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Forum: The Lounge 09-13-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By MW3Designs
What X5 should I buy?

I think I talked myself out of the 50i, seems that itís the headache of the trio. I do tow, and the salvage rebuild I have been driving (Chevy Traverse) is not up to the task.

So if you guys had...
Forum: The Lounge 09-12-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By MW3Designs
What X5 should I buy?

Ok, so I sold my 07 X5 4.8i, and I am getting a newer one, maybe 2012 or so. I keep going back and fourth on engines.... do I want a diesel, the 35i or the big 50i? At first I was all about the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-19-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By MW3Designs
Heat only when RPMs are up

I donít know if this is relevant, but I was just looking at live data on the scanner. First pic is when Iím stopped at a red light, second pic when Iím driving. Big difference, just have to figure...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-01-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By MW3Designs
Heat only when RPMs are up

I took the old X5 out to pick up a xMas Tree today, and the window was not defrosting, and fogging up while driving. I put my hand in front of the vent cold air. I thought, she must be cold, but...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-25-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,257
Posted By MW3Designs
Iíve finally found a few 35dís, but the mileage...

Iíve finally found a few 35dís, but the mileage is high 140-170k?


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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-20-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By MW3Designs
What motor is it? Sent from my iPhone...

What motor is it?


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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-20-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,257
Posted By MW3Designs
Thinking about buying a Diesel X5

Iím having a rough time finding the right 35d. Found a few through the Manheim Auction in New Jersey, but they might be rough.

Is there a place I can list my existing 07 X5 4.8i on here for parts...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-19-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,257
Posted By MW3Designs
I have the same front suspension issues with mine...

I have the same front suspension issues with mine now as well. I do tow a lot with my 4.8, but I bet the towing is better with the diesel. Gonna have to learn about the delete and tune, but should be...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-18-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,257
Posted By MW3Designs
Thinking about buying a Diesel X5

OK, I think I am finally succumbing to the issues my X5 keeps having, and I think it might be time to move on to a slightly newer model year. This time I think I want to go with a 35d, but I want to...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-04-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By MW3Designs
Winter Setup 255/55/18 to 235/55/18

My winter setup tires Blizzak 255/55/18 have no life left, and I have a set of 235/55/18 Blizzaks from another car that are in great shape. I was just curious if anyone might have ran this size on...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-21-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By MW3Designs
I should have known to test it with all the...

I should have known to test it with all the accessories on. I will run that test in the AM.

I brought my battery into my local battery store, private owned good guys, and it was testing a bit on...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-10-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By MW3Designs
I took the battery into my local battery shop,...

I took the battery into my local battery shop, they tested it and said it was good.


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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-10-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By MW3Designs
BMW ISTA/D alternator check

This is as far as I got until my laptop battery died. My diagnostic laptop is a relic:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191011/483c210447d74e6a8f45de9de820c0cc.jpg

Noticed this as well on a...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-10-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By MW3Designs
BMW ISTA/D alternator check

Need to check my alternator, clock is always losing time, and the past couple days had some hard starts. Anyone know specifically where to test the alternator in ISTA/D?


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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-05-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By MW3Designs
4.8 Oil Leak Drivers Side

Chasing down an oil leak on my 07 4.8, at first it was just a few drops on the driveway, but has now turned into a spot instead of a drop. It is very noticeable when driving first thing in the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-13-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By MW3Designs
07 4.8 Ball Joint Removal

I am buying the full front end kit for my 07 X5, and dreading the removal of the ball joints. Had a really bad experience changing one lower arm last year, the ball joint did not want to break free....
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-24-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By MW3Designs
Well, knowing that it would not fix the issue I...

Well, knowing that it would not fix the issue I upgraded my reverse bulbs to a brighter LED version. Big difference in brightness, but still a crappy picture on the backup camera at night. Would be...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-19-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,049
Posted By MW3Designs
I just purchased non-run flat tires for my X5 due...

I just purchased non-run flat tires for my X5 due to a existing tire (run flat) busting a belt on the highway. Not sure if it was abuse from all the potholes around here or what. Regardless I drove...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-19-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By MW3Designs
Backup Camera, Issues or poor quality can

Ok, so I have to ask this question. Is there quality issues with the backup camera? Daytime is great, but at night I get nothing. I purchased my E70 used and itís been this way ever since I owned it....
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 05-03-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By MW3Designs
E70 4.8 Valve Seals, best to buy?

I am going to be changing my valve seals and valve cover gaskets. Where would be the best place to purchase the seals/gaskets?


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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-16-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By MW3Designs
Installed the crush washer at the water pump temp...

Installed the crush washer at the water pump temp sensor, and no more leak. I can't believe how much of a mess it made from that one little spot. You would have thought there was a hole in the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-15-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By MW3Designs
Found the perfect size crush washer for the job,...

Found the perfect size crush washer for the job, 7/16Ē.

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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-15-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By MW3Designs
Ok, after I spent some time trying to find the...

Ok, after I spent some time trying to find the leak, I noticed that the water pump was leaking around the seal to the engine. After I started pulling things apart to check the torque on the bolts I...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-14-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By MW3Designs
Coolant Leak, canít find the source?

Yes, water pump and thermostat were replaced with new. I guess I will check each hose connection, but itís got to be close to the engine if itís dripping there.
...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-14-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By MW3Designs
It is definitely dripping from the front of the...

It is definitely dripping from the front of the engine / engine bay somewhere. Iím not quite sure were the weep holes are for the valley pan area.


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