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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-26-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 22,206
Posted By rbryantaz
I have an switch with the fog button if anyone...

I have an switch with the fog button if anyone needs one. The original one I bought was in rough shape so I swapped my original non rear fog shell with the fog parts. :)

It still has a slight...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-23-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 190,440
Posted By rbryantaz
There is no filter on my '07 e70 Aux only input...

There is no filter on my '07 e70 Aux only input (the one without the USB).

The factory Aux plus USB has a filter as does the aftermarket copy that I have but that should not introduce noise. All...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-10-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 953
Views: 190,440
Posted By rbryantaz
I might not have turned on the android lines, I...

I might not have turned on the android lines, I currently only have one set which match what the camera is supposed to supply. I will have to check the setting and compare which is better. If...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-09-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 190,440
Posted By rbryantaz
Update: Rather than splitting the factory...

Update:

Rather than splitting the factory GPS antenna I just connected directly to the factory antenna with a $10.50 16ft male to female extension cable from amazon. I don't have factory NAV so...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-03-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 190,440
Posted By rbryantaz
Octacore Android 9.0 4G/64G install nearly complete

I got the new octacore Snapdragon 625 Android 9.0 head unit with 4G/64G from aliexpess (seller Kanor) last week.

The Unit:

I opted for the 4/64 version because it is supposed to have a screen...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-19-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By rbryantaz
If it is bad and you are interested in a used one...

If it is bad and you are interested in a used one let me know.

I have a good fan motor/shroud with a broken fan blade...

We might be able to make a deal that helps us both if you can swap...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-02-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By rbryantaz
Also check to see if the fan motor smells burnt. ...

Also check to see if the fan motor smells burnt. If it does then it could have failed and it could just be the fan motor its self.

PM me if you need a new fan motor, I have a unit that I dropped...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By rbryantaz
I have had good luck with LED kits from ebay...

I have had good luck with LED kits from ebay seller teknikal2
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-17-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 22,206
Posted By rbryantaz
The red boxes are where the new wire goes in the...

The red boxes are where the new wire goes in the connector. The connectors also have numbers on them once you remove the "handle" from the connector so you can see that it is pin 9 on the switch and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-05-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By rbryantaz
I am pretty sure that they are using the e70 X5...

I am pretty sure that they are using the e70 X5 wheel on bimmerzone: part number 36116768861

The hub center on the e70 X5 is larger but for a spare that doesn't matter at all and is a better...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-05-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By rbryantaz
They are mechanical and really shouldn't fail. ...

They are mechanical and really shouldn't fail. Oil protects them better than coolant protects a radiator thermostat. :)

The oil cooler wouldn't be able to cool the engine by its self so the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-05-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By rbryantaz
I recommend getting the oil thermostat from Mahle...

I recommend getting the oil thermostat from Mahle because their version is viton (fluoroelastomer) and should last longer... Rockauto has the Mahle version.

The thermostat should be fine to reuse...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-05-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By rbryantaz
Did you get it? I think I carefully applied...

Did you get it?

I think I carefully applied some pressure with a harbor freight prybar. If you do it just do it slowly and make sure you don't mar the aluminum head.

They usually stick on a...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 03-29-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By rbryantaz
It is a long and cautionary tale... I suppose I...

It is a long and cautionary tale... I suppose I am over it enough to tell it, perhaps it will be therapeutic...

My wife and I went for a long weekend in Mexico near Puerto Penasco just after...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-27-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By rbryantaz
I might have been promoting a project of mine to...

I might have been promoting a project of mine to reproduce a copy of the bracket with an aftermarket shock a little too shamelessly there.

I sent you a PM and posted it in the classifieds.
...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 03-27-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By rbryantaz
FS: E70/E71 rear cargo lift brackets/strut kits

I have some custom e70/e71 cargo lift bracket and support shock kits that I have developed for sale.
This kit can be used to retrofit newer e70s and e71s that did not come with the bracket and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-27-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By rbryantaz
+1 on the e53 jack being the same. By the...

+1 on the e53 jack being the same.


By the time you build the whole kit it adds up and the e53 jacks and lug wrenches are a lot cheaper.


I built a spare kit for my wife's tesla using the BMW...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-27-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By rbryantaz
I would change them, the valve cover job is a...

I would change them, the valve cover job is a pain and it is better to change them while you have it off.

Don't buy the Topran/MEISTERSATZ brand, the lower ribs aren't high enough and they will...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,929
Posted By rbryantaz
Yes removing Fuse 26 disables the headlamp...

Yes removing Fuse 26 disables the headlamp washers on my 2007 E70 4.8i and does not seem to have any other negative side effects.

-Rich
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-08-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 79,381
Posted By rbryantaz
I disagree, the goal is to regulate at a lower...

I disagree, the goal is to regulate at a lower known temperature that is warm enough to still work properly but cool enough to avoid over pressuring the system and plasticizing our gaskets.

Being...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-04-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 79,381
Posted By rbryantaz
#1 rule with car maintenance: There is no magic...

#1 rule with car maintenance: There is no magic in a bottle.

Add it if you like but it would probably already be in the coolant from BMW if it should be in the coolant.... They spend a lot of...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-03-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 79,381
Posted By rbryantaz
Just use the bmw coolant, it isn't that expensive...

Just use the bmw coolant, it isn't that expensive compared to everything else on the car.

ZEREX makes it for BMW and you can also buy it as ZEREZ G-48.

-Rich
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-02-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,929
Posted By rbryantaz
Yea well better than starting a new thread isn't...

Yea well better than starting a new thread isn't it?

-Rich
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-02-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,929
Posted By rbryantaz
Has anyone just pulled the fuse on the e70 like...

Has anyone just pulled the fuse on the e70 like the e90 guys do?

It looks like it might be F26. I will give it a shot and report back. If that works then I may add a toggle switch to the fuse so...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-30-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 79,381
Posted By rbryantaz
That will depend on the ambient temperature and a...

That will depend on the ambient temperature and a number of other things.

If it is cold outside it would likely take longer to warm up.

Even if it doesn't throw a code it can still cause extra...
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