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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-01-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,525
Posted By phil47
The kit I receives came with a cloth specifically...

The kit I receives came with a cloth specifically designed to remove the product. The instructions are also very precise about how long to let it dry and how to rub to remove it. It was not...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-26-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,409
Posted By phil47
I have these installed for the last 7...

I have these installed for the last 7 years...excellent product with no yellowing. Slight pitting at this point so I'm thinking of replacing them but will first try to polish them.

2005 BMW X5...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-24-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,525
Posted By phil47
Dr.ColorChip Custom Automotive Touch-Up Paint Kit...

Dr.ColorChip Custom Automotive Touch-Up Paint Kit - Dr. ColorChip: Automotive Paint Chip Repair Systems (http://drcolorchip.com/)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-23-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,525
Posted By phil47
I use this on both my Audi's with excellent...

I use this on both my Audi's with excellent results. Highly recommended.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-02-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 921
Posted By phil47
Sounds like the tensioner. Mine does the same...

Sounds like the tensioner. Mine does the same thing when the air temps are low. When they are REALLY low mine does more than chirp, it is a loud, pulsing squeal. Belts are all fine, but one day I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-09-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,664
Posted By phil47
I spoke to my dealer and they were only able to...

I spoke to my dealer and they were only able to order the new "push in" style as OE BMW parts. The originals are no longer available.

I ended up replacing all of mine and actually prefer these. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-06-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,293
Posted By phil47
Powdercoat gunmetal.

Powdercoat gunmetal.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-13-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,985
Posted By phil47
Dr.ColorChip Custom Automotive Touch-Up Paint Kit...

Dr.ColorChip Custom Automotive Touch-Up Paint Kit - Dr. ColorChip: Automotive Paint Chip Repair Systems (http://www.drcolorchip.com/)

Use this on my Audi's. Exact match, easy to apply and awesome...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-06-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,446
Posted By phil47
I suspect the LPG drivability issues are mainly...

I suspect the LPG drivability issues are mainly related to cold weather. CNG doesn't suffer the same problems in severe cold as LPG as it is already gaseous. We have converted a large portion of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-29-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,186
Posted By phil47
Is this new to your e53 or are you new to the...

Is this new to your e53 or are you new to the e53...reason is there is normally some VERY minor "rocking" back and forth on stop. Not sure it lasts more than a second or so and is very slight.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-01-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By phil47
Didn't think a 3.0 had enough balls to make it's...

Didn't think a 3.0 had enough balls to make it's own garage like that! :stickpoke
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-31-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,077
Posted By phil47
Mine opened w/o problem at -30C a couple weeks...

Mine opened w/o problem at -30C a couple weeks back. I try to ensure I don't wash the X at least a couple days prior to cold snaps...that's a recipe for stuck doors and handles! I noticed they were...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-19-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,098
Posted By phil47
My 4S paired flawlessly with my 2005 X5 including...

My 4S paired flawlessly with my 2005 X5 including directory download.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-20-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,403
Posted By phil47
I believe the PCM does detect inclines, and...

I believe the PCM does detect inclines, and combined with driver inputs for throttle and brakes it then uses pre-programmed logic to hold gears accordingly. That's actually pretty standard on...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-19-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,403
Posted By phil47
I have a couple VERY steep and often icy sections...

I have a couple VERY steep and often icy sections of road on my commute home. I find that manually gearing down to first or second gear allows me to maintain a very slow and stable speed without use...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-18-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,403
Posted By phil47
I wonder if the brakes overheated and that cause...

I wonder if the brakes overheated and that cause the system to shut down until they cooled off?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-16-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,332
Posted By phil47
I am a big believer in maintaining tire...

I am a big believer in maintaining tire pressures. Last year I broke down and bought a small air compressor with a long hose with a gauge at the end (see links). Not expensive but makes checking...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-15-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,112
Posted By phil47
I really enjoyed my Michelin X-Ice tires but...

I really enjoyed my Michelin X-Ice tires but found they wore out quicker than expected. I suspect the same formulation that makes them perform well in the cold and ice makes them wear more quickly...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-15-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,327
Posted By phil47
I suspect he meant to check that it's not just a...

I suspect he meant to check that it's not just a matter of the dimming setting be too low for some reason as it controls dash and steering control lighting. This happened to me...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-06-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,485
Posted By phil47
Maybe try brake cleaner...it'll melt plastic it's...

Maybe try brake cleaner...it'll melt plastic it's so aggressive...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-30-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,424
Posted By phil47
Did anybody ever confirm when the "newer" parts...

Did anybody ever confirm when the "newer" parts were installed from the factory. I saw much conflicting info on this. Is my March 2005 build 4.4 in jeopardy?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-30-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,424
Posted By phil47
After reading all the Oil Separator failure...

After reading all the Oil Separator failure threads over many years, the only advice I can glean from them in order to "prevent" this from happening to me is:

1. have the newer parts installed...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-24-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,970
Posted By phil47
2005 4.4 Sport (driven like I stole it) 15 City...

2005 4.4 Sport (driven like I stole it)
15 City
21 Highway

From what I'm seeing the 3.0 doesn't get any better mileage yet gives up significantly in the power dept.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-23-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,112
Posted By phil47
Pirelli Scorpion Ice and Snow Pirelli...

Pirelli Scorpion Ice and Snow

Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Pirelli&tireModel=Scorpion+Ice+%26+Snow)

Run these on my X5 and my Q7. Awesome tire...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-23-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,222
Posted By phil47
Wow...that new X3 (35i) is fast!

Wow...that new X3 (35i) is fast!
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