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  1. Having trouble removing the alternator, ASAP...

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hi guys. My 2007 X5 4.8i is our winter vehicle. So I am fixing it these days. I got an oil leak through oil thermostat gasket, so I am trying to change it. The procedure requires removing the alternator. Upon removal of all things like braces, wires, bolts etc. I have the alternator ready...
  2. Parking Brake Malfunction Error - Still Safe to Drive?

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hey Guys, This morning I went to my car the I got the error message above, and the PARK light was yellow instead of Red. I had my emergency parking break on, so I manually released it, and was able to drive the car. I have two questions: 1. Can I still drive/park the car without the...
  3. BMW "Diesel-gate" decisions?

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hi Ever since I've heard about the BMW diesel-gate from the news, I've been keeping an eye on the topic since I'm affected with my 2012 X5 35D. Now it's been a little more than a month passed and I have not heard a beep from BMW USA. I've sent inquires to them on this topic and got some...
  4. Re-manufactured Alternator not working

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    I have a 2008 BMW X5 4.8i and recently replaced the alternator with one that I got from oreilly. From what I've researched, it seems like oreilly alternators are known to have problems. The alternator I got is an ultima brand one which was re-manufactured. I used a voltmeter and plugged into the...
  5. Small oil leak on 2008 BMW X5 4.8i

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    I have noticed that after driving my car that there will be a couple drops of oil on the ground. I drove the x5 around the block and then parked it in my driveway and put something under it to catch the oil see how much was leaking and it was only a couple drops. Nothing too bad. What would be...
  6. Coding out BMW X5 E70 Passenger Occupancy Sensor

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hello Everyone, There are a lot of posts in regards to the "Passenger Occupancy Sensor" and how you can code it out but they don't work for the E70. I have the sport seats and to replace the sensor itself it will cost over $600 for parts only unless you know of a place that I can buy it for...
  7. Tail lid/Boot problems

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hi, can anyone help? My boot/tailgate is sticking. Sometimes closes and sometime it tries to but does not. I have to then manually close and it makes a terrible noise, like finger nails scraping down a blackboard. Do I need to go through the costly repair of replacing or can any suggest a quick...
  8. 4x4 ABS xDrive Fault x5 E70 with ISTA diagnostic info

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hi Guys, my latest BMW problem is with my 2010 X5 (E70), turned it on the other morning to find a whole heap of lights on the dash (4x4, ABS, Traction) and the iDrive screen showing "Braking/Driving stabilisation - ABS, brake force distribution and xDrive Failed." (Photos attached) I was...
  9. Anybody in North Hollywood area that can help me with RAM Backup?

    I have a 2008 BMW E70 with the 4.8 that I bought with engine issues. I fixed all the leaks and retimed the engine. I keep getting exhaust camshaft off tooth. I opened up the cover and its still timed perfect. Ive found out that a ram backup might fix my issue. Is there anybody in the north...
  10. 09 X5 35d - Very happy with, great used SUV

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    I thought I would post that I am very happy with my 09 X5 35d. I bought it at 74k and now have 95k on it. Replaced front brakes and two tires. Also replaced the blower resistor after researching problem in the forum. Easy job. That’s it. No other problems. The dealer replaced the 02 sensor...
  11. PDC Module Location

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hi. Can anyone tell me where the PDC controller module is located in the X5 E70? My internet search has failed to come up with anything!:mad: Thaks a lot
  12. E70 BMW original E70 X5 roof bars 82710404320 - $100

    OEM roof bars 82710404320. Perfect condition except for faded black plastic. Come with keys, key cards, manual, torque wrench. $100, local pickup in DC metro area. Shipping extra.
  13. True Dual exhaust on 35i xdrive premium

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Looking under my X5 while getting new tires I noticed there is room to add two pipes from the manifolds. My question is, after adding Stage 2 dinan tuning and a BMS intake fiter and pipe, replacing the restrictive stock box, is it worth investing in a true dual pipe exhaust? If so what should I...
  14. E70 FS: 214 wheels + Conti DWS

    Wheels and Tires
    214 wheels + almost new DWS tires. TPMS included. Straight and balanced, but some rush on all wheels. Local pick up only in DC metro area.
  15. Random loud clattering sound from engine until restart

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    I own an X5 E70 3.0si with about 180,000 miles. The car has mostly been great, with some expected maintenance. I make sure to do all maintenance on schedule including oil changes at every 5000 or less miles. Recently I had a local mechanic change my serpentine belt. It did not break, but it was...
  16. Heat Blowing Cold On Driver's Side

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hey everyone. I have a 2008 X5 4.8i E70. When heat is turned on it will blow hot on the passenger side and cold on the driver's side face and foot vents. This remains constant. The cold air coming from the driver's side seems to be whatever the outside temperature is (not confirmed). A/C...
  17. N52 Noise: single or multiple clunk noise during startup

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    This noise is not new to me. Here is how it happens: When car is being started up, in the very first or second second while the startup process is happening, I can hear a mild to load clunk noise coming from the engine. Here is how I can describe it: Metal to metal, like hammering a metal...
  18. E70 BMW 20" Style 259 wheels + Scorpion winter tires.

    Wheels and Tires
    SOLD - BMW 20" Style 259 wheels + Scorpion winter tires. Each wheel has marks and has been scuffed/refinished to some degree (by previous owner) so condition is great for winter use - I've tried to capture all the marks, nicks and finishes in the pictures. Front tires have approx. 7-8/32nds...
  19. Loud engine rattle at ~2000-2500rpm

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hey Pros I need some incite again. My 2011 x5 35i (56k) has a horrendous rattle that starts on acceleration at about 2000 rpms and fades away shortly after 2500. It will continue through 1st and what seems like up to 3rd gear. The sound seems to be coming from the middle of the engine bay...
  20. Bmw X5 (E70) Comfort Access - Lift Gate Issue

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    I have a 2012 BMW X5 with comfort access. Even though the comfort access works perfectly on the doors, i was never able to make the liftgate open with the kick motion since i had the car almost a year ago. I dont see anything like a sensor under the rear bumper when i put the car on the lift...