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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-03-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By Porando
Actually conductive wrap is protecting from...

Actually conductive wrap is protecting from electrostatic discharge and plastic may be the killer..
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Porando
Newer model is E70. ...

Newer model is E70.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_X5_(E70)
Search forum and web for differences as there is quite a lot of them..
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Porando
Not all is visible - not sure if this is camera...

Not all is visible - not sure if this is camera angle or you loosing dashboard pixels...
However it is Self leveling suspension error. You have self leveling suspension - system which keeps all...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-30-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 861
Posted By Porando
You mean fill your trunk 30-50% for 100% of the...

You mean fill your trunk 30-50% for 100% of the time only to cover much much lower probability that tire will be punctured in the area where there is no towing and wont be repairable? If that is...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By Porando
in US? getbmwparts.com or search anywhere...

in US? getbmwparts.com or search anywhere by PN

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=FA13-USA-06-2003-E53-BMW-X5_30i&diagId=51_3820

#24
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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-24-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 833
Posted By Porando
But don't we keep our licence plates open and...

But don't we keep our licence plates open and visible on the road and not worry about anybody using it and compromising our privacy?
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-24-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By Porando
Statistically now she wont have flat tire for...

Statistically now she wont have flat tire for several years :)

I know you have saved the full size tire to be used as spare - do you really want to take most of your trunk space? I would buy...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-24-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 796
Posted By Porando
And 10 extra horses (on the side) :)

And 10 extra horses (on the side) :)
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Porando
Service transmission (replace fluid and filter)...

Service transmission (replace fluid and filter) and they will also reset all adaptation settings - I took care of similar behavior in my X5
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-23-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By Porando
Screw cap for coolant expansion tank

I am seeing a slow coolant loss in my 2011 335i - about every 6 month level goes bellow MIN.
Few month ago, dealer "looked" at this and concluded that pressure test did not show any issues...added...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-22-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 935
Posted By Porando
and we buy $50k cars (ok used for half of that)...

and we buy $50k cars (ok used for half of that) than do all of this to save less than $10 on a right tool?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-22-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,260
Posted By Porando
300

Here is your simple calculation:

Dealer charges you ~400 for parts (2x rotors, pad set and sensor) plus 2h or labor (yeah they start their clock at the time they come out to greet you and stop...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-18-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Porando
Take your time and read forum - plenty of bad...

Take your time and read forum - plenty of bad news and areas to look.
And as always - it all depends how vehicle was maintained.
Assuming that there is no obvious and visible issues If not much...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Porando
What you men "no luck" - they mis-diagnosed and...

What you men "no luck" - they mis-diagnosed and replaced wrong components but oli still leaks or they fixed two leaks but there is more?

I never ever take car for "diagnostics" - I go to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-15-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 935
Posted By Porando
I had troubles using strap wrench (with rubber...

I had troubles using strap wrench (with rubber strap) - it was slipping. One of the reason was that dealer tighten the cap too much - about an inch past the green dot.. Since I was ready to change...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-12-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Porando
Is Jug XE S going to kick BMW's 3-series butt?

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/sedans/1508_bmw_335i_m_sport_vs_jaguar_xe_s_comparison/
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By Porando
has similar issue on my '04. Mechanic was able to...

has similar issue on my '04. Mechanic was able to trigger compressor from his computer and verified that compressor was bad. Replaced compressor with aftermarket and AC works like a champ
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Porando
if oil is pouring- you should be able to check...

if oil is pouring- you should be able to check where it is coming from?
I gas leak from the engine front - timing chain cover gaskets
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By Porando
Use what you have now Solids are thinner and...

Use what you have now Solids are thinner and calipers are designed to one or another
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-09-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,464
Posted By Porando
When my car was totaled in CA - Insurance...

When my car was totaled in CA - Insurance adjuster called me with his draft assessment and asked for other areas to consider. I listed new tires/brakes and additional suspension upgrades. He went...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Porando
Would you replace engine oil and leave old...

Would you replace engine oil and leave old filter?
Always change fluid and filter.
I am sorry - I checked - $350 (2 hours) was for AT fluid change labor which also included replacing 2 seals...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By Porando
I have done my first oil change after warranty...

I have done my first oil change after warranty expired. Dealer done it before and it was always showing max for the last 7k miles since they've done it
I drained oil and measured it - it drained...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Porando
I do my AT tranny flush at about 70k miles. Shop...

I do my AT tranny flush at about 70k miles. Shop labor cost ~$600 and I buy components ( Fluid , filter and couple seals - For 335i it is about $260)
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-05-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Porando
On hazard lights - I would check if switch isn't...

On hazard lights - I would check if switch isn't sticking. Lots of people spill coke there.. Remove and clean it
Also ignition switch - -- Spray silicon grease or WD-40 to the ignition switch and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-05-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By Porando
google?

google?
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