Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-24-2014, 04:55 PM
daveli01 daveli01 is offline
Registered User
Location: New York
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 35
Mein Auto: 2011 X5
Oil leak and CEL after VANOS recall

Hi all- looking for some insight. I dropped off my 2011 E70 3.5 last week for the VANOS recall and picked it up a day later. The SA told me they performed the recall and also changed the oil for me (still under CPO). The following day I wake up to see a good amount what I believe to be oil on my driveway.

I didn't think much of it until the following day I saw more oil now in a different part of the driveway. I then drive to work on the highway and a CEL pops up stating reduced power, drive with caution. I just dropped off my car at the dealership. Has anyone run into this before? I never had any leaks before. I have 42k miles on it.
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 01-04-2015, 05:27 PM
redwood78 redwood78 is offline
Registered User
Location: Northeast
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 42
Mein Auto: e70 lci
this is awful. i'm seeing lots of reports like this from people who had the vanos recall, and frankly I'm not the least bit surprised. the dealers i have access to have trouble doing an oil change or installing floor mats without screwing up three things in the process... and they are going to take apart and put back together an n55 engine?? my engine runs fine currently, i can't believe i'm going to have to trust them with this repair, but i guess there is no real alternative.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-04-2015, 06:47 PM
Al's540i's Avatar
Al's540i Al's540i is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Oklahoma City
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 816
Mein Auto: '00 BMW 540i; '11 BMW X5
Crap. My 50i is going in on Wednesday for this recall as well as 2 other outstanding recalls. I hope I have no problems after this.
__________________


2011 BMW X5
2000 BMW 540i

2010 Mercedes ML350 (History)
1998 Audi A6 Quattro (History)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-09-2015, 03:47 PM
LMBe92335is LMBe92335is is offline
Registered User
Location: NW
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 8
Mein Auto: 11' e70 35i
Took my 11' e70 35i in yesterday morning, SA called late yesterday afternoon to let me know the fuel line wasn't cooperating, called again this morning letting me know the entire fuel line needs to be replaced, had to order from Germany which takes about two weeks. I had wished I hadn't gone in for the recall as my truck has been running perfectly with DINAN stage 1 for the past 4 years.

My advise, don't fix what ain't broke.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-17-2015, 06:07 AM
redwood78 redwood78 is offline
Registered User
Location: Northeast
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 42
Mein Auto: e70 lci
de
Quote:
Originally Posted by LMBe92335is View Post
Took my 11' e70 35i in yesterday morning, SA called late yesterday afternoon to let me know the fuel line wasn't cooperating, called again this morning letting me know the entire fuel line needs to be replaced, had to order from Germany which takes about two weeks. I had wished I hadn't gone in for the recall as my truck has been running perfectly with DINAN stage 1 for the past 4 years.

My advise, don't fix what ain't broke.
ugh.. it does seem like for whatever reason this job tends to screw up fuel lines. how does it take 2 weeks to get a fuel line for an n55? isnt that like bme's most common engine?

i just know this is going to screw me. i also have an '11 that is running perfect. i figure i lose either way.. either i bring it in for the fix and the dealer does god knows what to the car, or i skip the recall and the vanos bolts sheer off and destroy the engine. i have an appointment for next week..
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-17-2015, 07:00 AM
redwood78 redwood78 is offline
Registered User
Location: Northeast
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 42
Mein Auto: e70 lci
here is what we have to look forward to, btw. wonder if i will be "surprised and delighted" !

edit..

wait what? i have never heard them describe the problem this way before: "situation: The VANOS adjustment units may develop an internal oil leakage that will no longer allow the VANOS to adjust quickly enough. Due to this leakage, the vehicle's engine emergency mode and engine malfunction is permanently active."
Attached Files
File Type: pdf vanos repair.PDF (70.5 KB, 132 views)

Last edited by redwood78; 01-17-2015 at 07:43 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-17-2015, 07:13 AM
Silver Shadow Silver Shadow is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Lac Ste. Marie, Quebec
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 211
Mein Auto: 2011 BMW 535i GT xDrive
Quote:
Originally Posted by redwood78 View Post
here is what we have to look forward to, btw. wonder if i will be "surprised and delighted" !
My dealer want $30.00 a day for a loaner, that's my surprise.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-17-2015, 07:19 AM
redwood78 redwood78 is offline
Registered User
Location: Northeast
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 42
Mein Auto: e70 lci
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silver Shadow View Post
My dealer want $30.00 a day for a loaner, that's my surprise.
i guess your dealer didn't read the sib. who would have thought..
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-17-2015, 07:26 AM
redwood78 redwood78 is offline
Registered User
Location: Northeast
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 42
Mein Auto: e70 lci
i also think its interesting that prior to this recall the procedure was to replace both entire vanos assemblies. but now they are only replacing the bolts. wonder what the cost is of the full assemblies vs just the bolt..

edit.. so here are the parts:

No. Description Supplement Qty From Up To Part Number Price Notes
04 Adjustment unit, outlet camshaft 1 11367583208 $328.63
05 Adjustment unit, inlet camshaft 1 11367583207 $328.63

Last edited by redwood78; 01-17-2015 at 08:01 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms