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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Posted By wpoll
Thanks for the extra info. Clavurion. :thumbup: ...

Thanks for the extra info. Clavurion. :thumbup:

Interesting to note that Beru suggest applying power to the glow plug to heat it up, as an alternative to warming the engine.

Which raises...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Posted By wpoll
You are correct Andrew - the impact is much less...

You are correct Andrew - the impact is much less likely to break things - and it's my usual tool of choice with threaded fittings that can be tough to break free too. It's just that in the case of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,092
Posted By wpoll
HDR photo?

HDR photo?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Posted By wpoll
With a warm engine and some release agent, they...

With a warm engine and some release agent, they shouldn't be so tight that you need either an impact tool or a breaker bar!

Seriously - these things are fragile. Install torque is like 18Nm,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-16-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,734
Posted By wpoll
Lots of us get that - no idea why. Sometimes it...

Lots of us get that - no idea why. Sometimes it can be fixed, sometimes it's a phantom code. Lots of threads on it - nothing definitive...:confused:

Mine is gone right now. Showed up the first...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-16-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By wpoll
I've now got nearly 250,000kms on my '05 3.0d and...

I've now got nearly 250,000kms on my '05 3.0d and have only made one slight top-up in the 75,000kms of my ownership. No evidence of a prior service.

I plan on changing the fluid, gasket, filter,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-14-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 916
Views: 168,925
Posted By wpoll
I don't believe it needs coding. I've never...

I don't believe it needs coding.

I've never been able to get it working either. In my case it's because my Becker CD54 unit doesn't support it (I think) but it could also be because there are...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-14-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By wpoll
Thanks - sorted - the link is oddly formed -...

Thanks - sorted - the link is oddly formed - there two hyperlinks on one line, that appears like one hyperlink. The red bit fails - the green bit works. :thumbup:

Here is the link to the TIS iso...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-14-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By wpoll
Well they didn't last long - all links now dead. ...

Well they didn't last long - all links now dead. :(
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-14-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By wpoll
Oh, and dim end of LED display on dash is a...

Oh, and dim end of LED display on dash is a simple blown bulb. :thumbup:

https://ic.carid.com/wp/sylvania/w01331973206osr_1.jpg
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-14-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By wpoll
MID pixels are a $20 fix - not $800 - if you get...

MID pixels are a $20 fix - not $800 - if you get the DIY ribbon cable (PixelFix etc.)

But the ribbon can be a swine to install - if you aren't good with very fiddly electronic repairs, send the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-14-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By wpoll
The strut and the shock are one part on the E53...

The strut and the shock are one part on the E53 (an most other cars these days) - you change them as a single part. See part #6 in this image..
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-13-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By wpoll
Gotta love a good 'ole oil thread! ;) Great...

Gotta love a good 'ole oil thread! ;)

Great find, Andrew and an interesting read. The author makes some good arguments for the "lighter" oil grades.

Out of curiosity, I pulled the PDS for the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-13-2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By wpoll
5W-40 in my 250,000km M57TU - been running that...

5W-40 in my 250,000km M57TU - been running that for the last two or three years, after previously running with 5W-30. Made the switch at about 200,000kms.

Trying the get the last km of life from...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By wpoll
In that case it may not be the fuse... but worth...

In that case it may not be the fuse... but worth checking.

Check fuse #73 in the trunk - it's blown, try replacing it (7.5amp I think). If it blows right away, your phone loom is likely shorted...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 480
Posted By wpoll
Nope - you're just the same as the rest of us -...

Nope - you're just the same as the rest of us - trying to get our heads around the plethora of OEM stereo setups these things shipped with over the 6-7 years of production! ;)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 480
Posted By wpoll
Sure do - that's what I have. Professional CD in...

Sure do - that's what I have. Professional CD in dash (includes radio Rx module), MID below that and a 6-disc CD-Changer in the trunk (boot) on the left.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 480
Posted By wpoll
The first picture I posted was for reference -...

The first picture I posted was for reference - it's not the OP's car. The second picture i posted was the OPs picture, from his first post in this thread.

Sorry - I need to label the pictures more...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By wpoll
If the fault returns, this issues has been known...

If the fault returns, this issues has been known to be caused by the (unused) phone loom in the center console sorting out and blowing a fuse. This causes the radio to only run for a few minutes at a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 480
Posted By wpoll
The radio receiver module was never is a...

The radio receiver module was never is a CD-Changer - but is built into the back of the Businesses (or Professional) CD-Player (in the dash).

Does your Businesses CD-Player have the Fakra antenna...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 480
Posted By wpoll
Nah - the MID connection it the other white...

Nah - the MID connection it the other white connector with the grey cam/lever, over on the right. I'm referring to the 14-pin, white-shelled black connector on the very left...
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 480
Posted By wpoll
There's something funky in the dash - that extra...

There's something funky in the dash - that extra connector needs a home.

It looks like it should be plugged into the back of the large black "40-pin" assembly but that spot is already taken up....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-09-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,767
Posted By wpoll
Not so peculiar when you note the left fender...

Not so peculiar when you note the left fender impact... ;)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-07-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,597
Posted By wpoll
I cloned my diag PCs to cheap SSDs (in a USB-SATA...

I cloned my diag PCs to cheap SSDs (in a USB-SATA dock) - that way if the internal HDD dies or Windows updates screw something, I can simply image it back to the last known working state. Or simply...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-07-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,597
Posted By wpoll
+1 to what c-bass said - PLUS, I cannot get PA...

+1 to what c-bass said - PLUS, I cannot get PA Soft and INPA working on the same computer, since the two hardware port drivers conflict with each other. I know others have gotten this to work but I...
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