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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
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) Today, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
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) Today, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
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: 51
Views: 2,414
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: 102,628
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: 546
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: 2,666
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: 5
Views: 209
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: 313
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: 5
Views: 209
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: 389
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: 23
Views: 1,348
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: 677
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: 23
Views: 1,348
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: 23
Views: 1,348
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: 23
Views: 1,348
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...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,348
Posted By Flying Ace
As an update, I changed the endlinks and it...

As an update, I changed the endlinks and it resolved the clunk. I am loving the car all over again.... until it started leaking again.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,198
Posted By Flying Ace
Thanks for the reminder. I haven't tested...

Thanks for the reminder. I haven't tested thermostat for a few years now. I'll do that soon. I just have to dig up the procedure for the menu
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 102,628
Posted By Flying Ace
Living the dream! My X5 ande live vicariously...

Living the dream! My X5 ande live vicariously through your photos here
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-13-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,198
Posted By Flying Ace
The flurry of letters we received between...

The flurry of letters we received between 2016-2017 stating various emissions parts now carry a 10 year 120k warranty. I checked and no dice for the plug or plug controller.

I'm 1 year removed...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-13-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,198
Posted By Flying Ace
I just pulled this code. I thought glow plugs...

I just pulled this code. I thought glow plugs are covered under the 10 year extended emissions parts warranty?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-01-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Flying Ace
Great thanks. Any tips on install? I read...

Great thanks.

Any tips on install? I read online the unit has to plug in next to the motor for max range
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-30-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,958
Posted By Flying Ace
I'd buy a Subaru

I'd buy a Subaru
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-30-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Flying Ace
Homelink 1.0?

I just installed a Chamberlain B970 garage door motor today.

Frustratingly, my 2012 E70 X5 Homelink refuses to pair. I did some research and found out that my motor model has version 2.0 Homelink...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-01-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,348
Posted By Flying Ace
The donut? Yes, along with the strut itself. ...

The donut? Yes, along with the strut itself. See pics below. This was the parts list of the replacement
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