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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-21-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,770
Posted By 270_BMW
The plan is to keep it indefinitely — learn it...

The plan is to keep it indefinitely — learn it inside and out. Appreciate the quirks for what it is. Be able to recognize when you’re in over your head and replace it accordingly. But thankfully with...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-08-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By 270_BMW
I wish I could have seen that.

I wish I could have seen that.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-07-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By 270_BMW
I have a rear hitch on mine, never seemed to have...

I have a rear hitch on mine, never seemed to have any problems with a tandem trailer moving debris, patio pavers and the like. Think I've only ever loaded 2900lbs of materials with it.

...But...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-07-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By 270_BMW
I had an issue with my front outlet not...

I had an issue with my front outlet not working... I ended up stopping at AutoZone and getting an assorted fuse kit and shotgunned everything including in the back and the ones behind the glovebox....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-07-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By 270_BMW
Being a Good Samaritan in Inclement weather

Good Afternoon everyone,

Just wanted to get some outside opinion of utility use for the greater good with an E53.

I know some SUVs are equipped with low range for climbing hills and pulling...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-25-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,724
Posted By 270_BMW
My 2002 was affected by this...and if you've...

My 2002 was affected by this...and if you've received actual mail about it like many of us have... I would call to verify. Even if it has been replaced before hand. Better safe than sorry.
Also I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-25-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By 270_BMW
It's a toss up on a per car basis I would...

It's a toss up on a per car basis I would imagine, just depends on what you know needs to be fixed versus, how much work you've put into it already.

I see X5's come up all the time with similar...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-20-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By 270_BMW
Planning for the future. DD Retirement & Rebuild.

So I have been doing a lot of thinking here lately about the duration of owning my X5 and made a decision I think will be for the best.

You guys have been an immeasurable amount of help over the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-26-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By 270_BMW
Did you have any warning before that happened?

Did you have any warning before that happened?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-22-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,724
Posted By 270_BMW
Going to drop mine off on Thursday for the...

Going to drop mine off on Thursday for the replacement -- test drive some new goodies while I wait.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-12-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,447
Posted By 270_BMW
If it is exclusively on 4,5,6 I would check your...

If it is exclusively on 4,5,6 I would check your grounds for that bank. I had an issue with 1,2,3 a couple months ago. Turned out to be a seeping Valve Cover Gasket, was getting oil everywhere and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-09-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By 270_BMW
Nope. Hadn't touched a single thing for weeks and...

Nope. Hadn't touched a single thing for weeks and put a few hundred miles on it since I did anything.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-07-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By 270_BMW
You guys posted like crazy while I was working...

You guys posted like crazy while I was working today… so I opened a word document to reply to you all! LOL



Sadly, I didn’t get time to run by the shop and get the smoke test done or fuel rail...
Forum: Other BMWs 02-07-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By 270_BMW
I used the site REALOEM.COM to put down a rough...

I used the site REALOEM.COM to put down a rough estimate of what your vehicle might have in it. If you look at the diagram below you can see the number 4 option being the locations for the speed...
Forum: Other BMWs 02-07-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By 270_BMW
To confirm, after the engine / transmission are...

To confirm, after the engine / transmission are hot, clearing the codes will resolve the issues for a few minutes?

So example.
Start Car. Drive Car. Light on. Transmission Stops. Car Stops....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-07-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By 270_BMW
I can see where it might have died already....

I can see where it might have died already. Thankfully that BMW has a warranty on their parts... otherwise I would have went cheaper.

Though the darnedest thing happened this morning. I expected...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-06-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By 270_BMW
I had a BMW Fuel Pump put on it right when I...

I had a BMW Fuel Pump put on it right when I bought it in pursuit of the fuel issue that your Siphon Jet O-Ring DIY fixed for me. Is this the pump you're talking about? Or is there another one? I...
Forum: Other BMWs 02-06-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By 270_BMW
It sounds like some of your gears inside the...

It sounds like some of your gears inside the transmission may be ground down, once the transmission fluid heats up there isn't anything to hold the gears together. Do you know if you're leaking any...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-06-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By 270_BMW
Probably on to something there... for starters......

Probably on to something there... for starters... I know I have the smaller bellows hose on the intake boot patched up with some gasket sealer... might have finally came loose. It was shredded when I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-06-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By 270_BMW
Well, I just called my local BMW Stealership for...

Well, I just called my local BMW Stealership for more info and they stated it sounds like a generic message code from an OBII Scanner. It's not anything they have record of with their system...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-06-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By 270_BMW
May just be a preemptive warning because it...

May just be a preemptive warning because it doesn't have to be an ambient temperature of below freezing for snow and ice to accumulate on the roads.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-06-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By 270_BMW
I think the E53 can smell money... (Codes abound)

So minus the transfer case scare back last week which doesn't seem to have come from anywhere, got it up in the air and could not spot a leak or trace of oil/ATF, must have been from the Wife's CRV...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-01-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,233
Posted By 270_BMW
Bookmarking this page, you guys did awesome work...

Bookmarking this page, you guys did awesome work with this. Looking to do something like this in the future.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-30-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,029
Posted By 270_BMW
Ah okay, thank you for the clarification on that....

Ah okay, thank you for the clarification on that. Good thing I didn't order that gear already. :bustingup:

I'll have to bite the bullet I guess and get INPA connected to it to try and find out...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-30-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,029
Posted By 270_BMW
Would the DSC 'Inactive' light showing up...

Would the DSC 'Inactive' light showing up sporadically and not being able to toggle it even with the warning light not being on be a sign of needing to be replaced? Something I've had since I bought...
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