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

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Old 07-02-2014, 01:55 PM
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E70 X5 - Knowledge base

I've shared these in the past, but can't find the thread to bump it, so here's another one. May help the new comers:

E70 Training Material: https://drive.google.com/folderview?...&usp=drive_web
-> the most fascinating doc is the 13 pages paper on the glovebox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A glovebox guys.....

My collection of mostly diesel specific recalls: https://drive.google.com/folderview?...&usp=drive_web
-> I never scanned the most recent one about the heater element
-> here's the most recent bulletin SI B 11 06 13 regarding the addition of a bracket under the EGR valve to prevent cracking of the flex joint on the EGR cooler

My collection of training material I've assembled over my years of ownership: https://drive.google.com/folderview?...&usp=drive_web
-> Makes it a good read for those coast to coast flights...

Enjoy!!!! Even if you may not be interested in tinkering with the car, I'm one of those convinced that knowledge is power, so it may help you understand if you're been bull****ted by a dishonest mechanic or not...

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Old 07-02-2014, 02:24 PM
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:36 AM
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Awesome, thanks!
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:08 AM
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Knowledge base

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Old 07-03-2014, 05:46 AM
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Old 07-03-2014, 05:05 PM
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This thread is an excellent example of how to "Bring the BMW Community Together."

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Old 07-03-2014, 08:20 PM
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Thanks lpcapital.
As I read 'Diesel Technology', it says there are Grade 1 and 2. 'Grade 2 is used for passenger cars and is the most widely available.'

But in the gas station, we only see one option for Diesel.
Has it to be Grade 2? How do we tell?
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:05 PM
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fantastic information!
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Old 09-01-2014, 01:03 PM
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Brake pads
I have a 2009 x5 and had brake pads put on in March. Lights came on today stating pads are low and I new ones. What's the average price to have brake pads replaced?

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Old 09-15-2014, 07:31 AM
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Can you suggest the best option that would simulate information for a FSM, factory service manual. Something that identifies the nuts, bolts, sizes, torque specs? I have found software for sale, but it never includes my year 2011 x5 Msport 5.0i.

For my other car I have a reference for actual work, and not just all the pages of the theoretical engineering of the components.

I am finding that not that many folks get into the DIY stuff as I do, but hopefully with the 2011's coming off leases and therefor warranties, there will be more folks like me starting this year.
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Old 10-28-2014, 03:25 AM
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Hi Ipcapital, being a newbie with an 2008 X5 4.8i E70 I find your material very interesting, thank you
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:46 PM
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Hi all I have question if any one can give some input, my 2008 x5 recently when ever I start the engine in the morning or the first start of the day ,the rpm is up to 1 and when it getting down below 1 to get stable the car have few second shake and the it be normal but the shaking is very obvious ,is this normal? Or I need some timing adjustment ?pls advise
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:56 PM
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:12 AM
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Hello to all BMW owners out there. I am a newbie on here and am in the process of buying my first BMW X5 M E70 (11/2009) build with 104,000km's. I had a pre purchase independent Mechanical Inspection done on this vehicle and a few things came up of concern. Firstly and most importantly it was brought to my attention about an oil stain underneath the sump guard. Where would this oil be coming from? Sump plug seal? Rear main seal? The inspector who came across the stain on the sump guard could not identify any further where the leak/weep was coming from unless the guard was removed which he didn't have the authority to do. Can anyone shed any light on what might this weep/leak be or where it is coming from?

Also the drivers side rear shock absorber is leaking oil and a stain is present. Is this a common fault on the X5's. Also the rear brakes and rotors need to be replaced as they are on the borderline of needing replacement. Can anyone tell me the servicing costs associated with this model BMW E70 X5 M 4.4 V8 twin turbo? Any other information would be much appreciated. I need to make a decision in the next 24 hours whether to proceed in buying this vehicle and getting the dealer to fix the above mentioned problems as stated in the conditions of the contract before I sign up on the vehicle. Is there any other problems I need to look out for, for this particular model? Cheers Chris
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Old 04-27-2015, 03:32 PM
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Zeta Tre, thank you for the training documents! Thank you very much.

I directed testing operations of small 100 MWe nuclear power plants, and this level of information perfect.
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Old 07-08-2015, 11:30 PM
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Maintenance Schedule

Has anyone come across any sort of maintenance schedule for the 35d? Yes the onboard computer advises that "service" is due but unless we chat with a SA there's no way of knowing of what is actually is due. This is what I did at the 30k mile interval but now I'm approaching the next major service (about 50k miles) but don't necessarily want to engage the SA quite yet. Thanks
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:53 AM
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Didn't you get this booklet? It explains BMW maintenance mantra which is condition based and not mileage based. Click image for larger version

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If you really want a detailed discussion and schedule on properly maintaining a BMW or any car for that matter, Google Mike Miller lifetime BMW maintenance or similar.

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Old 07-09-2015, 03:00 PM
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Thank you Mr. FredoinSF...very informative and helpful document that Mike Miller has put together.
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Old 01-04-2016, 03:43 AM
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Old 01-15-2016, 07:58 AM
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Has anyone printed one of these recalls, the voluntary recalls for emissions EGR and went to the dealer to get it fixed?

My 2011 35d falls into some of these recalls and id like to see if they can be performed for free.
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Old 02-08-2016, 01:39 PM
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Wow! Sounds like a great ride but BEWARE! If the vehicle has self leveling, the rear shocks are around $700 a piece!! My 07 X5 needed a radiator at around 70K. Leaves and debris gather at the bottom and rot out the aluminum. Air bags in the rear suspension after 6 or 7 years and minor oil leaks are all that I have experienced. Good luck!
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