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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-25-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11,321
Views: 1,397,505
Posted By BimmerBreaker
I personally never understood removing the air...

I personally never understood removing the air system for coilovers. I love the soft, comfortable ride of the air springs and being able to adjust the height. Is there a reason to do this besides the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-25-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By BimmerBreaker
I found the procedure in ISTA to be pretty...

I found the procedure in ISTA to be pretty confusing personally, the one in INPA was pretty simple for me

Use the manual controller in INPA to adjust the ride height then go outside with a ruler...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-21-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By BimmerBreaker
Pretty sure thats backwards - M54 it calculates...

Pretty sure thats backwards - M54 it calculates oil temp from some other data (coolant temp, ambient temp, oil pressure). M62 and N62 have oil temp sensors
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-19-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By BimmerBreaker
So here's where we get into some of the things...

So here's where we get into some of the things that let you know it is indeed a nearly 200,000 mile car :nanana:

Previous owner used duct tape to hold the mirror in place, as the internal folding...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-18-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By BimmerBreaker
Battery is fine, not sure what you are looking at...

Battery is fine, not sure what you are looking at but everything is working now as it should be

Saw this below picture awhile ago on instagram and thought the silver foglights was such a cool...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-18-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By BimmerBreaker
Miles are just a number. Sounds like the higher...

Miles are just a number. Sounds like the higher mile car is in much better condition... dont get caught up in #'s. Ive seen low mile cars in MUCH worse shape than 200k+ examples. Numbers dont mean...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-17-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By BimmerBreaker
Yeah you need to calibrate it. I was able to use...

Yeah you need to calibrate it. I was able to use INPA for it as well
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-17-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By BimmerBreaker
I have also observed that adjusting air systems...

I have also observed that adjusting air systems when static can lead to some odd results so I was moving the car in and out of the garage as I was adjusting it, for all except the final .5" or so....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-17-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By BimmerBreaker
I didn't even make it back to the shop... :(:(:( ...

I didn't even make it back to the shop... :(:(:(



Cause I fixed it on the way there! :rofl:

I just had a hunch I was close. My idea was to measure the height before I left, adjust it to the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-17-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By BimmerBreaker
Yes to all of that. Flashed a blank .man file....

Yes to all of that. Flashed a blank .man file. Previously it was giving me a "Late Configuration Error" occasionally. That has not come back since coding it, but the ECU memory error has now popped...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-17-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By BimmerBreaker
I've been fiddling with it INPA for a bit. My...

I've been fiddling with it INPA for a bit. My friend told me I should re-code the module in NCS so I did, and afterwards it looks like I am getting voltage at the sensor
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-17-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By BimmerBreaker
I didn't check that... it was 115 outside (my...

I didn't check that... it was 115 outside (my shops an outdoor shop) so I was kind of eager to get in and out. I was drenched in sweat by the time I was done.

I'm going to re-code the module using...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-17-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By BimmerBreaker
The level sensor didn't seem to fix it. I...

The level sensor didn't seem to fix it. I installed it, did the ride height calibration in ISTA, and nothing changed. Looking at it in INPA, the other values are now much closer to the front left...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-17-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By BimmerBreaker
http://i65.tinypic.com/sdietu.jpg Level...

http://i65.tinypic.com/sdietu.jpg

Level sensor just showed up! That was crazy fast, didn't even pay for the faster shipping method. Thanks FCP :D

Now I'm gonna head to the shop to install that...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-17-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By BimmerBreaker
The 06 with freshened air system and preventative...

The 06 with freshened air system and preventative maintenance is a no brainer (the other car is just at the mileage where it will prob start needing that air suspension stuff...). Just having...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-17-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By BimmerBreaker
Yeah but this is an X5, I don't need to set my...

Yeah but this is an X5, I don't need to set my home thermostat from it. That's "cool" sure but not something I'd ever want or use. Literally the only thing on that list I'd use is Bluetooth, and I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-17-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By BimmerBreaker
Huh, that's weird. I assumed my friend had done...

Huh, that's weird. I assumed my friend had done it in PA Soft on his E39 but I just talked to him and he said he had to hardwire it like an E53. Guess I misunderstood that completely :dunno:
In any...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-17-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By BimmerBreaker
So that definitely doesn't look as bad as I...

So that definitely doesn't look as bad as I imagined... I thought it'd be like replacing the ribbon cable on an early E39/E53 gauge cluster. But in doing some research the screen looks to be about...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-17-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By BimmerBreaker
I'm still on the fence but leaning towards...

I'm still on the fence but leaning towards original just because the rest of the car is original and idk, the newer units - while they do add more functionality - always seem a little too flashy for...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-16-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By BimmerBreaker
I'm looking into this myself as my 4.8is has SLS...

I'm looking into this myself as my 4.8is has SLS issues right now and I need to replace the height sensor. I know DIS and ISTA have a height calibration ability, but not sure if that is required? I'm...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-15-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By BimmerBreaker
Yeah it's very rewarding taking a car in this...

Yeah it's very rewarding taking a car in this shape and just adding that last little bit to make it perfect :) I was also out driving the X5 last night basically just to enjoy the floormats. Had to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-14-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By BimmerBreaker
If I had a dollar for every time someones said...

If I had a dollar for every time someones said that about the aero kit :rofl:

Spent some time on the X5 earlier today diagnosing the last fault light on the cluster - the Self-Levelling Suspension...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-13-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By BimmerBreaker
Got the rear window regulator installed yesterday...

Got the rear window regulator installed yesterday - so now all the windows are functioning properly!
Went to install the thrust arms and saw... brand new thrust arms installed already?? Wasn't sure...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-12-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By BimmerBreaker
FedEx guy arrived at 1:31 today with these...

FedEx guy arrived at 1:31 today with these packages...

http://i64.tinypic.com/2zhgyo8.jpg

Top 2 are brakes for my E39 wagon but the bottom box is all X5 goodies :D

Foglight before and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-11-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By BimmerBreaker
Didn't do much today as I'm still waiting on some...

Didn't do much today as I'm still waiting on some parts but did code a few features...

Enabled halogen highbeams on with bixenon highbeams
Enabled the windows closing/sunroof closing from holding...
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