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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-03-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,818
Posted By talljames
[Solved] It was the fuel pump. Moral of the...

[Solved] It was the fuel pump. Moral of the story. If you have a faulty fuel sending unit (left side) or fuel pump (right side) best to replace/repair both at the same time. cheers
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-01-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,818
Posted By talljames
Hi amancuso, 6’8” so I had to choose my next car...

Hi amancuso, 6’8” so I had to choose my next car carefully. Most of the bigger 4WD’s, SUV’s here in Australia have very small driving areas even though they look big on the outside.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-01-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,818
Posted By talljames
Just a thought, seems many check the fuel pump...

Just a thought, seems many check the fuel pump relay which I completely forgot about and it may be intermittent. I pulled the fuse and that was all good. Might have a look at the relay next.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-01-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,818
Posted By talljames
Yes, dead on I think as I cannot hear the fuel...

Yes, dead on I think as I cannot hear the fuel pump whirrr...It did start today after I put in some more fuel. Was idiling for a while then it stopped. I have put more fuel since almost to the top...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-31-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,818
Posted By talljames
Scans show nothing. Will check the fuel pump...

Scans show nothing. Will check the fuel pump relay tomorrow as well as use my small jump start unit for some extra starting current.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-31-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,818
Posted By talljames
i mean obd2...:)

i mean obd2...:)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-31-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,818
Posted By talljames
I will get my odb 2 scanner on it and see.

I will get my odb 2 scanner on it and see.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-31-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,818
Posted By talljames
ok, so over 50L in the right and plenty in the...

ok, so over 50L in the right and plenty in the left. Interesting I tried to start it and it kicked over. Running rough on idle and then it automatically increased in revs without me touching the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-31-2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,818
Posted By talljames
ok, so I just got over a leaking oil pressure...

ok, so I just got over a leaking oil pressure sensor and I think I may have valve gasket oil leaks. Anyway, I have not fixed the fuel sender issue yet. I went to start and it would crank but not...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-30-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,818
Posted By talljames
Heh Andrew, can the leaky fuel valve eventually...

Heh Andrew, can the leaky fuel valve eventually fail so that the engine will crank over but it will just not start.

regards
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-13-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,818
Posted By talljames
When I get to do the job I will have to decide...

When I get to do the job I will have to decide whether to do the teflon thing on the other one or just install the plastic tie. A bit nervous about the teflon. Wouldn’t want a tiny bit to break off...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-10-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,818
Posted By talljames
So, I checked the phase. Great to know how to...

So, I checked the phase. Great to know how to access this info. It is showing Phase 1 so I assume the sensor electrics are working ok. Just waiting on theo-ring now.

cheers
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-06-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,818
Posted By talljames
Thanks for those Phasor information qSilver7 and...

Thanks for those Phasor information qSilver7 and comments from everyone. I have ordered the o ring from the usa to here and will do the job in due course. The left value does indeed drop. I will post...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-28-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,818
Posted By talljames
Ok, so I finally got the fuel dowm. Below is an...

Ok, so I finally got the fuel dowm. Below is an image of one side getting down to 0.7L. Note the guage is almost at quarter (20) where the light comes on and the engine dies. The fuel left has...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-19-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,818
Posted By talljames
Still waiting to get down to the level. I have a...

Still waiting to get down to the level. I have a RHD vehicle so are the two sides laid out the same I wonder? When I get the seat off I will of course know. By the way if it is the o-ring I was...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-13-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,818
Posted By talljames
Thanks guys. Sorry for the delay in reply. I have...

Thanks guys. Sorry for the delay in reply. I have a picture using test 6 below.


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Also, when I took my car to another mechanic to fix a squeaky rear suspension it konked out just as the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-13-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,818
Posted By talljames
Question Reserve fuel problem

So, my car stopped when the fuel meter read 1/4 of a tank left. Couldn’t start it and had to get it towed to the mechanic. He discovered that it was a problem with the reserve tank (overflow tank)....
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