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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-30-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By TriX5
Update

Been a while since I last updated this story. After a lot of fiddling with the software on my laptop, I got INPA to work as well as NCSExpert. I made quite a few more changes to the car's coding...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-21-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By TriX5
Yesterday I had a look with new flashlight that...

Yesterday I had a look with new flashlight that reaches into the space under the manifold. The glow plug module can probably be removed as per the YouTube video posted on another thread. I just...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-21-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By TriX5
DEF fill hose

I forgot to post a picture of my MB DEF hose and can't find it on my computer either, but discovered Amazon now sells a version too. See attached image.

Probably better then mine as it seems...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-19-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By TriX5
On mine, one of the guide supports (8&10 in the...

On mine, one of the guide supports (8&10 in the diagram ARD posted) had disintegrated into small pieces. This makes a noise as if the car is falling apart, nasty clunks.

The notion of "out of...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-19-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By TriX5
n64456: How is the alignment with AD different...

n64456: How is the alignment with AD different from non-AD......?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-18-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By TriX5
Finally got my INPA, EDIABAS, NCS, etc., to work...

Finally got my INPA, EDIABAS, NCS, etc., to work properly. Basically the std E70.ENG is missing some lines to make INPA look for the correct Daten files which start with DDE73kwp.xxx. I used the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-13-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By TriX5
Are you referring to the conical seats of the...

Are you referring to the conical seats of the knuckle joints? Those normally come out in 5 seconds with a BFH. :-) The top A shape arms are tricky to remove as a lot of corrosion forms where the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-10-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By TriX5
Hi RobN, I'm still working on downloading...

Hi RobN,


I'm still working on downloading ISTA (my connection here is bit slow and Friday night we suffered a 20 hour outtage). I have ISTA up and running on my desktop in the US and I have...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-09-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By TriX5
INPA, need a couplde of Daten files, help!

I am trying to get INPA, EDIABAS, et al working on a win10 laptop. I have it going on a desktop (winXP) but, since I am on the eastern edge of the Atlantic rather than the western one, I don't have...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-05-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By TriX5
It is a long while since I took that off my e53...

It is a long while since I took that off my e53 (not yet re-assembled...) but I think it is a 12V main power going to alternator or starter or both.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-05-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By TriX5
In western Europe cleaning DPFs for passenger...

In western Europe cleaning DPFs for passenger cars is well established, partly because there are annual tech inspections. (Nevertheless, my nephew tells me there plenty suppliers willing to do the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-01-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,301
Posted By TriX5
Pics at Le Mans

Here are a few preliminary pics; the main gate and the museum. Then the BMW 328 and our drive down the Mulsanne Straight (the latter being maybe the most fun!! Don't worry about my son's Land Rover...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-01-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,301
Posted By TriX5
The Money Shot!

We made it in three hops to our home in Portugal. See a pic at the very end of our street! The next pic is a shot in Spain of the plane, no rain :-)

After getting the hitch wiring sorted out we...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-27-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,301
Posted By TriX5
DPF has been cleaned and the engine is running...

DPF has been cleaned and the engine is running smoothly, I am confident we can make it 1600 miles to Portugal.

While on the ship from NJ to R'dam the shipping company had disconnected the ...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-22-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 107,766
Posted By TriX5
Got the DPF removed and cleaned. Saw the car on...

Got the DPF removed and cleaned. Saw the car on friday six feet in the air. The DPF is sitting next to it shiny and clean. Mechanic who is working on it is on a long weekend.... :=) Ugh.
Picking...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-22-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By TriX5
Firstly, I use original BMW parts whenever...

Firstly, I use original BMW parts whenever reasonable pricing is available.

Going with BMW original brakes is a nice safe bet for him but not necessarily optimal for you. For one thing you are...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-19-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,301
Posted By TriX5
Sigh, the saga seems to be unending. I struggled...

Sigh, the saga seems to be unending. I struggled to get the car out of customs mostly because they no longer accept any kind of application in person. All done through agents filing online.

So...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-19-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,338
Posted By TriX5
I have dropped the horrible Bridgestone RFs on my...

I have dropped the horrible Bridgestone RFs on my e70 long ago. Good riddance. I generally dislike Bridgestones, they get hard in a few seasons and give no traction and a horrible ride.

On my...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-12-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By TriX5
Mine did the same the day before it was due to be...

Mine did the same the day before it was due to be shipped (which made me wonder if is haunted.... :)



I put two regular bulbs in (the broken one was an aftermarket unit with a more whitish...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-11-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,301
Posted By TriX5
Italy

ARD: Sorry!

Daughter had an art course in Florence and the wife promptly added a Grand Tour. :-) The X5 was late arriving in R'dam and coincided unhappily with this previously planned trip.
...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-10-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,301
Posted By TriX5
Update: Car arrived in Rotterdam 7/3 but I was...

Update: Car arrived in Rotterdam 7/3 but I was in Italy at the time and only got back last Sunday. So, picking it up on 7/15 and install euro hitch the next day. Hopefully install my Euro maps on...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-03-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,158
Posted By TriX5
I just did my e70 rear suspension and at 135k...

I just did my e70 rear suspension and at 135k everything in the back was mush. I still hurt from doing it piecemeal... Once you go in there just do the (inboard) bushings on the lower CA, the two...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-03-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By TriX5
QAg7 - Nice! This thread just went way up in...

QAg7 - Nice! This thread just went way up in value. This is what I used to decide on my unit (which together with the e70 should arriving in port today... :)
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-01-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By TriX5
I understood the Nav/Radio system in my 4.8is...

I understood the Nav/Radio system in my 4.8is pretty well, as I retrofitted the Nav system in an e53 that was originally delivered without one. Now I am in need of getting European maps for my '09....
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-24-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
Posted By TriX5
You have to access the "hidden" function on the...

You have to access the "hidden" function on the dash just like for the brake replacement, etc. There are a couple youtube vids on this that show it better than any written response on here. GL.
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