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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum Yesterday, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By X5Cat
I was steered to the Veepeak adapter and...

I was steered to the Veepeak adapter and OBDFusion app four years ago by jfoj, on this site. Seems to work pretty well with my iPhone. Don't remember if it knows BMW-specific codes, but as long as...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum Yesterday, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By X5Cat
Mileage 124,707. I bought this for her 5 years...

Mileage 124,707. I bought this for her 5 years ago with I think about 91,000 on it. As far as I know, they are original sensors. I am thinking a timing issue would trigger other codes, and maybe a...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-20-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By X5Cat
Code P0430 and Engine Stumbles When Accelerating

The wife's 2009 X5 3.0i is giving the P0430 code. It starts and idles fine but when you accelerate moderately to hard, or when there is a power demand like going uphill, it "stumbles", jerks and...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-24-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By X5Cat
One of my favorite lines! It's great being...

One of my favorite lines!

It's great being able to discuss these things here on Xoutpost before doing the repair. I wouldn't have known about the aluminum retrofit piece otherwise, and would have...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-24-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By X5Cat
Credit actually goes to USPS. It arrived on...

Credit actually goes to USPS. It arrived on Saturday. Turns out the old hose was fine. All I had to do was replace the junk plastic fitting with the new aluminum retrofit. No leaks, yay! I did...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-20-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By X5Cat
Patiently waiting on UPS for my new hose...

Patiently waiting on UPS for my new hose fitting....

Meanwhile, wife gets to drive my Prius (I have a company car) - hah!
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-18-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By X5Cat
Certainly. What pulleys do you think are key? ...

Certainly. What pulleys do you think are key? Serpentine tensioner?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-18-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By X5Cat
Thanks, I have the aluminum replacement piece...

Thanks, I have the aluminum replacement piece ordered.

I will also probably just go ahead and replace all the hoses, but that's going to have to wait right now. Too many honey-do's to catch up on!
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-17-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By X5Cat
Thanks, I'm looking at it. A bit hard to see if...

Thanks, I'm looking at it. A bit hard to see if I'm looking at the right thing, but maybe I can figure it out. I'm thinking maybe the hose is the cylinder head - thermostat one. Guess I'll have to...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-17-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By X5Cat
Broken Nipple to Heater Hose - Can someone help me identify the part?

This heater hose/nipple connection broke while my wife was going to work this morning (see pics). I know these aren't good pics, but was hoping someone on here would be familiar enough with the E70...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-19-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,734
Posted By X5Cat
Sorry, it's been 3 years but I don't recall...

Sorry, it's been 3 years but I don't recall removing the "cylinder" (solenoid/actuator?). Maybe I did, but I'm thinking I probably managed to finagle the coil off somehow without removing that...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-20-2017, 02:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,756
Posted By X5Cat
What is AFS? How can I tell if mine are AFS, and...

What is AFS? How can I tell if mine are AFS, and why would I not want to bake them? Motor/electronics inside, etc.?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-19-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,365
Posted By X5Cat
Where has this been all my E70 life?

Where has this been all my E70 life?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-21-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By X5Cat
Okay, thanks guys. Really appreciate the...

Okay, thanks guys. Really appreciate the detailed info on the IBS, QSilver. Still have trouble imagining that the system will do anything very much different in charging a 105 Ah battery than it...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-19-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By X5Cat
What good does it do to register the battery?...

What good does it do to register the battery? What does the car do differently based on this info? Can anyone tell me?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-18-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 25,760
Posted By X5Cat
Just returned the core to Advance. Had them test...

Just returned the core to Advance. Had them test it just for info. It had about 300 of the required 900 CCA’s. Just another confirmation I think that this was the right move.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-18-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 25,760
Posted By X5Cat
I got an H9-AGM, AutoCraft Platinum AGMBTRY-PLATM...

I got an H9-AGM, AutoCraft Platinum AGMBTRY-PLATM AGM ATOCF.

Product Subtotal: $217.99
Coupon Discount: -$54.50
Core Charge: $22.00
Tax: $14.02
FL Battery Fee: $1.50
Total: $201.01
...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-18-2017, 01:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 25,760
Posted By X5Cat
Picked up a battery from Advance this afternoon....

Picked up a battery from Advance this afternoon. Cost me more like $180 after coupon & core, but I did at least get their Platinum version, an AGM type.

Installed it a couple of hours ago and so...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-17-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 25,760
Posted By X5Cat
Maybe getting a little ahead of things here, but...

Maybe getting a little ahead of things here, but checking Autozone's site I see they have an AGM battery (Duralast Platinum) and I think a non-AGM (Duralast Gold). The non-AGM actually has a better...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-17-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 25,760
Posted By X5Cat
Thanks, ninja, I had forgotten about reading on...

Thanks, ninja, I had forgotten about reading on here in earlier posts about how the battery had been the cause of someone's similar problem. I have been getting error messages about Battery Level...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-17-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 25,760
Posted By X5Cat
Okay, it's been several months since I posted or...

Okay, it's been several months since I posted or worked on this problem, and the wife is running short on patience with me since we are soon heading back into a/c season. As I posted months back, the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-27-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,630
Posted By X5Cat
Finally, I have succeeded in replacing the...

Finally, I have succeeded in replacing the ballast! I was able to do it by removing the front half of the plastic wheel well, and then the black plastic subframe (this was passenger side, so no oil...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-19-2016, 01:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,225
Posted By X5Cat
Sure wish I could find them. Only one I've found,...

Sure wish I could find them. Only one I've found, the guy gave up and broke the old lense up and replaced it with the assembly still halfway in the vehicle. :(
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-18-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,225
Posted By X5Cat
Thanks, Ortho, for posting the DIY of the bulb...

Thanks, Ortho, for posting the DIY of the bulb changeout. Will no doubt help someone. Unfortunately, my bulb is not the problem, so proved by swapping the bulbs L&R. Finally last night I probed the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-05-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,630
Posted By X5Cat
BTW, BMWX5CHI, great looking restoration job! I...

BTW, BMWX5CHI, great looking restoration job! I want to repeat your procedure on mine, once I get the light working. So how are things with it 9 months later? Still look as good as that photo after...
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