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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-25-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By serge1
So it is normal to briefly have the dsc error...

So it is normal to briefly have the dsc error after doing the cables thing? Interesting..
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-24-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By serge1
Hard to say without reading and deciphering those...

Hard to say without reading and deciphering those errors. Definitely looks like an issue with transmission/drivetrain. Electric or mechanical - we can only guess.
"AWD and DSC malfunction" is a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-24-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By serge1
Oh no. Autozone-style modder in the house! :D

Oh no. Autozone-style modder in the house! :D
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-24-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By serge1
18K spent by dealership to chase the knocking...

18K spent by dealership to chase the knocking sound. All this because of "throw parts at it" behavior. Finally, BMWNA is being on the wrong end of it, not a customer.

You would think for $18K...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-23-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By serge1
So, what were the problems/symptoms?

So, what were the problems/symptoms?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-23-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By serge1
Changing transmission fluid is the first what I...

Changing transmission fluid is the first what I would do in your shoes. Who really knows what state, quality or level it is?
Despite "lifetime" claim from BMW, it is a good idea to change...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-23-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By serge1
Your vehicle transmission part # is this:...

Your vehicle transmission part # is this: GA6HP26Z
According to this document (link (http://www.bmwmotorsports.org/BMW_docs/transfund1.pdf)) page 10,
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-23-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By serge1
Going to answer my own question. This ...

Going to answer my own question.
This (http://www.bmwmotorsports.org/BMW_docs/transfund1.pdf)document states:
Hydraulic Transmission vs. Electro-hydraulic Transmission
In 1986 BMW introduced...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-23-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By serge1
I would check the state/level of transmission...

I would check the state/level of transmission oil, or maybe even change it. It's a good idea anyways.
Also, search for "transmission solenoid" on this forum and web. Lots of issues with...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-23-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By serge1
Be careful out there - find an empty parking lot...

Be careful out there - find an empty parking lot and really give it a try. Good luck :)
Once you have a baseline, attempt to reproduce the problem by hard braking in Neutral gear. That would...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-23-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By serge1
Brake hard as to reproduce the engine stalling....

Brake hard as to reproduce the engine stalling. Taking a video would help you view in slow motion what happened - it may be hard to see in real time what gear was showing during engine stalling.
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-23-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By serge1
I am with you. When time came to decide whether...

I am with you.
When time came to decide whether to extend the warranty, my main concern was the exhaust system. Since my state (WA) mandates manufacturers cover emissions to 75K miles, the coverage...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-23-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By serge1
1 in 10 is a pretty good repro rate! Then...

1 in 10 is a pretty good repro rate!


Then I am not sure why they can't pull codes with their BMW specialized readers. A generic 4x4 error was displayed to you on dash - it has to be stored in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-23-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By serge1
connect positive and negative cables after...

connect positive and negative cables after DISCONNECTING FROM BATTERY
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-22-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By serge1
Your question: "is my assumption correct that it...

Your question: "is my assumption correct that it is ok to drive 200 miles at oil level minimum"
My answer: Why would you do that?

Maybe you took my reply the wrong way.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-22-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By serge1
Why would you drive with minimum oil level and...

Why would you drive with minimum oil level and risk warranty voided (and possibly damage engine)? To save 8$?
Just add a quart or two of same oil and do the change when time comes.

P.S. Why oil...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-22-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By serge1
The issue will become when it is time to pay out...

The issue will become when it is time to pay out claims. BMW may cost a bit more but has a good reputation of paying claims. 3rd parties? Plenty of horror stories..
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-22-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By serge1
I wouldn't be driving that vehicle, to be honest....

I wouldn't be driving that vehicle, to be honest.

Regarding errors: Since you did get the 4X4 errors, they are stored in memory, but they may be BMW-specific errors requiring special equipment. It...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By serge1
Diesel is cheaper than regular only a couple...

Diesel is cheaper than regular only a couple months a year (summer). The rest of the year it is 10 to 35 cents more expensive than premium gasoline.
Also, due to diesel vehicles depreciating a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By serge1
Even knowing it was "a prepayment" why would you...

Even knowing it was "a prepayment" why would you pre-pay for something, and at inflated price? Your vehicle gets totaled tomorrow - you lost $1500.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-20-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By serge1
If during backing up (with camera and parking...

If during backing up (with camera and parking sensors active) you select something in iDrive (Nav, Tel) the parking sensors and camera go away. My 2011 35d does it. By design? I guess..
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-20-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By serge1
It appears the transmission is stalling the...

It appears the transmission is stalling the engine. You know, how the transmissions downshifts when slowing down; that is to match the speed. At least my vehicle behaves that way. It can even be...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-17-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,559
Posted By serge1
Pretty good success rate by replacing the relay,...

Pretty good success rate by replacing the relay, so you weren't throwing parts at it in classical meaning of that term.
Good luck with software update. Let us know how it goes
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-17-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,559
Posted By serge1
Sorry to hear it didn't fix the long crank. At...

Sorry to hear it didn't fix the long crank. At the very least, you have eliminated one of common causes, at low cost.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-17-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By serge1
Search the forum. Been discussed in great details...

Search the forum. Been discussed in great details , including price quotes.
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