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Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 03-12-2018, 08:57 PM
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Views: 551
Posted By clinkinfo
05 x3 3.0 cranks but will not start

So Ive done a bunch of searching and havent found a good explination/solution for this one, so I figured Id post in and see what suggestions anyone might have (maybe they encountered this before)....
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-09-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,768
Posted By clinkinfo
I had the issue a while ago, so my memory is not...

I had the issue a while ago, so my memory is not great on how exactly that connection attached BUT I do remember, the first time I put that back together in that exact spot I didn't pay close...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-08-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,866
Posted By clinkinfo
It amazes me how people like to post things on...

It amazes me how people like to post things on the internet.

As I said in post 14, it was the starter. The car is back running and driving. The diagnostics clearly told me it was the starter, it...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-08-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,866
Posted By clinkinfo
My “writing” that no one helped? I have no clue...

My “writing” that no one helped? I have no clue what the hell you are talking about. Where exactly do I write “no one helped me”? All I did was tell you how to change the starter in a E70 4.8,...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-08-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,866
Posted By clinkinfo
Man the membership on this board is weird. Im...

Man the membership on this board is weird. Im pretty sure in post #14 I clearly tell you my starter is dead.

Changing the starter immediately fixed the problem.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-08-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,866
Posted By clinkinfo
No, I actually located it before you posted it,...

No, I actually located it before you posted it, but thanks anyway. Not sure what all the attitude is about. I was 80% confident where it was located without the parts diagram based on the other 8...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-03-2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,866
Posted By clinkinfo
So I figured Id circle back around and update...

So I figured Id circle back around and update the post since I struggled to find any good information specifically about the starter on the E70 4.8.

I can confirm, the starter location is under...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-03-2017, 04:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,866
Posted By clinkinfo
It's hysterical to me. I'm telling you what I've...

It's hysterical to me. I'm telling you what I've done, but folks still like to say it can't happen. Yes, if the battery is REALLY dead, it's harder to start a car with a jump, but guess what,...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-03-2017, 04:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,866
Posted By clinkinfo
Starters are huge failure items on BMW's and...

Starters are huge failure items on BMW's and these trucks, I'm not sure where you're getting that from. There's TONS of discussions about busted starters, just not a lot of DIY info on the 4.8...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-28-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,866
Posted By clinkinfo
You made the generalized statement that jump...

You made the generalized statement that jump start boxes do not start BMWs.

I have started multiple BMWs with jump start boxes, never had a failure to start with a jumper box actually.

Im...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-28-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,866
Posted By clinkinfo
The starter is toast. Can anyone confirm,...

The starter is toast.

Can anyone confirm, is the starter on the 4.8 located on the bottom of the engine on the passenger side like the 5.0 engine, or under the intake manifold like the 3.0? Or...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-28-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,866
Posted By clinkinfo
You are kidding right? BMWs are 12V cars,...

You are kidding right? BMWs are 12V cars, jumper boxes start them all the time. There are 5 in my family alone in the northeast, everyone has delt with a dead battery at some point and every one...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-27-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,866
Posted By clinkinfo
Again, with a starter box attached, same...

Again, with a starter box attached, same symptoms. So its not the voltage to the starter.

Just to put that to rest, I attached a different battery, same symptom. No motion from the starter. I...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-27-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,866
Posted By clinkinfo
The issue though, Im getting no action or...

The issue though, Im getting no action or attempt for the starter to activate. No cranking sound, no attempt to crank, nothing. I recognize 11.86 is low, but shouldnt be low enough to cut off the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-27-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,866
Posted By clinkinfo
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-26-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,866
Posted By clinkinfo
Will not start condition 08 4.8 with error codes

Ok, so my 2008 X5 4.8 wont start. Not a battery issue, thats been disconnected and charged fully to make sure (although Im at 11.86 volts, which seems a bit low, but the starter isnt making any...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-13-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 58,671
Posted By clinkinfo
Look, you're entitled to whatever opinion you...

Look, you're entitled to whatever opinion you want, But you realize that's a 25 year old story, right? That's like me telling you that my 1991 3 series somehow represents something about my...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-13-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 58,671
Posted By clinkinfo
You're kidding right? A loaded tahoe is in the...

You're kidding right? A loaded tahoe is in the same price range as an X5. And as for safety, go read about the x3 transmission problems sticking people in oncoming traffic and their dealings with...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-13-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 58,671
Posted By clinkinfo
Sorry, to drag up an old thread but I get so sick...

Sorry, to drag up an old thread but I get so sick of reading this misinformed marketing crap. BMW is a car manufacturer. They make cars with the same heating, cooling, lubrication, all the systems...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-05-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,547
Posted By clinkinfo
We have similar opinions, skill sets, and...

We have similar opinions, skill sets, and backgrounds. Unfortunately, similar experiences as well. I agree with the comment about poorly engineered, there are parts of these cars that frankly are. ...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-01-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,768
Posted By clinkinfo
It was unpleasent, lets leave it at that :) ...

It was unpleasent, lets leave it at that :)

I can tell you, after all that work, I have been getting an odd enjoyment from opening and closing my hood. so stupid.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-01-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,768
Posted By clinkinfo
Yeah, this is a stupid failure and a surprising...

Yeah, this is a stupid failure and a surprising amount of pain 🙄

I forgot to mention, I used a hook tool from the top opening to get it back into position because my hands couldn't fit all the way...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-30-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,768
Posted By clinkinfo
So I'm back. It turns out, my passenger side...

So I'm back. It turns out, my passenger side cable was shot. Don't know if there's much you can do preventatively, I guess if you experience any hood "issues", I wouldn't hesitate to change the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-28-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,547
Posted By clinkinfo
But respectfully, that's one car model. I've had...

But respectfully, that's one car model. I've had a cross section of BMW models that are all having issues, not just one model with one problem. And frankly, to say the problems are minor is just...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-25-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,768
Posted By clinkinfo
I will. It's interesting that the passenger side...

I will. It's interesting that the passenger side cable looks Like the most likely failure. That cable runs behind the radiator in front of the engine and would seemingly be exposed to a lot of...
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