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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By ArgentoCarNut
What about turbos using up the oil? Sent...

What about turbos using up the oil?


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-17-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
My OCD drives me insane about this. If you...

My OCD drives me insane about this. If you figure this out, you’ll save me much $$$ in shrink visits.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-16-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 300
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Was the new battery programmed into the car? Do...

Was the new battery programmed into the car? Do you remember if AGM or what type?


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-15-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 300
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
It is covered under a recall if I recall...

It is covered under a recall if I recall correctly


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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-04-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
I'd check out this link...

I'd check out this link (https://bringatrailer.com/search/e30+convertible/) - Several of the cars here will be comparable vehicle in mileage and condition. As a rule of thumb, strong maintenance...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-04-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
I feel the same way, but I walked away from it...

I feel the same way, but I walked away from it due to cost not making sense, and that was in my car that is prewired.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-02-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
That is a challenging car to maintain if you...

That is a challenging car to maintain if you don’t wrench yourself, but it is probably the least problem-prone of the X5 E70 lineup.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-01-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
The message means: “ unless your car is under...

The message means: “ unless your car is under warranty, have a very good independent mechanic, or can wrench by yourself, prepare your wallet”

Sorry, just being funny. Hope you get this resolved
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-01-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
You should drive the Discovery II with the Active...

You should drive the Discovery II with the Active Cornering Enhancement suspension... that one made a 2 ton SUV with live axles handle like a 2 door sports car on a track. We had one when they came...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
I do not believe it’s the valve itself, but the...

I do not believe it’s the valve itself, but the main crankshaft seal leaking, letting air in due to pressure. It makes that weird noise and soon will lose its ability to keep oil at bay.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Check this thread. Strange noise while...

Check this thread.

Strange noise while driving
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Engine? Mileage? Sent from my iPhone...

Engine? Mileage?


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Did you check his passport? Sent from my...

Did you check his passport?


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-21-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,674
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Put the old pads in place, wedge a pry-bar in...

Put the old pads in place, wedge a pry-bar in there and go to town... be careful not to overflow the brake fluid container.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-18-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Don’t forget Diesel fuel is more expensive than...

Don’t forget Diesel fuel is more expensive than gasoline...


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-14-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
+1. - I too wrench myself some, but sometimes...

+1. - I too wrench myself some, but sometimes have compromise and take mine to the Indy tech for complex work.

I would add there are a few touches in favor of the 2011 LCI version. Some are...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-13-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
I had the HPFP replaced on our 35i in late July. ...

I had the HPFP replaced on our 35i in late July. Spent $500 in parts (FCP euro) and $280 labor (indy)


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-09-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
My dealer did this regularly. I used to take...

My dealer did this regularly. I used to take advantage of it since we only drive the X5 about 5000 miles x year. I had an argument with them and decided to stay clear for some time... I can run the...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-08-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
I wouldn’t think so, but its a Bridgestone Dueler...

I wouldn’t think so, but its a Bridgestone Dueler and IMHO they suck


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-06-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,882
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
I have done those two tasks on my wife’s X5. I am...

I have done those two tasks on my wife’s X5. I am pretty confident I can tackle most of the medium complexity issues that the car may present. Get it and share some pictures. Good Luck!


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-06-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,882
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
I do have to say, it is still a Bad Idea. Just...

I do have to say, it is still a Bad Idea. Just my kind of Bad Idea!!!


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-06-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,882
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Here are my thoughts on this: at $4000 purchase...

Here are my thoughts on this: at $4000 purchase price, if anything catastrophic goes bad, you can get your money back selling the wheels, front seats, and a few other parts rather quickly. Then...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-06-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
I wanted the same but was a lot of $$$ from our...

I wanted the same but was a lot of $$$ from our dealer. They game a demo X5 that had it installed to try out on a trip. It is definitely smart in the sense that you maintain full trunk...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-06-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
35i for what you described. If serious about...

35i for what you described. If serious about towing, then Diesel all day long


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-06-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Open the hood and look at the top of the strut...

Open the hood and look at the top of the strut towers. If you see a sand-like dust in the area, you need to replace your strut bushings.

There is a great thread explaining the how-to for this...
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