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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-21-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 85,998
Posted By imalabil
Indeed, went through that with my 2002 E53 in...

Indeed, went through that with my 2002 E53 in 2016 when I was using it to reduce my X3 lease cost. Got a whopping $3K and the dealer was being soooo generous, just ask him. But I had about 140K...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-12-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 85,998
Posted By imalabil
Paid it off!! Last week, actually. 2009 30i...

Paid it off!! Last week, actually. 2009 30i bought 2015 with 52K miles, now 105K.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-01-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 85,998
Posted By imalabil
New driver's side tailgate tail light. Also saw...

New driver's side tailgate tail light. Also saw water in the pass side, drilled a small hole in the side to let it out. Probably only a matter of time before that one goes, too.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-23-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By imalabil
One Rear Fog Lamp Out

So I coded the rear fog lamps with Carly to illuminate with the tail lights but only the left side lights up - 2009 30i E70. I pulled the bulb, lightly sanded the socket contacts (have done this...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-05-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By imalabil
I will answer the oil filter housing gasket...

I will answer the oil filter housing gasket question. Yes. I've done both on my e53 and E 70.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-18-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By imalabil
Mine has done the same thing, felt like it was...

Mine has done the same thing, felt like it was mechanically hung up somehow. I worked it back and forth with the engine off to try and dislodge anything that might be in the way - moving it...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 05-14-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 85,998
Posted By imalabil
FI cleaner at 100K miles. Plugs are done but...

FI cleaner at 100K miles. Plugs are done but have not changed trans fluid. Next job is pulling the fender back to change a leaky something-or-other at the washer fluid tank.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-09-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,467
Posted By imalabil
I'm resurrecting this one because my daughter...

I'm resurrecting this one because my daughter came home with the 2009 30i and was complaining about poor braking. The X sits in the parking lot at college, and sure enough all rotors had rusty...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-09-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 85,998
Posted By imalabil
Two new BMW wheel center caps, courtesy China....

Two new BMW wheel center caps, courtesy China. Hey, they even have the BMW logo on the back!
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-06-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
Posted By imalabil
Reliability for the first owner/leasee, then...

Reliability for the first owner/leasee, then forget it. And parts are just too expensive. $563 for an eccentric shaft sensor? Come on...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-03-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 85,998
Posted By imalabil
Watched washer fluid leak from behind the pass...

Watched washer fluid leak from behind the pass side tire. Am NOT fixing this until it warms up - it is cold on the garage floor!
It will hold some fluid before it falls below the level of the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-17-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By imalabil
BMW Windshield Washer Fluid

OK I searched but did not find - could it be that windshield washer pumps on BMWs only live long lives with BMW fluid in the tank? I suffered repeated washer pump replacement on my E53 but at least...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-27-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By imalabil
No charging issues, but the eccentric shaft...

No charging issues, but the eccentric shaft sensor was bad. Not just oiled up, but failed 4 function checks. Breathtaking cost for what looks like a pretty simple electromechanical component. I...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-26-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By imalabil
Thanks for the inputs. Not a wrench,...

Thanks for the inputs. Not a wrench, unfortunately.
He is trying New Motors
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-25-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By imalabil
Need service shop in/near Erie, PA

My son called tonight and the charging light is illuminating on the 2009 3.0i. It is also cranking slowly - I think it is the original battery. He is going to school in Erie, PA.

Can any forum...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-27-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By imalabil
This SO needs to be a sticky.

This SO needs to be a sticky.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-09-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 85,998
Posted By imalabil
Heard from BMW finally...my airbags are here! ...

Heard from BMW finally...my airbags are here! Woo Hoo!
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-11-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By imalabil
Electric water pump, it is a 3 liter gas engine.

Electric water pump, it is a 3 liter gas engine.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-10-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By imalabil
Well, crap, I need a new cooling fan. The belt...

Well, crap, I need a new cooling fan. The belt wrapped around it and got into the insides. Any idea where I can get a good quality replacement?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-09-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By imalabil
And yes, 3.0L.

And yes, 3.0L.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-09-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By imalabil
New IMA tensioner and idler at the beginning of...

New IMA tensioner and idler at the beginning of Feb., 4,000 miles ago. They said it may have no been on right since there were wear marks on the edge of the pulley. I remember checking by sight and...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-08-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By imalabil
No obvious damage reported by the shop, no seized...

No obvious damage reported by the shop, no seized PS pumps or anything like that, but they need to put the new belt on and run it to see what happens. 90k 09 3.0i. BTW, my daughter hit the start...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-07-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By imalabil
Stranded

Damn thing just broke its serpentine belt. My daughter was driving it and managed to pull into a parking lot. I'm waiting for AAA right now.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-21-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,814
Posted By imalabil
Well I might consider that. Any torque specs for...

Well I might consider that. Any torque specs for the bolts that attach it?
I still may look at the VC gasket just to be sure it's OK. I had to do that job a couple of times on my E53. The first...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-20-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,814
Posted By imalabil
Well that actually fits a condition I noticed...

Well that actually fits a condition I noticed yesterday - some shuddering when just coming to a stop. It looks like Lemforders are available from several folks on line, I'll need to pick up a pair.
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