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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-05-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,984
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
I think this all depends on how much you will pay...

I think this all depends on how much you will pay for this six thousand dollar X5...


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-25-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,015
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
LOL - I can imagine. It would be great to have a...

LOL - I can imagine. It would be great to have a before picture...


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,015
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Let me see if I get this right. The top of the...

Let me see if I get this right. The top of the fenders had some scratches or swirl marks, but otherwise shine like hood? You applied product following instructions and result is what we see here?
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-19-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Ughhh... Sent from my iPhone using...

Ughhh...


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-14-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,108
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
I am wondering about doing this job myself....

I am wondering about doing this job myself. Purely as preventive maintenance and fun project, since I’ve had the trans oil replaced about 15k miles ago.

Wonder how much different this work is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-13-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 42,956
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
The bold part isn’t necessarily true. In my...

The bold part isn’t necessarily true. In my recent experience with my 35i, the starter failed with relative prior notice, but no sound at all from it trying to engage...


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-09-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Have you rechecked everything that was...

Have you rechecked everything that was disconnected to get to the starter? If I understand correctly, the engine turns but it will not start/run, although it did run before.

If you assume than...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-08-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,108
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Hahaha! I can imagine the expression. I am...

Hahaha! I can imagine the expression. I am guilty of massive stupidity myself when it comes to engine oil.

Third world country story: I was about 18 y/o and used to drive a friend’s 1977 Ford...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-08-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,108
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-08-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,108
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
It’s all fun and games until you gotta move that...

It’s all fun and games until you gotta move that crap around and it starts sloshing everywhere... All jokes aside, if you work regularly on cars you’re bound to get a piece designed for the specific...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-05-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,807
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Mucho Macho! Sent from my iPhone using...

Mucho Macho!


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-05-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,108
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
I bought mine after I used my wife’s yoga mat for...

I bought mine after I used my wife’s yoga mat for an oil change. Learned that lesson well. Crawler it is, low profile with directionally lockable casters.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-05-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,108
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Seems like you thought of almost everything. You...

Seems like you thought of almost everything. You are practically same size as I, and I tend to barely fit with comfort under the X5 when on ramps, so for this type of job I’d try to get extra...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Just curious - How did you know to pull codes if...

Just curious - How did you know to pull codes if you were not driving and there was no CEL?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
OP, what was the issue? Did you get it solved? ...

OP, what was the issue? Did you get it solved?


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-03-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Wierd “bog down” under hard acceleration ...

Wierd “bog down” under hard acceleration
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-03-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
It showed some symptoms and when I asked around...

It showed some symptoms and when I asked around here most folks suggested HPFP.


I will find the thread for you, but essentially there was an abnormal hesitation under hard acceleration, and if...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-03-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,807
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
A friend likes to peruse craigslist for this kind...

A friend likes to peruse craigslist for this kind of stuff. Shops open and close all the time... maybe that is an option?


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-03-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,807
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
I like that one! Mine is a 3 ton aluminium low...

I like that one! Mine is a 3 ton aluminium low profile - Bought it at Sam’s club with a special deal that included four 6-ton jack stands. The pack was branded Goodyear Racing and they are chromed...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-02-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
I’d purchase the water pump and store it as...

I’d purchase the water pump and store it as indicated outside the package. It requires that very specific position, so be careful.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-01-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Do these come pre-cut to shape? Sent from...

Do these come pre-cut to shape?


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-31-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,732
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Good deal. Just make sure you do the PPI - it can...

Good deal. Just make sure you do the PPI - it can find stuff you’re bound to have to fix sooner than later... Good Luck!


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,732
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Oh, I agree entirely on PPI on anything older...

Oh, I agree entirely on PPI on anything older than 5 years or worth over $30k.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,732
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
Why is it suspicious that the car has only 40,000...

Why is it suspicious that the car has only 40,000 miles in seven years? That would be about 12,000 miles more than my car gets driven based on average annual mileage. Many of my friends and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By ArgentoCarNut
My wild ass guess (no experience with these...

My wild ass guess (no experience with these specific V8’s) is that there’s something clogging the cam actuators.


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