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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By edycol
You just got E46? I would do complete refresh of...

You just got E46? I would do complete refresh of cooling system. Probably around $1500 in parts.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-16-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By edycol
Be aware that with Akebono you will have much...

Be aware that with Akebono you will have much softer pedal and delayed reaction. If you want to know how it feels, try average Toyota.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-02-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,939
Posted By edycol
Pads are made by TMD and ATE. Rotors are supplied...

Pads are made by TMD and ATE. Rotors are supplied by ATE and Prevent, Brembo for M models.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-02-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,699
Posted By edycol
It is excessive evaporation loss, long OCIís and...

It is excessive evaporation loss, long OCIís and excessive city cycle. Shutting down engine during regeneration is something that is taken into consideration during development.
If one wants to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-02-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,699
Posted By edycol
You are out bcs your knowledge of turbo comes to...

You are out bcs your knowledge of turbo comes to looking at phone.


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-02-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,241
Posted By edycol
Replace it. I did on my 2011 VW Tiguan with...

Replace it.
I did on my 2011 VW Tiguan with EA888 engine that was known for similar issue.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,474
Posted By edycol
Who advises 10W40 for older cars and SUVís? ...

Who advises 10W40 for older cars and SUVís?


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-28-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,939
Posted By edycol
Donít get me wrong that I think Akebono is some...

Donít get me wrong that I think Akebono is some subpar manufacturer. They are brake supplier for Mercedes F1 team and their AMG models. They just choose to offer this compound for Euro vehicles. If...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-28-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,939
Posted By edycol
Different tires of same size will produce...

Different tires of same size will produce different braking distance on the same vehicle . Evidence can be found in 0.000003 seconds on internet.
If you go check especially publications like Auto...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,939
Posted By edycol
Difference between friction material plays huge...

Difference between friction material plays huge role in braking performance.
Of course tires are playing huge role. Having Michelin Pilot 4S on a car is different ball game than Nokian, for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,939
Posted By edycol
The ďfeelĒ thing comes from different material....

The ďfeelĒ thing comes from different material. What you experiencing with OE pads is more aggressive material.
I literally blew stop sign with Akebonoís when I decided to try them. I noticed STOP...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,939
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,939
Posted By edycol
Brake Dust!

Take into consideration that el cheapo stuff can create much more issues than just braking force. Let alone that friction material produces different results(letís assume tires are same).
I had...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,939
Posted By edycol
OE pad on my Toyota Sienna is Akebono GG rated....

OE pad on my Toyota Sienna is Akebono GG rated. First brake is good, second is already fading, unlike EBC Green Stuff I put on which are FF.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,939
Posted By edycol
Brake Dust!

It is not only feel. ďFeelĒ is actually pads grabbing immediately. It is performance issue. Brake manufacturers spent last 10 years trying to sort out this issue. If it was only ďfeelĒ Mercedes would...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-26-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,699
Posted By edycol
So, you are saying that EGT pf 350f is going to...

So, you are saying that EGT pf 350f is going to damage faster seals or bearings than cook my wifeís cheese stuffed shells? Few mights ago my wife made really good stuffed shells. Took 55 minutes at...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-26-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,939
Posted By edycol
You do not. But with Akebono you get very good...

You do not. But with Akebono you get very good replica of Camry brakes.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-26-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,699
Posted By edycol
No you donít. So your argument that at 350f oil...

No you donít. So your argument that at 350f oil will be cooked? You do know that flash point of oil is at minimum 445f after 1hr exposure in LL04 specification? Oil moves constantly, so it is cooled...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-25-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,699
Posted By edycol
I donít have any. That is why I am asking you. ...

I donít have any. That is why I am asking you. So, what happens if it is 350f?


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,699
Posted By edycol
Lol. Whose rule of thumb? And what happens if it...

Lol. Whose rule of thumb? And what happens if it is 350f?


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,939
Posted By edycol
Brake Dust!

And how they help with dust? EBC Yellow Stuff were by far the most dusty pad I ever had. Not that I was concerned about it.
I currently have Green Stuff on Toyota, and wheel is completely black.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-23-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,699
Posted By edycol
So what is excessive EGT? Sent from my...

So what is excessive EGT?


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-22-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,699
Posted By edycol
How does regular maintenance falls into pitfalls?...

How does regular maintenance falls into pitfalls? I have to change transmission fluid, filter, transfer case fluid, rear differential fluid in my Toyota Sienna next week. What does that mean?
If...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-22-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,864
Posted By edycol
Textar or ATE are OE supplier. I had both and...

Textar or ATE are OE supplier. I had both and found ATE bit closer to OE when it comes to performance.
ATE, Balo (before going bankrupt) and FDS (no aftermarket line) are OE supplier of rotors for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-22-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,699
Posted By edycol
xDrive35D Pitfalls?

I had 2013 X5 35d here in the states. Had to change it for a minivan due to family expansion. Never had issues except dreaded SCR issues. However, that is not confined to X5. Same components are used...
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