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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-09-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By dalecan
My earth cable was fine, but glad I checked. Temp...

My earth cable was fine, but glad I checked. Temp is now running nicely at 88 deg C. I swear the car feels better :)
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-29-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By dalecan
EGR clean

Because I was changing my thermostat and had the EGR cooler removed I decided to clean the throttle body and EGR. The car has 100k and these have never been cleaned before. Boy, were they dirty. It...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-29-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By dalecan
Interesting video explanation of DPF

I thought this was a really informative idiots guide video to the diesel engines and DPF etc. I know know nothing about the oils advertised at the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzRR8BTVsyw
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-27-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By dalecan
Given that the intake manifold was not coming off...

Given that the intake manifold was not coming off there was no need, or desire, to replace all 6 glow plugs. After replacing the module the error code disappeared. Hence, the fault was in the module...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-22-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By dalecan
I dropped one of the bloody nuts from the...

I dropped one of the bloody nuts from the controller and spent ages trying to find it :)

My temps are only getting in the low 70s. Everything I've read points to around 88 deg C.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-22-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By dalecan
Thanks Bandit4X4, I'll have to have a look at...

Thanks Bandit4X4, I'll have to have a look at that. I'm doing the thermostat this weekend.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-21-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By dalecan
Glow plug error

Hi everyone,

Like many I've had the glow plug error for #5 plug. I've read a lot of posts on this and decided to just replace the glow plug module and see if that worked (as it has for others). I...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-24-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By dalecan
So, rather than losing my $500 insurance...

So, rather than losing my $500 insurance deductible I purchased new glass on ebay; this only cost $200.
Replacing the glass was super easy and only required removing 2 gaiters and 6 small screws....
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-16-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By dalecan
Why, are they stronger?

Why, are they stronger?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-16-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By dalecan
panoramic sunroof

So I was driving along the freeway at normal speeds when my sunroof exploded. It was like a shotgun went off and the glass was everywhere. The car is a 2012 X5d with 85k on on the clock.
Has anyone...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-28-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,095
Posted By dalecan
I just got my drivers side replaced yesterday at...

I just got my drivers side replaced yesterday at Seattle BMW. They do not have the passenger side in stock at the moment, and it's likely to be around Christmas before they do.

I had an X4 for a...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-05-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,886
Posted By dalecan
Lovely car, welcome aboard.

Lovely car, welcome aboard.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 05-21-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,250
Posted By dalecan
My window stopped working and the FRM was at...

My window stopped working and the FRM was at fault. It was replaced under extended warranty (which I wasn't aware of at the time). Mines a 12 X5d.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 05-21-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,335
Posted By dalecan
Absolute bargain. Nice find.

Absolute bargain. Nice find.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 05-12-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,960
Posted By dalecan
I just had my driveshaft recall completed...

I just had my driveshaft recall completed yesterday at BMW Seattle. Mine is a 2012 35d.
I got an X3 as a loaner car and the steering was super light (electric) and it was crap.....really horrible.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-26-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,960
Posted By dalecan
I called BMW Seattle this morning and they are...

I called BMW Seattle this morning and they are ordering the parts for me. It wouldn't surprise me if I get a call back saying the parts are UNavailable. lol.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-25-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,960
Posted By dalecan
I got my letter yesterday and it states Remedy...

I got my letter yesterday and it states Remedy Available. I need to book her in with BMW Seattle. Now, if only they could get the airbags sorted.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-10-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,299
Posted By dalecan
I had my active tank replaced a couple of weeks...

I had my active tank replaced a couple of weeks ago all at the cost of the dealer. Although I had just under 70k on the clock.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-27-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,218
Posted By dalecan
That's exactly what I suspected.

That's exactly what I suspected.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-26-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,218
Posted By dalecan
DEF active tank

2012 X5d with 67k on the clock.

Like many people, after the service engine light came on I pulled the p004BAC fault code using Carly. It stated it was the reducing agent active tank level sensor....
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-16-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By dalecan
You know the bra is likely to scratch the...

You know the bra is likely to scratch the paintwork, right?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-14-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,576
Posted By dalecan
You have to remove the door cards to get those...

You have to remove the door cards to get those pieces of. From memory, the dash parts just pull out, be gentle though. The piece on the glove box does not come off.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-13-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,859
Posted By dalecan
Is it more apparent under hard acceleration,...

Is it more apparent under hard acceleration, compared with gradual acceleration?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-07-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,960
Posted By dalecan
Nice outcome,I'm glad they covered it. I would...

Nice outcome,I'm glad they covered it. I would stay firm and insist on reimbursement of the towing. Hmmm, I need to look at my 2012.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-28-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,258
Posted By dalecan
Fair one. I had my own 3.5d in mind.

Fair one. I had my own 3.5d in mind.
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