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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-08-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,141
Posted By garrett.fell
A shop in the Chicago area did mine for around...

A shop in the Chicago area did mine for around $750


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-01-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,087
Posted By garrett.fell
Meh - I am still around. Just lurking and...

Meh - I am still around. Just lurking and enjoying reading about X5's without wondering if my intermediate-levers are messed-up or when the coolant transfer pipe will start leaking. ;)

Oh - and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,087
Posted By garrett.fell
No doubt there. There is something BMW has done...

No doubt there. There is something BMW has done with the man/machine connection. I can't explain it other than its the ultimate driving machine! It's rather intoxicating for sure.


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,087
Posted By garrett.fell
I know she hasn't forgotten about it yet! She...

I know she hasn't forgotten about it yet! She keeps asking me if we can buy it back and if it's "still sitting there" on the lot...

"I miss the Beeeeemer". (Sniff-sniff)

"Can we buy it?"

...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,087
Posted By garrett.fell
My 4-year old daughter as seen in the picture...

My 4-year old daughter as seen in the picture washing the wheels for the last time is still rather upset about the sale....

She cried the whole way home saying she wanted "The Beemer" and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,087
Posted By garrett.fell
Ownership is a heavy burden - wrought with luxury...

Ownership is a heavy burden - wrought with luxury and paranoia.

In the meantime I continue to read this forum in armchair fashion. I can enjoy reading about X5's without worrying when mine...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-22-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,698
Posted By garrett.fell
Anyone interested in my old diagnostics laptop? ...

Anyone interested in my old diagnostics laptop? Lenovo Windows XP machine with BMW Scanner 1.4, associated cable in addition to the Romanian suite with cable and INPA, DIS, Navcoder, Progman,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-20-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,087
Posted By garrett.fell
Well - I did it.....

It's with a heavy heart that I have made the decision to part with my X5

The 5 year and 40,000 mile relationship had it ups and downs. When it's good - it's real good but eventually you get a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-31-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By garrett.fell
It means the crankshaft is either accelerating...

It means the crankshaft is either accelerating faster or slower (positive vs negative value - I forget which) when those cylinders fire as compared to the other cylinders.


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-30-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By garrett.fell
E53 X5 value these days?

I can't say that I know too much about how much E53's are going for these days.

I've come to the realization that it's probably time to part with mine. The realities of driving two cars both...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-24-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,326
Posted By garrett.fell
Man. This might be what does it for me and the...

Man. This might be what does it for me and the X. :(

I really like that car but am coming to the realization that I am not so interested in continuing to wrench on it anymore. It's too bad...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-24-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,326
Posted By garrett.fell
Well - after letting it sit with some pressure on...

Well - after letting it sit with some pressure on it for a couple hours I finally got a couple new drips. I think it's coming from here.....

:(

Anyone make this repair themselves, or have a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-23-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,326
Posted By garrett.fell
Well. I've got it sitting with a bar of pressure...

Well. I've got it sitting with a bar of pressure on it now. Can't see where it's leaking from yet.....

I did see a little evidence of a blue hanging drip or two in the area between the front of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-23-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,326
Posted By garrett.fell
Sweet. Now I've got a coolant leak....

Meh. After a relatively trouble-free existence with my X5 for quite a while now. It looks like I've got some sort of coolant leak. After pulling the X out of the garage this morning, I noticed a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-17-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,295
Posted By garrett.fell
Can you verify the voltage as-seen with INPA? ...

Can you verify the voltage as-seen with INPA?


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-13-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,295
Posted By garrett.fell
Looks like you're good to go to me! Sent...

Looks like you're good to go to me!


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-13-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,966
Posted By garrett.fell
Side mirrors don't stay folded

Maybe I am thinking about reverse? I know I had the mirrors not wanting to retract when I had it in the garage last week or so.....

I realized I had it in gear rather than park. Could have been...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-13-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,966
Posted By garrett.fell
I know they won't fold if the car is in drive! ...

I know they won't fold if the car is in drive! Needs to be in park!


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-13-2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 32,539
Posted By garrett.fell
Not exactly. I executed the tests twice over...

Not exactly. I executed the tests twice over let's say.....the last year. It was warmer out and it always passed that test okay. Who knows what my problem is...

Whatever it is. It's related...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-12-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 32,539
Posted By garrett.fell
N62 minimum valve lift

Mine has passed the intermediate lever test on the two occasions I've ran it. I never COULD find that damn date stamp they speak of! I remember looking EVERYWHERE!

I had the covers off almost 2...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-12-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,295
Posted By garrett.fell
DIS v57 running on Windows 10 and VMware

That sounds more like a cable or OBD connector issue and less like a problem with the software.

If it knows enough to test voltage and isn't finding it it sounds less like software to me. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-12-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,295
Posted By garrett.fell
What is cold monitoring? Sent from my...

What is cold monitoring?


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-12-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 206,036
Posted By garrett.fell
I had the exact same problem about 3-4 years ago...

I had the exact same problem about 3-4 years ago when I tried this procedure. I ended up taking it to a shop very carefully as it was my wife's daily at the time and I didn't have the time to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-12-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 41,180
Posted By garrett.fell
I've never been able to remove that plug. I've...

I've never been able to remove that plug. I've seen where I think it is but wasn't able to remove it without presumably breaking it.

The last time I had the drivers door panel opened to replace...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-11-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 32,539
Posted By garrett.fell
N62 minimum valve lift

I was just thinking about this. Doesn't that minimum setting kick in after about a minute of first start? I don't think it's there initially.

I think I recall reading something about it using...
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