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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-12-2011, 06:38 AM
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Posted By ruraldev
Various error codes?

Hi I am getting the following info using Carsoft V8 but it doesn't mean that much to me, hope someone can help!

Error 1

Status: ERROR -> Read the error memory...!

Fault Code : F5E24

5e24...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-11-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,062
Posted By ruraldev
ABS/DSC/Brake wear/puncture lights

I have read various posts but none of them mention the puncture warning light, if all 4 lights are on (yellow) does that point to anything specific?

They are on from engine start until stop,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-05-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 40,875
Posted By ruraldev
Final update I hope, all 6 injectors are faulty...

Final update I hope, all 6 injectors are faulty and being repaired at the moment, expect this has been the problem all along.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-02-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,067
Posted By ruraldev
Glow Plug Controller

3.0D 2006

Does anyone know what the wheel or button in the middle of the Glow Plug Controller does, I fitted a new one today but couldn't find any use for the little wheel which turns by hand?
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-19-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 40,875
Posted By ruraldev
Update: 5 of the 6 glow plugs changed, all old...

Update: 5 of the 6 glow plugs changed, all old one's heated up quickly when tested so no real idea if this is the final problem.

Pain trying to get the inlet manifold off so didn't change plug 6!...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-08-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 40,875
Posted By ruraldev
Hi Ian We haven't removed the glow plugs yet...

Hi Ian

We haven't removed the glow plugs yet as we are busy trying to keep all our other vehicles on the road in this cold spell, we will be removing them for checking probably next week.

The...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-08-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 40,875
Posted By ruraldev
Update: -17C Car wouldn't start at all...

Update:

-17C

Car wouldn't start at all yesterday, ended up having to manually wire the Webasto to come on without the engine running, allowed to run for about 15 mins and then the car started...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-31-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 40,875
Posted By ruraldev
Great News Ian I have a feeling mine may be...

Great News Ian

I have a feeling mine may be something similar as at -8C it started first turn this morning.

Have a good new year.

Gordon
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-30-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 40,875
Posted By ruraldev
Mine started first turn this morning although the...

Mine started first turn this morning although the temp is now only -1C.

I had a pressure issue on my X5 when I got it and it turned out that the fuel filter had never been changed and it had done...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-29-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 40,875
Posted By ruraldev
Thanks Chris I'll perhaps run it into the...

Thanks Chris

I'll perhaps run it into the dealer who sold it to me as BMW approved used as it's within the warranty period and they owe me as they forgot to connect the battery correctly when I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-29-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 40,875
Posted By ruraldev
Hi Ian I wonder if this explains why when...

Hi Ian

I wonder if this explains why when mine eventually starts it does so on first turn whereas during prolonged cranking it doesn't seem to get anywhere near starting.

Is that the same with...
Forum: GT-series Forum 12-29-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,748
Posted By ruraldev
Hi Hunty 31mpg is a very good start, the...

Hi Hunty

31mpg is a very good start, the salesman is getting me one for a few hours to give it a decent test drive, I am considering either the GT or the new 5 series or an E class Merc Coupe but...
Forum: GT-series Forum 12-29-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,748
Posted By ruraldev
I saw one at the dealer yesterday and looks like...

I saw one at the dealer yesterday and looks like the Merc SLK will be going soon, need more comfort. I'll keep the X5 though for the bad roads and weather!

What fuel consumption are you getting on...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-29-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 40,875
Posted By ruraldev
Did you get any joy finding the problem, I have...

Did you get any joy finding the problem, I have the exact same issue for the last 2 mornings, temp has been -12.5 and -3.5.

Cranking the engine multiple times before it catches, does yours catch...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-01-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By ruraldev
I have just bought an X5 3.0d which I intend to...

I have just bought an X5 3.0d which I intend to run on 100% biodiesel after 25,000 miles success running a 530D on it over the last year.

I understand it's the same engine so don't expect problems.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-01-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,440
Posted By ruraldev
I've just bought a 2006 X5 3.0d (19,000 miles) to...

I've just bought a 2006 X5 3.0d (19,000 miles) to replace a 2000 530d with 172,000 miles on it, run on 100% biodiesel produced from a Green Fuels biodiesel system for the last year, approx 25K miles...
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