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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-09-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By smuggymba
I got a whole case before they dropped the LL04...

I got a whole case before they dropped the LL04 cert; should get me through a year or or year&a half. I do oil change every 5K but work from home a lot.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-05-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,585
Posted By smuggymba
Airbag Recall

I totally remember getting the recall letter for Airbags and let is pass since they were never in stock.

Got up from hibernation this week and called the BMW dealership only to learn there is NO...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-09-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,569
Posted By smuggymba
Do these buttons just pry off with a flathead? I...

Do these buttons just pry off with a flathead? I found a E39 video on youtube but those buttons look diff on the back.

Has anyone removed these buttons on this forum?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-30-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,981
Posted By smuggymba
Raptor F-150

I have a 2011 X5 35d, only 65K miles till now.

I'd buy a matte black Ford F-150 raptor...see attached pic,
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-15-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,727
Posted By smuggymba
Have been using them for over a year; seem pretty...

Have been using them for over a year; seem pretty good. I would say same as before (with BMW parts), didn't notice any diff.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-15-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,727
Posted By smuggymba
I ordered front and rear set from FCP Euro and...

I ordered front and rear set from FCP Euro and paid indy to install. Mine is in 2011 and I changed pads, rotors and sensors per recommendation on this forum.

Brembo Rotors
Textar Pads
BMW Sensor
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-15-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By smuggymba
I ordered front and rear set from FCP Euro and...

I ordered front and rear set from FCP Euro and paid indy to install. Mine is in 2011 and I changed pads, rotors and sensors per recommendation on this forum.

Brembo Rotors
Textar Pads
BMW sensor
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-11-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,034
Posted By smuggymba
So to summarize - whether towing or not towing -...

So to summarize - whether towing or not towing - Valvoline 5W-40 is the choice.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-10-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,034
Posted By smuggymba
Per Edycol - "If I still had my 35d I would stick...

Per Edycol - "If I still had my 35d I would stick to Valvoline 5W40 MST".

I'm leaning towards Valvoline 5W40 MST
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-07-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,034
Posted By smuggymba
I'm glad they approved the RMA so shipping out...

I'm glad they approved the RMA so shipping out the case tomorrow. Got 3 bottles of Green Cap ESP from Napa for 13.99 each.

The other issue is now Edycol and others have suggested quite a few...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-07-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 18,656
Posted By smuggymba
Thx for the write up. Just did it this evening. ...

Thx for the write up. Just did it this evening.

Also, like Doug mentioned, I cleaned (rather vacuumed) the tray below the filter. There was a lot of dust/small leaves under it :cry:

The Foam...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-07-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,034
Posted By smuggymba
Thx everyone. For now I'm going to return...

Thx everyone.

For now I'm going to return the case of the "new" oil. I have 5 bottles from the last case, will try to buy 3 more from Napa (if they have the old one) and get over with the oil...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-06-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,034
Posted By smuggymba
I see two links on the mobil1 site: One for...

I see two links on the mobil1 site:

One for US and one for UK....Most info is same except CERTS and Some key Properties. So, now I'm more confused that I have the wrong oil.

UK = No BMW Cert;...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,034
Posted By smuggymba
5W-30 ESP Oil - Doesn't have the BMW LL-04 Cert / Need help

Hi All,

I want to make sure I'm using the right oil and don't damage the car :). I have been doing my BMW 35d Oil changes at the Indy and get my own filter and Mobil 5W-30 ESP oil (based on...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-14-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,878
Posted By smuggymba
Thx guys. I got confused by FCPEuro explicitly...

Thx guys. I got confused by FCPEuro explicitly mentioning "no heating element" which sounded like I had to order one.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-10-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,878
Posted By smuggymba
Quick question since my fuel filter change is...

Quick question since my fuel filter change is coming up:

Do I just need the Filter or the clamping bracket and heating element also?

BMW Fuel Filter - Mahle 13327811227 ($38.95 on fcpeuro)
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 18,656
Posted By smuggymba
For what reason did you remove foam OR did you...

For what reason did you remove foam OR did you just change it with new one?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-28-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By smuggymba
My 2011 Diesel is at 59K...60K coming up. I...

My 2011 Diesel is at 59K...60K coming up.

I have 1K message to go for rear brakes so parts ordered.
I do oil change every 5K miles.
I'll also do fuel filter change along with 60K...that's it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-05-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,171
Posted By smuggymba
Great Idea. No more crap of NOX, SCR, DPF,...

Great Idea.

No more crap of NOX, SCR, DPF, O2 sensor...too much mess I've dealt with BMW over the last few years over this emission nonsense. Good riddance if it's true.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-26-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By smuggymba
Link to my thread:...

Link to my thread: https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=923852&highlight=o2

Also, there is a Service bulletin on O2 - which means BMW will replace for free...I emailed BMWUSA but they...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-24-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By smuggymba
I paid 600 at the stealership for oxygen sensor...

I paid 600 at the stealership for oxygen sensor change. you can look at my thread for the exact code.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,917
Posted By smuggymba
don't accept check from insurance company...they...

don't accept check from insurance company...they will send you a low ball offer saying check is in the mail. Say don't send the check yet and if you did, you won't encash.

Look up the car value on...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-12-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,942
Posted By smuggymba
so, these are generic codes pulled at autozone...

so, these are generic codes pulled at autozone etc. and not by a BMW scanner..correct?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-10-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,036
Posted By smuggymba
I get the 11 dollars valvoline DEF gallon jug...

I get the 11 dollars valvoline DEF gallon jug from Napa.

I bought the special bottle (from Mercedes dealership, was cheaper there at the time) that plugs into the active/passive talk for 20...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-10-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,383
Posted By smuggymba
I ordered Textar Brake Pads/Brembo Rotors/BMW...

I ordered Textar Brake Pads/Brembo Rotors/BMW Sensor from FCP Euro couple of days go.

They had a new year sale and my rear brake job is due in 1500 miles so picked them up; yet to be delivered...
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