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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-29-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 94,763
Posted By ylwjacket
'02 with 230k miles.

'02 with 230k miles.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-28-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,141
Posted By ylwjacket
Resurrecting this thread from the dead. I have...

Resurrecting this thread from the dead. I have an '02 3.0 with 235k miles. It has all the symptoms of a blown coil. Got the code p1349 - misfire cylinder 4 with fuel cut off.

Replaced the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-23-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,180
Posted By ylwjacket
what motor do you hear clicking, and where is...

what motor do you hear clicking, and where is there no power? I once changed a regulator, and after putting it all together, it didn't work. In my case, I didn't click the connector on the bottom...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-20-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By ylwjacket
Danny - we don't have that sort of car. I think...

Danny - we don't have that sort of car. I think ours was more of a "user" car.

That explains why it was leaking oil everywhere, had bad tires, and the radiator wasn't secured in place.

No cash...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-20-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By ylwjacket
I hope nothing more like that. The kid was...

I hope nothing more like that. The kid was pretty freaked out.

Although, she did take a pic of the blade and the powder laying on the seat, and sent it to her sister, which prompted full sister...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-20-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By ylwjacket
Well, here's a new one

On our '02 replacement X5 (3.0) that we have just put all this work into after it was leaking from about everywhere it could when we bought it.

My daughter did her first deep clean yesterday. As...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-09-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,836
Posted By ylwjacket
When you find one, you may want to pay for a...

When you find one, you may want to pay for a prepurchase inspection,. They cost about $90 at my mechanic's shop.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-09-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,836
Posted By ylwjacket
My daughter wrecked our '05. My wife wanted no...

My daughter wrecked our '05. My wife wanted no part of an X5 after all of the work we had done prior to the wreck.

She drove several other cars, but she kept saying she really wanted an X5. In...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-09-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,836
Posted By ylwjacket
This is an interesting dilemma. I don't have...

This is an interesting dilemma.

I don't have good advice necessarily, but I'll tell you our thought process.

First, we wanted good cosmetics. We also wanted as good as possible mechanicals. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-09-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,836
Posted By ylwjacket
Regarding power: certainly, the 4.8 is a...

Regarding power: certainly, the 4.8 is a powerful machine. I have never driven one, but that is what it is built for. That, and handles insanely for a heavy truck.

I had a 4.4 way back in the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-09-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,836
Posted By ylwjacket
Yeah, going to the 3.0 will take you from like 10...

Yeah, going to the 3.0 will take you from like 10 mpg all the way up 12 or 14mpg.

You don't buy an older X5 looking for fuel efficient transportation. They have lots going for them - but that...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-07-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,062
Posted By ylwjacket
She had an epiphany of sorts with the last X5. ...

She had an epiphany of sorts with the last X5. As I was doing something (can't remember exactly what), she says "cars used to be so mysterious. Now I see they are like a puzzle, and it just comes...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-07-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,062
Posted By ylwjacket
Good post. We expected work - which we are...

Good post. We expected work - which we are getting.

For now, I have tstat and water pump for this weekend, then door carrier and 1 window regulator.

I hesitate to say it out loud, but that is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-07-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By ylwjacket
Do you mean coolant temp sensor? If so, it's on...

Do you mean coolant temp sensor? If so, it's on the lower radiator hose. There is an electrical plug on top. Push in the wire, and it comes off.

Then, you squeeze in the tabs on the sensor, and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-07-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By ylwjacket
I've forgotten to use the screw in the past as...

I've forgotten to use the screw in the past as well. air gets trapped, and you overheat.

hope that's all it was for you.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-07-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By ylwjacket
This isn't an e53, but my daughter's jeep was...

This isn't an e53, but my daughter's jeep was running like you say. I replaced plugs and air filter, and it was a little better. Replaced idle control valve, and it was like a new car.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-07-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By ylwjacket
I've only used Bosch or NGK BKR6EQUP. Both have...

I've only used Bosch or NGK BKR6EQUP. Both have 4 prongs, and are pre-gapped.

Not saying the ones you used won't work, but the two above I thought were the OEM that were furnished with the cars. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-06-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By ylwjacket
I think the only thing you can do is check all of...

I think the only thing you can do is check all of the hose connections and the expansion tank, and also check the temp sensor. The temp sensor leak is hard to see, but it can leak quite a bit.

To...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-05-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By ylwjacket
On my other X, there was a DIY here, I think, to...

On my other X, there was a DIY here, I think, to fix that w/o replacing the whole mechanism. I need to replace it on the current X, and I will buy an aftermarket piece for it.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-05-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,062
Posted By ylwjacket
No need to be sorry - just trying to give folks...

No need to be sorry - just trying to give folks an idea of what to look out for when buying a high mileage E53. We knew it would need some work when we got it. We are having to work through all of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-05-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,062
Posted By ylwjacket
Well, just to keep the fun going, a few more...

Well, just to keep the fun going, a few more updates.

Daughter was driving yesterday, coolant dumps out, and she pulls over. I have it towed home to sort it out.

Turns, the brand new lower...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-04-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By ylwjacket
Congrats, and welcome.

Congrats, and welcome.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-04-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By ylwjacket
- Coolant system rebuild every 100k miles,...

- Coolant system rebuild every 100k miles, regardless of model.
- alternator at some point, like 150k
- cv axles at 100-120ish
- v8 had timing chain guides
- oil pan gasket at 200k
- window...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-28-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,243
Posted By ylwjacket
You should've offered him $3500. :thumbup: ...

You should've offered him $3500. :thumbup:

If you see my thread on replacement after the other one got wrecked, we looked at a BUNCH of X5 replacement candidates. The one we ended up with looked...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-28-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By ylwjacket
Also check to make sure it's the cap, and not the...

Also check to make sure it's the cap, and not the tank. If the tank grenades, you're stuck. Happened on my '05 at about 110k miles on the freeway in Atlanta.

Loads of fun with that one.
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