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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 207
Posted By Effduration
This sounds pretty unusual. It does sound a...

This sounds pretty unusual. It does sound a little like a shifter linkage issue. I would look first underneath and inspect the shifter linkage on the transmission.

Please keep us posted.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-23-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Effduration
Being stuck with 2 facelift E53 6-speeds is not...

Being stuck with 2 facelift E53 6-speeds is not really stuck at all. You will be able to sell one of them easily. But maybe not before you need to buy the new one...particularly in the middle of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-19-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By Effduration
Replace Heater pipes - You can use Non- OE heater...

Replace Heater pipes - You can use Non- OE heater pipes, but the o-rings often don't seal. I bought the proper sized o-ring from FCP Euro

Victor Reinz 11531435808 - I bought 8 or 10 at $0.50...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-12-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By Effduration
I agree, I think you should be getting more than...

I agree, I think you should be getting more than 13 mpg...But if you are doing mostly city driving and using ethanol mixed gas, maybe the best you can hope for is 18 mpg... If you do 15,000 miles a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-11-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By Effduration
Ethanol gas could be part of the problem. But I...

Ethanol gas could be part of the problem. But I wonder also if an air leak is causing the engine to compensate by increasing fuel in the air/fuel mixture and the car is running rich?

OP- I don't...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-11-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Effduration
I installed an Xtrons into one of my X5 with NAV....

I installed an Xtrons into one of my X5 with NAV. Unless your car's wiring was cut previously it should be a plug and play installation with the long (patch) cable going from back to the front -...
Forum: BMW SAV Items for Sale 03-10-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By Effduration
Bump

Bump
Forum: BMW SAV Items for Sale 03-10-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By Effduration
FS Bilstein B6 Rear Shocks - SOLD

Bilstein Part # 24-107440

Performance-oriented B6 rear shocks

Slightly used - 5k miles on an Arizona car.

$150 shipped for the pair

Very clean .
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-09-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,965
Posted By Effduration
I just had this happen on my '05 X5 3.0 w/125k...

I just had this happen on my '05 X5 3.0 w/125k miles. All of sudden, the passenger seat would tilt backwards, but not forwards. No clicking sounds. I couldn't take the car with a passenger on a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-08-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By Effduration
Just did this on passenger side...thought I would...

Just did this on passenger side...thought I would share. My seat would only tilt backwards, so I replaced the seat switch with a used switch from junkyard. Pblm solved.

If you look at the tabs...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-05-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 239
Posted By Effduration
Many sources of possible vac leaks. See if you...

Many sources of possible vac leaks. See if you can borrow a smoke tester or pay a mechanic to do a smoke test for you.

Forget about replacing the DME.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-04-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Effduration
In case you are not getting notifications....I...

In case you are not getting notifications....I sent you another pm.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-02-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Effduration
yeah in this case, I would remove the intake...

yeah in this case, I would remove the intake manifold only as a last resort, and I have taken off 7-8 intake manifolds.

I agree there is very little hand room in the area.

How old is your...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-01-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Effduration
Here is another shot: ...

Here is another shot:

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/J78AAOSwe-td3Gw4/s-l1600.jpg
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-01-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Effduration
Op - PM sent

Op - PM sent
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-29-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Effduration
Sounds like a great project - I love sorting out...

Sounds like a great project - I love sorting out a neglected BMW..

I read from an earlier post your car is an '06 3.0 - Nice..You might add to your signature - How many miles ?

The OEM trailer...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-28-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11,932
Views: 1,533,417
Posted By Effduration
That is a little on the cool side...

That is a little on the cool side...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-27-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,829
Posted By Effduration
+1 on this. I am glad Nathan is producing...

+1 on this.

I am glad Nathan is producing content, but he cuts a lot of corners and with some exception, doesn’t hang on to cars long-term. Several times, work he has done has come back for...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-26-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 522
Posted By Effduration
Are you planning to change the fluid ? :dunno:

Are you planning to change the fluid ? :dunno:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-23-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By Effduration
I would remove the battery and store it somewhere...

I would remove the battery and store it somewhere I could plug in a battery maintainer

I would then cover the X5 with a breathable car cover or other and not leave it in the sun in the same...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-22-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Effduration
I now understand.... As an input to this...

I now understand....

As an input to this discussion. I owned a couple of Peugeot 405 Mi16's back in the late 90's. Peugeot had left the US and the cars remaining here were quite cheap. There was...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-21-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Effduration
What the hell are you talking about? Can I...

What the hell are you talking about? Can I suggest you have somebody proof-read your post before posting? I can't understand it.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-21-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,084
Posted By Effduration
I am beginning to like that lighter walnut trim...

I am beginning to like that lighter walnut trim (prob called something else) in the X5 and am wondering how it would look in my black interior....

But that radio head unit has to go.....yikes...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-18-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,397
Posted By Effduration
I have read other reports of how little coolant...

I have read other reports of how little coolant is lost during heater control valve replacement.

I have also read about durability problems with non-OEM replacement valves. I just rebuilt an OEM...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-17-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11,932
Views: 1,533,417
Posted By Effduration
I would swap out your coils, or at least carry a...

I would swap out your coils, or at least carry a spare before a long trip.

As for the compression test, I did not pull the fuel pump fuse (I did pull all coils) and did not have throttle wide...
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