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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-22-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By TriX5
Sorry, yes, I replaced the fuel filter. DPF...

Sorry, yes, I replaced the fuel filter. DPF already been out last year for cleaning. The sub-frame was dropped for that. Wish I had thought about the engine mounts then.

Thanks for letting me...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-22-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 143,810
Posted By TriX5
Reflilled the trans & TC yesterday, reset adaptations today.

Yesterday replaced the fuel filter, never fun. Buttoned up the trans and refilled it as well as the transfer case. It shifted better but still a bit edgy in DS. So, today hooked it up to ISTA and...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-22-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By TriX5
DIY'ers: Engine Mounts 35d, accessible from below?

Yesterday finished up with the service of the transmission, transfer case and the diesel filter. While I had the under body covers off it seemed to me that the engine mount bolts and the top nut are...
Forum: Non BMW SAV Items for Sale 09-20-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By TriX5
FS 2005 Toyota Tundra Double Cab SR5

This truck has been with us since October 2006 when it had 56k miles, acquired from Toyota dealer in Frederick, MD. They performed the recalls on the vehicle including the latest airbag changes. It...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-19-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 143,810
Posted By TriX5
Drained trans fluid and transfer case fluid. ...

Drained trans fluid and transfer case fluid. Took the trans pan down while on a creeper, not fun! Left it to drain overnight.

Watching 24h Le Mans today so trans and TC will wait till Monday...
Forum: The Lounge 09-19-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
Posted By TriX5
24hrs of Le Mans, race is on!!

Stream it on Motortrend TV. You can log on with your TV provider's log-in. I logged on with my YoutubeTV sub, but many other providers recognized as well.

Drove the Mulsanne straight last year...
Forum: The Lounge 09-19-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By TriX5
Nice! I'll PM you to get something setup.

Nice! I'll PM you to get something setup.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-19-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By TriX5
There is another valve in the EGR cooler. Check...

There is another valve in the EGR cooler. Check if it moves freely. On a recent major maintenance exercise I found mine was stuck open. Hard to get your hand in but with a bit of effort it should...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-18-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By TriX5
Got a used replacement shifter

Used item, hope it solves the codes. Should be here in a few days.

On a different note: Drained the trans and the transfer case. Then removed the four bolts from hell and removed the pan. ...
Forum: X6 (E71 and E72) Forum 09-15-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,204
Posted By TriX5
If I understand correctly, he has returned to the...

If I understand correctly, he has returned to the world of building garden sheds for a regular employer. Probably ran out of money as he left a Ford truck half finished, then did a vast amount on...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-14-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By TriX5
Auction sites, they are run by people who are in...

Auction sites, they are run by people who are in the trade and they see your car as a commodity, not as an individual item that is cared for meticulously. They want good looking cars but treat...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-13-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By TriX5
Picking this thread up again

Read the codes on the E70 with ISTA and for the shifter it says one switch is sticky, one is stuck. There are rather a lot of posts on Bimmerfest with the same issue as mine. [Here is one case...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-13-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By TriX5
Mine feels transformed, but I am at higher...

Mine feels transformed, but I am at higher mileage and I had been advised several times to replace the vacuum lines. But....the estimates were typically not far shy of 1k which is too much.
I...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-11-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By TriX5
OMG, Ridiculous! Where did those ponies come from and.....

....where have they been all this time? Decided to take it iff the jack stands and give it a whirl. The improvement in performance is insane! I even have brakes again! So, I guess my vacuum...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-11-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By TriX5
There is a video on Youtube of a complete...

There is a video on Youtube of a complete renovation of the engine of a mid-2000s 325i. Look for M539 restorations. He replaced lots of parts, particularly on the intake side. That vehicle was...
Forum: X5 (F15) Forum 09-10-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By TriX5
A 1000 options... :)

Tires are a very personal choice and perhaps you first need to decide if you want to stick with run flats. After that is the choice of all-season or summer HP. If you run winter tires during the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-09-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By TriX5
Cool It runs and quite smooth too.

Dieselfan, UR welcome :-) Trying to add some details about the process that I found hard to find despite many threads on this topic.

Last week I was reading Sunny-J's thread on his maintenance...
Forum: BMW SAV Items Wanted to Buy 09-09-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By TriX5
WTB: E70 Bumper cover rear w/ PDC, pre-facelift

For my 2009 E70 35 diesel. As title says, let me know what you have? Taking off the Euro tow-hitch soon. At the time of the install did not expect it to come back to the US and I cut the bumper...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-04-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By TriX5
Just got back from a short trip with a friend in...

Just got back from a short trip with a friend in his 2014 535d. Apparently there was a short span of time in which there was a US version of the 535d. He bought his (US spec) while stationed in...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-04-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By TriX5
E53 vs E70 is strangely not a terribly relevant...

E53 vs E70 is strangely not a terribly relevant comparison. I own one of each (should have traded them maybe......) and right now the E53 V8, after an extensive R&R for oil leaks and chain guides,...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-03-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By TriX5
One of the items that comes to mind is the oil...

One of the items that comes to mind is the oil sump, the X5 has the front diff bolted to it and pretty sure it is different from the 335d. Also the EGR is set up differently (but I think you deleted...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-03-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,162
Posted By TriX5
Many thanks!

Ordered them today. I replaced all three pressure converters and two vacuum valves (and all the rubber hoses). Hope to get the top side back together this weekend and test the car before crawling...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-03-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,162
Posted By TriX5
Sunny-J You did maintenance on your vac pump I...

Sunny-J
You did maintenance on your vac pump I see. What is the part number for the o-ring in the vac pump? In RealOem I see the one that seals the pump to the engine but not the one for the outer...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-30-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By TriX5
Hi Waykooljr, The banjo bolt is on the...

Hi Waykooljr,

The banjo bolt is on the passenger side of the engine and connects to the sensor with a rubber hose. The sensor is on the bracket behind the turbos and pretty much the only thing...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-29-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,291
Posted By TriX5
Yaaay! Congratulations!

Excellent news!!! Really happy you recovered it.

Get the WA insurance with theft added? Or is that not offered anymore? Used to be a great option. Much cheaper than all risks and only a...
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