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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-26-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By blaubenz
Do you need a special seal battery for a e53????

Do you need a special seal battery for a e53. Because the battery is inside the cabin? (in the back but connected to the passenger area). Or all car batteries rated to be usable inside the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-19-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By blaubenz
Dead battery what to do? what is this beeping?

O.K so this is what happen. Have not been driving my e53 for a while. Been charging my battery every month or so.



So I unlock my door no problem pop the hood plug in battery tender. ...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 05-26-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By blaubenz
In reply The reason I say something is...

In reply

The reason I say something is frying #4 coil and the reason I ask what could be frying a coil is. I took the new coil just installed in bmw x5 5.0 that cleared the code and check...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 05-26-2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By blaubenz
What could be frying an ignition coil on a 2013 5.0i

I have an 2012 e70 5.0i. This is what is happening. It is getting a check engine light. Pull the code and it gets a P0301. Turbo not not kicking in (tell me if that is normal if I have the check...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-19-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By blaubenz
not to dish on anyone or on any thing. but why 4.6 an not a 4.8

Not not dish on anyone or anything but if were collecting a e53 wouldn't you go for a 4.8is it is the best and last iteration right. Or am I just missing something here. thanks
Forum: The Lounge 05-19-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By blaubenz
Is there more of a down side in buying a use car from canada

hay folks.



I notice a few late mode bmw and other late model high end use cars at dealerships that were imported from canada.



I mean carfax said they cars were own and operated in BC...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-17-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By blaubenz
I am going with what I know about general a/c...

I am going with what I know about general a/c (not specific to e53) but...



well if the wire(s) to the clutch is disconnected the clutch will not engage and the light will still many be on. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-17-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By blaubenz
I would said it could be releated to the work you done.

First check a few easy things first. Is the outdoor temperature about 60 deg f (a lot of European cars a/c will not turn on unless is is about 60 deg). But on the my e53 the ac light will come on...
Forum: BMW SAV Items for Sale 04-10-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,100
Posted By blaubenz
I know this thing is sold but did this have shift paddles??

I know this thing is sold but did this have shift paddles on the steering wheel.



If so is there a link or instruction for the modification.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-10-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By blaubenz
to close thread out and hope it help people in the future.

I was able to add more oil to the tranny by pumping it though the cooling line.



Background I changed the tranny oil years ago on a 2005 4.4i but was not able to add back the amount of oil I...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-09-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By blaubenz
Does the E70 have shift paddle or buttons on staring wheel if so which trim

Does the E70 have shift paddle or buttons on staring wheel if so which trim and year?



I know the M have it but does any of the other trim have it as well if so which years and which trim. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-09-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By blaubenz
how do you work the steptronic transmission again?

ok. I don't dirve my e53 often. I only drive it in the winter to go skiing.



So if you are in drive push the shifter to the left and you are in sport mode. At that point if you push up and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-10-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By blaubenz
thanks guys but this does not give me the warm & fussy

Can't mix ATF anf CHF does not give me the warm & fussy.

I though I saw someone posted a BMW spec sheet (maybe not this one here) saying for certain power steering use this fluid and you can...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-10-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By blaubenz
O.K about the change some of my power Steering hoses so need to know what PS Fluid

o.k. about to change some of my PS hoses and while am at it I want to change my fluid. So the questions what PS Fluid should I use for my 2005 X5 4.4i.

Now on the cap it said ATF only. Some...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-29-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,557
Posted By blaubenz
Answer to more of the questions you folks asked of me.

1. The zf video is great that is essentially what I used to fill the tranny.
2. And yes I was running the engine while filling and checking the level of the tranny.
3. I did not use ZF parts I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-29-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,557
Posted By blaubenz
thanks for all your comments for all of your...

thanks for all your comments for all of your comments. I want to answer some of the questions that were asked here.

1. What prompted me to change the tranny oil in the first place. The tranny...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-23-2017, 02:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,557
Posted By blaubenz
What is this plug circled? Is this another fill plug???

The first pic is what my 2005 x5 4.4 tranny look like from the right side looking a little forward. Notice there there is a "plug" on the right side with a black dot on it. Conventional wisdom...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-17-2017, 02:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,528
Posted By blaubenz
Old problem revisited. Still trying to solve this problem.

I have the common problem hard shift from 1st to 2nd but only when cold as described in this xoutpost link. But only when cold and never if let the engine warm up to operating temp (middle of the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-16-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By blaubenz
Auto tranny at gentle driving what speed are you at at 6th gear

For a automatic at gentle driving what speed are you at in 6th gear. thanks
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-16-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By blaubenz
I think that is it. I remember seeing the noise icon.

I think that is it. I remember seeing the noise icon. thanks
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-16-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,330
Posted By blaubenz
are you sure the tranny fluid is correct (filled)

I know you did the oil changed but after the change and the problem keep happening did you or the shop check the oil level. Maybe it was low to start with and then still not filled after the changed...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-16-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By blaubenz
How do I get set up to reset the tranmission adaptive values with inpa

I know it has been discussed here before but a few years ago and I did a search on the web. Sorry about all these newbie questions.

But for a E53 (2005) what d0 I need to get set up to reset...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-14-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By blaubenz
What is happening. While driving I often get 3 beaps.

While driving I often get 3 quick beaps. I look for check engine lights or warning lights don't see anything. I press the right black pin sticking out near the guage and it reads check control o.k....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-10-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,940
Posted By blaubenz
bottom line here. Does anyone here who use these procedures have problems??

Looks like there is what I call small variation on how to check and fill the tranny. The differences are checking it at neutral or park and checking at between 30-50 deg C and 140 F (50 deg C= 122...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-07-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,940
Posted By blaubenz
Hay upallnight. I am just saying. "misspoke"...

Hay upallnight. I am just saying. "misspoke" is the world I used. And he "maned-up" to it right away. To avoid more confusion for all. That is a plus in my book. :thumbup:

And after messing...
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