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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-01-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Fleetman
I've now had the ENGINE MALFUNCTION REDUCED POWER...

I've now had the ENGINE MALFUNCTION REDUCED POWER message twice and it did have reduced power until I shut it off and restarted. Both of my experiences were at engine speeds well over 3k RPM....no...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Fleetman
Yes, I'll have to see if BMW can bring up any...

Yes, I'll have to see if BMW can bring up any codes if need be. When I refer to speed, I don't mean vehicle speed but rather, engine speed.....both are proportionate however.

I have a friend that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Fleetman
I agree. It sure seems to be related to speed...

I agree. It sure seems to be related to speed but who knows.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Fleetman
Yeah, I can't see how a tech (more like a...

Yeah, I can't see how a tech (more like a wannabe) could make a "the turbo takes most of the power" statement with a straight face.......however, both times this happened to me, I was right around...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-29-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Fleetman
Wellp.....4,000 miles later, it happened again. ...

Wellp.....4,000 miles later, it happened again. Today, I-81 SB at a very brisk pace, went to pass someone and got the ding and ENGINE MALFUNCTION REDUCED POWER message and it, indeed, had reduced...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-22-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Fleetman
To update - this morning I drove the X about 25...

To update - this morning I drove the X about 25 miles or so and then added DEF....it took a little, like maybe a quart or so. The vent was venting while adding the small amount and both tanks are...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-22-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By Fleetman
Well....I DO reuse the oil in another diesel but...

Well....I DO reuse the oil in another diesel but that's another subject. The 5500 miles works for me and it's only oil, filter and exhaust fluid....no big deal.....at least to me.

I went with...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Fleetman
I've never had the ADD DEF message before but...

I've never had the ADD DEF message before but maybe I'll just keep running it and see what happens. I may try to add some more tomorrow and see what happens....typically I get quite a few burps when...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Fleetman
Yes, it is expensive....I reuse the oil in an old...

Yes, it is expensive....I reuse the oil in an old Deutz diesel that burns/leaks oil almost as fast as I put it in. I'm (or was I should say) an old-school mechanic and believe in changing oil...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Fleetman
Because I can?? I also (shudder) rotate my tires...

Because I can?? I also (shudder) rotate my tires then.

I'm just curious about the small amount of DEF needed this change since, historically, it has used twice as much over the 5500 mile period. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Fleetman
No, it hasn't been at BMW for quite some time...

No, it hasn't been at BMW for quite some time now. We aren't driving it near as much as before though and it hasn't been on the highway for a month or so...only local. I would have thought it would...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Fleetman
Used Very Little DEF this time

I change the oil every 5500 miles and it normally takes a full container (2.5 gallons)....today it only took one gallon and both tanks were full. Any insight on why?

There are no engine lights,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Fleetman
The used unit will have to be programmed to your...

The used unit will have to be programmed to your car.....fairly minor cost. Hopefully that will take care of it although you may need a speed sensor or two. Good luck!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Fleetman
So, you bought the car with the ABS/ASC lights on...

So, you bought the car with the ABS/ASC lights on or have the lights been disabled too?

Does Florida have a state inspection program and does the car have a current inspection. Around here cars...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By Fleetman
FWIW, I change the oil in ours every 5500 miles...

FWIW, I change the oil in ours every 5500 miles and refill the DEF at that time. I also rotate the tires every 5500 miles but my dealer just shudders when I mention it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By Fleetman
I too used Loctite when I reinstalled the bushing...

I too used Loctite when I reinstalled the bushing although I didn't bother to mention it. The bushing will come off....in my case I used a lot of heat (torch) and it eventually gave up.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-03-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By Fleetman
Ours is at 80k....we're looking at getting...

Ours is at 80k....we're looking at getting another around December, maybe a little earlier.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-24-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Fleetman
Thanks for the info....I had a friend check it...

Thanks for the info....I had a friend check it with his software and there are no codes and it hasn't returned now with about 800 miles since the malfunction.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-18-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Fleetman
That is correct....engine light (picture of...

That is correct....engine light (picture of engine on display), fault triangle, message at VEHICLE INFO. Shut engine off for about 2 minutes, restarted and the message is cleared.

That is correct...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-17-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Fleetman
I neglected to add there are no codes present. I...

I neglected to add there are no codes present. I took it out for a pretty spirited run this morning and all appears well....curious and we've never had a malfunction light before.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-17-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By Fleetman
lmzoomeparts.com did me well. Ask for Elisabeth...

lmzoomeparts.com did me well. Ask for Elisabeth and she'll take good care of you.

Ceramic pads....either you love them or you hate them; there's never a middle ground with them. Brake dust...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-17-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Fleetman
2011 X5d Engine Malfunction Light

This morning I passed someone rather aggressively and "ding" Engine Malfunction, Reduced Power message came up.

I pulled over about twenty miles later, shut it off, and once restarted, message was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By Fleetman
Mine were all broken off when I went to replace...

Mine were all broken off when I went to replace the sensors....one of them was glued in place and it was the worst to remove....ended up actually drilling through it and using an o-ring pick to pull...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-03-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Fleetman
Do you have the convenience feature? Yeah, the...

Do you have the convenience feature? Yeah, the noise will show back up....your description certainly sounds like a damper motor or something.

The DEF pump, to my knowledge, is under the drivers...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-03-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Fleetman
One other thing that comes to mind is a mirror or...

One other thing that comes to mind is a mirror or something adjusting once you approach your X.....my wifes fob changes all kinds of things once she gets near the vehicle...drives me crazy. I can't...
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