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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-10-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 27,657
Posted By ChrisM011
I recommend not going the inexpensive Chinese...

I recommend not going the inexpensive Chinese route on something like this. Cheap plastic is much more likely to break apart under load - and in this case that means plastic pieces moving toward the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-24-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,571
Posted By ChrisM011
It is difficult to tell you are undergoing a...

It is difficult to tell you are undergoing a regen unless you know what to look for. To answer your question: you almost certainly have had regeneration happening. On the X5s it happens somewhere...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-09-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By ChrisM011
I cannot help you solve this problem...

I cannot help you solve this problem specifically, but a work-around is to purchase a Bluetooth receiver that plugs into USB and connect your phone to it. Then you can use the CD/AUX function in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-05-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,029
Posted By ChrisM011
Doug is correct to offer up the possibility of a...

Doug is correct to offer up the possibility of a “best practices” for mileage thread. Obviously, acceleration and cruising speeds play a large role in mpg as does type of driving. Less appreciated...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-02-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,337
Posted By ChrisM011
Thanks for the update! As for the parking...

Thanks for the update!

As for the parking brake switch: if you are referring to the actual lever inside the car that is used to set the brake and release it, then you simply remove and replace -...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-12-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By ChrisM011
How many miles are on your car? Sent from...

How many miles are on your car?


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-09-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 27,657
Posted By ChrisM011
This may have been said in the previous 130-or-so...

This may have been said in the previous 130-or-so posted, but I’ve gone through a bit of a learning curve. Here is the summary:

1) use engine oil specific to modern diesels. Edycol knows a lot....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,928
Posted By ChrisM011
If I were in the market for a 2-seater can I say...

If I were in the market for a 2-seater can I say Toyota Supra?


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Posted By ChrisM011
I will add 1 more comment. Per BMW...

I will add 1 more comment. Per BMW maintenance/service guru Mike Miller, the recommendation to reduce heat-load on engine plastics and rubber is to simply raise the hood of the car when you get home...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-19-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By ChrisM011
Correct, edycol, I am in California. No emissions...

Correct, edycol, I am in California. No emissions delete for me.

I agree about proper testing prior to replacing the SCR cat. I am not sure how much they really did, but given my communications...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-19-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By ChrisM011
The thermostat was replaced somewhere between...

The thermostat was replaced somewhere between 70-75k miles, right in the middle of the emissions system “refresh”.

I do know that is what edycol was likely trying to do. Unfortunately the 2-year...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-17-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By ChrisM011
The SCR catalyst was first replaced in February...

The SCR catalyst was first replaced in February 2016 at around 71,xxx miles. So, it lasted almost 3 years and a little over 30,000 miles.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-17-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,856
Posted By ChrisM011
Good job! Sent from my iPhone using...

Good job!


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-16-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By ChrisM011
The second SCR cat I did pay for, but thankfully...

The second SCR cat I did pay for, but thankfully not very much of the previous repairs.

Being pretty in-tune with this message board and understanding the “needs” of a Diesel engine, this car has...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-14-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By ChrisM011
Ard, as you know, I am well outside of any legal...

Ard, as you know, I am well outside of any legal buy-back. I was attempting to see if BMW would extend some goodwill, but to no avail. Also, as you mentioned, given BMW’s current legal buy-back...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-14-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By ChrisM011
Data points X5d, the bad side

I am a long-time BMW owner and overall admirer of the brand. Also, I am a BMW CCA member. The BMWs I have owned in the past have been largely trouble-free, aside from maintenance, to which I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-26-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,280
Posted By ChrisM011
I have a very difficult time believing the tank...

I have a very difficult time believing the tank is any different between one VIN number and another. I find this ridiculous. Having said that, it is simply BMW extending the warranty out of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-26-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,280
Posted By ChrisM011
I can confirm that not all VIN numbers are...

I can confirm that not all VIN numbers are covered for the Passive Tank. My 2010 X5d is currently not covered per my discussion with a BMW customer service rep.

Chris
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-23-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By ChrisM011
Thank you, Doug. That is an interesting search...

Thank you, Doug. That is an interesting search result.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-08-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,156
Posted By ChrisM011
Try this ...

Try this
https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e70-forum/107311-fixed-my-4bcc-cel.html

This one has worked well for me, but only just did it a thousand miles ago.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-01-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By ChrisM011
It is do-able. I run this exact combination in...

It is do-able. I run this exact combination in the Sacramento, CA, area. Grew up in Illinois. I’ve had the X5 in the mountains around Tahoe for ski season a few times and it does well. It is not like...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-10-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By ChrisM011
It does sound like the immobilizer, or EWS, in...

It does sound like the immobilizer, or EWS, in BMW language. There is no good way to get rid of it, but there are a couple inexpensive pieces you can try replacing to make it work. 1st is the ring...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-02-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,087
Posted By ChrisM011
Do you have any codes? If not, it is wise to...

Do you have any codes? If not, it is wise to invest in a code reader!


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-08-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,692
Posted By ChrisM011
The white smoke from your exhaust is an...

The white smoke from your exhaust is an indication that coolant is getting into the combustion chamber and turning into steam. This, coupled with coolant loss, points you toward head gasket failure...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-16-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By ChrisM011
Not sure about LEDs, by the PIAA 18235 H8 (Xtreme...

Not sure about LEDs, by the PIAA 18235 H8 (Xtreme White) makes a nice replacement for stock - and gives a very "white" look to the halos.


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