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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-20-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 774
Posted By X5chemist
On cold starts, the loud noise is probably the...

On cold starts, the loud noise is probably the secondary injection pump. I just went through 3 of them. The fourth most expensive one on RockAuto finally worked. The first two set codes. The third...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By X5chemist
In a browser, don't use the quick reply box at...

In a browser, don't use the quick reply box at the bottom. Instead, hit the "Reply" big button. The option to attach a pictures is there.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 774
Posted By X5chemist
Remove the valve cover and listen for the noise....

Remove the valve cover and listen for the noise. I've seen plenty of cars that had something loose hidden by covers.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-17-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By X5chemist
At time of purchase, fixing the seat belt/airbag...

At time of purchase, fixing the seat belt/airbag was priority. I didn't have a BMW scanner available. I bypassed for daily driving and safety. Later I purchased a BMW code reader and now a Foxwell...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-17-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By X5chemist
Mine had the same problem. I installed a seat...

Mine had the same problem. I installed a seat sensor bypass. The air bags are active all the time with or without a passenger. To turn off the buckle sign, a seatbelt extender is installed. The mat...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-17-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,260
Posted By X5chemist
Don't forget to trim the black clips. I used wire...

Don't forget to trim the black clips. I used wire cutters to snip off a bit.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-17-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,260
Posted By X5chemist
I replaced those clips on mine with a new...

I replaced those clips on mine with a new regulator. There's at trick to update them for support. Basically, reverse them and install bigger plastic screw clips. The larger clips are license plate...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-17-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14,260
Views: 2,050,106
Posted By X5chemist
Yea, it's weird. Iphones or computers have that...

Yea, it's weird. Iphones or computers have that problem. Phone pics look correct. When it's transferred to a PC, it's turned over or upside down. I'll see if I can edit or rotate the pic to the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-17-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14,260
Views: 2,050,106
Posted By X5chemist
Temporary hack until the GMIII module is...

Temporary hack until the GMIII module is repaired. :wow:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-17-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14,260
Views: 2,050,106
Posted By X5chemist
Blind spot mirrors.

Blind spot mirrors.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-14-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By X5chemist
The solenoid could be going out. It's work, but...

The solenoid could be going out. It's work, but you can take it off and have it tested at a rebuild shop. I have a local shop that tests and rebuilds alternators. Since it's out and it tests bad, you...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-14-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 774
Posted By X5chemist
Is the rattling noise on the left side? LHD...

Is the rattling noise on the left side? LHD driver side? It could be the DISA valve rattling. Go get a cheap mechanic stethoscope at Harbor Freight. I have one. It's one my best tools to find rattles...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By X5chemist
Sounds more like a bad body ground. Check the...

Sounds more like a bad body ground. Check the battery ground terminal.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By X5chemist
A bulb or connection is loose. A road bounce and...

A bulb or connection is loose. A road bounce and loose part can trigger it. Or even rust. My X5 had an intermittent plate light. One bulb was so rusty, it would work on and off. The light cover was...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,368
Posted By X5chemist
Look at Catco catalytic converters. I used one a...

Look at Catco catalytic converters. I used one a V6 4.3L engine. The Jimmy had a Magnaflow muffler. After adding the high flow converter, it was even louder! It had a nice rumble. Sound really woke...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-07-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,368
Posted By X5chemist
Ouch. I know my work place has been hit too. It’s...

Ouch. I know my work place has been hit too. It’s the one worry I have about parking in isolated places. It’s a reason I like steps. Steps give less space to reach under.
Forum: The Lounge 10-07-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By X5chemist
Fall 9 stories on a BMW and live

https://nypost.com/2021/10/07/new-jersey-man-survives-9-story-plunge-by-landing-on-a-bmw/
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-07-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By X5chemist
Working with centric rings is not bad. It's the...

Working with centric rings is not bad. It's the guys that rotate tires, I don't trust. I'll look for metals ones.

Will the E53 hub bolts work on E70 and F15 wheels? My choices are upgrade to 18X8...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-06-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By X5chemist
:rant::rant: Dang, thought I had found perfect...

:rant::rant:
Dang, thought I had found perfect bolt on wheels.

Would E70s bolt?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-06-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By X5chemist
F15 style 446 wheels?

Anyone running F15 style 446 wheels? 18x8 255/55R18 tires? :popcorn:

I found a local set. My X5 needs new tires so why not upgrade? :p:

Pictures?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-06-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,243
Posted By X5chemist
Yes, I can manually activate the fan. Plus it...

Yes, I can manually activate the fan. Plus it takes 10+ seconds to spin down after turning it off when hot. I've not pull the refrigerant sensor off. Unlike others, it has to be emptied of R134....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-06-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,243
Posted By X5chemist
You can see the compressor from top side. Have...

You can see the compressor from top side. Have someone push the A/C button on and off. You should hear it click. Plus notice RPMs change. On other vehicles the clutch will engage with the engine off....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-06-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,243
Posted By X5chemist
The fan does not start up when I pull the sensor...

The fan does not start up when I pull the sensor off the coolant line. So I guess my sensor is toast. Time to drain the coolant and replace it. :(
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-06-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,495
Posted By X5chemist
Can we check fuel pressure? How many miles on it?...

Can we check fuel pressure? How many miles on it? How much fuel is in the tank?
No spark is a biggie. Remove and clean the cam position sensors. Check the wiring harness. Wiggle the harness while...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-05-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,243
Posted By X5chemist
Mine has the same problem. Until the engine is at...

Mine has the same problem. Until the engine is at temp, it won't cool. The fan doesn't turn on when it's cold. The fan works when manually tested using a Foxwell Pro. If it's hot outside, I get...
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