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Old 08-25-2018, 12:15 PM
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2012 X5d Tuned, Deleted & Wheels Refinished

2018 has been a big year for my 2012 X5d. She has 113200km now and has been fairly reliable since I bought her brand new 6 years ago.

This year I've done the following;
EGR, DPF, SCR, Urea Tanks Delete & JR Stage 2.8 Tune
Water Pump & Thermostat
Blower Motor Housing
Charcoal Cabin Filter
Air Filter
Brake Fluid
Front & Rear Differential Fluids
Transfer Case Fluid
Fuel Filter
Drivers Air Bag Recall
Oil & Filter Change
Transmission Fluid & Seal Service
Coolant Flush
CCV Intake Hose
Fluidampr Harminic Balacer, Serpintine & AC Belt
MAF Sensor
Phone Cradle Delete
Powder Coat & Sand Blast Wheels
Vacuum Line and Electronic Vavle
Swirl Flap Delete
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:25 PM
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With the ABC delete and maintenance it should last forever.
Curious about some of these things: the delete, cooling parts, vacuum parts, CCV, and harmonic balancer - all preventive, causing issues, or 'while you're there'?
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:53 PM
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With the ABC delete and maintenance it should last forever.
Curious about some of these things: the delete, cooling parts, vacuum parts, CCV, and harmonic balancer - all preventive, causing issues, or 'while you're there'?
Emissions were deleted as preventive. Funny thing is the EGR cooler spring threw a code while I was driving to the shop to have the tune flashed. Perfect timing!

Coolant was flushed since I had to drain it to remove both EGR coolers.

CCV hose was cracked and replaced it with AARod's replacement
http://www.tunemyeuro.com/ccv-hose-f...-35d-and-335d/

Vacuum lines preventive. They looked in good shape from the top but some were pretty burnt from underneath. 1 electronic valve wasn't holding vacuum so I replaced it with the one I took of the EGR cooler. 2 Pressure converters were checked and they were operating within spec. I removed the 3rd pressure converter that controlled the LP EGR

The AC belt started squealing so instead of replacing just that, I thought I might as well replace the serpentine belt and the HB











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Old 09-11-2018, 11:49 AM
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:05 PM
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I have to say it is quite impressive the work you have done to this car. I could not do a delete due to the yearly smog check here and one of the reasons I went with this car is the 'clean' aspect of it.
I should have checked the video on that CCV hose earlier. I replaced my air filter yesterday so could have checked on it while I had the one end disassembled.
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:24 AM
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This is my wish list for my 35d!!! Nice. I will be replacing glow plugs due to an error for plugs 5 and 6. I was thinking of deleting the EGR, changing the thermostat and deleting the swirl flaps while there. If I delete the EGR and put in a race pipe, will i have any issues other than a cel? I want to save the tune for the big delete of the DPF.
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:53 AM
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Oh man that sounds so bad ass. We need more, longer videos of you reving and driving by.
Hows the black smoke when you get on it?
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:01 AM
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Old 10-18-2018, 12:00 PM
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Liking the LEDs. Which brand/supplier? Also same question for the floor mats.


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Old 10-18-2018, 12:03 PM
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I used these
https://www.ebay.com/itm/22-x-Xenon-...pid=1853943530

The floor mats are from BMW and the sales rep threw them in as part of the deal back in 2012. I don't have the part number
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:54 AM
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:59 AM
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Wow, to be in your position and be able to delete it all!!

So how does it perform? You liking all the mods so far? The exhaust note is not what I expected to hear, but I like it. What does it sounds like from inside the cabin?
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Old 10-23-2018, 05:06 PM
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Do you have a list of parts you used? Thanks.
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:13 PM
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The weather sealing on the centre partition gave out and killed injector 5 & 6

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How does one pop open the rear dome lights? I tried to pry open to no avail. Change all other interior lights with LEDs but those...
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:26 PM
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The rears are a PITA. There is a metal frame around the headliner cut out and the housing for the light. I had to stick a screw driver to hit the metal clip. Im guessing you are hitting the metal frame around the headliner and not the metal clip on the housing. If you can't figure it out, I can try drawing a diagram to help you visualize it tonight.
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The weather sealing on the centre partition gave out and killed injector 5 & 6





I had the exact same thing happen to mine 2 days after getting the delete and tune done. 2 injectors done, 5 and 6.


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Old 02-06-2019, 07:39 AM
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This is when water is allowed to drain down onto the engine from the weather seal correct? Sorry to hear about that in any case!
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:16 AM
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Yes.
Check yours for cracks between the vertical lip and where it joins the base that attaches it to the firewall.
Itís relatively cheap ($100+ dollars) compared to the cost to replace injectors.


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Old 02-06-2019, 08:17 AM
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I think I recall checking some time ago, but I will check it again! Thanks!
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:25 AM
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Thť main issue happens at the screw that attaches the center section to the passenger side section which is over the injectors. Water drips from the screw onto the foam above the injectors soaking the foam and saturating the injectors in water for a long time before they fail.
The new ones from BMW have an extra rubber seal between the center section and the outer sections that really improve the seal. Looking back I wish I had know of the issues with this part because the cost makes it a cheap preventable service. I recommend replacement even if you donít see cracks, the new part is so much better.


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Old 02-06-2019, 08:34 AM
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I just did a brake fluid flush and I recall the two covers there next to the hood overlap a bit, but I am thinking you are speaking of the foam/rubber seal that runs left to right along the top of the firewall?
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:34 AM
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Hereís a link showing me doing the repair.



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I'll post more details/pics in the next couple of days. The left and right partition are intact. The weather stripping that runs around the centre partition compressed so much over the years the seal gave out and let water through. I cleaned the partitions and going to reapply the weather stripping and replaced the centre partition with the updated part. I'm also going to do CBU cleaning on the intake manifold while it's out.
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Sure is purdy! Thanks for sharing!

I'm a bit scared to take off my intake for cleaning & necessary other maintenance activities, considering the CBU on yours with a lot less distance on the engine... Cleaning the intake manifold is only 1/2 the job, as there's a likely a whole lot more down inside the head... Are you planning on a doing a "walnut job" to get the gunk that's built up inside the head?

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