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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 24,751
Posted By bcredliner
I always consider the labor cost of my time when...

I always consider the labor cost of my time when doing repairs as I could be doing something else that saves or makes money. For that reason I view it as more cost effective to purchase the entire...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-21-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By bcredliner
Welcome! I would start with seeing if the...

Welcome!

I would start with seeing if the paint on the 'side skirts' can be removed with a solvent that doesn't attack the plastic and see if you can refurbish them. FYI- I plasti-dipped my wheels...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-15-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 648
Posted By bcredliner
Most of the time you can use an auto stethoscope...

Most of the time you can use an auto stethoscope to pinpoint the source of the rattle. There are several possibilities that could be the problem. Could even be external. Troubleshoot, troubleshoot,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-11-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 895
Posted By bcredliner
ECS doesn't stock all the Turner motorsports...

ECS doesn't stock all the Turner motorsports tunes. Prices are always the same from Turner direct or ECS. I purchased my X5M tune directly from Turner. At least once a quarter the tunes will be on...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-11-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 895
Posted By bcredliner
I agree more low end TQ is important. The tune...

I agree more low end TQ is important. The tune that has the greatest HP increase will also deliver the greatest TQ increase. The tune might increase mileage. Unless, I could find verification that...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-11-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 895
Posted By bcredliner
When one makes the decision to do performance...

When one makes the decision to do performance mods they should also expect there will be some problems, less reliability, more maintenance and at some point of improvement they will find the weakest...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-08-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By bcredliner
I used to use this for price comparisons but over...

I used to use this for price comparisons but over time I got to only comparing prices at ECS Tuning and FCP and go with the best price OE or OEM parts: Furiousmethod.com - BMW Parts Price Comparison...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-08-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11,242
Views: 1,379,798
Posted By bcredliner
https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=aap...

https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=aaplw&p=bleeding+bmw+brakes#id=2&vid=e425e22f8b5e112cb55bdabbe191cfc6&action=click
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-08-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 895
Posted By bcredliner
There are a couple of kits for the E46. I don't...

There are a couple of kits for the E46. I don't know of one for the X5. Block should be fine if you stay around the boost on the E46 kit. If there is a problem it is more likely to be piston ring...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-08-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By bcredliner
There was a vendor of choice in Rumania on eBay...

There was a vendor of choice in Rumania on eBay that offered the suite. I heard he is no longer selling it but there may be others that are. It runs on Windows and takes a lot of space. Many buy a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-08-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By bcredliner
I agree with wpoll. Replace it rather than try to...

I agree with wpoll. Replace it rather than try to repair it. Might want to pull it apart before you purchase the part to verify problem is not wiring issue. Ignition switch failing can cause weird...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-08-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By bcredliner
I recall a thread in another forum that is...

I recall a thread in another forum that is dedicated to how to and solving problems folks are having using INPA, I don't recall what forum but might come up in a Google search. Last I knew the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-08-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11,242
Views: 1,379,798
Posted By bcredliner
There is only a small amount of brake fluid in...

There is only a small amount of brake fluid in the ABS pump. Unless the master cylinder has gone dry in the bleeding process or there is a problem with an ABS line, the DIY bleeding by the manual...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-05-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By bcredliner
Oops, didn't notice discussion was about factory...

Oops, didn't notice discussion was about factory angel eyes. Yes, they are aftermarket. . No, not controlled by LCM. Mine is 2002. I had one headlight the was old style that opened easily and one the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-04-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11,242
Views: 1,379,798
Posted By bcredliner
Replaced rear tires with second pair of...

Replaced rear tires with second pair of Continental Extreme Contacts.

Replaced coolant expansion tank from FCP Euro.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-04-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By bcredliner
Mine are activated anytime the interior lights...

Mine are activated anytime the interior lights come on. If I recall correctly all I did was run a wire with inline fuse to a slot in the fusebox that is live whenever interior lights are...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-03-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 648
Posted By bcredliner
Regardless of expertise it is always a good idea...

Regardless of expertise it is always a good idea to take it to a well recommended independent shop the specializes in BMWs for a pre purchase inspection. 2nd opinion is well worth it.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-03-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By bcredliner
:D

:D
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-03-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 724,467
Posted By bcredliner
Looks good!

Looks good!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-02-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By bcredliner
The secondary air pump doesn't restrict the size...

The secondary air pump doesn't restrict the size or flow of a Dinan cold air box.

Canadian emission standards generally parallel those of the EPA. How does Canada address violations? Are folks on...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-02-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By bcredliner
FYI ...

FYI ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-02-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By bcredliner
I have replaced the fan motor. Symptoms were very...

I have replaced the fan motor. Symptoms were very rough idle for a short period of time on a cold start. There were codes. I don't remember if I had a check engine light.
Depending on where one...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-28-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By bcredliner
No sanding or you will damage the clear coat. I...

No sanding or you will damage the clear coat. I don't use the squeegee. I find it too hard to apply the right pressure. I use the fluid and cloth used to
smooth out the paint to remove the paint. I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-28-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By bcredliner
Best results I have had is using Dr. Colorchip....

Best results I have had is using Dr. Colorchip. At least silver and black are great matches. The process to smooth out the paint really helps hide the repair. It is necessary to use very little each...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-26-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By bcredliner
https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/8...

https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/83839-transmission-issues-summary.html
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