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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-23-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By aspenpup
I am going to guess that you have not replaced a...

I am going to guess that you have not replaced a drive axle or bearing to experience this procedure first hand. I looked at your link and yes, that is how it is done. The point you are missing is...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-21-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By aspenpup
Why drive axle nut needs to be so tight

I have a dumb question, why does the drive axle nut need to be so tight? If you did not know any better, a possible response might be that the nut holds the wheel on but that is not true. In fact, it...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,902
Posted By aspenpup
You need to replace the valve under the intake...

You need to replace the valve under the intake manifold. Quite a chore to get to. It is very difficult to even see it since it is under the intake manifold. There are several hoses going to this.
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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By aspenpup
I think if you search further, you will find that...

I think if you search further, you will find that the crankcase valve can cause that problem. In fact, the smoke is the oil that is burning. If you continue to drive, all of your oil will be sucked...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By aspenpup
This is a GM transmission. When my transmission...

This is a GM transmission. When my transmission guy rebuilt the clutches, he also changed the torque converter. It failed on me again yesterday after the car sat all day at work. I got the error,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By aspenpup
So, what is going on? Anybody make sense of this...

So, what is going on? Anybody make sense of this failing only when it is 'cold'? Any guesses?

The problem is that it does not want to shift into 2nd gear. The RPM's will go high and then go into...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-23-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By aspenpup
Socal Transmission rebuild - transmission failsafe

I have a 2005 X5 3.0i with 150k and just got the transmission failsafe message. I read many posts and was hoping this was a battery/alternator error but when I noticed a drip of fluid coming of the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-24-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,624
Posted By aspenpup
What is this hose/?tube 2005 X5 3.0

I am trouble shooting a P0171/P0174 problem and was looking for loose or cracked hoses and I found a small hose/tube that does not connect to anything. See the attached pictures, what is the purpose...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-17-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,832
Posted By aspenpup
Time for a (California) smog test for my 2005 x5...

Time for a (California) smog test for my 2005 x5 3.0i but I needed to get rid of the CHECK ENGINE light. I came up with 2 codes: P0491 & P1419. I reset the codes and only the P1419 returned. I...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-06-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,430
Posted By aspenpup
You should look for a bank to loan you a bunch of...

You should look for a bank to loan you a bunch of money (for the repair). Sorry, I was just talking out loud...:rofl:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-04-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,193
Posted By aspenpup
When it is 'warming up', is the car moving or at...

When it is 'warming up', is the car moving or at idle? If you have a problem at idle, make sure your aux fan is running since the evaporator needs air flow and that is the purpose of the aux fan. My...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-02-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By aspenpup
Check the CV boots. Since this is all wheel,...

Check the CV boots. Since this is all wheel, check all of them. That will cost you a few $$ if you can not do on your own.

Check tire wear on the inside edge of the rear tires, my X5 eats rear...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-02-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,202
Posted By aspenpup
FYI, my fan only last a little over a year. My...

FYI, my fan only last a little over a year. My replacement fan has gone out this past weekend. Realized this went the temp gauge was nearing the red. Fan not spinning when A/C on. Unable to get fan...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-29-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By aspenpup
How's the interior? My '95 seats are torn. I like...

How's the interior? My '95 seats are torn. I like your pictures, nice color.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-13-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,913
Posted By aspenpup
I had the same problem with my '95 525i. It...

I had the same problem with my '95 525i. It turned out to be the fuel pump. It was pumping but not enough pressure for acceleration.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-29-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By aspenpup
Yes, there is a cabin filter that is behind a...

Yes, there is a cabin filter that is behind a panel down by the floor of the passenger side. If you are sitting in the passenger seat, tap your foot to the left and that is the panel that needs to be...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-28-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By aspenpup
Hope you don't have any bolts loose on your...

Hope you don't have any bolts loose on your calipers
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-26-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By aspenpup
Heater core should not cause overheating. If...

Heater core should not cause overheating. If anything, a heater core can be used as a mini radiator in the event you start over heating. The only problem a 'bad' heater core can cause is a leak in...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-25-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By aspenpup
What color are the seats? I'm looking for tan (is...

What color are the seats? I'm looking for tan (is parchment a color?). Are they in good condition? My bottom of my front seats are torn.

How many miles on the car? If low miles, I'm sure there...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-24-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 889
Posted By aspenpup
Where to find quality seat covers? Tan leather '95 525i

Both of my front seats have torn seats (bottom). Anybody know of a quality seat cover that is a close match to the OEM? Of course, I would like it to be cheap but I don't want them to be cheap...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-24-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,932
Posted By aspenpup
That's funny, I thought it was supposed to sound...

That's funny, I thought it was supposed to sound like that!! :dunno:

You make me nervous now, I need to look into my sound issue on my '95 525i.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-23-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,544
Posted By aspenpup
I think there was a recent posting about glove...

I think there was a recent posting about glove box, not sure what that solution was but for the starting problem, need to see if he is getting any fuel. At least, this was the recent problem I had...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-23-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By aspenpup
I've "been there, done that" about the squeaking...

I've "been there, done that" about the squeaking under the hood with the a/c. In my case, the compressor seized so the engine was trying to keep the a/c compressor pulley turning and that is where...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-22-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By aspenpup
Where is the oil housing gasket? Is it by at the...

Where is the oil housing gasket? Is it by at the back of the engine by the transmission? My leak is towards the real. Kind of messy down there, I should have it steam cleaned.

I read somewhere...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-22-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By aspenpup
I passed!! :roundel: I passed!! :banana: ...

I passed!! :roundel: I passed!! :banana:

After doing the following:
1. Seafoam / CRC fuel additive (2 different tanks)
2. Seafoam in oil (sludge in oil)
3. Oil change
4. O2 sensor (only 1 on...
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