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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14,650
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Posted By Bdc101
TriX5, thanks for your detailed post. I actually...

TriX5, thanks for your detailed post. I actually posted originally because I am completely intent on buying one when the X kicks the bucket. All of yall don't realize that you are already 98% of the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-25-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14,650
Views: 2,140,683
Posted By Bdc101
Anybody else ever feel like, you're already in...

Anybody else ever feel like, you're already in this deep, why not go deeper down the rabbit hole? (The rabbit hole of huge, aging, unreliable, and terrifyingly expensive to own kraut wagens, that is)...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-24-2022, 02:17 AM
Replies: 14,650
Views: 2,140,683
Posted By Bdc101
I will take a closer look this week. When I put...

I will take a closer look this week. When I put the snow tires on a couple months back they had plenty of meat left. But I didn't look closely at all eight pads.


I also spent some time on my...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-23-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14,650
Views: 2,140,683
Posted By Bdc101
When you get the "Check brake linings" on the...

When you get the "Check brake linings" on the dash, is there any way to tell which axle it thinks is low? I have been searching for a half an hour trying to figure this out. Not even the foxwell will...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-21-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By Bdc101
Very cool. TIL

Very cool. TIL
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-21-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By Bdc101
Didn't all of the facelift cars have rear...

Didn't all of the facelift cars have rear airbags? Do they not level themselves? I thought the only cars with four-wheel coil springs were early models without the sport package.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-21-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14,650
Views: 2,140,683
Posted By Bdc101
All I can smell is the small fortune I would be...

All I can smell is the small fortune I would be spending on maintenance when the car is half as old as our E53s!! A sum that could run a small country!!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-20-2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By Bdc101
Is the wiper blade solidly attached or is it a...

Is the wiper blade solidly attached or is it a bit floppy? The plastic frame which holds it to the trunk door often cracks. Try pulling the inside plastic off and checking the integrity of the wiper...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-18-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14,650
Views: 2,140,683
Posted By Bdc101
They never use salt or brine here, thank goodness!

They never use salt or brine here, thank goodness!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-18-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By Bdc101
Wow, that looks treacherous. I have...

Wow, that looks treacherous.



I have to back uphill into a camp spot about once a year, and it's a bit tricky, but it gets the job done every year.



Sorry, by "push" I thought you meant...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-17-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By Bdc101
Great work! I don't think the manual is bad for...

Great work! I don't think the manual is bad for towing at all. First gear is so short that you hardly slip the clutch at all. (Mine is a 5spd but I assumr yours is even shorter)


I am guessing no...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-12-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 144,038
Posted By Bdc101
For some reason the pixels in my 2003 tend to all...

For some reason the pixels in my 2003 tend to all work when it is sub-freezing out. In the summertime they are mostly unreadable but they work most of the winter. A few times I have seen both...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-06-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,992
Posted By Bdc101
If it helps, I bought a quickjack and my...

If it helps, I bought a quickjack and my undercarriage STILL doesn't look like that
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-06-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14,650
Views: 2,140,683
Posted By Bdc101
Crystalworks, I am so jealous. I will own an F10...

Crystalworks, I am so jealous. I will own an F10 someday. When we had kids and we were family car shopping, we almost bought a low-mileage 535i with a 6-speed (I think it was a 2012/2013 MY). We...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-04-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By Bdc101
They do indeed look smaller in the back. Good eye.

They do indeed look smaller in the back. Good eye.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-04-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By Bdc101
The comments say he has snow tires, but I agree...

The comments say he has snow tires, but I agree Andrew, he is either on all-seasons, or he his snow tires have been completely worn down. A RWD X5 with snow tires should have no trouble getting out...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-04-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By Bdc101
Can the xDrive models fail in such a way that the...

Can the xDrive models fail in such a way that the front wheels will not be turned? Even if he has only RWD, winter tires would be able to get him out of this situation unless it is pure ice under the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-03-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By Bdc101
The wire actually comes straight out of the LCM,...

The wire actually comes straight out of the LCM, no fuse or switch.



For that matter, why do the brake lights not turn on when I press the brake pedal and the key is not in? Seems like the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-03-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By Bdc101
Just to follow up on this. I found that the power...

Just to follow up on this. I found that the power wire for the brake light (black w/ yellow stripe) was broken inside of the flexible loom that goes from the tailgate into the body. I haven't had...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-02-2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Bdc101
I think I know the plastic line you are talking...

I think I know the plastic line you are talking about, and I am pretty sure it is for fuel tank venting, or something like that. I remember being confused about it when I did the CCV a few years ago...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-01-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14,650
Views: 2,140,683
Posted By Bdc101
Excellent, well perhaps it will be a good...

Excellent, well perhaps it will be a good opportunity to replace just the vanos oil line then. I think you can get it out without removing the oil filter housing. It looks in the picture like there...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-01-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14,650
Views: 2,140,683
Posted By Bdc101
How does the CCV and all the vacuum hoses look...

How does the CCV and all the vacuum hoses look while you are in there? It looks like a good time to do the $4 OFHG as well, looks like a bit of a mess.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-31-2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,992
Posted By Bdc101
Honestly, doing the radiator now is a good idea...

Honestly, doing the radiator now is a good idea anyways. Do the WP and fan and hoses while you have it apart. If you want it to be reliable, those things are eventually going to break if you don't...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-31-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 14,650
Views: 2,140,683
Posted By Bdc101
Just got back from a 1300 mile road trip. The X...

Just got back from a 1300 mile road trip. The X was forced into duty when our family car got into a fender bender. 20.9 was the average MPG for the trip, because we were in CA where everybody drives...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-28-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By Bdc101
Yeah, I don't know if I have ever seen an E53...

Yeah, I don't know if I have ever seen an E53 with running boards in the flesh, ever.
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