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Old 06-16-2019, 10:53 PM
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Can anyone help? Cranking not starting X5 e53d

Iím stumped. Had a few problems with this car, most recently the oil filter housing had corroded, which sent oil everywhere and caused the car to overheat. Managed to get the car home, fixed the problem and flushed everything accordingly, except now it wonít start. Assumed at first it may have been the fuel pump, but checked that and it was fine, so were the relays etc, and it was getting fuel, just wonít kick over. Tried to plug in two seperate OBD2 scanners but just keep getting a Ďlink errorí. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Itís a 2003 BMW X5 e53 3.0d.

*Also donít know if this is significant but once the keys are in and turned, the temperature gauge shoots right up, even though the car hasnít been started in over a month*
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:01 AM
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There's a few things to check out here. Firstly, is this a facelift X5, with xDrive etc.? What build month in 2003?

What about the state of the battery? Fully charged and working well?

Did the alternator get soaked with oil, while it was running? The oil filter housing is directly above the alternator, so it likely got dumped on, which can damage it...

When you say it won't kick over, do you mean the starter motor cannot turn the engine over or that it turns over but won't fire?

There a number of electrical systems on the left side of the engine that could have been compromised by the errant oil (including the engine temp sensor), so an idea of how extensive the oil spread was might be helpful, along with the steps you've taken to clean it all up. For example, if you unplugged a lot of wiring looms etc. then some of your issues might be related to your clean up efforts rather than the original fault.
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:03 AM
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P.S. Did you ever find the cause of your coolant sludge problem?
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