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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-27-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,494
Posted By semcoinc
Just finished installing 2.1.4.2 into my E53. ...

Just finished installing 2.1.4.2 into my E53.

About the only noticeable difference that I caught in the first boot up is that the maximum fuel level has gone from 21 gallons to 22 gallons. A good...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-27-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,217
Posted By semcoinc
Excellent DIY SpookX5! :thumbup: This one...

Excellent DIY SpookX5! :thumbup:

This one will be on my list of mods to add during some winter downtime.

Do you or anyone know if there is an aftermarket clear lens that can be installed while...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-26-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,494
Posted By semcoinc
I just downloaded iBus 2.1.4.2 and was wondering...

I just downloaded iBus 2.1.4.2 and was wondering if anyone can fill me in on the changes/updates on that version????

I'll be installing it tonight, just wanted to get any insight on what to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-23-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12,912
Views: 1,737,545
Posted By semcoinc
Good Job guntherrex :thumbup: If you could...

Good Job guntherrex :thumbup:

If you could post the link for the DIY battery replacement video that would be helpful for when I need to attack this problem, someday down the road.

Thanks,
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-22-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,965
Posted By semcoinc
:iagree: :thumbup: Mike

:iagree:

:thumbup:

Mike
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-22-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,965
Posted By semcoinc
Just completed another TX to WI trip of nearly...

Just completed another TX to WI trip of nearly 1200 miles in my X5 without issue while towing about 4,000 pounds of trailer and cargo. The U-Haul ramp trailer weighs 1200 pounds and we had about 1800...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-05-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,965
Posted By semcoinc
Several times in the past few years I have pulled...

Several times in the past few years I have pulled about 4,000# of trailer and load on 1200 mile trips without issue.

IMHO, the keys to reliability are:

Don't buy a trashed out, beat on vehicle...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-04-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 58,236
Posted By semcoinc
I can confirm that in the year or more of my...

I can confirm that in the year or more of my speaker upgrade there have been no issues with the 4ohm speakers that I listed in my post.

The only caveat being that I no longer use the stock factory...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-08-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12,912
Views: 1,737,545
Posted By semcoinc
:wow::wow::wow: Did you push it in? :rofl: ...

:wow::wow::wow:

Did you push it in? :rofl:

Mike
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-07-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 94,755
Posted By semcoinc
This would be a great software add for the iBus...

This would be a great software add for the iBus app if possible. :dunno: :dunno:

Mike
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-07-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12,912
Views: 1,737,545
Posted By semcoinc
After battling with a sticking fuel gauge (stuck...

After battling with a sticking fuel gauge (stuck at about 12 gallons) for a 2400mile round trip, pulling 4,000# of U-Haul trailer and load, I finally changed out the left side fuel level sending...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-07-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 94,755
Posted By semcoinc
With the factory trailer module and factory...

With the factory trailer module and factory wiring harness installed, I got hyper flashing when connected to the newer U-Haul trailer with LED lighting.

:dunno: :dunno: :dunno:

Mike
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-22-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12,912
Views: 1,737,545
Posted By semcoinc
:iagree: A number of years ago shortly after...

:iagree:

A number of years ago shortly after T6 first debuted, there was a lot of enthusiasm for it in the auto community.

I did research of T6 specs and posted it here:
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-22-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12,912
Views: 1,737,545
Posted By semcoinc
IMHO, it's an internal combustion engine oil :D ...

IMHO, it's an internal combustion engine oil :D

Engine oil choices are like noses and anuses, everybody's got a different one :rofl:

I've done the spec comparisons against the AMSOIL I was...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-22-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12,912
Views: 1,737,545
Posted By semcoinc
Buy some Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Full Synthetic...

Buy some Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Full Synthetic oil! :rofl:

FYI, www.fleetfarm.com is running Shell Rotella T6 this week with the mail in rebate comes to $22 for 2.5gallon jugs or $2.20/Quart!
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-28-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,892
Posted By semcoinc
It would be great if iBus picked up on this...

It would be great if iBus picked up on this coding to allow low beam HID and high beam to be on at same time when high beam is selected and offered it in an upcoming app update.

:dunno: :dunno:
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-28-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By semcoinc
I have not heard of any DIY rebuild kits but some...

I have not heard of any DIY rebuild kits but some probably exist to supply the independent rebuilders and National Retail outlets with rebuilt starters.

Personally, my thinking would be that since...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-20-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 58,236
Posted By semcoinc
Whatever is being fed to my non-DSP rear door...

Whatever is being fed to my non-DSP rear door "Mid" speaker position, the tweeters like it and I like the overall sound of it with those JLs in there.

You might also alter the total impedance if...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-20-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 58,236
Posted By semcoinc
My E53 porn album is here ...

My E53 porn album is here

https://goo.gl/photos/7fnL7Q7t8A5HFMHm8

I keep pics of my projects and key schematic images and such there.

In Notes on my Mac (iCloud) I have an E53 note with a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-16-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 58,236
Posted By semcoinc
I've posted this here before (can't remember...

I've posted this here before (can't remember where), so here it is again, what I used (based on early input I gleaned from this thread) and am very pleased with in my non-DSP NAV E53:

E53 Speaker...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12,912
Views: 1,737,545
Posted By semcoinc
Thanks Andrew I'll check out the hidden...

Thanks Andrew

I'll check out the hidden menu. Both the gauge and iBus app are showing fuel being consumed. Today I went from 10 gallons to 7 gallons in the iBus app.

Mike
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By semcoinc
These are very rare to find Good Luck ...

These are very rare to find

Good Luck

https://www.ebay.com/itm/264645538893
https://www.ebay.com/itm/264645538893

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/01QAAOSwWnReUz5o/s-l1600.jpg
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12,912
Views: 1,737,545
Posted By semcoinc
Finally was forced to fix driver door window...

Finally was forced to fix driver door window regulator band-aid fix that I did several years ago after the window failed to rise after I closed the door with the window down. The window rattle when...
Forum: X3 (F25) Forum 02-15-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By semcoinc
2011 F25 No Start Issue

Hi Folks,

I'm usually in the E53 Forum but today I'm posting about the issues yesterday (at -11F) with my SO's F25 (2011).

After an uneventful start in the 30F garage the SO drives to work...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-15-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12,912
Views: 1,737,545
Posted By semcoinc
Forgive my posting about the issues yesterday (at...

Forgive my posting about the issues yesterday (at -11F) with my SO's F25, but I know that many of the long term members check in here.

After an uneventful start in the 30F garage the SO drives...
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