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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-13-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,253
Posted By sam48is
No check engine light. Car drives perfectly...

No check engine light. Car drives perfectly normal after this bit of weirdness which lasts 2-3 seconds (but it only happens once every 6-7 times I turn on the car and put in Drive or Reverse... )
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-13-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,253
Posted By sam48is
the issue with mine is NOT gear engagement, that...

the issue with mine is NOT gear engagement, that part is fine... but it just feels like it's about to stall when in first gear... RPM needle doesn't move though.. just the engine kind of struggles a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-05-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,467
Posted By sam48is
I haven't tried the 4.4 but I can tell you the...

I haven't tried the 4.4 but I can tell you the 4.8is is a lot of fun and feels very solid, and looks a hell of a lot better than standard 4.4's. A few fights and arguments is a small price to pay,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-05-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By sam48is
Not sure if it's the same, but I had a similar...

Not sure if it's the same, but I had a similar problem where the metal wire inside the blind came out (about 3 inches) because of a small rip and made it difficult to close and open (sometimes it...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-05-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,253
Posted By sam48is
Actually in my part of the world the warranty is...

Actually in my part of the world the warranty is only 2 years :dunno: but I hope it's just a software issue not a mechanical issue, which should be much cheaper to fix.

The only problem is that it...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-04-2009, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,253
Posted By sam48is
engine hesitation when idling in 1st gear

hey everyone, recently my X started exhibiting what feels like engine hesitation when going from Park to Drive or Park to Reverse, but before actually accelerating (foot off the pedal), so while the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-24-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 21,680
Posted By sam48is
My dealer told me it's pointless because it will...

My dealer told me it's pointless because it will adapt to your style within a week or two depending on how much you drive. I think it only makes sense if you're having issues.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-12-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,512
Posted By sam48is
if you have nav, go to the main menu then to...

if you have nav, go to the main menu then to "computer", and you can reset them there by going to the respective measurement, click on it with one of the radio knobs (i think the one on the left),...
Forum: Detailing Forum 04-11-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,609
Posted By sam48is
OK I tried t-cut metal polish and it worked...

OK I tried t-cut metal polish and it worked great... screen looks like new. The trick is to apply a little pressure while rubbing the screen, then buffing out with a dry cloth, then windex to remove...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-09-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,551
Posted By sam48is
Tried searching for that thread... where is it?...

Tried searching for that thread... where is it? can you post a link pls.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-27-2009, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,726
Posted By sam48is
Yes this happened to me. The battery light...

Yes this happened to me. The battery light started coming on intermittently (and I posted about it here) and over a period of a few days the light would come on and stay longer before briefly going...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-27-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,822
Posted By sam48is
one of the best looking x5's I've seen recently.....

one of the best looking x5's I've seen recently.. congrats!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-26-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,641
Posted By sam48is
they really look great!! nothing like shiny new...

they really look great!! nothing like shiny new wheels :-)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-25-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,006
Posted By sam48is
Beautiful X... looks mint. And welcome :-)

Beautiful X... looks mint. And welcome :-)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-25-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By sam48is
Well, given that this is a BMW dealer, I'm sure...

Well, given that this is a BMW dealer, I'm sure they'll do the repairs at a BMW shop, so you have nothing to worry about. It's not like the paint isn't going to match or they're going to do a sloppy...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-23-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,619
Posted By sam48is
I have a good guess that would explain the beeps...

I have a good guess that would explain the beeps but not the flashing lights.

Press the "control check" button, the one in front of the instrument cluster to the right and you might get a warning...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-22-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By sam48is
Okay, you're banned from riding in my car.

Okay, you're banned from riding in my car.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-22-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,021
Posted By sam48is
I love everything about the E70 except the fact...

I love everything about the E70 except the fact that it's bigger. I don't want to feel like I'm driving an Escalade.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-22-2009, 04:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By sam48is
People keep banging the door shut ughhh!

The passenger door is so heavy that people always feel the need to bang it shut, resulting in a big *bang* when it closes and the whole car shakes in what feels like car pain... I quiver in my...
Forum: Other BMWs 03-16-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,390
Posted By sam48is
Very cool.. I also have a Z4 and X5... best of...

Very cool.. I also have a Z4 and X5... best of both worlds :-) Congrats!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-01-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By sam48is
4.8is rear camber question

I have slight rear camber and actually I don't like it cuz it makes the X look weird and I don't want uneven tread wear. I'm thinking of asking my dealer to adjust it. But before I do, I want to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-01-2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 36,119
Posted By sam48is
If you guys think some of the fugly cars in this...

If you guys think some of the fugly cars in this thread are painful to see, imagine how the German engineers from BMW would feel. They'd probably commit suicide. "Schiese Hans! I sink i vill...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-01-2009, 01:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By sam48is
I thought it had to do with stricter emission...

I thought it had to do with stricter emission standards in the US which lower horsepower by a bit. Guess you learn something new every day.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-25-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,359
Posted By sam48is
100% agreed. I sincerely hope the car gets...

100% agreed.

I sincerely hope the car gets all fixed up as good as new.

Good luck dude.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-23-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 27,818
Posted By sam48is
Well, it was between 12.8 and 13.1 most of the...

Well, it was between 12.8 and 13.1 most of the time, and when I turned on the xenon headlights, the voltage stayed at the same levels. The service advisor told me that the normal range is between 12...
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