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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-28-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
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: 610
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: 308
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: 308
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: 882
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: 401
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: 497
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: 553
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: 875
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: 1,501
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: 856
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: 54,834
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: 1,216
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: 1,216
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: 635
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: 31,091
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: 436
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: 31,091
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: 1,842
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: 1,024
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: 1,842
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: 1,586
Posted By leejim
Hard starting etc.

Hi probably the cause of your starting problems also I would think ?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-26-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,173
Posted By leejim
Window regulator failures.

Hi for what its worth, I have never had a regulator or motor failure on my X5 2005 or any of the Rental cars I service. I spray all the window channels with silicone spray with windows down and then...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-19-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,842
Posted By leejim
Timing chain issues.

Hi Mr Aquila, very interested in your info ree the plastic guide thingo's for the timing chain and it crumbling etc. Do you have any idea at what approx mileage this can happen?

...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-25-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By leejim
Auto oil changes ?

Hi I have a 184,000 kilometer X5 I have just brought. The auto appears to work ok to me but as I dont know if the oil has been changed I would love to do it? I am a mechanic at a Rental car...
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