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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By deroy
My leaking valve cover gaskets caused lots of...

My leaking valve cover gaskets caused lots of smoke in bursts every now and then, but never a drop on the garage floor. Oil smoked/burned on the cats. Easy to see burnt oil stripes with a flashlight....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 12,921
Posted By deroy
The backup camera is great for checking smoke...

The backup camera is great for checking smoke from the pipes.



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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-19-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By deroy
But to answer the question; as long as wheel ...

But to answer the question; as long as wheel
circumference difference front to back is not more than 1% you should be fine. Speedometer will be off a bit.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By deroy
Why stick with the 21s? A complete wheel set in...

Why stick with the 21s? A complete wheel set in 19” may work out cheaper. And less hassle when changing.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-17-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 384
Posted By deroy
Pull harder. Verzonden vanaf mijn iPhone...

Pull harder.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-17-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By deroy
Oh yes id like to know that too. I gave up...

Oh yes id like to know that too. I gave up already but who knows someone found it (or coded it?)


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-13-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,212
Posted By deroy
I think of it like this; 0.8 goes per set of OE...

I think of it like this; 0.8 goes per set of OE pads. When close to 1.6 the rotors will be good for another set of pads. When more than 1.6 is gone they will have eroded more than 2.4 by the end of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-12-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,212
Posted By deroy
2mm is ENORMOUS. Specs allow for 1.6mm gone on...

2mm is ENORMOUS. Specs allow for 1.6mm gone on both sides combined. Needless to add; that is 0.8 mm on a single side.

Good luck on your next downhill trip...
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-12-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,212
Posted By deroy
Excessive as it may seem, when replacing rotors...

Excessive as it may seem, when replacing rotors and pads, the 10$ bolts are a no brainer indeed. Imho.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-11-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,212
Posted By deroy
Bmw being German, if renew would mean some sort...

Bmw being German, if renew would mean some sort of mechanic cleanup action, they would have written a 14 page procedure for it, to be completed with 3 special tools. And that for a critical 2$ part...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-11-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,212
Posted By deroy
English is not my first language, but renew and...

English is not my first language, but renew and replace are the same to me. If they meant “clean” they would have written “clean”, won’t they?
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-11-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,040
Posted By deroy
Possibly. The little hinge is quite fragile....

Possibly. The little hinge is quite fragile. Gently sucking it open with your mouth and a flexible straw or thin tube might work too.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-11-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,212
Posted By deroy
No 3 ...

No 3

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=FE81-EUR-08-2007-E70-BMW-X5_48i&diagId=34_1584


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-11-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,212
Posted By deroy
service due light (front brakes)

It is in newTIS. Check the tightening torque table. I replaced them, why not. Kept the old ones as spares.

Strictly, for just pads you only need to loosen the sliding guiding pins. But that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-11-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By deroy
2009 E70 Mirror fold stopped working

Wrong confusion post

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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-11-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,212
Posted By deroy
Did you also check the inner pad? It usually...

Did you also check the inner pad? It usually wears faster.

Sparks when breaking is another good cue.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-07-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By deroy
I drove around in a rwd X5 for a week. But I took...

I drove around in a rwd X5 for a week. But I took the front driveshaft out and did not touch the tc or its wires. You may want to do that too if you go rwd. On my 4.8 n62 that was only just doable,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-06-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By deroy
Transmission, tc, engine; all are quite likely to...

Transmission, tc, engine; all are quite likely to throw bmw specific fault codes. As Doug said already, getting those read is next, before any mechanic (or diy) touches the car.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-04-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By deroy
Apparently the USN does not march on its stomach....

Apparently the USN does not march on its stomach. Where I work we have professional barristas to keep the workforce happy. I do wish they extended that level of service to the toilet cleaners though....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-04-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By deroy
Dealer Sabotage??

Double post
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-03-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By deroy
Typical... may I suggest a simplification of the...

Typical... may I suggest a simplification of the procedure; “coffee is drunk black”


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-03-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,751
Posted By deroy
My decal shows a range. I thought all did. How do...

My decal shows a range. I thought all did. How do you pick values from the decal?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-03-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,751
Posted By deroy
N2 does not burn. Not having pressurised O2...

N2 does not burn. Not having pressurised O2 nearby helps in preventing fires in crashing planes, or race cars alike. Hence the case for using N2 in special applications.

The ideal gas law is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-29-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,751
Posted By deroy
I can’t be asked to do the physics or reasoning...

I can’t be asked to do the physics or reasoning and I’m skeptical to such claims. However, there may be something to that claim. Different gasses have different acoustic properties. A good drag of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-28-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,031
Posted By deroy
Steering gear is expensive and lots of labour....

Steering gear is expensive and lots of labour. The power steering system operates at very high pressure. Some sweating (not dripping) at a connection or seal is no big deal imho, and does not...
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