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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-23-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 2,042,636
Posted By BigLion
I increased the pressure of my rear tyres to 38...

I increased the pressure of my rear tyres to 38 psi and it feels pretty solid - 34 on the front. Also for the contact area, the rear tyres are fatter than the fronts ;)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-23-2021, 03:27 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,482
Posted By BigLion
Ah, well - I was working on this with a guy in...

Ah, well - I was working on this with a guy in Dubai who really expected that list in NCS expert - I just tried coding the modules themselves and hoped for the best ;)

So we will not get this...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-22-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 37,647
Posted By BigLion
Ohhh - you guys!! I am stoked!! I got the error...

Ohhh - you guys!! I am stoked!! I got the error warning cancelled using NCSExpert + Dummy today - it's amazing!!

I ran an error check with INPA afterwards however it said DSC57 module and 'Tyre...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-22-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,482
Posted By BigLion
Wellllll - you guys just Rock!!! I am now a...

Wellllll - you guys just Rock!!!

I am now a member of the 'EHC-Free Club' - spent most of the day sorting the error warning out from basically scratch, knowledge-wise, but yes - I GOT RID OF IT!!!...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-22-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,096
Posted By BigLion
Okay - I'm feeling fairly confident to do this -...

Okay - I'm feeling fairly confident to do this - I just did a dry run on opening some module output in NCS Dummy, but one weird thing is that when I went to edit the FA in NCS Expert, there was...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-22-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 37,647
Posted By BigLion
I so need to do this - I'm kinda fed up with it...

I so need to do this - I'm kinda fed up with it messing with the DSC and I really want to see if it improves the handling when re-activated, since I notice the truck slipping more on corners without...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-22-2021, 04:13 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 2,042,636
Posted By BigLion
The attitude to old cars here being what it is,...

The attitude to old cars here being what it is, if I swapped Burly I'd end up with like a med-hi mileage Camry or Altima or some sh!t, as my only car! The cars which can do high mileage here still go...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-22-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 2,042,636
Posted By BigLion
Yep - this seems to be the attitude of my car...

Yep - this seems to be the attitude of my car recently - "hooman fix something - me go boom!!"... I did a full set of BMW spark plugs on Sunday (it's a working day here) and crawled through traffic...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-16-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 26,373
Posted By BigLion
I had to drive round the back of Dubai to find a...

I had to drive round the back of Dubai to find a CoViD testing centre today - they had some whoppers in there - You should definitely visit the Northern Emirates - much easier on the suspension!!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-15-2021, 01:18 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 26,373
Posted By BigLion
My experience of the US mostly relates to Florida...

My experience of the US mostly relates to Florida - and the last time I was there, as a teen, I noticed there weren't any sidewalks between retail stores (which out of town are mostly separate...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-13-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By BigLion
The wife and kids are off on holiday tomorrow so...

The wife and kids are off on holiday tomorrow so it's gonna get a proper sorting out this time - but the glued cover suggests it's not gonna be pleasant!


To everyone posting details with photos,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-12-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,143
Posted By BigLion
I was having that same issue (and others,...

I was having that same issue (and others, intermittently) until I did two things simultaneously;

- let the workshop do a proper refurb and replace the necessary seals (as Crystalworks said) -...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-12-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By BigLion
I just went down to the parking garage (which is...

I just went down to the parking garage (which is boiling hot and humid right now) to check the folding apparatus and maybe figure out why the 'folded out' position is so poorly defined and sloppy, to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-12-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By BigLion
The Aux cable should be fairly easily visible...

The Aux cable should be fairly easily visible when you pull out the head unit - from memory it has brown, black and black/white cables (3) - a black connector about 5mm across. It should be sticking...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-10-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By BigLion
Eureka moment - easily streaming music from phone to Boardmonitor stereo!

So I already installed the OEM Aux Input retrofit since years ago - but whenever you choose a portable device to connect, they mostly have a very weak sound output and you have to crank the volume up...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-10-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 2,042,636
Posted By BigLion
The Abu Dhabi Municipality owes me BIG TIME for...

The Abu Dhabi Municipality owes me BIG TIME for the amount of parts I replaced - eventually went to coilovers when the OEM air struts went up 15% to 2,200 Dirhams ($600) each. There are huge speed...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-02-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By BigLion
Wobbly folding mirrors - what do you do?

It's just bugging me, guys!

You know when you get in the car and someone has walked last and pushed the passenger mirror, so it's out of alignment? And you have to reach over from the drivers'...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-02-2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 773
Posted By BigLion
No issues, if it's live when you want it to be......

No issues, if it's live when you want it to be... I run the kids' TVs off the cigar lighter wiring in the central armrest (they have inline fuses!) :D

That connector would have gone to the amp in...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-02-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By BigLion
That's what is confusing me - big THANK YOU for...

That's what is confusing me - big THANK YOU for checking as I'm abroad and I can't get a Bentley manual out here... (Why did they never make a 'Haynes manual' for the X5 in the UK??);

If there is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-01-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 773
Posted By BigLion
The second connector for sure is for the speakers...

The second connector for sure is for the speakers wiring.
Usually the blues go to the Mids, and the yellow is for the tweeters.


Just off the top of my head - I had to resolder my whole setup...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-01-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By BigLion
Fuse panel chart messed up?? A little help pls...

While I was checking the fuses inside the glove box I noticed that some of the slots on the diagram which should be empty had fuses inserted, and vice versa -


Here's the list - I'm hoping I can...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-01-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By BigLion
I saved the number in my phone - hope they can...

I saved the number in my phone - hope they can deliver to Abu Dhabi cos they didn't open the border yet!!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-01-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 2,042,636
Posted By BigLion
:D We had a couple of good ones to choose...

:D

We had a couple of good ones to choose from at the time, 10 years ago this August, but the colour combo is sweet - it had to be Imolarot with ivory seats :p:
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-30-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 2,042,636
Posted By BigLion
Well gang, I may finally be at a stage where I...

Well gang, I may finally be at a stage where I can be at peace with my car...

I had to get it inspected for the registration renewal, and to sort a lot of longstanding niggles (besides them...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-30-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 2,042,636
Posted By BigLion
Beeaauutttiful automobile!! <3 <3 <3...

Beeaauutttiful automobile!! <3 <3 <3 :thumbup:
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