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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-25-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,733
Posted By Flying Ace
I'm just reviving this old thread, but I wanted...

I'm just reviving this old thread, but I wanted to gauge opinions on my tstat behavior on my 91k mile X5.

I have gotten random glow plugs errors/CELs. None of which are sustained errors for more...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,140
Posted By Flying Ace
This. I have a set of 3 shops that is in my...

This.

I have a set of 3 shops that is in my rotation.

Shop 1: Race shop that works on my M cars. Utmost trust in quality of work. Highest trust in accuracy of diagnostics. Highest cost....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-02-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,614
Posted By Flying Ace
An update on my ownership. I'm now at 90k miles,...

An update on my ownership. I'm now at 90k miles, exactly. I've fixed the oil leak from the car. Details here: https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1346243

Last week, I performed...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-02-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Flying Ace
Hi, as an update for those who will be reading...

Hi, as an update for those who will be reading this in the future....

I elected to change the oil level sensor and gasket. It was the source of my "major" leak. It solved the problem. No more...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-02-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,620
Posted By Flying Ace
you think this is bad...you should see the M3...

you think this is bad...you should see the M3 forums on bimmerpost.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-02-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,620
Posted By Flying Ace
IMO, everyone contributes in their own way. It's...

IMO, everyone contributes in their own way. It's not like ARD was blatantly obstructive in his comments. He just has a sarcastic way of writing it. I actually wish he's back, b/c everyone has a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,494
Posted By Flying Ace
Thanks. So what parts did you end up changing?

Thanks. So what parts did you end up changing?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-17-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,494
Posted By Flying Ace
Also in neutral the car rolls with no resistance...

Also in neutral the car rolls with no resistance forwards or backwards. I think I'm good?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-17-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,494
Posted By Flying Ace
Good news: I think I was able to release the...

Good news: I think I was able to release the brake. I didn't hear a pop, but i am able to move the car with no noticeable resistance or noise indicating the ebrake is likely no longer engaged. This...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-17-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,494
Posted By Flying Ace
I'm trying to pull the loop now, and it's very...

I'm trying to pull the loop now, and it's very difficult past the resistance point. I'm using a screwdriver and it's getting to the point where I might bend the shaft of the screwdriver.

Keep...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-17-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,494
Posted By Flying Ace
thanks! what was the ultimate issue for you? ...

thanks! what was the ultimate issue for you? Actuator?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-17-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,494
Posted By Flying Ace
Parking Brake Malfunction - manual release issue

This morning, I received the dreaded parking brake malfunction error. I realize I have a long road of diagnostics coming up regarding actually fixing the issue (actuator, cables, electronics, etc),...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-28-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,733
Posted By Flying Ace
Wow! Great job and great pics! 1. That's...

Wow! Great job and great pics!

1. That's a VERY clean OEM hitch install. Still baffles me the full OEM recommendation is to trim the entire center section of the bumper. Can you take a photo...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-28-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 107,372
Posted By Flying Ace
I have question about tow prep. I'm thinking...

I have question about tow prep.

I'm thinking about installing the excuhitch and using BMW module.

Is the dealership the only route to go to get programming done? I want the OEM hitch zoom...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-12-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By Flying Ace
I've never seen that type of coupon at my...

I've never seen that type of coupon at my dealership. If it's really $50 all in (excluding tax and disposal fees), then that's a killer deal. Oil and filter alone is already $50 for OEM parts. (I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-12-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,146
Posted By Flying Ace
I would add, one annoying part that seems to...

I would add, one annoying part that seems to constantly fail is the glow plugs and module. Those parts are not covered under any manufacture extended emissions parts warranty. Also note that owning...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-12-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Flying Ace
thanks guys. I'm thinking about not...

thanks guys.

I'm thinking about not changing the pipe of the fittings in #1. I agree that oil blow off from the turbo won't pool oil onto the pan. It'll splatter on the underbelly cover. I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-12-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Flying Ace
the wear rates you've written is pretty typical...

the wear rates you've written is pretty typical of what I've seen in my 4.5 years of ownership. Considering you do a lot of urban driving, that's very good wear!

That said, the CBS is an estimate...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-12-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Flying Ace
35d oil leak diagnostic

I've had a minor oil leak on my 35d for about a year now. I lose about half a bottle of oil every 3 months. My local BMW dealership started offering a free "visual" inspection. I took the car in...
Forum: F85 X5 M and F86 X6 M (2016 - Current) 08-02-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By Flying Ace
Free Michelin Tires for your F86 X6M!

Hello! My M6 has been selected by Michelin Tire to be a sponsor display car at Legends of the Autobahn event on August 16 in Monterey, CA, during car week. Michelin will have all current M cars...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,614
Posted By Flying Ace
Ok thanks, I'll give a try. It's hard to...

Ok thanks, I'll give a try. It's hard to visualize how the screws are going to hold a broken switch in place. Maybe after I take it out, it'll be easier to figure out
Forum: F12 / F13 M6 & F06 M6 Gran Coupe (2012 - current) 07-29-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,166
Posted By Flying Ace
there's services out there like "swapalease" that...

there's services out there like "swapalease" that targets people looking to get into partial term leases.

your best bet is likely to sell the car and pay it off, or offer a sweetener to someone to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,614
Posted By Flying Ace
Thanks Doug! This procedure was going to be my...

Thanks Doug! This procedure was going to be my next search on these forums! This broken switch have been bothering me a lot recently.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,614
Posted By Flying Ace
hey, if you have time, can you send me the part...

hey, if you have time, can you send me the part number you purchased for the replacement?

On realOEM, I'm seeing that i have the buy then entire module and I cannot simply buy the switch.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,614
Posted By Flying Ace
as if today, I haven't diagnosed the leak yet. ...

as if today, I haven't diagnosed the leak yet. It's not a heavy leak. I calculated I lost about a half bottle of oil over the course of 3 months.

I'll look into it in a few weeks. My local BMW...
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