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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 248
Posted By wpoll
One word... Blutack. *edit* OK - it's...

One word...

Blutack.

*edit* OK - it's two words - Blu Tack. Who knew... ?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,112
Posted By wpoll
Have you verified that the aux fan is working?...

Have you verified that the aux fan is working? Symptoms sound like aux fan isn't working....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By wpoll
Strong silent type, eh? ;)

Strong silent type, eh? ;)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 506
Posted By wpoll
Nope - not the same. A Reset/Relearn is an...

Nope - not the same. A Reset/Relearn is an adaptation reset - to be avoided unless you have replaced major components in the transmission.

A software update requires a copy of the new firmware for...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-21-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 506
Posted By wpoll
Yeah, but don't do it. Not unless you've changed...

Yeah, but don't do it. Not unless you've changed the mechatronic or some other major component. An oil flush (change) is NOT cause for a transmission adaptations reset - and doing so could possibly...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-21-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 24,774
Posted By wpoll
You need a device colloquially known as a BFP - a...

You need a device colloquially known as a BFP - a Big F...ing Press.... ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpa9RJ7iEfQ
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-21-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 248
Posted By wpoll
Hit up a wrecker for the airbag connector -...

Hit up a wrecker for the airbag connector - probably the same connector in many different BMW models from that era.

Failing that, it's the dealer, ECS/FCP/eBay etc. for the "repair cable".
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-21-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 776
Posted By wpoll
Given that diagram mentions a "water-cooled...

Given that diagram mentions a "water-cooled generator" I'm guessing it applies to the V8s. I'm also guessing that given the use of the term "generator" it wasn't drawn by an electrical engineer... ;)...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-21-2019, 03:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By wpoll
No IVM on the 2001......

No IVM on the 2001......
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-21-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 776
Posted By wpoll
Depends on model year and engine - it's correct...

Depends on model year and engine - it's correct in some cases. ;-)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-21-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By wpoll
Or then there's this.. ...

Or then there's this..

https://www.car-solution.de/produkt/ekombi-fuer-bmw-5er-e39-7er-e38-x5-e53/

Translation of the German text is: -

With this module, you can call up the following...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-21-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By wpoll
This page sheds some light on oil temp...

This page sheds some light on oil temp indications in the iBus app - and also indicates that the oil temp is a direct sensor read on the M54 but a calculated value on the M62...
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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By wpoll
I know they all support trans fluid temp but...

I know they all support trans fluid temp but perhaps not engine oil temp....

I know the 4.6iS/4.8iS cars do - there's a gauge on the cluster!

The 3.0i replaces the oil temp gauge with a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By wpoll
Doesn't matter how far you drive, if some of the...

Doesn't matter how far you drive, if some of the conditions above aren't met. The readiness states requires a mix of driving modes in order to complete the checks.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By wpoll
Yeah, looks like the IVM is only in the cars with...

Yeah, looks like the IVM is only in the cars with the N62 V8 (4.4i and 4.8iS).
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By wpoll
Will Torque Pro show BMW SAS codes? I doubt it...

Will Torque Pro show BMW SAS codes? I doubt it but maybe you have more experiance with that tool than I do.... I thought it only showed generic OBD codes mostly related to emissions)...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By wpoll
From Qsilver7's amazing image library... ...

From Qsilver7's amazing image library...

http://bimmerboard.com/members/q/original/OBD%20II%20Drive%20Cycle.jpg
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 776
Posted By wpoll
Hooray! Glad it's sorted... :thumbup:

Hooray! Glad it's sorted... :thumbup:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By wpoll
A generic ODB code reader will not scan...

A generic ODB code reader will not scan BMW-specific items, like the SAS. You need a laptop with at least BMW Scanner 1.4 or better yet, INPA or DIS. Another option is a handheld scanner like a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By wpoll
The IVM (Integrated Voltage Module), Andrew? I...

The IVM (Integrated Voltage Module), Andrew? I think they are only in the 4.8iS car but maybe the 4.4i has the IVM also... will check...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By wpoll
If there is no sensor fitted, you cannot read the...

If there is no sensor fitted, you cannot read the oil temperature. Some of the engines fitted to the e53 don't have the sensor, some do. I know my M57TU doesn't have the sensor, and I don't think the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By wpoll
Checked for codes? Might have a failing (failed)...

Checked for codes? Might have a failing (failed) SAS... :dunno:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2019, 02:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 776
Posted By wpoll
Great news! :thumbup: Looking at this...

Great news! :thumbup:

Looking at this diagram there's not much left to check..

http://www.bimmerboard.com/members/q/original/E53%20X5%20Positive%20Battery%20Cable%20Connections%20Diagram.jpg
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 776
Posted By wpoll
Another test you could try is a voltage drop test...

Another test you could try is a voltage drop test while cranking...

Using a multimeter, set to 20 volt range, connect the negaitve (black) lead to the B+ jump terminal and the positive lead (red)...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By wpoll
Welcome back and good on ya for rescuing another...

Welcome back and good on ya for rescuing another E53... :thumbup:

Good luck with it all - hope there's nothing too major lurking in there. :rolleyes:
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