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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-23-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By Al's540i
LMFAO!!! Too funny!!! :rofl:

LMFAO!!! Too funny!!! :rofl:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-23-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By Al's540i
LMAO!! why 8 years or 167k miles??? something...

LMAO!! why 8 years or 167k miles??? something magical happen at that point in time?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-23-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Al's540i
Sweet! I (We) too just acquired our first X5 (my...

Sweet! I (We) too just acquired our first X5 (my xmas present for the spousal unit) and the comfort seats are amazing.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-23-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Al's540i
Yeah,I agree with you. I think I'll just keep the...

Yeah,I agree with you. I think I'll just keep the run-flats so the spousal unit is safer and doesn't have to call me if/when she gets a flat with regular tires.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-23-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Al's540i
Can I use non run-flat tires on my E70?

So I just purchased my X5 and was told that it has run flat tires. I've never owned a vehicle with run flats until now.

Upon investigating tires through tirerack.com and discounttiredirect.com I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-20-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Al's540i
New X5 Owner!

Hi all!

Just bought my wife her Christmas present. Traded in the Mercedes ML350 for this and this beast is amazing. I currently own a BMW E39 that I've had for 10 years so now we are a BMW family....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By Al's540i
How will I know if it's working? will it make a...

How will I know if it's working? will it make a sound?

Yes, some suggest on the other forum that the water valve could be intermittently stuck..hence why heat sometimes and no heat other times.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By Al's540i
Temp of the air. this morning I had it set to 80...

Temp of the air. this morning I had it set to 80 and nothing but cold air. I just ran out for lunch and now at 80 it comes out warm....but not hot like it used to back in the day. LIke I said, it's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By Al's540i
Angry HELP! Below freezing temps and my heater does not work.

I noticed this last winter but we had a pretty mild winter so it was not that big of a deal. Now it's back! Below freezing temps and cool air when the temp control is set to 78 or even 80! :yikes:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 791
Posted By Al's540i
Yeah it's possible they were not properly prepp'd...

Yeah it's possible they were not properly prepp'd or they didn't know about the magnesium? :dunno:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 791
Posted By Al's540i
I powder coated mine several years ago and...

I powder coated mine several years ago and they've have recently begun chipping off/peeling off ....especially at the corners.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By Al's540i
Agree with what most have said here. You've spent...

Agree with what most have said here. You've spent the money on another engine that now has new hoses, WP, thermostat, and fan clutch. For peace of mind just have the radiator and expansion tank...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 584
Posted By Al's540i
What I meant in my original post was " my...

What I meant in my original post was " my mechanic has done VANOS on other V8's" ..... not on mine. So my VANOS is original.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 584
Posted By Al's540i
No, my VANOS was never done. But from what my...

No, my VANOS was never done. But from what my tech tells me....having done many guide jobs, mine are not in need of replacement because if they were toast the engine would be making a clanking sound...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 584
Posted By Al's540i
I have a 540i with 216k miles. My mechanic (who...

I have a 540i with 216k miles. My mechanic (who is certified on all BMW's and has been for 30+ years) told me it's VANOS and it's because it's a bad design by BMW. I've yet to have my timing chain...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By Al's540i
***UPDATE*** I ordered rear wheel bearings...

***UPDATE***

I ordered rear wheel bearings believing this to be the issue. My indie mechanic confirmed after going for a ride with me. Well, just picked up the car today from him and it's...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By Al's540i
Yes it does.but Burning2nd asked if the noise was...

Yes it does.but Burning2nd asked if the noise was more pronounced when rolling to the left or right, which I took to suggest possibly something else. Yeah I went ahead and ordered wheel bearings...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By Al's540i
Hmmm I'm not sure.. I never paid attention. What...

Hmmm I'm not sure.. I never paid attention. What are you suggesting Burning2nd?

my indie mechanic will test drive it later today to confirm but he think its the wheel bearings.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By Al's540i
20k miles??? that's awesome. I eat rear tires b/w...

20k miles??? that's awesome. I eat rear tires b/w 12k -15k miles. I changed my last set literally two days ago thinking the rears were worn.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By Al's540i
Hmmmm it's like a roar....gets louder the faster...

Hmmmm it's like a roar....gets louder the faster I go. oh btw, I have 215k miles and changed the diff fluid about 100k miles ago. if that helps.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By Al's540i
Unhappy HELP! Loud noise from rear of car!

I have the staggered setup and usually when the inside of the vehicle gets really loud it means my rear tires are balding.

So I replaced my rears with brand new Michellin Pilot Sports. I've...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-05-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 995
Posted By Al's540i
What symptoms are present when valve guide seals...

What symptoms are present when valve guide seals need replacing? Is it too much of a job for a DIY'er like myself?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 995
Posted By Al's540i
Plus 1 to what Rickm5x3 said. The V8's are good...

Plus 1 to what Rickm5x3 said. The V8's are good engines and I've had little issues with mine. I've spent more money on modifications than I have actual engine repair.

I too am looking at a V8 X5...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Al's540i
Question Replace rotors without new pads?

Are there any problems/dangers in replacing front rotors and keep the existing pads since they have more than half pad remaining?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By Al's540i
After brake repair pedal feels slightly mushy

Last night I replaced my "in-between" brake lines on my 540. One of them had ruptured.
Anyways, now I brake fine but the pedal is not as solid as it used to feel. I guess maybe I have air in the...
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