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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Porando
You also have tensioner which could have bad...

You also have tensioner which could have bad bearing or it could be Vibration damper BMW PN 11232247890 though this is usually showing at cold starts.
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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Porando
On issue 2 - asap service transmission - replace...

On issue 2 - asap service transmission - replace fluid, filter and couple seals inside, than reset adaptation. Hopefully this will fix the shifting issue and save you lots of $$$. It fixed mine...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By Porando
I wouldn't drive it like that - sound metallic so...

I wouldn't drive it like that - sound metallic so something is going to break soon..
Can you correlate the frequency of popping with engine speed or car speed or maybe steering angle? This would...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Porando
You could be right but a parallel comes to mind: ...

You could be right but a parallel comes to mind: Once you start feeling chest pain you have about 2 weeks before the heart attack....
But in reality - it all depends how quickly, how much and what...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Porando
There are people who like them - I don't. While...

There are people who like them - I don't. While Michelin Pilots "warn" me way before they loose grip - Yoko's hold unbelievable long and than let it lose w/o warning...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Porando
Who said that clicking noise is an indicator that...

Who said that clicking noise is an indicator that CV joins need replacements.
Typically they fail at around 50k miles and if grease is contaminated Joins will start deterioration. Since you have...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Porando
duplicate

duplicate
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Porando
Who did your brake job? Need to take a look...

Who did your brake job?
Need to take a look - who know maybe pad was installed backwards or something is stuck between pad and rotor ?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-05-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Porando
Well, if you get stranded on the freeway, don't...

Well, if you get stranded on the freeway, don't blame BMW - I has told 'ya.
I wouldn't wait no risk - I would replace pump asap
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Porando
In USA we assume that if something is not here -...

In USA we assume that if something is not here - it doesn't exist :)
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Porando
Also - only in case you have 4.4l engine - keep...

Also - only in case you have 4.4l engine - keep watching the rear of the engine for any coolant leaks and if you see it means a big job replacing coolant pipe in "valley of death. And if you find...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Porando
What engine size? 4.4 or 3.0? Is that the...

What engine size? 4.4 or 3.0?

Is that the only service you know about?
Well than you have to spend some $$ assuming that no other services were done. Find good independent BMW mechanic. Dealer...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Porando
Replace cooling system? That would be too much??...

Replace cooling system? That would be too much??
Flushing AT is not enough.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Porando
If you don't have proper tool - yes, it needs to...

If you don't have proper tool - yes, it needs to go to garage who has tools to identify the source - pocking around and replacing things ar random wont work.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Porando
I would suggest to look for a mechanic who know...

I would suggest to look for a mechanic who know how to fix BMWs..
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Porando
Welcome! And knowing the car details (engine...

Welcome!
And knowing the car details (engine type and size, Transmission, mileage and services done) helps a lot. Knowing your technical and car repair ability also helps to stear ya in the right...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Porando
BMW ,for I don't know how many years - as long as...

BMW ,for I don't know how many years - as long as I remember (I had same issue with my 1985 BMW E28), is making tail light contacts in the light fixture using the same cheap material which is not...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Porando
I understand that when you say "globe" you mean...

I understand that when you say "globe" you mean light bulb?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Porando
have you checked the ABS error codes?

have you checked the ABS error codes?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Porando
To start, please provide: Engine size, mileage,...

To start, please provide:
Engine size, mileage, service records (including fluid changes which BMW considers "lifetime" (front/rear differential, transfer box, AT) which were done and by whom...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-01-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By Porando
Hm... I see that any shop who has even slide idea...

Hm... I see that any shop who has even slide idea about BMW services - always resets CBS counters (as they have computer or knowledge how to do it w/o)

CBS system "predicts" when is the next...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-01-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By Porando
I say, That is one more reason SoCal is better...

I say,
That is one more reason SoCal is better than NoCal - I just installed PSS and everybody (Costco and American's tire) seems to have PSS in stock to fit my sport setup.

Also you tell'n that...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By Porando
They key is not to neglect even little things -...

They key is not to neglect even little things - do not procrastinate but immediately fix what is broken, replace what needs to be replaced and do all maintenance 2x as often as manuf recommends...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-22-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Porando
You will need to keep in mind that you will have...

You will need to keep in mind that you will have to do all mileage related services if they were not done already... which are not cheap but necessary (walnut blasting, cooling system service -...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Porando
If it was me I would .....??? :dunno:

If it was me I would .....??? :dunno:
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