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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-30-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By LVR
Try reading through this thread.... ...

Try reading through this thread....


https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/81882-4-8is-ride-height-calibration.html
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-29-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By LVR
There are basically 3 ways to reset the system ...

There are basically 3 ways to reset the system


Take it to your local BMW dealer / indy with software who can (for a fee) reset it and you're good to go...
Buy an aftermarket scanner such as a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-28-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By LVR
Yes it does need a reset. A simple...

Yes it does need a reset.

A simple explanation is that the system operates by each sensor providing a voltage value that is read by the control module.

This voltage output varies depending...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-27-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11,823
Views: 1,511,186
Posted By LVR
Sold the beast. WHAT a journey! ...

Sold the beast.

WHAT a journey!

Bought, repaired and sold 3 E53's in an 18 month period. It was a steep learning curve going back to the E53's and their maintenance / cost after many years...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-12-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11,823
Views: 1,511,186
Posted By LVR
Had someone back home looking to buy the X5........

Had someone back home looking to buy the X5..... and the car decided at the moment the test drive was completed to begin dripping coolant.....

Needless to say that although the issue was small the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-31-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11,823
Views: 1,511,186
Posted By LVR
Well sold the 4.4 back home and with the exchange...

Well sold the 4.4 back home and with the exchange rate bought a new lounge, TV and bed in DFW ...lol

Had a couple of tire kickers test drive the 4.8is back home... bit annoyed as one bloke gave...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-31-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By LVR
Hi Keep in mind that with the Nav you have...

Hi

Keep in mind that with the Nav you have no audio inputs at the dash so you will likely need a (eg Fakra) cable that runs from the boot to the rear of the unit you choose.

Cheers
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-09-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 11,823
Views: 1,511,186
Posted By LVR
SOLD the 4.4 in Australia.... and on the hunt for...

SOLD the 4.4 in Australia.... and on the hunt for a truck and a 4.8is in Texas....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-06-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By LVR
Hi all just a quick one.... how do I check...

Hi all

just a quick one.... how do I check the 'title' in Texas/elsewhere in USA for a car? Is there a website you can look up a Vin or status of the history of the car?

Cheers
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-02-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By LVR
Vibration - new tires all round?

Hi all....

Just replaced a transfer case and giubo but still have the vibration at 50km/h....

I've figured out that we've got two different brands of (run flat) tires on the front of the X.......
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-01-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11,823
Views: 1,511,186
Posted By LVR
Installed a new Xenon igniter... $53 online...

Installed a new Xenon igniter...

$53 online installed myself in 15 minutes..... as opposed to (quoted) $490 +Tax + labour through BMW dealer ... for an E53!!!!!

:thumbdown
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-26-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By LVR
Legend.... mate thanks for that... searched on...

Legend.... mate thanks for that... searched on all sorts of websites without success...

What do you guys think of this truck? ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-26-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By LVR
Hi all Ok so there aren't any 4.8is's...

Hi all

Ok so there aren't any 4.8is's around.... gonna have to hunt further afield... not sure how to do that as Craigslist wants zip codes....

I'm also going to need a pickup/truck for some...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-20-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By LVR
Wow.... 100 views and not a single answer......?

Wow.... 100 views and not a single answer......?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-19-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By LVR
Best website (and other questions in Texas) to search?

Hey all

I'm looking for another 4.8is to buy and not sure the best way to locate one in Texas?

Being an Aussie I've no idea of best local websites to search on other than craigslist?

Can...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-19-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,503
Posted By LVR
Mate I think you're being a bit harsh here......

Mate I think you're being a bit harsh here... there are all sorts of levels of experience within this board and regardless of the value you might attach to a response, they are offered in good faith....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-10-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By LVR
Hi I made the mistake of using the wrong oil...

Hi

I made the mistake of using the wrong oil (5W 40) in our 4.4 with 170,000 km on the clock. Immediately got smoking on extended idle.

My indy (ex BMW) recommended Castrol 5W 30 LL01 and we...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-10-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By LVR
Hi The diesel has the ZF. We went through...

Hi

The diesel has the ZF. We went through this as well. Highly recommend you address it asap as although you can cure the slam as Crystalworks said, the damage caused by the slamming extends...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-04-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,830
Posted By LVR
How does it look with sunlight around?

How does it look with sunlight around?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-26-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11,823
Views: 1,511,186
Posted By LVR
My indy replaced the power steering hose that was...

My indy replaced the power steering hose that was leaking and changed over the worn transfer case oil/reset adaptions today on the 4.4. An hour and a half of labour for $100.... 1 Litre of oil and a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-26-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By LVR
Hi mate. Used Ravenol... and yes, reset the...

Hi mate. Used Ravenol... and yes, reset the adaptions.

Discussed it further with the indy today... bearing noise was there before we changed the oil ie why we did it.... looks like another $1,000...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-24-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By LVR
hey thanks Andrew. Unfortunately I'm down under...

hey thanks Andrew. Unfortunately I'm down under in Australia and transfer cases aren't easy to find locally....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-24-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By LVR
4.8is transfer case

Hi all.

Last weekend my indy and I did a service etc on the 4.8is and replaced the transfer case oil and plastic gear in the hope that the whine coming from underneath would be resolved.

It...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-22-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,079
Posted By LVR
I recently made the mistake of topping up with a...

I recently made the mistake of topping up with a non LL01 oil which was a Penrite 5W 40. Coincidentally immediately got smoke on extended idle....

Have put a new filter and Castrol Edge 5W 30...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-13-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11,823
Views: 1,511,186
Posted By LVR
My indy came out of retirement and serviced both...

My indy came out of retirement and serviced both the 4.8is and the 4.4 today. new oil and filters etc. Reset engine adaptions and transfer case adaptions.

Swapped out the plastic gear to and...
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