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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-15-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By SPL15
Replacing the trans cooler thermostat on the E70...

Replacing the trans cooler thermostat on the E70 (all models) is a wise investment, even if the temperature regulation function hasn't shown symptoms of failure.

The transmission cooler thermostat...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-15-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By SPL15
Does that go on the factory intercooler? Or is it...

Does that go on the factory intercooler? Or is it for the ATM intercooler?

Can it be compressed & snaked into position like the factory hose can without removing the coolant lines?

On every BMW...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By SPL15
BMW codes are much more useful... I'm guessing...

BMW codes are much more useful... I'm guessing that code is supposed to be 4873 in BMW speak...

If so, then it's HP EGR output temp plausibility, which means that the temperature of the EGR gas...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,850
Posted By SPL15
The quickest way to turn a BMW into a salvage...

The quickest way to turn a BMW into a salvage value paper weight, is to ignore & keep driving once any sort of engine temp warning shows up...

Preemptive cooling system maintenance / replacement /...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,374
Posted By SPL15
Difference between the NT510 & NT520 appears to...

Difference between the NT510 & NT520 appears to simply be a cost reduction of the keypad, where the NT520 has a much cheaper polymer film membrane keypad compared to the injection molded rubber...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,374
Posted By SPL15
"Live data" shows "live data" from the various...

"Live data" shows "live data" from the various sensors & modules in the car... You will not find service functions in "live data", as "live data", shows "live data", as strongly suggested by the menu...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-13-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By SPL15
A little tip to significantly extend the life of...

A little tip to significantly extend the life of your new battery (especially if you live in cold weather climates) is to charge it once in a while w/ a GOOD charger, or as frequently as you're...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-13-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By SPL15
Whenever I have to remove vacuum hoses for a...

Whenever I have to remove vacuum hoses for a repair, I make sure to have replacement vacuum hose because I usually have to slit & gently rip off the vac hose to prevent breaking the nipple off.
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-13-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By SPL15
Just noticed my live traffic updates have started...

Just noticed my live traffic updates have started working again! Looked at my Nav screen while traffic was at a complete standstill on the highway because one or two feeble-minded muppets...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-05-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By SPL15
To test the mirror itself: If you have access to...

To test the mirror itself: If you have access to a bench / lab power supply, you can put 1.00 volt to the connections that dim the mirror to make sure it dims properly. Depending on the exact...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-04-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,902
Posted By SPL15
It applies to every human that has ever lived /...

It applies to every human that has ever lived / matured long enough to develop a "theory of mind", albeit to varying degrees based on a host of confounded factors that we're only beginning to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-04-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,902
Posted By SPL15
Good lord... The fact that there's 3 pages on...

Good lord... The fact that there's 3 pages on this thread strongly hints towards Ard's relevancy in this subgroup, where if the info he shared wasn't legitimate & useful, the response would CERTAINLY...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,305
Posted By SPL15
This is actually the best "DIY" air intake system...

This is actually the best "DIY" air intake system I've seen so far for the E70 35d. Magnitudes better than all of the "Hot Air" intakes being incompetently cobbled together by folks who don't appear...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-17-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By SPL15
https://youtu.be/6KhpwPYOyE8 I think you'll...

https://youtu.be/6KhpwPYOyE8

I think you'll find the above youtube video pretty applicable to your situation. Again, recommend not driving the car due to the risk of blowing the turbos or spinning...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-15-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,467
Posted By SPL15
Definitely totaled... Should part out the M-Sport...

Definitely totaled... Should part out the M-Sport body parts & wheels to me for cheap, as they're not worth much at all... Maybe a few hundred bucks at best...

Why couldn't the 35d have been made...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-14-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By SPL15
lol! They won't be saying an extra $167... More...

lol! They won't be saying an extra $167... More like a few thousand...

My experience with my local dealership service department is that they always find something that needs to be fixed, or...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-14-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,813
Posted By SPL15
Anyone who says that basic transmission service...

Anyone who says that basic transmission service should not be performed on xxxxxx mileage transmission, regardless of their pedigree, title, or experience, absolutely does not know how a transmission...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-14-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,804
Posted By SPL15
I understand why BMW coded it this way, but I do...

I understand why BMW coded it this way, but I do agree that it is slightly annoying. In the end, the way it is programmed works "best" for your average incompetent driver who's comprehension of grade...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-14-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By SPL15
Sorry for being abrasive, I was a little annoyed...

Sorry for being abrasive, I was a little annoyed with the lack of useful info on your post, but that's not reason to be an ass.

The "apples not falling far from the tree" was in reference to your...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-12-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By SPL15
Story does not add up the way you describe...

Story does not add up the way you describe things...

Burping oil from the swirl flaps - not something that happens, ever, & shouldn't ever happen unless the intake somehow got completely filled...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-12-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,427
Posted By SPL15
I'd not use a pry bar to compress the piston for...

I'd not use a pry bar to compress the piston for the reasons listed... A large c-clamp is cheap, a legit brake piston pusher back tool thingy is equally as cheap.

When compressing the piston back...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By SPL15
Transient traffic congestion works like an...

Transient traffic congestion works like an everyday PID loop in control theory, albeit a VERY poorly tuned one...

Nothing will change this outside of fully autonomous vehicles that have MUCH...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,386
Posted By SPL15
No doubt... I've had at least 10+ folks inquire...

No doubt... I've had at least 10+ folks inquire about my E70 35d at gas stations or in grocery store parking lots, saying they've been looking at buying one due to how cheap they are (usually for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,386
Posted By SPL15
In my own personal opinion, if you have to ask,...

In my own personal opinion, if you have to ask, then you shouldn't, unless you have money, time, & experience to make it so... Or are simply looking for a spare "fun" project car, where you have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,968
Posted By SPL15
While your car has been sitting for 4 months,...

While your car has been sitting for 4 months, this thread was laying dead & dormant for well over a year, where it was dead & dormant for a year prior to its last resurrection ;)

You'd likely have...
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