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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-09-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By serge1
I am one of those people. AT first, it was...

I am one of those people. AT first, it was inconvenient to open/close manually, then you plan to get it done next Monday, then becomes next month.. It's been more than a year...:rolleyes:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-09-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By serge1
...but the grommet is exactly how water gets...

...but the grommet is exactly how water gets there. It was the way in my case, frying the module.
The water got under the grommet on passenger side, on body side. Water coming out of roof rails...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-20-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,890
Posted By serge1
Swirl flaps work by staying closed at low revs...

Swirl flaps work by staying closed at low revs and by that air running through the round intake runners ends up being turbulent inside cylinder. Supposed to help mixing fuel/air for better fuel...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-01-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By serge1
Of non-emissions components, these 2 are what I...

Of non-emissions components, these 2 are what I heard most about:
* Turbo failure (starts with a leak)
* Timing chain snaps.

I would recommend 6K oil change intervals vs. 11K "recommended by...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-01-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 781
Posted By serge1
Search "Provent" on this site and...

Search "Provent" on this site and xoutpost.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-24-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,019
Posted By serge1
OP, At 18, why would you want to drive a...

OP,
At 18, why would you want to drive a 5,000lbs SUV?

Stick to small BMW sedans and enjoy the drive.

When you get a family, only then go for X5 or Cayenne (least painful to drive of the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,819
Posted By serge1
Does the pulsing happen more ear highway speeds...

Does the pulsing happen more ear highway speeds when braking?

If so, you should consider worn suspension. Worn bushings (and ball joins) will vibrate when braking, as the wheels want to stop when...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-16-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,928
Posted By serge1
In my case, it was not the sunroof drains, but...

In my case, it was not the sunroof drains, but the rubber boots protecting wires coming into tailgate. The boot got loosened on the body side, with water off the roof (and out of sunroof drains)...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-16-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,561
Posted By serge1
Did you play with port settings as per in this ...

Did you play with port settings as per in this (https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9992129&postcount=47)post?
look at section "* Connect to Vehicle and Configure Port and Driver"
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-14-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,561
Posted By serge1
Yes, ISTA/D "smooth running" test. Cylinder 4 was...

Yes, ISTA/D "smooth running" test. Cylinder 4 was out of spec, cylinder 1 was almost there.
Since labor was free (DYI) and plenty of time, I did not feel like replacing the injectors that showed...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-08-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By serge1
How did you identify the correct one for your...

How did you identify the correct one for your year/build date?
I have a 2011 35d with 08/2011 build date.

Asking trying to avoid having to return the wrong one..

Thanks!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-07-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By serge1
Bookmark this:...

Bookmark this: https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e70-x5-xdrive35i-sav/repair-manuals/12-engine-electrical-system/12-12-ignition-lead-spark-plugs/4GAugW2
Go to Preliminary Tasks", which should have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-30-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By serge1
That's interesting. Must be the gasser thing. The...

That's interesting. Must be the gasser thing. The diesel starts and drives (even relatively fine) with MAF disconnected. Just a warning on dash. Learned the hard way, several times:angel:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-30-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,561
Posted By serge1
I replaced 2 injectors several months ago in my...

I replaced 2 injectors several months ago in my driveway. It sounds scarier than it actually is. Trickiest part is obtaining the puller, but even that can be made or welded. I borrowed a friend's...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-10-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By serge1
A lot of driver presets get stored as key...

A lot of driver presets get stored as key profile. Things like radio presets, etc.
Do both keys give same issue? It is possible tailgate opening height is preset to that key. Just a guess.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-10-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By serge1
Check for water at the rear, compartments on...

Check for water at the rear, compartments on driver and passenger side. That's where a lot of modules sit. Normally, tailgate module is the first to go when water gets in there, because it is located...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-30-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By serge1
Reason for water leak that fried tailgate module...

Reason for water leak that fried tailgate module in my X5 was the rubber boot that protects wiring for tailgate.
The right side boot leaked at the connection to the body, right where water comes...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-26-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By serge1
The urge to mod is strong :)

The urge to mod is strong :)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,396
Posted By serge1
Sorry, I'm a bit confused. Would you like a pic...

Sorry, I'm a bit confused. Would you like a pic of the OEM part?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-16-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,396
Posted By serge1
@jesus_man, that part looks suspicious, I...

@jesus_man, that part looks suspicious, I wouldn’t use it..

Pelican has the matching looking part for $25:
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-13-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By serge1
Welcome! First of all, which OBC are we...

Welcome!

First of all, which OBC are we talking about?:
* Instant MPG needle: instant response to load and gears.
* Digital readout : tracks MPG over a period of time. I cannot figure out what...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-30-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,688
Posted By serge1
I don't remember if idle pulley in my 2011 x5d...

I don't remember if idle pulley in my 2011 x5d was replaced under any recalls or campaigns already. Got this letter last week. "Remedy Unavailable" sounds to me like any previous replacements were...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-23-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By serge1
ldapital/zetatre, Your input was greatly...

ldapital/zetatre,
Your input was greatly appreciated. ProVent setup you initiated and worked out is still serving me well at 132k now.
I am here less often as well after 6.5 years (and some...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-13-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 23,971
Posted By serge1
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/321069296544-0-1/s-l...

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/321069296544-0-1/s-l1000.jpg
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-11-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 23,971
Posted By serge1
So, a hole in subframe was cut just for the sake...

So, a hole in subframe was cut just for the sake of not having to drop it?
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