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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Today, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By workingonit
how I chose oil for my X5; the LL01 requirement was semi-important

That's what I chose, too Castrol Edge "Euro Car" 5W-40 A3/B4, after long experience with Castrol, and just learning about BMW's LL01 requirements. Here's my oil choice history, for the last few...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Today, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16,153
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By workingonit
That's a good one! But my X5 has only seen a...

That's a good one! But my X5 has only seen a couple of newer X5's, and never an E53, so there's little chance of a X5 conversation.

Sorta like me (a "BOOMER I") carrying-on a relevant/meaningful...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16,153
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By workingonit
beauty is in the eye of the beholder

My '01 X5's a clunker by BMW standards, but to me, it's a survivor that I've always wanted, but never actually thought I'd ever have. I just acquired it about 20 years later than I had wished.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-22-2023, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4
Posted By workingonit
from the 2001 owner's manual: BMW X5 4.4i: ...

from the 2001 owner's manual:

BMW X5 4.4i:
Your BMW is equipped with the convenience
starting feature. Simply turn the
key to position 3 (starter) and then
release it immediately.
The starter...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-14-2023, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16,153
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By workingonit
trying a different type jump box this time

I've had many jump boxes over the last several decades, all of the lead-acid type, usually from Sears-O'Reilly-Autozone (and from now-defunct stores). My last one died two years ago, and I didn't...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-11-2023, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16,153
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By workingonit
When I replaced my clutch fan with a high volume...

When I replaced my clutch fan with a high volume electric fan see this thread: https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/101180-replaced-clutch-fan-electric-fan.html...I joined the thread at...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-10-2023, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16,153
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By workingonit
back probes, anyone?

I use these:
83513

and my 35? year-old multimeter from Radio Shack:
83514
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-06-2023, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4
Posted By workingonit
I always try to maintain my batteries, especially when the vehicle sits

At the current time, my '01 X5 3.0i has been undriven/unstarted for 2 months (and my '04 Chevy 2500HD 3/1 months since last driven/started...same for the '98GMC); I need to check the electrolyte...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-29-2023, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16,153
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By workingonit
if it'll work on Win 10, then maybe it will on Win 11, also ???

Congrats on getting PA Soft Scanner 1.4 up and running on your Windows 10 laptop! From everything I've read, it will only work on Windows XP, 32-bit, or something like that. I've been wondering if I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-26-2023, 03:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,569
Posted By workingonit
link to the Bavarian Technic tool at another source, with specs listed

I found that tool awhile ago
https://burgertuning.com/products/bavarian-technic-cable-diagnostic-reset-tool-for-bmw-and-mini?variant=18656362266739, while looking to expand my diagnostic tool set...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-08-2023, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22
Posted By workingonit
from another thread: My key fob faded-out after...

from another thread: My key fob faded-out after three days in my possession, after I got the X5 in May 2021. The diamond key was the 20-year-old original, which had never been cut open (therefore...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-01-2023, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7
Posted By workingonit
I need a lightweight, easy-to-install ISTA-D download, also

I couldn't get the bimmerfest link to open, but I did download what was called "ISTA+ standalone" from somewhere, via a Torrent app. Because of the size of the download (213 GB-31,629 files-528...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-01-2023, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 12
Posted By workingonit
3m headlight restoration kits work

When I got my '01 X5 in May '21, the headlights were completely opaque (almost impenetrable), so I bought the 3M Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit with Quick Clear Coat, 39175 from Amazon, for...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-31-2023, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,453
Posted By workingonit
mine was stuck with glue

I have a non-pano sunroof that had the sunroof "shade" stuck in place. I needed to check the sunroof for function, and clean it and prevent future leaks...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-28-2023, 11:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,949
Posted By workingonit
going really "old school" on X5 equipment

that's probably some good stuff to carry on a blind date, but I'd rather have a "survival kit" along

from Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-27-2023, 05:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,949
Posted By workingonit
again, not pertinent to the original discussion, but...

My E53 X5's trunk now carries a growing collection of basic and some specialty tools, not required for my other vehicles. Beyond basic tools, there are 1) two multimeters, test light, test cables,...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-26-2023, 08:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,949
Posted By workingonit
Is storage of "tire goo" (or other sensitive items) desirable, in a hot car/truck?

I don't have RFTs on my vehicles, nor do I carry tire goo (Slime). But I do have fire extinguishers in all, including my homemade camping trailer (two extinguishers there). Slime says to store their...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-26-2023, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 28
Posted By workingonit
I'm keeping my X5 forever...

Weather-related: Lucky is right...high 80's to low 90's? That's mid-March or last week of September weather, here in N.Texas. Humid, too, without an ocean breeze, though. Spring and summer are just...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-25-2023, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22
Posted By workingonit
planning ahead for my next thermostat?

Here's a thread that mentions thermostats that open at lower temps https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/114500-coolant-temperature-review.html#post1221848

I mentioned my past...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-24-2023, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22
Posted By workingonit
I've noticed that the flaps will easily move...

I've noticed that the flaps will easily move while my 3000cfm electric fan is operating, even while the aux fan isn't. I'm sure that they don't impede much airflow at all; conversely, perhaps even...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-23-2023, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22
Posted By workingonit
not as fully prepared (for fan problems) as I had previously thought

I had previously stated that I have the fuse and relay (a full box of standard fuses, rolls of 24 and 14 ga wiring, assorted connectors, and electrical & silicone tape, too), for my aftermarket...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-23-2023, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22
Posted By workingonit
consider getting a high cfm aftermarket (puller) electric fan

I had a noisy viscous clutch fan that worried me (though the clutch felt good? & just tight enough, I didn't want blades coming loose just now), so an electric fan conversion was my first priority....
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-18-2023, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 27
Posted By workingonit
When my E53 had a soaked front left carpet, due...

When my E53 had a soaked front left carpet, due to a plugged & kinked A-pillar drain tube https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/113771-wet-carpet-drivers-side-floor.html, I covered the X5...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 07-15-2023, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5
Posted By workingonit
improvised charging station

Not an EE, but I (think) I know a cheap charging solution for us non-technical guys (not you). I couldn't find specs on the EWS charging ring, but did on the charger I am using.

I followed the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-14-2023, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By workingonit
Thanks, that's what I needed to know. I won't...

Thanks, that's what I needed to know. I won't have to get into the EWS at all.

I'll order two more "additional keys for the the remote entry and alarm remote functions (DWA) only", when I see...
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