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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By wpoll
I wouldn't think that the battery voltage is a...

I wouldn't think that the battery voltage is a problem. The only way to test it properly is with the car off, using a multi-meter on the jump terminal under the hood/bonnet. When you check the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 01:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By wpoll
Yeah, sorry - I know you have a 4.4 - my comment...

Yeah, sorry - I know you have a 4.4 - my comment was directed at ad01, who also has an M57TU diesel.

I doubt this has anything to do with your MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensor. While it is known that...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-11-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By wpoll
The MAP (Manifold Absolute Pressure) sensor is a...

The MAP (Manifold Absolute Pressure) sensor is a totally different thing... and yes, our M57 diesel engines have both a MAF and a MAP. ;)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-11-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,865
Posted By wpoll
More than seven years later, I doubt it's still...

More than seven years later, I doubt it's still on his "to-do" list... ;)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-06-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,071
Posted By wpoll
Update - images now replaced on post #39......

Update - images now replaced on post #39... (after TinyPic closed down...)

https://xoutpost.com/1142332-post39.html
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-06-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By wpoll
Images now all replaced on post #39 -...

Images now all replaced on post #39 - https://xoutpost.com/1142332-post39.html
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-06-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By wpoll
It may well.... There are at least three...

It may well....

There are at least three ways to replace the manifold: -

1. from above. Requires removal of the valve cover, which requires removal on the intake manifold and all the injectors....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-06-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By wpoll
Could well be a failing alternator (or...

Could well be a failing alternator (or rectifier/regulator on the back of the alternator. The symptoms fit.

You can monitor the voltage on the dash via hidden menu #7 (UBAT) while driving - if it...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-06-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By wpoll
When my exhaust manifold was cracked, I had this...

When my exhaust manifold was cracked, I had this same symptom. Have you still got the factory stainless exhaust manifold? If so, it's probably gone....

See this thread... (many images missing...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-05-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 991
Posted By wpoll
Every "developed" nation has some level of this...

Every "developed" nation has some level of this sort of nannying going on... NZ isn't much better or worse than other places. Some of our vehicle law is based on past bad experience - i.e. poorly...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-05-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 991
Posted By wpoll
You have a different definition of "perfect" -...

You have a different definition of "perfect" - here in NZ that would fail our annual vehicle safety check - since tyres are proud of the fender. :rolleyes:

Wheel spacers are also sort of illegal...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-05-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,275
Posted By wpoll
You won't need the resler interface and iBus app...

You won't need the resler interface and iBus app for the DSP (since you don't have DSP) BUT you'll want it for all the other features it offers, such as giving you back most BC functions - like being...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-04-2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,275
Posted By wpoll
It was listed there... this one? ...

It was listed there... this one?

https://xtrons.com/bmw-x5-e53-android-8-0-pt1853b
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-03-2019, 02:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,923
Posted By wpoll
Welcome, kiwicossie !! :thumbup: North or...

Welcome, kiwicossie !! :thumbup:

North or South? ;)

I've noted that it isn't possible for the E53 BC to display fuel consumption figures in km/l, only in l/100km. It may be that you cannot get...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-02-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 902
Posted By wpoll
Bugger... the harminoc balancer thing is a very...

Bugger... the harminoc balancer thing is a very "aussie" problem - it does happen elsewhere but it seems no anywhere as common. I'm thinking it's the heat.... :dunno:

As for the boost... did you...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-02-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By wpoll
Thanks for the follow-up - glad you got it...

Thanks for the follow-up - glad you got it sorted. :thumbup:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-01-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By wpoll
When my thermostat was jammed open, it wasn't...

When my thermostat was jammed open, it wasn't warm-up time that alerted me to the fact. Rather it was that the KTMP would fall when going down hills etc. Nomal running temp in my M57 is 88Deg.C. and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-31-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,530
Posted By wpoll
The "tone ring" (pick up ring) is built into the...

The "tone ring" (pick up ring) is built into the seal on the wheel bearings... you can see the variation on the face of the seals....
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-29-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By wpoll
There might be two shorts being discussed here. ...

There might be two shorts being discussed here.

Andrew, the short you are referring to connects all the available modules to the 16-pin ODB connector in the cabin.

The short in the earlier...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-29-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By wpoll
+1 - simply turning on the car with one (or more)...

+1 - simply turning on the car with one (or more) of the module plugs disconnected would cause all that... not "real" faults. ;)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-29-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By wpoll
Generally the heater on/off function is only a...

Generally the heater on/off function is only a vent (blower) on/off - unless you have the full independant parking heater option. It is used to cool the car down at a set time each day - i.e. your...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-28-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,861
Posted By wpoll
You don't have to replace the controller if you...

You don't have to replace the controller if you have no codes indicating a failed glow plug but many time codes that indicate failed glow plugs are in fact a failed controller. The wiring inside the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-28-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,861
Posted By wpoll
Failing fuel pump would cause issues when...

Failing fuel pump would cause issues when running, not just with start up....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-28-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,861
Posted By wpoll
When you say "zero errors", what are you using to...

When you say "zero errors", what are you using to read the DDE errors?

And if you car is LCI (born >09/2003) then the glow plug controller is known to fail more often than the glow plugs.... it's...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-28-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,861
Posted By wpoll
Did you also replace the glow plug controller (if...

Did you also replace the glow plug controller (if LCI) or check the glow plug relay (if pre-LCI)?

Any codes from a proper BMW scanning tool (INPA, DIS, ISTA-D, BMW Scanner, etc.)?
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