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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-07-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,070
Posted By Armand
Re: Gas vs diesel issues

A useful tip for finding diesel fuel stations faster is to program one of your preset buttons to search for diesel stations (assuming you have the navigation option). I only use Shell or Chevron....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-07-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Armand
Re: X5 35D Cannot Start

The recall fixes battery drain issues which may also lead to overheating and fire. Unless you are experiencing battery drain, the fix does not seem to help your particular situation.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-04-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,911
Posted By Armand
Daniel has been helping fellow members for a long...

Daniel has been helping fellow members for a long time and to my experience he is a very honest and fair individual who can only be making very little per contract. I shopped around and talked to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-25-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,639
Posted By Armand
The CTEK charger (the one Art mentioned) has a...

The CTEK charger (the one Art mentioned) has a supply mode and you can use it as a power supply.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-25-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,122
Posted By Armand
I don't know but it's easy to spot the water...

I don't know but it's easy to spot the water trail in a number of ways such as if you drive in reverse for a few yards right after starting the engine.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-24-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,122
Posted By Armand
Now that you mention, I had noticed no water...

Now that you mention, I had noticed no water discharge from the car A/C for a short while, perhaps a month or less before I went in and I told my SA about it. Credit goes to my SA too. I've had him...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-24-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,639
Posted By Armand
I appreciate the pointers to charging options in...

I appreciate the pointers to charging options in this thread. I'm also interested in a battery charger mostly for programming. Referring to the manual, Penguin points out that the terminals under the...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 11-24-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 41,714
Posted By Armand
Decided to go with revtor's profile and forget...

Decided to go with revtor's profile and forget about these other profiles. For E70 owners (mine is a MY2010), I was never able to successfully perform the infamous airbag test (f5 does nothing) but...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-24-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,122
Posted By Armand
Interesting! I also had a similar experience back...

Interesting! I also had a similar experience back in October although I would not have described the smell that way. Just plain old rotten. The dealer first suspected mildew but then called back...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 11-23-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 41,714
Posted By Armand
I have now completed the install but see some...

I have now completed the install but see some discrepancies with the supplied NCS_DIY.pdf tutorial which says you should load the expertmode profile but I only see these listed in NCS expert tool:
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-23-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By Armand
I was at the dealer in October for some work on...

I was at the dealer in October for some work on my MY2010 and no mention of a transmission software update. The minor vibration in idle is there but I haven't experienced anything out of the ordinary...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 11-19-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 78,220
Posted By Armand
How Long Does The Map Update Take?

Thanks to Shawn and team, I'm ready to apply the map update but am wondering about a couple of issues:

- How long does it take and can the car be driven at some point during the update? Not sure...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By Armand
I was curious so I checked the service manual...

I was curious so I checked the service manual (mine is a 2010). It is listed under California emission warranty for 7 years or 70k miles but not Fed.
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 11-10-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 128,375
Posted By Armand
I ordered from this vendor three weeks ago and...

I ordered from this vendor three weeks ago and still haven't received the cable. Anyone else having shipping delays with them? They ship from the far east.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-25-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By Armand
Definitely a hard decision for me and it...

Definitely a hard decision for me and it ultimately came down to meticulous analysis. Daniel Dutton was the only one who could deliver the right plan at the right price point! Great service. I agree...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 10-18-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3,350
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Views: 178,456
Posted By Armand
X5 E70 coding link

Could you please send me the coding URL for E70?

Thanks in advance!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By Armand
Diesel Recall #13V-339: Fuel Filter Heater

Just got this in the mail. Surprised there is no thread on it. Did I miss it?

Impacts 2009 and 2010 Diesels. May cause drained battery and in rare cases could cause a fire!

Anyone else got...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-12-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By Armand
Occasionally.

Occasionally.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-03-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By Armand
It's the basic service that comes with new...

It's the basic service that comes with new vehicles. Mine also stopped working after a while and I can't be bothered to look into it. If you press the button that links up to BMW, someone will come...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-09-2011, 02:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,200
Posted By Armand
My 2010 35d is with the dealer now. I asked my SA...

My 2010 35d is with the dealer now. I asked my SA about recalls and his response was none. I didn't ask about this specific recall.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 26,337
Posted By Armand
one useful tidbit I didn't see mentioned. You can...

one useful tidbit I didn't see mentioned. You can program the nav to list local diesel stations.

I've had my 35d since Nov 09 and have been very satisfied. I'm in the efficient dynamics camp. No...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-09-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,711
Posted By Armand
Finally took the 35d to a smog shop just up the...

Finally took the 35d to a smog shop just up the street from where I live. Since it was my first diesel smog, I was a bit nervous to take it to a "mom and pop" smog shop. Thanks Ard for revealing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-01-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,711
Posted By Armand
Thanks Ard! I'll report back how it goes. I read...

Thanks Ard! I'll report back how it goes. I read some place that some smog shops can't/won't do the visual.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-31-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,711
Posted By Armand
Diesel Smog Check

I just received my license renewal notice and I have to do a smog check on My 2010 35d. Thanks California for encouraging people to invest in new clean technology!!! We don't get to take advantage of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-16-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,451
Posted By Armand
Efficent dynamics!

Efficent dynamics!
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