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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By ruby6689
ECU DME problem?

My X5 has been sitting in the repair shop for several weeks now and I have been told today that he is unable to fix it and I will have to have it transported to the nearest BMW dealer another 120...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By ruby6689
Fuel/Starting problems

Having problems with an E53 3.0d 2003 model.
have checked and replaced the following
25 amp fuse under dash
relay behind fuse box under dash.
removed cleaned and tested transfer pump on rhs,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 320
Posted By ruby6689
Thank you Karen and thrillcat, very helpful...

Thank you Karen and thrillcat, very helpful information. The fuel pumps are very expensive and hard to get for a diesel so hopefully it will be something simple. We haven't had rain for months and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 320
Posted By ruby6689
Thank you Karen, we bought a disk off ebay and it...

Thank you Karen, we bought a disk off ebay and it corrupted our computer...lol

Do you happen to know the sellers name, we really need one. Please thank your husband for looking the part up for us.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 320
Posted By ruby6689
Thank you, I'm not sure but there could be two...

Thank you, I'm not sure but there could be two pumps one in tank the other under tank (I think)

Vin no. LN37761

Can I ask where you got the software? There doesn't seem to be a hardcopy...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 320
Posted By ruby6689
Thank you for your replies. It's a 2003 diesel...

Thank you for your replies. It's a 2003 diesel 3.0D
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 320
Posted By ruby6689
Silly question

Hi can anyone please tell me where I can find if the engine I have is the same as these specs? I am trying to get a fuel pump and it is very confusing. I have looked under the bonnet & in the glove...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By ruby6689
Spent the day getting to know my BMW. :confused: ...

Spent the day getting to know my BMW. :confused:

Found the relay behind the fuse box, boy wasn't that a pain to get to and it doesn't seem to be the problem. We swapped it for one that was the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-08-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By ruby6689
2003 deisel won't start - help please

My husband changed the oil in my X5 yesterday and started the car no worries after this was done however this morning we go to start it and it just won't go.

The fuel was getting low, said 87klms...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-13-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By ruby6689
I had the same problem and was lucky enough to...

I had the same problem and was lucky enough to find a seller on Ebay Australia who replaced my key. I was very wary about spending the $180 but it worked perfectly. I just took a look on Ebay and the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-10-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By ruby6689
Another Window problem

Well it's been a few weeks since I have had any problems but just to keep me on my toes the passenger window decided it didn't want to play ball yesterday. Went down but wouldn't come up. My husband...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By ruby6689
A couple of weeks ago my husband and I took the...

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I took the rear seat out to look at what needed doing to fix the fuel sender. Andy noticed a problem with something not making contact (very technical I know, I...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By ruby6689
An easy fix

After several months of ownership we are learning more and more about our E53.

The other day the 'check coolant' warning came on...OH no not again, we have already replaced the expansion tank and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By ruby6689
I'm glad I bought my replacement key off Ebay and...

I'm glad I bought my replacement key off Ebay and didn't try to 'simply replace the battery' as the previous owner told me to do. I would have damaged it for sure, at least it is still a good manual...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-01-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By ruby6689
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOU REPLIES. The...

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOU REPLIES.

The question arose after visiting one of our major tyre suppliers (in Australia) who pointed out the difference of a 'run flat' rim to a standard rim. He said...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-31-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By ruby6689
Tyres?

Hi we own a E53 X5 and we are about to change our rims and tyres.

We purchased a set of Star-spoke 210 rims from an E70 owner without tyres. I know that we need the reduction hub rings (not sure...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-02-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,033
Posted By ruby6689
Good to hear all is OK. I have never owner a...

Good to hear all is OK. I have never owner a diesel car until this one and I also worry about doing the same thing. Mine has a diesel sticker on the filler cap which helps reminds me.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By ruby6689
[B]Thank you, I have looked at the ones for sale...

[B]Thank you, I have looked at the ones for sale on Ebay Australia which includes O/S listings and even asked the question of a couple of sellers. We run windows 8 and they say they are for Windows 7...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By ruby6689
We have lap tops and ipads but it's the...

We have lap tops and ipads but it's the wifi/service that is a problem, we live in the country and it is crap most the time. A small price to pay to live in paradise.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By ruby6689
I like a hard copy manual too, it's funny looking...

I like a hard copy manual too, it's funny looking at them and finding all the pages with oil/grease marks on them. They tell a story of what you have done over the years. Our kombi ones are almost...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By ruby6689
I just had a online chat with them and as the...

I just had a online chat with them and as the diesel motor was not an American option the manual does not include it....bugger looks like a DVD. Thank you for your help
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By ruby6689
Thank you, that's all I could find as well. :( I...

Thank you, that's all I could find as well. :( I would prefer a book but maybe a DVD is all I can get.

Has anyone bought a DVD that they could recommend?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-18-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By ruby6689
Bently Repair Manual

Can anyone tell me if the Bentley Repair Manual includes the 2003 3.0D?

All the ones I see advertised seem to only cover the petrol engines.

If not can anyone recommend a repair manual that...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By ruby6689
goggle YouTube, there may be a video that helps.

goggle YouTube, there may be a video that helps.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By ruby6689
We must have been the lucky ones here in...

We must have been the lucky ones here in Australia :)

I have recently purchased an auto diesel, my mechanic told me it would last forever, I hope he's right.

I can't help you with your question...
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