slightly open).
From the passenger door, fold down the seat and locate the hinge.
Lift small part of black plastic covering the hinge....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-12-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Nonsuch
The BMW genuine filter does not come with those...

The BMW genuine filter does not come with those o-rings. The Mahle and BMW filters seem identical, quite likely that Mahle supplies the BMW filter.
It does seem like a good idea to replace the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-10-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,211
Posted By Nonsuch
A temp gauge would be nice to have. The...

A temp gauge would be nice to have.

The Hidden OBC Menu...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-07-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Nonsuch
These plastic tools from Harbor Freight work well...

These plastic tools from Harbor Freight work well :thumbup:
http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_16103.jpg...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-07-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Nonsuch
You might want to remove the controller from the...

You might want to remove the controller from the car and spray it with contact cleaner.

The controller is easy to remove, gently lift the black plastic trim surrounding the controller and shifter.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-29-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Nonsuch
Any wheel shop should be able to help you remove...

Any wheel shop should be able to help you remove the lock



Remember to apply cutting oil to the drill bit. Drill the a centered hole and use an easyout.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Nonsuch
My 2012 X5d has a dipstick :thumbup:

My 2012 X5d has a dipstick :thumbup:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-11-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Nonsuch
Likely the poor health of the car :rofl:...

Likely the poor health of the car :rofl: :thumbdwn:


The ad says: "This car is Loaded with every Package that BMW offers..."
Which is meaningless.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-07-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Nonsuch
Performance Center Delivery is a great...

Performance Center Delivery is a great experience.
I did PCD on my X5d 3 years ago.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-06-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Nonsuch
I though it was best to leave the threads "dry",...

I though it was best to leave the threads "dry", since grease or anti-seize throws off the torque spec.
It is helpful to put anti-seize on the hub.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-28-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Nonsuch
Nice find. Which "storage cubby" holds this kit?...

Nice find. Which "storage cubby" holds this kit?

There is a storage tray 51477145919 located under the electronics modules, on the left side of the luggage compartment.
This tray is often not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-27-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By Nonsuch
East Penn manufactures both the BMW replacement...

East Penn manufactures both the BMW replacement and Autozone batteries.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-18-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,843
Posted By Nonsuch
BMW sells a sliding bar with retractable straps...

BMW sells a sliding bar with retractable straps (http://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/858/BMW-TRUNK-RAILING-ADAPTIVE-FASTENING-SYSTEM), but cargo rails (S493A) are required.

The cargo rails are an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Nonsuch
Not enough fluid? (or wrong fluid) There are...

Not enough fluid? (or wrong fluid)
There are procedures to properly refill the ATF, otherwise it will be low.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-13-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Nonsuch
This video shows a UK model,...

This video shows a UK model, (https://youtu.be/L0ylCmhD7XE)
US models are quite a bit different.

A few tips:
The outlet of the fuel filter has a one-time use Oetiker clamp, which must be cut...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-13-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Nonsuch
Did that filter include a gasket or o-ring? The...

Did that filter include a gasket or o-ring?
The filters purchased from getbmwparts did not include them.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-08-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Nonsuch
Thanks for the post, replacing these fluids are...

Thanks for the post, replacing these fluids are on my "to do" list.

Short allen sockets are very handy to have when working on BMWs. Clearance issues with the 14mm differential drain are common...
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