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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-17-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 184,150
Posted By Ricky Bobby
Well I am chasing a random error which either...

Well I am chasing a random error which either means I need a charge pipe sensor or a retune -

Ordered a charge pipe sensor to cover my bases - will update if I need a retune -
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-17-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Ricky Bobby
Crankshaft position sensor it was! The best $160...

Crankshaft position sensor it was! The best $160 in labor I spent for an $80 sensor, the guys at the shop said it was not fun - at least I know the MAP sensor and the cam sensor are new as well now...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-13-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Ricky Bobby
It was the crankshaft position sensor above the...

It was the crankshaft position sensor above the flywheel at back of engine -

I happily paid the $160 in labor to R&R the sensor as the starter had to come out and its almost a blind job - she's...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-13-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Ricky Bobby
I second FCP - Although I don't buy the...

I second FCP -

Although I don't buy the 'kits' I tend to buy the parts individually - for example they have a Glow plug service kit, comes with all intake manifold gaskets, 6 glow plugs, and...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-27-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Ricky Bobby
For $180 I'd replace the 6 glow plugs at the time...

For $180 I'd replace the 6 glow plugs at the time of the module -



For what its worth, BMW was backordered with no ETA on the module, and FCP was out with no ETA for the Beru (OE), as well as...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-27-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By Ricky Bobby
The engine won't care whether its 5-30, 0-30, or...

The engine won't care whether its 5-30, 0-30, or 5-40 if just topping off with a quart


I'd be safe with a 5-30 but I have been using 5w-40 Rotella T6 since the vehicle had 40k miles - I also am...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-27-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Ricky Bobby
Oh I removed all those stickers LOL

Oh I removed all those stickers LOL
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-27-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Ricky Bobby
2nd the vote for ProTool as well as the...

2nd the vote for ProTool as well as the Bimmergeeks cable - Coding is easy as can be and diagnostics as well - and a plus is you can use the flashing cable with your tablet and XHP Flash tool

...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-27-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Ricky Bobby
Cam sensor on top of the engine by oil fill cap...

Cam sensor on top of the engine by oil fill cap and crankshaft sensor (the one I believe is failing on mine) is under the manifold and above the starter


The X5 is going in next week for manifold...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-23-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Ricky Bobby
I agree and after more research I purchased a new...

I agree and after more research I purchased a new cam sensor (top of engine) and crank sensor (back of engine) -



Crank sensor I ordered the "OE", Bosch - They make the genuine sensor I just...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-21-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Ricky Bobby
Random stalling at lower speeds - Surging at higher speeds

Two random issues going on and wanted to document in case someone comes across -



Bone stock 82k miles 2013 X5D -



This one is actually scary enough to my wife that the car randomly...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-21-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Ricky Bobby
Its actually funny that you post that - because...

Its actually funny that you post that - because that is exactly what is happening to me as well, on a 2013 X5D in Alpine White -



Scary enough issue that my wife is not going to drive it any...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-12-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By Ricky Bobby
LCI tails are LED for the "running lamp" section...

LCI tails are LED for the "running lamp" section in the light -



The turn signal, brake lamp, and reverse lamp if you look at the housing are all halogen bulbs -


You need 2 sets of 7506...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-12-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By Ricky Bobby
Takes about 15 seconds - Go in trunk, take trim...

Takes about 15 seconds - Go in trunk, take trim panel off (the carpeted ones with the pull handles that cover the tail lights) - unplug harness, squeeze clips to release the "tree" of bulbs -


...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-12-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By Ricky Bobby
^I agree with you - sometimes the newest best...

^I agree with you - sometimes the newest best brightest technology takes some time to become proficient and reliable, think about the old days with the original few versions of Morimoto rings, they...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,213
Posted By Ricky Bobby
From what I understand it just gives you the most...

From what I understand it just gives you the most up to date files for your INPA / EDIABAS / NCS etc software suite depending on the generation -



Sometimes if you are coding or doing...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,213
Posted By Ricky Bobby
Ahhh I just upgraded to what I thought was newest...

Ahhh I just upgraded to what I thought was newest and was V60 - shoot now I have to do it again!


The nice part though is using the BMW Coding Tool to update the Daten and Winkfp - its literally...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,359
Posted By Ricky Bobby
Depo's sound like the way to go if you are...

Depo's sound like the way to go if you are "starting fresh" - I know the rings have proved reliable and are super bright - its just I don't think the xenon projector that comes in them is very good,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-10-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,359
Posted By Ricky Bobby
You should take a trip to Lightwerkz in Oakland...

You should take a trip to Lightwerkz in Oakland NJ - dude knows his stuff and the game is much different than 5 years ago, but he is definitely not the "cut a hole and JB weld it" type, they always...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-10-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,359
Posted By Ricky Bobby
I hear you on that - I tossed my OE E53 lights,...

I hear you on that - I tossed my OE E53 lights, 2003 made, because of the "permaseal" which was near impossible to get open without hours and hours of baking and labor and razor blades, back in 2014....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-10-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,335
Posted By Ricky Bobby
If anything, I highly recommend using a dedicated...

If anything, I highly recommend using a dedicated laptop - they can be had very affordably now, my Dell D620 is nothing fancy when I purchased in 2014 and I think I paid $75 for it -



Pay...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-10-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,359
Posted By Ricky Bobby
I personally like the "traditional DEPO" ones...

I personally like the "traditional DEPO" ones better than the LED amber turn -


...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-10-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,335
Posted By Ricky Bobby
All free links for download on...

All free links for download on www.bimmergeeks.net


There's also a "Mikes Easy BMW Tools" install link on E90Post or on Bimmerpost


I bought the cable with the software suite from Romania...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-09-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By Ricky Bobby
^Glad to see you are taking care of her man - I...

^Glad to see you are taking care of her man - I have no clue whether I'm keeping mine long haul or not, but I won't just do the "bare minimum" until I have to sell it - Heres my list within the next...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-09-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By Ricky Bobby
^Bake the Depo's and buy the LED rings from...

^Bake the Depo's and buy the LED rings from fishcake321 on Ebay - you can add some sealant to them and retrofit a projector if you want at the same time -



The T5 bulbs look spotty and...
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