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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-04-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 102,710
Posted By SoCaLE39
Few weeks back. The other project I'm...

Few weeks back. The other project I'm working on...
https://imageshack.com/a/img923/4240/SXtVkq.jpg
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-01-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,225
Posted By SoCaLE39
Their statement is completely severed which is...

Their statement is completely severed which is clearly BS. This guy is just looking for a pay day. Hope the judge throws this case and the "victim" is left with the attorney fees. In no...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-02-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By SoCaLE39
While I get the thought of trying to find a...

While I get the thought of trying to find a product that replaces the factory unit with better reliability, having to replace a thermostat at 70-80k really doesn't constitute looking elsewhere...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-28-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By SoCaLE39
I would definitely address this ASAP. The...

I would definitely address this ASAP. The remaining part of the spring could cause damage to your spring perch. Also, don't let the dealership take you to the cleaners in labor costs. The rear...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By SoCaLE39
Thanks. Fixed the link on original post

Thanks. Fixed the link on original post
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By SoCaLE39
35d Drive Belt and Balancer Refresh

So I'm getting ready to do a drive belt and tensioner refresh on my 35d as I have a whine and marble bearing sound coming from the front of the engine. Given the service history, it appears...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-11-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By SoCaLE39
Thanks pal. Yeah it is a process but nothing a...

Thanks pal. Yeah it is a process but nothing a little time, heat and large trash bags can't handle.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-11-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By SoCaLE39
Leatherique. They have two products that I use...

Leatherique. They have two products that I use which is the Pristine Clean and Leather Rejuvenator. Good stuff!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-10-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By SoCaLE39
DIY: Interior Door Pull Replacement

Just thought Iíd share with the group my DIY video showing how to replace the interior door pull along with some insights on the eBay replacement parts.

https://youtu.be/ozL0u-YCgN4
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-10-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,439
Posted By SoCaLE39
Any update?

Any update?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-24-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 24,897
Posted By SoCaLE39
That is correct Iíve heard people say itís not an...

That is correct Iíve heard people say itís not an issue which others struggle to replace that belt. Also, BMW later shortened the belt slightly as people were experiencing belt squeaks. As for the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,774
Posted By SoCaLE39
Sounds like a failing bearing to me and your at...

Sounds like a failing bearing to me and your at around the mileage these things start to fail. You could try pulling the dust caps off and spraying a little WD40 on the bearing while moving to see if...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,255
Posted By SoCaLE39
To the OP, you really need to ask yourself if the...

To the OP, you really need to ask yourself if the extra power is really worth the added expense. Trust me I used to own an E39 540i6 the E39 M5 then E60 545i then E60 M5 and frankly, learned my...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,149
Posted By SoCaLE39
How about an emissions delete option?

How about an emissions delete option?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-11-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By SoCaLE39
Also have a set of Eibach ProKit Springs for...

Also have a set of Eibach ProKit Springs for non-AD vehicles
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-11-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,987
Posted By SoCaLE39
Short answer no. Just buy a 35i

Short answer no. Just buy a 35i
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By SoCaLE39
Still for sale

Still for sale
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-04-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,519
Posted By SoCaLE39
Here is a video I made explaining the replacement...

Here is a video I made explaining the replacement process:

https://youtu.be/Lc4JdLk1fXg
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-03-2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By SoCaLE39
FS: BC Racing Coilovers w/ Swift Springs

Up for sale is a practically new set of BC Racing coilovers for the E70. Ive been running these for about 2-3k miles max. Reason for selling these is because I went back to Vogtland springs to try...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-02-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,847
Posted By SoCaLE39
For those of you ever looking to mechanically...

For those of you ever looking to mechanically clean the CBU buildup in you intake manifold and throttle body, Acetone is the best cleaner by far. I was and still thinking of offering a CBU cleaning...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-02-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By SoCaLE39
You will need to disassemble the strut if you...

You will need to disassemble the strut if you have stock springs as you will still have plenty of tension from the spring pushing on the hat. If you uncompressed the spring while installed on the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-22-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,312
Posted By SoCaLE39
The one thing I can agree with is that the...

The one thing I can agree with is that the diesels are better hwy drivers than city. I have a 2011 35d and absolutely love it. Very reliable however I use it for two things, towing and road trips....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-12-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By SoCaLE39
Only a viable option for those with halogen. If...

Only a viable option for those with halogen. If you have xenon or auto adjusting stick with OEM.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-14-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,911
Posted By SoCaLE39
I've always found that my 2011 35d sweet spot for...

I've always found that my 2011 35d sweet spot for cruising has been around 80mph. At 75 or lower it just seems like the engine is having to work just a bit more. Always though it seemed strange
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-21-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,192
Posted By SoCaLE39
Liking my Akebono rears. Textar ePad for the...

Liking my Akebono rears. Textar ePad for the front all the way!!!!
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