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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Today, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,064
Posted By Scott ZHP
YEs; There is a fusebox/relay rack in the...

YEs; There is a fusebox/relay rack in the glovebox AND one in the passenger side rear cubby.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,872
Posted By Scott ZHP
I have the WiFi version and it's been fine. Try...

I have the WiFi version and it's been fine. Try this:

Run the BMW-specific app. Choose the BMW icon. Then choose Connection->Bluetooth and try to pair that way. I think the app needs to...
Forum: Off-Topic Today, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 73
Posted By Scott ZHP
I had one of these region-free players when I...

I had one of these region-free players when I lived in Poland. Worked great. Didn't care about region, spit out PAL or NTSC, ran on 110 or 220v. I think it was about $50. About the size of a CD...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Scott ZHP
Odd that it triggers the dashboard display. I've...

Odd that it triggers the dashboard display. I've never seen a xenon do that (there's no resistance to check, so it would always report a bulb failure).

Have you tried to reseat all of the...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-22-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By Scott ZHP
And the stock has (nearly) quadrupled in the last...

And the stock has (nearly) quadrupled in the last 4 years. :angel:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Scott ZHP
The engine has a rev limiter to cut the fuel...

The engine has a rev limiter to cut the fuel supply if you attempt to exceed redline in any gear; and it has nothing to do with ABS. On the automatics, the steptronic will not permit a downshift...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Scott ZHP
If the battery in the key won't charge via the...

If the battery in the key won't charge via the induction ring antenna around the ignition switch, it's likely the battery in the key(s) needs to be replaced. It's a Panasonic vanadium lithium...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Scott ZHP
Other than fluids/filters, the first thing I'd be...

Other than fluids/filters, the first thing I'd be concerned about is cooling system maintenance.

When was the last waterpump/expansion tank service? Original tensioners/idler? Belts and coolant...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,686
Posted By Scott ZHP
This is likely a $100 million oopsie. Ouch.

This is likely a $100 million oopsie. Ouch.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Scott ZHP
Can you also post some details of which...

Can you also post some details of which year/engine X5 you drive? Thanks!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Scott ZHP
Shhh. Any excuse to buy a new tool works for me....

Shhh. Any excuse to buy a new tool works for me. :bigpimp:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Scott ZHP
Thanks for finding this. Guess who's getting a...

Thanks for finding this. Guess who's getting a new tool. :angel:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Scott ZHP
Will do, I'll probably buy a bunch just in case. ...

Will do, I'll probably buy a bunch just in case. I bookmarked the xoutpost thread a while ago. My X5 is an early 3.0i and it has a slightly different fuel filter. I've heard/read that some of the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Scott ZHP
Must be a mind reader, lol. I have the filter...

Must be a mind reader, lol. I have the filter and the fluids on the bench. Just waiting for the right weekend. I hate those damn quick-release clips.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Scott ZHP
What color is it when it lights up ... red or...

What color is it when it lights up ... red or yellow?

Red indicated low oil pressure.
Yellow indicates low oil level.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Scott ZHP
There are two ballasts, one per side. If you...

There are two ballasts, one per side. If you have already swapped ignitors and bulbs and it didnt fix the issue, your problem is a ballast. They fail; I've had to replace one. A new one is a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 904
Posted By Scott ZHP
I tried using mine... once. Never again.

I tried using mine... once. Never again.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-08-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 904
Posted By Scott ZHP
... and know the difference between IN and FT/lbs...

... and know the difference between IN and FT/lbs and how to convert from one to another. I'd be willing to be the oil pan specs are listed in in/lb and some dolt used ft/lbs.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Scott ZHP
I'd opt for the relay if it were me. Any standard...

I'd opt for the relay if it were me. Any standard SPST Bosch style relay will work fine. They're about $4.
Use the back up light power as your coil trigger, and pickup +12V from the myriad of...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-04-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By Scott ZHP
Hatch rattles are common. You likely need to...

Hatch rattles are common. You likely need to adjust the rubber buffers (black round things) on either side of the hatch channel. You'll need a T30 (I think) Torx bit.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-04-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By Scott ZHP
Rockauto is good, but for brake parts you cannot...

Rockauto is good, but for brake parts you cannot beat AutohausAZ.com

http://www.autohausaz.com/

OEM rotors are made by Zimmerman, OEM pads are made by either Pagid or Jurid. Rotors run about...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 06-19-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By Scott ZHP
I could be interested. I'm in 18062, Lehigh...

I could be interested. I'm in 18062, Lehigh Valley PA.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-19-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By Scott ZHP
I used DAS (enclosed trailer) to ship a Triumph...

I used DAS (enclosed trailer) to ship a Triumph from San Diego to Philadelphia. There was no damage, but I wouldn't use them again. The local "redistribution" for the last 30 miles was a disaster. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-18-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By Scott ZHP
LL04 is not suitable for use in BMW gas engines...

LL04 is not suitable for use in BMW gas engines where ethanol is a fuel component. Stick with an LL01 spec oil.
Forum: Off-Topic 06-17-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By Scott ZHP
I used North American...

I used North American (http://www.northamerican.com/) for a corporate relocation, from the US to Europe. No complaints, they handled everything and nothing was missing/broken. I didn't foot the...
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