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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-18-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 694
Posted By haigha
You're right. That being said, I think the main...

You're right. That being said, I think the main menu would look better to a potential buyer than the warning screen. Also, you'd be able to tell whether the scrolling function works which would tell...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-18-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 694
Posted By haigha
Two ideas: - I think there was a software...

Two ideas:

- I think there was a software update to the nav system which times out the Accept screen automatically. Others here may have more info on that update and whether it starts...
Forum: The Lounge 09-14-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By haigha
I found this deal on Costco for 4k system,...

I found this deal on Costco for 4k system, currently on sale for $650:
...
Forum: The Lounge 09-13-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By haigha
My cameras are all wifi-based and most have cloud...

My cameras are all wifi-based and most have cloud storage so no recommendations based on your requirements.

I'd lean towards PoE for your system. I'm not an expert but I expect it simplifies the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-03-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,185
Posted By haigha
A beauty :thumbup: Never had mine buffed or...

A beauty :thumbup:

Never had mine buffed or polished. The paint still looks good after almost 17 years. Not as good as yours does now though!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-02-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,185
Posted By haigha
Great! I hope you like them as much as I do. A...

Great! I hope you like them as much as I do. A little softer ride compared to the General Grabbers, but that's okay with me, especially with my 20's. One of my old tires had a gash too. Plus they...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-01-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,185
Posted By haigha
Great find! Enjoy it! One option you could...

Great find! Enjoy it!

One option you could look at for tires is Yokohama Geolandr X-CV

I really like mine. They ride super quiet compared to my former General Grabbers. Here's the thread I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-31-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By haigha
Last year, my TPF message was because of a...

Last year, my TPF message was because of a failing alternator. 2004 4.4i with only ~40k miles.

I also drained and filled the transmission fluid three times. It was 16 years old, but still looked...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-30-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,283
Posted By haigha
Awesome to hear that you got it back, mostly...

Awesome to hear that you got it back, mostly unscathed!

One of the best looking X5's I've seen. Love the color and the care you have put into it :thumbup:

May have been some amateur thieves...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-09-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,501
Posted By haigha
I think that's what I said: my odometer is...

I think that's what I said: my odometer is overstating the mileage by ... about 307 miles :dunno:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-08-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,501
Posted By haigha
Understood :thumbup: At 80 mph the speedometer...

Understood :thumbup: At 80 mph the speedometer will be off by about 1 more mph.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-07-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,501
Posted By haigha
Interesting! I've been running a square set of...

Interesting! I've been running a square set of 275/40R20 on my E53 for about 15 years with about 24k miles on the odometer after switching them. No re-coding was done.

I used this site:
...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-04-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By haigha
It will be 17 in October. I've only put about 42k...

It will be 17 in October. I've only put about 42k miles on the clock since buying it in October 2003. Among the first N62s built. Runs great.

I've never added oil between annual changes. The...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-03-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By haigha
Great! Thanks for reporting back another success!...

Great! Thanks for reporting back another success!

Did you ask your friend about swapping the valves?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-03-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By haigha
My first drain and fill was July 10 of last year....

My first drain and fill was July 10 of last year.

Several weeks of driving before doing each of the two subsequent ones.

I had read of more than one long term success before choosing MaxLife.
...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-03-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By haigha
Check whether the ATF you are looking at meets...

Check whether the ATF you are looking at meets the specifications for your transmission.

I used Valvoline MaxLife on my 04 4.4i e53. It is not certified but meets the spec according to the label....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-28-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By haigha
Check with your friend as to whether you need to...

Check with your friend as to whether you need to evacuate & refill or just recharge it. I've always done the latter. I'm interested to hear what he recommends.

You might want to replace the valves...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-27-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By haigha
My experience over 16 years with my e53 is that...

My experience over 16 years with my e53 is that it's an indication of low refrigerant.

Check my recent post for two ways of checking for that:
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-21-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By haigha
Thanks for the good wishes. This is the gun...

Thanks for the good wishes.

This is the gun I got for $25 in July 2018:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0727WYCYF/

It also has a non contact voltage mode. Unfortunately, it's not...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-20-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By haigha
Recharging AC, two ways

Since 2010, I've had to get the AC recharged in my 04 4.4i about every two years.

My mechanic has always done this for me using his gauge set and one 12 oz can. We've never used the complete...
Forum: X ///M Forum 06-18-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,107
Posted By haigha
I received an email saying the motion was...

I received an email saying the motion was approved and I could join the section. The choice was either in addition to my local section for a fee, or in place of my local section.

However, when I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-16-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 188,477
Posted By haigha
Thanks for sharing your experience with those...

Thanks for sharing your experience with those various CV boots. I replaced my first one last September, after almost 16 years with my 04 4.4i. It had about 41k miles on it at that point.

I noticed...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-15-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 188,477
Posted By haigha
Thanks for the video, Lamby. I gave it your first...

Thanks for the video, Lamby. I gave it your first thumbs up.

I think we have the same Gerber multi-tool!

A couple of tips:

1. Get someone to hold the camera for you.

2. Put a written...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-14-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By haigha
I got a pair for about $15 delivered from eBay...

I got a pair for about $15 delivered from eBay about six or seven years ago. They've held up well, literally!

I tried finding them in my purchase history, but didn't find the seller. I'd look a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-08-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By haigha
Thanks, guys! When I drove today, I was...

Thanks, guys!

When I drove today, I was thinking about the bushings. The suspension does seem a bit loose. I'll wait a few weeks before talking to my mechanic friend to get his opinion. He just...
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