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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-02-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By kanar200
Thanks, good idea! Unfortunately, wood or...

Thanks, good idea! Unfortunately, wood or concrete blocks are not that common in my neighborhood :) Looking for these torques - I believe I should be here
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-02-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By kanar200
Thanks for the video! I am just in the middle of...

Thanks for the video! I am just in the middle of the project. I am lost with which torque to use - can somebody help? I have 27 mm wrench which I used to undo the start nut at the bottom part of the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-30-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By kanar200
No 'increased discharge' message. However, I...

No 'increased discharge' message. However, I noticed a couple of unusual codes after:

00A128 - KL15 automatic shutdown due OSFG
00A559 - Terminal 30g f shutdown / KL.30g f shutdown / Terminal 30g...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By kanar200
I don't want to spend too much on this solution....

I don't want to spend too much on this solution. This time it was a tent camping first since four years. I just didn't get site big enough for me trailer in Yosemite. When I am with the trailer,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By kanar200
Thanks! Probably it makes sense to just have a...

Thanks! Probably it makes sense to just have a separate battery bank.

I go camping 50-60 nights per year. I know when to stay connected and when to go offline.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By kanar200
Charging phone while the car is off

Hello,

I spent a few days camping (no trailer this time) and I wanted to charge the phone. Obviously, I turned on the ignition, so the dash lights were on. Initially, I was able to recharge the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,815
Posted By kanar200
As far as I understand this, air bags do not...

As far as I understand this, air bags do not transfer weight from the rear axle to front. Only weight distribution hitch can do this. Air bags can actually mask the problem with heavy tongue weight...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-18-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,974
Posted By kanar200
Good luck! You will be pleased with X5 towing...

Good luck! You will be pleased with X5 towing performance.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-18-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,379
Posted By kanar200
Thanks! It appears that you can get the plastic...

Thanks! It appears that you can get the plastic thing for ca. $50 on ebay. Next time I will just replace it. And no more experts... The indy which did it previously provided a crappy work even on the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-17-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,379
Posted By kanar200
Appreciate your response! Turned out that the...

Appreciate your response! Turned out that the "experts" who were changed the filter the last time, they damaged the plastic holding the nut. I was able to slide the filter out and install the same...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-17-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,379
Posted By kanar200
Hi Guys, I am in the middle of replacing the fuel...

Hi Guys, I am in the middle of replacing the fuel filter. One of the bolts holding the filter clamps is just turning and I cannot remove it. Is there any trick to do this?
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-15-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,974
Posted By kanar200
You want to have tongue weight distributed...

You want to have tongue weight distributed between the front vehicle axle and the trailer axle. This improves handling / safety (e.g. braking). As an example, you may tow a trailer with tongue weight...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-13-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,974
Posted By kanar200
The only concern I had before I started towing my...

The only concern I had before I started towing my 33' ca. 7,200 lbs trailer was sway due to relatively short wheelbase. I tow with ProPride which solves the problem - this is a pivot projection hitch...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-11-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By kanar200
Thanks Guys. Don't you need special tool to...

Thanks Guys. Don't you need special tool to install bushings? I am thinking that, if I decide to do it myself (still need to assess whether this is a diy project for me), I would just replace with...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-11-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By kanar200
Control Arm Strut Bushing

Hi Guys,

I just had a transmission fluid service done (with mechatronic). The technician found that "Control Arm Strut Bushing" needs to be replaced.

https://i.ibb.co/ch1dYRj/Bushing.jpg...
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 05-04-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By kanar200
BMW OEM brake controller

Hi Guys,

I have a BMW branded brake controller (I believe this is Tekonsha Prodigy P2). I used this in my X5 E70. Plug and play. You can easily unplug the wire and remove the unit when not in use....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-28-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By kanar200
Wow, awesome. I have never felt that I did not...

Wow, awesome. I have never felt that I did not have enough braking power when towing, even in mountains, but this would be no doubt a good upgrade for my towing horse.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-10-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By kanar200
Interesting that the guys on the FB group are...

Interesting that the guys on the FB group are claiming that group 4 is great and that ZF (likely) is group 3. I am not an expert, but still I am planning to use ZF fluid.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-05-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By kanar200
Thank you Guys! All makes sense. I was surprised...

Thank you Guys! All makes sense. I was surprised when I read recommendation of this oil for the first time. I've never heard about this oil, never mentioned here. I will buy ZF change oil kit and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-04-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By kanar200
Transmission oil change - Andrenaline oil?

Hi Guys,

I am planning second transmission oil change - I did the first one around 70k miles. Now I am on 110k miles. Some guys on North American BMW Diesel Owners FB group recommend this fluid...
Forum: X7 (2019 - Current) 04-04-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By kanar200
No sure about M50i. However, I read that in...

No sure about M50i. However, I read that in Europe 40i is limited to 130 mph, if you have 5- zone AC.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 03-29-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By kanar200
Really? Over $7k for extended warranty? I got...

Really? Over $7k for extended warranty? I got mine 7/100k miles for E70 for $5k. I got the engine replaced under the warrant, so money well spent. However, I would not pay $7k for this "insurance" in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-27-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By kanar200
Great mirrors. Whoever buys them - you can get...

Great mirrors. Whoever buys them - you can get locks to make them safe.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-19-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By kanar200
Thanks. I am rather interested whether you will...

Thanks. I am rather interested whether you will notice any power difference between de-tuned bi-turbo E70 and a single turbo F15.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-18-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By kanar200
When you start towing with F15 35d, please share...

When you start towing with F15 35d, please share your observations in relation to the engine performance vs. E70 35d.
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