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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-07-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By upallnight
You have a dying fuel pump. Better get it change...

You have a dying fuel pump. Better get it change before it leave you stranded. Unlike the later M54 engines, there's no shraeder valve on the fuel rail to connect a fuel pressure gauge to verify...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-03-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By upallnight
Could be a bad compressor clutch, that is why the...

Could be a bad compressor clutch, that is why the compressor is not engaging, or the air gap between the pulley and the clutch is beyond spec that the magnetic coil can't engage the clutch to the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-03-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By upallnight
Sounds like the AUX electric fan is not coming...

Sounds like the AUX electric fan is not coming on. Do you have the 3.0 engine? If you have the V8 engine the fan clutch may not be engaging the radiator fan.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-03-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By upallnight
You will need to get a set of gauges and find out...

You will need to get a set of gauges and find out what the pressure are for the low side and high side of the system. If the gauge indicates that both side are the same, your compressor is not...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By upallnight
It's a 2 ton SUV, what did you expect in term of...

It's a 2 ton SUV, what did you expect in term of fuel consumption???

Transfer pump inside the tank is not transferring the petrol from the passenger side to the driver side. Either replace the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By upallnight
The small wire with a spade connector is the...

The small wire with a spade connector is the signal wire from the DME to initialize the starter. One of the thick wire is to the battery and the other thick wire is to the starter motor. Once the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By upallnight
Here's a video on connecting a fuel gauge to a...

Here's a video on connecting a fuel gauge to a BMW engine. I would be careful with tightening it down with the a pair of pliers as another noob that I instructed to see this video, overtighten the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-27-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By upallnight
Connect a fuel pressure gauge to the fuel rail...

Connect a fuel pressure gauge to the fuel rail and turn the key on. What is the pressure? Start the engine, what is the pressure? You should have close to 50 PSI (sorry don't know what the metric...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-27-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By upallnight
If all they touch was the transfer case, sounds...

If all they touch was the transfer case, sounds more like a clutch problem, either throw out bearing or pressure plate. Maybe even the clutch disc itself. Who decided to replace the transfer case,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By upallnight
The BMW engineers are not idiots, it just the...

The BMW engineers are not idiots, it just the cheap owners that wants to save a few bucks and buy junk parts for their BMWs. Never buy cheap part for the X. There's a reason why they are cheap. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By upallnight
Genuine brand new Siemens VDO throttle body can...

Genuine brand new Siemens VDO throttle body can be brought on eBay for about $365.00 plus free shipping. Don't know what it will cost for the import tax to canada will be or if the free shipping...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By upallnight
You could be low on refrigerant, which causes the...

You could be low on refrigerant, which causes the low side pressure to become really low, which causes the evaporator to freeze up be3cause the lower the low side pressure is the colder the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By upallnight
The throttle actuator is built into the throttle...

The throttle actuator is built into the throttle body. So when you replace the throttle body everything get replaced. When your mechanic replace the throttle body he will need to resynch it with...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By upallnight
The throttle body is at the end of the rubber...

The throttle body is at the end of the rubber bellow that attaches to the MAF at one end and to the throttle body and Idle Air Control Valve at the other end.

Between the MAF and the rubber boot...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By upallnight
160 Lambda Post Cat Bank 2 (MS41) or Throttle...

160 Lambda Post Cat Bank 2 (MS41) or Throttle Valve Stuck

161 Throttle Valve - Stuck

136 Throttle Valve -Spring Test and Limp-home Position Failed

115 Reference Voltage -Voltage...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By upallnight
You could have a vacuum leak that is why the...

You could have a vacuum leak that is why the engine is lurching (or surging). The vacuum leak could be at the power brake unit that is why you have to press really hard in order to stop.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By upallnight
Service Engine soon means you have a diagnostic...

Service Engine soon means you have a diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) logged into the car computer. Take it Autozone, Pep Boy, O'Reilley or any other auto parts store and get the code read. Most will...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By upallnight
Is the EML light on in the Dash? The throttle is...

Is the EML light on in the Dash? The throttle is a drive by wire setup, that means there is no cable that operates the throttle from the pedal. The actual throttle assembly may be bad or the pedal...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By upallnight
Could be low on refrigerant.

Could be low on refrigerant.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-20-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By upallnight
A loose connection at the fan plug is a problem...

A loose connection at the fan plug is a problem which doesn't require a reset. Thanks for posting the solution so that other owners who have a similar problem will know that there is no such thing...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-20-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By upallnight
Start the engine with the key that doesn't work...

Start the engine with the key that doesn't work and go for a 50 miles drive. Try the key to see if it will work after that 50 miles. If not you may need to buy a new key or send it in to have the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-20-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By upallnight
You're welcome!!!

You're welcome!!!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-19-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By upallnight
Do a search for heat sensor wiring harness...

Do a search for heat sensor wiring harness transmission 5hp24
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-19-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By upallnight
Splines between the drive shaft and transfer case...

Splines between the drive shaft and transfer case are probably worn. You need to buy a drive shaft that been modified to go further into the transfer case to engage the splines.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-19-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,274
Posted By upallnight
Au Contraire If you go back and look at this...

Au Contraire

If you go back and look at this post I mention that you or the other person with a similar problem could be low on refrigerant.
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