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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
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A couple spots of RTV can help hold it in to the...

A couple spots of RTV can help hold it in to the valve cover. When I went to install my new gaskets they would fall down when accidentally nudging a different part. This messed up my RTV areas on the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 07:06 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 13,075
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Thanks for taking the time to read it over. The...

Thanks for taking the time to read it over. The good news is that all the work I completed previously is still holding up after 10,000 miles. Thats a big success for someone with my complete lack of...
Forum: Off-Topic Today, 05:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 40
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Converting/constructing a steel building into a home

I have had the long desire to construct a steel building and design it as a home. I have always found this type of wide open space intriguing and inviting. Like walking into breweries. High ceilings,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e70-x5-xdrive35...

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e70-x5-xdrive35i-sav/components-connectors/components/f-fuses/f07-fuse-non-replaceable/Jloei122
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Ok. Yeah I figured. I had that happen to my old...

Ok. Yeah I figured. I had that happen to my old Jaguar. Driving on the highway and everyone kept trying to get my attention because of all the smoke.


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Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension Yesterday, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
First two in this listing should be what you...

First two in this listing should be what you need. https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e70-x5-4.8i-sav/search?q=Valve+block


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Haha. Yeah. No smoke today. Somethings up. Iíll...

Haha. Yeah. No smoke today. Somethings up. Iíll be monitoring consumption, looking for smoke, and hidden leaks.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Iím interested in the smoke you had from oil...

Iím interested in the smoke you had from oil burning on the cats. This led to smoke out of the tailpipe?


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
N62. No turbos. Sent from my iPhone...

N62. No turbos.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
You said you replaced plugs, coils, and the fuel...

You said you replaced plugs, coils, and the fuel pump. All at the same time? Might you have a valve cover oil leak that is allowing oil to drop down into the spark plug tubes? This oil could cause...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:36 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 13,075
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
I did my last oil change 5,000 miles ago. The...

I did my last oil change 5,000 miles ago. The usual 0W40. Nothing new.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
What model E60? Inline 6 engine? Sent...

What model E60? Inline 6 engine?


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Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 10-20-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Working in a hospital for the first 8 years of my...

Working in a hospital for the first 8 years of my career made me learn of the great plastic urinals with caps that are portable to pee in. Otherwise the time I didnít have one, I was fortunate enough...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-20-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Doug knows Charleston, SC. Here it just started...

Doug knows Charleston, SC. Here it just started to get down the the 70ís the past couple weeks. What a relief. Unfortunately the smells in the air and the wet leaves I grew up with in NJ will never...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
How does a CCV/PCV system fail other than a torn diaphragm?

I have been diagnosing my N62 X5 4.8i engine the past couple days for the possibility of failed valve stem seals. Mileage is 165,000 and the VSS are original. I went from 8,000 miles between adding a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 13,075
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
^ this is true. I just filled my oil back to max....

^ this is true. I just filled my oil back to max. Iím going to monitor and see how consumption goes. I didnít see smoke today. Iíll see if I can make it to my next time break in life.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 13,075
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Nah. The timing chain guide issues didnít hit the...

Nah. The timing chain guide issues didnít hit the N62 & N63 like the other engines.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 13,075
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Itís normal to burn oil on these BMW V8s. Just...

Itís normal to burn oil on these BMW V8s. Just not that fast. I had a Lexus that would not lose a drop of oil between changes.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 13,075
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
You must have the N63. If it was the N62, a quart...

You must have the N63. If it was the N62, a quart every 1,000 miles is nuts. Itís like BMW is fine with oil consumption as long as it isnít smoking.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 13,075
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Yeah. Itís a PITA job. Tedious. I donít plan on...

Yeah. Itís a PITA job. Tedious. I donít plan on using rope. Iíll use the little flags and TDC.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 13,075
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Yup. It does, but it was inevitable. I guess the...

Yup. It does, but it was inevitable. I guess the positive note is that since all the gaskets and seals are only 10,000 miles/6 months old,especially those grommets at the valve cover bolts, this...
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-20-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Costco gas is good. [emoji106] Sent from...

Costco gas is good. [emoji106]


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Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 10-20-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
DIY this and save hundreds. Sent from my...

DIY this and save hundreds.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 13,075
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Fast forward: the adventure continues. It has...

Fast forward: the adventure continues. It has been 6 months and 10,000 miles since this work was completed. I made it to 165,000 miles on my original valve stem seals and they just went on me. Oil...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 10-20-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By BabyUnicornTaco
Upload your video to YouTube and then post the...

Upload your video to YouTube and then post the link.


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