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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By ioang26
Just an update - yes, it turned out to be as...

Just an update - yes, it turned out to be as "boramkiv" suggested the air springs had cracked over the time and were leaking to the point every night the SUV's height was dropped by 3 inches .
So,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By ioang26
Air springs pictures

OK.I sprayed both air bags with soapy water and they seem not to leak at all.
The rubber of the air spring looks in good shape - no cracks or rips.
Now I don't see any rear height level change in...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By ioang26
Exclamation It's a weird thing happening...

'01 4.4i sport package
The other day when I opened the garage noticed the passenger rear side
lower than the driver side. As soon as I opened the trunk the air compressor
started running and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,346
Posted By ioang26
Final update- today the new BMW shell key arrived...

Final update- today the new BMW shell key arrived ,put all the
electronics in the new shell and now the remote works like new.
The whole problem was that the buttons were worn out and were not...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,346
Posted By ioang26
Well....it's only $5 so what can I loose ? :)

Well....it's only $5 so what can I loose ? :)
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-19-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,346
Posted By ioang26
Ok, here is exactly what I found out is...

Ok, here is exactly what I found out is happening.
I took out the electronic board and pressing each button it works but
when I put the board back in the key case you need squeeze it tight and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,784
Posted By ioang26
I had the same problem after I had my tires...

I had the same problem after I had my tires replaced . Since then the warning message started coming ON and then OFF sometimes when I restart the engine.
Here is the solution - disconnect the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,483
Posted By ioang26
I have a similar problem with my '01 X5 .If it...

I have a similar problem with my '01 X5 .If it has been in a cool place for a while(garage) and I turn the A/C on
it blows really freezing cold air at the very moment, but if left outside in the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,346
Posted By ioang26
An update. I cut the key apart,then measured the...

An update. I cut the key apart,then measured the battery and it was showing 3.2V which means is still good.
But seems like the battery is not making a good contact although is still attached .When i...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-12-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,346
Posted By ioang26
Really?I would definitely try that tomorrow and...

Really?I would definitely try that tomorrow and will see what happens .
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,346
Posted By ioang26
I do have a second key but that one has no...

I do have a second key but that one has no remote- I guess it is a valet key.
I will try the battery replacement first and will keep you posted.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,346
Posted By ioang26
Angry Remote key works intermittently.help!

I have '01 X5 4.4i and the key remote would work
whenever it wants to.
Sometimes would lock and unlock with the first push of the button
sometimes I need to push and hold or push a couple of...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 988
Posted By ioang26
Just an update .Disconnected the battery for...

Just an update .Disconnected the battery for about an hour,then reconnected and so far no "SELF LEVELING SUSPENSION INACTIVE" message.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 988
Posted By ioang26
Exclamation It is a weird thing!

I am fairly new to the forum and have just purchased 2001 X5 4.4i with 87K miles.
and drove it for a few days and suddenly the SELF LEVELING SUSPENSION INACT. showed up on the screen.
I turned the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-20-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,281
Posted By ioang26
Thanks again, sunny5280 for the advice and great...

Thanks again, sunny5280 for the advice and great help !
Yes, I got mine from AMAZON.COM for that price , it was a deal/steal :)
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-19-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,172
Posted By ioang26
Transmission fluid and differential fluid -...

Transmission fluid and differential fluid - aren't they lifetime? That what says in my manual.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-19-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,281
Posted By ioang26
Just an update.Received the new MAF sensor...

Just an update.Received the new MAF sensor yesterday $165 BOSCH OEM.
Hooked it up and the engine runs as it should, smooth and lots,lots of power.
No CEL codes PO171 and PO174, they are all gone...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,281
Posted By ioang26
OK. But in the meanwhile can I drive it with the...

OK. But in the meanwhile can I drive it with the MAF sensor unplugged?
Would it cause any problem in the system or in the engine?
Thanks!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,281
Posted By ioang26
Do you recommend aftermarket MAF sensor (from...

Do you recommend aftermarket MAF sensor (from EBAY) ?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,281
Posted By ioang26
I disconnected the MAF sensor and now the BMW...

I disconnected the MAF sensor and now the BMW runs like new !No hesitation or limiting the acceleration.
What should I do next? Buy a new MAF sensor? Any good deals around?

Thank you sunny5280,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-14-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,281
Posted By ioang26
'01 x5 accelerating problem...please help!

Hello everyone,
I am new to this forum and just bought 2001 X5 4.4i sport package.

Everything is fine with the vehicle except...when I try to floor it
would not go over 3,500 RPMs but if I...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-14-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By ioang26
Smile New member with some new x5 problems

Hello everyone,
I am new to this forum but this is my second BMW .
My first one was 1994 318is and now just got 2001 X5 4.4i sport.
Everything is fine with the vehicle except...when I try to floor...
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