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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-20-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,434
Posted By RPsX5d
Unlike the engine oil, I don't think you can 100%...

Unlike the engine oil, I don't think you can 100% drain the transmission . . . even if you replace the fluid twice you have only replaced a little over half the original volume . . . recalling from...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-20-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,434
Posted By RPsX5d
IMO you should, assuming you plan to own this...

IMO you should, assuming you plan to own this vehicle for a while and you have the same transmission as my 2011MY, 35d, E70, M57 engine.

In my case, the first transmission service was done at...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-20-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,434
Posted By RPsX5d
Another data point . . . again for others to not...

Another data point . . . again for others to not make the same mistake . . . I got my Indy to replace the transmission fluid twice . . . at 73,460 miles and 139,029 miles . . . my Indy was absolutely...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-10-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,576
Posted By RPsX5d
Odometer ~152,000 miles, MY 2011, June 2010...

Odometer ~152,000 miles, MY 2011, June 2010 build, M57 engine.

Mine remained at full for 11,000 mile drain interval . . . I had BMW "free" service until 100,000 miles . . . BMW will not change oil...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-08-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,304
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks again . . . now everything is clicking...

Thanks again . . . now everything is clicking into place nicely . . . at least for now I am comfortable to be in a watch-and-see mode . . .

When I first noticed this drop in indicated mpg, none...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-07-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,304
Posted By RPsX5d
Yes, I understand what you are saying about using...

Yes, I understand what you are saying about using "multiple tank OBC" numbers when determining the K-factor . . .

For me, indicated mpg is of little value . . . I almost never look at it, most of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-07-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,304
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks again . . . now it all makes sense . . . ...

Thanks again . . . now it all makes sense . . .

Assuming the K-factor is set correctly at the factory, initially both indicated mpg and manual mpg match

Over time injectors start to clog...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-06-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,304
Posted By RPsX5d
I understand what you are saying . . . but if the...

I understand what you are saying . . . but if the car "thinks" it is consuming more fuel (lower indicated mpg) and the O2 sensor is correcting it . . . won't the indicated mpg then creep back towards...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-06-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,304
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks! Quite possible I don't fully...

Thanks!

Quite possible I don't fully understand how these things work.

In my case, since the car was new (4 miles on the odometer) up until now (9 years later and 150,000+ miles), the manual...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-05-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,304
Posted By RPsX5d
Not disagreeing with you . . . only trying to...

Not disagreeing with you . . . only trying to understand what is happening in my case . . .

In my case, initially and for several years (up to about 110,000 miles) both indicated and manual mpg...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-05-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,304
Posted By RPsX5d
I wonder what (if anything) would cause the...

I wonder what (if anything) would cause the K-factor effect to change? i.e. once set to match manual calculation, why would the two readings drift apart?

For several years, my indicated reading...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-04-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,576
Posted By RPsX5d
Agree one cycle may not cause any trouble, at...

Agree one cycle may not cause any trouble, at least anything that is noticeable . . . key for me, based on everything I have learned here . . . low ash . . . higher ash, leads to DPF issues down the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-03-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,576
Posted By RPsX5d
You may already know this . . . Mobil1 ESP 5w-30...

You may already know this . . . Mobil1 ESP 5w-30 has changed . . . the old one (I believe it had a green cap) is not the same as the new one (grey cap, I think) . . . edycol and others on this forum...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-01-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By RPsX5d
This is only a guess . . . have you checked the...

This is only a guess . . . have you checked the rear hatch latch mechanism . . . mine got very slightly loose . . . that latch can be tightened . . . after that the clicking sound I used to hear...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-29-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,576
Posted By RPsX5d
CAFE standard comment . . . I agree I don't think...

CAFE standard comment . . . I agree I don't think anything can be done retroactively . . . I "think" the comment I read meant this (my speculation!) - LL-12FE does it for the "current" engines, and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-29-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,576
Posted By RPsX5d
My understanding is that it is true for the...

My understanding is that it is true for the single turbo engines, not for our M57 twin turbo.

Second, as I understand it, LL-12FE is an attempt to improve CAFE performance, etc . . . not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-27-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By RPsX5d
[QUOTE=320kplus;13091071] . . . No I don't have...

[QUOTE=320kplus;13091071] . . . No I don't have Apple products I have android. I'll try running Google maps through BMW and see what happens . . . /QUOTE]

Not super familiar with Android devices ....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-27-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By RPsX5d
Unclear what you mean by "this thing" . . . are...

Unclear what you mean by "this thing" . . . are you referring to Google Maps?

Second, do you have CarPlay on your vehicle? If not, I don't think you can mirror Google Maps onto the built-in nav...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By RPsX5d
Agree Google Maps is the gold standard . . . but...

Agree Google Maps is the gold standard . . . but I am one of those folks who look at a map before heading out and then try to navigate from memory . . . I just like doing it . . . just like I almost...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By RPsX5d
IMO, voice commands, as it is implemented on our...

IMO, voice commands, as it is implemented on our e70 leaves a LOT to be desired . . . when compared to Google Home/Mini/Hub, etc . . . this is nothing . . . Google actually improves with time (it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By RPsX5d
Link to download Owner's Manual

Assuming you don't have the Owner's Manual . . . download one from the web (https://www.bmwusa.com/owners-manuals.html) . . . I have one in the glovebox and a soft copy on my phone (to look up items...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-24-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By RPsX5d
That's exactly right . . . initially, I tried to...

That's exactly right . . . initially, I tried to enter a destination via voice command, tedious to say the least . . . a few years back, while waiting at my BMW dealership (while the car was still...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-24-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,155
Posted By RPsX5d
Thanks for doing this . . . So I guess in...

Thanks for doing this . . .

So I guess in the event of a total hydraulic failure, the best option is to go into manual mode and shift down, when the car has slowed down considerably, shift into...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-24-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By RPsX5d
Yes indeed, voice command is the other option . ....

Yes indeed, voice command is the other option . . . for some reason, I don't like voice commands . . . not just on the e70, even on my smartphone . . . I have Siri disabled on my phone . . .

I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-24-2019, 01:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By RPsX5d
+1 I do it all the time when I am in an...

+1

I do it all the time when I am in an unfamiliar part of town and want to get back on the freeway . . . hit Home and once back on familiar roads cancel it . . . I have one of those programmable...
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