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Old 08-31-2023, 11:56 AM
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You don't need to on the E70. See my post number 6 on this thread: https://www.bimmerfest.com/threads/p...#post-13841555

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Thank you that is helpful! I am going to see if I can get to it today. Hopefully my small hands can fit in.
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The dealer could not upgrade my CIC navi software from 2018, they had try it multiple times one more than one occasion. There answer was, we could try updating the firmware from the CIC at my own risk.
I sad I will look in to it, because I want no risk of a non working system and a big Bill.

So I went to some software Guy today, after 45 minuts waiting it was ok in one time, I have now the 2024-1 premium running.
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Old 09-17-2023, 03:07 PM
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R/R the right air spring. Noticed the right side spring was sagging lower than the left after being parked for 2-3 days or so.

Took me a little longer than an hour. Most annoying part was removing the underbody cover to disconnect the pump.
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What have you done to your E70 today?

I don't recall any step for disconnect pump. Disconnect you mean from power or the hose to air spring?
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Yah, wasn’t sure if it was necessary but I unplugged the connector and loosened the airline to the pump to deflate the old airbag.

Some people seem to have airbags that leak worse or just cut the bag with a razor blade to compress and remove the old part.
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Old 09-17-2023, 10:23 PM
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Oh I always cut my to compress. The e70 was a breeze to change I ended up changing both on our e70 50i 3 row.

Car died:? Engine seized. Now it's was 2015 535
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Pulled into the driveway last night with 200k miles on the odometer. Not sure how I synced that up. Also put new tires on, bought a few tools and did it in the driveway then had them balanced at a local tire shop. Had been using Pirelli Scorpion and was going to get the All Season Plus 3, but Tire Rack had a sale on Bridgestone Alenza 001 so will try those and see how well they do. I didn't mess with the TPMS (thus the error as the originals need to be replaced). Will do that later when I get around to fixing the curb rash/scratched on the wheels.

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Pulled into the driveway last night with 200k miles on the odometer. Not sure how I synced that up. Also put new tires on, bought a few tools and did it in the driveway then had them balanced at a local tire shop. .

Wait, you put the tires on the rims IN YOUR DRIVEWAY with a few tools!??!
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Wait, you put the tires on the rims IN YOUR DRIVEWAY with a few tools!??!
Well, it wasn't easy, especially at first and having never done it before. Next time will be a breeze though. Making sure they were properly lubed after breaking the bead was the biggest factor in getting them off/on.
  1. Took the wheels/tires off
  2. Cleaned Wheels / deflated tires
  3. Used Harbor Freight bead breaker to break the bead
  4. Spent most of the time trying to figure out exactly how to remove tires after breaking bead (they make it look super easy on YouTube)
  5. Removed tires with tire irons, inspected rims, inspected TPMS
  6. Removed wheel weights / cleaned off adhesive (wanted the tire shop to start fresh)
  7. Installed tires on wheels, inflated, checked for leaks with Oatey leak detector left over from trying to find the air leak in the air suspension a few years ago
  8. Next day, took to the local Mavis and had them balanced
No issues with leaks or anything. Rides much better (don't look at the old tire tread) but still need to go check the alignment.

Old tires were run flats so the side wall was the biggest issue since they are so stiff. The mail man, who we're decent acquaintances with, came by while it was happening, watched the struggling, and he said "you'll never get that done". The next day, while checking for leaks and seeing if the PSI had changed at all before running to get them balanced, he came by again and I had my oldest helper roll one out to display and jump up and down like he just one the world championship.
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