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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-03-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By civdiv99
Civdiv99 bids everyone farewell and good luck!

Thank you to everyone on the forum who has been a resource the past 11 years of my E53 ownership. This past Sunday I decided to let it go, and go a direction literally no one who knows me saw...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-09-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By civdiv99
As noted itís an integrated unit. The air spring...

As noted itís an integrated unit. The air spring and the shock/strut are separable for replacement (for example I have Arnott bags on my bmw supplied struts). Unless your desired brand specifically...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-09-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,499
Posted By civdiv99
I have tried from XP through Win 10 on multiple...

I have tried from XP through Win 10 on multiple machines. I did spend the most time on the XP machine, and it makes sense it may conflict with the existing NCS Expert and INPA installation. We ran...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-09-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,499
Posted By civdiv99
Oh, I see. I didnít try working with drivers...

Oh, I see. I didnít try working with drivers while plugged into the car. Itís cold out there. Iíll enjoy having a generally working LCM for now, and maybe sort out the details down the road.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-09-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,499
Posted By civdiv99
Whatís the secret? I see the scanner in hardware...

Whatís the secret? I see the scanner in hardware manager with yellow triangle. But it wonít talk to USB port.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-09-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,499
Posted By civdiv99
I think the bigger challenge will be getting BMW...

I think the bigger challenge will be getting BMW Scanner to communicate with a USB port. Thatís where I got stymied.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-08-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,499
Posted By civdiv99
I kinda wanted my DRLs so I probably wonít give...

I kinda wanted my DRLs so I probably wonít give up, but the fact itís all working otherwise as plugged in means I have time to get things sorted out. The X5 is what I donít worry about driving in...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-08-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,499
Posted By civdiv99
I have the tamper dot. I cannot think of any...

I have the tamper dot. I cannot think of any reason that would concern me. Iím interested solely in functionality.

I cannot get Scanner 1.4 to talk to a USB port. Iíve tried in an old XP...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-08-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,499
Posted By civdiv99
Update I ordered an lcm III from a place in...

Update

I ordered an lcm III from a place in Colorado. As soon as I plugged it in, it was clear this replacement was bad (random lights, unresponsive, and incommunicado).

Got a refund and after...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-05-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,499
Posted By civdiv99
Iíd need to buy the PA Soft scanner from...

Iíd need to buy the PA Soft scanner from somewhere. Iíve written to modules with NCS Expert, so Iíll make that my first shot.

Iím really not concerned about a tamper dot. Iíd just like the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-03-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,499
Posted By civdiv99
Thatís what Iíve read also. I ordered a...

Thatís what Iíve read also.

I ordered a module, unknown mileage.
If I end up with a dot, I guess Iíll live with it and use the car as normal. If ever an issue I know a new LCM would take care of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-03-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,499
Posted By civdiv99
When your LCM says "I'm outta here!" (and REALLY means it)

Attached pics are my LCM after it threw a tantrum and melted down. 3:30 am, there was a bang and alarm went off and lots commotion, various lights on, etc. We could smell it and really were hoping...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-06-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By civdiv99
The originals lasted 2002 to 2008. I didn't own...

The originals lasted 2002 to 2008. I didn't own it then, but dealer had to replace them because previous owner traded it in with collapsed front end. The tag has the date on it, so I can see these...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-06-2017, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By civdiv99
Maybe at some point, but that day it was sitting...

Maybe at some point, but that day it was sitting in the driveway, made a "pop" followed by "whoosh" and to add insult to injury the alarm went off because it dropped. My son was outside and watched...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-05-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,012
Posted By civdiv99
Having done this myself on this trans, I suggest...

Having done this myself on this trans, I suggest you closely inspect the axial thrust bearing between the A and B clutches. I understand this bearing failure causes the play that allows loss of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-05-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By civdiv99
Here is pic of replacement bag. I did both...

Here is pic of replacement bag.

I did both fronts.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-05-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By civdiv99
When a front suspension air spring decides it's had enough.....

BMW bag installed by dealer along with new struts about 9 years ago before I bought the car. Struts still have their labels visible with 1/08 mfr date.

Therefore I opted to just do the bags.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-24-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,636
Posted By civdiv99
Well, if ya hear hoof beats, think horses before...

Well, if ya hear hoof beats, think horses before aliens.

If you have a diag code for EDS 5, it doesn't necessarily mean order a pressure solenoid, but it doesn't really mean start with something...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-24-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,847
Posted By civdiv99
Well, I don't think it's that simple. We can't...

Well, I don't think it's that simple. We can't use a tire or balloon analogy here. In something like a tire, lower pressure supporting the same weight requires the tire to spread out. That way...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-24-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,636
Posted By civdiv99
http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-foru...

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/78673-x5-4-4i-trans-rebuild-repair-accomplished-long-post-2.html

Bottom of page 2 of my post shows what you would see laying under the car...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-23-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,847
Posted By civdiv99
If by stay lowered you mean you want to use your...

If by stay lowered you mean you want to use your height switch and have it not rise up at applicable speed, I think you are in for a losing battle.

You can set a lower static ride height, by which...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-23-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By civdiv99
Ditto

Ditto
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-23-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,766
Posted By civdiv99
Oh, and hey Slick, how's it been treating ya? :D

Oh, and hey Slick, how's it been treating ya? :D
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-23-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,766
Posted By civdiv99
I made a piggyback circuit and control my engine...

I made a piggyback circuit and control my engine temp using the electric thermostat. I have been running 93C~94C for a couple of years now.

A quick search will bring up my write up including the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-23-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,636
Posted By civdiv99
It's really easy to drop the pan, test it, and...

It's really easy to drop the pan, test it, and replace if necessary.

For that matter it can be checked externally, but replacement is still a simple deal.
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