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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-03-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By scar
Maybe my experience is on the far side of the...

Maybe my experience is on the far side of the bell curve but my 2012 (built September 2011) 5.0 MSport has been a remarkable pleasure to own. Soon to turn 100k it has been almost trouble free, or at...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-16-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,928
Posted By scar
I emailed my SA with the SIB (thanks PAX) and he...

I emailed my SA with the SIB (thanks PAX) and he scheduled me for Friday with a loaner.

Bill Dodge BMW in Portland/Westbrook Maine. They are AWESOME when it comes to understanding the word...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-29-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,672
Posted By scar
I drive my 5.0 with A D in sport mode like I...

I drive my 5.0 with A D in sport mode like I stole it most of the time. It is a blast to launch and drive. 75% highway at 80 mph or better (70 mph speed limits in most of northern New England). ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-18-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By scar
I am at a similar decision point with my 2012...

I am at a similar decision point with my 2012 5.0. Just past 91k and a couple big road trips looming. I didn't expect to love it and planned to turn it before 100k so went with the BMW maintenance...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-17-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By scar
To close out this thread - dealer replaced pump...

To close out this thread - dealer replaced pump at no charge.

Once again Bill Dodge BMW exceeds expectations.

Thanks to all for input.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-11-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By scar
Not authorized.

Not authorized.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-11-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By scar
So here is the written word from SA: ...

So here is the written word from SA:

“Vehicle developed a draw of over 5 amps after last road check according to energy diagnosis. Found draw from corroded wiring at the auxiliary coolant pump for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-11-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By scar
Yes, 2gaskets p/n 138520 ( page 2). And...

Yes, 2gaskets p/n 138520 ( page 2).

And yes, a pain.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-11-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By scar
New story from SA. The pump leaked on some wires...

New story from SA. The pump leaked on some wires which corroded and caused the battery to drain.

My reply: campaign battery replacement paperwork showed no relevant codes and all was fine when I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-11-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By scar
Thanks man, good advice. I picked up the same...

Thanks man, good advice. I picked up the same smell.

But question remains - did the pump get touched during the campaign?

I will report back.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-11-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By scar
N63 recall aftermath (fails to start at pick-up) - calling on tech experts

So I go in to pick up my X5 after the N63 customer care recall (including battery) and, surprise, it will not start. They put a booster on it and it fires right up. I express a lack of confidence so...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-05-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By scar
As we all know these relationships with SA need...

As we all know these relationships with SA need to be managed carefully. A delicate balance.

I have a new x5 loaner and have been comped many things in the past including 2/3 off the cost of a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-04-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By scar
Good news is after a stiff push back all is well...

Good news is after a stiff push back all is well and I am getting fully covered under care package, just paying for a battery. Another example of how helpful this forum is.

At least they are...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By scar
The battery one does not apply to me. I am over...

The battery one does not apply to me. I am over 50,000 miles. I need the customer care and timing chain referenced above. My understanding is mileage is irrelevant with those two.


I need...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By scar
SA called and left message that this tsb only...

SA called and left message that this tsb only applies when under warranty. I understood that only applied to the battery - SIB 61-30-14.

The threads I have read are full of reports by owners...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By scar
Where does one get an actual copy of a TSB?

My dealer is giving me grief about SIB 11-06-14 and 11-16-14. The n63 engine customer care and timing chain issues.

I need a pdf to print and wave around. Tomorrow.

Anybody?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 36,710
Posted By scar
Does anyone have an actual pdf of the actual...

Does anyone have an actual pdf of the actual service bulletin (or a site to find a copy)? Or a link? I need the actual document. Specifically, I am pretty sure these are the document numbers.

I...
Forum: European Delivery 02-20-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 48,294
Posted By scar
So I read this thread and many of the links but...

So I read this thread and many of the links but did not see anything on how trades work.

I am thinking of a new 3 or 5 and have a 2012 X5 to put into the deal. I took PErformance Center Delivery...
Forum: European Delivery 02-20-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 48,294
Posted By scar
So I read this thread and many of the links but...

So I read this thread and many of the links but did not see anything on how trades work.

I am thinking of a new 3 or 5 and have a 2012 X5 to put into the deal. I took PErformance Center Delivery...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By scar
Agree with waze as the up and comer. Especially...

Agree with waze as the up and comer. Especially if you have a co pilot the interactive features are great. Hit a major accident scene on 95 near savannah last week and waze gave us an immediate...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-11-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By scar
The cheapest and by far the best "upgrade" is to...

The cheapest and by far the best "upgrade" is to buy a garmin. BMW nav shamelessly sucks. It WILL let you down when you need it most AND/OR take you a longer, more inefficient route when you are in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 36,710
Posted By scar
Here is a twist - what if an owner already had...

Here is a twist - what if an owner already had some of the work covered under this bulletin done? Reimbursements?

How about if they had the work done at an Indy? SOL?

Any protocols from...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-29-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By scar
BMW nav sucks. Simple as that. I gave up on mine...

BMW nav sucks. Simple as that. I gave up on mine about three months after I took delivery. Buy a 150 dollar garmin if you want something that works. It looks stupid but I have one stuck to my...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-21-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,389
Posted By scar
I am getting code - "2ea9 turbo coolant pump...

I am getting code - "2ea9 turbo coolant pump control line electrical".

OP, or anybody for that matter, do you recall if that is what your diagnosis was? Tia.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By scar
Another possibility - I had a hard time...

Another possibility - I had a hard time "adjusting" to the new world order of "free maintenance". My X5 didn't "ask" for an oil change in the early months.

I did force the issue at around 14.000...
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