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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By LeMansBeast
Same thing happened to me last night. Anyone...

Same thing happened to me last night. Anyone have an update on a fix?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,986
Posted By LeMansBeast
If you try to drive with the pano roof fully open...

If you try to drive with the pano roof fully open you get a lot of wind buffeting and such. Can really only drive with it open to the first detent. This is still a bigger opening than most roofs...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,491
Posted By LeMansBeast
Ya you could go back to Ford, but then you'd be...

Ya you could go back to Ford, but then you'd be stuck driving, well, a Ford.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,011
Posted By LeMansBeast
I get 22 on the interstate, with 18.5 overall...

I get 22 on the interstate, with 18.5 overall average, with the 4.8. I would think your mileage should be better than what you're seeing. I also had the power folding mirror issue. Warranty...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,810
Posted By LeMansBeast
Wow 245k?! Yea I would think any number of...

Wow 245k?! Yea I would think any number of creaks/groans/knocks would be normal. Lots of clearances exceeded in that engine if its never been rebuilt, which will make some noise.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-10-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,011
Posted By LeMansBeast
He's still looking, guy.

He's still looking, guy.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-10-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,965
Posted By LeMansBeast
Make sure you buy new intake manifold seals, and...

Make sure you buy new intake manifold seals, and go ahead and replace the DISA valve, oil filter housing seal and valve cover gasket as well unless you see that its been done already in maintenance...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-10-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,011
Posted By LeMansBeast
I'm averaging 18.3 with my 4.8 and I dont drive...

I'm averaging 18.3 with my 4.8 and I dont drive it like a grocery getter. If I do it doesnt run well, she needs to be exercised. :)

Anyway, to the OP, the 3.0 X5s are the best choice if you want...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By LeMansBeast
I'm new here too, and it is a depressing forum in...

I'm new here too, and it is a depressing forum in some ways! :cry:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By LeMansBeast
Whats happened to it? Do you have high miles?

Whats happened to it? Do you have high miles?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,324
Posted By LeMansBeast
Sorry to hear that!! 2 months after buying it,...

Sorry to hear that!! 2 months after buying it, that does suck. You got the bill for someone else's fun thrashing the vehicle. Not that this would make you feel any better, but that has to be a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,324
Posted By LeMansBeast
I understand the frustration all too well. I...

I understand the frustration all too well. I bought a 2005 4.8is less than a month ago. It had 55k miles on it then, and I've put about 500 on it. Its already been in the shop for 10 days and is...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-18-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,031
Posted By LeMansBeast
I tend to run mine on high all the time when...

I tend to run mine on high all the time when driving home from the office. It really relaxes my back. Maybe she'll burn down? :)

So do you need to replace your seat then?? Seriously, what a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,777
Posted By LeMansBeast
Try the last few digits of your VIN. I dont...

Try the last few digits of your VIN. I dont recall how many digits, but start with 4. I'd go look at my documents but she's in the BMW center for a few days.
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