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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-04-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,708
Posted By Westlotorn
I put the Wagner Thermoquiet Pads and Wagner...

I put the Wagner Thermoquiet Pads and Wagner Rotors on my 2008 X5 a year ago now, they work just fine and have less dust than the OEM pads. I have to say I used them because I needed them, local...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,002
Posted By Westlotorn
Your mileage numbers are incredible considering...

Your mileage numbers are incredible considering your speed. Towing at 70-80 in mountains will really kill MPG. Heck Towing at those speeds on the flat interstate can drop your MPG by 3mpg vs...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,708
Posted By Westlotorn
Just make sure you use SYNTHETIC not Silicone...

Just make sure you use SYNTHETIC not Silicone based grease
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,708
Posted By Westlotorn
I put Wagner Thermoquiet pads and Wagner Rotors...

I put Wagner Thermoquiet pads and Wagner Rotors on my X5 front brakes, they were available at the local Auto Parts Store and I needed them right now. I have to say they work well, stop great and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,289
Posted By Westlotorn
I have an X5, 2008 with the 4.8L engine. I...

I have an X5, 2008 with the 4.8L engine. I installed a hitch from Etrailer, wire harness from etrailer and had it working for under$350.00. I have towed several times now.
I have found it works...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 13,891
Posted By Westlotorn
Good point Hogie, we did clean the valve covers...

Good point Hogie, we did clean the valve covers in 2 of 3 we fixed. That is a time consuming job in itself. The third was much lower mileage and we just changed the Vanos Orings.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 13,891
Posted By Westlotorn
Maybe the solution for this is to change the...

Maybe the solution for this is to change the focus of the Oil Burning issue. Start with, do you have oil in your intake manifold and vent hoses from the valve cover CCV to the intake manifold. If...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-28-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 165
Posted By Westlotorn
Power Seats not working all the time?

My 2008 X5 with 80,000 miles now is acting up.
The Power seats work sometimes and not others.
If you lift your butt up and bounce it a little the seat starts working again.
The odd part is when it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 13,891
Posted By Westlotorn
The forum has helped me fix many issues on the 3...

The forum has helped me fix many issues on the 3 BMW's I own or have owned and I really appreciate the information available and solutions available. I just see this one issue as a dead issue now. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-27-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 13,891
Posted By Westlotorn
I will post my last on this issue, again, my...

I will post my last on this issue, again, my intent was to help but the many experts here obviously know more than I. I only diagnosed 3 N62 engine smoking/using oil issues and FIXED them without...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 13,891
Posted By Westlotorn
Again, if you are smoking and your intake has no...

Again, if you are smoking and your intake has no oil in it this is not your solution. This will only help with oil in the intake manifold.
On the front of the heads there is Vanos control unit,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 13,891
Posted By Westlotorn
How many of your Valve stem seal replacements...

How many of your Valve stem seal replacements were put back together with the old gaskets?
My guess is Zero. I think you are fixing the problem by changing leaking gaskets as part of a prudent...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 13,891
Posted By Westlotorn
I still say if you have oil in the manifold you...

I still say if you have oil in the manifold you will smoke. Oil in the manifold is not valve stem seals, bad design or good design of BMW valve stem seals aside. Oil in the manifold says your...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 13,891
Posted By Westlotorn
Cleaning carbon in a gasoline engine is pretty...

Cleaning carbon in a gasoline engine is pretty easy. Run the engine at 2000 RPM with the air filter removed and spray a mist of water directly into the engine for a few minutes.
You can run a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 13,891
Posted By Westlotorn
When the intake vavle opens it has huge vacuum...

When the intake vavle opens it has huge vacuum from the piston on the downstroke, no way it will pull air into the manifold, the air is going the opposite direction, into the piston. When the valve...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 13,891
Posted By Westlotorn
I don't agree with number 4, bad valve stem seals...

I don't agree with number 4, bad valve stem seals will drop oil on top of your valves in the lower part of the head, this oil will never get to the intake manifold. If you have oil in the intake...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-15-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 13,891
Posted By Westlotorn
I agree this would work if you first cleaned the...

I agree this would work if you first cleaned the oil accumulated in the intake. If you have seen one of these with oil in them it is a mess that would cause smoking for a while after the engine is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 13,891
Posted By Westlotorn
You mentioned your engine starts with a blue...

You mentioned your engine starts with a blue cloud. That is typical valve stem failure.
When a hot engine is shut down and you have a bad valve stem seal the oil on that bad valve stem seal will...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 13,891
Posted By Westlotorn
Guys I want to share some experience without any...

Guys I want to share some experience without any desire to debate or discuss the lengthy discussions I just went quickly through. Sorry if I missed someone else sharing this same information.
If...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-14-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,740
Posted By Westlotorn
I just checked in for the first time in a while. ...

I just checked in for the first time in a while. I will go to the 5 series and read up.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-07-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 30,357
Posted By Westlotorn
I looked into all the available hitches for our...

I looked into all the available hitches for our X5, I ended up buying and installing the ETrailer.com Draw tite hitch. It fit perfectly, they had a very complete video of how to install this hitch...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-06-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 19,193
Posted By Westlotorn
I used the Draw Tite hitch and a controller from...

I used the Draw Tite hitch and a controller from ETrailer for the lights.

An issue I have now run into. When stopping the non factory hitch and wireing causes issues with the brakes, when the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-04-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,740
Posted By Westlotorn
The fastest way to physically see if your oil...

The fastest way to physically see if your oil issue is related to the Crankcase vent is to pull the hoses that connect to the intake manifold. They connect on the V8 right at the throttle body. One...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-01-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By Westlotorn
The BMW system needs the engine to be sealed to...

The BMW system needs the engine to be sealed to function. If you have an air leak into the engine it will pull oil into the intake manifold. You need to find the air leak, it could be the Oil...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,740
Posted By Westlotorn
I too believe the valve stem seals are not the...

I too believe the valve stem seals are not the issue on these engines. The positive crankcase ventilation is the problem. The crankcase vents to the intake manifold, both valve covers have rubber...
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