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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-01-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,143
Posted By wmgerlach
Thanks for the great thread about your experience...

Thanks for the great thread about your experience of replacing your valve seals. I have been considering doing this myself and found your thread and pictures a great source of information. I also...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-28-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By wmgerlach
Thanks 100ksecret I meant to try to poke fun. ...

Thanks 100ksecret I meant to try to poke fun.
I can agree with engine is or should be fine under a short warm up meaning get the chill off and drive the damn thing, but not like you stole it....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,255
Posted By wmgerlach
Smile Smoke. Bmw

So what does no idle on start up have to do with sitting at a stop light ?dont overfill with oil also helps , but again what does that have to do with sitting at a light? So you say shut engine off...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By wmgerlach
nope, just change your oil when recomended, but I...

nope, just change your oil when recomended, but I cut my oil change interval to half so that means at 10k change oil.I use mine as daily driver on the freeway. And use the recomended oil in your...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,255
Posted By wmgerlach
I also have been reserching this issue, because I...

I also have been reserching this issue, because I have 2005 x5 with the 4.4. with 130000miles and been smokeing for the past 30k. But it also will effect the catalytic convertors if I don't fix this...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-05-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By wmgerlach
don't need to buy bmw only parts there are OE...

don't need to buy bmw only parts there are OE parts from NAPA,and Car Quest to save on your cost and the warrany is better,can be life time. And when the window regulators fail I have used napa and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-05-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By wmgerlach
i would check idler pully and tension pullys and...

i would check idler pully and tension pullys and the water pump its a bmw so anything is posible around 100k
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-06-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,150
Posted By wmgerlach
yup did mine at 110,000 but hoses were ok....

yup did mine at 110,000 but hoses were ok. Waiting on whats going to need fixen next.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-06-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By wmgerlach
No it doesn't go away the screen is dying, Im...

No it doesn't go away the screen is dying, Im told becuase of the heat in texas contributes to this. Mine is doing the same thing. When I can't see it anymore then I may replace it.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-06-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By wmgerlach
Is that the only warning light on? or are there...

Is that the only warning light on? or are there others dsc,abs? I had same issue all warning lights on. found a shop that could read the codes from the OBDII had a transfer case failure code don't...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,953
Posted By wmgerlach
I think you misunderstood I had fords and when I...

I think you misunderstood I had fords and when I crashed my 04,F250 diesel,bear in mind it burned seven gallons of fuel a day commuting to work. Now I drive a 05 X5 because my wife thinks its a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,953
Posted By wmgerlach
If I coiuld do over. I would buy Ford. I...

If I coiuld do over. I would buy Ford. I purchased a 05,4.4 sport, fuel milage running on the highway runs 18.5 doing 80mph daily driver commute 100 miles per day. Purchased used at 68K now 91K. now...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,161
Posted By wmgerlach
Thumbs down 4.4 N62 white smoke out exhaust left side

I bought this with the idea it would be better than a ford but I think not. Purchased at 68K now have 91K its started to smoke white to light gray,to me looks like oil smoke, oil burning in the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-17-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By wmgerlach
Unhappy white exhaust smoke left side

Bought this used at 68K now have 91K 2005 X5 4.4. it seems to be going down hill from here. electric mirrors nolonger want to fold up and stay put, Bimmer says needs replacement I say HAHA. Now left...
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