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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Today, 03:34 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By bcredliner
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automotive_battery...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automotive_battery About 100 million batteries are sold annually. Using 1 in 1000 that would mean that 100,000 batteries each year using the universal standard for...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-24-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,526
Posted By bcredliner
This has been debated sooooo many times. The vast...

This has been debated sooooo many times. The vast majority agree with you and reuse the bolts based on lots of members that have done so and had no problems, dealer input or what their dealer(s) has...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-24-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,104
Posted By bcredliner
I just mentioned that is what I have not what is...

I just mentioned that is what I have not what is required. You can spend as little as $30 dollars on a load tester if that is all you want to do.

Why are you suggesting to go have a load test...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-23-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,104
Posted By bcredliner
You are correct they are not infallible. ...

You are correct they are not infallible.

What intermittent problems are you referencing?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-23-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,104
Posted By bcredliner
Not challenging what happened to you and doesn't...

Not challenging what happened to you and doesn't matter to me what route anyone takes or what if any charger/tester they have. In my pea brain a load test is a capacity test....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-20-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 11,290
Posted By bcredliner
Do a comparison of features of the 8.0 to 8.1 to...

Do a comparison of features of the 8.0 to 8.1 to know what has been improved. Could be a number of improvements. Since technology changes so fast and if the cost is not a huge difference it is almost...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-20-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 11,290
Posted By bcredliner
I also have the Seicane unit and it is working...

I also have the Seicane unit and it is working fine. The downside I experienced was that tech help from China was non existent and there was a huge language barrier. I would be partial to a good unit...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-19-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,104
Posted By bcredliner
Your responses and paraphrasing are not what I...

Your responses and paraphrasing are not what I said. I accept I am not making myself clear even though I've tried several times. Doesn't matter.

FYI it is not necessary to load test with the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-19-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 11,290
Posted By bcredliner
I can't help you with what to buy. The specs are...

I can't help you with what to buy. The specs are changing so quickly that I could justify replacing what I bought just two years ago. I suggest you buy what others are purchasing and from same vendor...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-19-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,104
Posted By bcredliner
No, we are not saying the same thing. I suggested...

No, we are not saying the same thing. I suggested it is not a good idea to assume the expertise of the tester not that a state of the art tester doesn't cover all necessary testing to confirm the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-19-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,104
Posted By bcredliner
A store that specializes in selling batteries...

A store that specializes in selling batteries does not have the capability to properly test a battery and errs on the side of not making a sale?

I think a state of the art battery tester/charger...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-18-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,104
Posted By bcredliner
I didn't miss the point at all. If your battery...

I didn't miss the point at all. If your battery passed the load test the testing equipment was either ancient, malfunctioning or the tester didn't know what they were doing. State of the art load...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-17-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,104
Posted By bcredliner
I disagree that you have to do more than a load...

I disagree that you have to do more than a load test these days. Current equipment even that used in chain auto parts stores checks all the boxes. A load test is easy to have done at least in US and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-17-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,104
Posted By bcredliner
Before you replace the battery I suggest you have...

Before you replace the battery I suggest you have it load tested. The test will be conclusive one way or the other. Keep in mind that BMWs are very sensitive to voltage variations so there should be...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-16-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10,778
Views: 1,320,458
Posted By bcredliner
The best way to prevent an overheating condition...

The best way to prevent an overheating condition is scanning the gauges when driving and a regular interval of checking coolant level and cooling system components. And if the coolant is ever low fix...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-16-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 746
Posted By bcredliner
I would start with a lowering kit. That will help...

I would start with a lowering kit. That will help fill the wheel wells and lower the center of gravity for better handling. If that doesn't get the look you want I would purchase spacers to set the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-14-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10,778
Views: 1,320,458
Posted By bcredliner
Overheating an engine due to cooling system...

Overheating an engine due to cooling system problems happens very quickly and can easily cause catastrophic damage. Cooling systems are designed for a specific maximum pressurization and boiling...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-13-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,288
Posted By bcredliner
Shouldn't have to do anything more than fill tank...

Shouldn't have to do anything more than fill tank to proper level, start the engine, turn on heater and fan, let it run until it gets to operating temp and then slightly open the bleed screw, leave...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-13-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10,778
Views: 1,320,458
Posted By bcredliner
If you decide to change the fluid, suggest you...

If you decide to change the fluid, suggest you change the fluid multiple times since the torque convertor doesn't drain when the fluid is changed. The greater the number of changes the less percent...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-12-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,288
Posted By bcredliner
Was the work done on the cooling system because...

Was the work done on the cooling system because there was a leak and it has not been fixed or did the leaking start after the work was done?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-11-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10,778
Views: 1,320,458
Posted By bcredliner
The plug to check the level of the transmission...

The plug to check the level of the transmission fluid is on the side and is also the fill hole. The fluid should be check at operating temp. At the proper level there should be a very small stream of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-09-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By bcredliner
Further comment--- A significant part of the...

Further comment--- A significant part of the comment that I would not sell my 4.6 for an X5M is because I have done so many engine, suspension, interior mods, it gets so much attention at shows, I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-09-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By bcredliner
That's the same one I mentioned previously that I...

That's the same one I mentioned previously that I use. I just have the private branded version for Schwaben. Do you have an error code verification?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-08-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By bcredliner
I don't know of any other software you can run on...

I don't know of any other software you can run on your laptop. The torque pro app with a bluetooth IBUS connector will work on a cell phone. I am now using a Schwaben by Foxwell for BMW/Mini. Easy to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-08-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,632
Posted By bcredliner
The connection at the bottom of the tube is the...

The connection at the bottom of the tube is the nozzle for meth injection.
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