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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,255
Posted By Nonsuch
Technology has advanced since the E39, but...

Technology has advanced since the E39, but perhaps current software still cannot accurately isolate a single misfire.

You might also want to inspect the pins and connectors on the coils.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,255
Posted By Nonsuch
I agree with several other posts, the problem is...

I agree with several other posts, the problem is likely a damaged coil.
These coils easily break, sometimes snapping in half at the rubber boot or the plastic (encapsulating the electronics). Your...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Nonsuch
If the same bolt has failed, you should push for...

If the same bolt has failed, you should push for a free repair -- paid by BMWNA or dealer goodwill.

On the other hand, replacing the bolt and belt is a simple repair (assuming no secondary...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Nonsuch
This is the recall: ...

This is the recall:
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchResults?searchType=ID&targetCategory=R&searchCriteria.nhtsa_ids=12V550000&refurl=rss
A sticker on the driver door frame punched with...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Nonsuch
The timing belt (a chain on these engines) did...

The timing belt (a chain on these engines) did not break, it's the serpentine belt that drives the power steering and alternator. A bolt securing one of the idler pulleys is the subject of a recall....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-29-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,726
Posted By Nonsuch
By a wide margin, the X5d is the easiest oil...

By a wide margin, the X5d is the easiest oil change I have ever done :thumbup:
(I've only owned 6 cars...)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-22-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By Nonsuch
Mine came with the cradle, but it takes up too...

Mine came with the cradle, but it takes up too much space :thumbdwn:
I removed it :thumbup:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Nonsuch
BMW Logger (http://bimmersoftware.com/products)...

BMW Logger (http://bimmersoftware.com/products) (even the free version) has a battery registration feature :thumbup:
Although it did not work on my E63 :thumbdwn:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-09-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Nonsuch
There have been several posts that the running...

There have been several posts that the running boards make it difficult to avoid getting your pants (or dress) dirty when entering/leaving the car, which caused me to specifically not order them. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-07-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,496
Posted By Nonsuch
To continue your medical analogy... Some sort...

To continue your medical analogy...
Some sort of STENT could be inserted to keep the drain (vein) open.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Nonsuch
How to tell if you have a BMW CCC or CIC...

How to tell if you have a BMW CCC or CIC navigation (http://www.sfbmwcoding.com/how-to-tell-if-you-have-a-bmw-ccc-or-a-cic-navigation/)

An interesting article:
What are car surround view cameras,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Nonsuch
Do you have CIC navigation? (not sure when the...

Do you have CIC navigation? (not sure when the CCC to CIC upgrade took place)

The virtual "top view" cameras are much more helpful than a single rear view camera.
You might investigate...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-13-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By Nonsuch
getbmwparts.com is my usual source for parts,...

getbmwparts.com is my usual source for parts, always a good discount below list price. Unfortunately, the price of trim parts can seem rather random.
Many parts are listed on ebay, but finding the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By Nonsuch
If you don't want to spill that beer, check the...

If you don't want to spill that beer, check the cup holders are not broken :thumbdwn:
Seriously, broken cup holder are somewhat common.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-02-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Nonsuch
I removed the cradle while repairing the...

I removed the cradle while repairing the cupholder :thumbup:
The cupholder removal requires extensive dis-assembly of the console, but removing the cradle should be easier.

A few tips:

Once...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-25-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 821
Posted By Nonsuch
"Secret Screw" also does not exist on 2012 X5d...

"Secret Screw" also does not exist on 2012 X5d (which is a 6-speed).
This feature only exists on early model years...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-25-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Nonsuch
An informative article on car USB chargers: The...

An informative article on car USB chargers:
The Best USB Car Charger (http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-usb-car-charger/)

A somewhat technical article about the dangers of "knock off" AC...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-23-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By Nonsuch
My E36 M3 had similarly placed cup holders, added...

My E36 M3 had similarly placed cup holders, added to the center console only on later years. It was easy to removed the entire assembly, essentially returning the console to the earlier design...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By Nonsuch
I've never used BMW Assist (nor OnStar), but this...

I've never used BMW Assist (nor OnStar), but this recent case (local to me) shows these systems can save lives -- in this case with the help of Find My iPhone.

San Jose: Mount Hamilton Road rescue...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By Nonsuch
The band broke, so I took apart the console... ...

The band broke, so I took apart the console...

The broken clear "elastic" band is visible in the photo. A single filament band stretched around many sharp plastic corners, seems designed to fail...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By Nonsuch
I had the same setup: iPod Classic, Apple cable,...

I had the same setup: iPod Classic, Apple cable, X5d

The iPod would often disconnect, and sometimes not shut down and kill the iPod battery.
Fully operational only about 50% of the time.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-18-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By Nonsuch
The cupholder is a poor design. The tension for...

The cupholder is a poor design.
The tension for all 8 "clamps" comes from a single "elastic" band, which can very easily break :thumbdwn:

Repair requires extensive dis-assembly of the center...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-18-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By Nonsuch
DEF has a limited shelf life...

DEF has a limited shelf life (http://www.discoverdef.com/def-overview/faq/#shelflife), so draining might be a good idea for low mileage vehicles.



Very easy oil change :thumbup:
The drain can...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-17-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Nonsuch
Photo of 2012 X5d with console removed. The...

Photo of 2012 X5d with console removed. The access cover under the cupholder is directly above the "hole" in the AC duct running through the console (although the transmission release no longer...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By Nonsuch
You will likely need to remove the armrest "bin"....

You will likely need to remove the armrest "bin".
This will require removing the trim on the sides of the console, to access screws on the side of the "bin".

The carpet will certainly need to be...
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