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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-03-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,244
Posted By Gregory891
Same experience for me (rear air suspension),...

Same experience for me (rear air suspension), proactive replacment of rear air springs before leaks and failure - Arnott One rear height sensor (CarlySoft eliminates the guesswork to know WHY the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-02-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,432
Posted By Gregory891
jagarundi - Could you tell us what model & year...

jagarundi - Could you tell us what model & year you have (the best is to put in the signature line)? Spare key, are you using the keys with the remote OR the valet key? Does your car have a factory...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-26-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,691
Posted By Gregory891
What fault codes do you have (Carly other other...

What fault codes do you have (Carly other other software that read the body and other modules)? IHKA part could be it. Given the age of the car, whilst not the typical symptoms, it could be a good...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-05-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By Gregory891
Carly Soft. Good diagnosis and coding in one...

Carly Soft. Good diagnosis and coding in one package, you don't need to know programming at all. I've used on my former E53, current E91 (still a X) and other BMW's with OBD (friends and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-22-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,405
Posted By Gregory891
I second Effduration on the rear issues, I had...

I second Effduration on the rear issues, I had the same tire wear issue. I also replaced the rear lower rear ball joints (you need a special puller, it's reasonable), the dog bone and rear upper...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-22-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 746
Posted By Gregory891
@ Takimo. I would recommend finding a shop...

@ Takimo.

I would recommend finding a shop to read codes from the OBD port. If you want a very easy to use BMW solution, buy the CarlySoft "dongle" to pair to your smartphone. The software can...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-03-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,244
Posted By Gregory891
Perhaps I missed this in the thread, but do you ...

Perhaps I missed this in the thread, but do you

(a) have a readout on the specific error codes - Carly is one good tool to use
(b) know how old your air springs are? They have a limited life...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-29-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,448
Posted By Gregory891
After 8 years with my E53 (pre-facelift) it went...

After 8 years with my E53 (pre-facelift) it went to the next owner, so no longer in Switzerland but in Finland. I replaced it with an E91 330 xd and also want to do the LED thing for my angel eyes. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-15-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By Gregory891
FYI - When I bought my X5 8+ years ago, I did a...

FYI - When I bought my X5 8+ years ago, I did a "change every fluid in every compartment" thing - the appropriate Redline everywhere, including P/S fluid.

High presssure lines replaced, slight...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-19-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,565
Posted By Gregory891
Leaks can occur in the folds and “hold” when the...

Leaks can occur in the folds and “hold” when the car is static. Air suspension systems are great, I like mine (rear only in my case) but time, pressure and usage will naturally bring them to the end...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-19-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,565
Posted By Gregory891
For Madwelschman, the most likely problem...

For Madwelschman, the most likely problem (software can help) is an air leak in one of the struts. Given the age of the car, it’s likely “time” (been there myself). Replace them in pairs, as the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-19-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,565
Posted By Gregory891
For EPDM, the rear air bag system has a ride...

For EPDM, the rear air bag system has a ride height sensor at each rear wheel. Diagnostic software will tell you which corner (I had this). They are cheap enough that you could replace both.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-03-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By Gregory891
Go with the kit from Germany - I used this a few...

Go with the kit from Germany - I used this a few years ago. Worked VERY well. The fascia cover wasn't to my standard, I bought one made of a very dense plastic: one seller in New Jersey and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-02-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By Gregory891
Do you wait for a few seconds (with the key in...

Do you wait for a few seconds (with the key in intermediate position) until the glow plug light goes out, before engaging the starter motor? In tank fuel pump and fuel sender (replaced in my car at...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By Gregory891
Having done this on a number of cars over the...

Having done this on a number of cars over the years, my suggestions will capture some of what was shared:

1) New studs and nuts (give yourself a chance for success right away)
2) Use a die to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-20-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By Gregory891
BTW - what type of oil are you using? For my...

BTW - what type of oil are you using?

For my money, for the CCV, I would buy this -

https://www.germanautosolutions.com/bmw_solutions/ccv_products/m54_gas_ccv/product_m54_ccv.php
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-01-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Gregory891
Sounds more like the heater control valve (under...

Sounds more like the heater control valve (under hood, near the left front strut housing on my 2002 E53).
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-27-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By Gregory891
This will help you and others to install it...

This will help you and others to install it properly and know what is missing. Again, you'll need to cut away the welded reinforcement plate in the rear bumper beam - so that the tow bar / hitch...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-27-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By Gregory891
For those with US / Canadian cars - the inside...

For those with US / Canadian cars - the inside bumper beam simply has a reinforcement plate (improved safety in the event of a rear end collision) that you CAN remove to make it "Euro compatible" -...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-27-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By Gregory891
Check realoem.com for the headlight parts for an...

Check realoem.com for the headlight parts for an E53 bearing in mind if you have Xenon or Halogen lights. There may be internal parts that have perished. Option 2 (you have little to look) is to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-20-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Gregory891
Some oil service reset tools will do this (my car...

Some oil service reset tools will do this (my car is set in metric and it shifted show to US units). Other issue could be a failing battery, enough to start the car but a voltage drop at times that...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-20-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,780
Posted By Gregory891
If you've replaced the mass flow sensor, have you...

If you've replaced the mass flow sensor, have you driven the car enough for the car to reset trim and other values?

What caused your car to all of a sudden start running in a strange way? What...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-20-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By Gregory891
How old is the battery? Did you read any fault...

How old is the battery? Did you read any fault codes (please share)?

In all cases, put a full (overnight or longer depending on the charger) charge on your battery. Funny things on these vintage...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-20-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Gregory891
I have the can setup and have changed the filter...

I have the can setup and have changed the filter 4+ times in 8 years. The common leak that are more likely for a DIY is a bad hose clamp on the line that requires one (you can also shave 2-3 mm off...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-20-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,244
Posted By Gregory891
dannyzabolotny. Been there, done that. I've...

dannyzabolotny.

Been there, done that. I've removed door panels a few times, to replace different things INCLUDING window regulators. I used to be in the trade, ran my own shop and have seen the...
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