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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-12-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By Mackskibum
Not the bulb. Xenon is same brightness all the...

Not the bulb. Xenon is same brightness all the time. There is a shield that moves via electrical signal to allow full exposure for high beam. Check wiring or maybe solenoid is stuck.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-11-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,483
Posted By Mackskibum
Stanadyne Performance Formula. Only additive...

Stanadyne Performance Formula. Only additive marketed by a diesel fuel injection component manufacturer.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-03-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,730
Posted By Mackskibum
Go to a Napa or the like and get a replacement CV...

Go to a Napa or the like and get a replacement CV clamp. Nothing special about those. If you aren't picky, you could use a worm drive hose clamp temporarily.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-01-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,730
Posted By Mackskibum
Here's a 100k miles list: Active tank and...

Here's a 100k miles list:

Active tank and EGR cooler replaced under warranty.

At my expense DIY:

Thermostat x 2
GP module
All 3 pieces of the cowl under hood
Butterfly valve
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-01-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By Mackskibum
If the system thinks the driver 's door is open,...

If the system thinks the driver 's door is open, the trans will engage park if your foot is not on the brake This is from memory. maybe someone else will chime in.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-17-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 88,751
Posted By Mackskibum
2 hours should do it as long as the egr cooler...

2 hours should do it as long as the egr cooler bolts come out and go back in easy.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-08-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,698
Posted By Mackskibum
There's on additional component to this. Bedding...

There's on additional component to this. Bedding is important. So is torque. You will not have problems, in general, if the shop uses a hand torque wrench. Most will not- they use a wobble stick...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 05-03-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By Mackskibum
Having performed this myself, a couple of points....

Having performed this myself, a couple of points.
1. You can close the hatch. It is possible to power from a jump battery under hood using the 12v and ground points designed for jump start.

2....
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-20-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,104
Posted By Mackskibum
You guys are too new to the forum to know ard. He...

You guys are too new to the forum to know ard. He may seem abrasive, but he knows his stuff because he is in the mechanic business. Not as a shade tree, but makes his living as a mechanic.

There...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-09-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Mackskibum
One note of caution on ps leaks. Pay close...

One note of caution on ps leaks. Pay close attention to the crimps on the hoses. Routing can be interesting with a banjo to rubber to crimp to bent steel to rubber to banjo on both pressure and...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-03-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,549
Posted By Mackskibum
#10 here: common problem RealOEM.com -...

#10 here: common problem

RealOEM.com - Online BMW Parts Catalog (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=FF03-USA-12-2009-E70-BMW-X5_35d&diagId=51_6430)
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-31-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,822
Posted By Mackskibum
You need to separate normal maintenance from...

You need to separate normal maintenance from failures.

Tires, brakes, suspension wear parts, etc are normal for any vehicle. FRM, GPCM, throttle body, etc. would be considered failures.

FWIW,...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-28-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By Mackskibum
That's the normal engine to chassis ground cable....

That's the normal engine to chassis ground cable. It's a common failure point due to corrosion. On my 08 535 it was n the same condition.

The other main ground is next to the battery. Double...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-28-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By Mackskibum
There's more going on there tan the gp module....

There's more going on there tan the gp module. Did you clear the codes?

Our 2010 with failed gp module started at 5F. Rattled for 45 seconds but it started. Those codes may be from low voltage/...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-04-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,943
Posted By Mackskibum
+1 My guess is we won't know for a while....

+1

My guess is we won't know for a while. There's a list of possible solutions that weren't considered prior to replacing the starter.

It amazes me that people won't pay attention to those...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-28-2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,943
Posted By Mackskibum
Maybe you have a faulty ground. Take a jumper...

Maybe you have a faulty ground. Take a jumper cable and create an alternate ground path from engine to the ground lug used for jump,starting. 11.89 is dead. It wil not crank. Use a known good...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-27-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By Mackskibum
I'm not sure you have a problem. You might try...

I'm not sure you have a problem. You might try and reset adaptations and see what the transmission "learns" about how you drive. Our 2010 does the same thing- not a slip- just a lazy engage. It done...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-10-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,198
Posted By Mackskibum
Check your operating temperature. You may have a...

Check your operating temperature. You may have a failed thermostat causing glow plug activity for longer than designed. Could just be a bad plug, but .....
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-27-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By Mackskibum
Ok. Search for how to access hidden menu. Then...

Ok. Search for how to access hidden menu. Then check the operating temperature.

Read this thread carefully.
...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-26-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By Mackskibum
The first thing is to figure out why it is...

The first thing is to figure out why it is putting unburned fuel in the exhaust. No codes?

Could be a faulty injector, sensor, thermostat, etc. You didn't give us much to go on.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-21-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,394
Posted By Mackskibum
Posted but some reason didn't stick. I had 2...

Posted but some reason didn't stick. I had 2 issues-

1. When I re-pinned the connector, I reversed two pins. I did this after the replacement actuator stopped working and doubled up my problem. ...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-21-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,394
Posted By Mackskibum
Two fold. When I re-pinned the connector, I...

Two fold. When I re-pinned the connector, I reversed 2 pins. This was complicated by the fact that one of the terminals on the motor inside the actuator had broken off. I put the pins in the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-05-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,504
Posted By Mackskibum
I'm not sure why you're stuck on $700 repair....

I'm not sure why you're stuck on $700 repair. Pierburg (thru FCP Euro) is the oem supplier. $236.49 gets a new one. Took less than an hour in my driveway. No coding required. CEL will reset on its...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-19-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,366
Posted By Mackskibum
Here's a link that explains. E60 but E70 is the...

Here's a link that explains. E60 but E70 is the same

https://wiki.bentleypublishers.com/plugins/servlet/mobile#content/view/66617346
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-18-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,366
Posted By Mackskibum
I THINK the sensors are two stage. One stage...

I THINK the sensors are two stage. One stage wears to a point where the nanny can calculate the remaining mileage. When the other wears through you get the warning. I'm sure someone else will chime...
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