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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,567
Posted By sktn77a
Take upallnights advice and find out what size...

Take upallnights advice and find out what size hubcentric rings you need to put E39 rims on an E53. BMW wheels are hubcentric which means they center based on a tight fit between the hole in the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By sktn77a
It's the bushings. Unfortunately, nobody...

It's the bushings. Unfortunately, nobody replaces bushings any more ($150-$200) - they replace the entire control (thrust) arms ($500-$800).

Who charged you $2600 for replacement control arms???
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By sktn77a
$425 is VERY reasonable - a dealer will hit you...

$425 is VERY reasonable - a dealer will hit you up for $850 for this!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,185
Posted By sktn77a
The Apple old-to-new adapter is supposed to work...

The Apple old-to-new adapter is supposed to work but it's a bit expensive. Mixed feedback on the cheaper e-bay ones; some charge, some don't; some transfer audio, some don't; some transfer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By sktn77a
Most likely they installed a windshield without...

Most likely they installed a windshield without the sensor lense pre-installed. As explained above, if you try to stick the old lense back on, it leaves bubbles and imperfections in the adhesive...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,476
Posted By sktn77a
Sounds like a good deal. A couple of things to...

Sounds like a good deal. A couple of things to consider:

If the front suspension hasn't had repairs, it's way overdue (thrust arm, control arm and swaybar bushings).

If the CCV hasn't been...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,939
Posted By sktn77a
I see no reason why your insurance company would...

I see no reason why your insurance company would not pay for the repair/replacement? Maybe they are just trying it on. Certainly advise BMW of the fire. They should be very interested in a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,575
Posted By sktn77a
Bear in mind that the system probably will not...

Bear in mind that the system probably will not work unless you get a windshield with the sensor lense premounted. I don't know anyone who has used a regular windshield and used the lense tape/glue...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,928
Posted By sktn77a
The dice units have a connector that goes in the...

The dice units have a connector that goes in the back of the radio (as an alternative to their trunk connectors) for easier glove box installation. Alternatively, have you considered just getting a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,534
Posted By sktn77a
I could be mistaken but I thought the knob was...

I could be mistaken but I thought the knob was made of wood with a plastic insert for the shift lever and a small piece of leather trim for comfort. You can get an all leather-covered knob but they...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By sktn77a
Looks liked they are going to fix everything...

Looks liked they are going to fix everything except the Nav monitor display. She told me that it has the old cassette player in there, not a CD player - I thought BMW ditched cassettes for the 2002...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-27-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By sktn77a
OK, well, I found out today that the only things...

OK, well, I found out today that the only things questionable about the car are the following:

1. White lines on the nav display LCD - I understand this will get worse and require replacement of...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By sktn77a
Thanks for the reply. Yes I did check on...

Thanks for the reply. Yes I did check on Xoutpost and the E53 seems like a pretty reliable and well designed car. This one doesn't have air suspension or the panoramic sunroof, which appear to be a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,099
Posted By sktn77a
I 'm not familiar with the HK system on the X5...

I 'm not familiar with the HK system on the X5 but most BMWs have crossovers in the amps, customized to the OEM speakers, which makes it pretty much impossible to swap out just the speakers and still...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,191
Posted By sktn77a
Braking shudder is most likely warped brake...

Braking shudder is most likely warped brake rotors. Clicking could be almost anything, sorry, can't help with that.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By sktn77a
2006 X5 - What to look for?

Morning all, I'm here visiting from the E39 board. Daughter number 1 (currently driving my beloved 2001 530i 5 sp) is looking at a 2006 X5 3.0 with 69,000 miles. I've done a search but didn't...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,744
Posted By sktn77a
White smoke is diagnostic of a failing/plugged...

White smoke is diagnostic of a failing/plugged CCV. You say you had the "PCV" replaced (which on a BMW is usually the CCV) but there are associated parts that can go bad. In the US, dealers usually...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,659
Posted By sktn77a
Maybe the thermostat you replaced was bad but...

Maybe the thermostat you replaced was bad but you're not seeing a code?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-21-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,259
Posted By sktn77a
Dent Wizard (paintless dent removal) - ~$100.

Dent Wizard (paintless dent removal) - ~$100.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By sktn77a
I've heard mixed opinions on this. If the sensor...

I've heard mixed opinions on this. If the sensor was on the windshield when you got it, it may just need calibrating. Call the dealership or an indie and see what they say.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,363
Posted By sktn77a
American auto transmissions are the best in the...

American auto transmissions are the best in the world. Ask, Rolls-Royce, Land Rover, etc. And they're MUCH cheaper to repair than, say, a ZF!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By sktn77a
Take a look on e-bay - you might be able to get...

Take a look on e-bay - you might be able to get the original MID repaired:
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,297
Posted By sktn77a
More like $800 (ask me how I know :cry: )

More like $800 (ask me how I know :cry: )
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By sktn77a
I believe the DSP cars have the subwoofer under...

I believe the DSP cars have the subwoofer under the rear deck. If your car has the sub box, then it has DSP. The guy who sold you the car replaced the MID with failing pixels with one from a car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,095
Posted By sktn77a
No, there's nothing on the subs, not even the OEM...

No, there's nothing on the subs, not even the OEM manufacturers name. The 50 watts is just an educated guess.
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