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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-14-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By Funf Dreisig
Good catch! I guess I need my reading glasses...

Good catch! I guess I need my reading glasses updated -- again.

FWIW if that is the path of the plumbing between the active and passive tank, it looks pretty precarious. Maybe it's designed to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-12-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By Funf Dreisig
The white powdery description fits what the DEF...

The white powdery description fits what the DEF residue looks like after evaporating. But the location doesn't fit very well.

FWIW here is a drawing of the DEF (AKA SCR) system...

Funf Dreisig
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-28-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,849
Posted By Funf Dreisig
As I said in my previous post... the value of any...

As I said in my previous post... the value of any "technology package" depends on your time frame. A technology package that is...

2-5yrs old - retains much of its value to the owner and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-26-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,849
Posted By Funf Dreisig
Ironically, the value of "technology options"...

Ironically, the value of "technology options" depends on how long you plan to keep your X5. For example, the NAV, iPod and iPhone options would add quite a bit of value for the first several years...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-16-2010, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By Funf Dreisig
Nice looking rig:thumbup: Silver on silver behind...

Nice looking rig:thumbup: Silver on silver behind silver :)

35Ds are very capable tow vehicles; particularly for loads with low windage (i.e. to side winds). Search on "funf trailer" to see...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-02-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,658
Posted By Funf Dreisig
No. I just find diesels incomprehensible :tsk: ...

No. I just find diesels incomprehensible :tsk:

Dang spell checkers. When are they going to figure out what I meant, not what I mistyped?:confused:

Funf Dreisig
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-01-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,658
Posted By Funf Dreisig
FWIW the rocker arms in early 911 engines are...

FWIW the rocker arms in early 911 engines are cast iron. As a result they are very brittle. So if a timing chain tensioner fails and the pistons start hitting valves, the cast iron rocker arms snap...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-01-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,658
Posted By Funf Dreisig
The pics will be interesting even if they are not...

The pics will be interesting even if they are not the best quality.

By "cylender hydro'ed from bad injector" I assume you mean that the cylinder filled with diesel and basically the piston could...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-01-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,658
Posted By Funf Dreisig
As much as I'd like to take credit... that...

As much as I'd like to take credit... that insight was ARD's.

Funf Dreisig
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-26-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,658
Posted By Funf Dreisig
I hesitate to even mention this but... At...

I hesitate to even mention this but...

At 24k miles your oil filter should have been changed at least twice. So there should be NO metal filings left to pick up (e.g. machining debris, etc.)....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-23-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,658
Posted By Funf Dreisig
As I've posted before. I've dropped a 911 engine...

As I've posted before. I've dropped a 911 engine onto the lid of the crate it was shipped in after I installed casters to make it into a dolly. And I installed the replacement engine using the same...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-23-2010, 06:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,658
Posted By Funf Dreisig
I agree. FWIW here are pics of every 35d...

I agree.


FWIW here are pics of every 35d owner's worst engine nightmare (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4643555&postcount=108) :( In this case it appears to have been an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-18-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,669
Posted By Funf Dreisig
I'm thinking this should be added to the...

I'm thinking this should be added to the Bimmerfest banner/page-header :thumbup:

Funf Dresig
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-09-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By Funf Dreisig
Penguin has already posted the link to my take on...

Penguin has already posted the link to my take on BMW's missing cargo bay cover lift/support.

FWIW MB's ML cargo bay support is pretty chintzy. But at least they provide some way to hold it up...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-13-2010, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,310
Posted By Funf Dreisig
It took me awhile to get the music from our Mac...

It took me awhile to get the music from our Mac onto a USB stick and working with our '09 35d. In fact, I had to re-rip ALL of our CDs because I had foolishly chosen a CODEC BMW's sound system does...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-11-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,689
Posted By Funf Dreisig
On E70s the memory seat/mirror function is linked...

On E70s the memory seat/mirror function is linked to the active key. Each key can have different settings for BOTH memory buttons. IOW memory button #1 (and #2) can be different for each key.

So...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-02-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,873
Posted By Funf Dreisig
:rolleyes:Hence my reference to Coke bottles. My...

:rolleyes:Hence my reference to Coke bottles. My generation grew up with lots of long necked soft drink bottles that we could partially fill with fluid to create ersatz musical instruments when we...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-02-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,873
Posted By Funf Dreisig
Apparently not, given the continued discussion...

Apparently not, given the continued discussion nearly 20 posts later :rolleyes:

FWIW I had read all the previous posts. And it seemed to me that several posters did not understand the underlying...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-01-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,873
Posted By Funf Dreisig
The sun roof buffeting issue is very easily cured...

The sun roof buffeting issue is very easily cured for free. All you have to do is 'crack' the rear door windows open a 1/2" or less. The only real issue is fiddling with the rear windows to get them...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-23-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,381
Posted By Funf Dreisig
FWIW my Kubota L3240 diesel's fuel filter is in a...

FWIW my Kubota L3240 diesel's fuel filter is in a clear fuel bowl that allows me to visually inspect for water/sediment. And the maintenance schedule specifies that the filter be removed & cleaned...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-22-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,381
Posted By Funf Dreisig
The RealOEM site does not show anything...

The RealOEM site does not show anything resembling a fuel bowl. And I certainly have not seen one on my 35d.

FWIW the fuel line diagram...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-22-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,381
Posted By Funf Dreisig
I don't know the answer to your questions about...

I don't know the answer to your questions about the location or frequency of replacement. But here is the parts diagram...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-10-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,235
Posted By Funf Dreisig
The active tank is in the right front fender...

The active tank is in the right front fender between the bumper and the wheel. So if the vent is part of the active tank, any leakage should have been outside of the engine compartment. Does this fit...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-09-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,235
Posted By Funf Dreisig
I agree. The 'leak' indicates that the tank(s) or...

I agree. The 'leak' indicates that the tank(s) or the plumbing is either broken or at the very least not correctly attached. An "additional component to aid in the transfer and leaking of the fluid"...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-08-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,235
Posted By Funf Dreisig
Your symptoms are consistent with DEF NOT being...

Your symptoms are consistent with DEF NOT being transferred from the larger passive tank to the active tank. IOW you have been running on just the contents of the active tank which ran low after each...
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