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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By deroy
Designed by aliens??

The sensor does not detect condensation. It detects windscreen temp. Then based on a few more inputs the system calculates if the fogging up point is approaching and takes preventive action. Not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 319
Posted By deroy
Maybe 2013s are different. Or there’s gunk in...

Maybe 2013s are different. Or there’s gunk in your ac switch. Interesting.

The ac compressor is a solenoid type and can be turned on low compression or even off by the system in certain...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 02:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 319
Posted By deroy
Then choose! Sell, or keep and don't complain....

Then choose! Sell, or keep and don't complain. This is what you bought.

You're sure it's actually the AC coming on? I had heater control valves failed closed, so no hot air in cold weather.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-13-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 319
Posted By deroy
OP wants control. Next I will suggest to disable...

OP wants control. Next I will suggest to disable abs so he can control stopping power and remove injectors and install carburators with a choke valve so he can control the air fuel ratio manually...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-13-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 319
Posted By deroy
Pull the plug of the condensation sensor on the...

Pull the plug of the condensation sensor on the windscreen behind the cover of the base of the rear view mirror. That’ll stop your bimmer helping you prevent a fogged up windscreen

Actually;...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-13-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 319
Posted By deroy
To dry the air. Verzonden vanaf mijn...

To dry the air.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By deroy
Why the exact number? It fits 20 odd moving boxes...

Why the exact number? It fits 20 odd moving boxes or one not too big 2 seater sofa. That’s enough info for me.

Btw, 3rd row or not makes no difference. That space is for the spare when no 3rd row...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By deroy
Some thread damage drive flange hub

You have access from behind? Maybe screwing a bolt in in the other direction straightens the threads out again.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,567
Posted By deroy
Bummer. Sorry... Verzonden vanaf mijn...

Bummer. Sorry...



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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By deroy
The mechatronics sleeve is at the rear, passenger...

The mechatronics sleeve is at the rear, passenger side of the transmission.

The oil you see could also come from the oil pan gasket section inside the bell housing. Also a lange job to fix, but a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By deroy
Check the vacuum pump too. Maybe its just that. ...

Check the vacuum pump too. Maybe its just that.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-05-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By deroy
When engaging drive from from park the torque...

When engaging drive from from park the torque converter gets most of the burden. In N or P both parts where spinning freely, in drive the tranny side of the torque converter is stopped and fluid is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-04-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By deroy
2011 50i should be an n63. That prolly explains. ...

2011 50i should be an n63. That prolly explains.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-04-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By deroy
OP should not. Let me continue; .. leading...

OP should not. Let me continue;

.. leading to previous owner giving up and trading in the car, leading to car being bought by OP without decent PPI, leading to OP posting "metal debris in new...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-04-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By deroy
2011 BMW X5 Xdrive50i "Engine Malfunction: Reduced power mode"

Not really from what I’ve read; injector imbalance leading to a rich mix in one cylinder, leading to oil dilution with fuel, leading to accelerated engine wear, leading to metal flakes in the oil.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-03-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By deroy
Here’s more advice: ...

Here’s more advice:

https://www.behavioraleconomics.com/resources/mini-encyclopedia-of-be/sunk-cost-fallacy/


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-03-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By deroy
No you cannot trust them. “Trust is good, control...

No you cannot trust them. “Trust is good, control is better” The SA has two tasks; to sell you service (or cover up bad service) and to keep you from talking to a tech.

The least you can do is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-03-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By deroy
2011 BMW X5 Xdrive50i "Engine Malfunction: Reduced power mode"

Double post


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-03-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By deroy
Selling might be an idea to keep in mind, but a...

Selling might be an idea to keep in mind, but a second opinion from a bmw knowledgable indy and for this forum: at least a list of the bmw specific fault codes would be fist on my to do list.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-03-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By deroy
The definitive answer is on the hat of the rotor...

The definitive answer is on the hat of the rotor itself.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-26-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By deroy
Those bridgestone duelers are crap. Yes it will...

Those bridgestone duelers are crap. Yes it will be serious money but I thought the move from those to new michelin non runflats was the best money spent ever on my X5. 8% better fuel economy (!),...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-21-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By deroy
No not from the pipe. But a nice cloud behind the...

No not from the pipe. But a nice cloud behind the car on hitting the gas on the motorway occasionally, when a drop fell on the cat. The smoke just blew to the rear from under the car.

Smoke from...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-21-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By deroy
My leaking valve cover gaskets caused lots of...

My leaking valve cover gaskets caused lots of smoke in bursts every now and then, but never a drop on the garage floor. Oil smoked/burned on the cats. Easy to see burnt oil stripes with a flashlight....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 13,843
Posted By deroy
The backup camera is great for checking smoke...

The backup camera is great for checking smoke from the pipes.



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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-19-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By deroy
But to answer the question; as long as wheel ...

But to answer the question; as long as wheel
circumference difference front to back is not more than 1% you should be fine. Speedometer will be off a bit.


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