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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum Yesterday, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 162
Posted By ard
Does BMW pair them with unique sport springs? or...

Does BMW pair them with unique sport springs? or are the springs the same sport vs non-sport?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum Yesterday, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 166
Posted By ard
Keep in mind that this isnt like your old cars......

Keep in mind that this isnt like your old cars...


Radio>>>AMP>>>Speakers


The amp is on 100% of the time..the speakers are on. They will 'play' certain warning sounds and chimes, even wht...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum Yesterday, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By ard
you mean the parts guy answering the phone? No...

you mean the parts guy answering the phone? No S.


What 'information about the car' are you seeking?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum Yesterday, 01:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 162
Posted By ard
yup. meaty and tough. Not like a stripper on...

yup. meaty and tough. Not like a stripper on Lucite heels.


Who WAS that guy?.....
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-19-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 162
Posted By ard
Anyone know the spring rates for the stock...

Anyone know the spring rates for the stock springs? And linear vs progressive?


Would be most useful to know in order to then specify replacements/performance upgrades.


With other...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-19-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By ard
You should do some research on vanos solenoids...

You should do some research on vanos solenoids and actuation...how to test them...the relationship between camshaft position control and cam sensor codes.


An issue with either of these could...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-19-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By ard
I'd get a new one. :cool:

I'd get a new one.


:cool:
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-19-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By ard
Some people have replaced the hcv to fix this...

Some people have replaced the hcv to fix this symptom

Some people have discovered a low freon charge and fixed their symptom that way. Lots actually

Why do people seem to think it has to be...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-19-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By ard
did you look up the codes? vanos code,...

did you look up the codes?


vanos code, camshaft code and 02 sensor code.


I would:


- run a Vanos function test
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-19-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By ard
A friend owns a tire store. BMWs have all sorts...

A friend owns a tire store. BMWs have all sorts of 'special pricing'.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-19-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By ard
Go to an AC shop, have them evac the system;...

Go to an AC shop, have them evac the system; measure the freon load; check for leaks.... The reload freon; top off to 1,53 lbs (as I recall). Add uv leak dye.

Don't refill using only gauges.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-19-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By ard
Lol It isn't. Unless you are talking to a...

Lol

It isn't. Unless you are talking to a shyster dealer/shop looking for excuses to $crew you.

Then there is the whole 'I wanna get rid of it, so not really gonna be honest nor push for...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-18-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 166
Posted By ard
have you inspected all connections in the...

have you inspected all connections in the trunk/boot/hatch for loose connections, evidence of any water intrusions OR light corrosion?


I do NOT think there is some sort of 'emergency shutdown...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-18-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By ard
Schematic? ...

Schematic?

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e70-x5-xdrive35d-sav/wiring-functional-info/body/lighting/interior-lighting/1Vnc9YwAk8
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-15-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By ard
AD was a $4000 option that was much sought after...

AD was a $4000 option that was much sought after by those in the know. (Clearly not in the 2nd, 3rd...5th- hand marketplace.)

Say to read someone will pick up a used car and have to report "yeah...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-15-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By ard
Hey, someone should start a branded DEF company. ...

Hey, someone should start a branded DEF company.


Some german/euro sounding name. Toss an umlaut in the name. Make some performance claims, better mileage....maybe 'green too'.... Buy the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-15-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,450
Posted By ard
Sorry, im not going to be a help. When Ive done...

Sorry, im not going to be a help. When Ive done this before, you are always fitting, testing, checking. Now you are past that point so you kind of only rely on the aftermarket vendor...and the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-14-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,450
Posted By ard
who did the work? did they leave out...

who did the work?



did they leave out parts?


when they put it together did they very carefully make sure the final result would duplicate the OE fitment???
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-14-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By ard
def is def Ive used BMW (5 gal happened...

def is def


Ive used BMW (5 gal happened to show up in the back of my car once...), ive used home depot brand....
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-14-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By ard
Ditto. Soak over the course of days.... proper...

Ditto. Soak over the course of days.... proper tool...big hammer. Since you are putting in a new balljoint anyway, slam that beatch.


I actually clamp on the balljoint tool, tighten it just...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-12-2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By ard
Good advice. Im biased with michelin. ...

Good advice.


Im biased with michelin. Have them on 5 vehicles.


I have the latitude HP ZPs on 19" rims, a 'square' set up (same size all 4 corners) 255/50-19. This means you can rotate...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-11-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By ard
If you look at your read out from the VIN decode,...

If you look at your read out from the VIN decode, I expect you will see "sport suspension delete"? Yes?

Which means you have the standard X5 suspension.


If you buy an X5M (not an 'option',...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-10-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By ard
Someone will correct me, but your 2012 has a...

Someone will correct me, but your 2012 has a standard suspension. The 'sport' has nothing to do with 'performance, handling, ride,etc' only some trim.


There are M versions, with different...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-09-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By ard
Yikes. Don't you ask this BEFORE you set...

Yikes.


Don't you ask this BEFORE you set a price?!? ;)



Hey, water under the bridge.... WELCOME to XOutpost!

Take your VIN (actually the last 7) and enter it into a BMW decoder...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-08-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By ard
little bits of metal in that fluid or not ...

little bits of metal in that fluid or not


www.newtis.info for factory replacement procedures....
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