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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-25-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,788
Posted By acrackl
I am afraid it is simply not a matter of "running...

I am afraid it is simply not a matter of "running hard" OR "exceed certain RPMs" etc. at this point. What we have stumbled upon here is a half-baked engineering solution (DPF) to satisfy emissions...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-25-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,370
Posted By acrackl
Got my car back today. Cause identified as: "SCR...

Got my car back today. Cause identified as: "SCR active reservoir, including mounting leaking". Here's the statement in the final service order: "SCR Active tank temp sensor internal failure....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-23-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,148
Posted By acrackl
You can check this website for the MY (Model...

You can check this website for the MY (Model Year) BMW you are contemplating buying. The TSBs tell you the problem areas - keep in mind that past warranty period, TSB repairs are not covered. Recalls...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-22-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,370
Posted By acrackl
Car dropped off today morning. The code is 46F9 ...

Car dropped off today morning. The code is 46F9 (heater and temperature sensor in active urea exhaust/reducing agent tank). Anyway, now they have me in a X1 28i and I have already been told that the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,370
Posted By acrackl
Not to resurrect an old thread to annoy anybody,...

Not to resurrect an old thread to annoy anybody, but hopefully to help others with my experience ... CEL back on for me at 30K miles. Hopefully RPsX5d did not have this problem resurrect again. Mine...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-07-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,370
Posted By acrackl
Ard, The manufacturers are 100 steps ahead when...

Ard, The manufacturers are 100 steps ahead when it comes to lemon law - wish I had known all this before hand. There is a reason the service orders are written a certain way - "Customer states that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-07-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,370
Posted By acrackl
I quit posting some time back. But your post...

I quit posting some time back. But your post brings back some memories. Here's my experience with a 2011 X5 35D (too delivery late May 2010 - you can look for my posts)

1. 09 Jun 2010: Trunk lid...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-07-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,458
Posted By acrackl
Sorry, wrong thread ... Didn't mean to resurrect...

Sorry, wrong thread ... Didn't mean to resurrect an old thread.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-28-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,086
Posted By acrackl
They have not come out and said that I didn't...

They have not come out and said that I didn't drive enough. As per BMW's description the DPF is supposed to do its job under ALL driving conditions and I couldn't find any description anywhere that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-27-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,086
Posted By acrackl
Ard, Will do. Just spoke with the SA and he...

Ard, Will do.

Just spoke with the SA and he mentioned that they have to replace another part: Catalytic converter/front silencer. He couldn't describe it, I asked for the part number and searched...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-27-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,086
Posted By acrackl
Ard, Thanks for the links. That helps. I...

Ard, Thanks for the links. That helps.

I have not yet met two of the criteria: a) 4 attempts (this is the third repair attempt), b) 30 days - the dealer has had the car for 22 days total, and c)...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-27-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,086
Posted By acrackl
The saga continues. After my last update...

The saga continues.

After my last update above, I got the car back on 09 May 2011. Dealer replaced the DPF (apparently costs $2000+). The long wait was attributed by the dealer to the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-27-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,254
Posted By acrackl
Hope you get this sorted out. I have a 2011 X5...

Hope you get this sorted out. I have a 2011 X5 with CEL (Check Engine Light). Came on at ~5600. It is on its third visit at the dealer for the same issue. On the second instance the CEL was joined by...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-29-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,086
Posted By acrackl
Just a quick update. Vehicle is back at...

Just a quick update.

Vehicle is back at dealer now. Had to wait till yesterday to get "loaner appointment". I have a 328i for loaner.

On my way to the dealer, I got another warning "Exhaust...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-23-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,086
Posted By acrackl
I am speculating now that the new CEL I have is...

I am speculating now that the new CEL I have is still related to the DPF (480A). Here's some information I found on the DPF issue and being that I make short trips - to the bus station (park and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-22-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,086
Posted By acrackl
Sorry. I should have expanded that acronym, DPF =...

Sorry. I should have expanded that acronym, DPF = Diesel particulate filter. You can read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel_particulate_filter

I certainly am no expert in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-22-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,086
Posted By acrackl
Thanks ard. Will do. Next appointment available...

Thanks ard. Will do. Next appointment available is Thursday. Just searched Bimmerfest and found that other people have had CEL come on in their X5. Just couldn't see any codes in these posts to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-22-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,086
Posted By acrackl
Okay CEL came back on again a while ago. Back to...

Okay CEL came back on again a while ago. Back to the dealer again ....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-22-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,086
Posted By acrackl
2011 X5 35D Check engine light

A few days after the "service due" message came (this is the first service reminder, 1 year, bought May 2010, mileage 5700 - low miles I know), the CEL came on. Took it to the dealer with appointment...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-07-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,761
Posted By acrackl
Parking lot dent - please advise

I parked my car at a "park and ride". When I came back in the evening, I found this - a white pickup had backed into my car. A small dent is in the bumper - I didn't take a picture of the dent, which...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-23-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,968
Posted By acrackl
Tlon, Hope the diesel grows on you. You have...

Tlon, Hope the diesel grows on you. You have provided a very balanced review that I am sure other people will find useful. In my experience, accelerating from standstill is somewhat slow, but once it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-23-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,880
Posted By acrackl
Jim, that's a very good point. Had I known about...

Jim, that's a very good point. Had I known about that option beforehand, I would have opted for it. I am reading only good things from people who have installed it. My initial concern was that my...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-23-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,880
Posted By acrackl
Well, here's a summary of what I found. ...

Well, here's a summary of what I found.

Contacted a dealer as advised above, and was told that the condensation sensor needs to be replaced along with the windshield. The dealer did confirm that I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,880
Posted By acrackl
Once again thanks for the explanation. I typed in...

Once again thanks for the explanation. I typed in the part numbers at getbmwparts.com and the prices you mention are MSRP, and are for:

51317211909 Windshield glass (w/o head up display), w/o...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,880
Posted By acrackl
Can you please clarify? I asked for the OE glass...

Can you please clarify? I asked for the OE glass and that is what I got (it has the roundel), but the installers did not change the sensor. As I understand it, the windshield (when it is an...
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