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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-18-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,044
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
Did you try finding the small fastener in other...

Did you try finding the small fastener in other diagrams?

You have two of those fasteners. If you lost only one of them, and you have one in hand, remove it and take to a hardware store. Itíd be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-17-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,044
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
You can go to any hardware store and get one...

You can go to any hardware store and get one similar.

Find it in this diagram:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=FE43-USA-10-2008-E70-BMW-X5_30si&diagId=11_3737
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-06-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,744
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
Two months ago I sold my X5, and got a 2016 VW...

Two months ago I sold my X5, and got a 2016 VW Tiguan. Even though the Tig is a bit sporty, very agile, and hard in a way a bit similar to a BMW, loaded with many options, itís still not a BMW!

...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,640
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
Time to make a financial decision

To close this thread,

Financial decision was made to sell the X5.

No BMW for now!

And thank you everyone for your invaluable information shared for the community!

Looking forward...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 08-21-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 671
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
Spare parts for sale

For X5 3.0 e70 or N52 engine:

Brand new Electric Coolant Pump:
Pierburg Brand Electric Engine Water Pump + 3 bolt kit pn: 11517586925 $200



Brand new Thermostat:
Wahler thermostat for E71...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
White smoke reportedly is a sign of coolant...

White smoke reportedly is a sign of coolant leaking into combustion chamber.

You have an N52, Iím sure you have oil filter cooler leak. Where coolant mixes with oil as a result of a bad gasket. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,044
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
Open your disa valve, look inside the Intake...

Open your disa valve, look inside the Intake manifold. Presence of oil indicates a faulty pcv valve.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,593
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
Too sad I know! The X was going to have some...

Too sad I know!

The X was going to have some expensive repairs in near horizon, wouldnít make sense to spend a penny on it!

I have to admit, the X5 was fun and an opportunity to learn about...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,593
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
The last update to this thread: Clunk was not...

The last update to this thread:
Clunk was not happening when I was pressing the brake pedal very hard several times before turning on the engine.

There was an absolute correlation between the...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 06-17-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,185
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
Thanks for sharing. My Actual is always...

Thanks for sharing.

My Actual is always different than the specified

During drive the actual is ~8 degrees smaller than the specified .


Actual 30
Specified 38
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-30-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 34,632
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
Glad it helped. I didnít have access to...

Glad it helped.


I didnít have access to ISTA at that time, hence the paths were not accurate.



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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-30-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 34,632
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
To my surprise it seems like it. Making...

To my surprise it seems like it.

Making profit of ISTA is illegal.

Personal use? to read some codes of your own bmw , imo, is a different story and up to debate. As an end user, I need some...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-29-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,593
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
To somehow close this thread, the clunk improved...

To somehow close this thread, the clunk improved (not cured!) significantly after I replaced the valvetronic servomotor.
There was no code thrown at all.


Now, it does not make that loud clunk...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-29-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 34,632
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
I ended up with a similar solution, but took a...

I ended up with a similar solution, but took a different approach: I installed a different graphics drive (tried ~10 different drivers) that gave me higher resolutions, but at a cost! Now my screen...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-29-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 34,632
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
Except it would be illegal! Making profit of...

Except it would be illegal! Making profit of unauthorized sales of BMW services! Recipe for a lawsuit!



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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-29-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 34,632
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
1-yes 2-yes And3-yes You can...

1-yes
2-yes
And3-yes



You can install a different version of INPA, on the same PC. But code description will still be in German.


In ISTA+ under troubleshooting I belle, there is search...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-28-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 34,632
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
How can/did you fit ISTA window on that little...

How can/did you fit ISTA window on that little screen?
Mine does not fit, it crops out the top and bottom margins, makes it absolutely...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-23-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
Change Oil Filter Not Oil?

1- Mobil 1 synthetic does not carry LL-01 certification. Use Castrol 0w40.

2- Calculate the risk of any possible damage due to overfill versus $30-40 oil change. IMO what youíre doing, only...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-23-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,749
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
Op can use zapdata.me to share data and to graph...

Op can use zapdata.me to share data and to graph them interactively


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-22-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,593
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
Yes, I am almost certain now itís this issue! ...

Yes, I am almost certain now itís this issue!


I read many other threads and watched recordings of the sane clunk and it appears that itís the self checking mechanism of the transmission!
Darn!...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 05-22-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 190,030
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
Anyone in Los Angeles can re-flash my EGS (or EGS...

Anyone in Los Angeles can re-flash my EGS (or EGS &CAS) ?

I am going to reprogram my tranny module as per following SIB:
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-22-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,598
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
Go get that one fixed asap! Oil dripping...

Go get that one fixed asap!


Oil dripping on alternator/serpentine belt! No good!


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-22-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,598
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
You mixed an approved oil with an approved oil, ...

You mixed an approved oil with an approved oil,
Acoste already calculated your oil grade, still within specs.

It shouldnít be any issues!
If you have money to waste, go get it drained and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-21-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
- Either the electric coolant pump has failed, ...

- Either the electric coolant pump has failed,
- or the temperature sensor has failed.

What you need to do:
Ignition ON
heater on MAX
Fan on lowest
foot on gas pedal and start counting to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By AlphaBetaX5
Picture shows you got the wrong ones! at least...

Picture shows you got the wrong ones! at least the color is a good indication that these will not fit!
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