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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-25-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By FourPointEight-is
I've already got a box of damp rid wedged in...

I've already got a box of damp rid wedged in between the carpet and the kick panel. I also have a dehumidifier running on low but still doesn't feel like I'm making much progress! Looks like seat...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-25-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By FourPointEight-is
Will check both the a-pillar and the a/c drains...

Will check both the a-pillar and the a/c drains later.

Is it a lot of work removing the passenger seat? 3 days now I’ve had the car inside my garage with the dehumidifier running, and the carpet...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-24-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By FourPointEight-is
Exclamation 2005 4.8is - water leak, can't find it

I've got a water leak in passenger side (Left side of car - RHD X5). The carpet where the passenger's feet would rest was soaked. No water directly behind it. I pulled the seal strip thing off and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-21-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By FourPointEight-is
FWIW, I replaced my booster & master cylinder...

FWIW, I replaced my booster & master cylinder which introduced a lot of air into the system. No matter what I did I couldn’t get it to bleed even with ISTA/D. The pedal felt soft and spongy. In the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-03-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By FourPointEight-is
The defrost button maxes out the fan but it opens...

The defrost button maxes out the fan but it opens the vent.. puts it on “A” which lets unpleasant odours into the cabin. If I close the vent manually it kicks off the LED on the defrost button.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-02-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By FourPointEight-is
Another 4 hour drive today in low temperatures...

Another 4 hour drive today in low temperatures and I had to deal with unpleasant fumes the whole way to keep the interior unfogged.

With the compressor running, and then the cold air being passed...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-15-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By FourPointEight-is
So I went to try this today. I turned on the key,...

So I went to try this today. I turned on the key, waited 5 sec, turned it off. Repeated this twice then I went to start the car and the starter went whirr-whirr-click-click-click.

Swapped out the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-14-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By FourPointEight-is
Whistle Hard start (long crank) on 4.8is

I am having some trouble with my X5 starting. Sometimes itíll crank and crank and crank for over 5 seconds. Then eventually itíll start up. Itís never failed me yet. Also it seems very sporadic....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-08-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 31,883
Posted By FourPointEight-is
The COM settings are defined inside some ini...

The COM settings are defined inside some ini file.


Search your C: for "obd.ini", and look in there.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-05-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By FourPointEight-is
Exclamation Windows fogging up in cold weather

Iím having some issues with condensation on the inside windows, but this only happens on cold days (45 degrees and lower).

Iíve to the A/C set to ďautoĒ, the snowflake is ďonĒ, and the recirc is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-02-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By FourPointEight-is
Exclamation PS Pump pulley noise

I noticed this noise when I was replacing the tensioner, pulley and belt in my 4.8is (2005).

https://streamable.com/z3iy4 the noise is when rotating it side to side quickly. It spins smoothly and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-29-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,892
Posted By FourPointEight-is
Unhappy Drop-in replacement stereo for 4.8is with DSP

Does such a thing exist? The speakers are adequate for my needs - I just need some better connectivity (e.g. Spotify, Bluetooth). Navigation would be nice to have as well...

I've done some reading...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-24-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,675
Posted By FourPointEight-is
So what’s the benefit of this over a generic...

So what’s the benefit of this over a generic Scanner like a Launch?

At the end of the day no cheapo hand held scanner is going to let you do proper diagnostic (you’ll always need ISTA/INPA for...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-24-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By FourPointEight-is
Don’t have to buy some “kit”, those are...

Don’t have to buy some “kit”, those are unnecessarily marked up. Ring up your local engineering shop and ask if you can buy a couple of o-rings. Viton based. BMW uses BUNA-N which doesn’t have as...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-16-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,293
Posted By FourPointEight-is
I couldn't get it done in the end. I had to take...

I couldn't get it done in the end. I had to take it to the indy. Pedal feel still sucks overall (probably a combo of worn out discs etc), but its definitely better than it was.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-14-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By FourPointEight-is
Ok. Searching for “3 to 4 rough shift X5” brings...

Ok. Searching for “3 to 4 rough shift X5” brings up a ton of results on this board and others too. I think I’m gonna test the fluid level and make sure it’s good. People have replaced solenoids and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-12-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By FourPointEight-is
Interesting. This site appears to have a wealth...

Interesting. This site appears to have a wealth of info in it regarding these transmissions: Everything about your ZF 6HP26, 6HP19, 6HP28 transmission issues | BMW LOGIC7...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-12-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By FourPointEight-is
Interesting. This site appears to have a wealth...

Interesting. This site appears to have a wealth of info in it regarding these transmissions: Everything about your ZF 6HP26, 6HP19, 6HP28 transmission issues | BMW LOGIC7...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-12-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 33,437
Posted By FourPointEight-is
Is the ball joint being seized in place only an...

Is the ball joint being seized in place only an issue in places where they salt the road? They don't do that here and my X5 is very clean underneath (most I've got is some dust).

Asking since I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-12-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By FourPointEight-is
Whistle Rough 3->4 shift in E53 4.8is (6speed) when cold

I've got a 2005 that shifts quite rough when cold but ONLY for the 3->4 shift. All other gears are fine, as is reverse. Additionally, it seems fine once it warms up. I still can't believe how...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-01-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 39,891
Posted By FourPointEight-is
Same here. It was a real bitch of a job and I...

Same here. It was a real bitch of a job and I couldn’t easily reach the bolts. And I was under time pressure.

Shop said they dropped the subframe. Don’t have the tools / jacks etc to do that at...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-25-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,043
Posted By FourPointEight-is
Whistle Mine doesnít have servotronic. Itís the plain ol...

Mine doesnít have servotronic. Itís the plain ol rack & pinion directly connects to the steering.

Anyway.

I have fixed my issue. The problem was in the rack itself. I adjusted the preload nut...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-18-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,043
Posted By FourPointEight-is
Thumbs down Right... so what is the resolution for the rack...

Right... so what is the resolution for the rack making the noise?


I have googled "BMW steering knock" and it seems common acros ALL models, from the 120 all the way to the X3, and of course the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-18-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,043
Posted By FourPointEight-is
Also found this on NEWTIS. ...

Also found this on NEWTIS.

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e53-x5-4.8is-sav_200409/ned/02-chassis-suspension/01-noise/steering-noise/video/1VnXzK8a7J

Not sure exactly what the fix should...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-18-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,043
Posted By FourPointEight-is
I believe this is my problem. The green bushing...

I believe this is my problem. The green bushing seems to wear especially on older high mile cars and allows the shaft to wander considerably which causes that play.

See attachment.
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