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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By TroubledGnome
That might actually be the part you need. I...

That might actually be the part you need.

I don't know what your drive other than a 2008, but here is a link the the procedure on mine. You can change as needed.
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-17-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By TroubledGnome
I believe he is asking if there is a way to make...

I believe he is asking if there is a way to make the drivers knob a master control so that when that one is turned it will automatically set the same setting to the passenger side.

Many newer...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-15-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By TroubledGnome
Any change you have the fault codes? Otherwise...

Any change you have the fault codes? Otherwise we'd all be shooting in the dark.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-11-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By TroubledGnome
It is a mileage report , not a condition report...

It is a mileage report , not a condition report and will show if you scan for codes once that mileage is met. 125,000 IIRC.

Once changed you reset the counter with ISTA/D or such.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-11-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By TroubledGnome
You need to reset the counter on the transfer...

You need to reset the counter on the transfer case due to a passive code that is stored.

You won't have a check engine light, but the code will remain there alerting you to the need to change the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-01-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By TroubledGnome
I'm probably being naive, but if you have ISTA...

I'm probably being naive, but if you have ISTA can't you run though the test plans for the fault codes and find out what it broken?

My EGR cooler cracked this week and I recall getting similar...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By TroubledGnome
They were a great company until they were...

They were a great company until they were purchased by Bertram Capital back in 2014. They are really the ones to be avoided.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By TroubledGnome
Best bet is to just stay away from ECS and all...

Best bet is to just stay away from ECS and all the old suppliers that they are gobbling up.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,939
Posted By TroubledGnome
You are a smart guy and I enjoy your...

You are a smart guy and I enjoy your contributions to this forum, but without any factual data to back this up it is all just a a "Feel" thing.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,939
Posted By TroubledGnome
This is a bold statement without any factual data...

This is a bold statement without any factual data to back it up.

I have akebonos on my X5

I agree that it is a feel thing and the initial light pedal feel is different, but I seriously doubt...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-10-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By TroubledGnome
I agree. It sort of sounded like a diaphragm...

I agree. It sort of sounded like a diaphragm style pump with a leak.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-29-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,653
Posted By TroubledGnome
and if you look on the back of that bottle bottle...

and if you look on the back of that bottle bottle that they hand you it will state that it is not for use on engines with more than one turbo charger.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-29-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By TroubledGnome
That is above my pay grade. They are each...

That is above my pay grade.

They are each made from a different base, but if they still can carry the VW and MB then you are probably fine for one OCI. If it were my car I'd still run in through...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-28-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By TroubledGnome
It still has VW and MB ratings and I'd say it is...

It still has VW and MB ratings and I'd say it is fine to use for one oil cycle.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-28-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By TroubledGnome
+1 From that thread I surmised the below and...

+1

From that thread I surmised the below and use it when I'm deciding on oil

From protection stand point VW504.00/507.00 is most stringent approval in this C3 class and MB229.51/52 most...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-28-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,285
Posted By TroubledGnome
Here ...

Here

https://www.bmwusa.com/owners-manuals.html

and various of search results.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-25-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,506
Posted By TroubledGnome
Same here. I bought mine as the second owner with...

Same here. I bought mine as the second owner with all service/maintenance records.

All recalls have been done and the only emission failure issue was the active tank covered under the extended...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,330
Posted By TroubledGnome
I've heard/read/assumed similar info. ...

I've heard/read/assumed similar info.

Although my OBC is consistently about 1 mpg lower than my manual calculation.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By TroubledGnome
I'm at 162,000 and I've done the same as you. ...

I'm at 162,000 and I've done the same as you.

I only mentioned the filter due to the unknown nature of the pump failure.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By TroubledGnome
Any chance the filter in the reservoir is clogged...

Any chance the filter in the reservoir is clogged from the failure and causing this issue?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By TroubledGnome
I didn't search, but I recall someone having a...

I didn't search, but I recall someone having a very similar problem a couple of years ago.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-02-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By TroubledGnome
Damn if they are only draining and refilling the...

Damn if they are only draining and refilling the transfer case I would have made a sailor blush with my response for $50 pint of fluid and 2 hours at most of labor.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-23-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By TroubledGnome
Near the top of the screen. User CP -> Edit...

Near the top of the screen.

User CP -> Edit Options -> un-check "show signatures"

I think there was an update recently that turned them back on for me....Oh the humanity. ;)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-10-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,853
Posted By TroubledGnome
Why did it take 3 month just to get to this point?

Why did it take 3 month just to get to this point?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-09-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 102,733
Posted By TroubledGnome
Nice, while there is nothing wrong with my east...

Nice, while there is nothing wrong with my east coast camping options, I continue to be envious of those on the west coast.
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