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Phr3d 08-26-2012 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Ldiggs910 (Post 893244)
Thanks Ricky B! I was wondering if any of u have the persistent trouble of replacing the handbrake mechanism? I've replaced mine twice already & I'm in need of another one now. What happens is the gear teeth strip rite at the place of engagement. So when I put the brake on either the truck will still roll when parked even on a slight incline or I have to use monster strength to pull the handbrake up far enough to make it lock. Has this happened to anyone else here? I'd imagine those who have slushboxes rarely experience this because who really uses the e-brake on an automatic car?

We felt the same way and had ours adjusted twice before we gave up.. though we never broke it, word is that 4 clicks is all there is, more clicks is -bad-. Only thing I've heard is to adjust or replace the parts at the wheel, which seems to solve the problem. We did not and simply don't park on our driveway any more, as four clicks -might- keep him in place, but... lol.

edit, ours is Non-sport, if that makes a diff (17" & smaller brakes)

motordavid 08-26-2012 07:14 PM

Fwiw, I have never had the p brake 'adjusted' in 84k miles...holds like a bear trap, though I admit I use it infrequently.
GL, mD

WkboardATX 08-29-2012 05:55 PM

Hey Guys!
Wanted to introduce myself as the newest 5 Speed 3.0 member!
I picked up a 2001 Silver 3.0 with 5 Speed manual about 2 weeks ago. It is a base model with the manual ac controls.
I wasn't even planning on buying an X5 when I came across this one helping a friend find a car and realized it was a manual, and knew I had to have it as a BMW enthusiast.

I'm already having a few problems with it so I'd appreciate any help on this thread I started earlier today...

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...tml#post894109

Ricky Bobby 08-30-2012 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Phr3d (Post 893469)
We felt the same way and had ours adjusted twice before we gave up.. though we never broke it, word is that 4 clicks is all there is, more clicks is -bad-. Only thing I've heard is to adjust or replace the parts at the wheel, which seems to solve the problem. We did not and simply don't park on our driveway any more, as four clicks -might- keep him in place, but... lol.

edit, ours is Non-sport, if that makes a diff (17" & smaller brakes)

Mine takes about double the amount of clicks (8 or 9), I've read you need to adjust the star adjuster at the wheel to tighten it up though, I just havent gotten around to it.

Next time I take the wheels off I'll give the adjustment a whirl, I have to pull up a LOT to hold, which i've never done with other cars. I'm sure its loose and if not I can replace the hardware or shoes, which is around 100 bucks in parts if you include new parking brake shoes.

jparrette 10-02-2012 10:29 PM

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Hi Ricky -

Here you go...I brought it home today in the rain. Found it last week on Craigslist. 2002 5-speed, Topaz Blue/Sand Leather with 60,000 miles. Not many options besides the sunroof, but it's in absolutely beautiful condition in and out, and drives like new!

We're not terribly far apart. I'm in Cornwall, NY.

Shake and Bake - that just happened!

John Parrette
2002 X5 3.0 5-Speed, Topaz Blue
1998 M Roadster, Imola Red

Ricky Bobby 10-03-2012 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by jparrette (Post 900289)
Hi Ricky -

Here you go...I brought it home today in the rain. Found it last week on Craigslist. 2002 5-speed, Topaz Blue/Sand Leather with 60,000 miles. Not many options besides the sunroof, but it's in absolutely beautiful condition in and out, and drives like new!

We're not terribly far apart. I'm in Cornwall, NY.

Shake and Bake - that just happened!

John Parrette
2002 X5 3.0 5-Speed, Topaz Blue
1998 M Roadster, Imola Red

Added to the list John, thanks for posting and thanks for joining Xoutpost, its really a great forum, I'm glad more people are finding and posting in this thread. It's really amazing when most people see my X for the first time and then I show them the stick in the middle of the console, they freak out because they never knew it came with one. I'm sure you'll know the feeling too.

Your X looks in great shape for ten years old, great job on finding low miles as well, I hope you got a nice deal on her! Post some pics of the interior if you can! Some people knock Craigslist, but personally, I've had great luck with it. Sold my old style 69 wheels to a guy who picked up at my house and paid cash, I bought my first motorcycle off Craigslist, and bought my 52" Scag commercial mower off Craigslist for use at my home.

I'm hoping to finish my fall detail this coming weekend, then I can take some proper pics to post in this thread too (I'm probably the worst culprit as I started the thread and have yet to post a pic, but I have been doing a lot of preventative maintenance since I bought my X)

davintosh 10-03-2012 02:04 PM

How cool; a registry for three-pedal X5's! I've already done the intro thing (here) but I might as well add mine to the list also. It's a 2001 3.0/5-speed with the sport package.

Since bringing it home a couple weeks ago I've narrowed down a few issues with the rear end; subframe bushings are toast (will be replaced soon) and the rear wheels have out-of-spec camber & toe, so I'll be replacing the wear items back there and have it aligned. One thing that I'm still researching is the shifter; when in neutral, instead of finding "home" between 3rd & 4th it tends to swing over toward 5th. Not a huge issue but it sometimes results in inadvertent 2nd to 5th shifts. I'm thinking maybe some of the bushings in the shifter are worn, but...

More photos (stolen from the CL ad) are here.

I didn't read this whole thread, but was surprised to see that there were 6-speed X5s; were they six- or eight-cylinder cars?

motordavid 10-03-2012 03:12 PM

davintosh,
Nice '01 and identical to mine, though I have gone to 19" 132 wheels...
Yes, there were the highly sought 6 speeds for a couple years: same ratios as our 5 spds, but with a slightly overdriven 6th gear ratio.

All of us 5 spd'ers are envious...
Only with 3.0, just like the rest of us.
GL, mD

motordavid 10-03-2012 03:15 PM

jparrette, nice color on your '02!
Those style 57s in 17 inch, make for wonderful winter kicks, with dedicated snows too.
Lived in Warwick for 15+ years, so I know Cornwall/Hudson area gets some snow, if you feel like putting snow tires on; it is
Mtn Goat-like with that set-up, imo.
GL, mD

Critical Drew 10-04-2012 02:04 PM

I just picked up a 2001 5-speed X5 3.0
 
I haven't been around on the forum much since I sold my 03' 4.4i, but I couldn't resist this 5-speed.
Has anyone done short-shift or linkage improvement yet?
D
BTW I'm in Washington


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