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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 01-24-2014, 03:10 PM
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One sided exhaust 2013 X5

Noticed that I was only getting exhaust from left pipe and checked with dealer service.
They said that's normal for cold start and the other pipe opens when car warms up.
So today I did errands and drove around for maybe an hour in 65* weather and when I got home checked exhaust, still only left side.
Called service again and was told not to worry about it and if anything was wrong an alert would come up.
I'm NOT reassured.
Any help?
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:28 PM
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Passenger side exhaust is when you hit the vtec. Under normal load or idle , it wont open.

Go out and mash on the gas pedal, you'll hear the "" baaaaaahhhh " sound or my wife would say it sounds like an angry cow.
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:24 AM
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So today I did errands and drove around for maybe an hour in 65* weather and when I got home checked exhaust, still only left side.
Called service again and was told not to worry about it and if anything was wrong an alert would come up.
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:17 AM
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It'll open at maybe 3k rpm (along with the sound v8power described).
To tell if it works just use a paper towel to wipe inside the tail pipe and if it gets dark it's working...
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:52 AM
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Dealer gave you incorrect advice....SHOCKER.

As stated above, it opens with higher exhaust flow.

You lesson for the day is not to ask the dealer anything- even the most simple stuff they will lie or make stuff up so you leave them alone... ("if there is something wrong there will be a code'... sheesh)
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:12 AM
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i was wonder the same. I see exhaust (and soot) on left side but none on the right. Thanks for the info BF posters
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:28 PM
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Passenger side exhaust is when you hit the vtec. Under normal load or idle , it wont open.

Go out and mash on the gas pedal, you'll hear the "" baaaaaahhhh " sound or my wife would say it sounds like an angry cow.
What is Vtec?
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:32 PM
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What is Vtec?
I did tell my wife to stick her nose at the exhaust pipe( just kidding) and revved engine. No exhaust just doing that. Held it at 4000 rpm No exhaust.
A friend of mine thinks its related to building pressure for turbocharger.
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Old 01-25-2014, 03:19 PM
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What is Vtec?
It's what kicks in yo.


But seriously, get on an empty street, stand behind the car and ask your wife to drive it off hard.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:18 PM
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It's what kicks in yo.
But seriously, get on an empty street, stand behind the car and ask your wife to drive it off hard.
Please, be sure she put it in "D", not "R"!!!
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C'mon you guys give him a break. This thread is hilarious.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:50 AM
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Please, be sure she put it in "D", not "R"!!!
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:46 PM
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Do like the 335i, just block the vac tube so stays open
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Dealer gave you incorrect advice....SHOCKER.

As stated above, it opens with higher exhaust flow.

You lesson for the day is not to ask the dealer anything- even the most simple stuff they will lie or make stuff up so you leave them alone... ("if there is something wrong there will be a code'... sheesh)
I don't think this sales guy or person at the dealer is actually lieng or making things up to brush him off.. I just think they are not properly educated or know the proper knowledge....
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An SA who is not informed about certain topic, yet proceeds to give the customer some bogus answer is doing exactly that - lieing.
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