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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-15-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,456
Posted By ArNarX5
Mine ended up being the Bluetooth antenna...

Mine ended up being the Bluetooth antenna cable... it was missing. I had to buy it from eBay. Connected it off eBay and once in place it worked like a charm.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-17-2017, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By ArNarX5
Checked this and there is no sign of a blown head...

Checked this and there is no sign of a blown head gasket. Car doesn't over heat either... :dunno:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-16-2017, 01:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By ArNarX5
2003 x5 4.4 - Suddenly Burning Oil After 80 Mile Trip - Then self resolved!?

Hey guys..
Something strange happened.. Drove my 4.4 up to lake arrowhead, CA which is high elevation in the mountains. Car has never had any issues burning oil, has always been well taken care of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-13-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By ArNarX5
Transmission Slipping around 25mph

Hi guys... so I have a bit of an issue and don't know which way to turn.

My wife's 03 4.4 just had over 4500 worth of work done which included pretty much everything from an engine rebuild to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-25-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,699
Posted By ArNarX5
Excellent write up! I was looking all over the...

Excellent write up! I was looking all over the web and various forums for a detailed write up and yours was exactly what I was looking for. I actually attempted the job this past weekend and failed...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-23-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,686
Posted By ArNarX5
Whistle Is it possible to change the E53's gong sound to the newer BMW chime?

Guys,

I guess I'm out of ideas on things to modify on my stock 4.4. Thought went through my head about changing the Gong sound to the new BMW chime, below
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-18-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,472
Posted By ArNarX5
Smile TRANS FAILSAFE PROG - RESOLVED!!

Well, the car is finally back to normal thanks to my Indy and his troubleshooting skills! So for anyone else reading this and experiencing the same symptoms that are in the youtube link of my...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-17-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,472
Posted By ArNarX5
Well... long story short.. I got a call from Indy...

Well... long story short.. I got a call from Indy stating it's my ABS Control Module and he wants $1300 to replace it with a brand new unit. He said that's causing all of the faults by short...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-16-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,472
Posted By ArNarX5
Thanks for the replies as they're greatly...

Thanks for the replies as they're greatly appreciated! I must say, now that I have battery 101 down thanks to the great clarification/breakdown by Qsilver7. I didn't know there were so limited...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-14-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,472
Posted By ArNarX5
I gave up... took the car to an indy and he...

I gave up... took the car to an indy and he scanned and said there were errors in the DME and communications errors with the CAN. I have to take it back next week and leave it for a few days but I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-12-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,472
Posted By ArNarX5
Arrow Update - Went out and bought a Bosch AGM Glass...

Update - Went out and bought a Bosch AGM Glass Mat Battery (850ccca) and it set me back $330. Swapped it out and out of the Box, the voltage on the new battery read 12.0-12/1V. Started the car, and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-11-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,472
Posted By ArNarX5
Whistle -

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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-11-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,472
Posted By ArNarX5
Thanks for your replies. I have not yet been...

Thanks for your replies. I have not yet been able to check w/ the volt meter but I went out to the car today and did the cluster voltage test and it showed 11.4V with lights off.
Started the car...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-10-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,472
Posted By ArNarX5
thanks for the reply. I just took it for a drive...

thanks for the reply. I just took it for a drive and the ABS, Tract control and Brake lights were all on in yellow, but no trans fail safe program error. The car drove beautifully for about 11...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-10-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,472
Posted By ArNarX5
Apologies for the typos! Hard to type on the...

Apologies for the typos! Hard to type on the phone and auto correct has a mind of it's own :)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-10-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,472
Posted By ArNarX5
Arrow HELP! X5 instrument electronics suddenly goings crazy and transfer fail safe message

Hi everyone.
My 2003 e53 4.4 suddenly started going into trans fail safe
Mode and the dash lights light up like a Christmas tree.
Codes are P0600 & P1747

If I turn the car off for a few...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-11-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 64,639
Posted By ArNarX5
Thanks for letting me know about your experience....

Thanks for letting me know about your experience. I tried to go to the link you provided but it says Page not found. Can you double check on your side?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-10-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,811
Posted By ArNarX5
Had the same question myself and posted it last...

Had the same question myself and posted it last year... now I have 124k miles...
a lot of insight in this post b/t everyone.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-10-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 64,639
Posted By ArNarX5
Lightbulb Myth about BMW Replacement keys from eBay or other non BMW Sources...

So I only have one key for my X5 and the dealer wanted about $300 here in California to get a replacement one made. I found a bunch of uncut keys online from various sources and all claiming to work...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-13-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,707
Posted By ArNarX5
Arrow Tire Rack referral number?

Does anyone know of a discount code/referral number for tirerack.com?

Need to buy tires and you all know that doesn't come cheap, so anything would help!

thanks!:dunno:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-28-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 30,537
Posted By ArNarX5
Yes, that's how I feel deep down.... If it's...

Yes, that's how I feel deep down.... If it's still shifting perfect, then the insides must be overall in good condidtion and waiting might change that. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I'll do it...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-28-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 30,537
Posted By ArNarX5
I don't think anything else could have put it to...

I don't think anything else could have put it to a better test than that! I guess if it can go through that, it can go through anything.

As for me, I'll either going with Castrol or Mobile 1 for...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-28-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 30,537
Posted By ArNarX5
Very helpful, thanks. Now I know what to compare...

Very helpful, thanks. Now I know what to compare it to when I open up my pan. I also like the idea driving it around and then doing drain #2.

I was going to do the F/R diffs but not sure what...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-28-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 30,537
Posted By ArNarX5
Thanks TiAgX5 for your reply. I've updated the...

Thanks TiAgX5 for your reply. I've updated the original post to include the correction.

When you changed it at 100K, did you do a drain and fill or was a drain, fill, then drain again and fill? ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-28-2011, 03:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,791
Posted By ArNarX5
Drove it from Los Angeles, CA to Las Vegas, NV...

Drove it from Los Angeles, CA to Las Vegas, NV and back in a day. 380 miles each way = 760 + driving around vegas back and forth so a good 800 miles in a day.

Enjoyed every second of it and can't...
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