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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,736
Posted By summerblues
good idea, I dont think you can blow the engine,...

good idea, I dont think you can blow the engine, you may get all kinds of false warnings though, fail safe etc..
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By summerblues
well,

hummmm
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,433
Posted By summerblues
oil separator ????

oil separator ????
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By summerblues
maybe its all in my head

maybe its all in my head
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,534
Posted By summerblues
I dont know about the x3 you need to test a few...

I dont know about the x3 you need to test a few out,
X5 is not necessarily trouble, just expensive to maintain,
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,534
Posted By summerblues
not sure which one it was,

not sure which one it was,
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,534
Posted By summerblues
yes, didnt like it too small, not very powerful

yes, didnt like it too small, not very powerful
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,534
Posted By summerblues
x5's have problems at 60 K most of them, its also...

x5's have problems at 60 K most of them, its also engineered to fail, yes saw it with my own eyes, dont know about x3
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,534
Posted By summerblues
aLSO -- - Are there any common problems...

aLSO --


- Are there any common problems the X5s seem to have (window regulators, water pump, etc.??
ALL OF THOSE AND MUCH MORE.....



What is typically considered low/avg./high mileage for...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,534
Posted By summerblues
would like to but it would be too lengthy, what...

would like to but it would be too lengthy,
what ever you do dont buy one with a self leveling system, they are almost always broken and expensive to fix,
make sure the axle boots are not cracked...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By summerblues
Changed Front Brakes Now Squeaking Noise in Reverse

X5 2003 changed front pads and rotors with good qiality OEM, put brake quiet in proper areas
brakes work great but when I back up they make a scratching almost weird sound. No marks on the rotors...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,534
Posted By summerblues
Warning ! stay away from these cars unless you...

Warning ! stay away from these cars unless you like to spend a lot of money on repairs, you have been warned
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,622
Posted By summerblues
203 X5 Transfer Case Making Squuking/Scratching Noise

x5 3.0 82,000 driven easy

It actually sounds exactly like the brake pads are touching metal,
but the sound is coming as far as I can tell, because I have put my head down there while a friend...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,736
Posted By summerblues
and by the way dont worry about extending any...

and by the way dont worry about extending any rubber hose just to make it fit

remember its just a stupid set up

whatever you do it has to be better then their over engineered solution
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,736
Posted By summerblues
there is a very good write up for your car oil...

there is a very good write up for your car oil separator also called CCV
with pictures and diagram you have to use the right keywords to look it up

you will need it


I did not do the re route...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,736
Posted By summerblues
I had a look at the diagram its not at all the...

I had a look at the diagram its not at all the same as mine, and you can be sure BMW did this on purpose to mess up your brain, again there is a good guide out there somewhere that ive seen try to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,736
Posted By summerblues
sorry about that , the V8 has a difereerent sent...

sorry about that , the V8 has a difereerent sent up with its own set of problems,
there is a very good write up on the net somewhere Ive seen before for the v8
look for it.

the main problem...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,736
Posted By summerblues
OK, I did mine on an x3.0 2003 x5 easy to...

OK, I did mine on an x3.0 2003 x5

easy to take apart everything,

dont save any old hoses just cut them.


First read all forums on topic:

to re install properly : this is in addition to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,736
Posted By summerblues
Any nearby place, it would not look great but it...

Any nearby place, it would not look great but it will save your sanity !
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,736
Posted By summerblues
By the way the symptoms were lean code readings...

By the way the symptoms were lean code readings with misfires etc, high vacuum in valve cover are check by taking oil cap off (new valve cover gasket made this much worse)sometimes tons of smok...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,736
Posted By summerblues
Thumbs up The Dreaded Oil Separator CCV DIY Ingenious Idea

OK So I did The Dreaded Oil Separator DIY Yesterday with help from this and other blogs. No one actual had instructions for the E53 , they showed M54 engine ok but maybe not exact procedure as E53...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By summerblues
No because I'm afraid it may be a misleading...

No because I'm afraid it may be a misleading code, not really the throttle valve, since its infrequent, I will wait it out and if I dont find a solution I will replace it.

I dont want to stall in...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By summerblues
the codes I get once in a while are: ...

the codes I get once in a while are:

throttle valve partially stuck
throttle valve permanently stuck

Ive tried starter fluid to check for air leaks but no difference in idle,, I will try...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By summerblues
Its a 2003 x5 3.0 with 73,000 miles, like i said...

Its a 2003 x5 3.0 with 73,000 miles, like i said I put my hand on the air intake(to block all incoming air) before the air filter and no change idle, maybe its the connecting piece after that, but...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-24-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By summerblues
too late I just cut the top off

too late I just cut the top off
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