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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 12-16-2014, 02:05 PM
WolfgangGullich WolfgangGullich is offline
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Throttle Valve Actuator Code...

So, anyone else have this happen on their E70 diesels?

SES light came on. Had my mechanic check it and it's throwing 2 codes for a "throttle valve actuator" fault. It's sitting at the dealer now for a CPO repair.

The only weirdness that manifested from this fault so far is a rough turn-off...not smooth (for a diesel) as normal.
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Old 12-16-2014, 02:16 PM
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The throttle valve needs replacement. It appears the electronic gets gummed up by the oil from the PCV and the soot from the EGR.

When the engine turns off the throttle closes to allow for a smoother turn off; otherwise the throttle is used when the DDE does the DPF regeneration

Here's a thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=792851
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Old 12-16-2014, 03:03 PM
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Excellent...I should expect to hear that from my SA this afternoon then. Just hope it's a part located stateside so it gets fixed this week...driving up to my inlaws in the Sierras next week.
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:42 PM
WolfgangGullich WolfgangGullich is offline
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And SA confirmed, the throttle valve was the culprit as predicted. Get my X back tomorrow morn. I'm impressed (and worried) they actually had the part in stock (my recent new front diff had to come all the way von der Vaterland)...does anyone know if the actuator has been redesigned to keep the oil and crap out of the electronics?
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Old 08-03-2015, 07:51 AM
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Sorry I'm late to this party, but my X5 diesel behaves exactly as your Wolfgang.... how much for repairs? My SA says $850 for throttle actuator replacement. Seems jacked up to me, even more than usual.

Thnx.
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:20 PM
WolfgangGullich WolfgangGullich is offline
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Hi Austin,

I got mine fixed under warranty but your SA is smoking something. The part is *only* $352 from getbmwparts (part# 11717804384). It is literally a 20 minute job to replace. Right on top of the engine, 2 screws and a wiring harness to unclip and re-clip. Not sure where that $500 in labor is coming from.
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Old 08-03-2015, 07:42 PM
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Thanks. Think I need to shop around....really can't stand getting ripped off by mechanics. Haven't found one I trust. So far, no effect on acceleration or gas mileage. Just the rumble on shut down.
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:01 AM
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Austin - recently had the same issue, but was also covered under warranty...with that said, don't know where you are in NJ, but when I had my E46, I would take it to Precision Motors in Caldwell--always felt like I was getting a fair deal and was never upsold on anything unnecessary. A lot of BMW CCA members also use Shade Tree Garage in Morristown--they have excellent reviews, but I have not used them myself. http://www.bimmershops.com/ also has a list of BMW mechanics you could try.
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:24 AM
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Thanks murky, i forgot about that site...years ago i looked thru it. i'm in cherry hill, southern nj.
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Old 08-07-2015, 11:47 AM
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I've got the same issue with my '09 X35D w/ 90k miles. Going to tackle this myself. Question, is there any drawback going with the PIERBURG part? https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...dy-11717804384
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Old 08-07-2015, 12:05 PM
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I've got the same issue with my '09 X35D w/ 90k miles. Going to tackle this myself. Question, is there any drawback going with the PIERBURG part? https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...dy-11717804384
Pierburg makes it and sells it. It's the same you'd buy I'm a BMW box.
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Old 08-07-2015, 03:11 PM
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I had the same issue, but was also covered under warranty...34K miles.
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