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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By leejim
Yes it was thankyou. But only part 4 the plastic...

Yes it was thankyou. But only part 4 the plastic cap it says showed up goodness knows where the other 3 are? But my cap was not plastic it is metal "s- -t or muck metal. I guess to replace the oil...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-08-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By leejim
Object in oil filter

Hi Grumpy thanks for the reply so promptly. I had read it in a thread before but couldn't find it today. Regards JD.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-08-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By leejim
Metal object in oil filter?

05 X5 4.4 V8. Hi just changing my oil filter and oil as I have done many times and when I dropped down the filter a small ( 1'' x 5/8 approx) little cage type object fell out from on top of filter....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-28-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By leejim
Hi, I would like to see you tow a 23 ft Haines...

Hi, I would like to see you tow a 23 ft Haines Hunter boat (2.5 tones) and also a large caravan with a 3 liter six banger up hills we have in NZ. My 4.4 V8 does all that and touches 230 k when wound...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-26-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By leejim
Hey get a V8 man, wicked grunt, fun to drive and...

Hey get a V8 man, wicked grunt, fun to drive and I get up to 11.8 liters per 100 k. It can blow of most sedans / saloon cars to. Six pack are for the ladies. !!!! :thumbup:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By leejim
HI i am sure the new one I fitted to my X5 4.4 V8...

HI i am sure the new one I fitted to my X5 4.4 V8 was 180 amp. Valeo brand.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-23-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By leejim
Hi I am not sure if you can get one with a higher...

Hi I am not sure if you can get one with a higher amp out put but there is no way you could fit a physically bigger one in the position they are in. My 05 X5 has done 212 000 Ks and I have just...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By leejim
HI I got CREE LED 40 watt kit to do both sides...

HI I got CREE LED 40 watt kit to do both sides very much brighter on E bay for less than $ 60 .
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By leejim
Had enough !!!

Hey Frankrp give mate your not even funny anymore. Ive been a mechanic since 1961 and my 05 X5 4.4 is the best vehicle Ive ever had !! And at 208,000 kilometers it runs like dream.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-09-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By leejim
Sealed Transmission just a joke.

Any good auto trans place can do the oil change and filter for you with good type Synthetic oil. It should be done every 50k especially if you tow like I do. ( 6.8m boat and a caravan) My 05 4.4 V8...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-24-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By leejim
Car wont start ?

Hi have you tried this it maybe a help. Is the dash asking for a code?

Disconnect battery for at least 5 mins.
Reconnect battery.
Turn ignition key to position 1.
A 10 minute...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-11-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By leejim
Hi, I would say Alternator, test output should be...

Hi, I would say Alternator, test output should be 14.4 volts. I had one that sometimes would not charge then start again until it finally gave up. Fitted my own but a bit of a struggle.
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) 08-09-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,582
Posted By leejim
So what?

Must have spent a heap on the whole rig, whats a few bucks for gas gunna worry him ?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By leejim
Cost X 5 ?

At 184,000ks my E53 4.4 auto started to hold on changing into 5 & 6 when cold ok after warm up. Had Auto trans oil and filter changed cost just under $400 NZ has run perfect 16,000k since. Needed...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 56,550
Posted By leejim
Alternator fault !

Hi if it helps anyone here is my story. I had no indication of any trouble coming on. I was driving along 100 k from home and my Radar detector beeps " Low voltage" then warning lights start coming...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,255
Posted By leejim
Auto Trans Fluid change

Hi Wayne, someone told me the X5 Auto Trans is the same Trans they use in the Ford Territory? If this is so your people over there (Aus) should be pretty clue y on them? My 05 4.4 V8 has done 198,000...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-21-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,255
Posted By leejim
Auto Trans Fluid change

Hi, should be changed at 100K and new filter fitted. Use only Synthetic Trans Fluid.Make sure Torque converter flushed to. I think approx 8 liters.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By leejim
Noise when turning and braking?

Hi, it sounds like you may be out of brake pads?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 31,554
Posted By leejim
How many miles on your X5 E53 ?

Hi my 05 4.4 has done 194,000 kilometres and runs like new. The only non service item I have had to replace is the oil pressure switch. Not hard to do myself , cost $25nz. Used 1 litre oil between...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By leejim
Hi I have an 05 X5 4.4 V8 and tow a 6.8m (23ft)...

Hi I have an 05 X5 4.4 V8 and tow a 6.8m (23ft) Haines Hunter power boat. It is over 2 ton and have had no trouble what so ever. Mine has self levelling suspension which works good and the boat...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-14-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 31,554
Posted By leejim
Great car.

Hi , my 2005 4.4 X5 has done 194,000 ks . I have had it for a year now and other than auto filter and oil change and motor oil and brake fluid changes, the only thing I had to do was the engine oil...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,917
Posted By leejim
Timing chain issues.

Hi , yes it is chain driven, to my knowledge all BMW motors are.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By leejim
Buying an X5.

Hi brought my 05 4.4 in May this yr. I have done 10,000 k since with no trouble at all and I drive it hard at times and tow a 6.8 m power boat. It has done 190,000k now and used about 2 litres of oil...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,917
Posted By leejim
Timing chain issues.

Hi ssb776, thanks for your reply. My car is a 2005 X5 V/8 4.4 and has done 190,000 ks . I have only owned it since May 2013. I don't know what major work has been done on it but the BMW service book...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,631
Posted By leejim
Hard starting etc.

Hi probably the cause of your starting problems also I would think ?
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