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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-07-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Tomcat05
I suffered two weeks worth of Valvetronic...

I suffered two weeks worth of Valvetronic Actuator motor problems, myself. Horrible clicking prior to start and then the dreaded "Engine Malfunction - Reduced Power" on the monitor.

Everything...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-25-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Tomcat05
The halogen fogs look poor when they are on -...

The halogen fogs look poor when they are on - being a different color than the xenon headlights.

Bad BMW, Bad!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-25-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Tomcat05
865751 The effect is better, in person... my...

865751

The effect is better, in person... my phone camera did not cooperate well.
:beerchug:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-22-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By Tomcat05
Cost? I spent $361 for a new water pump,...

Cost? I spent $361 for a new water pump, thermostat & bolts.

I have not needed to use these parts yet - but, knowing it's a BMW, it's comin'!

Cheers,
-dan
St. Louis
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-22-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Tomcat05
DIY - LED DRLs Mod on my 2013 E70 LCI

I get it... these strip LED daytime running lights are not everybody's cup of tea.

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I really like the way they turned out, myself. I did have to turn them down though because they throw...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-06-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,156
Posted By Tomcat05
I have had several vehicles, including BMWs which...

I have had several vehicles, including BMWs which I had done major front-end work myself where I did not align. I am talking for 50-100k miles! Unless it is wandering or pulling funny - or, you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-06-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Tomcat05
Blown fuses are a symptom, rarely a cause... ...

Blown fuses are a symptom, rarely a cause...

Putting a larger fuse in can be a nice way to cause a fire in your door where the actuator is failing.

I suspect you may be in denial about needing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-05-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Tomcat05
N55 x35i - most reliable engine ever made by BMW...

N55 x35i - most reliable engine ever made by BMW according to some!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-04-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By Tomcat05
Smart Opener Mod on my 2013 E70 LCI

Like many I enjoy modifying my vehicles. I have only had the X5 for a few months, but have managed to accomplish many interesting upgrades.

This one turned out so fabulous that I figured it would...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 03-06-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 36,645
Posted By Tomcat05
Power Steering ears busted off

Just did mine at 168k. It tore up the tensioner, too. TIG welded it back together - you need to square up the backside of the mounting ears after welding. I used a hand file and then a pedestal...
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