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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-31-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,378
Posted By Lambeau
Update On Delete

Almost 5 years and now at 202,000 miles and never an issue on this X since the delete. Same trans also and haven't changed the filter since I was at less than 100,000 miles. Used the lowest cost...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-22-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,973
Posted By Lambeau
stampfki, Did you ever order this part? I'm...

stampfki,
Did you ever order this part? I'm looking at a pair of front axle shafts on Ebay for $149. I have no problems with mine but have 190,000 miles on my 2011 Diesel and want to replace them...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-17-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 38,945
Posted By Lambeau
I'm at 188,XXX miles and have used nothing but...

I'm at 188,XXX miles and have used nothing but Mobil 1 since I got it at 90,XXX miles.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-11-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,706
Posted By Lambeau
There are many in this thread to prove you...

There are many in this thread to prove you otherwise with not one instance of reusing the bolts causing an issue. There is in fact many more instances that they didn't fail than did. You have zero...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-11-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,706
Posted By Lambeau
Real-world 100,000 miles of proof Trumps opinions...

Real-world 100,000 miles of proof Trumps opinions every time.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-11-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,706
Posted By Lambeau
If you want to fall for the BS BMW pushes to...

If you want to fall for the BS BMW pushes to screw as many people as possible that's fine. I have almost 100,000 miles on the RE-USED bolts which is more valuable testament than your opinion.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-08-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 55,903
Posted By Lambeau
I can smell the diesel fumes outside the vehicle...

I can smell the diesel fumes outside the vehicle but I've never smelled any inside.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-07-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 55,903
Posted By Lambeau
93,000 miles with this mod and 185,000 total...

93,000 miles with this mod and 185,000 total miles on the X and STILL perfect with ZERO issues.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-07-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,785
Posted By Lambeau
I deleted the DPF/CAT/EGR cooler 85,000 miles ago...

I deleted the DPF/CAT/EGR cooler 85,000 miles ago using the kit from this company with ZERO issues like many have experienced with other kits.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-07-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,419
Posted By Lambeau
Now with 185,000 miles total and 85,000 miles...

Now with 185,000 miles total and 85,000 miles later and ZERO issues with using the same bolts. I've never touched them again and ZERO issues. I can purchase more gunpowder and primers to reload...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-04-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,844
Posted By Lambeau
Yes, the balancer is original. I've never heard...

Yes, the balancer is original. I've never heard of a balancer going bad.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-02-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,844
Posted By Lambeau
I'm at 185,000 & the only things I've replaced...

I'm at 185,000 & the only things I've replaced are the front sway bar end links, right front wheel bearing, & the idler pulley bolt. Everything else has been perfect. But, at 90,000 miles I deleted...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-07-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,240
Posted By Lambeau
I've done the front bearings and they just tapped...

I've done the front bearings and they just tapped on easily. When the main center nut is tightened, it draws it on fully. Not sure if the rear bearings would be the same concept.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-07-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,240
Posted By Lambeau
I also want to do this as preventive maintenance...

I also want to do this as preventive maintenance with 182K miles on my 2011. I already have the bearings and am putting it off until I make more realizations as to what's involved.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-03-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,504
Posted By Lambeau
WHY couldn't anyone do this themselves??? I did...

WHY couldn't anyone do this themselves??? I did this myself and I never purged the system and that was over 75,000 miles ago with zero issues. It's clear why independent shops and BMW dealerships...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-12-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,809
Posted By Lambeau
You mean like your ford truck?

You mean like your ford truck?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-12-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,809
Posted By Lambeau
Good thing all this is, is an opinion. I've had...

Good thing all this is, is an opinion. I've had many compliments on how the 265/60/18 Goodyear Duratracs make this look to be more manly and capable instead of a soccer mom car.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-10-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,809
Posted By Lambeau
I run the DuraTracs in that exact same size on my...

I run the DuraTracs in that exact same size on my 2011 35d with no issues. Amazing tires. Fills the wheel well and looks better too. PM me with your cell # & I'll text you a picture.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-28-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,863
Posted By Lambeau
175,000 miles on my transmission and towed a...

175,000 miles on my transmission and towed a 5,000# camper 280 miles this past weekend with no issues. Performed the filter and fluid change at 100,000 miles and just a fluid change at 174,000...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-06-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,863
Posted By Lambeau
Originally changed my filter/fluid at about...

Originally changed my filter/fluid at about 100,000 miles and yesterday at 173,000 changed just the fluid. Again used Pentosin NOT recommended BMW fluid. Have towed heavy trailers many miles (to...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-06-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,505
Posted By Lambeau
Originally did this at about 100,000 miles and...

Originally did this at about 100,000 miles and yesterday at 173,000 changed just the fluid. Fluid looked pretty good when I drained it. Again used Pentosin. Have towed heavy trailers many miles...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-04-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,706
Posted By Lambeau
I re-used the bolts and filled it to the bottom...

I re-used the bolts and filled it to the bottom of the fill hole and now have 73,000 miles driven since I did this with ZERO issues. BMW specifies exactly 600ml and to re-use the bolts so it...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-21-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By Lambeau
Thanks Rob. I'll order those parts next. For...

Thanks Rob. I'll order those parts next. For the driveshaft, I typed in my last 7 digits of the VIN but that's a repair reimbursement. I haven't had the repair done. I'll try to find a page that...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-21-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By Lambeau
Suspension Preventive Maintenance

171,000 on my 2011 35d and just replaced the front wheel bearing assemblies because one of them was making noise and replaced the front sway bar end links at 160,000 but they were fine. Instead of...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-11-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,705
Posted By Lambeau
Did the other front bearing assembly today since...

Did the other front bearing assembly today since I had the time and have a few more pointers. I didn't remove most of what the guy did in the video. All I removed was the wheel, caliper, and the...
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