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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-05-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By aldo1123
Thank you both for your opinions and advice. The...

Thank you both for your opinions and advice. The guy at Uhaul said he's done X5's before and never had issues. Terminator, what are the reasons why aftermarket parts won't work well? Do they cause...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-05-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By aldo1123
Trailer Hitch and Light Harness Install

Does anybody know anything about installing a trailer hitch and light harness on the X5. I called UHaul and the guy told me he could do it for $350 parts and labor. I called another company and the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-12-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,216
Posted By aldo1123
is replacing the bushings a big deal? How much...

is replacing the bushings a big deal? How much does the job typically go for?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-10-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,216
Posted By aldo1123
I do have a clunking noise occasionally, but I...

I do have a clunking noise occasionally, but I was told not replacing them wouldn't really do any harm, besides having the annoying clunking sound. Is this true? All my mechanic said was that the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-10-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,216
Posted By aldo1123
Brought my car to BMW yesterday and they were...

Brought my car to BMW yesterday and they were able to do the alignment. Cost me $179.99. Of course they told me rear upper control arms have play and that my subframe bushings need replacing. I spoke...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-04-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,216
Posted By aldo1123
Called my local BMW dealer yesterday, I'm...

Called my local BMW dealer yesterday, I'm bringing my car in on Monday for them to do the alignment. The service advisor told me that they can usually get the adjustment points loosened. Does any...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-03-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,216
Posted By aldo1123
bcredliner, that's the thing....I just had the...

bcredliner, that's the thing....I just had the shocks done front and rear. I have the drivers side control arm done and both stabilizer links, so I figured it would be a good time for an alignment....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-02-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,216
Posted By aldo1123
I went to this place Direct Tire, my mechanic...

I went to this place Direct Tire, my mechanic recommended it to me. Its a small tire and automotive place here in MA, there is about 4 of them.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-02-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,216
Posted By aldo1123
Full car alignment question.

Brought my 2001 4.4i in for an alignment and they told me that my adjusters were frozen/seized in both the front and rear. I have 20 inch rims on it and the tires have about 6,000 miles on them and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-02-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,340
Posted By aldo1123
Tranny or Clutch problem?

I have a 2004 3.0i and every morning on the first start I back out of my garage and then when I put the car in drive it slips, almost like a manual clutch slipping, but then it eventually goes fine...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-29-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,098
Posted By aldo1123
I like the Conti cross contact or if you want to...

I like the Conti cross contact or if you want to spend a little less the hankook ventus is a good tire. quiet and pretty good in snow
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-29-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,121
Posted By aldo1123
I cant adjust my rubber bumpers because the...

I cant adjust my rubber bumpers because the screws are all rusted out.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-29-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,121
Posted By aldo1123
The problem is, I cant adjust my rubber bumpers...

The problem is, I cant adjust my rubber bumpers because the screw is all rusted out
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-29-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,713
Posted By aldo1123
I had it done at FNA in Wakefield, they are very...

I had it done at FNA in Wakefield, they are very good. The reason I got a decent price is because I had my mechanic call and he got me a wholesale price. If you were to walk in as a retail customer...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-29-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,743
Posted By aldo1123
So its nothing to worry about?

So its nothing to worry about?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-29-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,121
Posted By aldo1123
Trunk rattle

I know most of us probably have this problem, but does anybody have a DIY fix for the trunk rattle/knocking noise? Driving me NUTS!!!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-29-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,743
Posted By aldo1123
Other than the ticking noise, everything seems...

Other than the ticking noise, everything seems fine...I will say this, the ticking noise is loud enough that I can hear it sitting in the car, not while driving just when I am sitting
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-29-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,743
Posted By aldo1123
The ticking noise is not intermittent; it is a...

The ticking noise is not intermittent; it is a constant ticking noise. It sounds like a rotational ticking noise if that makes sense….like a belt or timing chain, but I had belts changed about 6...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-29-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,713
Posted By aldo1123
I have a 2001 8 cylinder. I had my reverse...

I have a 2001 8 cylinder. I had my reverse rebuilt and I updated a part in the first gear at 83000 miles. Cost me $2300.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-29-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,743
Posted By aldo1123
Ticking noise from top of engine when idle

I have a 2001 X5 4.4 with 90,000 miles and when I am idling, there is a constant ticking noise coming from top of engine. Is this normal?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-22-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,894
Posted By aldo1123
does using regular in the 8 cylinder do any...

does using regular in the 8 cylinder do any actual engine damage or does it just affect mpg and performance?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-22-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,375
Posted By aldo1123
Just spoke with my mechanic. Sounds like it's...

Just spoke with my mechanic. Sounds like it's definitely an oil pressure thing. I'm going to check my oil level and maybe try parking on an incline and seeing if that might change anything.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-22-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,894
Posted By aldo1123
High gas prices..how about regular?

Anybody think it's ok to put regular in a 4.4i X5 since gas prices are going higher and higher?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-22-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,375
Posted By aldo1123
Oil was changed recently. Morning start ups are...

Oil was changed recently. Morning start ups are ok most of the time, it happens more for example, if I'm out somewhere and my car sits for an hour or so and when I start it after that amount of time...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-22-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,375
Posted By aldo1123
So I shouldn't worry about it? My only worry is...

So I shouldn't worry about it? My only worry is that it never happened before until about 3 months ago and now it happens daily
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