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X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014)
The BMW X6 luxury crossover went on sale in April 2008 as a 2009 model year. BMW referes to the X6 as a Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) as it combines the attributes of an SUV (high ground clearance, xDrive and all-weather ability) with the stance, styling and roof line shape of a coupe. The E71 X6 was built off the E70 X5 (2007 - 2013) platform at BMW's Spartanburg, SC plant. Total worldwide sales were just over 235,000, sold mostly to the BRIC countries. US total sales was 34,082 vehicles.

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Old 02-02-2017, 08:41 PM
tcohrs93 tcohrs93 is offline
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2012 X6 4.4 N63 Major engine issues?

Just picked up a 2012 X6 with the 4.4 v8 twin turbo "N63" engine. This vehicle has 70k miles on it and is currently having some engine, starting issues going on. When trying to start it sounds like its just not cranking over near as fast as it should be. I have tried charging the battery several times and also replaced it with a new one. I plugged my snap on scan tool into it and found a lot of codes.. When cranking the engine over I can also smell gas once in a while. Could I have an injector issue going on? What are some of the most common issues with these engines? I posted some pics showing what codes I was able to pull.. Any info is greatly appreciated!
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Old 02-12-2017, 12:52 PM
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There is a known issue with the fuel injectors, take it to BMW its covered under an extended warranty up to 120K
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Old 02-12-2017, 01:23 PM
tcohrs93 tcohrs93 is offline
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I called my local BMW dealer and had them look up the service history on this vehicle. They told me the CCP was done back in May of 2015, exactly 14,000 miles ago from what it currently has... I pulled the oil filler neck out of the valve cover so I could watch the timing chain as I cranked it over. Didn't see any issues there. Then I decided to take a look at the oil filter and immediately found a major issue. The oil was very shiny, metallic colored and I could see lots of little metal pieces in the filter itself. I realize this is about the worse case scenario I could have here. Any idea what could cause that to happen on this engine? Is there any chance BMW will do anything to help me out with this issue? Thanks!!
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Old 02-12-2017, 01:32 PM
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Im sorry I cannot help here, Someone with more experience may be able to help.
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Old 02-16-2017, 05:36 AM
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How old are the spark plugs?
I'd go from the cheapest and required maintenance first, spark plugs need to be replaced every 40k or so on N63

Even with new batt, charge it overnight, BMW with many electronics need healthy batt to operate properly

BTW, is that scanned code, history code or existing code?
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Old 04-03-2017, 03:03 PM
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Long cranks on direct injection vehicles usually indicate issue with high pressure pumps. But based on the codes you have stored I'd say it's a vanos issue. I'd replace the solenoids first. Then start looking at the gears of problem persists.

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Old 04-04-2017, 01:11 AM
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Guys, he's got metal in his oil I'm thinking that spark plugs are the least of his problems right now.
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:04 AM
Hugo.Rovito Hugo.Rovito is offline
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You could help me my X6 is appearing that message in idrive "reduced power ...." so my scanner appears generic code and I saw that your codes are similar to mine if you can help me and I'm with her stopped for 3 months.
The code that appears is P2B2C.
If someone can help me, I feel very
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