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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum Yesterday, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,700
Posted By ard
IMO if the tube were 'off' you could feed in feet...

IMO if the tube were 'off' you could feed in feet of line.... I think
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum Yesterday, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,635
Posted By ard
Is your 'standard 12v charger' capable of...

Is your 'standard 12v charger' capable of charging an AGM battery? If it is, then it should work fine.

If your car was service by a BMW dealer begore you purchased it, not surprising to have a...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-04-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By ard
did you ever fix this???

did you ever fix this???
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-02-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By ard
my guess as well. Could have failed slightly...

my guess as well. Could have failed slightly open?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-02-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By ard
Nice. Yes, the foxwell lets you...

Nice.



Yes, the foxwell lets you access IHKA functions.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-02-2019, 03:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By ard
Thanks for posting. IMO, it was...

Thanks for posting.


IMO, it was surprising to read you FIRST went to a starter replacement.


Usually I recommend things that are FREE or LOW COST first. Ground strap is $0 to test. A new...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-01-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By ard
what code reader? Just an OBD reader? You...

what code reader? Just an OBD reader?

You want something that can interrogate the climate system and reset it


some interesting reading on similar...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-30-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By ard
Does the fan motor itself run??? (You just talk...

Does the fan motor itself run??? (You just talk about 2 bars on the display- no discussion of the actual motion of air..)


There may be some stuff you can look at with a proper BMW codereader...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-29-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By ard
No, it's an hour or two job,

No, it's an hour or two job,
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-26-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By ard
what did the mechanic say, in terms of why there...

what did the mechanic say, in terms of why there is a -70 psi reading?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-26-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By ard
When you say 'fuel problem', are you thinking...

When you say 'fuel problem', are you thinking 'something wrong with the gasoline itself'?!? No, that is NOT the issue.

I suppose there could be some injector or fuel pump issue, but I tend to...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-26-2019, 02:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By ard
Have you replaced the O2 sensors yet? At the...

Have you replaced the O2 sensors yet? At the least the two pre-cat sensors. The replacement interval is 100k, you are 25k over.


So, lets get that done.


reference:...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-26-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By ard
I forget what BMW calls the exec package ...in...

I forget what BMW calls the exec package ...in Canada...in 2013...


From a canada review of a 2013 I foud:


In 2013, BMW sells cars with certain 'packages' that define a group of...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-26-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By ard
Assume everything in the ad is a lie. ...

Assume everything in the ad is a lie.


Enter the VIN into a BMW options/vin decoder.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-26-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By ard
been traveling, will look at this tonight, give...

been traveling, will look at this tonight, give you some thoughts. And yes, $5 pissed away
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-25-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By ard
If the ball joint failed that quick..super weird.

If the ball joint failed that quick..super weird.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-25-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By ard
Yes. Ista allows the valve circuits in the abs...

Yes. Ista allows the valve circuits in the abs unit to be opened to drive bubbles out...but you still need to flush each wheel.

It can be a real pita.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-25-2019, 02:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By ard
re: control arm aka tension strut....when it was...

re: control arm aka tension strut....when it was replaced was it tightened UNDER FULL LOAD?

If not, the resulting 'twist' and load, can result in failure in a month or two
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-24-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By ard
Thanks for the update. You purchased w 25k...

Thanks for the update.

You purchased w 25k miles? And someone had already been out of warranty and replaced them w Akebonos?

25k or 125k?

!!!


I assume you've checked mileage, records,...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-22-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By ard
just one? New or used? OE or aftermarket?

just one? New or used? OE or aftermarket?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-21-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By ard
Sounds good. However, the issue with "BMW...

Sounds good.


However, the issue with "BMW Specific" codes is not the words that are associated with a numeric code; it can be the code ITSELF. Youd like to think a code is a code- a number- and...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-21-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By ard
I'm unfamiliar e veepeak. You want a reader that...

I'm unfamiliar e veepeak. You want a reader that can decode BMW specific codes, not just OBD.

On timing issues... Your conclusion is only true for large, persistent errors. Slight timing lags...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-21-2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By ard
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11317502048
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-20-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By ard
Miles? Original O2 sensors? Classic...

Miles?

Original O2 sensors?


Classic failure mode for cat efficiency is for a motor to run very rich, which 'swamps' the O2 sensors and causes them to think the cat is bad. Saw a TON of cat...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-19-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By ard
If the noise is coming from the diff, then a...

If the noise is coming from the diff, then a fluid change isnt a 'fix'. Might change it for a while.


I just buy OE fluids if there is no direct replacement.... just not that much additional...
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