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Old 02-12-2017, 03:01 PM
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Fuel Injector Replacement & Pressurizing Lines to Start Engine. 2010 X5 35D

Recently changed no. 6 fuel injector due to water dripping onto engine and shorting out injector.
Procedure for fuel injector was found on this site so I will only add my personal input on the procedure.
I didn't have a tool to pull the injector (slide hammer or BMW puller tool). I simply used a pry bar under the existing SST line. Unscrew from the manifold end, of-course and leave other end screwed onto fuel injector.
Be gentle and use feeling on the pry operation (I used a round steel bar approx. .50" diameter). If the injector is really stubborn and it feels like the line will be pinched or mutilated, STOP and try something else. My injector popped out pretty easily. The only thing holding it in and causing friction is an o-ring. By the way a new line is approx. $35 where as the slide hammer tool is $76. I didn't have the time for delivery of tool.

Once injector was replaced I tried the Push Start Button procedure to pressurize the manifold and injector lines. Putzed with it a long time and could not start the vehicle. Engine cranked but no start. Couldn't understand why not as a diesel only needs fuel and compression to run. I thought maybe I missed some connector during reassembly. It wasn't the case.
Finally out of desperation I bled the system the old fashioned way. I lifted the foam noise dampening cover to expose the fuel line connection on fuel injector no. 1. Loosened the line connection with the intake manifold in place (note, its real limited on space, you will only be able to turn the nut 1/8" at a time and flip wrench over with each miniscule rotation. Don't break the plastic fuel return line on the injector!) Once the nut is loose, you can turn it by fingers (it only needs to be slightly loose, not all the way off, but loose enough to allow fuel to leak out when engine is cranked. Put glasses on to keep potential fuel spray out of eyes. Call assistant to start engine. Watch bubbles and fuel come up around nut, when a solid stream of fuel is squirting out, tighten nut with fingers quickly and flag assistant to stop cranking engine.
Now tighten nut the rest of the way with wrench. Engine should start right up. Mine did.

Looking at my broken engine partition, I needed a temporary and possibly permanent (but I'm not admitting anything) fix to the water leak issue. The only path I could see for water to get underneath the plastic shroud and foam dampening material is to leak thru the bolt hole at the back of the engine which holds the plastic and foam dampening material in place. Searching for the perfect item to seal this hole, I thought of my wife's wine cork collection.........I grabbed a good looking intact cork and attempted to plug it into the hole of the plastic cover. It fit perfectly.

I have a new partition kit on order (right, center and left partition Kit #5171769419KT from ECS Tuning).

Wrench On!
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:15 PM
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Passive Tank Removal & Sensor Repair

2010 X5, 35D
Guys,

I have a bad sensor in the Passive urea tank that is throwing a light on my dash.

I want to try the 10k ohm resistor fix I read about on this site.

What I need is a procedure to remove the passive tank or better yet, find the correct sensor leads to plug in the resistor on the correct wire without having to remove the tank.
Does anybody have a diagram showing where the sensor leads are routed thru the vehicle?

I know the passive tank is somewhere under the driver seat, but have not attempted to remove it yet. Hoping someone else has already done this and can provide advice.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-26-2017, 11:37 AM
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Passive Tank Removal & Sensor Repair

OK Guys,
Not sure how this site works, I have successfully signed in before to post, but cannot seem to login from fresh start. I type in my user name and password and it fails???
If I come back to this bookmarked location, I can post don't know what is going on.
Any Advice from admins?

Now getting back to 2010 X5 35D Passive Tank Sensor malfunction.
Saw a post by John on Xpost, describing the 10K ohm resistor he used to fix his Passive Tank Sensor and duplicated his success.

One important tip that I gleaned from John was that you do not have to remove the tank to fix the problem as both top and lower level sensor wires are in one connector accessed at the bottom of the tank which is accessible without tank removal.
The Brown & Yellow wires are for the bottom tank sensor and the Blue and Black wires are for the top level sensor.
My Lower level sensor read 5K ohms, Top sensor read 10K ohms.
I took a 10K ohm resistor and simply slid the thin wire leads into the connector so it made contact with the crimped wire. One end into the brown wire and one end into the yellow wire. I checked the resistance with a multimeter and got 9.8K ohms (close enough).
I taped the resistor in place and plugged the connector back in. Drove the vehicle for about 20 miles so far and no light on dash yet .
Some pics of my quick work (Hardest part of this job was removing the under carriage plastic panels)
Never mind, I guess I don't know how to attach pictures
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Old 02-26-2017, 07:12 PM
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Great stuff
Do you have a Photobucket account?
It's free pics would definitely benefit the BMW forum community
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:28 PM
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OK Guys,
Not sure how this site works, I have successfully signed in before to post, but cannot seem to login from fresh start. I type in my user name and password and it fails???
If I come back to this bookmarked location, I can post don't know what is going on.
Any Advice from admins?

Now getting back to 2010 X5 35D Passive Tank Sensor malfunction.
Saw a post by John on Xpost, describing the 10K ohm resistor he used to fix his Passive Tank Sensor and duplicated his success.

One important tip that I gleaned from John was that you do not have to remove the tank to fix the problem as both top and lower level sensor wires are in one connector accessed at the bottom of the tank which is accessible without tank removal.
The Brown & Yellow wires are for the bottom tank sensor and the Blue and Black wires are for the top level sensor.
My Lower level sensor read 5K ohms, Top sensor read 10K ohms.
I took a 10K ohm resistor and simply slid the thin wire leads into the connector so it made contact with the crimped wire. One end into the brown wire and one end into the yellow wire. I checked the resistance with a multimeter and got 9.8K ohms (close enough).
I taped the resistor in place and plugged the connector back in. Drove the vehicle for about 20 miles so far and no light on dash yet .
Some pics of my quick work (Hardest part of this job was removing the under carriage plastic panels)
Never mind, I guess I don't know how to attach pictures
Great write up.
Just go to advance reply and you will figure out there.
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Old 02-27-2017, 04:21 PM
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Pics for 2010 X5 35D Passive Tank Level Sensor Fix

Ok, I set up Photobucket account.
I Pasted the url from photobucket. I don't see a picture yet.
If this fails, I will quit wasting space here and do something easier like fix my car...

Ok, I went to other options and uploaded pics from "Manage Files" area that I stumbled into somehow.
So pics are showing up in "Preview Post" so I'll call that success

I'm probably posting this in the wrong place, But while I'm here: I recently changed all my glow plugs, and glow plug control unit, and No. 6 Fuel Injector.
I didn't code any of them (didn't have the INPA coding thingy) and all seems to run great!
From those in the know, what is the down side to not coding the new components?
I recall reading somewhere that the car undergoes a continual self diagnosis and sort of gets to know the parameters of it's components. I don't know if that is how it really works but my theory is, hey, how much different can one mass produced component be from another. Every other car on the planet runs without dedicated coding of its components, so how bad can it be?

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Old 03-15-2017, 05:59 AM
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Had a discussion here with E70 owner about water spots. Thought I'd share this E53 water spot video here, polished out with DA machine and compound

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Old 04-08-2017, 11:04 AM
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Hey I was looking for a diy to replace a voltage regulator/alternator on x5 4.8i, does anybody know of a diy video for that
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Old 06-10-2017, 05:59 AM
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How To BMW X5 Spark Plug Replacement E70 4.8I V8, DIY

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Old 06-10-2017, 06:01 AM
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Old 06-10-2017, 12:58 PM
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Hello can anyone help me im new to the form and would like to get some direction on how to obtain software to program and code my x5. Thank you in advance!
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Old 06-10-2017, 02:53 PM
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:47 PM
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Spark Plug DIY 4.8I V8

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Where's the oil change? I thought about doing my own sparks, but it's a V8, so I'm probably going to let my local BMW guy do that.
You can do it yourself. Use this as your guide.

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Old 06-22-2017, 06:51 PM
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HID DIY!
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:53 PM
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:55 PM
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:58 PM
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Old 06-24-2017, 02:30 AM
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So much great info. Thanks for this guys.

Just picked up a 35d.
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Old 06-25-2017, 04:05 AM
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Great job on all the diy videos!
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:18 PM
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Here is one for the sticky inner door handles with melting plastic:

I just found this :



And bought this:

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...t/51416969404/

And the tool from Walmart:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/HDE-Porta...-Set/918042951
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Old 07-01-2017, 08:40 PM
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:42 AM
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X5 E70 M sport Rear Shock Replacement

I just replaced my rear shocks on my 2013 E70 w/ M sport (sport susp) and 3rd row seat (self leveling air springs) in less than 30 mins and <$150. Ride was much smoother and juddering (side to side shaking) was gone. SUV has 45k miles.

Is anyone interested in the how to w/o removing a bunch of interior trims like it says in the repair manual?
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Old 07-28-2017, 09:49 AM
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I just replaced my rear shocks on my 2013 E70 w/ M sport (sport susp) and 3rd row seat (self leveling air springs) in less than 30 mins and <$150. Ride was much smoother and juddering (side to side shaking) was gone. SUV has 45k miles.

Is anyone interested in the how to w/o removing a bunch of interior trims like it says in the repair manual?
Yes. How did you do it?
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Old 07-28-2017, 01:56 PM
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The X5 E70 rear shock replacement DIY procedure is posted under a separate thread than here (too many items). Look for the thread titled 'X5 E70 Rear Shock etc.'
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:50 PM
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DIY Valve Cover Gasket Change X5 E70 3.0si N52 Engine

I performed a valve cover gasket and spark plug replacement on X5 E70, 3.0 si


I put together a procedure for this job in .PDF format and posted it on a separate topic. Given the changes this forum goes through, it is attached here too so it wouldn't get lost.

Keywords: DIY Valve Cover Gasket Change X5 E70 3.0si N52 Engine



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