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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-26-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,727
Posted By finnbmw
Resurrecting an old thread to see if BMWhat is...

Resurrecting an old thread to see if BMWhat is still the best code reader or is there a better mouse trap. Appreciate comments from users as I am ready to pull the trigger on a code reader for my...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-07-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,220
Posted By finnbmw
An update on the 2010: Drove it on the...

An update on the 2010: Drove it on the interstate for about 40 minutes one-way and then back. On the way to my meeting, the coolant temperature stayed between 82-83 C. However, on my return trip,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-07-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By finnbmw
Nokian WRG3 SUV

Have you considered the Nokian WRG3 SUV tire? http://www.nokiantires.com/summer-tires/nokian-wrg3-suv-2/
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-03-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By finnbmw
Could low engine temperature be contributing to CBU?

A recent thread over on the X5 side http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=745308 and my own result with our 2010 X5 got me thinking. The coolant thermostats on the earlier X5 diesels are...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,220
Posted By finnbmw
Checked the engine temperature on my two X5...

Checked the engine temperature on my two X5 diesels and found the results interesting.

The 2010 model took a long time (15-20 minutes?) to warm up and the temperature stayed at 82-83 C for the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-25-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By finnbmw
Shell's press release explaining the change ...

Shell's press release explaining the change ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,491
Posted By finnbmw
ard, I am guessing that the vacuum spec is >650...

ard, I am guessing that the vacuum spec is >650 mbar, not the >65 mbar stated in the paper. Thus 203 mbar is below spec and replacing the line got the vacuum above the spec 650 mbar, which fixed the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,035
Posted By finnbmw
I only put my phone up on the screen when I use...

I only put my phone up on the screen when I use the navigation function as it blocks the screen. Otherwise it's either inside the arm rest, in the door pocket or in the cup holder.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,035
Posted By finnbmw
Here's a couple of photos of the set up. The...

Here's a couple of photos of the set up. The phone (Galaxy S5) fits perfectly in the screen opening. Due to the slope on the screen, the phone sits very securely. I've never had it fall off. I do...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,491
Posted By finnbmw
Changed the thread title, so that whoever has...

Changed the thread title, so that whoever has this issue can find it easier.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,491
Posted By finnbmw
Added the message information to my original post

Added the message information to my original post
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-20-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,035
Posted By finnbmw
Well, the beauty is in the eyes of the beholder....

Well, the beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I bought two non-NAV X5's on purpose as I have zero use for a built-in navigation system and thus refused to pay $1,700 (or was it $1,900) for just...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-18-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By finnbmw
Don't think so, this one has a different part...

Don't think so, this one has a different part number. All the examples I listed above popped up when I googled the part# 83212365949
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-18-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By finnbmw
Googleing the part# reveals it is indeed a Shell...

Googleing the part# reveals it is indeed a Shell product http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-210890-bmw-twinpower-turbo-5w-30-synthetic-oil-for-diesels.aspx

Or is it Liqui Moly? ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-18-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By finnbmw
Found this via Google from ECS Tuning ...

Found this via Google from ECS Tuning http://www.ecstuning.com/ES2817520/?gclid=COvBhNS97MMCFTQV7AodA3wAjg

The oil is 5W-30 and LL-04. BMW part# is 83212365949
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-18-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By finnbmw
BMW Twinpower Turbo - new diesel engine oil

Had the engine oil changed on our X5 diesel. The paper work showed that the technician used a new (to me) brand of oil, BMW Twinpower Turbo. My SA explained that this is BMW's own brand of oil now...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-18-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,035
Posted By finnbmw
That was funny, thanks for posting!

That was funny, thanks for posting!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-17-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 893
Posted By finnbmw
If you can get brand new tires on all 4 wheels at...

If you can get brand new tires on all 4 wheels at 50% discount, do it.

If not, I'd take it to somewhere else to see if it could be patched. That's what I did with the factory Bridgestones. Had...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-17-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,491
Posted By finnbmw
Then the follow-up second repair on the vacuum...

Then the follow-up second repair on the vacuum line
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-17-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,491
Posted By finnbmw
As promised, here's the paper work on the...

As promised, here's the paper work on the repairs. First the vacuum accumulator repair
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,491
Posted By finnbmw
Picked the X5 up on Wednesday, so it was at the...

Picked the X5 up on Wednesday, so it was at the dealership for a total of 15 days. According to my SA, they are slammed with recall work, so that explains some of the delay.

Took the X5...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-09-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,491
Posted By finnbmw
Update: Picked up the vehicle. Paper work shows a...

Update: Picked up the vehicle. Paper work shows a faulty vacuum accumulator. Vacuum OK going to the accumulator but not from. Found fault code 4530 for charging pressure control high pressure stage...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-05-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,491
Posted By finnbmw
Let me clarify. Have no idea if the "Engine...

Let me clarify. Have no idea if the "Engine reduced power" message has anything to do with the O2 sensor recall. Obviously, assumed it was the recall work that prompted the message as that was the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-05-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,491
Posted By finnbmw
Vacuum issue after O2 recall work - 2012 X5 diesel

Took the 2012 X5d in for a scheduled oil service last week Tuesday. While in, the dealership performed the O2 sensor recall. Picked the X5 up the following day and as I was turning out from the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-28-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By finnbmw
Wiring harness can be installed independently...

Wiring harness can be installed independently from the hitch install.
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