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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-13-2007, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By swissx5
fog lights in Europe

Yes, it is true that in Europe you get a ticket when using fog lights and there is no fog.
In some EU countries, they are starting to introduce "day lights". They look like fog light but brighter...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-10-2007, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By swissx5
Thanks for your inputs. Got to mix 2-stroke oil...

Thanks for your inputs. Got to mix 2-stroke oil with the kerosine in your tank.
I only heard about. (DONīT try this at home). Kerosine is dangerous, it can explode
at 38°C.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-10-2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By swissx5
I guess you guys all drive gasoline cars. Can...

I guess you guys all drive gasoline cars. Can you buy diesel X5 s in The States ??
Gone are the days when diesels had the reputation of being slow and smelly. I drive a 3.0D which has a straight...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-10-2007, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By swissx5
Running Diesel vehicle on Kerosine

Any of you guys out there run your diesel vehicle on Kerosine (JET A-1) ??
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-10-2007, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By swissx5
fuel pump

We are talking about german enginering here. These things donīt pack up that easily. I had a 1993, 325td and It wasnīt idling round anymore. Fuel pump packing up. I had the RPM increased so that it...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-08-2007, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By swissx5
Thanks for your info. The rims are called...

Thanks for your info. The rims are called "ALUTEC" and the tires are "Hankook, Icebear W300" 255/60/17" all round, not original BMW X5 rims, although the garage did asure me that they are...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-08-2007, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By swissx5
Wheel bolts too long.

Hi Guys,

I think I***180;ve solved my problem. I used the same wheel bolts for both sets of rims.
On the winter rims, wheel bolts are slightly too long. The result is slight wheel play.

Could...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By swissx5
Anyone have problems with 17" rims ?

I bought my 2002 X5, 3D with original 19" rims with summer tires. Front 255/50/19 and rear 285/45/19. Winter arrived and I decided to buy a complete set of 17" rims and tires.
255/60/17 all round....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,304
Posted By swissx5
French tires are a no no..

Donīt buy french tires, "michelin". They are crap. Very noisy.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By swissx5
Ticking noise

Apparenting ticking noise is normal. I have the same with my 2002 x5, 3D. Garage said itīs an aux. fuel pump with engine is cold.
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