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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-27-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 123
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
Xoutpost is buggy. It only lets me reply by...

Xoutpost is buggy. It only lets me reply by quoting a specific response. It wonít let me just type in the reply box. Most times I try to post or reply with an attached picture it tells me ďWe have a...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-26-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 123
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
Why wonít Xoutpost.com let me post pictures?

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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-26-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
E70 220A Alternator

The alternator is not hard to replace. As for oil. My alternator had oil pouring all over it from several leaks. 15,000 miles ago I used two cans of CRC electrical cleaner on it to make it shiny and...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-26-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
Have you scanned your battery for the recent...

Have you scanned your battery for the recent charging? That should tell you a good story. You sure your alternator is original?


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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-26-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
Carly can do it. Most decent BMW scanners can. My...

Carly can do it. Most decent BMW scanners can. My Autophix es910 does it and was $90. Iím interested to hear why and what you are replacing.


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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-26-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
I might be a little overkill but I will carry a...

I might be a little overkill but I will carry a quart of oil, tire plug kit, air pump, some coolant or distilled water, some tools, a jack, and a spare ignition coil. Then before I go I check tires,...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-25-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
Yes. Thatís what Iím talking about. Itís a...

Yes. Thatís what Iím talking about. Itís a popular alteration to that bolt. Just be sure not to cut anything else around it. With the fan removed there should be enough room for you. I believe those...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-24-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
I think you are posting on another forum as well....

I think you are posting on another forum as well. Use a Dremel and cut a slit in the upside down bolt. That way you can use a flathead to turn its. With the fan out you have room just take it slow...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-24-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
Most people use a Dremel with a disk to cut a...

Most people use a Dremel with a disk to cut a slit in the bottom of that bolt. Then you can use a flathead on that bolt.


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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-03-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
If you canít lift the valve cover up enough to...

If you canít lift the valve cover up enough to get your fingers in you may need to make more room. A rubber mallet came in handy.


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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-03-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
The mechanical AC tensioner has two torx bolts....

The mechanical AC tensioner has two torx bolts. One is upside down. Iím guessing you loosened the front one to get the pulley to slope forward but didnít touch the upside down one? Most people Dremel...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-30-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
The E70 weighs more than the 5,000lb limit that...

The E70 weighs more than the 5,000lb limit that this jack is capable off. You need to look elsewhere.


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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-25-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
I replied on the ďotherĒ forum as well. 4.8i is...

I replied on the ďotherĒ forum as well. 4.8i is reliable when maintained and fun to drive but you have to put in a lot of time as a diy mechanic to keep it that way. I have almost 170,000 miles on...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-16-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
That hose likes to start expanding and bubble a...

That hose likes to start expanding and bubble a little bit where it meets the radiator over time. A good preventative replacement part as it ages. Glad it was fairly minor.


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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-07-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
You can always post on the E70 owner Facebook...

You can always post on the E70 owner Facebook page. You will get responses. Might find someone who did it.


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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-07-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
3.0 Motor Mount help

Yeah. Iím starting to question whether itís motor mounts of another issue on my 4.8i.

OP, make sure you are sure that your motor mounts need replacing. Iím starting to question a couple other...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-07-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
Have you entered your vehicle into...

Have you entered your vehicle into https://www.newtis.info? If you do you will be able to search ďengine mountĒ in the search bar and find your instructions after you choose your specific vehicle or...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-06-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
BMW X5 e70 4.8i Valve cover gaskets replament

This is very true. I spent an hour fishing out broken grommet pieces. Used long q tips with a little grease on the tip. I was lucky to not have any codes after all of this work except I did miss...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-06-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
I edited my post to add my very long thread of...

I edited my post to add my very long thread of mine from another forum. Check it out. It should help. Lots of pictures.


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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-06-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
BMW X5 e70 4.8i Valve cover gaskets replament

I had limited experience before replacing them. I only had an hour or two at a time to work on it. When I did my valve covers I also replaced timing covers, transfer pipe, water pump, oil cooler...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-06-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
BMW X5 e70 4.8i Valve cover gaskets replament

Itís all about making room. The eccentric shaft sensors are the trickiest part. They have little pointy connector ears and are very brittle. Unless you make plenty of room to lift and maneuver the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-06-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
I think itís almost impossible to find an o-ring...

I think itís almost impossible to find an o-ring that will fit. I have tried. They deteriorate over time and disappear. Better of buying a new hose and replacing as B4 states.


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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-04-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 134
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
Anyone replace your engine mounts on a 08 4.8i with adaptive drive?

Iím at 167,000 miles on my original engine mounts. I have a 2008 4.8i with adaptive drive. Anyone replace these diy? Newtis makes it seem a bit more tedious than the typical X5. Anyone have...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-31-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e70-x5-4.8i-sav...

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e70-x5-4.8i-sav/wiring-functional-info/chassis-suspension/parking-brake/Xno98YT

Iím guessing it can sound a bit different based on how it is engaged. I have...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-28-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Baby Unicorn Taco
The bimmerfix is a bandaid. Not a fix. May just...

The bimmerfix is a bandaid. Not a fix. May just be the pump. You donít have to do these repairs at the same time but it makes it a little easier. I have done all of this work so if you have any...
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